Sophia & Michael participate in Couch by Couch West 2013

Couch by Couch West was started three years ago as an internet-stage for those of us who were not spending a week waiting in lines and baking the Texas sun. Or as they put it: “The original alternative to South by Southwest. Where the beer is cheaper and the only hipster …

RIP Brent Grulke. My interview with him from 2009: How does one get a SXSW Showcase?

Brent Grulke, Creative Director of SXSW music died at the young age of 52. I have had mixed feelings about SXSW for a long time, but it’s undeniably the case that it has become the defining showcase festival for young bands. It will be interesting to see if/how it changes. …

Special Friends visit the REAL SXSW!!!

While rock bands worldwide travel to Austin for music festival South by Southwest, Special Friends (Facebook) make the journey to the real SXSW – Stamp by Stampwest to find rare Star Wars stamps. Little do they realize, their plans have been foiled by a sleepy friend in this debut full episode of …

Boston Band Crush Archived Article: Festival Crush: A Conversation with SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke and Sonicbids Founder and CEO Panos Panay

This article originally appears on Boston Band Crush ). Friday is the very last day to apply (via Sonicbids) to showcase at SXSW 2010. SXSW 2009 was one of the big things that really got Boston Band Crush rolling with written interviews before the bands headed down to Austin and video …

The Motion Sick: Janelle Rogers of Green Light Go Publicity Featured in SXSWORLD Magazine

Usually, Green Light Go is busy telling all of the hip kids about how great The Motion Sick is. Well, this year at SXSW, GLG’s Janelle Rogers was featured pretty prominently in an article in SXSWORLD Magazine, which is given out to all of the SXSW attendees. Check out a …