This year’s South by Southwest was definitely one for the books. For a week, performances, showcases, and damn tourist traffic took over the city of Austin. And if you missed it, I’m terribly sorry.
Although many big performers were in town, including the Flaming Lips headlining at Auditorium Shores, I focused on seeing smaller groups and bands. Here’s a recap of my SXSW experience.
As South By 2013 fades into a distant, wild, hungover memory, the fun doesn’t stop for Texas. Here’s a list of upcoming music festivals here in Austin and other cities:
Texas Thunder 2013 – Gardendale, TX May 17-19
Richardson Wildflower Festival, Richardson, TX May 17-19
Kerrville Folk Festival– Kerrville TX May 23-June 9
Neon Desert Music Festival 2013 – El Paso, TX May 25
River City Rockfest 2013 – San Antonio, TX May 26
Chaos in Tejas 2013 – Austin, TX May 30- June 2
Free Press Summer Fest 2013 – Houston, TX June 1-2
video and text by Jesse Crouse
additional: video intro graphic by Sonia Melendez, list compiled by Elizabeth Blancas