Music festivals are great avenues for fans to discover new music. On the flip side, a good live performance at a festival could be the flip of the coin that marks either the start of a great career or simply… doesn’t. Of all the music festivals in the world, South By Southwest (SXSW) is by far one of the most well-respected and revered for its ability to showcase the best new talent in the industry. This year marked a pinnacle for the festival by bringing in well over 10,000 different bands and artists. Needless to say, in my many years of attending the festival this was the most intense and rewarding. There were so many amazing showcases and musicians!
At any rate, after weeks of listening and research (and countless pots of coffee), we selected the best up-and-coming artists and showcases of SXSW. Nothing was off limits. There was no act too eclectic and no stage too small. Following is a day-by-day picture diary of our SXSW adventure; documenting the artists and shows deemed as “most worthy.”
What do you think of our selection? Hit us with your questions and remarks in the comments section below.
By Joseph Noga, Contributing Blogger