Top Ten Acts to See at SXSW 2015

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. We’re not talking about Christmas, but SXSW! We’re back! We got in this morning and the experience has already been quite magical. Of course I have my 20 page “schedule” of bands I want to see, but even that can be quite overwhelming. To help with your show picks, here are our top selections this year.

1. Dear Boy

LMN band love Dear Boy is back in Austin. This band doesn’t get out of So-Cal that often, so it’s imperative to catch them here at SXSW.

Where to see them:
2pm Wednesday at Buzzbands Showcase (Bar 96)
9:30 Thursday at Red 7 Patio


2. Brandi Carlile

Just listen to this song. She’s only playing one show. It’s a can’t miss.

Where to see her:
11pm Wednesday at Central Presbyterian Church


3. Fatherson

I pressed play on an unfamiliar song entitled “James” and immediately fell in love with this Scottish band.

Where to see them:
3:50 Wednesday at The British Embassy (Latitude 30)
8:30 Sunday at The Conscious Immaturity Charity Showcase (Stubb’s)


4.Mallory Knox

One of the best aspects of SXSW is that is brings international bands that you may not otherwise get to know in a live setting. Mallory Knox sits at the top of the list of bands I’d like to get acquainted with.

Where to see them:
4:40 Wednesday at The British Embassy (Latitude 30)
10pm Saturday at Red 7 Patio


5. James Bay

I have been in love with the music of James Bay for a while now. I anticipate big things so I’d like to catch him in an intimate setting before it’s too late.

Where to see him:
1pm Thursday at The Spotify House (901 E 6th St)
11:45pm Friday at St. David’s Church


Also on the must see list:

6. Irontom

7. Highly Suspect

8. Jared & The Mill

9. Walking On Cars

10. Taymir


~ Kristen