WFUV's coverage of SXSW 2012: We broadcast Bruce's keynote, NPR Music gigs, and our own Friday showcase. Find our video, audio & photos on the blog, below. There's more, including exclusive band guest blogs, on The Alternate Side.
You've seen photos of SXSW and maybe some video, but what is it really like to walk around Austin during the epic music festival? Alisa Ali guides you through a quick tour of 6th Street, the heart of SXSW in Austin, Texas. The city is known as the live music capital of the world. Join Alisa as she navigates down the blocks filled with people, food, and music!
Every year at this time I start to wonder if I'm missing out. After all, it seems the entire music industry has converged on one place - everybody except me, that is. *Sigh* I know, what a bummer, staying home and play music on the radio. Quel Drag.
But seriously, what is all the fuss about in Austin right now? And have you ever wondered: What IS it and why is 'FUV there? Certainly somebody else could cover this conference, right?
Weeel. Not so fast there pahdner.
Austin, Texas becomes the international center of the music industry for a week each March during South by Southwest. Thousands of bands, songwriters, DJ's, bloggers, writers, publicists, lawyers and record labels, gather to network, eat tacos and run around like teenagers. I've been going for 20 years now, and with the ongoing changes in the music business, it's become more vital than ever.