SXSWIt’s a time of year again when thousands of people descend upon Austin Texas for the annual SXSW extravaganza. With each year, the event is attracted big names in the entertainment field from both music and film. This year’s event tops any of the big names that previously made surprise appearances, as President Barack Obama provided the opening keynote speech. With over 2000 bands ranging from familiar names to the hungry up and comers, it’s hard for even the most fervent music fan to coordinate a schedule where they’ll be able to see every big moment. Regardless, we’ve come up with our SXSW “Hit List” of artists Worth checking out or at least keeping your eye on.

1. DECLAN MCKENNA

2. PORCHES

3. BJ THE CHICAGO KID

4. HINDS

5. ANDERSON .PAAK

6. POWERS

7. RABBIT WILDE

8. DAY WAVE

9. PWR BTTM

10. LUKAS GRAHAM

11. LAPSLEY

12. RUN RIVER NORTH

13. BISHOP

14. ALUNAGEORGE

15. THE SPOOK SCHOOL

16. ELOHIM

17. BANNERS

18. KITTEN

19. WALL

20. HÆLOS

21. XYLO

22. AURORA

23. LEON VYNEHALL

24. RAE SREMMURD

25. MARINA KAYE

26. LUST FOR YOUTH

27. VALLIS ALPS

28. G HERBO

29. SERATONES

30. JAMES SUPERCAVE