The ONE21 Covers SXSW 2010…..sorta

If you have been with us for over a year now (first of all, thank you), you will remember that Chuck and I ventured into downtown Austin, Texas for SXSW 2009. We attended the Interactive portion of the festival, and then hit the music portion…hard. All and all we were at SXSW for about 2 weeks, and if you remember we were able to not only see some amazing shows (Wovenhand, Paper Route, Brooke Waggoner, Seabird, Anathallo, just to name a few), but we interviewed Rootbeer, Kaboose, Dignan, Brooke Waggoner, Lecrae, and Tre9. It was an amazing experience, and we had a lot of fun.

It also wore us out. You, see with the exception of some very part time (but very appreciated) work by Rebecca Harvey, Debbie Harvey, Dylan Harvey, and Micheal Delaney, The ONE21 Music is just Chuck and I. Covering the shows, taking pictures, setting up and conducting interviews, and then blogging and posting these experiences at a festival the size of SXSW is a lot of ground to cover for two people. We left the festival feeling pretty beat, but knowing we had done some good work and made some good contacts.

That brings us to SXSW 2010. It seem like so much has changed since last year; we have added a whole new dimension to the website with the artist database, we are posting over 10 new entries a week, and on top of that both Chuck and I are working multiple jobs to support our families. Planning for this years festival has been tough to schedule, but we were able to identify several artists of faith that will be playing SXSW this year, and sent interview requests promptly so that we could bring you the best coverage we possibly could muster. Well as of last night, 2 days before we are going to head to SXSW, we have not gotten one interview. In fact, we have been told by two fairly prominent names in the underground Christian scene that they no longer consider themselves part of that scene.

So, here is the deal, below is a list of the artists of faith that are playing SXSW 2010. Most of these guys will be playing several times over the course of the week, and most of them will be playing free events that open to non badge/wristband people. We are going to be down there as much as we can. We will talk about the shows we go to, but this isnt going to be like last year. This is going to be laid back ONE21 Music VS. SXSW. Please feel free to contact us at anytime if you are going to be attending the festival, and we will do our best to clue you in to where the Christian artists are going to be. If you want to hang out, thats cool too.

We will be posting updates when we can, please keep checking back with us

ONE21 Artists playing SXSW 2010:

Jennifer Knapp
La Dispute
Relient K
Son Lux
The Rocketboys
Unwed Sailor
Winston Audio
Max Justus
Buddy Miller
Ben + Vesper
Doug Burr
MyChildren MyBride
Swimming With Dolphins
and many more….

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