• Lady Gaga donned luxurious plastic bags for her SXSW Keynote on Friday.
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    Lady Gaga donned luxurious plastic bags for her SXSW Keynote on Friday.
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  • Annie Clark of St. Vincent looked otherworldly during her highly-choreographed and highly-charged set from Stubb's.
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    Annie Clark of St. Vincent looked otherworldly during her highly-choreographed and highly-charged set from Stubb's.
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  • Damon Albarn and his band closed our SXSW Showcase from Stubb's Bar-B-Q on Wednesday night.
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    Damon Albarn and his band closed our SXSW Showcase from Stubb's Bar-B-Q on Wednesday night.
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  • The R&B singer Kelis played a retro-tinged set from her forthcoming album, Food, backed by a large band featuring horns and backup singers.
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    The R&B singer Kelis played a retro-tinged set from her forthcoming album, Food, backed by a large band featuring horns and backup singers.
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  • George Mitchell led the English post-punk outfit Eagulls in a feedback-heavy, yet melodic performance.
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    George Mitchell led the English post-punk outfit Eagulls in a feedback-heavy, yet melodic performance.
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  • Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves told the crowd she was "terrified" as she got on stage — not that you'd know it from their brief and ferocious opening set.
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    Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves told the crowd she was "terrified" as she got on stage — not that you'd know it from their brief and ferocious opening set.
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