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SXSW 08: A Little Music Preview

And Then There’s The Music…
After 5 days of Film and Interactive screenings, panels and assorted mischief, there’s music. Last year my feet hurt so badly I could barely walk in the mornings. I was under the impression that it was simply a matter of me being too old to pogo (mosh, skank, slam) but it turned out to be Plantar Fasciitis, which has now gone, so this year, I’m in the pit! (Yeah….right.)
The latest big news to come out of the SXSW camp? R.E.M., baby! They will be playing in support of their upcoming album Accelerate which, as its name implies, is apparently chock full of rock-pop goodness. That alone should be a reason to do the Snoopy Happy Dance for R.E.M. fans who are less than thrilled with their recent “adult contemporary” sound, but wait! There’s more:
Also confirmed this year:

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