It’s Wednesday afternoon, smack-dab in the middle of the tornado we call SXSW. The music portion of the festival officially starts tomorrow, but for the people who know where to look for it, it’s well underway. Dogwood, a popular watering hole on the West side of 6th street, had lined up a number of stellar artists for the week. My Aunt Julia, a music writer and magazine editor in town from LA, texts me to come meet her here.
John Fogerty will close out SXSW this year on a high note with a special performance Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 PM at the ACL Moody Theatre in Austin, Texas. This show with the legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist’s band comes as the excitement is building for the May 28 release of his new self-produced album for Vanguard Records, WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE. A celebration of his iconic songboo
Alpha Rev will be in their hometown of Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Conference, and will hang around the week after - when the band releases their third album, Bloom (March 19/Kirtland Records). Details on all their upcoming Austin plays are included below.Bloom’s first single - “Sing Loud” (listen here) - currently has them at #5 on the radio charts and still climbing.
Cleveland's beloved soul/rock band Winslow will be taking their talents to the south, Austin to be specific, to play at this year's South by Southwest. The band will be headlining the Cleveland Rocks Showcase, sponsored by the city's legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers announce that they will continue their 2013 North American tour with performances at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival and Mountain Jam in Hunter, NY, Hangout in Gulf Shores, AL and Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, CA this summer. The band is also pleased to announce their South By Southwest schedule as this year is their inaugural appearance at the legendary festival in Austin, TX.Earlier this year, NB&TGs released two new original songs “Little Too Late” and “Ravenous” which they have been performing in their live shows as well
SXSW will see two of Canada and electronic music's most visionary and influential artists "in conversation," capping off their convergence-focused music programming on Tuesday, March 12 at 5:00 pm at the Austin Convention RICHIE HAWTIN will engage on-stage with deadmau5 one of the most globally-renowned electronic artists period. Together, they are considered the most innovative in terms of music's interaction with technology.
Drexel University's MAD Dragon Records (MDR) and Motion City Soundtrack's recently launched record label, The Boombox Generation, are pleased to announce the official Making Moves kick-off showcase at the annual South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. The event will take place on Wednesday, March 14th at Clive Bar, with the first performance starting at 8PM.
Danish songwriter/composer Agnes Obel will be making her North American debut next week in Austin at SXSW. Agnes will play three special shows plus her US radio performance debut on KCRW. The live session with KCRW will air on Saturday, March 19 at 4:00pm EST / 3:00pm CST. After gracing stages in Austin, Agnes will make her way to New York City for a special one-night only performance at Rockwood Music Hall on Tuesday, March 22.