SXSW Recap: Final Countdown

By the final day of SXSW, I was worn out thanks to a cold I had developed over the previous few days.  It turns out that when you work from home, your immune system can't handle the craziness of so many people packed into tiny venues.  So we slept in and got our start with another set by The Local … [Read more...]

SXSW Recap: Day 3 Fires Things Up

Friday at SXSW started out with my favorite band, Frightened Rabbit, at Waterloo Records' day party. Having just seen them at the Showbox did not diminish the experience. Lead singer Scott Hutchison's stage banter was as cheeky as always.  After informing the audience that they'd be signing records … [Read more...]

SXSW 2013 Recap: Day 2, Just The Beginning

Day two at SXSW started at noon, with a set at Haddington's by Cobalt & The Hired Guns.  After hearing so many stories about this band, it was fun to finally see them live. Following Cobalt's set was Seattle-based The Local Strangers' set.  I'm continually impressed by their ability to draw … [Read more...]

SXSW Recap: March 13th, 2013

My first trip to SXSW started with a cab ride to the airport in a white Lincoln towncar.  Our driver was a former employee at Arista Records, and we had a sweet little puppy companion, so we were off to a good start. Moments later it was made even better by the realization that Telekinesis was on … [Read more...]

South By Southwest: A First-Timer’s Wish List

Natalie, one of IRW's fantastic photographers, has been in the throes of life over the last couple weeks and one of the major things sucking up all her time is preparing for the South by Southwest music festival down in Austin, Texas. For those of you unfamiliar with this particular festival, it's … [Read more...]

SXSW Diary: Day Two and Three, Now We’re Talkin’

Ok so this is LOOONG overdue... obviously. It took me about two weeks to recover from the constant flow of information being tossed to my ears, eyes and fingers. Day two and three were when the real party got started. As I mentioned in my previous SX post, I was sort of glad I got to the fest early … [Read more...]

SXSW Diary Day One-ish

The day unexpectedly started out by being hooked up with a wristband and photo pass (of course for a small-ish fee) that allowed me to enter and photograph officially sanctioned shows at SXSW. Shows I most likely would never been able to see without it. However, I have to admit, a good 50% or more … [Read more...]

SXSW: Our Favorites You Probably Never Heard Of

I headed down to Austin on March 11th knowing how unprepared I was to experience South by Southwest. I only say I was unprepared due to the fact it was my first time heading down to one of the largest music festivals in the country and no one can truly be prepared for what I had in store. At least I … [Read more...]

Snapshot: SXSW in iPhone Photos

As you can imagine, I was snapping pictures like a madwoman all week last week.  My Nikon wasn't the only camera capturing moments, however. If you follow IRW's twitter account, then you've seen the madness of SXSW through my eyes every step of the way via iPhone captures. I've posted some of … [Read more...]

SXSW Makes You Manic, Excited then Exhausted. Now Rinse and Repeat.

I've been in Austin for... four days. Wait, what?! Ok, I can't believe it's been that long. Hmm, yes I can. Depending on the time of day and which day you ask me, I may complain about my tired feet, annoying crowds and exhaustion or gush about my newest favorite band... which replaced my last … [Read more...]