Yes indeed, South by Southwest is upon us once again, my friends, and for those NYC denizens not making the trip this year due to the ongoing economic collapse, etc., fear not, because, as usual, most of the Austin extravaganza's star attractions will wander up here eventually, and many of SXSW 2009's most intriguing offerings live here to begin with. For those still heading down (enjoy that Dallas airport layover, BTW), please consider this assortment of homegrown talent who'll be joining you, and seek 'em out should you get homesick or just tired of waiting in the fuckin' four-hour line... More >>>