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Santigold, Best Coast, Big K.R.I.T. Set for SPIN’s Austin Throwdown

Santigold, Bethany Cosentino, Big K.R.I.T. (Photo of Big K.R.I.T. by Isaac Solomon)

SPIN is proud to announce the complete lineup of our 2012 party in Austin, set for Friday, March 16. Once again at the city’s fingerlickingest venue, Stubb’s BBQ, this year’s bill features a who’s who of SPIN faves, led by dub-poptronica superstar Santigold, who conveniently dropped a new video today. There’s plenty of faces you may recognize from their artfully shot features in the hot-off-the-presses new SPIN magazine redesign, including anthemgaze wild boys Big Pink, luxurious 17-person disco revisionists Escort and Johannesburg dance smash-up Spoek Mathambo. Not to mention the entire cast from our December look at hip-hop’s new underground: Big K.R.I.T., G-Side, Main Attrakionz and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire! Rounding out the bill is the mighty sunshine-soaker Best Coast and pixel pals Chairlift. It’s like the pages of SPIN came to life and gave you a BBQ kiss!

It all goes down Friday afternoon, March 16, from noon until 6 p.m. with a lot of help from our sponsors Sonos, Miller Genuine Draft, Red Diamond Wines, and SESAC. And guess what: Some of you can win the chance to attend this affair! Follow @spinsxsw for details, and stay tuned for our fest preview and free mixtape, coming up next week!

SPIN’s 2012 party lineup:
OUTDOORS Santigold
Best Coast
The Big Pink
Spoek Mathambo

Big K.R.I.T.
Main Attrakionz
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire
Dionvox (Pop Chips contest victors!)