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image from us.cdn2.123rf.comThe internet has made it much easier to think about music globally, but a lot of creativity still bubbles up from local music scenes. What city will be the next next Seattle?  Is Chicago a hot bed of indie music? A graphic that maps the 1,316 official SXSW 2013 showcase acts from the US offers some insights.

In total, there were 1718 official SXSW showcase acts from 57 countries.

via The Atlantic

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