SXSW is overwhelming on all fronts. There are hundreds of bands, hundreds of parties, and it feels like the whole world comes to Austin to enjoy them all. The surest way to know the latest on all the fest news, rumors and more is to get plugged in to the right folks on social media. Here’s our guide to who to follow and like.

The obvious ones

@SXSW, Official fest account (IG: @sxsw)

We're pretty excited to have @IncubusBand confirmed to perform at #SXSW Music on the @IslandRecords showcase.

— SXSW (@sxsw) March 4, 2015

@austin360, oh, hey! That’s us! (IG: @austin360)

No badge? No wristband? NO PROBLEM. We have your guide to alllll the SXSW side parties.

— Austin 360 (@austin360) March 5, 2015

SXSW Interactive 

@Hugh_W_Forrest, director of the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin

8 days until SXSW Interactive: Girls-in-technology leader Tamara Hudgins honored March 17

— Hugh Forrest (@Hugh_W_Forrest) March 5, 2015

@omarg, Austin360’s tech culture writer (IG: @omargee)

#SXSW Interactive update: overbitey dog star, "Game of Thrones," Apple and robot petting zoo

— Omar L. Gallaga (@omarg) February 27, 2015

@SweetJohn, a local with his finger on the pulse of the scene

Is this really going to be my 19th #sxsw? Where did all the time go…

— Sweet John (@SweetJohn) March 3, 2015

@StatesmanShots, podcast hosted by @OmarG and @TollyM, will be casting daily from the fest

Ep. 49 is up! @kellyjokrause on #SXSW Interactive, Living Kindly, Golden Globes, more!

— Statesman Shots (@StatesmanShots) January 15, 2015


@joegross, Austin360’s culture reporter and critic


— Joe Gross (@joegross) February 3, 2015

@CharlesEaly, Austin360’s assistant features editor

Trailer for SXSW’s ‘Mavis!’

— Charles Ealy (@CharlesEaly) February 3, 2015

@erickohn, Indiewire deputy editor and chief film critic

It's #SXSW2015 season and I'm sifting through the film lineup. Suggestions, shameless promotions, etc. are welcome.

— erickohn (@erickohn) February 26, 2015

Also: @stephenbecker (producer at KERA in Dallas), @ChrisVognar (culture critic, Dallas Morning News)

SXSW Music

@deborific, Austin360 music writer (IG: @deborific)

Still pulling for the Yeezy #SXSW keynote. MT @TheAVClub: Kanye West lectured at Oxford.

— D. Sengupta Stith (@deborific) March 3, 2015

@Blackstock360, Austin360 music writer (IG: @blackstock360)

Today's SXSW Spotlight on @austin360 features Richmond, VA, psychedelic rockers Avers:

— Peter Blackstock (@Blackstock360) February 25, 2015

@RSVPster, the service that RSVPs also tweets all the parties

More unofficial parties added to the party calendar daily + we can help you with RSVP stress. Sign up:

— RSVPster (@rsvpster) March 5, 2015

@MissKrissSxSW, “Tips, musings & reminiscences on the annual carnival”

In all honesty tho, I actually did meet my husband in line for the @pitchforksxsw party in 2011. Lines can be alright! Cc: @AustinBloggy

— MissKris @ SXSW (@MissKrisSxSW) March 4, 2015

@CameronAtSX, “I post unofficial SXSW parties, showcases, news, rumors, all that stuff”

Travi$ Scott, Twin Shadow, more team up w/ artists & @Tumblr for unique performances & installations. RSVP:

— Cameron @ SX (@CameronAtSX) March 4, 2015

Also: @SXSWislife, @Do512, @SXSWhoa, @SXSWPartyzzzzz

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