Let the SXSW madness begin! With so many shows to check out this week, planning out the details for my trip has consumed my entire life. In fact, I recently had a nightmare that I stood in the FADER Fort line for several hours only to find out that I was actually standing in line for the 50 Cent show. Luckily I was quickly woken up by my cat using one of my legs as a scratching post but, man, let's hope that doesn't actually happen! Although I'm sure I could still rap along to a third of Get Rich or Die Trying...

While I'll probably forget about most of my planned schedule as soon as my plane lands, there are a few shows that I know I'll definitely be making the time to check out. Download the tracks below and then be sure to check out each of these artists making their appearance at this years SXSW music festival!