Each year, Austin hosts the South-by-Southwest interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences. The music portion of SXSW is due to kick off tomorrow and what better way to celebrate its arrival than a ton of free (and legit) music from this year’s showcase artists.
You can have all 3.42GB of this music by downloading the torrent file from Greg Hewgill’s website and loading it into your favorite BitTorrent client. (I’m currently keen on the free, open-source client, Transmission.)
If you’d prefer to sample some of what’s being offered, beetle on over to the SXSW Player, a Flash player that streams this material to you. Click the SXSW Showcase Info link and you can read more about the currently playing artist as well as download the track that’s playing.