Yeah, you read that headline right. South By Southwest bands were announced today, and after a quick search, none are from Omaha (or Lincoln).
But fret not. The vast majority of the announced groups are from bands from abroad (whose deadline for consideration is earlier) or groups from Cali or New York.
The final deadline for bands to be considered is this Friday, Nov. 5. So, if you're a group and you want to play Austin in March, sign up soon.
There were several Omaha/Lincoln groups last year. I'm not sure how much exposure each received, but I heard good things from lots of passersby who had never seen (or heard of) these groups before. I thought they all performed admirably.
Anyway, if you're an interested band/artist, head to sonicbids.com/sxsw and register. There's a $40 fee.
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You're probably aware that today is election day. I don't have a long, impassioned speech. Just this:
Do your duty. Go vote.