As anyone with any tangential relationship to the music industry knows all too well, that annual bacchanal of new bands, old bands, publicists, journalists and some learning, South by Southwest, begins next week in Austin. A few years ago, our former music editor, Aaron Jentzen, took a trip down and reported back; this year, freelancer Julia Cook is making the trip ... with her mom! The result is not a buddy comedy (at least not yet), but a blog filled with interviews, show reviews and video content. We'll be reposting some content here on FFW>>, and linking to much more on the blog itself.
Today, Julia posted an interview with Future Islands, whose Sam Herring remains one of my favorite interviewees ever. The blog also contains plenty of trip-related musings and travel writing. Give it a look-see!