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The best shows at SXSW 2014: St. Vincent, Parquet Courts and more

Now that we’ve taken a day to absorb a week of music at SXSW 2014, the Reverb staff has put together its picks of best shows. A clear stand-out is St. Vincent’s set at Stubb’s on March 12. With a full visual experience, dynamic guitar work and her usual vocal strength, Vincent set a high bar to beat throughout the rest of SXSW 2014. Other highlights included a refreshing and intelligent performance from Hospitality on March 13 along with Parquet Courts’ buisness-like and blistering show at Red 7 on March 14.

Check out our full coverage of SXSW 2014 here.

 

Matt Miller

5) Kishi Bashi — Dirty Dog, March 15
4) Hospitality — The Parish, March 13
3) Parquet Courts — Red 7, March 14
2) Future Islands — Cheer Up Charlie’s, March 13
1) St. Vincent — Stubb’s, March 12

John Wenzel

5) Buffalo Daughter — Cherrywood Coffee House, March 14
4) Katey Red — Avenue on Congress, March 14
3) Schaffer the Darklord — Flamingo Cantina, March 13
2) Ume — Cheer Up Charlie’s, March 11
1) Motel Beds — The Lost Well, March 13

John Hendrickson

5) Mr. Gnome – Cheer Up Charlie’s, March 12
4) Hospitality – The Parish, March 13
3) Parquet Courts – Red 7, March 14
2) The Orwells – Stubb’s, March 14
1) St. Vincent – Stubb’s, March 12

Lucas Dean Fiser

5) Hospitality — The Parish, March 13
4) Polica — Cedar Street, March 15
3) Parquet Courts — Red 7, March 15
2) Julian Casablancas — Cedar Street, March 15
1) Kishi Bashi — Dirty Dog, March 15

Joe Murphy

5) Young Magic — Parish Underground, March 13
4) Har Mar Superstar — Cheers Shot Bar, March 14
3) Lizzo — Cheers Shot Bar, March 14
2) Mr. Gnome — Cheer Up Charlie’s, March 12
1) Young Fathers — Latitude 30, March 14

Ryan Johnson

5) The Toadies — Stubbs, March 15
4) Angel Olsen — Mohawk, March 12
3) J Roddy Walston and the Business — Stubbs, March 15
2) Hurray for the Riff Raff — Pandora Discovery Den, March 14
1) St. Vincent — Stubb’s, March 14

Ru Johnson

5) Raz Simone — on top of his Tahoe in front of The Fader Fort, March 15
4) Aloe Blacc and Exile — Vulcan Gas Company, March 14
3) Schoolboy Q — Stubb’s, March 14
2) Erykah Badu — The Fader Fort, March 15
1) A$AP Mobb — The Warehouse, March 15

Kirsten Cohen

5) The Griswolds — Dirty Dog, March 15
4) Cody Beebe and the Crooks — Handlebar, March 14
3) Ark Life, Wire Faces, You Me & Apollo — The 512, March 14
2) Shaky Graves with Esme Patterson — The 512, March 14
1) White Denim — Clive’s, March 15

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