Category Archives: SXSW

KEXP at SXSW: The Interviews, Part 3

During SXSW this year, KEXP returned to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop and teamed up with Distiller Promo, Sub Pop Records + Hardly Art, and Merge Records for three days of free showcases featuring Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Black Lips, La Luz, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others. Between sets, we asked eachRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW: The Interviews, Part 2

During SXSW this year, KEXP returned to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop and teamed up with Distiller Promo, Sub Pop Records + Hardly Art, and Merge Records for three days of free showcases featuring Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Black Lips, La Luz, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others. Between sets, we asked eachRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW: The Interviews, Part 1

During SXSW this year, KEXP returned to Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop and teamed up with Distiller Promo, Sub Pop Records + Hardly Art, and Merge Records for three days of free showcases featuring Dum Dum Girls, Wye Oak, Black Lips, La Luz, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others. Between sets, we asked eachRead more...

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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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Live Video: Ozomatli at SXSW 2013

After four days and eighteen sessions, there was no real way to sum up KEXP’s time at SXSW 2013, but Ozomatli‘s multi-cultural, multi-genre, and multi-lingual set came pretty damn close to summing up the wide variety of artists that stopped by Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop that week. Playing one of five sets they would playRead more...

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Live Video: Billy Bragg at SXSW

At his most vitriolic, Billy Bragg is still a softy. The now legendary British singer-songwriter has made a name for himself since the 80′s through crooning romantic ballads and biting political critique. Both originate from the same place; for Bragg, as for his hero Woody Guthrie, love for humankind is the heart of protest. SoRead more...

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Live Video: Gliss at SXSW 2013

As if the music was reflecting off the bicycles, Gliss‘ afternoon set at during our SXSW broadcast was a shimmering cooldown after Jovanotti threw a vibrant Italian party in Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. As the group ran through a set of tunes from their latest LP, this year’s Langsome Dans, frontwoman Victoria Cecilia moved withRead more...

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Live Video: Unknown Mortal Orchestra at SXSW

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is a bit of a conundrum, at least when it comes to classifying them. Not really a “band,” UMO is really the project of Ruban Nielson, who wrote and recorded songs in his bedroom and even posted the insanely catchy “Ffunny Ffrends” first online anonymously. Not really a local group, Nielson isRead more...

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Live Video: Ólafur Arnalds at SXSW

It’s been hard for us to forget the beautiful and intimate session we had with Ólafur Arnalds during our Iceland Airwaves broadcast last year at KEX Hostel. This year, when we saw that the young Icelandic composer and songwriter would be performing at SXSW, we wanted to get him live on air again, not toRead more...

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