Remember the days where a concert used to be an “average” thing? We don’t. The city of Austin is stacking amps and propane tanks in preparation for its biggest edition of SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST and like careless teenagers, we’re jumping right into the thick of it. Justin Timberlake, Dave Grohl, Iggy Pop and Depeche Mode are just some of the big names headlining premier events, but with this year’s lineup, we want the stage dives, the mic drops and a lot of eye-to-eye contact while we stand next to Ryan Gosling. With that, here’s our definitive guide to 40 acts you don’t want to miss next week, because as the saying goes, “everything’s pretty much louder in Texas”.