is fast approaching, and the influx of information has already begun (at last count, there were over 1100 bands confirmed
). If you're attending the festival like us, it really helps to have someone do all the legwork for you. These are the sites we're going to use: Done Waiting
is the best place to find out about the various label and promo company showcases before they're "officially" announced. I don't know how they do it, but this site is essential if you're coming to Austin. See You in the Pit
has taken on the daunting task of profiling and offering mp3s of all the bands that will be playing the festival. Acts covered so far
: Voxtrot, Bosque Brown, Silversun Pickups, Man Man, and oh so many more.
This site offers exhaustive news coverage about every aspect of the festival: film, interactive, and of course, music. Oh My Rockness
has started a listing of SXSW day parties, showcases, and after parties.
The official site is the place you'll be able to first get a complete rundown of venues, set times, and other various goings-on, probably sometime in the next couple weeks.Finally
If you're coming down to Austin for SXSW, would it really be that hard to stop by Dallas
first for this?