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February 14, 2013
Ok, we're a month out and you can now officially start to plan out your week. The 2013 SXSW official music showcase schedule is up - what they can announce so far anyway, and can be perused here. Stay tuned for more info on the BrooklynVegan showcase (which is partly up there but not labeled).
SXSW Music happens March 12 - 17.
January 17, 2013
Black Lips @ 4 Knots 2012 afterparty (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Atlanta troublemakers Black Lips were one of the many bands named in SXSW 2013's third round of artists announcement. While we don't have any more specifics than that, the band will tour West after the fest and all tour dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, the folks at NOISEY just posted a short-form documentary about Black Lips recent trip to the Middle East and you can watch that below. Filmmaker Bill Cody is working on a full-length documentary about the band in Egypt and is currently seeking funding via Indiegogo. A trailer for that is below as well.
January 11, 2013
The Specials @ Hyde Park 8/12/2012 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
The Specials will start the first leg of their 2013 USA tour in March. Starting in Chicago the tour will route through Austin, Texas with two confirmed dates at the huge South by Southwest Festival of Music and Film on March 13th and 15th. Followed by shows on the West Coast. Dates and Venues will be posted soon... - [The Specials]Wow! On the downside, vocalist Neville Staples, who has been ill, will not be joining them on this tour.
This is a nice addition to the third round of 2013 SXSW bands that were announced this week.
December 7, 2012
We are big fans of KLRU, and they're taking a new approach to fund raising that makes it quite a bit more exciting than getting a canvas tote bag.
It's called The Big Deal and it is. Buy a $25 raffle ticket, get a chance to win BIG. The raffle winner will get festival passes (ACL Fest, Fun Fun Fun Fest, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, Moontower Comedy and more), tickets, gift certificates, and other items valued at close to $8000. Boom.
If you're well-heeled and want to better your odds, you can get an additional raffle ticket for another $25 and each one gets another chance in the drawing. All that AND you're supporting KLRU. Win/Win. Raffle tickets can be purchased now through January 4, 2013. Drawing to be held February 1. One lucky winner (and their friends) is going to be a really Big Deal on February 2.
See the full list of items in the prize package below.
February 1, 2012
by Tim Griffin
IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash @ Red Eyed Fly on 3/14
Happy February 1st! A little more than a month out from SXSW 2012, it still feels early to talk about all of the many goings-on at South By for 2012 - but IODA (Independent Online Distribution Alliance) has announced their 8th annual opening day showcase (RSVP here), and released an mp3 sampler as a preview to the event (featuring tracks by The Wedding Present, Thee Oh Sees (who play 35 Denton right before this), Polica and many others). This year's IODA kickoff to SXSW Music will be at The Red Eyed Fly on March 14th.
Full details and mp3 sampler link below...