Let me be the first to say I have been to SXSW several times. Sure it's chaotic and a total mad house but everyone I came into contact with at venues, on the streets, even the airports were incredibly kind. This is upsetting to say the least...
The Austin Chronicle reports guitarist Michael Sanders of the band Löwin was walking to his house after seeing A Giant Dog perform at Hotel Vegas on Friday night (March 10). Three armed men accosted him, taking his wallet and cell phone, then shooting him in the shoulder.
Sanders suffered a fractured humerus. He told the Chronicle he believes the muggers were targeting show attendees on their way back to a neighborhood popular for short-term festival rentals.
Not ok. Be safe out there-