Sure, a boom fell on the crowd at OMD, riot police maced the crowd at Death From Above and Bene Weasel, well, he punched a girl. But the fact is that there was a lot of really great punk rock at SXSW this year. From the return of the Skatenigs to the Japanese madness of Pellander-Z to the superstar battle royale of lineups on the Ditrnap roster, the year bodes well for music from all over the world. Take a look at photographer Nicole Lucas' recap, which found her dodging punches in the pit at Bad Brains and dodging stage dives at Peelander Z, and grabbing photos of it all along the way.
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