Category Archives: SXSW

Day 2 at SXSW begins!

The second day of the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today, we have another killer lineup starting with folk rock icon Billy Bragg, followed by Thurston Moore’s new project Chelsea Light Moving, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, and a reunion of Austin rockers TrueRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day One: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Over the past few years, we’ve heard an R&B and soul music revival bubbling up from within everything from electronic to rock - and on the psychedelic end of that revival comes Unknown Mortal Orchestra. First grabbing attention in 2010 with an anonymously posted track “Ffunny Ffrends” as the project of New Zealand native RubanRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day One: Bleeding Rainbow

Bands go through changes – name changes, member changes, sound transformations, covers. One of those bands that has recently changed names, members, and sound, but has survived, is Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow. Starting as a duo of sludge-infused indie pop back in 2009, the band then known as Reading Rainbow first released albums that rippled throughRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day 1: Allah-Las

LA-natives Allah-Las are about as LA sounding as a car ride through the desert - their sound wasn’t made for riding the waves, but for steaming on the beach. Beautiful guitar notes ripple out of a haze of vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Beach Boys. It’s hot music for a hot day - “We’re feelingRead more...

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KEXP at SXSW 2013, Day One: Robyn Hitchcock

Austin was blissfully cool and breezy this morning as the floor in front of our stage at Mellow Johnny’s filled - excitement for the start of our SXSW programming clear. And what better way to kick off the week than with the iconic and hilarious Robyn Hitchcock, who took stage alone but totally filled theRead more...

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KEXP Broadcast at SXSW Begins!

We are about to begin the KEXP broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin during SXSW. Today, we have a great lineup starting an old KEXP favorite, the legendary Robyn Hitchcock and ending with a new British buzz band Palma Violets. Check out the lineup for the day and tune in Wednesday, 3/13 09:30amRead more...

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Stream NPR Music’s SXSW Showcase tomorrow with Nick Cave, Yeah Yeah Yeahs & Alt-J

There are a lot of great showcases happening around the SXSW this year, but one the most anticipated events kicking off the music portion of the conference on Wednesday, March 13, is NPR Music’s Showcase at Stubb’s with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Cafe Tacvba, Alt-J, Youth Lagoon, Waxahatchee, and Le1f.Read more...

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Tune in to KEXP live from SXSW this week!

This week, we’re back in Austin, TX, broadcasting live from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop during SXSW. You might recall stellar performances in years past from artists like Charles Bradley, The Joy Formidable, The Head and the Heart, and Of Monsters and Men. This year, we present 19 more bands, including both new discoveries and long-timeRead more...

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Friday on My Mind: KEXP’s Broadcast from Austin

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Next week, from Wednesday, March 13th, through Saturday, March 16th, KEXP will be broadcasting from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop in Austin duringRead more...

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Live Video: The Barr Brothers at SXSW

Earlier, we covered The Barr Brothers as they delivered an eye-opening set from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Store at SXSW 2012.  Based in Montreal, The Barr Brothers, consisting of members Andrew and Brad Barr (of The Slip), Sarah Page and Andres Vial, are a folk quartet known for their sometimes ambient, sometimes in-your-face blues numbers and unorthodox instrumentation, relying on oblique instruments like antiqueRead more...

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