So, this is happening. The world’s biggest annual forecaster of new music touches down in Austin, Texas from Tuesday next week. I, your faithful seeker of all things breaking, will be doing my utmost to find you the treasure amongst more than 2000 bands playing every half hour from midnight till way past midnight, everywhere they can.
Up to the minute reports on what’s going down will live here on the blog, with reviews of every set I witness, pictures of what’s happening in the centre of the world’s biggest music conference, and soundcloud’s of the bands you may not know yet, but will love soon.
I’ll be calling in to triple j too, chatting with Tom and Alex, The Doctor and Richard Kingsmill about the buzz in Austin.
And while I’m in town I plan on catchin’ up with heaps of muso’s, everyone from Glaswegian kids Chvrches to Vampire Weekend, rising band Skaters and Dan Auerbach’s bud Hanni El Khatib.
Want to find out about the best new music? And what doesn’t live up to the hype? Check in here all next week for SXSW Music 2013 on triple j.
- Zan Rowe