by / April 7th, 2008 /

Podcast 03: SXSW Special

Fight Like Apes joined onstage by the Von Bondies'Fight Like Apes joined onstage by the Von Bondies – Photo by Dan Dennison

So now that the dust has settled in downtown Austin, Texas and all the bands have gone home, it’s time to ask the Irish artists, industry and journalists about their time at the South by Southwest festival. Three people with different perspectives on the music industry’s coolest music (and more) showcase joined us for the SXSW festival.

Joining the State Podcast were Jamie (aka Pockets) of Fight Like Apes, Angela Dorgan of First Music Contact, State’s reporter in Texas Johnnie Craig, SXSW-envious web editor Niall Byrne and presenter JJ Worrall (of the Okey Doke Football blog).

The conversation revolved around how the Irish acts fared, convention centre geopolitics, the bands, the best venues, Zane Lowe, how FMC picks the Irish bands and and other SXSW-related nuggets.

State Podcast 003: SXSW

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If you’ve picked up Issue 02, you’ll have read our SXSW special by Johnnie about how the Irish contingent got on and if you were paying attention to the web last month, you can read Johnnie’s accounts of all four days of the festival with photos by Dan Dennison.

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