by Scott Von Doviak
Days before the hordes of tattooed, pierced, and weirdly bearded hipsters descended on Austin for the music portion of SXSW 2012, some of us were already getting our rock on, thanks to the usual eclectic assortment of music documentaries presented under SXSW Film’s 24 Beats Per Second banner. In past years, this program has given filmgoers an early look at such now-classic rock docs as Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt, The Pixies’ loudQUIETloud and Anvil! The Story of Anvil. Here’s a look at some of the standouts from this year’s lineup, coming soon to a theater or Netflix queue near you.