Monday, March 18, 2013

Podcast 47 - SXSW 2013 Recap with BlackBook Magazine

Time for a very special edition of the Active Listener Podcast.  Our first episode with a special guest.  Enter long time friend and writer for BlackBook Magazine, Eli Kooris.  Eli has been covering all things SXSW for BlackBook for the last few years.  As part of his articles, he too scours the 1500 odd song torrent files and publishes lists of his favorite bands. 

Now, since I wasn't actually able to make it to Austin for SXSW this year, I needed to bring in someone who was there, on the ground.  And while Eli's lists are great, he wanted a way to actually get the sounds to people, not just hand them names.  Teaming up was the obvious solution.

What resulted was a list of 20 stellar bands that the world needs to hear.  They come from all over the world and run the gamut of genres.  Most importantly, I have to say, this was one of the most fun recordings I've ever done.  We'll have to do it again.  Thanks to Eli and BlackBook.  Be sure to check out Eli's article here.  And join us at to join the conversation and share you favorites from SXSW this year.

One technical note, apparently has already taken all the band info pages down so none of the links in the tracklists and embedded in the podcasts from the 11 mixes I put out last week will work anymore.  It's pretty lame they took those down so quick and I apologize.  For this podcast I have linked to the bands' homepages.  If you're listening in Itunes you'll need the "Now Playing" window open to see the band images and links.

Thanks for listening and don't forget to support the artists,


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