Tag Archives | SXSW 2008

SXSW 2008: Red Bull Moontower

We arrived at the undisclosed location of the Red Bull Moontower around 2am for our tattooing and entry into what’s probably the most exclusive invite only event at SXSW 2008. Red Bull does things right which is one of the reasons why we love them – no company throws a party like Red Bull throws […]

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SXSW 2008 Afternoon Wrap Up

After spending some time at the lounge getting organized we set out on our way to get our badges and wristbands dialed in. We waited in an excruciating long line to get our passes and our camera’s tagged. The process is annoying but I really don’t see any other way around it. It’s pretty damn […]

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SXSW 2008: Day One Video Recap

Here’s a video montage of the Synthesis.net crew’s first day in Austin, TX for SXSW 2008. In it, you’ll see how shitty the outskirts out town are on the way from the airport to downtown, how badass Ironworks BBQ is, and how even on the night before the official start of the music fest, there […]

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SXSW 2008, Billy Gibbons and Central Time

There’s something I like about Central Time. Being two hours ahead of the time zone we normally exist in for some reason feels right. So we’re sitting here in the lobby at the Four Seasons (which is quite comfortable I might add) finishing up some video editing from last nights opening pregame SXSW foray while […]

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SXSW 2008 Pregame

SXSW is without question both the busiest and best week of the year. We arrived late afternoon today (Tuesday) ready to start drinking Lone Stars, eating BBQ and working our collective asses off getting tons of content and meeting virtually everyone there is to meet. SXSW 2008 looks to be better than 2007 (not that […]

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SxSW: That’s a Lot of Bags

CNET News‘s Daniel Terdiman wrote an interesting article regarding the wasteful aspects of annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festivals in his blog Geek Gestalt. He writes: When I took the two bags I was given as a Gold pass holder–for the interactive and film festivals–back to my hotel room, it took me […]

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British Sea Power Interview

Take a look at Ryan Prado’s interview with British Sea Power. For the record Ryan is also one hell of a bowler. They’re also playing a few times at SXSW so I’m sure we’ll be seeing them at least once. Catch them live on the following dates: 03-05 Vancouver, British Columbia – Plaza Club 03-08 […]

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Austinist Launches SXSW Microsite

Our hommie Allen Chen over at The Austinist just shot me an email to clue me in about the launch of the SXSWist microsite which will be stacked with all of your forthcoming SXSW needs and questions regarding your upcoming Austin experience. Austin – for the record – is our favorite city (next to Chico […]

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SXSW 2008: Does Anyone Care?

My earlier post about SXSW 2008 got me thinking: where are all the party invites, press releases hyping showcases and all the other annual hoopla surrounding what is supposedly the music industry’s most important yearly gathering? The pre-festival buzz for this year’s festival hasn’t just been toned down, its been practically non-existent. A non-scientific poll […]

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