Lost in the hoopla of SXSW's hottest rumor or biggest act are some of Austin’s most magical and talented bands. They often grind their way day-in, day-out, playing as many shows as possible. Although it would take a football-sized team to capture all of our hometown gems, CultureMap was able to photograph a several doing what they do best for the people who appreciate them the most: the locals.
Every band in this gallery is worthy of checking out live. The real message here is that we are stacked with talented bands who we should all support, especially during a marquee week like SXSW.
Let’s show all those out-of-towners how much we love what’s happening on our home court.
A Giant Dog.
Otis The Destroyer.