The Top 10 Acts to Watch from SXSW 2010

8. Fitz & the Tantrums
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This retro West-coast band brought the best of Northern Soul and Motown hooks to Texas, where frontman Fitz totally made people forget not only where we were, but what decade we were in. (We found out later that the band opened for Maroon 5 last year, but Fitz and friends are so endearing, we’re willing to overlook it.) With the best croon-and-horn combo since Mark Ronson met Amy Winehouse, this is heartbreak music to feel good about.

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