Welcome to Austin, Texas and to the annual overwhelm that is sxsw. Tens of thousands of film, interactive and music people all roaming the bars, the meet-ups, the Conference Center and every amenable hole in the wall. In the coming days, the festival will host Depeche Mode, Stevie Nicks, Nick Cave, Flaming Lips and a deluge of bearded, narrow-trousered contenders.
Tonight is the American Premiere of Good Vibrations. We’ll be at the Alamo Ritz on 6th Street and then around the corner to the Latitude venue for a Northern Ireland special, featuring Girls Names, Tim Wheeler, Psycatron and maybe the Lost Brothers. Excitement beckons. Please come back often for updates over the coming days.