South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference and Festivals (March 13–22, 2020) has announced additional Keynote and Featured Speakers for the 34th edition of its annual Conference, which celebrates the convergence of technology, film, and music industries.
Keynotes announced today include songwriter, musician and founding member and the creative force behind Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, and director, producer and writer Erin Lee Carr.
Trafalgar Releasing are excited to unveil the official film trailer for Roger Waters Us + Them, filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his highly successful and critically acclaimed 2017/2018 world tour, US + THEM. The film will be screened in 2500+ cinemas across 60+ countries around the world on October 2 and 6 only. Tickets to see the film are on sale now from rogerwatersusandthem.com.
Soundwaves Art Foundation announces the launch of the Icons of Music 2016 Fundraiser. The online event is the largest fundraiser to date presented by Soundwaves Art Foundation, with over 23 unique pieces of limited edition artwork autographed by some of music’s biggest acts, designed by renowned artist Tim Wakefield.
The revival of the venerable Newport Folk Festival continued with a very strong roster of artists this year that expanded once again the boundaries of what is “folk music.” Folk purists – the kind of people who booed Dylan when he went electric at the 1965 festival (this year was the 50th anniversary of that iconic set) – would probably have seen their heads explode if they caught My Morning Jacket’s surprise set on first night of this year’s gathering.
For those of you headed to New Orleans Jazzfest this year, on Saturday, May 4 at The Blue Nile, we'll gather six of our most favorite musicians for a band called The Royal Potato Family All-Stars.