Tuesday, February 24, 2009

SXSW Fever Has Struck.

SXSW 2009 is less than a month away and I am an RSVPing fool. This year it is easier than ever to do SXSW on the cheap. Here are a few sites to help you have a fun, cheap and well-organized experience. I bought a wristband again this year because even though free booze is fun, ultimately it's all about the music for me.

One of my favorite sites over the past couple of years has been donewaiting.com. They have always had the most thorough SXSW coverage, especially during the days and months leading up to the festival.

SCHED*SXSW is a great tool to upload and share your personal sxsw schedule. It has a easy-to-use features that allow you to customize your schedule to your specifications. The end result can be uploaded to iCal, your mobile phone, sent to friends and even embedded into a web page. I plan to put mine up soon. They also have a great SXSW blog with tons of info.

Showlist.austin is another great resource for unofficial parties and shows. I use this web site year round to find local shows to attend.

do512.com is a great resource for everything sxsw. Whether it be free parties, unofficial showcases or SXSW official events, do512 has it all. You can listen to bands, find info on RSVP only parties and build your own schedule. Check out their SXSW Band List here.

There are a ton of other resources out there to be had like SXSWbaby, Austin Soundcheck, Austinist, SXSW '09 Insider's Guide, and of course, the official SXSW site.

See you at SXSW!

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