Announcements are made; pre-party shows are finishing up; hundreds of bands are now piling into hundreds of vans to make the annual trek to SXSW 2013 in Austin. The film and interactive sections of the festival are already underway, but come March 12 the local venues will begin filling with bands and fans flocking to enjoy one of the world’s biggest celebrations of indie music.
The number of bands performing between March 12 and 17 are far too many to mention, but some you may know include: Andrew W.K., The Airborne Toxic Event, Ashley Monroe (of Pistol Annies), Atlas Genius, Baauer (remember “Harlem Shake?”), City and Colour, The Flaming Lips, Frightened Rabbit, Sound City Players (yes, Dave Grohl’s new supergroup), Tegan and Sara, and many more. In recent news, it’s been announced that Depeche Mode will play their first-ever set at SXSW to preview their new record, and tickets will be awarded by drawing from current badge holders.
Music lover=kid. SXSW=candy store.
If you hadn’t planned to make it to SXSW, but would still like to go, badges are still available at press time—but be prepared to pay. Walk-up rates for the music section alone are right at $800. And if you are going, feel free to give a shout-out to your favorite sets here in the comments!
Enjoy indie music’s biggest week!