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Rick@SXSW: Angel Olsen, Waxahatchee, Son Little, Speedy Ortiz, Cancer Bats & More.

March 19, 2015

Angel OlsonText and images by Rick Kauffman.

Each year, as JUMP sends writers and photographers down to SXSW in Austin mid-March, the goal remains the same: see as many bands as possible, both popular and emerging, while maintaining a focus on Philly-local acts participating in the showcase.

Tuesday began the third consecutive year of coverage and just like the previous years, the exhausting excursion in Austin offered one of the greatest music experiences in the world.

Between the awe-inspiring pipes of the Mohawk showcase finale with Angel Olson (above) or afternoon-delight Red Headed Indian, headcase hardcore group Cancer Bats slaying mid-afternoon or noise-pop quartet Speedy Ortiz slaying late-night, the choices were plentiful — it’s simply impossible to see it all.

We caught up with locals Waxahatchee, the alias of performer Katie Crutchfield, who to the delight of those in attendance was joined by twin sister Allison on stage — a throwback to their early days of performing. Son Little, alias of Aaron Livingston, cast a spell with his soulful set down on Rainey Street.

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