SXSW2008 – Music to Feed On


Blitzen Trapper @ the Mohawk

The South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas often feels to me like a crash course in the current state of the indie music scene. In just 4 days I saw 31 bands perform with as many diverse styles as there are BBQ sauces in Texas. Now that I’m home, my mind wanders back over the musical banquet I was fed while there and am starting to crave more of some of the sounds I heard. My musical stomach has now been stretched and I’m left feeling hungrier than before for new sounds (because who can visit Texas and not begin to make food analogies?!).

I’ve made an iMeem playlist of some of my favorites from SXSW2008. The two stand-outs for me were Blitzen Trapper and Liam Finn. You can check out my Flickr photoset from both the interactive, film, and music segments of SXSW here.

Feel free to share your own playlists or recommendations from SXSW2008 in the comments. Help feed this ravenous music glutton!


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