Live in Austin

Thursday, 10 March 2011
by Stefan Baumschlager
filed under Announcements and About Us
Comments: 11

Every spring the music industry descends upon the capital city of Texas to celebrate music in its many facets, genres & tags even. You see where this is going don’t you?

After a two year hiatus we’re bringing back the live SXSW tagging bonanza so that you can go nuts across town with those little red tag stickers. Here’s something to refresh your memory:

It’s simple really; whenever you see someone with sticker sheets in hand ask them to give you a couple so you can share them with your friends and start tagging the real world SXSW.

The fun doesn’t stop there of course! We encourage you to take pictures of your guerrilla tagging, upload your pics to flickr and tag them with ‘tagsxsw2011’ and ‘lastfm:event=1732494’ (that’s right we’re talking about flickr tags now – keep up!).

We’ve also updated the Band Aid group page so that you can easily find the bands you’d be crazy to miss this year! Enter your username and you’re on your way.

If you want to could browse the full line up as well as your recommended line up just head to the SXSW 2011 Festival Page. Remember; the bands with the little burning flame icons next to them are the – yes – hot ones, who are destined for big big things in 2011 and beyond.

Finally we’ve got a little mission for you: SXSW has always tons of official showcases & shows, but equally there are a plethora of unofficial shows in someone’s backyard. If you happen to see that we’re missing bands you know are performing in some way shape or form at this year’s SXSW, please take 2 minutes to add them to the line up.

Thank you, and see you in Austin!

PS: if you want to get in touch while I’m out there, please do; follow @baumschlager on Twitter.


  1. Tecfan
    10 March, 17:00

    Awesomedog :D

    Tecfan – 10 March, 17:00
  2. WordPress
    12 March, 16:09

    good dog :]

    WordPress – 12 March, 16:09
  3. Metallurgical coal
    17 March, 01:32

    It is Very creative !

    Metallurgical coal – 17 March, 01:32
  4. chinab2cc1
    17 March, 09:59


    chinab2cc1 – 17 March, 09:59
  5. Janet
    18 March, 09:18

    Haha! Sticker bonanza, I recall my old guitar case just filled with them. What’s with guitar cases and stickers anyway? Still, I think it’s a work of art.

    Nice stuff dog, btw. Can I have it? :)

    Janet – 18 March, 09:18
  6. toko online
    25 March, 09:23

    awesomeeee dog..

    toko online – 25 March, 09:23
  7. Lisa Breslin
    3 April, 18:45

    1. There is no LastFM Contact Us info for indie artists, which is completely nuts. There’s no way I’m trusting you guys with handling royalties instead of CDbaby. I can’t even e-mail you.

    2. The Beta Music Uploader/Manager does not work as expected. I cannot get rid of things I’m trying to get rid of, name changes do not hold, and menus that are supposed to have Drag buttons do not.

    3. I’ve received a zillion more hits on Jango and Hostbaby than I ever received on LastFM. Why?

    Lisa Breslin – 3 April, 18:45
  8. Stefan
    4 April, 10:28

    ad Lisa Breslin, please be so kind and feedback on the beta via the supplied contact form within the Music Manager beta, thank you.

    Stefan – 4 April, 10:28
  9. Frak
    5 April, 19:17

    OMG if I have to hear that iPhone commercial where the stupid guy forgets to make anniversary restaurant reservations one more time I will hurl all over my computer, for the love of god please make it stop.

    Frak – 5 April, 19:17
  10. Andre
    12 April, 21:27

    Funny dog!!!!

    Andre – 12 April, 21:27
    18 April, 14:17

    Where can I get SXSW up here in Wa.?

    TROGZEE – 18 April, 14:17

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