Yellowcard’s fans hugged each other close and not just because it was unseasonably chilly for a Texas “autumn.” Tonight, everyone at Austin’s Historic Scoot Inn was inching closer to their friends and fan-family as they celebrated the bittersweet ending of an era.
Perez Hilton has announced his return to Austin with his SXSW closing party: One Night in Austin. This annual event benefits the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
SXSW’s official online radio stream, SXSWfm, is hosting a free concert in Austin as part of the HAAM Benefit Day.
SXSW is rich with brand-spanking new artists and established acts looking to relaunch or showcase a new facet of themselves. Some artists have been away from the scene for awhile and have new songs, while some artists barely even have enough songs for an EP. But half the fun is seeing these different types of acts in various stages of their career with different things to prove all side by side. Wednesday I saw the gamut: the well-known and highly buzzed Jay-Z and Kanye West to the newer Ski Lodge, and everything was a treat.