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maryte

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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:59am

 marko86 wrote:
I got friends who go, but they seem to get insider info. I was jealous of their last years highlight of seeing Dan Auerbach (Black keys) at an after hours show at someones house. But overall it's just too busy, too much running around. The festival is my preference,, they have smaller fests that go one as well in Austin.

 

Same here.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:57am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

SXSW is a trade show. Lots of seminars for musicians on how to market themselves, teaching about technology, that sort of thing. Also music "showcases" which tend to have a lot of crap bands that someone's taken a financial interest in and they invite all the radio and label people to their showcase and try to get them deals. A real mixed bag. I've seen some of these that are incredibly well presented (free drinks help!) and I walk away thinking "these guys RAWK" but then I hear the actual recording and it turns out they're crap after all. A lot of it looks dreary except maybe Robyn Hitchcock will be on a panel discussing copyright law. I've never been, but those are the sorts of things that got it going. They only added a "public option" (no credentials required) later, and at a stiff price.

That price is well worth it, however, if you are actually interested in hearing your favorite musicians talk about the business of music. That sort of thing is cool, if you're into it. That's all day, and then at night they have music. (That's my rough guide, not gospel)
 

Oh, if you want to do that other stuff, the price goes up.  Way up. The prices I listed are for attending music venues only, not conferences.  Film is separate as well (although they have the pass for the whole ball of wax that costs about a mortgage payment).
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:42am

I got friends who go, but they seem to get insider info. I was jealous of their last years highlight of seeing Dan Auerbach (Black keys) at an after hours show at someones house. But overall it's just too busy, too much running around. The festival is my preference,, they have smaller fests that go one as well in Austin.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:40am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I'm friends with Okkervil River on facebook and they said yesterday that they're practicing with Roky Erickson. So that's something.

  Roky's Elevator doesn't go all the way up, if you know what I mean.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:39am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

SXSW is a trade show...

 
It has also become a film showcase as well: on the radio this morning there was a guy who did a documentary about Bill Hicks. Apparently it is not Ken Burns' documentary, if you know what I mean. Worth investigating: the premiere is tonight, so it'll start getting some buzz soon.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:38am

I'm friends with Okkervil River on facebook and they said yesterday that they're practicing with Roky Erickson. So that's something.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:37am

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Sounds like a blast.  Maybe one day I'll make it out to SXSW.
 
I buried my "I've never been" caveat in the middle there. Me too. I've been planning to make plans for it for 20 years. I have a couple of friends who have gone every year since year one.

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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:28am

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That's my fest. Already got my tickets and this will be 8th year going. Always a good time with a large variety of bands.Never had a desire to go to SXSW though. It's more for the kids, me thinks.
 
SXSW is a trade show. Lots of seminars for musicians on how to market themselves, teaching about technology, that sort of thing. Also music "showcases" which tend to have a lot of crap bands that someone's taken a financial interest in and they invite all the radio and label people to their showcase and try to get them deals. A real mixed bag. I've seen some of these that are incredibly well presented (free drinks help!) and I walk away thinking "these guys RAWK" but then I hear the actual recording and it turns out they're crap after all. A lot of it looks dreary except maybe Robyn Hitchcock will be on a panel discussing copyright law. I've never been, but those are the sorts of things that got it going. They only added a "public option" (no credentials required) later, and at a stiff price.

That price is well worth it, however, if you are actually interested in hearing your favorite musicians talk about the business of music. That sort of thing is cool, if you're into it. That's all day, and then at night they have music. (That's my rough guide, not gospel)

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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:10am

 maryte wrote:


Come to ACL Fest instead.  It's far, far cheaper (e.g., ACL Fest tickets run between $135-$185; SXSW tickets run between $595-$750) and you'll have the added benefit/scary thought of hanging with us at ACL.

 

ok ~ when is ACL???
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 7:06am

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Someday, we will make it to Southbysouthwest. 

 

Come to ACL Fest instead.  It's far, far cheaper (e.g., ACL Fest tickets run between $135-$185; SXSW tickets run between $595-$750) and you'll have the added benefit/scary thought of hanging with us at ACL.
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 6:46am

Someday, we will make it to Southbysouthwest. 
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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 5:52am

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Austin City Limits Music Festival was great fun this year. Wouldn't be surprised if dionysius is jaded about it by now, living there, but all kinds of good groups to choose from for three days, not too pricey.

There were a lot of RPers there at this past festival, but none appeared interested in meeting up. If I go this year (like I probably will), maybe something will come together like that.
 

That's my fest. Already got my tickets and this will be 8th year going. Always a good time with a large variety of bands.Never had a desire to go to SXSW though. It's more for the kids, me thinks.


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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 5:46am

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To all you out-of-towners: have fun while you're here. See some great bands, take in some great new cinema during the SXSW Film business. Eat some great Mexican food. Drink responsibly. Check out the bats under the Congress Avenue bridge. Buy a "Kinky for Governor" t-shirt. Shop at our unparalleled independent record and book stores. Spend a lot of money. Then leave, please! Traffic here is terrible enough already.
 
And go and see Serious Sam Barrett He's a long way from home

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Posted: Mar 12, 2010 - 5:41am

I'm resurrecting this thread, because City Riots is going to perform at this year's festival. A co-worker's brother is in the band. Just a little plug.

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