SXSW Highlights - Liars, Tanlines, Memory Tapes, Beach Fossils, Japandroids, Man/Miracle, Wallpaper + More

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Photos by Yoni Mekuria and Kim Zylker

We are back and 40% recovered from the land of Lonestars, queso dip, free schwag and live music. The 2010 SXSW absolutely blew us away, with bands continuously playing at every bar, storefront and parking lot from noon to sunrise each day -- if you have not made the annual trek down to Austin, we strongly encourage you to take part in the debauchery next year.

Week highlights included Tanlines, Liars, Lemonade, Memory Tapes, Neon Indian, Beach Fossils, Japandroids, Teengirl Fantasy, Afghan Raiders and much more. And on the local front, Man/Miracle, Wallpaper, Ty Segall, Tempo No Tempo, Weekend and Young Prisms all wowed us and managed to garner quite a bit of buzz throughout the week, converting many new fans along the way. We will have more videos and photos from the festival at epicsauce.com throughout the coming weeks, but here our a handful of our favorites.

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