The problem with scheduling things at SXSW (or, rather, making a schedule that you "have" to follow) is that, inevitably, things will happen which totally screw with everything. In my case, it was A) losing my schedule somehow so I had no idea what parties/showcases were where and B) having my phone die, which totally screws everything up. Somewhere, somebody in Austin has my schedule.
In the beginning of the day, all was fine, as I went to check out Lykke Li, who is Sweden's hottest export as of now. She has this one song "Little Bit" which has been taking the industry's ears by storm and the performance was pretty spot on, although her other songs that she performed were not as...
There's a high possibility that these updates will become slightly more delirious and more filled with rambling than actual sentences in the next couple of days, as I'm sitting in bed here and running on another night of very little sleep. Just fair warning, you know. There are two things right now that are my biggest assets, and that would be the gel insoles I bought before I came (they do wonders, really) because I knew I'd be walking around a ton, and packets of Emergen-C. It's amazing what a packet of Emergen-C will do in the mornings, and I swear I'm not being sponsored by them (although if somebody from Emergen-C is currently...
Jonathan Lullo of Down to Earth Approach has been updating his AP.net blog about the recording of his latest untitled solo EP. Follow it here. Feel free to add him as a friend so you get notified of all his latest blog updates.
I'm currently in Austin, TX for SXSW and, as in the past couple years, I'm doing daily updates of the shows that I catch and things like that. Here's Day 1, with more to follow of course. Greg Dona is also in SXSW and should be doing updates as well.
This is my third year here at SXSW and things are a bit different this time - for the first time, I finally have a badge (so I can go to all of the official showcases and panels now), and I finally have a hotel room in downtown Austin. What isn't different, however, is the jampacked list of parties and shows that start even before the music portion of SXSW even officially starts, which was yesterday the 12th. My flight left LA at 6:50...
Today at 1pm on 107.7 FM The End (in Seattle), The Presidents of the United States of America will be live to premiere the first single from their new album These Are The Good Times People. If you are outside of the Seattle area you can listen online here. Also, the band recently made a video blog regarding information about their new album which can be seen in the replies.
Sergio from Thieves and Villains will be regularly updating the band's blog on their Buzznet page. Check out his first entry, which includes some big updates about the band and their writing process, right here.
Butch Walker has posted a blog thanking everyone who sent their wishes about his house burning down, and he is having a show on December 17 in LA at the Hotel Café to help raise money to pay for the possessions his friends lost.
Forgive Durden have launched a new site/blog where you can find updates on the band's status and what they're working on. Also, Thomas is looking to produce local bands in the Seattle area. If you're interested, head to the blog for more information.
John Mayer once again mentioned Paramore on his blog. This time he mentioned the song "Misery Business" as one of his top five tracks at the moment. He also briefly talks about his views on the state of pop music right now.