Getting ready for a trip is always a bit crazy. I’m trying to get ahead on some work, content curation, and deadlines so that I can relax a little bit while I’m there, although I will still be working full-time while I’m there. I’m also trying to make the most of my time in Austin meeting up with friends, hitting some great food spots, and catching some sunshine while enjoying some Shiner. This leaves me with very little time to look up bands that are playing shows and choose who I want to see live.
I put together a playlist on Rdio for SXSW this year. I contributed artists that I like or ones that I am excited to see. I’ve opened it for collaboration so please add songs and artists that you are excited about that I might enjoy too. I think might be a fun way to discover new music before and during my trip. This will be the playlist I listen to while I travel so make it good!
I think this is an example of the future of social media and life – this type of collaboration and discovery – and I think it is really exciting!
Musical highlights (for me) include: Daniel Romano, Tegan and Sara, Third Eye Blind (yeah, seriously), Lost Bayou Ramblers, Japanther, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Coldwar Kids, Ben Caplan, The Balconies, Poor Young Things, Tim Chaisson, City and Colour, Andrew W.K., Monster Truck, The Sheepdogs, Murder by Death, Kendrick Lamar, Less Than Jake, Chuck Ragan, and Big Freedia.