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San Francisco Bands To See at SXSW This Week

A one-word message to San Franciscans at SXSW: UNITE.

Some of your neighbors are making the rounds in Austin this week, and they’re all worthy of your SF insider recommendation. If you see any of these bands on a lineup, tell your friends “yeah they’re from SF, right down the street from me. They freakin’ rule…the next big thing.” And then put your money where your mouth is (and go see them for free).

Heating Up: SF Filmmakers Head to SXSW

For two weeks (March 8th-18th), a strange sort of gravity created by SXSW brings Texas and San Francisco a whole lot closer. We lose some of our best musicians, filmmakers and party people (with expense accounts, naturally) to a head-spinning array of screenings, parties, and–if they play their cards right–some of the best barbecue they'll ever have. 

Bay Area Startups Have Strong Presence at SXSW

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It’s that time of year again when South by Southwest buzzes all over the airwaves and web waves to everyone’s delight (or possibly chagrin). The nine-day event kicked off today with the Interactive portion and, as expected, the Bay Area has a more than healthy presence here in Austin. But a three hour-line for badge pick-up? How high tech is that?

Thrillcall Rolls Out New Live Music Discovery App For iPhones

Just in time for Noise Pop, the indie music festival celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, Thrillcall has launched its new iPhone app to discover and get into live events, even at the last minute and after they are sold-out.

Heading to SXSW? Our Top Austin Recommendations

For 10 days every March, Bay Area music junkies and technocrats pack their messenger bags and set up camp in Austin for South by Southwest. They go for the film fest, live concerts—and to see who the next Twitter and Foursquare will be (both first caught fire at SXSW when they debuted there as startups).

Look of the Week: SXSW

Waves of Bay Area tech geeks, music lovers and general party people alike have been gettin' down in Austin-town at South by Southwest (SXSW). With every concert being a party, and every conference having an after-party, it's basically Spring Break for grown-ups

John Vanderslice, Moon Duo, Zion I and Thee Oh Sees On What To Do, See & Eat in Austin for SXSW

For all you San Franciscans making the trek to this year's whirlwind SXSW, we asked local musicians who know the streets of Austin to give you their tips on where to go for food, bands and relaxation to make it through the madness.

Hunx & His Punx Announce Tour Dates For Upcoming Debut Album

There are big things afoot for local musician and trash star Seth Bogart, better known to those on the scene as the flamboyant Hunx, of Hunx & His Punx. He wears his forever-lovelorn heart on his sleeve for the band's debut album Too Young To Be In Love (Hardly Art), which drops in late March and features his ragged and innocent Brill Building-esque garage pop tunes about cruising for guys, stolen kisses on lovers' lane (listen to the LP's Shangri-Las-influenced first single here), and of course, heartache.

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