For all you new music lovers and SXSW attendees, figured I'd share my '2012 Must See' list. It's just a handful, there are tons of great bands playing this year and also a lot of veterans. I tried to keep this list to just the newer bands. Check them out, let me know your thoughts and feel free to leave a comment below on any bands you'd recommend. I always love getting new music recommendations!
2012 SXSW MUST SEE ::
Smith Westerns :: They are so young and have already toured with some amazing names.
Alabama Shakes :: Because the sound is unassumingly catchy and she has such a unique sound.
Wild Belle :: They are just so good looking!
Girls :: They probably won't be long term, but for now, they are worth seeing.
Electric Guest :: Produced by Danger Mouse. And 'American Daydream' is an amazing song.
Michael Kiwanuka :: Even though he's technically a SXSW veteran, just listen to the soulful 'Home Again'.... again.
Trixie Whitley :: Voices like hers don't come around a lot. So when they do, it's worth listening too.
And for the love.... if you can, get over and see Fiona Apple.... do it. The 14-year-old me begs of you!