As SXSW rapidly approaches, researching bands has become a major priority for me. Last year was my first SX, and I can tell you that it was a little more than overwhelming. My good friend Angela gave me some words of wisdom on how to approach the mayhem that Austin will soon become: treat SX like New Years Eve; don’t make plans and let the night take you wherever it will. Although I am feeling more prepared than last year and have a better sense of my surroundings and the places I want to be during the festival, I am so listening to what Ange had to say. So, with that in mind, I am making few plans, RSVPing to EVERYTHING I can and jumping on my bike to check out some sweet tunes (no car=easy peasy transportation).
And now, I would like to share with you a band that is a must on my list this year and should be for you too, whether you’re a planner, a non-planner, a wristbander or a badge holder (luuuuckyyyy). You can check out Australian based band BEACHES at the Girls Rock Austin Showcase on Wednesday, March 17 at 11pm. For those of you more interested in a house party vibe, you can find BEACHES at the SXSMonstrosity day party, also on the 17th at 4pm (be sure to RSVP).