When: March 13-22
Where: Austin, TX
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Why You Should Go: It's the best festival in the world for uncovering new raw talent. SXSW means hopping around bars and venues in Austin, mingling with a mixed group of music fans and music industry people and watching future stars earn their stripes. Of course, you get the big names, too—who could forget Gaga's high-octane/vomit art performance last year?—but half the fun is stumbling across a brand new act, loving them and then bragging about it when that act blows up four months later.