I'm headed to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on Tuesday.
I'll be blogging, Tweeting and Instagramming from down there in the Lone Star State all week, and hopefully seeing Prince and a whole lot of bands I haven't heard of yet while I'm at it. I don't think anybody else is doing that down there, are they? So follow me @delucadan if you want to see what those Korean tacos I'm about to eat look like.
The SXSW preview that ran in Sunday's Inquirer A & E section, which focuses on Philadelphia band Grandchildren, is here. That's a picture of Katie Crutchfield, the West Philadelphian who records as Waxahachee and is playing the big NPR SXSW showcase at Stubb's on Wednesday.
But enough about me. To get an idea of how Philadelphia area music and tech enthusiasts going to SXSW are planning on coping with the oversized confab, I asked some of them, including Mark Schoeneveld, the man behind the poplular and influential Yvynyl blog, who is presenting a bunch of bands in Austin.
Schoeneveld went to SXSWi, the interactive tech aspect of the fest which is winding down Tuesday for his job at the video ad agency Puptent. He's going to the music fest, he says in the continous quote that follows "more for my passion project, the music blog YVYNYL where I'm presenting a number of showcases and networking with my peers.