I'm headed down to Austin to cover the annual multimedia madness that is South By Southwest. Right here on Cobweb I'll bring you daily coverage from the Live Music Capitol of the World.
You can expect reports from inside live performances and outside talking to fans in line, from the back row at movie premieres and up front at outdoor movies on inflatable screens, from the bar at official awards parties and maybe even partying at unofficial open bars. You'll learn about a new one-of-a-kind brewery, what activists there are doing to help Haiti, and how to succeed in unorthodox stand-up comedy.
I'll be following Idaho musicians Finn Riggins and Rosalie Sorrels around the music festival, posting photos from the best taco trucks and BBQ joints in town, plus attending panels and highlighting big thinkers and their big ideas during the 10-day cultural Mecca. Future of Music Coalition folks will be in town, so you'll hear the latest on emerging business models for musicians as well.
To get you in the mood for the festivities, I'm putting together three mixtapes of songs from artists playing official showcases during the music festival (March 17-21). Let's get this party started!
Radioactive Gavin's SXSW 2010 Mixtapes Vol. 1: The Music Festival
SXSW Music Festival Mixtape tracklist-
Ocote Soul Sounds “Divinorum”
The xx “Islands”
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings “How Long Do I Have to Wait For You”
Zion I “Radio”
Kimya Dawson “Loose Lips”
Broken Social Scene “Anthems For a 17-Year Old Girl”
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals “Left Behind”
Finn Riggins “Hraka”
Dengue Fever “Mr. Orange”
Brownout “Ayer y Hoy”
Josh Martinez “Touch Your Body” (Live in Bozeman, MT)
Blue Scholars “Hello”
Pretty Lights “Double Love”
Breakestra “Gettin’ To It”
Grupo Fantasma “Rico Tumbao”
Brownout “Tell Her She’s Lovely”
Tobacco “Tape Eater”
Dosh “Public Domain Kind of Thing”
Daedelus “Back Doorbell”
Ernest Gonzales “Etchasketch Trees” (Yppah remix)
School of Seven Bells “Prince of Peace”
Oy “The Kitten”
The Texas Tornados “Una Mas Cerveza”