SXSW 2015: The best free parties — no badge, no wristband, no problem

[caption id="attachment_101499" align="alignnone" width="610"] Fans crowd surf while drinking Lone Star during a party at SXSW 2014. Photo by Joe McCabe,[/caption] Like all things in life, the best things at SXSW are free. Great food, swag, drinks, and of course, music can be found on the cheap all over Austin this week if you know where to look.

SXSW 2015: How to get the most of it from home

[caption id="attachment_101365" align="alignnone" width="610"] Fans hang out on the roof of a bus in Austin during SXSW 2013. Photo by Joe McCabe,[/caption] When it comes to the months leading up to South by Southwest, music fans wanting to attend the country’s biggest music festival and showcase are faced with a long pros and cons list.