For anyone who actually lives in town, the SXSW experience is not a quintessential one. Austin…changes. It becomes instantly bigger, slower, and completely over-stimulating. While SXSW tourists get quite a week of free booze, free merch, free music, and plenty to do, they’re not really getting a genuine Austin experience, and many of them probably
Happy SXSaturday everyone. If you are looking for another free music showcase, Austin Java is the place to be. Both the Barton Springs location and the Parkway location will have a stage set up with live music all afternoon. These locations are great because they have fantastic outdoor (and indoor) seating and this weather is
If you are looking to listen to some live music and enjoy some of the fun of SXSW but do not want to attempt to go downtown, Guero’s on South Congress has a great line-up on their outdoor stage. South Congress was alive with the energy and excitement that comes along with SXSW yesterday. It
Yes , you can still enjoy the madness of SXSW without the luxury of a wristband/badge. The free shows are at Auditorium Shores are on of the best things for those that do not have credentials. Free music plus the city as a backdrop are a sure good time. As one that has experienced the
This is one of the day parties that are worth checking out. Waterloo just does it right. They have solid music all day, plus they are free and open to the public. Luckily the weather cleared so there is no excuse not to be outside enjoying this fantastic Spring Break weather we are having. The
Since it’s SXSW, it seemed appropriate to spice up Trailer Tuesday. While we are still featuring “local trailers” today, it’s more along the SXSW theme of the week. Top Chef winner and local food genius Paul Qui has done it again. He has orchestrated a gathering of food trailers to bring you South Bites.
Welcome to Austin everyone visiting for the SXSW madness. If this is your first time or you are looking to experience a few Austin eats & things to do while hanging out this week then this SXSuggestion guide should help. These are some of the local favorites things that you must see or try while
SXSW is here and it is in full swing. The city is just alive with energy and excitement surrounding this week and the unknown adventures that lay ahead. Knowing the basics can be overwhelming even for Austnites, so this guide will hopefully help you has we get started on the ultimate Spring Break. Space
As many of you know the Baylor Street Art Wall is one of my absolute favorite spots in this town. I stop by almost weekly to reflect, take it all in and see what has changed since my last visit. When I learned that they were doing an event during SXSW I was immediately intrigued.
Happy SXSW, let the week of wildness begin. The SXSW Gaming Expo is one of the many events during SXSW that is free and open to the public. This expo presents a hand on gaming experience with product demos presented by the ultimate in gaming, Nintendo. This three-day gaming expo is dedicated to the future
SXSW is doing its annual call for volunteers. This is your chance to be in the middle of the action. They need volunteers for all sorts of positions. Each year, more than 3,000 volunteers make the event happen. You can volunteer on the Conference Crew or the Production Crew. The responsibility and perks are very different
The South First Food Court is celebrating SXSW with their own festival! They’ll have live music, food, vendors, kids activities and more. They’ve put together this “anything goes” event as an alternative to the craziness that is happening downtown. This festival is celebrating the uniqueness and vibrance of the neighborhood. Some of my favorite food
KGSR has teamed up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation for their SXSW Live Broadcast this week. If you’re looking to spend a few mornings enjoying some great SXSW music, entertainment, live interviews and performances, this is your stop. You can watch as KGSR broadcasts live with SXSW artists all morning. The first 300 guests will get
With all the excitement of the ACL line-up being released yesterday, I thought it was a good time to feature a cool event that the Austin History Center has put together to honor the other big music festival in Austin. This year was the 25th year of SXSW. This exhibit is a look into how
Where do I even start – South by Southwest is a three part – a interactive, film, music festival city wide takeover every year in March. As well as one of the luckiest times to call yourself an Austintie because as far as things that are Austin this is it. Today marks the start of