I started listening to these podcasts in 2009...three years before we moved to Austin. I can't really describe why I like them so much, but I definitely recommend them to you if you have any interest in current music.
Every night of South by Southwest in Austin, Bob Boilen, Stephen Thompson, Robin Hilton, and a few rotating gals like Carrie Brownstein and Katie Presley discuss their day at the festival. Who they saw and where, what it was like, and what they're excited to see next. It's addictive. Live recordings make for some rough sound quality sometimes (recorded on the side of the road on South Congresss at 2:00am kind of rough). But I just love them. Almost makes you feel like you're there!
We are in the thick of right now. Tuesday and Wednesday night discussions can be found here. Looking forward to them each day this week!