Big names (Kanye, the Strokes, Erykah Badu) and up-and-comers (Mac Miller) that have Austin buzzing as music fest begins
March 19, Vevo Power Station
It's a familiar story: A celebrity's lowest point is inevitably followed by their greatest triumph. Even if Kanye fulfills that career arc, over the last seven years he's given us a body of work that is anything but cliché. With My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which EW named the best record of 2010 West proved that restless creativity is the best cure for an overblown scandal. There are a lot of reasons to consider this SXSW's must-see show: He has a history of bringing out surprise guests, and there's always the chance he'll say something ka-razy. But the most convincing reason is much simpler: seeing one of today's most gifted artists at the height of his powers.
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