On March 17, 2011, Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Wild Flag, Fishbone, Trae Tha Truth, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, Ume, Times New Viking and DJ Erykah Badu provided music for the Village Voice Media/Frank151 SXSW Showdown at the Austin Music Hall. Roving photographer Nate "Igor" Smith brings back these photos.
As the sun beat down on the Empire Polo Fields, people took shelter under umbrellas or just stripped down and enjoyed the heat. Meanwhile, the Sahara tent was a sweatbox of EDM madness. All photos by Timothy Norris.