Bands to love out of SXSW 2015 even if you’re not going

Big names and headliners like Spoon, John Legend, TV On The Radio and Wiz Khalifa are headed to Austin for the South By Southwest music conference, but an influx of emerging talent still remains the best — and most essential — part of the fest.

From electro to hip-hop to indie noisemakers to singer-songwriters, below is a list of some new artists to check out and listen to, even if you're not SXSW-bound this week.

Shamir, Jamestown Revival, Chastity Belt, Remi, Lemaitre, Priory, Smallpools, Girl Band, Laura Welch, Kevin Gates and more are included.

Who are some highlights to your schedule? Who do you love right now that isn't headed to the Austin festival?

SXSW Music runs March 17 through this Sunday, March 22.