With more than 2,000 bands performing, Austin's recently completed South by Southwest Festival is known as the place to find the next big thing. More recently, it has also become a place for veterans to reignite things.
Here's a look at some musicians in both categories who will soon be making their way north.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Singing powerfully from the edge of the stage and occasionally showing off Jagger-like dance moves, master storyteller Nick Cave wowed the crowd with a mixture of slow-burning ballads from his new album "Push the Sky Away" and favorites from across his career. (March 28-30, Beacon Theatre)
One of the best and most surprising performances of the week was turned in by Stevie Nicks, who joined up with Dave Grohl's Sound City Players. The rowdy crowd fell silent when Nicks and Grohl delivered an acoustic duet on "Landslide." (Appearing with Fleetwood Mac, April 8, MSG)
Fitz & the Tantrums
Fitz & the Tantrums had people dancing as they played joyful, Motown-influenced pop. Known for their 2010 hit "Moneygrabber," Fitz will release a new album in May, then open for Bruno Mars this summer. (April 16, The Studio at Webster Hall)
Most guitar heroes like to show off with long solos. Upper East Sider Marnie Stern keeps the focus on her songs, even when she's tapping her guitar like Eddie Van Halen. What emerges is a unique take on the noisy '90s rock that influenced her. (April 11, Music Hall of Williamsburg)