I could complain that SXSW isn’t what it used to be — that’s it has morphed from a music festival to a tech festival (which it has). Or I could just listen to the music that is still there and see what’s hot. So I did. Check out Elle King, who recently recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis. If you hurry, you can get to Austin in time to see her showcase tomorrow night.
You can watch over 100 SXSW music videos here. Let us know if you see somebody you’d like us to bring to Gloucester or Beverly.
If you’re already in Austin and checking GMG for a taste of home, I recommend you go see the world premiere of “All Things Must Pass” a documentary about the rise and fall of Tower Records. Here’s a quote from Tower’s founder, Russ Solomon, that might surprise you, “I don’t buy records anymore. I’m too old for that.” See the full interview here.