Festival season is beginning all over the Northern hemisphere, and one of the big ones is SXSW (South by SoutWest) held in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. It began yesterday (March 18th), and it will go until this Sunday. This year is the fifth time this festival has been held. One of the largest in North America, it includes music performances, films, art, exhibitions of art, in summary all you can think to find in a Spring festival.
Some of the bands performing this year are: Primal Scream, Peter Murphy, Tori Amos, Tricky, Devo, Graham Coxon, Echo & The Bunnymen, Camera Obscura, Calvin Harris, Circle Jerks, Juliette & The New Romantiques, La Habitación Roja, Manchester Orchestra, The Decemberists, The Von Bondies, Peter Bjorn & john, Glasvegas, Vivian Girls, N.A.S.A, Fanfarlo, The Hold Steady, etc. etc.
In previous years the organizers put together torrent files to download containing music by the bands performing at the festival; but this stopped last year. However, they are publishing the mp3s on their website, so a torrent file was made anyway, by some very nice people who put them all together for us to download. This year the mp3s have been grouped into three torrent files containing 6Gb of free music (that’s a total of 1267 mp3s!!!) with music from all the artists performing at the festival this year. Of course you will find things for everybody’s taste, including your mom, your grandfather, your girlfriend, and of course you.
To get a more accurate idea of what music you will find in these files you can check the SXSW schedule. And to download the three torrent files, if you don’t have a torrent client, yet we recommend you to use utorrent.