After not enough sleep, South by Southwest is raring to go for the second day. It started with a press conference for Lollapalooza. The festival will have an extra day this year, from August 4-6, and once again take place in Chicago’s Grant Park. Of course, you want to know who the headliners are, right? They include the likes of Kanye West, The Shins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eels, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, Ryan Adams, and so many more. For the full 2006 lineup, check out the Lollapalooza website.
In case some of you weren’t aware, the list of showcases for South by Southwest is available on their website. Many of the bands have a free download listed for your listening pleasure. But if that isn’t good enough for you, check out the iTunes Music Store and buy music from most of the bands performing this year.
Every year, SXSW is plagued with rumors of big names to make a surprise appearance. Last night, The Flaming Lips were one of them. Another rumored special guest this year are the Beastie Boys. It is entirely possible since they did a Q&A before screening their documentary concert film Awesome! I F----- Shot That.
For now, I am off to grab some food and go see which of tonight’s official SXSW showcases lure me in.