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SXSW: The best of the best

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I'll keep this brief, before the entire Gimme Noise readership collectively rolls their eyes at my incessant SXSW chatter and flips this blog upside down. Here's a rundown of my absolutely favorite acts at this year's South by Southwest festival, with links to MySpace and such if you wish to explore the bands further:

Heartless Bastards: Read my review // MySpace // NPR recording from SXSW

Janelle Monae: Read my review // MySpace // Video of crowd surfing

Black Diamond Heavies: Read my review (bottom) // MySpace //  Photo

KaiserCartel: MySpace // Video of new single, "Okay"

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