South by Southwest is less than a week away and I will be heading to Austin to share all of the musical excitement with you. Lots of my favorites will be performing including Frankmusik, Neon Hitch, Jared Evan, The Naked and Famous, Penguin Prison, Jessie & The Toy Boys, The Sounds, Bright Light Bright Light, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Zowie and many others.
I'm partnering with the fine folks at HP to bring you all of the coverage on the blog, Twitter and Facebook. In preparation for South by Southwest HP and Spin Magazine are collaborating on a very cool web series that showcases three up-and-coming indie bands that are gearing up to play South By Southwest for the first time while demonstrating how HP and Beats Audio technology enables their journey. The bands include Young the Giant, Yellow Ostrich and Rural Alberta Advantage.
The first two episodes of "Every Passion A Road" features Yellow Ostrich and Young The Giant, an excellent quintet from Califoria who have opened for the likes of Kings of Leon and The Killers. Watch their journey after the break. Catch new episodes every day on HP's YouTube Channel. (A big thank you to HP and Beats Audio for supporting my passion to bring live coverage from South by Southwest , March 16-20.)