SXSW 2013 Preview

The Economist just said that the music industry is growing again - or at least finished bottoming out. So with that ringing endorsement, there hasn't been a better...
SXSW 2013 Preview
SXSW 2013 Preview

The Economist just said that the music industry is growing again – or at least finished bottoming out.  So with that ringing endorsement, there hasn’t been a better time to head down to Austin for its annual, massive, music industry festival, South-by-Southwest – Tuesday-Saturday, March 12th to 16th.

With the millions of things going on, you need a guide to navigate – and QRO’s got your back with our own massive preview of everything.  Here you will find everything you need, official, unofficial, free, RSVP-only, invite-only, daytime, nighttime, and more, whether you’re a:

A badge holder looking for the official events
A civilian looking for the free stuff
An RSVP nut who wants to get on the list for everything
A wristband-wearing member of the press who wants to avoid badges-only shows
Working a day/night job and can only make the night/day showcases
A local just wondering what/where/when’s going on

So roll up your sleeves for the biggest, best list of all the shows in Austin this SXSW – in fact, QRO’s preview is so big that we’ve broken it up into five separate previews, one for each day:

SXSW 2013 Tuesday Preview Last year, South-by-Southwest made a push into Tuesday, with mixed results, but this Tuesday brings some great evening showcases (even if the daytime is for getting your credentials & RSVP wristbands…).
Tuesday Preview >
SXSW 2013 Wednesday Preview South-by-Southwest starts in earnest on Wednesday, with a whole host of hosts having multi-day occupancies at venues during the daytime, plus an embarrassment of riches at night.
Wednesday Preview >
SXSW 2013 Thursday Preview Thursday at SXSW is kind of the secret weapon of the festival – late enough that everyone’s here, but not the swamped, overworked weekend.
Thursday Preview >
SXSW 2013 Friday Preview Friday’s a mammoth at South-by-Southwest.
Friday Preview >
SXSW 2013 Saturday Preview South-by-Southwest thankfully misses St. Patrick’s Day this year – use the holy Sunday to nurse your hangover from the final day of SXSW ’13.
Saturday Preview >


Here’s a handy map of the venues:

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