South By Southwest is a 30-year-old, annual music festival hosted in the beautiful city of Austin, Texas. The festival combines interactive, film, and music. Music is our Weapon spent the past week in Austin for the music portion of the festival and we have some awesome highlights we’d like to share with you. Here are 20 of our favorite SXSW Music moments.

1. When NoMBe completely crushed their set and the entire crowd fell in love.


This was fun!🤘🏻 #nombemusic #musicisourweapon #sxsw #californiagirls @ianmercy @nombemusic

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2. When Troye Sivan awed the audience with his charming personality and gorgeous pop tunes. 

3. When Masego destroyed his set with his incredible saxophone playing, dance moves, and humor.


We made a new friend @UncleSego. Had a blast at the @MIOWgram @SXSW Showcase. @JsBonisolli @MartyTakesDallas

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4. When Santigold brought on some screaming fans to dance with her.

5. When Sofie Winterson impressed the crowd with her one-man show. 

@sofiewinterson performing at ScratcHouse at @sxsw in Austin, TX. #sofiewinterson #scratchouse #sxsw #sxsw2016

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6. When Lapsley amused everyone with her breathtaking vocals, and amazing James Blake-esque production.

7. When Gilligan Moss learned the Texas two step.


Texas two step ✌🏼️

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8. When Drake showed up to SXSW.

9. When Zander brought the bass and breaks to Scratch House.

10. When Charles Bradley left the crowd speechless with his humble and amazing performance.

11. When Ishi wore the coolest outfit we’ve ever seen. Oh, and they rocked the house and gained new fans.

12. When Erykah Badu blew everyone’s mind….because it’s Erykah Badu.

13. When Kill J showed up and sang some of the highest vocals we’ve heard.


14. When Young Futura brought out a disco ball, dancers, and incredible energy to their first ever live performance.

About last night…#WeGetLit live. #SXSW thanks @inkandthreadla for the jacket!

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15. When Moodymann got the entire club rockin’.

16. When Mobley handed out drum sticks to the audience so they could play along.

17. When Bronze Whale played brand new music and the crowd went wild.

18. When Anderson Paak, sang, rapped, and played the drums during all 13 shows.

19. When Khai entranced the audience with his vocals and amazing white leather jacket.

20. When DEAN sang Put My Hands On You and everyone melted. 



SXSW is definitely a place for fun, but it also is a platform with an opportunity to give back. We made sure to spend some time during our week in Austin giving back, and we were pleasantly surprised to see how many other artists and attendants were eager to take time out of their busy SXSW experience to give back to those in need. Here are some of our favorite philanthropic moments.

21. When NoMBe joined Music Is Our Weapon and went on a Music Outing to help patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

22. When a ton of people helped put together care packages for the homeless.

23. When Khai met Gene, a patient with Alzheimer’s and helped bring some sunlight into his day through music.

24. When we spent two days, back to back, with Autumn Leaves Memory Care and some of our SXSW showcase artists (Young Futura, Khai, and NoMBe), bringing music to patients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

25. When Jacquelline Fuller, Director of Google.org, discussed Disruptive Philanthropy in the Digital World. 


By: Ashley Nicole Smith, IG: @ashley_nicole9091

SXSW, one of the most anticipated music festivals to experience with your fellow music and art lovers. There’s nothing better than jamming out to stellar musicians and catching sight of the unique style that everyone brings to Austin. Here are our top five looks we saw this year!





Cheese #sxsw

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SXSW had me waiting like… #SXSW #atxstyle #streetstyle #denim #croptop #catpants #topbun #bangs #latergram

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it got real and then it got fun 💃🏼🌺🎉🍾🎶💖 #sxswmusic #igatx #latergram #bumblebff

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