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KCRW Announces Showcases at SXSW 2013

KCRW Showcases at SXSW

Wednesday, March 13

3-6pm – Convention Center (Radio Day Stage)

Devendra Banhart ** Jake Bugg**

8pm-2am – Haven

Toro y Moi * Atlas Genius* Ra Ra Riot
Flight Facilities * Tom Odell* Wild Belle

Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW (89.9 FM and is kicking off SXSW on Wednesday, March 13, with TWO official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband (no RSVP needed). All of the bands appearing on the lineup have exciting new music, released recently or forthcoming, that is getting major KCRW airplay and will be a big part of our programming in the year ahead.

KCRW takes over the Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center, which has some of the best sound in the city, from 3-6pm. We’ll have sets from singer-songwriter Devendra Banhart, UK sensation Jake Bugg and German pop duo BOY, who will be making their SXSW debut. Find us on the 4th Flr – what better way to start your week of music watching?

We return to Haven for a night of KCRW favorites, including the most played artist at the station right now Toro y Moi, who continue to produce beat-driven compositions that are rife with emotion. Brother-led Aussie band Atlas Genius have a hit single with the undeniable “Trojans” and we’ll hear more danceable pop from their debut “When It Was Now”.

They’ll be joined by indie stalwarts Ra Ra Riot, who have shifted gears on their new album, full of songs with a soulful electronic R&B pulse, as well as UK newcomer Tom Odell, whose powerful debut is due in April. Chicago-based siblings Wild Belle make expertly crafted, groovy dream-pop. Australian indie electro duo Flight Facilities will close the evening with a special live vocalist.

KCRW will also be the official radio sponsor for Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide at Cedar Street. The three-day showcase series runs March 14-16 from 11am to 6pm. The lineup will be announced soon.

Music Director Jason Bentley and Program Director for Music Anne Litt will be broadcasting KCRW’s signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic live from Austin during the conference, including a live performance from Bajofondo, the Argentine-Uruguayan tango fusion collective led by Grammy-winning producer Gustavo Santaolalla.

Check out our full schedule of activities below and stay tuned for updates.


WHAT: KCRW’s Official Day Showcase
TIME: 3 – 6pm
WHERE: Radio Day Stage is in Ballroom D on the 4th floor of the Austin Convention Center


3p – BOY
4pm – Jake Bugg
5pm – Devendra Banhart

WHAT: KCRW’s Official Night Showcase
TIME: 8pm – 2a
WHERE: Haven
409B Colorado Austin, TX 78701


8p — Wild Belle
9p — Tom Odell
10p — Ra Ra Riot
11p — Atlas Genius
12a — Toro y Moi
1a — Flight Facilities

KCRW 89.9FM is an NPR affiliate serving Southern California and licensed to Santa Monica College. The public radio station represents cutting edge radio at its best, presenting an eclectic mix of independent music, news, talk and arts programming. The terrestrial signal serves Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as parts of San Diego, San Bernardino, Kern, and Santa Barbara counties and the greater Palm Springs area. KCRW’ s programming is internationally renowned and available worldwide at KCRW offers an all-music channel, Eclectic24, an all news channel and on-air simulcast. . Podcasts and archives of our locally-produced programs and live band performances are available on our website, as well as on our smartphone apps for the iPhone, Android and Blackberry. KCRW’s acclaimed Music Mine app for iPad is dedicated to music discovery.

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Rachel Reynolds
Music Publicity Director
1900 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 314-4625 DIRECT