Music news updates.
SXSW Music is proud to announce a Featured Interview with Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone of The Zombies on Friday, March 15th at 12:30pm. Hear stories from the early days of the British Invasion to present, and get a glimpse into the world of these two hugely influential performers and songwriters.
The Zombies, one of the first and most influential of the first wave of bands to hit the United States during the British Invasion of the 1960’s, led by founding members Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent, will perform at SXSW as well. In addition, the group has announced a slate of dates beginning in February in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, with more dates in Summer 2013 to follow.
Welcome, welcome to the sixth year of that sweet little survey oddly named The LP Questionnaire, and everyone's favorite (okay, I have no idea if it's everyone's favorite) feature Pick Three.
I'm mighty excited to be back bringing you the wit and wisdom of some of the super fab artists performing at the SXSW this year. We're kicking things off right with Mr. Calvin Love, whose tasty lo-fi treats make my heart beat happy and a little dark.
Calvin told us that he's a chocaholic, a damn great shot, push mongo and proud of it.
SXSW is proud to announce that Chevrolet is back as a 2013 SXSW Super Sponsor!
For the past three years running, Chevrolet has brought a fleet of Cruze sedans and Equinox crossovers to provide continuous shuttle service throughout the duration of the festival. The “Catch a Chevy” program is a huge convenience to our registrants, providing upwards of 10,000 rides each year. Vehicles can be hailed just like a taxi, or caught at the designated “Catch a Chevy” stop at 4th & Trinity right outside of the Austin Convention Center. Once you catch a ride, they will take you anywhere you want to go in downtown Austin, and the best part; it is 100% free for SXSW badge and wristband holders.
BPI study: The rise of digital music continues unabated
Story from BBC.
HMV confirms closure of 66 stores
Story from NME.
Five fun facts about iTunes' 25 billionth song
Story from CNN.
Hailing from Vancouver BC, Bear Mountain's music is both rhythmic and soulful. Blending syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals, Bear Mountain creates a sound that is both deeply moving, and sweetly captivating. With old heartbreak on the mountain style vocals, Bear Mountain sings with powerful release and vulnerable honesty over strong rhythmic beats realized through the instrumentation of a live band.
Expect no gimmicks from San Francisco-bred emcee, DaVinci. Though his upbringing in the historic Fillmore District is a far cry from its jazz heyday, he represents a new generation of post-Reaganomic crack-era rap, whose often-unwitting participants had to hustle to survive past their adolescence. “My music has everything to do with my environment: from robbing, killing, pimpin’ to selling and abusing drugs...to family, gentrification, and shit, just havin’ fun,” he explains about his heavy content.
Jesse Boykins III is a singer / songwriter with a timeless sound. He is the creator of a new approach to music he calls “World Soul” in which he shares a point of view that crosses all genres, generations and cultures.
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. The songs are thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music.
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Music: March 11–16
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