Category: SXSW 2013

Looking back at SXSW Music on The Rock Show

[audio:] MP3 File – Show Notes – RSS Feed Probably the first of a few weeks of ‘Rock Show podcasts’ powered by the bands and performers I found at this year’s SXSW Music. This week with Delta Rae, Clairy Browne and The Bangin’ Rackets, Little Green Cars, Chappo, and Ruby Jane.

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Who won SXSW Interactive with 160 characters?

For some reason, nobody has anointed a mobile app as ‘winning’  SXSW this year. Let me correct that, over on Forbes. After five days of SXSW Interactive, five nights of SXSW Music, and countless screenings at SXSW Film, my smartphone isn’t quite sure what just happened. More used to being beside the keyboard on my desk, it was flung into a high impact, bandwidth limited, battery sapping, content heavy event. And now I’m ready to tell you which app was the killer mobile app of SXSW.

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Dear SXSW bands, where is all the merch?

Something I’ve noticed at SXSW Music this year is the lack of merchandise on sale after a showcase. With over 2000 official performances, the people in the crowd are already invested in you. They’ve given up close to an hour of their time to listen to you. If they are up on their feet. cheering and applauding at the end of the gig… you’ve made the sale! You’ve got them! All you need to do is close the transaction and you have a fan for life! Except in three nights of back to back showcases, only two artists I’ve seen

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