Austin, Texas will be the destination for many Chicago based musician in March. The SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival will be held March 8-17. Debuting in 1987 SXSW brings together musicians, fans, musical instrument makers and booking agents.
"Deals get done while parties are had and showcases bring together some of the most dynamic musical talent the world has to offer from big name acts to smaller newcomers."
In 2012 Kids These Days, In Tall Buildings, Mike Musikanto, Hollywood Holt, The Waco Brothers, Outer Minds, Cains & Abels, Redgrave, Unicycle Loves You, Football and Paper Thick Walls made the trip from Chicago to Austin. Their sendoff party was held at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago.
This year the music will run the gamut from Hip-Hop/Rap to Avant/Experimental to Folk. The following link will provide additional information on venues and prices for the festival http://sxsw.com/. For a list of bands follow this link to SXSW http://schedule.sxsw.com/.
Note: This article will be updated when a complete list of Chicago area bands is confirmed.