Chvrches' bass-heavy pop sounds will be the soundtrack to many a barbecue this summer, but in the meantime, the Glaswegian trio got the crowd dancing at SXSW 2013. Watch the trio perform "The Mother We Share" at Austin's Red 7.
Watch the noise-rock trio tear it up at the 2013 South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Recorded live at Bar 96 for Filter Magazine's Dr. Martens Showcase, the band performs a heart-pounding version of "Wet Blanket" here.
SXSW is a festival that you can curate to your own taste: quick hits, big names, unknowns, or some of everything. But no matter what kind of festival you have, there will be moments when a band just cuts through the noise. Here are a handful of the most transporting moments from this year's festival.
For Mexico City's Molotov, politics and rock en Español combine in front of a crowd 10,000 strong, recorded live at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Watch the band perform "Voto Latino," then listen to Molotov's complete set from SXSW.
Big names and Next Big Things dominate coverage of Austin's festival, but there's quality music between the two poles. Ann Powers says the skill and subtlety those acts bring to the party interest her more than the sure bet of a legend or the sugar high of watching a baby band with buzz.
The sister act from Los Angeles took home the BBC's Sound of 2013 award earlier this year. While you wait for their debut album to arrive later this year, watch them perform "Falling" at Filter Magazine's SXSW Showdown in Austin, Texas.
It's the last day of SXSW and now it's time to go on that smoothie detox. With what energy we had left, we caught rapper Earl Sweatshirt's impressive festival debut and celebrated Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan's 46th birthday.