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This is F#*@ing Awesome: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Interview at SXSW Music
Oakland based indie label Slumberland Records will return to Austin to showcase some of their roster's finest on Wednesday, March 13th at The Iron Bear. Punk group Gold-Bears will open up the night with a high-energy set at 8pm. Cali's own lo-fi rockers Kids On A Crime Spree will follow in suit. Also on the bill is former Osker vocalist and guitarist Devon Williams, and the female noise pop quartet, Wax Idols. Girls Names, an Irish band known for their ethereal surf pop sound, will be providing direct support. Heading the lineup is New York shoegaze act, Weekend, whose second LP is due to be out later this year.
SXSW has recently announced some extremely special shows including:
Sound City Players
Featuring: Fogerty, Greene, Goss, Grohl, Hawkins, Jaffee, Johannes, Mendel, Nicks, Nielsen, Novoselic, Shiflett, Smear, Springfield, Taylor, Ving, Wilk
Thursday, March 14 at 8:00 PM Stubb's (801 Red River)
Friday, March 15 8:00 PM
ACL LIve at the Moody Theater (310 Willie Nelson Blvd)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Wednesday, March 13 at 7:45 PM Stubb's (801 Red River)
To determine which SXSW Badge holders will be admitted to each show, SXSW will conduct a ticket drawing, which will grant priority entry for Platinum and Music Badge Holders only. No other credentials are eligible to enter these drawings. A limited number of SXSW Wristbands may also be eligible for tickets through a separate process which will be announced closer to the dates of the shows.
Click here to learn how to enter the drawing for a chance to see one or more of these shows at SXSW 2013.
SXSW Music is proud to announce a special session featuring FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel on Wednesday, March 13 from 5-6PM. She will be joined by Dan Lurie (NEA) and moderator Michael Bracy (FMC) for Navigating Washington - Policy and Music in 2013. Hear a frank discussion of the current state of National policy issues affecting the music community, from copyright enforcement and non-com radio to how economics affects local music scenes. These issues are paramount to the growth and sustainability of the modern-day music industry.
We're delighted to have these prominent policymakers share with us. Please join us for this engaging and important discussion.
If you live in San Francisco, Los Angeles or New York, you're in luck! Each store will host a different act for the exclusive performance, featuring none other than Geographer, Sea Wolf, and We Are Scientists.
Grab some festival gear while checking out an unforgettable show by RSVP'ing at http://filtermagazine.com/gaprsvp. And, if you're in Austin this coming week, keep on the look out for Gap's Official SXSW merchandise.
This accomplished panel brings together the minds actor Adrian Grenier (SHFT), musician Ryan Bingham, as well as Peter Glatzer (SHFT), Stephen Fox (Drink Water), Lisa Pike Sheehy (Patagonia) with Theo Ianuly and Geoff Stanfield of Gist Lab to discuss how they try to inspire each other and their audiences towards social change.
Sit in on Monday, March 11th from 5pm-6pm at Next Stage as these panelists deliberate on what it takes to engage today’s media-driven consumers and share their experiences on mobilizing the masses for the greater good.
On Saturday, March 16, hear rising Seattle-based hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis discuss with John Norris their soaring popularity following their feature in XXL’s 2012 Freshman Class and self-released debut, The Heist, which shot into the #1 spot on iTunes and debuted at #2 on the Billboard charts without the support of a traditional record label. Their single “Thrift Shop” held #1 on the Billboard Top 100 chart for four weeks with a wildly popular music video (123 million+ views on YouTube) on heavy rotation on BET and MTV2.
After their famed downtown rooftop concert at SXSW 2012, Spotify is coming back to Austin for SXSW 2013! On Wednesday, March 13, we are partnering with Spotify to present Spotify Live featuring Kendrick Lamar, Youngblood Hawke and Cazzette. Some tracks of performing artists are available for stream here at Spotify Live!
Throughout SXSW, Chevrolet will showcase a variety of in-vehicle technology and research that aims to inspire festival-goers to steer off the beaten path. The Chevrolet team aims to show how technology, like Chevrolet MyLink, allows a personalized in-vehicle experience with the information you want and the music you love. The 2013 Chevrolet Sonic and Spark are the first vehicles to offer Siri Eyes Free integration, complementing Chevrolet MyLink's existing capabilities to help deliver an incredible driving experience.
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