SXSW: The best of the best


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"