KJZZ is at South by Southwest Music in Austin, Texas, where thousands of musicians converge to play shows, network, talk about music and the industry, and discover new music. KJZZ's Sarah Ventre will be following bands from Arizona, and keeping an ear out for great new music from around the Southwest. Check back for updates, pictures and new bands to check out.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is wrapping up this weekend in Austin.
For music lovers, the opportunities to discover new bands there are endless at the the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.
The role of the music journalist has changed so much over the years — especially now that anyone who wants to tweet or post or blog about music can and does. So, do we even need so-called “professional” music journalists now?
Every year, thousands of bands vie for spots at official showcases at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin. But in the 30 years since it got started, it’s become bigger and bigger. Over 2,200 bands played on official showcases last year, which means it’s harder and harder for bands to get noticed. Is going to South by Southwest worth it for bands?
This year’s South by Southwest festival came under a lot of scrutiny because of some language in the contract it gives to musicians.
The giant music, film, and tech festival South by Southwest is underway in Austin, and KJZZ’s Sarah Ventre is heading out there to cover the music portion.