Category Archives: South By Southwest

KEXP at SXSW This Week

KEXP is excited to return to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin, TX for SXSW! Join us for these FREE, all ages sessions — each performance is open to the public, and no wristband is required to attend! Not in Austin this week? Let us bring the scene to you with exclusive photos and reportsRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2014

Hey, are you going to be in Austin, TX, during SXSW next week? If you are, come join KEXP at Mellow Johnny’s Bike shop for three days of free music. During the 2014 South by Southwest Music Conference, KEXP is teaming up with our friends Distiller Promo, Sub Pop + Hardly Art, and Merge RecordsRead more…

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Video: Dave Grohl’s Keynote Address at SXSW

Dave Grohl was born to be a performer. From the applause of his first cries, which you’ll hear about below, he has proven himself an accomplished rock star (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), documentary director (Sound City: Real to Reel), and now engaging public speaker. This year, Grohl was honored as the Keynote Speaker at the SouthRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Ozomatli

Most of the bands playing SXSW 2013 are probably going to play about five shows during their time in Austin. Ozomatli are playing five in one day. Founded in 1995, Ozomatli’s multicultural blend of Latin, funk, reggae, and hip hop (among other things) has made them cultural ambassadors on a number of levels. In oneRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Parquet Courts

With a list of influences that including Dire Straits, Napalm Death, Beat Happening and Ol’ Dirty Bastard, it’s not an easy task to define the straightforward and honest sound of indie rock four-piece Parquet Courts. Their clean and simple guitars accompanied with in-your-face and incredibly smart vocals, delivered alternately via mellow chants and frantic shouts,Read more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: Wild Cub

“The idea behind Youth had a lot to do with me suddenly getting married. Ever since I can remember… the thing that I was compelled by, was the bond that two people can share, how strange and elusive and compelling that is,” Wild Cub frontman Keegan DeWitt told Paste Magazine last August. Wild Cub mayRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 4: The Zombies

Trends come and go quickly in music. Something can be hot one day and out the next, while some things take hold and never let go. The latter can be sincerely said of The Zombies enduring jazz-infused psychedelia, especially their handful of American hits and acclaimed album Odessey and Oracle. Although never achieving the enormousRead more…

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The Final Day of our SXSW Broadcast Begins!

The final day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today’s lineup begins with the legendary and highly influential British psych rock band The Zombies, then up-and-coming 80s-influenced Nashville band Wild Cub, Brookyn-via-Denton post-punkers Parquet Courts, and wrapping up with LA Latin funk band Ozomatli. Check out the lineupRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Turtle Giant

Formed in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2009, Turtle Giant already made a big geographic leap when they moved to their current base of Macau, China, but they’ve made another cross-continental journey to play SXSW this year. The trio’s music incorporates traces of ‘00s indie rock (jangling guitar, shimmering reverb-soaked tones) into a massive, harmonious soundRead more…

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 3: Gliss

Thursday’s weather forecast put Austin, TX, at a high of 80 degrees Fahrenheit, but you wouldn’t know it listening to the Copenhagen-via-Los Angeles trio Gliss’ shimmering cool. Supplanted by multi-instrumentalist Martin Klingman and guitarist David Reiss’ brooding soundscapes, vocalist Victoria Cecilia’s dreamy coo is able to conjure the mysterious noir of nighttime L.A. even inRead more…

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