SXSW

Talib Kweli

All eyes, ears, and gadgets turn to Austin, Texas:
With Bruce Springsteen as the keynote speaker this year, SXSW 2012 gets off to a great start.
Rap artist Talib Kweli returns with his first solo album in four years and is set to reunite with Mos Def to perform as Black Star.
If it’s dancing you are looking for, head to The Ting Tings showcase with their infectious British indie pop. The festival likes to show off local talent, so you’ll see many Austin-based bands such as the pop-rock talent of Quiet Company.
New this year is the Music Startup Village, a hub that brings together entrepreneurs, investors and creatives for networking, panels and pitch events. Also new this year, Artist Central with programming geared toward musicians.
From software clinics to instrument coaching, performers get mentoring on both the creative and business aspects of being in a band.
Why just read about the tech, the music, and the film premieres? Why not go?!?
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