How To Listen To a Ton of Free Music from South By Southwest (SXSW)
by Ellie McHale
Is TIME’s complete coverage of SXSW 2013 not enough for you? Yeah, we know, it would be nice to be there in person, but—at least when it comes to the music portion of the festival, which runs through Mar. 17—there are plenty of ways to tune in at home to the nearly 1,300 bands who are playing over the course of this week.
For the Listener Looking for a Guaranteed Good, Potential-Next-Big-Thing Experience:
NPR’s All Songs Considered is pretty much the top tastemaker at SXSW at this point, and the showcases they put together are a good mix of already-hip names and those you’ll hear about soon. Last year, their live shows included Alabama Shakes, Dan Deacon and Sharon Van Etten. This year, the big showcase—which takes place tonight, Mar. 13, at 8:00…
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