SXSW 2015 was my 3rd year in a row photoing the festival for NPR Music. It is always my favorite week of the year because I get to see all the bands I’ve been so hyped on during the off season. This year was also far less corporate than the previous outings since the festival decided to scale back the permits given to larger, unofficial events. So no giant Doritos vending machine hovering above the skyline and no stadium level act “secret shows” dominating the news feeds. Very back to basics and very refreshing. Highlights included Stromae, AVAN LAVA, TV On The Radio, Skepta, Ceremony, PC Music, Rangleklods, Mahoshojo-ni-naritai, Lifted Bells and many more.