Stereogum’s Austin Oasis 2017 Yearbook

Congratulations to the SXSW Class Of 2017! For the third year in a row, Stereogum presented a marathon show at Austin’s Hole In The Wall. This year’s event was called Austin Oasis, because it felt like a break from the typical downtown festival chaos and because we thought maybe we could will an Oasis reunion into existence at a dive bar across the street from UT-Austin. That last part didn’t happen, but 26 fantastic bands played and — just like in 2016 and 2015 — we’ve put together a yearbook of sorts, giving all the bands superlatives to take with them into the next chapter of their lives. Check out our portraits and all the rest below.

Not Pictured: Hideout, White Reaper

Traveled The Farthest To Be Here: Alex Lahey

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Most Likely To Invite Their Parents To The Show: Charly Bliss

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Most Likely To Cast A Spell: Emily Reo

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Biggest Heartbreakers: Flasher

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Biggest Charmers: Forth Wanderers

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Best Best Friends: Gurr

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Best Personality: Half Waif

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Most Likely To Eat Whataburger Before The Gig: IAN SWEET

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Hardest Worker: Jay Som

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Best Space Brothers: LVL UP

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Best Darling Of The Afterglow: Lydia Ainsworth

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Loudest: Melkbelly

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Most Likely To Tell It Like It Is: Muncie Girls

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Most Soulful: Nick Hakim

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Most School Spirit: Peaer

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Most Likely To Lead The Revolution: Priests

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Life Of The Party: PWR BTTM

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Teacher Of The Year: Rick (from Pile)

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Also Traveled The Farthest To Be Here: Slow Dancer

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Most Likely To Ask What Her Superlative Will Be At The Show: Snail Mail

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Most Likely To Make You Wish You Were In Their Band: The Spook School

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Chillest: Stef Chura

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Best Smiles: T-Rextasy

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Class Clowns: Yucky Duster

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