On Texas Time: SXSW Kicks Off

It’s a city with more bass cabinets than bathrooms, more tour buses than city buses, more cymbals than cellphones. It’s Austin, Texas, and those who love the rock have invaded its borders for the annual beer-soaked festivities of South By Southwest.

This year, Spin is taking it to the streets, literally, with Spin Mobile and our free SPINsider text messaging service all week long in Austin. Last night, SPINsider texted the party people in Austin, letting them know which up-and-coming bands were worth the time and effort; by all accounts, we picked some good ones. Check out photos from our exclusive SXSW Photo Gallery here. From Day One see pics of the Duke Spirit, Smoosh, Selfish Cunt, Jennifer Gentle, and the Upwelling, and while you’re there check out Day Two, including exclusive shots of Queens of the Stone Age’s secret show in an Austin airport hangar! Fly to the angels, indeed.

To sign up for SPINsider messaging, just text SPIN to the number 68423. You’ll get tips on all the hot shows and scoops on special SXSW events that you won’t hear about anywhere else.

Got a hot SXSW tip? Email us at [email protected].

SXSW Day One Photo Gallery

SXSW Day Two Photo Gallery

SXSW Day Three Photo Gallery

SXSW Day Four Photo Gallery


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