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SXSW ’08: Arrival

SPIN.com gears up for Austin, TX's musical onslaught as fans trickle in and bands take the stage.

By: William Goodman // March 12, 2008

After a day chock full of trains, planes, and automobiles, SPIN.com has finally reached Austin, TX and is preparing for the musical booty of SXSW’s opening night; R.E.M.’s much-mooted set at Stubb’s, as well as gigs from Simian Mobile Disco, Yeasayer, and many, many others will kick off the event, entertaining the ever-building crowd of music fans and industry insiders.

Be sure to check back to SPIN.com for footage and live reviews of the aforementioned acts, as well as video interviews, acoustic performances, backstage exclusives, and much, much more as we bring you the best of the fest throughout the week.