Exclusive Photo Gallery: The Music of SXSW 2016

Six days, 14 venues, 15 showcases, 38 bands and 44 sets later, our SXSW Music experience is over for 2016. We heard music from bands we’d never even heard of, saw live shows from bands we’d only heard on record, and heard new songs from some of our old favorites. We saw a panel on accessibility at music venues, heard Iggy Pop play and talk about his favorite records, and set up a pop-up photo booth at one of the most buzzed-about showcases in Austin all week. There was even a 3am concert on a pedestrian bridge in the middle of the Colorado River. We also took a ton of pictures. We’ve got plenty to say about what we saw, heard, felt, tasted and smelled at this year’s festival, but here, we’ll let the photos do the talking. Click through for our gallery of highlights from SXSW Music 2016.