SXSW felt a little more manageable in 2015, but was still wild and colorful as ever. The festival ditched some of the bigger names in the industry, leaving room for more acts to be discovered. Although rain took over the weekend, revelers remained loyal to specific performances, including SPIN’s annual showcase at Stubb’s and Midcoast Takeover’s local lockdown at Shangri-La.

I Heart Local Music saw dozens of acts, including Twin Shadow, Courtney Barnett, TV on the Radio, Shamir, The Noise FM, Me Like Bees, CS Luxem, and more. You can view every single musician we caught at SXSW in the gallery below.

All photos by Fally Afani and Leroy Pristach.



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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