Music industry panels at the Austin Convention Center are the perfect time for catching up on uploading videos to YouTube, a task that completely overwhelms the capacity of wi-fi services at any hotel I've stayed while the SXSW conference is on.
So here's a few quick musical glimpses of the festival so far:
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band's opening cover of Woody Guthrie's "I Ain't Got No Home"
New Zealand sensation Kimbra performs "Settle Down"
Dr. John steps away from the keyboard to play guitar, the instrument he abandoned decades ago
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr covers Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody"