I am crushed. (*sniff*)
Yes, I've moved beyond the disbelief
and anger stages, and finally reconciled myself with the fact that I
won't be heading to Austin for SxSW this year. (*sob!*) Not quite the end of the world, but still totally worth feeling sorry for oneself over.
For those of you fortunate souls who ARE heading down to arguably the coolest town in the Southwest
for arguably the coolest fest of the indie year, I'm happy to pass
along the news that the lineup for the music portion of the fest has
been nailed down and announced. If you've held off planning, it's time
to get to it, boys and girls.
Go forth with...
--a festival lineup schedule
--a private party schedule
--a list of venues
--places to eat & booze it up
...forthwith! And bone up with this incredible guide to everything you'd ever want to know about SxSW: SxSW Baby. Seriously, it's jaw-droppingly complete, so go check it out.
Wait, what's that you say? You haven't registered? Well, Hell! Get ye to the Registration page, slowpoke! The fest takes place in just a couple weeks -- 3/14-3/18 -- and you're going to need those wristbands.
you lucky bastard. Meanwhile, I and the poor sods like me will be
living vicariously through you. Think of us fondly while you're down
there living the rock and roll life.
Remember, it's not just for yourself. You're living it for the rest of us, too.
HOT TIP: Be sure to catch the Elana James Trio,
with local Austin heroine Elana James -- sometime Bob Dylan band
member, Willie Nelson collaborator, and Hot Club of Cowtown swinging
fiddle slinger and singer. (photo by City On Fire)