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Future Islands & Young M.A. @ Pandora SXSW (pics)

Young M.A. became the hottest new rapper in New York last summer thanks to her unstoppable song “OOOUUU.” You couldn’t leave your house without hearing it, and it still hasn’t gotten old. It’s taken off in other cities too, as Young M.A. proved when she played to a packed house at one of Pandora’s SXSW shows in Austin on Thursday (3/16). She was one of the artists we were excited to see, and she lived up to expectations.

She not surprisingly saved “OOOUUU” for last, and it went over just as well as you’d hope, but all the songs and a cappella/freestyles she did before that had the crowd screaming too. As did her New York pride, which she repped vocally and with her Yankees cap. She’s gearing up to release her debut EP HerStory ahead her debut album HerStory In The Making, and presumably some of the stuff she played in Austin will end up on these releases. The EP is set to include “Hot Sauce,” which she dropped a video for the week of SXSW.

After Young M.A. was Future Islands, who are prepping an anticipated new album but of course made time for older favorites like the massive “Seasons (Waiting On You).” They sounded great, and Sam T. Herring’s dance moves were everything you’d expect them to be. Pictures of Future Islands and Young M.A. from Pandora’s SXSW show are in the gallery above.

Watch Young M.A.’s “OOOUUU” and “Hot Sauce” videos and browse her upcoming tour dates, which include more Texas shows:

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Young M.A. — 2017 Tour Dates
March 31 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues*
April 1 — San Antonio, Texas — Aztec Theatere*
April 2 — Dallas, Texas — House of Blues*
April 4 — Denver, Colo. — Ogden*
April 6 — El Paso, Texas — Buchanan’s*
April 8 — Tucson, Ariz. — The Rialto*
April 10 — Anaheim, Calif. — House of Blues*
April 11 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues*
April 12 — Los Angeles, Calif. — The Wiltern*
April 13 — San Francisco, Calif. — The Warfield*
April 15 — Portland, Ore. — Roseland*
April 16 — Seattle, Wash. — Neptune*
April 19 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Myth*
April 20 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues*
April 21 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Egyptian Room*
April 22 — Columbus — #Fest*
April 25 — Cleveland, Ohio — House of Blues*
April 26 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza*
April 27 — New York, N.Y. — Irving Plaza*
April 28 — Wallingford, Conn. — The Dome*
April 29 — Philadelphia, Pa, — The Fillmore*
April 30 — Boston, Mass. — House of Blues*
May 2 — Norfolk, Va. — The Norva*
May 3 — Raleigh, N.C. — The Ritz*
May 4 — Charlotte, N.C. — The Fillmore*
May 5 — Myrtle Beach, S.C. — House of Blues*
June 9 — Brooklyn, N.Y. — Barclays Center^

* – w/ 21 Savage
^ – w/ Meek Mill, Fetty Wap, more

photos by Amanda Hatfield

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