SXSW 2012 Music: Day 1

For once, my schedule went exactly as I planned it. I caught all my panels, which were all pretty great. The first featured David Draiman of Disturbed, which was….surprisingly…..really great. He was very informed chatting with Spotify guy Ken Parks about streaming-based services and the future of music. I also enjoyed a talk from the founder of Pandora. After that I ventured to Mohawk and caught a set from White Denim. Then I walked out and got in line for the Pitchfork Interactive Showcase, which I caught most of. Teengirl Fantasy, Star Slinger (who ruled it!), Mr. Muthaphuckin Exquire, Bear In Heaven, and Schoolboy Q were all super awesome.

Today I plan to hit up the SXSW Trade Show and Flatstock, then it’s off to Stubb’s for the NPR Showcase and copious amounts of live music! Plus, there’s people in town that I haven’t seen in ages, so life is good! SXSW Music is in full swing!

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