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Here's a list of acts you might want to check out, should you be in Austin March 14-18. See DC9 at Night for the accompanying mixtape.
The Denton/Fort Worth punk group just released its second fantastic LP, Meltdown. Live is how you want them.
This Dallas synth trio also just released their second fantastic album, Fake Infinity.
I've been told they have some of the "best cheekbones in local music." Fans of British '90s rock, take note.
This Dallas rapper's new track, "How We Chill," featuring Paul Wall and Smoke DZA, points to what his upcoming mixtape might sound like. Respect the hustle.
Singer/guitarist Orville Neeley is in Austin playing in several bands and producing seemingly every group that stumbles out of Beerland, while the other two members of the Denton-bred Bad Sports are currently kicking it in Mind Spiders. When they converge live there's magic.
Seventeen-year-old Dallas-born fiddler Ruby Jane Smith now resides in Austin, and she's had quite the ride, playing with Willie Nelson and performing at the Grand Ole Opry. A new June full-length will follow up 2010 EP Feels Like Home.