SXSWIt’s a time of year again when thousands of people descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW extravaganza. With each year, the event is attracted big names in the entertainment field from both music and film. This year’s event tops any of the big names that previously made surprise appearances, as President Barack Obama provided the opening keynote speech. With over 2000 bands ranging from familiar names to the hungry up and comers, it’s hard for even the most fervent music fan to coordinate a schedule where they’ll be able to see every big moment. Regardless, we’ve come up with our SXSW “Hit List” of artists Worth checking out or at least keeping your eye on.

1. DECLAN MCKENNA

Declan McKenna - Brazil

2. PORCHES

Porches - Be Apart (Official Video)

3. BJ THE CHICAGO KID

BJ the Chicago Kid - Turnin Me Up (Official Video)

4. HINDS

Hinds - San Diego (unofficial but amazing video made by us with love and affection)

5. ANDERSON .PAAK

6. POWERS

7. RABBIT WILDE

8. DAY WAVE

Day Wave - Come Home Now

9. PWR BTTM

PWR BTTM - West Texas (Official Music Video)

10. LUKAS GRAHAM

Lukas Graham - 7 Years [Official Music Video]

11. LAPSLEY

Låpsley - Hurt Me

12. RUN RIVER NORTH

Run River North - Run Or Hide [Official Video]

13. BISHOP

Bishop Briggs - "Wild Horses"

14. ALUNAGEORGE

AlunaGeorge - I'm In Control ft. Popcaan

15. THE SPOOK SCHOOL

The Spook School - I Want To Kiss You

16. ELOHIM

Elohim - She Talks Too Much

17. BANNERS

BANNERS - Shine A Light

18. KITTEN

Kitten - Fall On Me [Official Music Video]

19. WALL

20. HÆLOS

21. XYLO

XYLØ - Bang Bang (Official Audio)

22. AURORA

AURORA - Conqueror

23. LEON VYNEHALL

Seratones - "Necromancer" (Official Video)

24. RAE SREMMURD

Rae Sremmurd - No Type (Official Video)

25. MARINA KAYE

Marina Kaye - Dancing With The Devil (Official Video)

26. LUST FOR YOUTH

Lust For Youth "Sudden Ambitions" (Official Music Video)

27. VALLIS ALPS

Vallis Alps - Young

28. G HERBO

G Herbo - Jugg House (Official Music Video)

29. SERATONES

Seratones - "Necromancer" (Official Video)

30. JAMES SUPERCAVE

James Supercave - The Right Thing (Official Video)