On Friday, South By Southwest attendees lined up to hear Russell Brand’s take on popular culture and celebrity excess after the premiere of his film “BRAND: A Second Coming” — and many were left disappointed when Brand canceled his appearance hours before the event.
Singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn began her music career by singing and playing keyboard for various bands in Washington, D.C. She started her own record label, Laboratory Records, at age 21 and is now the frontrunner of indie rock group The Mynabirds.
Documentaries probably aren’t on the top of the priority for any music badge holders out there, but with films that cover everything from Kurt Cobain to banned music in Mali, you might want to give them some of your attention.
South By Southwest is all about being at the right place at the right time. To maximize your chances of experiencing one of those classic “SXSW moments,” check out some of the festival’s free multiday parties.