Some of the best acts of past South By Southwest festivals weren’t the big names; they were the local bands who were just happy to perform. Check out some of the best musicians Austin has to offer at this year’s event.
Most fans of Arcade Fire recognize Will Butler as the guy spasming around the stage as if he were hopped up on ecstasy, shouting and beating on drums. You’d expect his debut solo album, Policy, to be just like his chaotic performance style.
JamFeed is a 6-month-old free music app created by two brothers, Cameron and Tyler Gibson. With the help of UT students, the Gibsons developed the app, which places all music-related news onto one convenient platform.
Moonburn Collective is a conglomerate of Austin-based musicians who write music and record together. Carlos Ramirez, a radio-television-film senior at UT, said the group’s varying interests are beneficial to the collective.
Come one, come all: musical group HarmoNation is recruiting. Whether you've performed on stage or only in your shower, HarmoNation is happy to take members of all musical backgrounds and experience levels.
Staff writer Chris Riemenschneider called the 1994 SXSW festival a place for record executives, journalists, musicians and public relations workers to “find avenues to sell their products or themselves; and, most importantly, kiss each others’ asses.”