We spent our spring break at SXSW listening to bands who’s music will linger in my ears longer than their names , enjoying local food favorites (as well as way to much free food and drink thanks to sponsors and hawkers of every imaginable e-gadget and web-enabler), pressing interactive buttons, and admiring the massive spending and attempts by marketers to grab my attention.
Stephen Thompson discussed NPR’s favorite discoveries at SXSW on a recent airing. Mentions included British jazz-punk group Melt Yourself Down, Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl’s The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, and the instrumental, electronic group Anamanaguchi.
Soloist Vancouver Sleep Clinic and the Korean rock group Jambinai were among the NPR favorites. Don’t forget to download NPR’s (legally) free mix, The Austin 100 which will be available until April 2.