Saturday, March 10, 2012

So You're Not at SXSW

We know you'd rather be in Austin, TX right now gearing up for an intense week of show hopping, but alas. You are not. Happily, in this ultra connected age of the internets, there's a way to still get in on some of the South By action without leaving comfort of your desk chair. Behold:

+ NPR is streaming both audio and video March 14 and 15. Especially cool is their showcase on the 14th from Stubb's featuring Andrew Bird, Alabama Shakes, Dan Deacon and Sharon Van Etten. For more details on this and other shows, check out the the NPR Music site. 

+ As an add on to that, don't foret about NPR's All Songs Considered late night dispatches from the festival. Always entertaining. 

+ Paste Magazine is offering a 32-song SXSW sampler with a bonus issue of their mPlayer. 

+ The festival itself is introducing SXSWfm this year. It's a streaming music player online with four channels covering multiple genres from Americana, to rock, electronica and indie pop. 

So, there you have it. TMI will update if anything else pops up. Happy festival-going. 

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