I am all about the music festival. I have been to my fair share and hope to go to many more. However, a music festival that is even overwhelming to me is SXSW in Austin, Texas. Tons and tons of bands and tons and tons of venues. Seems almost dreamy, and then I panic at the thought of the scheduling chaos, how to get from one venue to the next, which band to see and which to skip…I am almost hyperventilating right now. So even though it almost sounds hellish to attend this grandiose pot of wonderfulness, I would do it, and hopefully one day I will. But in the mean time, I appreciate music festivals as they give the up and comers a time to shine and introduce themselves to us.
Six of the bands who are performing at SXSW March 13-22 are from MPLS/STP: Grant Hart, Doomtree, Brother Ali, Dosh, Haley Bonar and Mark Olson and Gary Louris.
If your music collection sounding a little stale? Check out the SXSW line-up, introduce yourself to a few of the performers, download a song here and there and broaden your musical horizon and that of your friends.