For the last several years the House of Vans has taken over the Mohawk during the South by Southwest Music Festival. They return this year to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary on Wednesday, March 16 with a showcase featuring neo-soul queen Erykah Badu. As an artist, Badu has continued to evolve beautifully. Her mixtape “But You Cain’t Get My Phone,” dropped late last year, didn’t make nearly as many year end lists as it should have. Neon Indian, rising R&B artist Kelela and Spanish garage rock band Hinds, who we’re going to go ahead and call as one of this year’s big breakouts also perform.
Music on the inside stage that night is headlined by Philly indie rockers Sheer Mag and includes an appearance by Odd Future alum Domo Genesis.