Yeast by Sweet Beast Fest (created, organized, produced and promoted by Anne Heller) is the longest-running yearly 3-day experimental, avant garde and outsider music festival in the United States (now in its 18th year). Yeast by Sweet Beast Fest, dovetailing every March with the Film and Interactive weekend of Austin’s South by Southwest Festival (yet independent of it) showcases the most innovative experimental and outsider bands from Austin, Texas and elsewhere in the United States and the
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