The Hottest SXSW Acts You Need to Know

This week, the annual music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) descends upon Austin. With so many names—both unknown and marquee—it’s impossible to choose, or go wrong. We’ve highlighted a handful of this year’s most buzz-worthy performances, from hometown heroes SPOON to up-and-coming artists. Synchronize your iPods and keep your ears to the ground—these cutting-edge crooners are coming in hot.