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Team FUV's coverage of SXSW 2016

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Kevin Morby: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. Kevin Morby, ex of Woods and the Babies, releases his second solo album, Singing Saw, on April 15.

Margaret Glaspy: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. Native Californian Margaret Glaspy cites catholic influences like Rage Against the Machine and Bill Withers, but her music strays to sinewy folk rock with attitude.

Seratones: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. The bruising, bluesy rock and roll of Shreveport, Louisiana's Seratones is thrilling, a roux of soulful dynamics.

PWR BTTM: SXSW 2016

This week at SXSW, FUV caught up with several young artists and bands, all on the verge of bigger things, at Austin's Hotel Saint Cecilia. Former Bard College classmates Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce are PWR BTTM, a ferociously theatrical and funny garage punk pair who deftly weave elements of queer and gender identity on their debut album, Ugly Cherries.

SXSW 2015 Recap: Russ Borris

Another SXSW is in the books and I have to say, it was the best one in a few years. This past week in Austin wasn't met with the same barrage of corporate sponsorships and big name pop acts that seemed to overtake the last couple of conferences. It was a return to what many love most about SXSW and that's seeing lots and lots of great live music.

Ibeyi: SXSW 2015

Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz, 20-year-old twins with Cuba in their blood and percussive soul in their hearts, have sprung from their home in Paris to take over the world. Where has Ibeyi been hiding all of this time?

The quirky, rhythmic Naomi blends traditional drumbeats and layers of sampled cadence to build a steely spine for their sound (the twins' father was Anga Díaz of Buena Vista Social Club fame). She's the one making the crowd sway in waves from her perch on a cajón percussion box.

Heartless Bastards: SXSW 2015

Heartless Bastards are fresh off a tour with Bob Seger and back home in Austin, TX, just in time for a world of crazy to show up for SXSW 2015. They're contributing some of their own crazy by playing at Willie Nelson's big annual bash outside of town, and for contrast also doing a kids show during the fest, renamed 'The Heartless Bathtubs' for the occasion.

This should be a big year for singer/guitarist/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom and the band—for one thing, they're celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the release of their debut album, Stairs and Elevators. And according to Twitter in late January, the recording sessions they started in August have resulted in a new finished album.

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