The K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase is back for its third year at SXSW. Held on Thursday, March 19th at Elysium (705 Red River), the KOCCA sponsored event will again showcase the best of Korean music. From DJ/Producer (Hitchhiker), K-Pop (Crayon Pop), Hip Hop (Epik High) to 1950s doo-wop (The Barberettes) and Korean indie rock, The K-Pop Night Out showcase will again be an anticipated event on the SXSW calendar. The team at Hello Asia has profiled the 7 artists showcasing this year.
The annual Japan Nite Japanese music showcase at SXSW will be held at Elysium again this year. 2015 signals the 20th edition of the only Japanese music showcase at SXSW. This year will feature a variety of genres including Hard Rock (QUORUM), J-Pop (moumoon), Alt Country (Pirates Canoe) and more. We feature the 7 artists who will be performing at Japan Nite on 20th March.
At SXSW for their fourth year running, Spotify has just dropped the lineup and details for their house - running from the 15-20 March. Artists James Bay, and Misterwives will perform their unreleased debut albums - in full - for the very first time - and over 30 other performers will feature over the 6 days. Those "other performers" will include the likes of Run The Jewels, Marian Hill, SZA, and Stromae, and a heap more.
Japanese supergroup Perfume has announced the details of their highly anticipated SXSW showcase on Tuesday 17th March.
OK, everyone take a deep breath. Firstly, if you've been to SXSW before you know how it works. You're not going to see half the stuff you want to see, and half the stuff you want to see now will be superseded by not-so-secret shows that aren't officially announced until the day. The epic Austin festival is just that - so, again, take a deep breath, because the initial showcase timetables are out... now!
Yesterday, before they headed to the airport back to the US, I had the chance to sit down with Britt Daniel, the frontman of iconic Austin based rockers Spoon to talk about their just wrapped Australian tour. We also looked back at their career - including their 1997 Soft Effects EP which Daniel described as "one of my favourite things we've done". He looks ahead to SXSW, the year ahead and future album plans. Have a listen to our full chat here:
In case you missed the news over the weekend, SXSW just keeps on getting bigger, with more names being added to the 2015 Music line up! While the likes of LOLAWOLF, Hudson Mohawke, Buck 65 and more are set to join in on the Austin party in March, we're excited to see some more of our fave Australian talent in SAFIA, George Maple, Steve Smyth and others also US-bound!
The biggest music international music conference of the year, South by Southwest (SXSW) has been busy sifting through the world wide music scene and picked up over 170 new acts who will be showcasing at the event in March. The SXSW crew will be confirming more acts and sessions every day between now and the event, but as it stands the line up of music acts is - as always - epic. In addition to these new acts, SXSW has also confirmed 12 new, engaging sessions for their traditional Music Conference.
Top Japanese pop group Perfume has been announced today a showcase artist at the upcoming SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas. SXSW will be held from 13-22nd March 2015.
The second annual SXSW Gaming Awards are only a month-and-change away now and the competition is hotting up with the announcement of finalists in 21 categories. There’s plenty of big names, but there’s a lot of up-and-coming hopefuls too. We’ve got the full list of finalists after the jump.
In part two of our exclusive interview with English ‘garage pop’ band Circa Waves (filmed last week in Sydney), we delve further into the band’s extensive tour with The 1975 and the band reveals their possible ‘stalking’ tendencies. We anticipated their then upcoming Sydney show, including playing at a venue that has hosted the likes of Nirvana — no pressure there.
The 19th edition of Japan Nite at SXSW has just announced the lineup of their annual event. As with past years, Japan Nite brings the best in an eclectic mix of genres.
The organisers of SXSW has made their third artist announcement overnight and here are the list of Asian artists who will be making their way to Austin, Texas in March. In addition to the K-Pop Night Out announcement made earlier, Japanese artist Pirates Canoe will be performing at their 2nd SXSW. Highly regarded Japanese duo Moumoon (pictured above) will be making their SXSW debut. Taiwan is back this year with 5 indie artists announced.
SXSW have released another round of musicians from around the world who will be joining the massive music program as part of their 2015 program overnight, featuring a strong line up of Australian artists who are sure to make their impact in Austin next March! Included on SXSW Music's third round are the likes of Meg Mac, Remi, Kirin J Callinan and Tkay Maidza, while on an international level, punters can be expecting the likes of Circa Waves, Best Coast, Catfish and the Bottlemen and Marina and the Diamonds to showcase!
The organisers of the K-Pop Night Out Korean music showcase at SXSW 2015 has announced the lineup for this year's event with YG Entertainment's Epik High, SM Entertainment's Hitchhiker and Chrome Entertainment's Crayon Pop headlining a seven artist lineup.