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The Hotel San Jose is a restored boutique hotel on South Congress, and the sponsor of a three-day festival known as South By San Jose or SXSJ, which featured appearances from soul/blues legend Barbara Lynn, Texas funksters Kool and Together and soulful gospelaires The Relatives. March 16, 2012

South Congress Avenue, South Austin, SXSW, March 17, 2012

The South Congress or SoCo neighborhood of Austin is another center of SXSW and related activity, including a number of official and unofficial festivals at places like the Continental Club and the San Jose Hotel. It is also a stretch of trendy boutiques, art galleries, restaurants and restored motels. Saturday, March 17, 2012

Turntable Records is a tiny store in South Austin that sells some rare vinyl, used CD’s and Texas rap, as well as a considerable selection of Tejano, Norteno and other Mexican music genres. Although it is easy to miss, Turntable Records is worth a visit. 

3-19-2011 Last Day of SXSW

With Saturday being my last day in Austin, I grabbed a breakfast at 24 Diner and then began making the rounds of record stores. I …