SXSW Round Up.

The South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Film, Music and Interactive conferences and festivals take place this year from March 8-17 in Austin, Texas. Here's a Texas-sized round up of five articles to read to get yourself in the mood.

The Ultimate Packing List For SXSW

Red Bull, Cash, Queso, Condoms and a means to Tweet. Getting ready for this years SXSW should be fairly easy, but then again, who knows what could happen.

Infographic: The Evolution of SXSW

Find out how it all began back in ’87, from Music and Film to Interactive media and Education, and the all too-hip to handle attendees. Check it out.

Five Films You Don’t Want To Miss From SXSW

James Franco wears a grill and has cornrows in Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, I continue to fall in love with Brit Marling and Ellen Page in the politically relevant The East, and Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi swear by the Evil Dead remake, but do you trust them?

Five Must-See Bands At SXSW

What once began as a regional music festival has rapidly become a multimedia extravaganza. Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi will hit the stage to promote his third album, Simon Green of Bonobo will give us some samples off his fifth album, out later this spring, and London rockers Klaxons are back at it with more high energy performances.

Five Documentary Submissions At SXSW

Alex Winter’s long awaited Downloaded premiers this year and documents the rise and fall of Napster and the ripple effect it had on the world, Fall and Winter raises some concerning questions about the trajectory our world is heading in, and a Chinese immigrant challenges his American neighbors to survive Xmas without China.
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