And so it begins. Starting now, all those long-winded intros about how South by Southwest‘s a five-day, 2,000-band, Strokes and Kanye-featuring music extravaganza of epic proportions that will leave you totally jazzed, mind-numbing tired, and 100% sick of free granola bars become a reality. It’s here.
For those who are attending, let us not forget about Consequence of Sound’s events:
— On Wednesday, CoS’ Mike Roffman, Cluster 1 host/Rock It Out Blog’s Sami Jarroush, and The Needle Drop’s Anthony Fantano will partake in a panel entitled “The Rise Of The Music Vlogger”.
— On Friday, Consequence of Sound will host Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, PS I Love You, and Pepper Rabbit at the SXSW Dot Com Stage. The festivities run from 3-6pm at the convention center, and entrance is free for registered attendees.
— On Saturday, Consequence of Sound will co-present the first-ever Axis of Audio day party, featuring The Greenhornes, A Place to Bury Strangers, Astronautalis + P.O.S., Ezra Furman & the Harpoons, Jukebox the Ghost, Hollerado, The Gay Blades, Dirty Ghosts, Fences, The Silent Comedy, Sabrosa Purr, and God-Des and She. The festivities run from 12-7pm at Rumbler Lounge, and entrance is free with a RSVP.
— As for the rest of this week’s events, we picked our favorites here.
For those who won’t be attending (or those who are and feel like turning on a computer), we’ll be providing day-to-day coverage in both written and video form:
— Each morning, the Consequence of Sound main page will feature words and photos documenting the previous evening’s hottest shows. Expect coverage on everyone from The Strokes and Duran Duran to Odd Future and Yuck.
— Consequence of Sound‘s all-new video channel, Cluster 1, will feature daily video updates and interviews.
— We’ll also be live tweeting via @coslive. If you’d like to join the conversation, please use the hashtag #cosatsxsw
It probably goes without saying, but due to the magnitude of this live coverage (and our events), the rest of our day-to-day content will be put on pause, minus any breaking news. We’ll be back at full steam come Monday, with an extensive news recap included.
Until then, have fun. And good luck getting into Yeezy!