Once upon a time, certainly back in 1987, the SXSW event was about music. Sure, there is still music in Austin today. But SXSW has changed, as essentially every corporation that can somehow find a tie in manages to be on display. (Arguably this is done because the people who work at said car makers … Continue reading Salty in Austin
Watch the hotel rehearsal before the SXSW Alex Chilton tribute.
Major labels may be…ahem…slow to recognize the benefits of filesharing but not everyone in the music industry is so dense. Case in point: South by Southwest. The premier music festival of the year has once again posted on their site the mp3s of this year’s acts. That’s great, but who wants to scroll through the … Continue reading SXSW Offers Torrent of 2009 Acts
South by Southwest does a great job of letting attendees (and everybody else) do some homework before the shows and preview tracks by showcased bands. Here are a bunch of our faves. • The Asteroid #4 – “These Flowers of Ours” (web, sxsw) • Black Lips – “O Katrina!” (web, sxsw) • The Dollyrots – … Continue reading 21 Best SXSW 2009 MP3s
SXSW, At Last by SXSW co-founder and Fresh Air contributor, Ed Ward: “The thing that made SXSW the world’s top music conference was its educational content, I’ve always thought…. This year seemed to be quite different. One thing I noticed immediately was that the panels program had been cut way back, with a number of … Continue reading SXSW Wrap-up by Ed Ward