Whether or not you spent last week in Austin, Texas, chances are you know someone who did. The occasion: South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual festival for all things music, film, and interactive. This year, the conferences, screenings, and live tunes stretched from March 9 through March 18. Below, Independent contributing photographer Tom Long shares his snaps from the final week of concerts. Keep your eyes peeled for up-and-coming Santa Barbara music makers who made the trek.
Rage Against the Machine alum Tom Morello teamed up with new band The Nightwatchman for a politically charged showcase at the Swan Dive on Friday, March 16.
Photo Gallery: South by Southwest 2012
Photographer Tom Long Returns from Austin’s Annual Music Melee