Things are just getting started down here in Austintown. Here are some highlights from Day 1.
The Polyphonic Spree: They're back with a new record under their belt and some KILLER jams. Seriously, haven't seen them with this much energy in years.
Local Natives: Champions of SXSW 2009, the bros from California are back with a fantastic sophomore effort, Hummingbird. It's full of catchy, indie folk for the thinking man. Whatever that means.
Oh, and if you're on Vine, go ahead and download that now and follow me (themark23). I'll be Vine-ing the hell out of SXSW. Here's Atlas Genius at the I Heart Radio party.
I'm about to head out again. I'll have more pics and vids to share with you on Twitter @themark23. Also, listen to Jessie this week for my call-ins from the road.