South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring in Austin, Texas. Carrie Luz Rodriguez (born 1978) is an American Singer-songwriter and the daughter of Texan singer-songwriter David Rodriguez. Steven Patrick Morrissey (ˈmɒɹɪsiː born May 22, 1959) known primarily as Morrissey, is a British Singer and Lyricist Interactive media refers to media that allows for active participation by the recipient hence Interactivity. Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. Originating as the Austin Battle of the Bands, SXSW officially began in 1987 and is centered on the downtown Austin Convention Center. Year 1987 ( MCMLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar) Neal Kocurek Memorial Austin Convention Center is a multi-purpose Convention center located in Austin Texas, USA Each of the three parts run relatively independently, with different start and end dates.
SXSW is one of the largest music festivals in the United States, with more than 1,400 performers playing dozens of venues around Austin over four days, in March. A music festival is a Festival oriented towards Music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as Musical genre, Nationality or locality The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music venue is any location regularly used for a Concert or Musical performance Though it is an industry-based event, SXSW Music links locally with events such as the annual Austin Music Awards show. SXSW is the highest money-making public event for the Austin economy, bringing in more revenue than the Austin City Limits Music Festival or the Texas Longhorn home games. The Austin City Limits Music Festival is an annual three-day music and art festival in Austin Texas 's Zilker Park. The Texas Longhorns football team is the interscholastic football team at The University of Texas in Austin Texas. 
In 1994, SXSW added film and interactive conferences. SXSW Film has become one of the world's premiere film festivals, focusing on new directing talent. Similarly, SXSW Interactive has attracted a strong following among web creators and entrepreneurs.
SXSW has spawned other festival such as North by Northeast (NXNE), an annual three-day live music festival and music conference in Toronto, held the second weekend in June. North by Northeast (or NXNE) is an annual four-day live music and film festival and music conference in Toronto, Ontario Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario
The 2007 music festival included performances by The Stooges, Spoon, Kings of Leon, Donovan, The Buzzcocks, Fratellis, Bloc Party, Straylight Run, The Black Angels, The Bravery, Hawthorne Heights, Armor for Sleep, Jack's Mannequin, Amy Winehouse, Badly Drawn Boy, Against Me!, This Is Me Smiling, Jandek, Kava Kava, The Horrors, The Sword, The Briefs, Lily Allen, Bobby Lounge, The Early Years, The Stitches, Austin TV, Circa Survive, Eisley, Gallows, Razorlight, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly., Ozomatli, Die! Die! Die!, Maritime, Russian Circles, Dustin Kensrue, Moros Eros, Albert Hammond, Jr., Bob Mould, Far-Less, Powell St. John, Tally Hall, Tub Ring, The Cinematics, Sparklehorse, Best Fwends, The Wombats, WinterKids and Cold War Kids. The Stooges are an American rock band that was active from 1967 to 1974 then reformed in 2003 Spoon is an American Indie rock band from Austin Texas. The band is led by Britt Daniel (vocals guitar Jim Eno (drums Rob Kings of Leon is a rock band made up of three brothers and their first cousin from Tennessee, USA. Donovan ( Donovan Phillips Leitch, born 10 May 1946 in Glasgow) is a Scottish Singer-songwriter and guitarist Buzzcocks are an English Punk rock band formed in Manchester in 1975 The Fratellis are an Alternative rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. Bloc Party are a British Indie rock band composed of Kele Okereke on vocals and Rhythm guitar, Russell Lissack on Straylight Run is an Indie rock band based in Baldwin, Nassau County, Long Island, New York. The Black Angels are a Psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in May 2004 The Bravery is an American rock band from New York City that consists of Sam Endicott, John Conway Anthony Burulcich Michael Zakarin Hawthorne Heights is a band based in America. The band formed in Dayton Ohio, in June 2001 their line-up currently consists of vocalist and guitarist JT Woodruff Armor for Sleep is an American rock band from Maplewood and Teaneck, New Jersey. Jack's Mannequin is a Piano rock band from Orange County California. Damon Gough (nicknamed Badly Drawn Boy) was born 2 October 1969, in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Against Me! is a Punk rock band formed in 1997 in Naples Florida. This Is Me Smiling is an American pop-punk and Powerpop band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2004. Jandek is the musical project of an Outsider musician who operates out of Houston Texas. Kava Kava is the rock band / live dance act from Huddersfield in the UK featuring the soulful vocals of Pat Fulgoni, Matt Bond guitarist Jason Riley The Horrors are a British Garage rock band who formed in mid-2005 The Sword is an American Heavy metal band that formed in Austin, Texas in 2003 The Briefs are a Punk rock band originally consisting of Daniel J Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born 2 May 1985) is an English Singer-songwriter and television presenter. Bobby Lounge (born Dub Brock in 1950 is an American Singer-songwriter from McComb Mississippi. The Stitches began in 1994 as a 1970s-style Punk rock band based out of Orange County California and quickly gained notoriety as one of the originators of Orange Austin TV is a Post-rock band from Mexico City. Austin TV creates sonic landscapes with their music without lyrics Circa Survive is a rock band consisting of vocalist Anthony Green and members of the now-defunct This Day Forward. Eisley is a rock band from Tyler, Texas, consisting of four siblings ( Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, and Weston DuPree Gallows are an English Hardcore punk band from Hemel Hempstead. Razorlight are an English rock band formed in 2002 They are primarily known in their home country having topped the charts with the 2006 single America and Get Cape Wear Cape Fly is the stage name of English artist Sam Duckworth and his band Ozomatli is a multiethnic currently eight piece band (although they have had as many as ten members and as few as six playing primarily Latin hip hop and rock formed in Die! Die! Die! is a punk three-piece from New Zealand formed in late 2003 Maritime formed in 2003 out of the ashes of The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan. Russian Circles is a three piece Instrumental rock / metal band from Chicago. Dustin Michael Kensrue (KENZ-roo (born November 18, 1980) is a vocalist lyricist and rhythm guitarist in the Orange County California post-hardcore Moros Eros were an American Alternative rock band from Marietta Georgia. Albert Hammond Jr (born April 9 1980 Los Angeles, California) is a Musician and member of the Garage rock band, The Strokes Bob Mould (born Robert Arthur Mould, October 16 1961 Malone, New York) is an American Musician, principally known for his work as Far-Less is a modern Alternative rock band from Marion Virginia. Powell St John is an American singer and songwriter He was a well-known figure on the mid-1960s Austin Texas campus folk/bohemian music scene Tally Hall is an American rock band formed in December 2002 based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, now under the Atlantic Records Tub Ring is a Chicago based rock band Biography Tub Ring formed in 1992 as a High school punk band The Cinematics are a Scottish band originating from the small Scottish Highland town of Dingwall and are currently based in Glasgow. Sparklehorse is a United States Rock music group led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous, who records much of Sparklehorse's material in his home Best Fwends are a Musical group from Fort Worth, Texas. All but unknown in the United States, the duo have attracted much more notice in The Wombats are an Indie rock band from Liverpool, UK. They comprise two native Liverpudlians Matthew Murphy, provider of vocals guitar WinterKids are a 5 piece Indie rock band from Peaslake, Surrey, England Members James Snider 22 - Vocals Cold War Kids are an Indie rock band from Fullerton, California, USA. Conference speakers included David Byrne (of the Talking Heads) and Pete Townshend (of The Who). Talking head Talking Heads was an American New Wave band formed in 1974 in New York City and active until 1991 Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945 in Chiswick, London) is an English rock Guitarist, Singer, The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. The primary lineup consisted of guitarist Pete Townshend  The festival took place from March 14 to 18, and more than 1,400 acts performed. One of the top film premieres this year was the highly anticipated Elvis and Anabelle starring Blake Lively and Max Minghella. Elvis and Anabelle is an independent film directed by Will Geiger. Blake Christina Lively (born August 25 1987 is an American actress Max Giorgio Choa Minghella (born September 16, 1985) is an English Actor.
The 2008 music festival included performances by Kaki King, Ash Grunwald, Steer Clear, Hotstop, Delorentos, Elevation, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg, Your Vegas, White Light Riot, Monte Negro, Kimya Dawson, Dandi Wind, The Lemonheads, Hanson, Kaddisfly, The Cool Kids, The Parlor Mob, The Black Keys, and Paul Kelly. Kaki King (born August 24, 1979 as Katherine Elizabeth King) is an American Guitar player and singer-songwriter from Atlanta Ash Grunwald (born 9 May 1976, Melbourne, Australia) is a Australian radio announcer and Blues Musician Delorentos are a Dublin -based alternative rock band formed in 2005. Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American Musician. Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who Your Vegas are an English rock band from Leeds, England, currently based in New York City. Monte Negro is a Municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rondônia. Kimya Dawson (born November 17, 1972) is an American Singer-songwriter, best known as a solo performer and as one half of The Moldy Peaches The Lemonheads are an American Alternative rock band formed in 1986 by singer/guitarist Evan Dando, who has been the only constant member Kaddisfly is an American band from Portland Oregon whose style has been dubbed experimental, Christian and alternative. The Cool Kids is a hip hop duo from Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan. The Parlor Mob, formerly known as What About Frank?, is an American rock group founded by Mark Melicia David Rosen Paul Ritchie Nick Villapiano The Black Keys is a Blues-rock music duo consisting of Dan Auerbach ( vocals and Guitar) and Patrick Carney ( drums and Paul Kelly may refer to Paul Kelly (fighter (born 1986 British mixed martial artist Paul Kelly (musician, (born 1955 Australian Conference Speakers included Stu Cook (of Creedence Clearwater Revival) and Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players. Stu Cook (born Stuart Alden Cook 25 April 1945, Oakland, California) played Bass guitar in the American rock Creedence Clearwater Revival (often abbreviated CCR) was an American Rock and roll band who gained popularity in the late 1960s and early 1970s with The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players describe themselves as an "indie-vaudeville conceptual art-rock pop band" from the United States. 
The 2009 festival will be held March 13-22. Band and event line-up is yet to be announced.