Two afternoons of the best up-and-coming rock bands in the world. Also: Cheap booze!
A few thousand bands, dozens of venues, hundreds of unofficial day parties...there's no wrong way to do the South by Southwest Music Conference (held in Austin, Texas from March 16-20), but may we suggest two can't miss shows? Metromix is proudly co-sponsoring the Texas Tornado day parties, hosted by dotMusic, Tijuana Gift Shop, the Force Agency and Sideways Media, on March 17-18 (go here for set times and location). It's two afternoons of great music and booze, featuring Deep Dark Robot (a new project from songwriter extraordinaire and former 4 Non Blondes frontwoman Linda Perry) and up-and-comers Voxhaul Broadcast (pictured), Madison Square Gardeners, David Berkeley, Brooke Fraser, We Are Hex and Shayna Zaid & The Catch, among others.
We asked some of the bands for their thoughts on playing SXSW, rockin' out in the heat and, inevitably, Charlie Sheen. Click ahead to find out more, and see you in Austin!