SXSW 2012 festival scenes
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Our music critic blogged his way through Austin, checking out acts from Fiona Apple (pictured) to Jimmy Cliff at one of the year's biggest festivals.
Every March, music fans flock to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, where up-and-coming bands and legends alike play around the clock and in almost any venue. This year's music edition runs from March 13-18, following interactive and film conferences. Take a look at some scenes from SXSW 2012.
Bruce Springsteen delivered the festival's keynote speech onstage at Austin Music Hall on March 15.