Thursday, March 4, 2010

South by South-West 2010

Yep its the time of year again. South by South West is a Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas that spreads itself from the 12th of March - 21st of March. It bring all the top players from those industries but it is also a good place for bands, DJ's, designers, film makers etc to get recognised and have an audience to showcase their work. Not only do people come to SXSW to showcase their work they also come to talk about their industries and their experiences. With the likes of David Faulkner from the Hoodoo Gurus, Rollingstone Magazine, Soundcloud, Quincy Jones and Iggy pop plus hundreds more doing talks itll be a rather interesting experience.
The good thing about SXSW is that there are thousands of people from the music industry that go to SXSW and have a look at some of the new talent thats on. Producers, writers, managers, etc all head there. Its the perfect place for a band to get signed up on a label in the US.
Heres the list of Australian bands that are attending this year:
Art vs Science
Bliss & Eso
The Blow Waves
Shannon Bourne
The Chevelles
Children Collide
City Riots
Dappled Cities
Dash and Will
Dead Letter Circus
Hungry Kids of Hungary
Paul Dempsey
Nathan Gaunt
Darren Hanlon
Love of Diagrams
The Middle East
Oh Mercy
Pets With Pets
Philadelphia Grand Jury
Sherlock's Daughter
Summer Cats
The Temper Trap
Vasco Era
Via Tania

I thought id throw in a few videos that i came across on SXSW youtube page

Its not all about upcoming bands and DJ's theres also some well known labels that have SXSW showcases to show off some of their new and upcoming artists.

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