Sonicbids contributor and Riot Act Media rep Alyssa DeHayes has confirmed she'll be in the trenches of SXSW this year. Photo courtesy of Alyssa DeHayes.
To anyone who thinks SXSW is a ways off: get it together! Planning begins so far ahead of the March festival that it practically starts while the current fest is ongoing. The perfectly pandemoniac event begins less than two months from now so, needless to say, loads of artists have already been announced, and a slew of influential media folks, of course, have already confirmed attendance.
Below are five crucial constituents of the independent music scene, all of whom are pretty much guaranteed to miraculously tweet a thorough SXSW play-by-play, despite the fest's inevitably chaotic atmosphere.