SXSW 2008 has opened for business, with badges already on sale for the event taking place once again in Austin, TX this March. Those with a few $$ of extra pocket change can get a jump start on their spring music getaway and buy a discounted $500 badge. No, it’s not peanuts we’re talking, but with 1000s of bands to see at SXSW, it is a bargain. Just think… if you catch 100 bands over the four days in Austin, that works out to only $5 per band! Not to mention, the free gift bag and all the free parties you may talk your way into! All joking aside, this is Sentimentalist Magazine’s favorite music festival. Join us to see some of the world’s as-yet-unknown bands playing tiny venues, just months before they make it big! More information can be found on the festival’s website.  

(Photo: Dirty Pretty Things at SXSW by Chris David.)

Official dates are:
SXSWeek 2008 › March 7 – 16
Interactive › March 7 – 11
Film › March 7 – 15
Music › March 12 – 16