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Trying to make it at SXSW 

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Dog Bite frontman Phil Jones stands outside Bust magazine's house party, where his Atlanta band just finished performing a set.
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Jones, who founded Dog Bite and is the project's primary songwriter, cradles several guitar picks in his hands.
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The guitarist and vocalist registers his band inside the Austin Convention Center, picks up parking passes, and collects his artist wristbands.
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The Atlanta band's second show took place nearly three miles north of downtown Austin at the Spiderhouse Ballroom. Jones (left) and guitarist Russell Owens load their equipment into the venue for the KVRXplosion, a 12-hour-long college radio showcase.
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SXSW Media interviews Jones in the sweltering parking lot of Iron Works BBQ, a touristy Austin restaurant.
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Dog Bite performs to a tiny crowd at the North Door during its official SXSW showcase, which was hosted by the band's independent label, Carpark Records.
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Bassist Woody Shortridge (left) and Jones perform at the Grackle, an East Austin dive bar, around 1:30 a.m.
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Dog Bite plays "Forever, Until," its debut album's opening track, at the KVRXplosion.
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Jones talks on the phone while smoking a cigarette after one of his performances.
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euphonia director Danny Madden carries painter's buckets, pots, and pans through downtown Austin. The Peachtree City, Ga., native laid down drumbeats on numerous street corners as a way to promote his screenings.
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Madden holds a Zoom audio recorder in his hands. In euphonia, a similar device became the main character's prized possession, who would soon become obsessed with it as well.
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Cinematographer Jonathan Silva (from left), lead actress Maria DeCotis, Madden, and co-producer Ben Wiessner stand outside the Long Center to promote euphonia's premiere as well as welcome guests.
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Ornana Films co-producer Jim Cummings uses a razor blade to make a large euphonia poster. The five-person production crew spent an estimated $300 to handcraft promotional materials.
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The Ornana Films crew stamps euphonia's logo onto a handout in downtown Austin.
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Madden plays the bucket drums and captures at least one girl's attention as she waits in line for A&E's "Bates Motel" party.
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Inside the Long Center, director Danny Madden goes through euphonia's final technical details with the venue's staff minutes before the film's world premiere.
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Madden partakes in a Q&A following euphonia's second screening at the Alamo Ritz on Sixth Street.
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James Harris stands outside the Austin Convention Center. The 46-year-old Atlantan founded his Flipboard publishing platform N4MD after attending the SXSW Interactive conference in 2011.
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Entrepreneur James Harris holds four Vinylmation robot figurines in his hands. He uses these collectibles, which originally belonged to his daughter, to demonstrate what N4MD's four content filters do when he gives a sales pitch.
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In order to show other young entrepreneurs what SXSW is all about, Harris organized the startup charter bus, which transported 10 Atlanta techies to Austin.
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Harris takes a photo of Plisten's Randy J. Mitchell, who is texting, and viaCycle's Kyle Azevedo, who is tweeting, inside the startup charter bus.
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The N4MD founder (left) talks about SXSW with Joey Womack and other Atlanta entrepreneurs riding on the startup bus.
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James Harris makes his pitch to Sheila Marmon, a Los Angles-based digital advertising agency owner, at the Blacks in Technology sessions.
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Inside the SXSW Startup Village, James Harris pitches N4MD, a Flipboard publishing platform, to Unilever executives in a meeting.
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Hours before he left Austin, Harris listens to the needs of two Scripps Networks employees as he tries to convince them to use N4MD.
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Jones, who founded Dog Bite and is the project's primary songwriter, cradles several guitar picks in his hands.
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