>>> Did you blow your entire yearly travel budget with a trip to MIDEM or PopKomm and can't make it to SXSW? Still don't want to miss all of the action...or maybe you even want to sound like you jetted into Texas for a few hours? There is hope...
- Direct TV has 8 hours of programming from SXSW March 14-17 starting at 4PM Central daily.
- Regional cable outlet ME TV will be streaming online throughout the convention.
- Local KUT 90.5 FM is the go to place for the local music scene during SXSW and year round and fortunately they stream online.
- SXSW is also offering an impressive toolbox of official online and mobile updates, alerts and content which might almost make you feel like you're in Austin. Like....your talking up a chick up at a bar in Des Moines and you get an text message that says Bright Eyes is playing a secret set at Stubbs....but you tell her you'd rather be there with her.
- Hypebot will be represented at SXSW by three members of our sister company Skyline Music (Mark Laurie, Barron Ruth and Patrick May) who promise regular live updates between bouts of schmoozing, beer and BBQ. We'll also be reading the coverage from Wired's Listening Post blog.
- If you think you're still missing out grab take-out from your local rib joint, pop open a few too many Lone Star beers, and listen to this torrent of 739 bands playing the festival until you pass out on your couch. The hangover in the morning should connect you cosmically to the multitude in Austin.