The hardest part of SXSW is figuring out who to see and when. And with literally thousands of acts performing this year in Austin, March 12-17, it’s going to be more difficult than ever. Would you rather see Andy Stott or Local Natives? Royal Thunder or Mac DeMarco? It’s enough to make your head explode.
In any case, SXSW has posted the full schedule of official showcases to help make planning a little bit easier. A little bit. Furthermore, this year they’ve introduced the Super Grid, which shows you all the overlap you’re going to have to deal with. Decisions, decisions!
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.