AUSTIN (KXAN) - Foo Fighters took to the stage of Stubb's Tuesday night. The official announcement was supposed to be made at 8 pm, but it appeared on social media earlier in the day - a perfect example of interactive meets music.
Seems like nothing is a secret at SXSW for long. Joe Eley from London found that out when he read on twitter about the Foo Fighters playing at the Media Temple SXSWi Interactive closing party Tuesday night.
"It's very exciting - this is my first time here. So it came up on a whim, basically," said Eley.
On the final day of interactive, and the first day of music, visitors and locals like Corley Sims found plenty of entertainment.
"You just ride your bike down, you go online and figure out everything you can do for free and you kind of hop to all of them," said Sims.
The Ice Cream Man party at Club DeVille served 20,000 treats while eight bands performed.
The BMI Howdy Texas party at Stubb's served as the official Texas-sized welcome to musicians, industry executives and media.
And at Serrano's Cafe , an internet infrastructure company hosted concerts to attract fans of music and high-tech - a smooth transition from interactive to music.
"We think we're really bridging the gap between emerging artists and internet technology," said Kyle York, VP of Sales and Marketing for Dynamic Network Services .
Austin rocks all year long, but this week- even more so.
"This is what I've been waiting for. It's awesome," said Sims.
Foo Fighters attended the SXSW premiere of their documentary before performing at the SXSW Interactive closing party.
More than 100 trees covered in lights now shine bright throughout Zilker Park. The Trail of Lights is open for another season.
A 10-year-old was killed while standing outside of a vehicle which lost control during the icy conditions, DPS said.
Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg heads to court this week as a defendant in a civil trial that could oust her from office.
Santa visited Austin early on Sunday, joining hundreds of motorcyclists for their annual Toy Run.
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
Austin Police confirm they have located an 82-year-old women who went missing last night.