SXSW Music Festival: Now & Then

Posted by    |    March 13th, 2012 at 11:14 am

The aesthetics in Austin are quickly changing. Clean cut technophiles who previously roamed the Austin Convention Center whispering ideas about the iPhone 5 and swearing that Google+ actually does have a purpose are disappearing; in their place, music enthusiasts with faux-hawks and skinny jeans wander 6th street, their ears open, trying to discover a new favorite band. The SXSW Music Festival has begun.

This time last year, we really started to get to know the Dallas music scene as we interviewed local bands The O’s, The Orbans, Smile Smile and more. We carried our video equipment all over Austin, interviewing these musicians who so willingly let us stick a camera in their faces and ask them questions about their bands. I’m feeling nostalgic, so, please just watch our videos from SXSW 2011 while I go find a kleenex.

Here’s where you can catch The O’s in Austin during SXSW 2012:

3.14.12 St. David’s Church SXSW Official Showcase

3.15.12 Opal Devine’s – Lagunita’s Sonoma Sound Showcase

3.16.12 -Maria’s Taco Express (Sin City Social Club Party)

Catch Nelo at The Rattle Inn, 2pm 3.16.12 and at Doc’s Motorworks, 12pm 3.17.12

Smile Smile is taking a break from SXSW this year, as they recently wrapped recording on their latest upcoming album. Catch them in Dallas at Club Dada 4.6.12.

Same goes for the Orbans – the Fort Worth bros will be absent from Austin this year – they are writing songs for their upcoming album, due in 2012. Catch them at the Granada Theater in Dallas 4.20.12 as they open for Ben Kweller.

Laura Stillo is the Arts & Entertainment Writer and Creative Social Media Producer for YouPlusDallas. Follow her on Twitter at @laurastillo.

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