Hello friends of IFC! I am Stacey Brook, music journalist, culture lover, rock poster addict, and overly-caffeinated festivalgoer. The inimitable Brandon Kim was unfortunately unable to make it out to Austin for SXSW this year, thus I have been entrusted with the honor of reporting to you from this fair desert city, where the taco trucks outnumber the general population, and where the sweet sounds of rock and roll seep out from behind every bar door.
Over the next few days I will bring you coverage of everything from the most exclusive showcases, to unexpectedly powerful performances by an eclectic mix of bands worthy of your recognition. Look forward to recaps of the IFC Crossroad House’s coveted performances, as well as breaking news and announcements from the festival. From early morning until I turn into a pumpkin (usually around 3am), my ears will be perked to uncover this year’s finest assemblage of musical talent and live stage presence — and I will bring it all back to you for dissection and discovery.
Be sure to check in often here at IFC’s SXSW blog for updates from me and my fellow bloggers, and follow me on Twitter @staceybrook for an added barrage of reflections from my busy, music-saturated mind. I look forward to being your window into the festivities. And if you’re out on the town here in Texas, look for the dark-haired, black-clad New Yorker in the rock club, and dance with me!