Black Violin, a hip hop classical duo from Florida, met at the Dillard High School for Performing Arts. They've won the Showtime at the Apollo 2005 Legend title and have performed with Alicia Keys.
Sisters Jennifer and Jessie Clavin hail from the San Fernando Valley and form the band Bleached. Crunchy guitars and a driving beat hearken back to grittier days in the 818... lollipops and hints of darkness and fun. Their debut album Ride Your Heart drops on April 2.
Expect plenty of mischief at SXSW Comedy this year - and not just because we'll be taking over three venues for dozens of shows during the festival. Say hello to The Mischief, two days of programming at The North Door (502 Brushy Street) presented by CleftClips, Funny or Die, and Team Coco.
NY Tech Meetup and American Express are bringing together thinkers and doers for a unique #FEED event on Saturday, March 9th. Although both NY Tech Meetup and American Express are New York home-grown, the partners hope to extend the resources and support systems they’ve found in their city to entrepreneurs, advocates, influencers and business leaders beyond the 5 Boroughs.
Kick start your SXSW day by grabbing free breakfast each morning at the Java Monster Café, located in the Registrants Lounge at 4th & Neches, March 9-16. Monster Energy will be offering complimentary Java Monster Coffee + Energy drinks to all registrants and wristband holders, which will provide you with enough energy to last the long day ahead. Come by and enjoy the food and Java Monster, mingle, and listen to some music.
The SXSW Staff has worked very hard to bring the 2013 event to fruition. We represent all walks of life from within the community that comes together in Austin each spring. Staff have the extremely through the SXSW PanelPicker. We asked staff members Katie King, Danielle Zamora and Jessica Cox the following question...
"What are you most excited about for SXSW Interactive 2013?"
There are lots of you-had-to-be-there moments at SXSW; when so many people from the film, interactive, music and comedy worlds hang out in the same place, amazing things happen. If only there was some way to record it all...
Comedy fans, get ready for a week of live podcast recordings (alongside SXSW Comedy's packed schedule of standup, improv and sketch showcases, panels and parties). All live podcast recordings will be at the Esther's Follies (525 E. 6th Street) stage, presented by TuneIn, and they're open to all SXSW badge and wristband holders. Here's your guide to the shows you can check out next week (and look forward to listening to forever):
English producer and electronic musician Andy Stott twists the knobs like nobody's business. His throbbing beats will send you into an afternoon trance that leave you staring out the window wondering why the sky just turned bluer… how the cars are suddenly racing down the street in time to the sounds.
Stott has released three albums on Modern Love and scads of EPs. The prolific gent brings his clever melodies to our shores on Wednesday, March 13 at Elysium.
Film venues for SXSW 2013Grappling with your SXSW Film schedule? We're here to help with Venues in Focus, a short series highlighting
We begin with the historic Paramount Theatre, located between 7th & 8th St on Congress Ave. An Austin landmark, this grand old building seats 1200 people, and is our largest venue. Nearly a century old, the Paramount will again host Headliners and red carpet events, including festival opener The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, as well as repeat screenings, 24 Beats per Second, and our closing night film, The East.
The word tessellate refers to how different shapes fit together to create a larger pattern; Alt-J’s interpretation doesn’t shy away from this definition. Each instrument brings a different shape to the table to form a larger piece. The song starts with a piano intro followed by the drum machine, but it’s the bass line that grabs you and sets the tone. The other instruments fall in line with the bass and vocals to form a musical pattern that is absolutely serene, perfect for watching the sun come up. In November, Alt-J won a Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave, an incredible and well-deserved achievement for such a young band.
New! 2014 dates!
Interactive: March 7–11
Film: March 7–16
Music: March 11–16
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