I’ve been fortunate with this site, and such fortunes continue with some friends reaching out to have me curate an hour of music featuring SXSW Official Austin acts that I wanted to rest of the world to know about. It also features my horrendous voice, though only for like 30 seconds total. I kind of went all over the map, trying to be as diverse as possible within the realm of my own tastes. The little show will run three times today on SXSWFM (9 AM, 3 PM, 9 PM), which is a great place to get to know some of the artists, not just the Austin ones. Here’s the artists I chose to include: Flesh Lights, Sour Notes, Jess Williamson, Roger Sellers, Mirror Travel, Shivery Shakes, Grape St, Ramesh, A Sinclair, Love Inks, Hundred Visions, Abram Shook, Ssleeperhold, The Zoltars, Warm Soda and The Eastern Sea. Just doing what I can to give a little love to our friends. Special thanks to Brett and Rory for this rad opportunity.
It is time to share the next big batch of bands and people and things that the masses will be chasing from venue to venue and between day-party tents during SxSW.
It still feels too far away to get excited, yet I get a flutter. THere are some pretty good names on the list, including local faves, ATH faves and some good touring acts that otherwise may not be in town. In no particular (alphabetical), here are some highlights: Beat Connection, The Cribs, The Districts, EX-Cult, Gang of Four, King TUff, Nikki Lane, Mirror Travel, My Jerusalem, Pujol, Sophie, Surfer Blood, SURVIVE, Ting Tings, Twin Shadow, Yukon Blonde and Yumi Zouma. One kind of cool thing SxSW is doing now is SxSW fm and they have a “podcast” on Soundcloud as a preview of this round of artists. Check it out below and head past the break for the full list. #itisaconference #notafestival