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SXSW Part 1

Below are just some of the images from SXSW in Austin, TX so far.

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Super Mario Brothers Get the Indie Film Treatment in ‘Mario’ [VIDEO]

A  live-action re-imagination of Nintendo 8-bit hero Super Mario as an angsty, mushroom-eating, down-on-his-luck plumber was a big hit this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas.

"Mario" is a trailer-length short which filmmaker Joe Nicolosi doesn't intend to turn into a feature film. You can check out all two minutes of the project below.

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Duff McKagan Drops Financial Science

Duff McKagan hosted a SXSW panel at the Austin Convention Center today discussing finances.  Not exactly rock & roll, but with the way the music industry is these days, you would be smart to listen.

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Foo Fighters Rock mtvU Woodie Awards

Last night I was able to attend the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, celebrating the best in music as voted by college kids, while exploring Austin, TX during SXSW.  It was my first awards show experience and it was cool to see how the actual production was done.  The ceremony was hosted by Community star Donald Glover and was kicked off by none other than the Foo Fighters.

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SXSW: “Welcome to the Music Business: You’re F____”

After some travel woes that I'm still working out, I have finally made it to SXSW in Austin, TX.  The music portion runs from March 15-20 with a ton of bands playing all over town.  There are also a lot of panels being held at the Austin Convention Center and the first one I attended was about how bands trying to make it are F'd.  However, there is hope according to punk and industrial veteran Martin Atkins.

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Jack White’s Mobile Record Store To Debut at SXSW

Kids used to hearing the familiar jingles of their local ice cream truck may be in for a surprise.  Jack White has revealed a mobile version of his Third Man Record Store that will make its first appearance at SXSW next week.

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