SXSW 2013 is next week and some of UMPG's hottest artists are making the annual trek down to the Texas state capital. We have over 20 bands heading to SXSW this year and below are a few highlights from some of our favorite artists. If you plan on attending we hope you can make it out to these shows as well as check out other eclectic UMPG artists like 360, Andrew W. K., Big KRIT, Bastille, Camera Obscura, Chase N Cashe, Disclosure, Eagles of Death Metal, Havana Brown, John Hiatt, Klaxons, Kris Allen, Serena Ryder, Skylar Grey, Striking Matches, Supersubmarina, Thomas Dybdahl, and The Woggles! Times and venues are listed where available.

Please let us know if you'd like to hear more music from any of the artists below. And if you're at the festival, be sure to reach out to Brian Lambert, Tom Eaton, or Gary Miller to meet up for a gig, a drink or some BBQ.

ROBERT DELONG myspace myspace

Robert DeLong has attracted much attention with his unique take on the creation of electronic dance beats using such tools as full drum kits to laptops and even video game controllers. Billboard has declared his live shows to be “explosive and captivating” and MTV named him one of the top artists to watch in 2013. DeLong’s debut album, Just Movement, was released February 2013.

Wednesday, March 13 – 2:00pm, Old School (Stub Hub Party)
Wednesday, March 13 – 4:20pm, Lambert’s (C3 Presents Party)
Wednesday, March 13 – 6:00pm, Waterloo Records Showcase
Thursday, March 14, – 4:00pm, Empire Auto (The Roxy Showcase)
Thursday, March 14, – 11:15pm, Empire Auto (The Roxy Showcase)
Friday, March 15, – 3:00pm, 508 House (C3 Presents Party)

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"Global Concepts"

Bajofondo myspace myspace

Made up of a collective of Uruguayan and Argentine musicians, Bajofondo has created an innovative and signature blend of tango, sultry lounge atmospheres and anthem-worthy beats. The Latin Grammy winners have pushed the boundaries even further with their ambitious new release, Presente. This new album, which was released on March 5th, incorporates different sounds including hip-hop, jazz, and rock and sees the group members taking on more vocal responsibilities.

Wednesday, March 13 – 2:00pm, Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center
Thursday, March 14 – 6:00pm, Lady Bird Lake - Auditorium Shore Stage
Saturday, March 16 – 1:00am, The Stage On Sixth

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"Pide Piso"

Jamie N Commons myspace myspace

London’s Jamie N Commons has already made a name for himself with his debut release, The Baron EP. These tracks are slightly dark, folk-blues full of sweeping emotion, insightful and introspective lyrics. Born in the UK and raised in Chicago, Jamie has a wide range of musical influences ranging from Tom Waits to Talk Talk. With a voice that lingers in the midst of intense backing instrumentations, Jamie’s music draws his listeners in effortlessly. His follow up EP, Rumble & Sway was released on March 5th – check it out!

Thursday, March 14 – 1:45pm, Red Eyed Fly (Neon Gold Day Party - inside)
Friday, March 15 – 12:00am, Latitude 30
Saturday, March 16 – 8:00am, The W Austin (KGSR's SXSW Broadcast)

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"Worth Your While"

Lucy Rose myspace myspace

British, nu-folk songstress, Lucy Rose is a new star on the rise with a voice, according to the Daily Star, “so simple she makes Adele look try-hard.” Rose has gained much attention in England through YouTube videos before the September 2012 release of her debut album, Like I Used To. Lucy is currently eyeing a breakthrough in North America and is scheduled for a small tour this spring.

Wednesday, March 13 – 3:00pm, International Day Stage Austin Convention Center
Thursday, March 14 – 7:00pm, Hilton Austin Downtown
Friday, March 15 – 11:15pm, St. David’s Historic Sanctuary
Saturday, March 16 – 10:00pm, The Madison

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Paloma Faith myspace myspace

With the release of her second studio album Fall to Grace,Paloma Faith has made a name for herself in the US market landing a spot on VH1 Divas. This magician’s assistant turned actress turned artist is quickly becoming known for her soulful voice, outspoken personality, and unique fashion sense. With an amazing voice and personal songs, she’s definitely one to watch out for in 2013.

Wednesday, March 13 – 8:30pm, International Day Stage Austin Convention Center

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"Picking Up the Pieces"

Rhye myspace myspace

Rhye is a collaboration between singer/producer Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal from the Danish electro-soul group Quadron. The duo began working together when Milosh remixed a Quadron song which eventually became Rhye’s first song. Their debut album, The Fall, is comprised of seductive and intimate music led by the breathy vocals of Milosh. Milosh and a group of musicians will be touring as Rhye starting in March.

Friday, March 15 – 9:00pm, Antone’s

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Half Moon Run myspace myspace

This Montreal-based trio has been gaining attention with their unique sound; a blend of indie, rock, folk, electronica elements and beautiful vocal harmonies. The trio’s debut album Dark Eyes will have its U.S. release in the spring of 2013. Half Moon Run will be touring North America with Of Monsters in Men starting in March.

Wednesday, March 13 – 11:00pm, Club Deville (Paradigm Party)
Thursday, March 14 – 3:15pm, Black Heart Bar
Friday, March 15, – 12:15am, St. David’s Sanctuary (Communion Party)
Saturday, March 16, – 3:30pm, Brew Exchange (Beautiful Buzz)
Saturday, March 16, – 11:00pm, Swan Dive (Osheaga Party)

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"Call Me in the Afternoon"

Palma Violets myspace myspace

Palma Violets are London’s newest buzz band drawing early comparisons to the Arctic Monkeys and The Libertines. Their debut single “Best of Friends”, was voted Number One in NME's Best Tracks of 2012 and they are scheduled to be a part of the NME Awards Tour this year. They’ve also recently been nominated for the BBC Sound of 2013 poll and their debut release 180 was released in February on Rough Trade Records. Listen to their follow up single, “Step Up For The Cool Cats.”

Wednesday, March 13 – 7:30pm, KEXP Mellow Johnny’s
Thursday, March 14 – 5:30pm, Mohawk (Iamsound/ Vans Party)
Friday, March 15 – 5:00pm, Red 7 (Laneway Festival Party)
Friday, March 15 – 1:00am, Club Deville (Coda/ Paradigm Showcase)
Saturday, March 16 – 2:30pm, Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan Day Party)

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"Best of Friends"

Youngblood Hawke myspace myspace

Fresh off the release of their self-titled EP, Youngblood Hawke are touring the states with indie-rock mainstays, Keane and have also been named Vh1’s You Ought Know artist for March 2013. Check out the video for the super energetic and infectious first single, “We Come Running” which reached the top 10 in Billboard’s Alternative Rock Charts and is featured on EA Sport’s FIFA 13 Soundtrack! Their tracks are very energetic and extremely synch friendly. The full-length album is slated for an April 30th release.

Wednesday, March 13 – 12:00am, W Hotel (VH1)
Thursday, March 14 – 2:15pm, SROX Acoustic Taping
Thursday, March 14 – 8:30am, Bangers (Rachael Ray Party)
Friday, March 15 – 12:00pm, KAMX West of the Fest Party
Friday, March 15 – 2:00pm, W Hotel (Nylon Party)
Saturday, March 16 – 12:00pm, Club De Ville (Indie Shuffle Showcase)
Saturday, March 16 – 4:30pm, BMF Party

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"We Come Running"

Laura Mvula myspace myspace

Laura Mvula is one talented Brit. She’s a classically trained musician, gifted lyricist and stunning vocalist. Her debut album Sing to the Moon was released on March 4th and has been described as “one of the most striking and original debuts from any British artist in many a year.” She has also been handpicked to tour with the fantastic Jessie Ware on her UK tour. Ms. Mvula been proclaimed as a rising star in 2013. Check out her debut single, “Green Garden.”

Friday, March 15 – 11:00pm, Hype Hotel
Saturday, March 16 – 11:45pm, VEVO TV Control Room

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"Green Garden"

Sky Ferreira myspace myspace

Singer, model, and actress, Sky Ferreira has been everywhere lately. She has explored both the electropop and new wave genres with two successful EP’s, As If! and Ghost . Her Blondie-inspired debut album, I’m Not Alright,is set for an April 2013 release. Ferreira is currently on a North American tour with the band How To Dress Well.

Wednesday, March 13 – 12:10am, Mohawk Outdoor
Thursday, March 14 – 4:45pm, Red Eyed Fly (Neon Gold Day Party - inside)
Thursday, March 14 – 10:45pm, 1100 Warehouse
Friday, March 15 – 11:00pm, Hype Hotel
Saturday, March 16 – 11:45pm, VEVO TV Control Room

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"Lost In My Bedroom"

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