Entries tagged with: NPR
by Bill Pearis
Will 2014 be the the most Classic Britpop SXSW ever? Probably not -- 1995 or 1996 editions likely win there -- but many of that era's leading lights will be in Austin in a couple weeks.
The documentary Pulp, about the Sheffield band of the same name, will make its U.S. debut at SXSW with two screenings: the Vimeo Theater on Sunday, March 9 (7 PM), and then the Stateside Theatre on Wednesday, March 12 (7 PM). The film is directed by Florian Habicht and was made with the band. Will Jarvis be in attendence? Quite possibly, as earlier in the day on 3/12, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will be speaking at the Convention Center (room 18ABC) where he'll present a talk called "Extra Ordinary" which is "an illustrated selection of his lyrics detailing his development as a songwriter and provides useful tips for aspiring songsmiths." That's open to music badges.
The night before that (3/12) Jarvis and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey will bring their "Desperate Sound System" DJ night to the Hype Hotel. While the focus is on spinning records, Jarvis is apparently chatty on the mic as well. They'll be on around 9 PM. RSVP for the whole week of Hype Hotel excitement.
Keeping with the film tie-in, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will be premiering American Interior at SXSW as well. American Interior is not just a film, it's also an album, book and mobile app. The film, directed by frequent collaborator Dylan Goch, follows the singer's "investigative concert tour of the American Interior, retracing the steps, and looking for the grave of a relative called John Evans." Also: puppets! You can watch a trailer for the film below. American Interior screens at the Alamo Ritz 1 on Tuesday (3/11, 2PM), the Stateside Theatre on Wednesday (3/12, 2 PM), and Friday, and Alamo Ritz 2 on Friday (3/15, 4:15PM). Gruff will be in attendance at the screenings. There is also a panel discussion titled "American Interior: 1 Story, 4 Formats: 3 Speakers" which happens in the Convention Center's Austin Suite on Monday, March 10 (2PM) and that's open to film, music and interactive badges, plus artist wristbands.
Rhys also be playing shows for the music portion of SXSW, including the Turnstile Records showcase with Cate Le Bon and more which happens at St David's Historic Sanctuary on Thursday (3/14) and Gruff's on at 11 PM.
And last but absolutely not least Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, etc) whose solo debut, Everyday Robots, will be out April 29, will be headlining the NPR official showcase on Wednesday (3/12, 12:30AM) at Stubb's that also features St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls, and Perfect Pussy. That will definitely be one of the harder showcases to get in this week -- it's also the same time as the official BrooklynVegan showcase at Red 7 -- but you can stream it online.
Gruff Rhys' American Interior trailer, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Waxahatchee @ Stubb's
Pitchfork Fest just announced their final 2013 lineup and not surprisingly it contains Waxahatchee whose amazing 2013 album they so wisely chose to champion.
As mentioned, Waxahatchee was just in Austin for some SXSW shows. Our own Andrew Sacher caught her at Holy Mountain and wrote:
Easily one of the most anticipated artists at this year's SXSW is Waxahatchee, whose new album, Cerulean Salt, just hit shelves and is driving a lot of people wild. And her live show lives up too. She played full band and stuck to the more rock-oriented songs and rock versions of softer tunes, and at least in the front of the room, the crowd was completely zoned in. "I loved Waxahatchee!" I excitedly said to someone at the show. "Yeah, everyone does," was her response. It's true.Pictures in this post are from Waxahatchee's SXSW-Wednesday night NPR showcase at Stubb's (the one Nick Cave & Yeah Yeah Yeahs also played).
As also mentioned, Waxahatchee will be back in Austin in June for Chaos in Tejas for a show at The North Door on June 2nd with Iceage, Total Control, and Lower. That is definitely not a show to miss and tickets are still on sale.
More pictures from Stubb's below...
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Union Pool recently (more by Greg Cristman)
"Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play the NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubbs on March 13th, 2013. The official showcase will be available to audiences worldwide through live broadcasts on NPR member stations across the country and a video stream at NPR Music. Joining Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the bill is Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, who will open the evening with a special set. More artists and information about the performance to be announced soon at www.npr.org/music
Dates in Dallas and the surrounding area right around SXSW indicated it, but now we have confirmation that Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will indeed perform at the Austin festival. Look for the boys to hit Stubb's on March 13th as part of the NPR Showcase with more artists still TBA.
In addition, Cave will make another public appearance the day before:
On Tuesday, 12th March, in conjunction with his SXSW performance, SXSW Film and Music will host Nick Cave in Conversation with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman. Sloman's numerous collaborators include Howard Stern, David Blaine, magic historian William Kalush and Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he worked on the memoir Scar Tissue. Sloman also wrote an account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour, On the Road with Bob Dylan, and penned Reefer Madness, a history of marijuana use in the United StatesKeep an eye on SXSW's site for more details.
Updated tour dates and a video for the latest new song to emerge, "Jubilee Street", are below.
Dan Deacon & a few friends @ FFF 2011 (more on BVAustin Facebook)
As we mentioned back in July, Dan Deacon is touring the world to support his latest LP, America, and will be playing Houston at Fitzgerald's on Wednesday (10/10) and coming to Austin one day later for a Thursday night show at The Beauty Ballroom (10/11). ACL kicks off Friday, but Dan wont be around as he will already be headed to Dallas. This will be the last chance to see him locally in 2012.
Tickets to the Austin show are still available, and we have a pair you can win for the show too.
Check out the details to enter and win tickets below, along with a lit of 2012 dates.
Dana Falconberry 'Leelanau' Release Party @ Scottish Rite Theater
We are very excited to announce Dana Falconberry's album release party for 'Leelanau' at Austin's Scottish Rite Theater on October 4 with Marmalakes and Good Field. BVAustin will be presenting the show along with our favorites KUT, and it should be a great one.
From the Facebook Event Page:
KUT and BrooklynVegan Austin present:Dana Falconberry will be performing with her usual suspects, and as it says above, the Tosca String Quartet will join along with Elaine Barber on harp. Having seen a few DF shows, we're very much looking forward to hearing the additional string section fill out her already-great arrangements.
Dana Falconberry's Album Release Show (featuring Tosca String Quartet and Elaine Barber) with special guests Marmalakes and Good Field!
8pm - doors
9pm - Good Field
10pm - Marmalakes
11pm - Dana Falconberry featuring Tosca String Quartet and Elaine Barber on harp
Tickets - 10$ advance, 12$ door http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/276095
Come party with us in celebration of our new LP, Leelanau! This is gonna be the show of shows, y'all. Weeeeee!!
poster by Dan Grissom!
Tickets are available now.
Check out Dana's Video for 'Lake Charlevoix' from her new album, along with a link to NPR's stream of 'Crooked River' below...
Here's who you'll be able to see in our live broadcasts on NPR Music:--
Mar. 14 - Official SXSW Showcase At Stubb's
The Alabama Shakes
Sharon Van Etten
Fiona Apple (This set will not be broadcast live. More details to come.)
[SXSW badge required]
Mar. 15 - The SXSW Music Keynote: Bruce Springsteen
Starting at 1 p.m. ET, 12 noon CT, watch Bruce Springsteen's keynote speech.
[SXSW badge required]
Mar. 15 - The NPR Music Day Party At The Parish
The Magnetic Fields
Sugar Tongue Slim
La Vida Boheme
[Free; 21+; No RSVP, but space is limited]
Set times are detailed at NPR.org/sxsw. Each event will be broadcast at NPR Music, where you can watch live on your desktop, tablet and phone or use our apps to watch on Apple TV. Listen live in Austin on KUT 90.5 FM. Check your local public radio schedule for listening opportunities in your city.
Fiona Apple plays the Pitchfork showcase one day later.