South by Southwest Chicago mixer, Nov. 10

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Sure, March 17 to 21 still seems a ways off. But it’s never too early for local musicians, indie business folks and fans to start thinking about the South by Southwest Music Festival, the music industry’s largest annual gathering, and those are the dates when it will descend on Austin, TX, in 2010.

Meanwhile, festival promoters are holding a “SXSW Music Mixer party” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at the Hideout, 1354 West Wabansia, from 6 to 8 p.m. According to the SXSW release:

Staffers from the music conference, festival and sales departments will be on hand to discuss SXSW 10’s new features. We’ll be giving away a SXSW Music badge to a lucky contest winner, so bring your business card to drop in the fishbowl. Space and free beverages are limited, so RSVP now to MusicRSVP@sxsw.com!

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