South by Southwest has announced that applications are now being accepted from bands who wish to showcase at the next music conference and festival, March 13-17, 2002 in Austin, Texas. To apply, enclose in one package a completed showcase application, CD or cassette of original materials (at least three songs), photo, biography, press kit, and your processing fee. To receive an application, access www.sxsw.com, e-mail email@example.com, or call 512/467-7979. Mail the packet to SXSW Music Festival, P. O. Box 4999, Austin, TX 78765. Submitted materials become the property of SXSW Inc. and cannot be returned. The early application deadline is Oct. 7, 2001 (postmark date) with an application fee of $10. The late application deadline is Nov. 9, 2001 with a fee of $20. Acts will be notified no later than February 8, 2002.