South By Southwest is a festival with an impossibly large line up. It’s enough of a challenge just trying to squeeze into a venue, let alone choosing which out of the 2,000 artists you want to see! Thankfully, Last.fm knows which music you listen to the most and which artists you love, and can help you prioritize the bands to check out–even those you may not know yet. Last.fm is useful to help discover your next favorite band anytime–and can come in handy at SXSW before you even step foot in Austin.
Even without an account, every band that’s playing at SXSW 2011 is listed, and almost all of them have sample mp3s to check out. Start digging!
Of course, Last.fm can only help you on the music side. If you’re looking for other ways to spend your time in Austin, best check here.