SXSW is approaching for all the musical fiends, artist, and future movie directors.

SXSW is a nationwide event where hundreds of inspiring artists and film makers come to hear new music, to perform, to show off their creative skills and hopefully to get the chance to be heard or seen by producers and recording labels. For musicians especially, every year SXSW is one of the biggest festivals and is a must-see, but who must-we-see?

Although there are hundreds of  great bands and people who come each year, has helped compile a list of artists who they have researched to be the “top dogs” or will be the most impressive this year that are familiar and up-and-coming: Danny Brown, Charli XCX, Trinidad James, Kendrick Lamar, Classixx,RL Grime, Little daylight,  The Jane Doze, A-Trax, Depeche Mode, Diamond Rings, Kitty, Pusha-T, Macklemore, and Iggy Pop.

Charli XCX

(Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

(Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

The Jane Doze

(Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for American Express)Date created:

(Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for American Express)
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Kendrick Lamar

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Samsung)

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Samsung)

Depeche Mode

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Trinidad James

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Iggy and The Stooges

(Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images

(Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images

You don’t want to miss this year’s amazing artists, to purchase a ticket and find out more information about the event schedule go to

Ashli Redd/ CW44 Tampa Bay


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