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SXSW 2017

SXSW 2017 Recap

The SXSW Music Festival descends upon Austin, Texas every March with hundreds of bands from all over the world playing show after show in venue after venue. It was an incredibly busy week, but I'm thrilled to have been in Austin and can't wait to share even more of the new music we discovered.

FUV at SXSW 2017

FUV was back at SXSW this year, bringing you live performances from Hotel San Jose and the SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus. Catch up on all of them here.

Valerie June: SXSW 2017

Valerie June's second album, the sleek, soulful and outspoken The Order of Time, solidifies what her fans have known for a long time — this Memphis-based singer and songwriter is a formidable voice in roots rock, blues and folk.  June unfurled an impressive, fiery set at the 2017 SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus on March 17.

Chicano Batman: SXSW 2017

Aside from being debonair dressers, the Los Angeles quartet Chicano Batman bring a stylish sound—and astute socioeconomic observations—to their excellent third album, Freedom is Free. The band's perceptive observations about the state of American life runs through their English and Spanish lyrics, reflecting this turbulent time in history. But when singer and guitarist Bardo Martinez, bassist Eduardo Arenas, guitarist Carlos Arevalo and drummer Gabriel Villa took the stage at the 2017 SXSW Radio Day Stage, powered by VuHaus, we not only listened to closely to their words—we danced a lot too.

Cameron Avery: SXSW 2017

Australian Cam (Cameron) Avery's voice is a smooth croon, which he couples with a modern, dry wit. After a stints with Pond, Tame Impala and the Last Shadow Puppets, Avery moved his life and work to New York. We'll see what kind of dreams he ends up with here. In the meantime, check out his Hotel San Jose performance for FUV Live at SXSW.

Alex Lahey: SXSW 2017

Alex Lahey, formerly of Australian pop band Animaux, has a knack for clever lyrics and catchy melodies. Her new EP, B-Grade University, is filled with both. Lahey visited FUV's outpost at Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas, during SXSW

The New Pornographers: SXSW 2017

Whether writing and recording with the New Pornographers or concentrating on his own solo work, A.C. Newman's songs have always effortlessly bridged the personal and the political — punctuated with perfect pop hooks. With a fresh release from the New Pornographers on the way (Whiteout Conditions, due out April 7), FUV caught up with Newman, Kathryn Calder and Joe Seiders from the band at Hotel San Jose in Austin, Texas during SXSW.