It’s mid-March and that means South By Southwest kicks off in Austin (an annual festival of music, independent films and emerging technologies). Billboard (www.billboard.com) has a handy guide to SXSW and the “20 Bands To Watch” who will be appearing at the festival. Apparently these are the acts we will be talking about the rest of the year. It includes (the already established in Britain) Estelle, the whimsical She & Him (fronted by the equally fantastic Zooey Deschanel) and even a seriously seductive Argentine tango-electronica collective called Bajofondo! There is a serious rumour that the cool kings of British stadium rock MUSE will perform a club show on March 20th at Stubb’s. Oh, how I wish I was going to Austin!!!.
SWSX takes place March 17-21. More info here: http://sxsw.com/
“In The Sun” is like sitting in a sidewalk cafe in the warm sun on a first day of spring. Makes you believe in summer again.