SXSW 2016 WATCH LIST: 15 Artists You Should Not Miss
So, you're starting to plan your 2016 SXSW showcase hopping... How are you to keep up with who you'll be seeing?! How do you prioritize?
With thousands of artists hitting the stage from all over the globe, it can be a bit overwhelming. There are acts from local to legendary performing, and sorting through may seem like an impossible task...
We've rounded up a solid list of talent you're definitely not going to want to miss. Keep these on your radar (and if you see us, say hello!)
- Scoot Inn -- Wednesday, 3/16 -- 11:00 PM - 11:45 PM -- 1308 E 4th Street
- Hype Hotel -- Tuesday, 3/15 -- 1:00 AM - 1:45 AM -- 1100 E 5th St
"Empress Of is the moniker of New York based singer-songwriter-producer Lorely Rodriquez. Choosing to make beats on her laptop over attending a preeminent music college, she posted these eminently bumping beats online which led to numerous blog postings and eventually a recording deal. Last year, Empress Of released her critically acclaimed, debut LP "Me" on Terrible Recordings/XL Recordings. Sung over countless loops and layers, her lyrics are introspective; songs of broken relationships, new ones starting, and ultimately, self-reliance. If clarity is what she seeks, Lorely has found it in "Me": her voice upfront, every word audible and strong. Empress Of demonstrates a unique blend of intimately personal yet incredibly celebratory dance music."