Articles tagged with SXSW
Guitarist John Schmersal has lived a few different musical lives over the past twenty years.
As a member of Ohio-based indie rock legends Brainiac during the 90′s, he helped establish a synthpunk sound that would later influence bands like Muse and Nine Inch Nails.
After the tragic death of their vocalist Tim Taylor, Schmersal headed to the East Coast and formed the band Enon, who became …
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(AV previously spotlighted Action Bronson and here are a few more of his favorites to look out for at the fest)
These guys are bad! Super bad!
A jazz trio out of Toronto with previous collaborations with Odd Future’s Tyler The Creator and Frank Ocean, they are known mainly for their renditions and covers which are from another planet.
Having built a buzz thanks in part to …
KCRW is proud to be the media sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street showcases– three days of music kicking off on Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15.
Many station favorites are on the bill: Gardens & Villa, Asgeir, Kan Wakan, James Supercave, Jetta and an entire day of bands from the Innovative Leisure roster: Classixx, De Lux, BADBADNOTGOOD, and more.
They are open to …
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For some reason I’ve spent the last five years overlooking Ezra Furman.
Don’t really know why – he’s a perfectly solid singer/songwriter, with a number of well-received records both with his band the Harpoons & as a solo artist, on recognized labels such as Minty Fresh, Red Parlor and now Bar None.
Perhaps it is the Midwestern vibe of his brand of rock – slightly loose, …
Over 2,200 bands played over 100 venues (official and unofficial) at SXSW 2013. It’s quite daunting to sum it up, but one of the best parts of the festival is the “choose your own adventure” nature of things. Everyone has a completely different experience based on chance encounters, flippant decisions, and what their weariness will allow them to accomplish after days and days of hoofing …
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KCRW returns to the Cedar Street Courtyard during SXSW March 14 –March 16 for a series of day showcases called Showdown at Cedar Street, featuring Surfer Blood, Shout Out Louds, Local Natives, Haim, The Neighbourhood, Wild Belle, Willy Moon and more.
They are open to the public (RSVP here!) but they fill up very fast so, if you’re headed to Austin, get there early!
Check out the lineup …
Featured, SXSW 2012, Uncategorized »
Every March, Filter Magazine takes over the Cedar Street Courtyard for a series of three day showcases during the SXSW music conference featuring a wide range of artists. Every year — without fail — I discover one of my favorite new bands there.
KCRW is proud to be the radio sponsor for these showcases and many artists we love (Keane, Fanfarlo, Graffiti6, Kaiser Chiefs, Tristen, …
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SXSW is my favorite music festival. It’s technically a “conference” but it’s really just a week of music in one of my favorite cities — Austin, TX.
The amount of music is overwhelming and the best moments are often the surprise discoveries. But, after seeing a handful of bad bands back to back (and there are plenty of those too), you often just need something …
SXSW 2011, Uncategorized »
From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
SXSW inspires me every year. Here are my 2011 highlights. If you are a music lover and you are looking for a way to maximize that love, you owe it to yourself to go just once.
Best live performance – James Vincent McMorrow. He’s an Irish singer-songwriter who elevates his craft with precision, purity, …
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From KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox-
As I sit here nursing my post-SXSW cold & sickness — something that happens to me every year (probably a combination of the booze, malnutrition & lack of sleep) — I realize that this annual Austin music festival takes a real toll on the body.
I’m still feeling it in my feet (from all the walking, standing and occasional stationary …