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Bethan Elfyn | 10:55 UK time, Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Although it doesn't feel that long ago that Huw Stephens was bringing us updates last year at South by Southwest, the juggernaut that is Texas's annual music conference/festival (confest? festicon?) has rolled around once again.

This year, Huw and Bethan Elfyn will be in Austin once again to check out the bands that are the talk of the town. The music festivities run from Wednesday to Sunday this week and they'll be bringing you daily blog updates right here.

To kick things off, here's Beth with some photos of her trip to Austin via New York.



Hi folks,

Welcome to my special photoblog from SXSW. Thought I'd post three images a day, from the forthcoming adventure. Feel free to comment on any that grab your attention. They're only phone photos so quality might vary. 

1. NYC catching a connecting flight. Photo from Empire State building.

View from Empire State Building, NYC

2. The iconic Frost Bank Tower aka otherwise known as The Owl Building, such a visual symbol of the city. This view from the side so it looks more like a canary!

Frost Bank Tower

3. The calm before the storm. Wet Austin streets were a bombardment of noise tonight as always, but the throng of people arrive tomorrow and the music schedule officially starts on Wednesday.

Streets of Austin, Texas

There'll also be some band reviews and hopefully some videos over the coming week from me and Huw, so keep checking back every day!

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