The performances are the heartbeat of SXSW music. Stay here for updates throughout the weekend.
Blues from Spain, Electronic from Reijkovich, New Zealand rock - and that was just on one day. SXSW has international flavor.
Gallery: With tragedy unfolding at home, bands from Japan gather the love and energy from fans at SXSW 2011.
Cool snapshots from SXSW 2011. Updated throughout the week!
Photos: High-tech hits Austin for SXSWi - with panels, parties and plenty of cool characters.
A gallery of photos from preparations in advance of the start of the music portion of South By Southwest.
Glitz and glamour? Maybe not so much - this is Austin, after all. But the red carpets are no less exciting this year, as stars hit the town for their movie
Attendance for this year's SXSW is expected to top at 200,000. On Friday, both the Interactive and Film festivals kicked off.