In an interview with Gothamist, Matt Berninger from The National says they’ll be at SXSW this year.
DirecTV will be broadcasting sessions out of SXSW, limited live audience. Details and schedule here.
Songs Illinois posted a bunch of videos from SXSW’s of the past, dating back to 1993.
Thursday night at Stubb’s is the Body of War event featuring Kimya Dawson, Serj Tarkian, Tom Morello, Brendon Jenkins, and Special Guests. On the schedule they’re listed to perform for about 90 minutes. Body of War is a documentary that is also premiering at SXSW. Details on the film here.
So what about the Body of War special guests? I have no inside knowledge, but this article on Billboard discusses the soundtrack. Also on the soundtrack are Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes and more……