To the right is MC extraordinaire Jean Grae performing at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2011. Recently she Tweeted about  SXSW 2012 (@JeanGreasy):

“Drinks will be had. Memories will be made. Bottles will be thrown. Tattoos will be done. People will be crushed. Legends will be born. SXSW.”

Yes Jean Greasy. Yes indeed.

Today (Friday, March 9th) begins the Interactive and Film Festivals of SXSW and trust me, there will be no lack of viral videos and interaction over the next 9 days. The Music Festival officially begins on March 13th but I can assure you… the music never stops in Austin.

HERE ARE 3 THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT SXSW 2012:

1.  Yours truly is DJing  at Dub Academy (@DubAcademy) 906 East 5th St., across the street from Fader Fort on:

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14th :: Noon to 3 pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 15th :: 3 to 5 pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 16th :: 1 to 3 pm

2.  I am also interviewing performers at the new and improved Belmont (@BelmontAustin) 305 West 6th St.

Tonight I sit down with Delta Spirit and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Miguel, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghostland Observatory, Slaughterhouse and Nas are also on my interview radar.

3.  Follow me on Twitter (@mahoganydane1) for a backstage pass and front row seat to South By.
Watch my recap of SXSW 2011 and subscribe to the  YouTube page for exclusive festival footage.
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