The South by South West music festival got underway on March 15, inundating the city of Austin, Texas with music from every genre imaginable. This portion of the festival, featuring over 2000 bands, kicked off with a big opening party featuring a lineup of newcomers and returning bands to the levent, including a performance by Argentinian group Capsula playing their version of David Bowie's "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" album in its entirety. Some of the highlights at the festival on opening day included a performance by Iggy Pop playing a 1 hour and 50 minute set of classic and new material at "Austin City Limits" venue, reports Billboard.
Source: Yahoo Music
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