SXSW's Coolest Music Girls Tell Us What They're Packing: Part I

It’s almost that time of year again, when hipsters from across the globe flock to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest Music Festival to rock out to their favorite bands—and discover some new ones. From March 12-17, a bevy of psychedelic rockers, rappers, folk outfits and international acts will take the stage. And as any music lover can attest, no matter what sort of sound you're into, the contents of your suitcase can make or break your outdoor festival-going experience.

To that end, we asked some of our favorite girl groups what they’ll be packing this year—and their answers might surprise you. Click through to see the first installment of what the edgiest female artists can’t live without at SXSW.

Akina Adderly

Austin band Akina Adderley and the Vintage Playboys are SXSW veterans. Adderley, the self-proclaimed "little woman with the big voice,” puts a soulful vintage twist on R&B and funk. Her musical roots are deep – she’s the granddaughter of jazz trumpeter Nat Adderley and the daughter of Nat Adderley, Jr., Luther Vandross' bandleader. Like her music, Adderley’s bohemian style also feels nostalgic—she mixes colorful maxidresses with plunging necklines and chunky gold jewelry.