Okayplayer's Top 13 SXSW 2013 Showcases + Events
As the behemoth music/industry festival known as South by Southwest sets its sights on the city of Austin, Texas for the next two weeks, prepare for your favorite music sites and social media timelines to be flooded with news of the takeover. Not ones to stay home from the online party, we here at Okayplayer are throwing our proverbial hat in the ring just like last year to bring you our Top 13 SXSW Showcases & Events for 2013 (get it?) to check out if you’re lucky enough to face the monster in real life – sort of like a baker’s dozen of awesomeness. Things officially got into full swing a few days ago, but the music portion of the festival doesn’t begin until tomorrow, meaning you still have a few days to get your ish together and make a plan of action to conquer this beast. Posted in rough chronological order, consider this guide as one of your necessary survival tools over the next week of shenanigans. Let’s get started, and may the force be with you, friends.