>SXSW 2011 mp3 Mix Pt. 3 [12 Tracks; Theme: Quality, Lesser-Known Artists + Guest Spot by B.o.B.]


How about, instead of artists everyone’s heard of, let’s now focus on bands that you’ve AT MOST barely heard of, ever. The point of this post is to help expand your horizons this year at SXSW and put down the James Blake and Toro Y Moi singles you’ve been clinging to. SXSW celebrates an ever-diversifying “line-up” [as if you can ever fit over 2,000 bands into a solid line-up, much less posting the info into just one word document w/o a computer crash]. A large list of very popular acts is not the point of SXSW (just a perk); instead they’ve opened up the irrigation channels in music to include garage bands out of South America, etc. SXSW does a GREAT job of putting tens of thousands of people’s worth of energy into improving the arts community, and providing the medium by which people act themselves. I also love that SXSW doesn’t have an easily printable schedule–instead you have to find the venue or band or event host’s webpage [or check /our massive flyers list w/ event info here] and give them your hits–which is a good thing. As you can see, this mix is perfectly themed for the overall attitude of SXSW. If you ask the event, it may even say they’d rather you see these shows and support those poor musicians who need resources; rather than give Mr. James Blake a golden throne and platinum spit bucket.

I’ll post a part 2 of this series VERY soon, so check back in soon. Happy festing!

1. The Black Angels – Telephone [mp3]
2. Charles Bradley – The World [Is Going Up In Flames] [mp3]
3. WIN WIN – Releaserpm featuring Lizzie Bougatsos [mp3]
4. Braids – Lemonade [mp3]
5. The Generationals – Trust [mp3]
6. Say Hi – Devils [mp3]
7. Chris Bathgate – No Silver [mp3]
8. Ivan & Alyosha – Glorify [mp3]
9. Menomena – Taos [mp3]
10. OFF! – Upside Down [mp3]
11. Surfer Blood – Swim [mp3]
12. The Dodos – Fables [mp3]


SURPRISE! Easter Egg: B.o.B. will be at the mtvU awards and at Kiss and Fly (tickets for up to $500 a person). Instead of getting robbed, how about I play Robin Hood and do a little redistribution to…you, and…you…and, hold on a second. Still reading? “STOP! Now think about it.”

B.o.B. – The Adventures of Bobby Ray

Track 2. B.o.B. – Nothin’ On You (feat. Bruno Mars) [mp3]
Track 8. B.o.B. – Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo of Weezer) [mp3]
Track 7. B.o.B. – The Kids (feat. Janelle Monae) [mp3]
Track 12. B.o.B. – Airplanes, Part II (feat. Eminem & Hayley Williams) [mp3]



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