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2014 SXSW Music Festival highlights

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Imagine Dragons, St. Vincent & Kanye West perform at SXSW 2014.For music fans, March means South by Southwest, the annual music, film and tech festival that swells the streets of Austin, Texas, with tens of thousands of serious registrants and not-so-serious fans. SXSW is now a truly interactive event, but what began in 1987 as a regional music conference still peaks during its music festival schedule, this year running from March 11 through March 15. With an estimated 2,200 bands and solo performers expected to play, today’s “South by” now sees major superstars vying with its legions of lesser-known hopefuls for the audience’s attention. Click on to see some of 2014’s performers.
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