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South By So What 2003

Every year, Austin, Texas, plays host to an official music festival called South By Southwest (but more commonly called SxSW). This festival brings in hundreds of musicians and groups from all over the United States and even from overseas. It's an intense festival with performances running almost non-stop for several days.

This site is about "all the other stuff" -- all unofficial -- that happens around the same time. You can read more about what that means here; but also see the disclaimers below.

Well, the 2003 festivities are nearly here, and here I sit with lots of email in my inbox and not enough of it posted on this website. And this was going to be the year it was all done way ahead of time ... yeah, right.

In any case, the official activities will be ocurring this year from Wednesday, March 12th, through Sunday, March 16th. This means the "unofficial" stuff will start up around Monday and wind down Sunday as well.

Here's the current information about what's coming up this year:

If you don't have any idea what any of all the above is about, take a look at what happened during 2002.


this site is in no way associated with, endorsed by, or representing itself as anything to do with the official festival "South By SouthWest"; SXSW, Inc.; The Austin Chronicle; or, practically anyone in charge of anything, anywhere.

In addition, I'm sure that there are various copyrights, trademarks, service marks, or other things, not one of which is owned by this site, in the following:

  • SxSW
  • South By SouthWest
  • The Austin Chronicle
  • Third Coast Music
  • and probably a bunch of others that we haven't figured out yet.

    The inclusion of any artist or venue in this list does not in any way indicate that they endorse the aims or goals of this web site. Links are provided for information only. Your mileage may vary. No user-servicable parts inside. Slippery when wet. Do not use in non-ventilated areas. Avoid prolonged exposure to vapors.

    Finally: except where noted, all opinions herein are solely the


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    Last updated Thu Mar 6 20:48:02 CST 2003 .