SXSurvival Guide
GSD&M’s SXSurvival Guide helps conference goers make the most of their time in Austin by knowing just what to eat, drink, see and do around town. The guide provides local insight on the weird, the eats, the drinks, the venues and more for SXSW attendees and uses Pinterest as the guide. The site also features SXSW advice from celebrities like Lance Armstrong and Perez Hilton and blog posts from agency employees sharing more info on their beloved city.

GSD&M SXSurrogates
When: Friday 3/9 through Tuesday 3/18
Where: SXSW
What: In the third year of the program, GSD&M will send 50 people to SXSW as SXSurrogates to report back on various film, interactive and music panels and events. Follow us using these channels:

*SXSurrogates Site: Meet the GSD&M team going to SXSW. Interested in something they are attending? Schedule time to chat after the conference.
*GSD&M Curiosity blog: Our SXSurrogates will be posting what they are experiencing in real time.
*Twitter: You can easily keep up with our attendees via Twitter and by following the #GSDM hash tag throughout the week.

GSD&M Presents the Industry Party

When: Monday, March 12, 7p
Where: GSD&M (828 W 6th Street) Map
The Industry Party is back. GSD&M presents a night of live music in our backyard from the Heartless Bastards, Apache Relay and Motopony. With sponsors including Samsung, Deep Eddy Vodka, Republic of Texas Tequila, Victoria, Pacifico, Southwest Airlines, Tonic among others, spend the evening networking among artwork from Will Johnson, Dave Mead, Klip Collective and more.


Royito’s Roqlandia Party

When: Thursday, March 15, from 12-6p
Where: GSD&M (828 W 6th Street) Map
Bringing together a hot Latin music festival and a hot sauce, GSD&M is hosting the Royito’s Roqlandia party. Spend the afternoon listening to music from We are the West, Charanga Cakewalk, Todd & the Fox, Suéñalo, Piñata Protest and Brownout while eating Latin food in our backyard.  In addition, a private screening of Hideaway featuring Josh Lucas and from the award-winning Filmmaker Chris Eyre will be shown in GSD&M’s theater at 2p.

GSD&M Presents: Big Star Documentary Film and Music Performance

When: Thursday, March 15, 7-11p
Where: The Paramount Theater (713 Congress Ave) Map
What:  In a night that will combine the best of SXSW 2012 Film and Music, an all-star group of musicians will gather at Austin’s historic Paramount Theatre on Thursday, March 15 to celebrate the Big Star legacy through a complete performance of the band’s seminal third album. This highly anticipated event comes two years after the untimely death of legendary Big Star singer/songwriter Alex Chilton and a hastily organized tribute show that became an emotional and musical highlight of SXSW 2010.

Prior to the musical performance the SXSW Film Festival will host the debut screening of the feature-length documentary Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Work-in-Progress), also at the Paramount Theatre. The film is a portrait of talented musicians who never got traction within the confines of the music industry but went on to craft three albums now recognized as pop masterpieces and influenced countless musicians including R.E.M., the Replacements, Wilco, Teenage Fanclub, Ryan Adams and many more. Additional information can be found here:

GSD&M Art Installation
When: March 12 through March 30
Where: GSD&M (828 W 6th Street) Map
A showcase of Austin artists on display throughout SXSW in the lobby of GSD&M. Artists participating include Jason Archer, Will Johnson, Dave Mead, Jared Dunten, Jack Sanders, KLIP Collective, among others.

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