SXSW: Saddle Creek planning showcase; Other Nebraskans coming to SXSW?

Yeah, it’s time to start hearing about the festival in Austin.

South by Southwest is around the corner (this year the music portion is March 12-17) and it’s time to get ready.

For those of us going, it’s all about scheduling now. For those of us staying home and watching the coverage, it’s all about wondering who’s going to show up and what cool stuff is going to happen (or unfollowing everyone tweeting about it for a week… I understand it can get annoying/frustrating).

I’ll be down there covering the heck out of it, once again. One of my chief spots will be the Saddle Creek Records showcase, which will feature six of the label’s bands and friends: Jake Bellows of Neva Dinova, UUVVWWZ, Big Harp, PUJOL, Icky Blossoms and Harouki Zombi.

Should be a good time.

Though they’ll be at the festival, it’s unfortunate that The Thermals aren’t on the lineup card.  Maybe schedules didn’t work out.

Anyway, are any other Nebraskans coming? We often all meet up, so let me know if you’re headed down to Austin.

Soon, I’ll have a preview column on all the area bands headed to the festival as well as my other must-sees.

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