So many bands, so little time. To me going to see indie rock, electronica, hip-hop, new wave, old wave, punk or even garage rock bands at SXSW is a little like Christmas in LA. You’ve got to still celebrate but it just doesn’t seem quite right.
Here then are my suggestions and a link to one song each from the bands or artists that epitomize the Austin spirit:
I’d like to say a little something about each band but time and space don’t allow it. Generally speaking these are bands I have heard good things about but didn’t have access to. Of course there are many other great bands heading to SXSW and many of them I have already written about (Rex Hobart, James McCmurtry, Mavis Staples, Robyn Hitchcok, Mary Gauthier and many others).