With SXSW 2013 just a week away, we’ve compiled a list of staff picks that should help you guide your way through Austin’s annual music marathon. Gear up for a week of booze, BBQ, and bands with our selection of must-see acts:

Tuesday, March 12th

Icona Pop – The Belmont
Divine Fits – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Cloud Nothings – Mohawk Outdoor
Ra Ra Riot – Hype Hotel
Jim James – Empire Control Room
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers – Blackheart

Wednesday, March 13th

Devendra Banhart – Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center
The Black Angels – Buffalo Billiards
Diamond Rugs – The Stage on Sixth
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Stubb’s
The Joy Formidable – VICELAND
Alt-J – Stubb’s
North Mississippi Allstars – The Parish
The Airborne Toxic Event – Buffalo Billiards

Thursday, March 14th

Budos Band – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Charles Bradley – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
Vintage Trouble – Six Lounge
Sound City Players – Stubb’s
Fitz & The Tantrums – Austin Music Hall
The Flaming Lips – The Belmont
Black Lips – Cedar Street Courtyard
Local Natives – Mohawk Outdoor

Friday, March 15th

The Lost Brothers – The Stage on Sixth
Tumbleweed Wanderers – The Tap Room at Six
Andrew W.K. – The Belmont
The Revivalists – Holy Mountain Backyard
JJ Grey & MOFRO – Holy Mountain Backyard
Buffalo Killers – Javelina
Little Barrie – 512

Saturday, March 16th

Robert Randolph & The Family Band – Auditorium Shores Stage
The Beards – Maggie Mae’s
The Midnight Ramble Band – Auditorium Shores Stage
Chuck Ragan – Cedar Street Courtyard
Black Taxi – 512


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