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Top Chicago acts at SXSW 2012

By our count, nearly 50 local bands are making the trek down to Austin, Texas this week for the annual SXSW music festival (March 13-18). While some will headline their own official showcases, many have packed their schedules with multiple shows each day at unofficial parties at venues throughout the city--where pricey badges and wristbands aren't necessary and the free booze flows, uh, freely. How will Chicago be represented down in Austin? Meet a few of the Chicago natives we're most excited about checking out at SXSW 2012, aka hipster Mardi Gras. Follow RedEye at SXSW on Twitter at @redeyechimusic
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