For tech, film, and music lovers, Austin's annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is a giant playground. From the latest apps to bands on the verge of breaking out, there's something new to discover at each showcase, event and panel. Whether you are headed to the festival this year or following along from home, we'd love to stay connected.
Get started by downloading The Austin 100: A SXSW 2014 Mix from NPR Music.
For music coverage, follow along at npr.org/sxsw, @nprmusic, and @AltLatino. The All Songs Considered podcast will broadcast live from the festival, providing daily wrap-ups and post-fest debriefs; subscribe now.
Keep up with Generation Listen at @NPRGenListen.
ALL THE DETAILS
NPR MUSIC PRESENTS SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC OPENING NIGHT: DAMON ALBARN, ST. VINCENT, KELIS, AND PERFECT PUSSY
For its lucky seventh trip to South by Southwest Music Conference, NPR Music is bringing to the stage and personal screens everywhere its signature opening-night showcase with another genre blending line-up of stand-out artists: Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, Kelis, and Perfect Pussy. The official showcase happens live at Stubb's on Wednesday, March 12, and kicks off NPR Music's marathon coverage of SXSW 2014, available to Austin-minded audiences at npr.org/music, in NPR Music apps and from public radio station across the country.
NPR MUSIC'S ALT.LATINO PARTICIPATES IN THE INAGURAL YEAR OF SXAMERIAS
The SXAmericas series of events is geared to connect U.S. Latino and Latin American technology, music, and film industry thought leaders. Show hosts Jasmine Garsd and Felix Contreras will DJ the SXAmericas Opening Night Mixer at Brush Square Park on Tuesday, March 11, and will host an intimate chat with French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux at the SXSW Convention Center on Thursday, March 13.
NPR MEMBER STATIONS AT SXSW
Joining NPR Music in SXSW revelry are six public radio station partners - KUT Austin, WFUV New York, WXPN Philadelphia, KCRW Los Angeles, KEXP Seattle and The Current from Minnesota Public Radio. More info here and by following the individual stations.
GENERATION LISTEN: MATT THOMPSON HOSTS A STORY SLAM FEATURING YOUNG VOICES IN PUBLIC RADIO WITH A PERFORMANCE BY JOHNNY SWIM
What does the next generation of public radio creators, enthusiasts, and advocates look like? NPR's Generation Listen turns the mic to four panelists to shared their stories in this unique SXSW event on Sunday March 9. More on #storied.
ALL TECH CONSIDERED REPORTING FROM INTERACTIVE
Tech correspondents Elise Hu and Laura Sydell from @npralltech are heading down to Austin and will be reporting on the trends and conversations coming out of this year's festvial. Keep up with the tech news by following @npralltech, @EliseWho and @Sydell.