SXSW V2V, SXSW’s newest addition to its family of events, is more than just a conference for the world’s brightest innovators, entrepreneurs, and investors. The 4-day conference, happening in Las Vegas this August 11-14, will feature two music showcases with a mix between former SXSW Showcasing Artists and some artists that are new to SXSW. 11 bands, two nights, and an incalculable amount of fun! Tune in to SXSWfm to hear music from these artists, and continue reading below to learn more about a few of them.
Gavin Turek, a singer-songwriter, producer, and professionally-trained dancer based in LA, may not be particularly well-known at this stage in her career but that hasn’t stopped her from working with some well established acts. Her voice can be heard on several tracks from TOKiMONSTA’s Creature Dreams EP and Half Shadows full-length. She also collaborated for a mixtape with Com Truise, entitled Com Truise vs. Gavin (Re)mixtape. Turek is preparing to release her full-length debut early 2014.
Jackie Chain is coming up fast in the hip-hop world. The rapper from Birmingham, Alabama, has already opened for TI, Paul Wall, 3-6 Mafia, Master P, and many more big names. Despite a few setbacks throughout his life, Jackie Chain continues to do what he loves making hip-hop music and rocking shows all over the country. Our very own B. Hobbs, host of SXSWfm’s hip-hop specialty show Tha Fixx Radio, caught up with Jackie Chain at SXSW 2011. You can see the first of those webisodes here. And you can check out his LP Questionnaire here.
SXSW V2V isn’t forgetting about the local music scene in Vegas. Rusty Maples was voted “Best Live Band” in the Las Vegas Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards and they are continuing to solidify themselves as an important part of the music scene there. The band accurately describes themselves in an interview with Choose My Music Records as “a five piece alt-folky cherry beef-pop outfit.” Rusty Maples seems to be a must-see band for those of you attending SXSW V2V.
Read more about SXSW V2V’s Music Showcases here. Tune in to SXSWfm to preview music from more SXSW V2V Showcasing Artists. You can listen to SXSWfm on your iPhone, Android, or desktop. To launch the SXSWfm player, please click here, or you can visit us at sxswfm.com and click the “Listen Now” icon at the top of the page.