I may not have been in Austin last week for SXSW, but I feel like I was. For the second year in a row, I spent the days leading up to, during and after SXSW pouring over articles, playlists, Twitter feeds, Instagram accounts and more looking for new bands to love. From NPR Music’s “Austin 100” (free 100 song download!) and Do512‘s extensive Spotify playlist to a festival preview from Space City Rock and my Twitter followers in attendance, I still managed to find a handful of bands completely new to me.
For the second year, I present my “Secondhand SXSW” playlist: [Read more…]