Introducing a new edition of the unadulterated Austin links that everybody else has already linked to.
- Here’s a list of Austin bands playing SXSW.
- The torrent for SXSW artists is now available for download.
- Angry Robot links to the alphabetical lists of SXSW artists.
- The new Pixies documentary is debuting at SXSW. Matt Dentler has a list of the other music movies that will be playing there.
- Gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman continues to garner national attention.
- The new trailer for “A Scanner Darkly” is online.
- Jette at Cinematical has an exhaustive list of Austin movie news.
- The New York Times looks into Daniel Johnston’s art and wonders whether his self-appointed curators are exploiting him.
- Dallas blogger G vs. B expounds on his love for SOUND team and Austin’s burgeoning folk label Whiskey and Apples.
- Latin heartthrob Juanes taped an “Austin City Limits” before his show at Bass Concert Hall.
- Coldplay’s ACL show is available.
- There’s an ACL Festival unofficial blog.
- With the news of Split Lip Rayfield’s Kirk Rundstrom contracting cancer, the Continental Club has risen to the occasion with two star-studded benefit shows March 2nd and 3rd.
- Capital Sports and Entertainment unveiled the plan for this year’s Lollapalooza last week. According to John Popper of Blues Traveler, they’re considering resurrecting another old concert beast, the H.O.R.D.E. Festival.
- ACL Festival booker Charles Attal won Pollstar’s Bill Graham Promoter of the Year Award.
- Though the administration has cracked down on UT Tunnels (making them remove the tunnels map), the site has been getting more popular than ever, netting 1,300 browsers daily.
- The Statesman covered the history of black Austin yesterday.
- They also featured the inspiring story of Alan Graham, the man behind Mobile Loaves and Fishes, in Sunday’s edition.