SXSW music paints the town with sound
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Live music has taken over Austin, in world-class venues hosting best-selling artists to what could be the next big thing performing in a church.
Singer Palmo Faith says the church is the smallest venue she's played in years, so she did some impromptu congregational singing.
"It was amazing, she's one of my favorite artists and she's like an idol to me," said music fan Roberto Perez.
Music spills out of auto repair shops, hole-in-the-wall bars and mobile food courts.
"We played this food court since ’08,” said Joe Ty of the band Black Top Demon. “Every year we play the food court."
This band drove for two straight days knowing that they'd be competing for an audience against some of the biggest names in music.
"You can play a set right here and then stop, talk to people, sell CDs, do whatever you're going to do, network and then you can play again and a whole new crowd of people are going to be watching you,” Black said.
So whether it's in this finest clubs, next to mobile pizza stand, or in a house of worship, until Sunday, music will be everywhere.