SXSW 2012 Recaps and wrap ups

Those who have a real passion for music like I do know that Austin, Texas is one of the greatest music cities in the world. People from all over the planet converged for another year of SXSW (South By Southwest). Now, the 2012 edition is in the books.

Several local artists, such as Allen Stone, Pickwick, The BGP,  Brite FuturesCraft SpellsThe Curious MysteryGrave BabiesNight Beats, and Witchburn, to name a few, made their presence known to the music-loving masses fortunate enough to attend the week-long conference.

Northwest Critical Sun Recording artists Furniture Girls, Stacy Jones Band, Fox and the Law, Darrius Willrich. Rob Marcus, Sightseer, Seeing Blind, In Cahoots, The Januariez and  Alejandro Garcia (NoRey) collectively played no less than 37 shows in 5 days.

Check out this article from musician and local contributor Rick Bowen…

Critical Sun Recordings: Sending themselves to SXSW 2012

Check out some of the post event coverage right here.

In addition, there’s some great coverage came from the good people at SSG Music and KEXP

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