Live Review: Valient Thorr @ Barbarella 3/18 (SXSW)

SXSW is not a typical festival. There are no open fields, no gigantic stages, and honestly fewer huge acts. Well, there are huge stages and huge acts, but that’s not what the true SXSW goers are there for. What makes it so special is its celebration of small bands, new bands, and the music lifestyle. It was a street party with music on every corner and in every bar. (more…)

SXSW Preview Part Two: Tips for west coasters traveling to austin, great LA bands and fun live shows

The first major Music Festival of the year begins this week In Austin, TX. South by Southwest (SXSW) is a major Music, Film, and Interactive Festival  chocked full of movie screenings, technology exhibits, public speakers and panels with guests such as Conan O’Brien (a personal favorite), and of course lots and lots of MUSIC!! The beauty of the SXSW music series is that, contrary to many music festivals organized around a few large stages in an open field, the SXSW showcases are held at bars and small venues throughout the city of Austin. As a result, music and party seekers can wander the streets of downtown Austin and watch some of their favorite bands in a more intimate setting. (more…)