Future rolled into this gauntlet as the front-runner in terms of
hip-hop buzz (both inside and outside of the rap community). And
after a slew of riotous onslaughts, they'll leave that way (here for
Phoenix coverage of the pandemonium at Fader Fort). But Mac Miller is
without-a-doubt the other nu-rap big to break huge down here, easily
graduating from the mid-sized venues he's been playing nationwide to
halls and theaters on momentum caught in Austin.
Every year during SXSW, Fader sets up camp in Austin for one of the most outrageous perpetual shit shows of the whole damn week. This year their schedule boasts the likes of Harlem, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Japandroids, Dam-Funk, A-Trak, Yelawolf, Bone Thugs, and much more; that plus the rivers of free brew that are known to flow.