SXSW 2006: schedules + mp3s
As you are probably aware if you are attending SXSW 2006, the full schedules and artist bios/mp3s have been posted. The fact that they include mp3s from most of the artists really helps me out, because there are a ridiculous amount of bands that I've never heard of.
I'll be making it a point to see the usual suspects and "can't miss" acts (Jose Gonzalez, Love is All, Voxtrot, Tapes 'n Tapes, SOUND team, Peter & the Wolf, etc.), but I remember discovering quite a few acts via these free mp3s last year, and I plan on doing the same this year. Here's a list of a few bands that I've heard so far this morning that I'd like to check out, along w/ the link to the SXSW-approved mp3:
Office Dominoes mp3
The Bats Bells mp3
National Eye Halo mp3
JayMay Sea Green, See Blue mp3
Girls in Hawaii Flavor mp3
White Ghost Shivers Big and Easy mp3
Deadboy and The Elephant Man Ancient Man mp3
If you know some other lesser-known artists that we should check out at SXSW, leave them in the comments. And in the meantime, I highly recommend that you spend your day at work/school browsing and downloading at the SXSW site.