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The MVPs of SXSW 2012

by Rob Harvilla

The MVPs of SXSW 2012

About this playlist

So we all survived yet another long, raucous weekend at South by Southwest -- only one of us required surgery to remove a chunk of chicken-fried steak from his esophagus! But even that guy managed to hear some incredible music in between impromptu surgeries. We caught everyone from known quantities (Fiona Apple, Rick Ross) to ascendant upstarts (The Punch Brothers, Future) to relative unknowns (Daughters, Ed Sheeran), in addition to the stars of our own party (Caveman has pretty much become our house band). Here's a small cross-section of what we caught in Austin over the past several days, from our old favorites to our new ones.