The South by Southwest Expo is one I have wanted to attend for years, but never had the opportunity until recently. If I had to describe the show in one word, I’d use “alive.”
Ranging from Interactive to Music to Film, and having a slew of other aspects on the side, that I know being a Digital Den follower you’ve already read about, alive really seems to be a word to capture the experience. And if you’ve not had the chance to go, I strongly recommend doing so. It will transform you.
But why “alive?”
Simply because that’s how I would feel listening to the music played at the show. The passion, the energy and the raw emotion by the various bands made me appreciate their talents and their ability to make me feel what they were feeling.
We had the privilege of having these bands perform for us at our booth during the show.
My Favorite Song: Kings of Vibration
My Favorite Song: Serial Mess
You can also check out photos of these bands on our Seagate Creative Facebook page.
Each had a unique, distinctive sound that made enough of an impression for me to a) write about them now and b) go look up more of their music. All performances were acoustic which to me breaks music down to its most pure form because it doesn’t have the same amount of production, but does showcase talent. Something that each of these artists has in abundance. Some was thought provoking, some put me in a good mood, and others helped me just relax. Yet running through the gamut of emotions, it all came back to one thing – feeling alive.
Whether you’re into rock, rap, roots or reggae, SXSW has something for the musician in all of us.