SXSW 2015 is around the corner, and the music portion of the event takes over Austin once again this March 17th-22nd. Major acts like Spoon, TV On The Radio, and Gang of Four are probably already on your itinerary, but did you decide which of the other 1,000+ artists you simply must see this year? What do you mean, no?

We’ll make it easy on you. From AWOLNATION to Rubblebucket to The Vaccines, our 2015 SXSW picks would never steer you wrong.

Here’s who you should see and why…

Gary Clark Jr. by Amy Harris Gary Clark Jr.
(Amy Harris Photo)

When you visit Austin, it’s only polite to support the natives, right? Listen to this guitar hero’s 2014 live album to get a taste for what’s coming when you catch him on his own turf.

Rubblebucket by David TurcotteRubblebucket
(David Turcotte Photo)

Looking for the ultimate SXSW dance party? Ditch the DJ’s and catch some non-laptops making a technicolor racket.

Luther Dickinson by Joe RussoLuther Dickinson
(Joe Russo Photo)

You know him from North Mississippi Allstars and The Word, but here’s your chance to catch the Southern gent in a whole new light.

(Joe Papeo Photo)

AWOLNATION drops a brand new album next week, and if it’s half as catchy as 2011’s debut Megalithic Symphony, you’ll be in festival heaven.

Jackie Greene by Rod SnyderJackie Greene
(Rod Snyder Photo)

He’s played with The Black Crowes, Phil & Friends, and Trigger Hippy. This SXSW, go see him play whatever he damn pleases.

Not satisfied? We’ve also got our ears all over these SXSW artists:

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Courtney Barnett

Catfish and The Bottlemen

Charles Bradley

The Vaccines

Olivia Jean

Photo Credit: Michel Dussack | SXSW 2015