SXSW 2017 – Wrap Up and Photos

  The 31st annual SXSW (South by Southwest) was one for the books.  Since its peak in 2014, the festival has scaled back and it looks good on them.  Some big names came this year too, but we won’t mention any (though you may find a photo or two).  Our …

Music Felon’s SXSW 2017 Top 20

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 …

L.A. Salami – SXSW 2017 Top 20

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. Bio: L.A. Salami (Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a singer/songwriter from London, England known for crafting magnetic blues-rock songs with a postmodern …

QUIX – SXSW 2017 Top 20

QUIX (Auckland, New Zealand) consistently fabricates amazing trap EDM that is simple and wildly entertaining, just the right stuff for the party. Bio:Quickly becoming the hottest thing out of New Zealand since Russell Crowe, QUIX has had an absolutely massive year in 2015 and showed no signs of slowing down. 2016 …

Matt Maeson – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Matt Maeson (Virginia Beach, VA) delivers raw and emotive vocals over an alternative sound, tinged with an americana sound. Bio: Who killed Matt Maeson? Maybe the devil, who haunted his parents, two reformed teenage outlaws who played in religious heavy-metal bands and wouldn’t let him listen to rock on the …

Buggsy – SXSW 2017 Top 20

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. Bio: Buggsy, The fast spitting Rasta emcee from the district of St.pauls in Bristol, UK. Not shy of entertaining …

FRENSHIP – SXSW 2017 Top 20

Photo credit: Tony Corella @tcorella 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. Bio: There’s a strong contrarian …