OEB’s SXSW Tools – The Spotify Playlists
One of the joys of doing this project year after year are the times our readers puts something awesome together that has something to do with OEB. That’s the case this year as a couple of folks have gone ahead and built Spotify playlists following along with our recommendations. Add these to your subscriptions to keep the music going wherever you are up through SXSW. I know I will.
The Operation Every Band Playlists:
Shelby Harrison’s OEB Playlist: SXSW
Amy Kirkpatrick’s OEB Playlist: Operation Every Band 2013
Shelby and Amy have both put together lists specifically following OEB recommendations, so they are at the top of my personal Spotify account. Much like the site, both have focused on single songs, most using the same track as we highlighted, if possible. I actually go between both of them since there’s some slight variation, mostly due to the timing of the adds. I’m incredibly thankful for Shelby and Amy’s work and can’t wait to see the playlists build over the next two months.
The Best of the Rest:
Ultimate SXSW 2013
Currently at over 2200 tracks, the Ultimate SXSW 2013 playlist uses a two-per-artist method and it looks like this list is really trying to hit them all. Bonus: the list is in repeated alphabetical order for easy searching.
Matthew Averkamp’s SXSW 2013 Picks (sxswmusic.com)
Matthew is the owner of SXSWMusic.com, a visual representation of his Top Bands to Watch at SXSW. Averkamp has also shared his recommendations on Spotify this year.
Miles Yeti Dahmann’s SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artists by RSVPster.com
Dahmann started RSVPster last year as a service of booking all of your RSVPs in Austin for a small fee. He also has put together a list of his favorites, which definitely has a fair amount of overlap with OEB’s favorites. The other perk is Dahmann posts three songs per artist, so you get to really dig in before moving on to the next one.
Nathan Ashton’s SXSW 2013 LINEUP
Ashton’s list is similar to the Ultimate SXSW 2013, but instead of two songs, he’s posting five. Unsurprisingly, this one is going to get up there in terms of total songs, currently topping 5,000 tracks.
Philip Vann’s SXSW 2013
Vann has a straightforward list of his favorite. This one is worth noting for a focus on electronic music, but it also includes a smattering of everything else.
Do512’s SXSW 2013
The Austin event site Do512 historically has great recommendations and they’re building a Spotify list of their favorites for 2013.
Oh hi, that’s my playlist there! I’m an avid follower of Operation Every Band but can’t have the videos they link to playing while I’m at work (where I do most of my music listening). So now as they update, I update, and can still follow along!