All the talk this coming week will be about South by Southwest (SXSW)....already has been, in fact, if you follow technology news to any degree....as artists from around the world descend on Austin, Texas for their shot at the spotlight, however brief it may be.
H-T-A will be keeping tabs on developments and, if you're very well behaved, dropping a few reports on the exciting sounds caught by friends in the sunny border state. In the meantime and to whet appetites, NPR has put together a rather spiffy sampler for the event. Granted, many of these artists (Spoon, Surfer Blood, Broken Bells) are already pretty well established, but my Gran says "never look a gift horse in the mouth", which is a bit strange but with age comes irrefutable
senility wisdom, so get on the download already.
Elsewhere, Spinner (AOL) is offering a decent selection of free MP3's as well, so be sure to stop by and snag those that sound appealing.
Who are you looking forward to seeing or hearing more from as the week progresses? Know of any great parties/bands that MUST be seen? Shout up in the comments (or e-mail) and we'll see about delving further.