Editor’s note: This article was originally published February 17, 2014
From: Brooklyn, NY
SXSW set time: 10:15 p.m., Wednesday, March 12
Could share a bill with: Sky Ferreira, Autre Ne Veut, Blood Orange
In 50 words or less: On the SXSW schedule Paoro is classified as R&B but much like many of her contemporaries she takes a very loose, free form approach to the genre. Her vocals ache with torment as much as straightforward soul and the soundscapes she chooses borrow heavily from dreamy indie rock. According to her official bio, Paoro spent a considerable amount of time in Tibet and her vocal style is heavily influenced by the "acrobatic folk opera" tradition of Lhamo.