Tag archives for SXSW

Music festival season is in full swing. To help our readers wade through the ever-growing list of options, we asked our Facebook fans to give us the lowdown on their favorite aural extravaganzas. So, turn up your favorite tunes, and join us on a tour of stand-out summer music festivals around the world.

SXSW is known for being a launchpad for American performers such as John Mayer and the Polyphonic Spree, but each year, the lineup seems to feature more and more international acts. If you’re heading to Texas tickets in hand or simply looking for some hot new leads, here’s our guide to world music at SXSW.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in March.

The South By Southwest festival has evolved into a global fusion of music genres, drawing thousands of artists from dozens of different countries to the Texas capital each March. I was lucky enough to meet up with two unique bands from two very different parts of the world: Frightened Rabbit, an indie rock band based in Scotland, and a Malian desert blues band called Terakaft.

Native Austinite Laurie Felker Jones has traveled through or lived in a multitude of countries on five continents. Now she and her husband are chalking up travel miles on their boat, Mother Jones, as they sail around the Caribbean. In the wake of this year’s SXSW Festival, check out Laurie’s guide to the “live music capital of the world.”

Photos: Where You Went

Our jet-setting friends on Facebook continue to amaze us with their weekend travel plans. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow gallivanters have visited lately.

The Spirit of SXSW Lives On

National Geographic Books Production Manager Lisa A. Walker recently returned  from Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) music, film and interactive conference and festival, where the performances did more than just entertain. The real spirit of Austin’s South by Southwest festival this year went well beyond the films and music. Something inspiring happened at SXSW…