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SXSW: Solange

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SXSW: Solange

Solange at the Spin party at Stubb´s BBQ on Friday March 15.
Solange at the Spin party at Stubb's BBQ on Friday March 15. Dan DeLuca

Solange Knowles is more a SXSW sort of girl than her big sister Beyonce. (She also rolls without an accent aigu, so  her name rhymes with Julian Assange.) At the Spin magazine party at Stubb's on Friday afternoon, the 26 year old Brooklynite was on a bill between Scottish electro-pop buzz band CHVRCHES and Los Angeles rap wiz Kendrick Lamar, which made perfect aesthetic sense. Turned out in pink shorts ensemble and backed by a minimlaist R & B combo that included two back up singers and chief collaborator Dev Hynes, the burgeoning indie style star played a five song set that took a few numbers to gather steam, but clicked in with her perfectly suited cover of the Dirty Projectors "Stillness Is The Move," whose Zen lyric about finding calm amidst cacophony rang out like a strategy for sanity at SXSW.   

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