SXSW 2012 Prep Friday! – 3/2/12

Hard to believe, but the greatest week-and-a-half of your year, SXSW, is rapidly approaching. And so, as a fellow Austinite, music blogger, and total South-By fanboy, I feel inclined to prepare those of you stepping into the fray for the first, or maybe even twentieth, time. There’s already so much to RSVP for, and new info is leaked every day. And so, every Friday, from now until party time, I’ll be giving my picks for new announced events and providing much-needed RSVP information.

To keep up with the hooplah, I advise you pay close attention to this Google spreadsheet, which is updated regularly. You can also look at my personal Google spreadsheet, which is by no means comprehensive, but might help you with your party planning. Also, this public Twitter list I created is always great to find up-to-the-minute info on just-announced showcases and parties, official or otherwise.

My Picks This Week:

Pitchfork SXSW Interactive Showcase
Turntable.FM Parties
Jansport Bonfire Sessions
Rhapsody Rocks Austin
AM Stereophonic Studio Showcase
Sub Pop Showcase
Terrorbird Publishing Day Party
Captured Tracks SXSW Showcase
Pure Volume House
Hype Machine Hotel
Mess With Texas 2012 (gonna be hard to top this lineup, we’ll see what Fader Fort has in store next week)
Filter’s Culture Collide
Google Lot Shows
Pandora Discovery Den
Under the Radar SXSW Parties

Parties to avoid: Perez Hilton and Rachel Ray. Train? Seriously?

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