Austin: Our wacky neighbor 196 miles to the south.
This weekend: Packed bumper-to-bumper and buttock-to-buttock for SXSW.
Your alternative: Skip the traffic and catch many of the same bands tomorrow at South By So What?
Now in its sixth year, this music festival is building momentum by featuring many of the bands performing in Austin all in one venue for a fraction of the cost. Catch more than 60 acts spanning metal, rock, pop, indie rock, hip-hop, and electronic genres.
Fan favorites include Oh Sleeper (above), Motionless in White, Upon a Burning Body and Riff Raff.
It's a full day of all-you-can-hear music that's so much closer to home. And free of buzzwords like "live stream" and "gamify" and "next big thing."
We're all for keeping Austin weird -- it's just that sometimes a rockin' Grand Prairie is even better.