A single highway connects Minneapolis to Austin, Texas, making the drive to South by Southwest a theoretical breeze—stay on I-35 south, wind through a couple of states, and you're there. But in reality, the road trip to Austin can be downright wretched. Drive it all at once and you run the risk of skidding into town already drained of a week's worth of energy, cramped and sore from trying to sleep sitting up on a 20-plus-hour trip. Break it up and the cost of hotel rooms and days off work start to add up, making it hard for musicians to afford getting to a festival that rarely... More >>>