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We’re back and recovering from four days of non-stop music (paired with little sleep!).  We thought this would be the perfect time to recap our five favorite moments from SXSW Music.

1.       Drumming with Carson!

On Wednesday, during the Late Night with Carson Daly showcase presented by the Music Unlimited service, Carson showed off his drumming skills when he joined in a performance by Thee Oh Sees to a packed house at Sony Club @ Red.

2.       Food around the clock

Have you ever experienced frustration locating grub to curb the late night munchies? You don’t have to worry about that during SXSW. No matter the time of day or night, the streets of Austin are lined with food vendors as far as the eye can see. Two of our favorites were Roppolo’s Pizzeria (must try a slice of pepperoni with jalapeño) and The Hot Dog King of Austin (must try the “Yard Dog”).


3.       The many ways to get around Austin

While at SXSW there are many options to get around town (by foot, car, taxi, bike and even horseback) but the smart way by far is via pedicab. Though most charge $10 per person per ride, these warriors of the street allow you to rest your feet while taking you from point A to point B in time to see your favorite band play.

4.       Luck of the Irish at SXSW

On Saturday, with SXSW Music in full swing, it was also St. Patrick’s Day. Some might say the music festival/party holiday combination would be a recipe for disaster, but the day brought out a lot of green and created a great buzz around Austin.

5.       Music, music and more music!

For four straight nights the jams were cranking out of Sony Club @ Red 7 with bands like We Were Promised Jetpacks, The Velvet Teen, Amoral and more, keeping fans’ hands waving and heads bobbing.

Were you at SXSW Music this year? If so, tell us your favorite moments by commenting below.

Looking to relive each day of SXSW Music? Check out our day 1,2,3  recaps and be sure to view the images captured in our Facebook photo albums – day 1,2,3.

In closing, we bid SXSW Music 2012 farewell. We thank you for the good times, good music and look forward to what next year will bring!


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Wow! That was an action packed first day at SXSW Music that ended on a high note with the Last Call with Carson Daly Showcase presented by the Music Unlimited service. During the showcase, a packed house of energetic fans were treated to some sweet tunes from great up-and-coming bands  like Tennis,  Say Anything and Lee Fields & The Expression , to name a few. Hands down the moment that made the crowd go wild was when Carson Daly picked up the drum sticks and joined in on a performance by San Francisco’s own Thee Oh Sees.

Couldn’t join us last night at Sony Club @ Red 7? Don’t you fret; we have acts lined up until Saturday. Find out who we have on tap here. Just in case that didn’t convince you to add us to your “SXSW must see” list, here’s something else that might get your attention:

Checking in around Austin with foursquare?

Be the first check-in at the top of each hour and show it to a Sony Club staff member for a chance to win a pair of wristbands to the Vevo finale show on Saturday evening.

That’s it’s for our day one recap. Remember you can get the latest SXSW updates, photos and much more by following on Facebook, Twitter (via @SonyEntNet) and right here on the Sony Entertainment Network blog.


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Couldn’t make it to this SXSW this year? Never fear, Sony Entertainment Network is here in Austin and we’re on a mission to provide you with the sights, sounds and craziness taking place over the next few days. We’ll be doing our best to make sure those who can’t be with us here are getting as much of the full SXSW experience as we can provide.

Before we hit the streets of Austin we wanted to leave you with a few facts about SXSW and the city that it is being held in.

  • The place to be tonight at 8 pm CT will be@ Sony Club – Red 7! There you will be able to see the Last Call with Carson Daly Showcase presented by Music Unlimited. Here’s a few of the bands that will be rocking the stage; Cults, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Thee Oh Sees, Tennis and Bomba Estereo.
  • The first SXSW Music Conference and Festival was held in 1987 in Austin, TX
  • Everyone in the know calls the event South By opposed to the longwinded South by Southwest
  • Austin is the capital city of Texas
  • Phrases like howdy partner and yee haw will most likely generate funny looks since SXSW Music attracts over 16,000 attendees from over 53 countries around the word.

Be sure to keep your eye pealed on this blog and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter at @SonyEntNet for the latest updates, photos and much more! In addition, our tweeps can up-to-date on all tweets using the #Sony hashtag. You can also tell us what content you would like to see by commenting below. And don’t forget to check out the Premium channel on the Music Unlimited service featuring music curated specially Carson Daly!

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The Music Unlimited Service is thrilled to team up with Last Call with Carson Daly for his first ever SXSW showcase on Wednesday March 14th! [More info here] To celebrate, Carson has selected his favorite songs from the artists performing as well as other acts set to make it big at this year’s festival, available as a Premium channel for a limited time!

“South by Southwest week is my favorite time of the year,” Daly says. “I’m like a kid in the candy store. It’s a magnet for new music and is a perfect fit with Last Call’s commitment to help expose new talent.”

Hear tracks from: Cults, Bomba Estereo, Roll the Tanks, Lee Fields and the Expressions, A$AP Rocky and more on the Music Unlimited service here. Who else have you heard will break out of Austin this week?

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