THE BLOGGER AND PARTY HOST

<b>Veronica Murtagh<br>
Founder and co-editor of creamteam.tv, Hype Machine Hype Hotel showcase host</b><br><br>

<b>This isn't your first rodeo¿what are you looking forward to at SXSW 2012?</b><br>
I'm excited to do SXSW entirely on my own terms this year. I'm headed down solo with a hotel room to myself. I listen to a wide variety of music, so I'm planning to catch a bit of everything--electronic, hip-hop, rock. I'm most interested in seeking out acts I've not seen live before. Of course there will be plenty of tacos, margaritas and meet-ups with online friends.<br><br>

<b>You're hosting a party this year, but which others are must-attends?</b><br>
The best parties always end up being the ones you wander into by mistake. The FADER FORT, Mess With Texas and The Hype Machine regularly present large multi-day events that are safe bets for catching a wide variety of acts with a single RSVP.<br><br>

<b>What's one piece of advice you would give a SXSW newbie?</b><br>
Wear comfortable shoes. See some acts you've never heard of, you just might return home with a new favorite band.<br><br>

<i>Murtagh and No Modest Bear host a daytime showcase at SXSW March 16 at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel, featuring Young Man, Caged Animals, Jonquil, Blouse, Korallreven and Taken by Trees. </i>
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Veronica Murtagh
Founder and co-editor of creamteam.tv, Hype Machine Hype Hotel showcase host


This isn't your first rodeo┬┐what are you looking forward to at SXSW 2012?
I'm excited to do SXSW entirely on my own terms this year. I'm headed down solo with a hotel room to myself. I listen to a wide variety of music, so I'm planning to catch a bit of everything--electronic, hip-hop, rock. I'm most interested in seeking out acts I've not seen live before. Of course there will be plenty of tacos, margaritas and meet-ups with online friends.

You're hosting a party this year, but which others are must-attends?
The best parties always end up being the ones you wander into by mistake. The FADER FORT, Mess With Texas and The Hype Machine regularly present large multi-day events that are safe bets for catching a wide variety of acts with a single RSVP.

What's one piece of advice you would give a SXSW newbie?
Wear comfortable shoes. See some acts you've never heard of, you just might return home with a new favorite band.

Murtagh and No Modest Bear host a daytime showcase at SXSW March 16 at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel, featuring Young Man, Caged Animals, Jonquil, Blouse, Korallreven and Taken by Trees.

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