SXSW h2016-03-12 12.41.36as cleared out and Austin is back to our normal/weird self.  Seeing the empty streets the Sunday afterward reminded me of an episode of Seinfeld where George gains access into a club of beautiful people – only to find it has vanished with barely a trace when he tries to go back.

The essence of SXSW was summed up for me amid cocktail conversations at one of the convergence parties with both filmmakers and entrepreneurs from all spans of the globe – including Istanbul, Toronto, Tokyo, and of course across the U.S.   I couldn’t pull away from work to see as much of the Interactive festival as I would have liked, but a keynote by Dr. Brene Brown stood out as a highlight.   As has become tradition for me as a bit of digital scrapbooking – here is a rundown of the music I saw – as best as my memory over a haze of four days can recall.



Coast Modern

Theo & The Get Down Stay Down



Sunflower Bean


Grace Mitchell

Ra Ra Riot


Spin Day Party

  • Beach Slang
  • White Lung
  • Bleached
  • BAIO
  • Vince Staples
  • Deftones

Youtube @ Copper Tank

  • Muna
  • Lewis Del Mar

Elliot Summer

Small Black

X Ambassadors



The Heavy

X Ambassadors