South by Southwest is officially underway in Austin, Texas, and while the festival so far has been dominated by tech stories and film screenings, we’re all waiting for the major music acts to begin taking the stage. As always, a dream lineup has been put together, featuring everyone from major names to obscure, hip artists. Read on to see what acts will be worth checking out later this week…

  • On Saturday, March 19, Kanye West will grace festival-goers with his presence, performing at the Vevo PowerHouse. Is there any show this man doesn’t steal? [Stereogum]
  • If you want to instantly feel cooler, check out the Spinner Showcase on Thursday night at Stubb’s. TV on the Radio. Charles Bradley. Portugal, the Man. We feel hip just typing the names of those artists. [Consequence of Sound]
  • Check out an interview with Brett Dennen, who’ll be bring his fresh sound to the stage. He’s a star on the rise, and you’ll be thankful that you saw him at this point in his career. [Spinner]
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With so many artists performing, it is just about impossible to recommend all the worthy acts. Who do you think attendees should check out?