Happy SXSW week! As we speak, all manner of self-proclaimed film, music, and tech geeks are descending on Austin, TX for this year’s South By South West festival (running March 7-16). Needless to say, things are gonna get squished.
SiriusXM U will be among those hanging out in Austin this week, where they’ll be scouting up-and-coming talent, interviewing bands streaming through the Fader Fort, live tweeting from @SiriusXMU, posting to Instagram, making frequent stops to the taco truck, and, of course, asking musicians to take #sxsselfies.
What’s a #sxsselfie? Coined by XM U’s own Jenny Eliscu, it’s exactly how it sounds: a bunch of killer SXSW bands taking selfies together.
Let’s review last year’s Southby Selfies so you’ll know what to expect:
1.) Wild Belle
2.) Cloud Nothings’ Dylan Baldi and SiriusXM U’s Julia
3.) Matthew Healy of The 1975
4.) The Joy Formidable
5.) Twin Falls
6.) King Tuff
7.) Lord Huron
8.) IO Echo
10.) Dent May
11.) Night Beds
12.) The Besnard Lakes
15.) Matt & Kim
(Obviously, we saved the best for last.)
Anyway, now that you know what a #sxsselfie is, make sure to follow @SiriusXMU on Instagram and Twitter starting Wednesday 3/12 for a whole new crop of SWSW selfies, plus interviews, photos, live tweets, and more.