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Sampling first-night SXSW showcases

Readysetgo! The kickoff for the South by Southwest Music Festival comes earlier every year, but pace yourself. In next week's Chronicle, our annual SXSW Music supplement hits, with more showcase picks, band blurbs, interviews, record reviews, and lists – and all online before its March 14 street date. Remember to hydrate.

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SXSW Film Review: <i>Rush Hour</i>
Review: Rush Hour
The time we lose in traffic, on a global scale

Marc Savlov, March 19, 2018

SXSW Film Review: <i>American Animals</i>
Review: American Animals
A docu-drama as audacious as the heist it recreates

Richard Whittaker, March 19, 2018

More by Raoul Hernandez
SXSW Music Review: Gang of Youths
Live Shot: Gang of Youths
Aussie hitmakers begin their North American takeover

March 15, 2018

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience
The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience
Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes

March 9, 2018


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