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SXSW 2009 - Video Madness

Dazed Digital's whistle-stop film tour of this year’s SXSW music festival and our tips for the top...

As anyone who’s ever been to the SXSW musical clusterfuck will tell you, it’s impossible to see everything… especially when you don’t have a pass. However, if you use your cunning you can blag some free BBQ and end up seeing some AWESOME performances. That’s what we did, in between being ambushed by a man in a nappy and hearing all about a taxi driver's love for meth and Mexican women. It's a weird place. Great ribs and frozen mageritas though. And a lot of great bands. Here’s a video I made of our messed up trip to Texas and also a few musical tips to get your ears around…

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Biggest star in the making:
Janelle Monae

Coolest new indie group:
Explode Into Colors

Band’s band:
Dirty Projectors

Most overrated act:

Best venue:
Ms Bea's

Best BBQ:
Iron Works

Worst outfit:
Perez Hilton (pink wedding bow hat)

Best performances:
(starting with the greatest and ending with the worst)

Wildbirds & Peacedrums
White Denim
Rolo Tomassi
Micachu and the Shapes
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Thee Oh Sees
Blank Dogs
Little Boots
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson 
Psychedelic Horseshit
Crystal Stilts
Eat Skull
Dent May
Reflection Eternal
The Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Handsome Furs