SXSW 2008

All of the SXSW 2008 show pages are finally finished and posted and all links are now live. You can navigate chronologically by starting on the Welcome to Austin page and then clicking forward show by show. Or you can refer to the alphabetical listing below to go directly to any shows of interest. The above photo of Brooke Waggoner and her band is from the 1am Saturday night set at the Hilton Garden Inn, the last set on the last night of the festival. This image is comprised of three separate shots for the panoramic view. Remember to click on all photos to enlarge.

The magnitude of the music at SXSW is unlike anything I've ever experienced. Previously, I thought a four day festival like the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival was the ultimate total immersion music event, but SXSW is like FRFF mulitplied by about a hundred. Considering the sheer volume of bands, venues and shows, I'm still in awe of how totally relaxing it was to be in Austin with nothing but music to see, hear, photograph and write about. I'm more than ready for SXSW 2009.

The Statistics

  • This year's SXSW was the 23rd.
  • 1,700 bands from all over the world (including 150 from the UK).
  • 70 venues.
  • Over 3,000 shows including day parties.
  • 12,500 in attendance.
  • For me: 38 bands, 24 venues, over 1,400 photos taken, 167 photos posted.
Alphabetical band list with links to show pages:
Music & More SXSW post navigation:
  • Each daily page includes band list with links to the day's shows in chronological order.
  • Show pages also link forward and back chronologically.
  • Daily pages also link to each other as below.
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4


Charlie Ricci said…
This is a fabulous detailed synopsis of the entire week. It's almost more great music than a body can handle. Then again, if it's great music I'm sure we both can find a way to absorb the overdose. I'm so glad you love Jimmy Lafave & The Mother Truckers.

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