Navigating Austin during SXSW can feel like Dorothy’s journey on the yellow brick road in search of the Emerald City: it’s disorienting, kind of magical, and filled with both wonder and anxiety (in this case FOMO). If you find yourself wandering the city with a couple of vagabonds you picked up along the way, then treat this guide like a beacon to illuminate your journey. For the very best recommendations, we sought local artists that know the ins and outs of Austin including Walker Lukens, Israel Nash and Nina Diaz to name a few. From coffee joints to secret caverns, take in all the sights and sounds Austin and SXSW have to offer.
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Curated by: …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Alejandro Escovado, Austin Basham, Bee Caves, Ben Kweller, Bob Schneider, Curtis Roush, Elijah Ford, Gary Clark Jr., Israel Nash, MISSIO, My Jersualem, Night Beats, Nina Diaz, Okkervil River, Particle Kid , Ringo Deathstarr, Sailor Poon, Shakey Graves, Shy Beast, Sweet Spirit, The Bishops, The Black Angels, The Cuckoos, The Sword, Walker Lukens, Wild Child, Wildfires , William Harries Graham