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Listening for signals in SXSW’s noise

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South By Southwest can also provide an opportunity to see the progress of young bands year by year. One such band is COIN. Last year I told you about discovering this band, made up of Belmont University students, in a small club that couldn’t accommodate more than 75 people. This year, they’re playing bigger venues, are more confident on stage, and have a bunch of new songs. I predict big things for them, and soon.

So while South by Southwest has a lot of “sound and fury, signifying nothing,” there are nonetheless signals in the noise. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.

Warren Cole Smith
Warren Cole Smith

Warren, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., is vice president of WORLD News Group and the host of the radio program Listening In. Follow Warren on Twitter @WarrenColeSmith.


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