SXSW: Music Festival Showcases

The South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin boasts an impressive lineup this year with offerings for any music lover. Whether you’re looking for the next big thing, or lining up to see longtime favorites, each year SXSW breaks out new acts from every musical category. Inspired by the showcases this year we put together glasses styles to keep you going from day to night, rock to rap.

Known for breaking out great, new music acts, the SXSW music festival has an impressive alumni list. Now household names, John Mayer and James Blunt were first discovered at the festival, and emerging underground singers including Grimes, Mumford and Sons and fun. have all emerged as bigger stars following their performances.

This year, Bon Iver’s intimate concerts are a major draw to the music festival, and still below-the-radar groups, The Staves and Fear of Men, have hotly anticipated sets as part of the 2013 lineup.

Derek Cardigan 7018 Dark Timber glasses provide just the right amount of vintage-inspired design to suit any of the indie style shows while maintaining individuality due to their unique grammar symbol detailing.

If you’re in the mood for a full-blown rock experience, SXSW has included Dave Grohl’s super group, the Sound City Players, and the return of Iggy and The Stooges. David Grohl’s Sound City Players are made up of some of rock’s greatest, including Stevie Nicks, John Forgerty, Rick Nielsen, Rick Springfield, and a number of surprise guests.

If your looking to renew your ‘Lust for Life’ Iggy Pop is sure to not disappoint with his showcase reuniting him with The Stooges. Karen O is known to put on an exuberant show, and this year the Yeah Yeah Yeahs are supporting their new album, Mosquito.

To match the rock styles, Ray Ban 3025-W3277 Aviator sunglasses are universally flattering and are the perfect accessory for the festival season.

A number of rap and hip-hop artists have had major showcases at SXSW from icons, such as the Wu-Tang Clan, superstars such as Lil Wayne and up-and-comers like A$AP Rocky. This year brings the first concert by the newly renamed Snoop Lion debuting the sound of  his Reincarnation.

Another performer this year, Kendrick Lamar, has been named the Hottest MC in the Game by MTV and has already gained an international spotlight with appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman. Earl Sweatshirt returned to the music scene in 2012, and his new album Doris is one of the year’s most wanted with productions by  Pharrell Williams and collaborations with artists including Frank Ocean and The Alchemist.

Carrera glasses have long been the frames of choice for a number of rap and hip-hop stars including T.I. and Kanye West. Carrera 6182 7C5 Black Crystal glasses strike the right balance between retro and modern design.

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