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Despite the legions of Angelenos headed to Austin for this year's South by Southwest, the city hasn't slowed down one bit. We started the weekend with Devil's Playground's latest Star Warz show and finished with fist-pumping jams at Hard 13.

Devil's Playground Presents Star Warz

L.A. burlesque troupe Devil's Playground brought their wildly successful Star Warz show to the newly remodeled Music Box. Joining the Stormtrooper, C-3PO and others were new characters Chewbacca, R2-D2 and Death Star/Imperial Commander. Read more in our recap and view more images in Josh “CuriousJosh” Reiss' photo gallery.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club @ Echoplex

Credit: Timothy Norris

Credit: Timothy Norris

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club took over Echoplex for a three-night stint. Friday night's gig sold out the venue and brought out opening band The Whigs. See more in Timothy Norris' photo gallery.

South by Southwest

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

Credit: Shannon Cottrell

South by Southwest began this weekend with the interactive portion of the convention. Check out Shannon Cottrell's photo gallery for images of the tech scene's Austin takeover. Keep up on L.A. Weekly's SXSW cover here.

Hard 13 @ Club Nokia

Credit: Timothy Norris

Credit: Timothy Norris

It was a night of pacifiers and neon bracelets at L.A. Live when HARD 13 hit Club Nokia with sets from Fake Blood, Jack Beats, Boy 8-Bit, Destructo, special guest Tommy Lee and more. Check out the crowd in Timothy Norris' photo gallery.

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