March 20, Austin TX. If you took anything away from SXSW on this day, let it be this: no matter our race, religion, politics, or lifestyle... when Devo plays, everybody shows up. Oh, also featuring Metallica, Silversun Pickups, and Tricky. PHOTOS BY MARK C. AUSTIN
There's a lot of things to see among the rollin' hills of Austin, TX, and we're gonna throw as much of it at you as we can. Don't thank us; we enjoy throwing things. Here's some more shots from Thursday, March 19. PHOTOS BY PATRICK MICHELS
The action continues in Austin, TX as SXSW gathers steam. Here's what you might have seen around town on Thursday, March 19, including Gomez, Andrew Bird, Daniel Johnston, and the Oak Ridge Boys. PHOTOS BY MARK C. AUSTIN
Folks from all over crammed into two of Austin's best known venues on Wednesday, March 18, to catch some of the first acts of SXSW, including the Heartless Bastards, The Decemberists, The Von Bondies, and more. PHOTOS BY PATRICK MICHELS
A chronicle in picture form of some of the SXSW live acts you could have caught on Wednesday, March 18, if only you had been in Austin, TX. And really, why weren't you? Featuring Alejandro Escovedo, Aqualung, The Dicks, and more. PHOTOS BY MARK C. AUSTIN
Barack Obama closed his campaign with a massive outdoor public event — a street party through downtown Chicago centered around Grant Park on the waterfront. The campaign distributed 70,000 tickets to the official event, but many more came down for the party.