We handpicked a list of artists after listening to all the performing acts at SXSW 2017 on Spotify and made a Best of SXSW 2017 playlist. Then we selected the top acts with relatively small followings and created Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20 Playlist.
These artists are the crux of what the SXSW is all about for us. Discovering new, exciting bands is the opportunity the festival provides music aficionados like us. If you share our enthusiasm for an act in the list, show these performers your support by attending their showcases and event performances. Don’t forget to share on social when you find artists you like. While the world is watching, join us in supporting up and coming acts.
In no particular order, the artists and playlists are below:
FRENSHIP (LA, USA) is a synth pop duo by definition, but they prove to be more than that, topping their class with full sounding synth drum tracks that keep one enthralled as the vocals coalesce in the effortless marriage of melody and harmony. Official SXSW Schedule
Buggsy (Bristol, UK) has bars that blaze stupid fast but also has a critical understanding that a masterful control of pacing serves the song four fold refreshingly with grimey real life content. Official SXSW Schedule
Weaves (Toronto, ON) takes you on the best kind of cerebral and sonic roller coaster with their eclectic music that commands you to listen. Official SXSW Schedule
MC Frontalot (Brooklyn, NY) is nerdcore royalty, rhyming about subjects from IT problems to old folklore with a very distinctive cadence and sound. Official SXSW Schedule
L.A. Salami (London, UK) is a master of his craft, slinkily spinning stories while finger picking folk diddies on the guitar, painting moving pictures with our ears as the canvas. Official SXSW Schedule