South By So What 2013

Our lovely and talented photographer Chris Collins will be hitting up the South By So What?! Festival in Grand Prairie, TX on March 16th, and while the lineup includes a few bands you nor I are particularly fond of, there are a handful of gems on this lineup DEFINITELY worth seeing, such as Norma Jean, Architects, Oh, Sleeper, Betraying the Martyrs, and Within The Ruins. This just speaks to the festival’s ability to cater to a wide audience, really.

From the press release:

With over seventy bands and four stages, this year’s festival is going to be action-packed with jaw-dropping and awesome performances. This years event will be catering a mix of genres including metal, indie rock, pop, and hip hop. It will be taking place on Saturday, March 16 of 2013 and for the second year in a row it will be held at QuickTrip Park (www.quiktrippark.com) in Dallas, Texas. Doors will be at 10:00 a.m. sharp! (VIP will be allowed in prior). Our 2013 headliners are All That Remains, Of Mice & Men, Breathe Carolina, The Ready Set, Outasight, Riff Raff, Escape The Fate, Chiodos, Motionless In White, and Forever The Sickest Kids.

Sure, the show is polarizing. Why even bring it up in the first place, then? Good question. We want you to tell us what bands you want Chris to photograph at the show.

Perhaps there’s some bands on the bill that we haven’t heard of and are missing out on, or maybe even a band that’s supposed to put on an interesting show. Maybe you’re just curious!? Check out the lineup of bands below and let us know what bands to hit and what bands to miss:

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A TRAGEDY AT HAND
ADESTRIA
ALIVE IN STANDBY
ALL THAT REMAINS
ARCHITECTS
ATTACK ATTACK
ATTILA
AZURAH
BETRAYING THE MARTYRS
BREATHE CAROLINA
BURIED IN VERONA
CAPTURE THE CROWN
CHELSEA GRIN
CHIODOS
CHUNK NO CAPTAIN CHUNK
CISCO ADLER
CITY LIGHTS
CLOSE YOUR EYES
CONCEPTS
CONFIDE
CONFLICTS
CROSSFAITH
CROWN THE EMPIRE
DARK HORSE DARLING
DAYSHELL
ENTER SHIKARI
ESCAPE THE FATE
EVEN CAMERAS LIE
EVERYONE DIES IN UTAH
FIT FOR A KING
FOR YOU I WILL
FORTY FATHOMS
FROM ATLANTIS
FTSK
GUARDIANS
HAIL THE SUN
HANDGUNS
HANDS LIKE HOUSES
HAYDEN, OH MY
HEARTIST
I DECLARE WAR
I, THE MIGHTY
ICE NINE KILLS
INDIRECTIONS
INVENT, ANIMATE
ISSUES
JONNY CRAIG
JOSHUA
KURT TRAVIS
LEGION
MOD SUN
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
MOUTH OF THE SOUTH
MY MY MISFIRE
MYKA, RELOCATE
NORMA JEAN
OF MICE & MEN
OH MANHATTAN
OH SLEEPER
OUR LAST NIGHT
OUTASIGHT
OUTLINE IN COLOR
POLYPHIA
READY SET
RIFF RAFF
SET IT OFF
SET THE SUN
SKYLINE LUXURY
SPIES LIKE US
STATE CHAMPS
SWORN IN
THE BROTHERS HIGH HORSE
THE MEDIC DROID
THE SEEKING
THIS IS HELL
UPON A BURNING BODY
WHY?
WITHIN THE RUINS
WOE IS ME
YESTERDAY AS TODAY
YOUR PAST, MY PRESENT

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. For more information, visit South By So What’s website.

- JR