The annual undisputed king of haircuts and outfits is upon us. South by Southwest music festival is next week in Austin, Texas.
Sockets artists will be there, and if you will be there too, here’s a rundown of where they will be. Go check them out and say hi! Enjoy the buzz, bbq, beer and tacos.
A couple of Sockets bands as well as our good friends will be playing the DC Does Texas showcase organized by Sasha Lord and Comet Ping Pong. It takes place Wed. March 14th at Love Joys (Neches & 6th) from 12-6pm and is FREE. Sockets artists Deleted Scenes, Edie Sedgwick and Hume will be playing along with Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Soccer Team, Pree & DJ Baby Alcatraz.
Bluebrain has obviously been doing some amazing things recently, and the festival organizers at SXSW have taken notice. The people behind SXSW commissioned Bluebrain to create another location-aware album specifically for Austin and SXSW. It is called Violet Crown and you can find out more information here. They will also be featured in presentation on Sunday, March 11 at the SXSW Convention Center as part of the album launch. Information on the panel/presentation here.
Deleted Scenes will also be playing the Red Ryder showcase at Swan Dive on Saturday, March 17th. They will also be playing the Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie showcase on Weds, March 14th at 9 p.m. at Casa de Chapala. They will also be playing the Popantipop showcase on Thursday, March 15th time TBD and location TBD.
Edie Sedgwick will also be playing Weds March 14th at night at Iron Bear and the Lovitt SXSW Day party on Thursday March 15th.
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Our friends at Listen Local First are also taking a Mobile Music Venue down to Austin for SXSW and documenting the entire experience on social media and video consisting entirely of DC artists. Check it out here for more information.