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This Week’s Playlist: Hot Hot Hot

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published August 4, 2013

Yes, Austin, we’re in the thick of summer now, with an endless slew of triple-digit days in the forecast. This is the side of our city the SXSW-ers miss, the skin-searing, mind-melting blasts of heat that come off as deliberately overblown cautionary tales in the blissful spring.

But you know what Austin? It’s all good. We can take it. We can temper that business with midday dips in Barton Springs and bottomless pitchers of frozen tequila drinks. It’s the price we pay for living in a music and technology hotspot (pun intended) so happening that we draw hipsters and haters by the hoardes. So go ahead 100-degree heat, do your worst.

In that spirit, with This Week’s Playlist: Hot Hot Hot we flirt with midsummer insanity and embrace the heat with a collection of songs about the steamy, sizzling, scantily clad season that will only be with us for another two, maybe three months.