Tuesday, March 13
Cut Chemist, Now Now, Nilüfer Yanya, Jade Bird,
Jordan Rakei and Hovvdy
705 Red River Street
8:00 pm – 2:00 am
Wednesday, March 14
Marlon Williams, Sudan Archives, and Wye Oak
Radio Day Stage
Ballroom D, 4th floor, Austin Convention Center
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
For those of you heading to SXSW, be sure to check out KCRW’s two official showcases – Tuesday, March 13, at Elysium, and Wednesday, March 14, at the Radio Day Stage. Both showcases are open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP required).
The night showcase at Elysium perfectly reflects the eclectic nature of KCRW’s programming, and features trailblazing DJ/producer Cut Chemist, the return of indie rock duo Now Now, the gorgeous and complex voice of Nilüfer Yanya, country music’s emerging songstress Jade Bird, the soulful, jazzy, and hip-hop driven sound of Jordan Rakei, and the rhythmic down-tempo, yet hopeful pop songs of Hovvdy.
KCRW’s Radio Day Stage features three artists in differing stages of their careers: venerable indie-rock duo, Wye Oak, are readying the release of their biggest and boldest album to date; Stones Throw artist Sudan Archives debuts tracks from her forthcoming album; and Marlon Williams returns to Austin behind his excellent sophomore release.
During the festival, tune in to Morning Becomes Eclectic as KCRW’s on-site crew – Jason Bentley, Anne Litt and José Galván – share their favorite musical discoveries and interviews from the scene. In addition, Litt will bring the spirit of SXSW onto the airwaves for both of her weekend shows (noon – 3pm).
The KCRW Music Blog will have preview coverage of bands to keep an eye on, as well as photos, videos and more throughout the fest. Stay up to the minute on Instagram @kcrw for more exclusive SXSW content. For more information, please visit: kcrw.com/sxsw