SXSW 2013 Recap

My trip to Austin was as fun and exhausting as my previous one. I travelled to SXSW with the talented guys from QUITAPENAS. That story, and a few photos, is up on Remezcla. I was able to catch a few bands at the Sounds From Spain and Sala De Espera showcases, all of which delivered. I was most excited to see El Mato A Un Policia Motorizado on my last night out in Austin. I wasn’t disappointed.

Check out a few photos from SXSW below. The complete set of photos is on my Flickr.
















The Road To SXSW 2013 feat. QUITAPENAS (preview)

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Austin for SXSW this year with an added bonus: I’m travelling with a band!


I’ll be on the road photographing/partying with QUITAPENAS for a tour diary that will be published in Remezcla.

The band is a eight-piece cumbia tropical group from the Inland Empire. It’s their first performance at SXSW and first show outside of California. Stay tuned!!!

Who To See At SXSW 2012

The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival is days away and downtown Austin, TX will become the center of music, art, and film hysteria for more than a week. There will be hundreds of bands to watch, movies to see, types of food to eat and more.

The list of bands at SXSW. Image via Fused Mag.

Navigating through the many bars and venues in downtown Austin can be mind-blowing.. Here then, in no particular order, is a list of my recommendations of showcases and venues to check out at SXSW.

Under The Radar magazine showcase:

This showcase will be hosted at the Flamingo Cantina on 6th St. There’ll be lots of other great shows here including NACO’s Official SXSW 2012 showcase and Flamingo’s Latin showcase.

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How I Came to Love the Lone Star State: SXSW 2011 in Pictures

I made my first trip to Austin, TX last week to attend the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival and though I only spent 48 sleepless hours there, I’m already making plans to return next year. Coachella, I love you and we had great times but I’m now in love with another music festival.


I saw a lot of great bands, made some new friends, bumped into some old friends and drank some great local beers (hello 512 Porter). The only bad memory I have of the trip is of the non-existent taxi service at night. Hooray for (almost) being left stranded in Austin at four in the morning!


Head over to my Flickr for photos of The Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group feat. Cedric Bixler-Zavala (sort of The Mars Volta but not technically The Mars Volta), Adebisi Shank, Polock (interview with Polock coming soon), Fang Island, Little Red Radio and many more.