SXSW Videos For Your Viewing Pleasure

SXSW Music

Although SXSW (South By Southwest) is a hard to compare experience — over 2,000 bands in one week! — I did try to capture some of the essence on video. Unfortunately I left the digital camera at home as my pockets were already burdened enough with a flask, new band CDs, and the inevitable hundreds of flyers and handouts from various people, bands, and advertisers downtown. As a result these are all smart phone videos. I tweaked the audio on the Santogold performance using Adobe Premiere, as I was standing about six inches from one of the monster speakers at the very front, but otherwise all footage is raw. The Band: Nico Sounds Unknown Artist Santogold performing Les Artistes I also have several other SXSW articles for your viewing pleasure. Did you go to [...]

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SXSW: No Words Needed (A Photo Gallery)

Yes, this was Tuesday night... just imagine Thursday... Friday... Saturday!

Why spoil the mood with words when all you need are pictures to tell a thousand stories… well, that and maybe an occasional caption… This is the first of my SXSW posts. I am quite exhausted from the music / food / alcohol / everything of the last week, and this is the best I can — err, am willing to do — on such short notice. Tomorrow I’ll start editing, compiling, and uploading the numerous videos I took. They will hopefully be posted within 24-48 hours or so, no worries. And of course I will be sure to update this post with the fresh links as soon as they are up… but in the meantime, please enjoy these random pictures of the SXSW street life. And as always, feel free to share your [...]

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SXSW Tuesday: And So The Music Begins

SXSW Music

Music lovers around the world are rejoicing this week with the return of the annual SXSW (South by Southwest) Music & Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Yes, every spring the Live Music Capital of the World gets even more jam-packed and visually-entertaining. In recent years over 2,000 bands from all corners of the globe have converged here in my hometown for a week-long festival, and that in turn brings tens of thousands of other people to Austin, including celebrities, media, talent agents and managers, and yes of course, music-lovers. SXSW week is also popular for the debuting of new films, smart phone apps (both music-related and otherwise), and yes, even liquor. The city gets so packed that hotel rooms are non-existent (and if you did book one in advance, enjoy paying 5x the normal [...]

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