South By Southwest

This blog vows to not be consumed by SXSW this next week, but one post won’t hurt.

NPR previews the massive number of shows all over Austin. There are the official events, of course, and the FREE unofficial Hot Freaks events, hosted by music bloggers Daytrotter, Largehearted Boy, Aquarium Drunkard, Chromewaves, You Ain’t No Picasso, My Old Kentucky Blog, and Gorilla vs Bear.

Download a more than generous helping of easy-like-Sunday-morning mp3s from Hot Freaks bands at Aquarium Drunkard, who puts together one, two, three fantastic compilations for ya that include a track from each of the following blistering bands:

Dr. Dog, Bowerbirds, Bodies of Water, AA Bondy, Centro-matic, Castanets, Chris Bathgate, Akron/Family, Bobby Bare Jr., Jason Collett, Collections of Colonies of Bees, Cloud Cult, Black Mountain, Black Angels, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Citay, The Dodos, Jens Lekman, Lightspeed Champion, Evangelicals, Everest, Foreign Born, My Brightest Diamond, Kaki King, Langhorne Slim, Danile Lanois, Minipop, Lucero, Madeline, Phosphorescent, Throw Me The Statue, The Whigs, White Hinterland, White Denim, Ola Podrida, O’death, Parts & Labor, Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands, Pink Nasty, Slaraffenland, Snowglobe, The Submarines, The Theater Fire, British Sea Power, Peelander Z, and King of Prussia.


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