Live from The Belmont

Live from The Belmont

For years, Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival has served as one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It’s famous for its music portion, a long standing stretch of bars and hotel spaces converted into stages and growing more like home for filmmakers willing to test their material before heading towards wider releases. It’s original charm was that SXSW gave independent and obscure talent the chance to reach new ears, thanks in part to the large crowds that invade the Texas capital each year. To be clear, this may not be the SXSW that many of us remember, as bigger names and a surge in onlookers have assisted in transforming the once indie friendly environment into a more commercial affair. However, the event itself still stands as one of the best ways to discover new talent as well as appreciate more seasoned acts, as 6th Street swells with those looking to connect with the people behind the music.

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