With SXSW coming up in Austin, TX next week, artists and music industry folks are getting ready for one of the biggest and most unique festivals of the year, combining elements of good old fashioned performances with presentations on film, technology, and business stuff like marketing and promotion.
In anticipation of the chaos, Paste Magazine has teamed up with NoiseTrade and HGTV to offer this excellent 28-track compilation of artists who will be showcased at SXSW including relatively famous acts like Josh Ritter, Brandan Benson, Billy Bragg, Ozomatli, and Amanda Palmer and relative unknowns like the Allah-Las who have a great retro rocker here with "Busman's Holiday".
If you're wondering "Who are the best bands at SXSW 2013?" or "Are there any good young bands playing SXSW this year?" you MUST listen to this:
Here's the description on the NoiseTrade page:
Paste, in conjunction with HGTV, present their ninth annual series of day parties in Austin, TX during SXSW. NoiseTrade is pleased to offer up this sampler of artists who will be appearing at The Stage On Sixth March 13-16, including The Lone Bellow, Josh Ritter, Billy Bragg, Ivan & Alyosha, and City & Colour, to name a few.