The M in the MTV

mtvU keeps the music in MTV alive as the Woodie Awards return to SXSW.

GSD&Mer Sarah Stuchberry made her way to the mtvU Woodie Awards music showcase and reports back on her three favorite acts. Each year, the “Woodies” celebrate breakthrough artists, and this year’s show is also spotlighting the best emerging musicians on college campuses. This year the awards returned to Austin to be handed out during SXSW – glad to have you back MTV.

Here are Sarah’s choices for her three faves from the show:

Atlas Genius — Three brothers and their keyboardist make up this indie band from Australia.

Alt-J — English indie rock quartet that killed it! Tessellate literally put the audience in a trance.

Timeflies — self-described electro pop hip hop dub something duo.  Literally had the audience jumping – high energy AND they made the girls swoon.