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Drake at Frank Erwin Center
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Drake & Future began tour in Austin (setlists, videos)

Drake kicked off his "Summer Sixteen" tour with Future on Wednesday (7/20) in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center...

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Sound on Sound (the new FFF) lineup: Beach House, EITS, RTJ, GBV, Descendents, Thursday, Youth of Today, Carcass, more

Also: Courtney Barnett, Death Grips, Young Thug, Mac DeMarco, Charles Bradley, Girls Against Boys, Dead Milkmen, FLAG, Touche Amore, Bob Mould, Baroness, Car Seat Headrest, Protomartyr, Beach Slang, White Lung and so many more.

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Anderson .Paak at Hype Hotel
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Anderson .Paak @ Mazda + Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel (pics)

Soul/funk/rap hybrid Anderson Paak was one of the artists we were most excited to see at SXSW.

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Har Mar and A$AP Ferg chillin' at SXSW
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Har Mar Superstar talked to A$AP Ferg in the back of a pedicab (video), playing lots of SXSW shows this week

Har Mar Superstar's new album, Best Summer Ever, is out next month and he's just released "Anybody's Game" from it. Here, Har Mar is in wistful synthpop mode and is a little more serious that you may be used to hearing, but still very catchy...

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Action Bronson played SXSW, playing ACL Live, other TX dates

Queens rapper Action Bronson, who was in town for SXSW in March, recently announced a big tour that brings him back to Texas for these shows in May and June:05-30 Austin, TX - ACL Live (tickets)
05-31 Houston, TX - House of Blues
06-01 Dallas, TX - House of BluesBillboard rode around Austin with Bronson while he was at SXSW...

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@griffinshot // Tim Griffin
@griffinshot // Tim Griffin
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Failure, Young Thug, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott, Speedy Ortiz and more playing Yahoo SXSW shows at Brazos Hall

If Yahoo! is trying to earn more cred with the hipsters, their SXSW plans are a good start. They're taking over Brazos Hall (and renaming it Yahoo's Brazos Hall) for the entirety of the festival for a few pretty killer official showcases there...

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Mass Appeal throwing free SXSW parties w/ Joey Bada$$, Rae Sremmurd, Migos, Kevin Gates, PRhyme & more

Nas' imprint Mass Appeal is hosting an all-day BBQ during this year's SXSW, and of course the food comes with a hefty helping of stellar hip hop talent...

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Freddie Gibbs still playing Fun Fun Fun with Madlib (but not DJ Izzo who was shot)

Rapper Freddie Gibbs has been making headlines all week after being shot at it Brooklyn. Luckily they missed, and Freddie will be in Austin on Sunday to play his collaborative Fun Fun Fun Fest set with Madlib (who he released the Piñata LP with earlier this year)...

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Drake vs Lil Wayne @ Austin 360 Amphitheater (pics)

In between tracks the rappers soft-joshed each other. Their banter follows a storyline that has remained consistent throughout the tour. Drake touts his new energy and current hits, Weezy reps for the classics...

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Municipal Waste, Power Trip & B L A C K I E playing Austin Red Bull Sound Select show this week

Municipal Waste at GWAR-B-Q 2013 (more by Josh Sisk)

RIchmond crossover thrashers Municipal Waste will headline the next Red Bull Sound Select show in Austin on Friday (6/6) at Mohawk, curated by Transmission...

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