<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/Small_Black.jpg" width="477" height="318" alt="Small Black" title="Small Black" class="image-large" />2013 Performing Band Small Black</span> [SXSW Music Festival](/music) is hard at work evaluating the thousands upon thousands of band applications for 2013. As always, we are amazed by the interest of those wanting to play at the festival. It seems each year the caliber of talent continues to grow and exceed our expectations. With so much amazing talent out there, it's a difficult task to narrow down our invitations. If you're a band waiting to learn your status, you will be notified by late January. If you're waiting patiently to watch our list grow so you can make the trip to witness these amazing performers but don't have your badge yet, now is the time to [register for SXSW Music 2013](/attend)! We've already announced one wave of [artists scheduled to perform](/music/shows/2013-bands) in the spring. Stay tuned to the blog when we announce even more next week. And, as always, there will be even more announcements to make after that!