The massive music+interactive+movies festival drew over 2,000 plus bands in the area. This year is supposed to be the "biggest yet".
In their 8th annual SXSW Opening Day Bash party, IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance) announced the confirmed lineup: thirteen bands, playing all day March 14th on two stages.
Where: Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River Street, Austin, Texas
When: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Time: 12 - 6 PM
Too kool to admit to not knowing some of these bands? No problem, download the free Sampler
Artists on the bill: The Wedding Present, Thee Oh Sees, Oddisee, Y La Bamba, Pillow Fight (this is Dan The Automator's latest project), Tycho, Poliça (Minneapolis' latest buzzzzzzzzz band), Dan Mangan, Ruthie Foster, Bright Moments, Tiago Iorc, Bam Bam, and Daniel Ahearn & The Jones.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
Conflict of Interest event is free with Hype Hotel RSVP or a SXSW badge. Full details below:
DATE: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
VENUE: Hype Hotel presented by Feed The Beat
ADDRESS: 504 Trinity
CITY: Austin, TX
TIME: 7pm - 2am
Free w/ RSVP or SXSW Badge
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
w/ DJ Aaron Axelsen spinning all night
Sounds delightful and tasty, check out Wunderbar – Finest Lunch With The Germans. Takes place on March 15th at the Parkside Restaurant from noon to 4pm. DJ sets from Apparat, Bonaparte, Coma, D E N A & Touchy Mob and food catered by Kochzeichen D
Other German artists appearing at SXSW:
Bonaparte @ The Iron Bear
Apparat Band @ Haven (1:00am - 1:40am)
Friday, March 16
Talking To Turtles @ St David's Bethell Hall (11:00pm -11:40pm)
Fenster @ The Loft (9:20pm - 9:55pm)
Saturday, March 17
Touchy Mob @ Karma Lounge
I love EMI Records, as do many of you. I was sent their SXSW sampler, which showcase some of their artists at SXSW. Not on the list is Norah Jones, who is actually not performing – but will be previewing new music from her forthcoming album, Little Broken Hearts, a collaboration with Danger Mouse (to be released May 1st, 2012). The two previously worked on his album, Rome, which Dave reviewed.
The playlist, which is not commercially available, includes hot Australian band, Gold Fields, in an upcoming Going for Gold.
Below are the artists under EMI's umbrella:
- The Little Willies
- Robert Glasper
- Chiddy Bang
- Foxy Shazam
- Gold Fields
- Morning Parade
RIOT ACT MEDIA
Riot Act Media's SXSW 2012 party is at Swan Dive this year (located at 651 Red River).
12:35: The Pharmacy
1:10: Nick Jaina
1:45: Brass Bed
2:55: The Spinto Band
3:30: Dana Falconberry
4:05: The Ettes
4:40: Sea Of Bees
5:15: Wooden Wand
We've previously written about Follow that Bird, Brass Bed, Sea of Bees, and Wooden Wand.
KRIAN MUSIC GROUP
Indie record label Krian Music Group (with BFM Digital) announced their SXSW 2012 showcase on Thursday, March 15. Bands on the lineup are: VHS or Beta, The Ettes, Capsula, Hands, The Strange Familiar, and Suckers.
We've previously covered Suckers and VHS or Beta (which Sally said "were really great.").
Polarsets confirmed their SXSW dates. If you're into Kitsune and Neon Gold, you'll like this Newcastle band. You can read more about them on their press release.
16/03/12 – Sea Now Party, venue tbc
16/03/12 – Neon Gold party, Karma Lounge
17/03/12 – Northern Party, Latitude 30
17/03/12 – Filter Party, Bar 96
PS, Motormouth Media has not made their official SXSW schedule yet, but I'm sure I will mention them again because we like their artists: Blondes, Charles Bradley: Soul of America (documentary film), Class Actress, Girls, Kindness, Lee Fields & The Expressions, Light Asylum, Lower Dens, Magic Wands, Matthew Dear, Mess With Texas Event, Mike Wexler, New Build, Nite Jewel, OPN, The Step Kids, Thundercat, Trust, Twilight Sad, Vex Ruffin, Wymond Miles, and Zola Jesus