Hello Gerard Cosloy,

I’m not sure if you are aware that The Deli will be present in Austin during SXSW with a printed pocket issue – you can see the 2012 edition here.
We wanted to let you know that we have added your showcase/party to our “Best Unofficial Shows” section!
The Deli is a NYC based magazine and blog that features underground/up-and-coming musicians.  We have a quarterly issue that centers around NYC musicians, and a yearly issue on SXSW which we distribute in Austin during the festival.

Since your show is featured, we hope that you will allow us to distribute our (free) magazine at your show.
Please let us know, and see you in March!

Dear Sir or Madam,

Much as I respect your right to freely assemble and exercise your First Amendment chops, I’m gonna have to pass on this one.  Yours is a commercial endeavor, not unlike that of CSTB (except for the part about this one not sucking).  This blog and the bands participating are going to great expense to put on this free show — we’re not spending money to help you promote your staggeringly undistinguished operation.  The very fact you’d even ask shows colossal ignorance and blatant disrespect for what we’re trying to achieve here.  Would the makers of Cheetos request permission to hand out free bags of their toxic product in front of the Doritos Jacked Tower?   Would Keystone Light attempt to hijack an event sponsored by Michelob Ultra?   Do representatives of British Knights creep around in the shadows during events at House Of Vans?  I THINK NOT.

hoping your SXSW is as boring as your site,