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Radio Guide to SXSW 2011

As I’m watching various friends’ Facebook updates and check-ins from Austin, I’m getting a serious case of SXSW-envy. Although I can’t be there at the famed music/interactive/film festival this year, there are tons of radio-related events that I wish I could be a fly on the wall at (especially the How to Save College Radio panel on Saturday). For you other radio obsessives out there, here’s a list of some of the radio happenings this week in Austin, Texas.

In addition to these events, Radio K (University of Minnesota’s college radio station) will also be doing a number of in-studio performances from March 16 to March 20 at EAR Studio. Take a look at their page for updates.

And, although this event happened on March 12, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the radio-themed session that took place during SXSW’s Interactive conference. “Baby’s Got a Face for Radio” delved into public radio’s forays into creating more interactive websites. It featured panelists from KUT and Minnesota Public Radio, as well as one of my favorite radio academics: Michele Hilmes.

Here’s what’s coming up. All times are Central Time:

Tuesday, March 15th

12:30pm: Online Radio Meetup at Hilton Hotel, Room 615 AB

Wednesday, March 16th:

10am: Nardwuar’s Video Vault. Nadwuar (who has a radio show on CITR) will be presenting video clips of various interviews he’s conducted. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

12noon to 8pm: KEXP Live Broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at 400 Nueces St. This free event will include performances by The Head and the Heart, Yuck, Grouplove, and Wild Flag.

1pm to 12am: CHIRP Radio (Chicago Independent Radio Project) presents the all-ages Burger Boogie Tour at Trailer Space Records (1401A Rosewood). Performances by Summer Twins, Feeding People, White Mystery, Jaill, Mean Jeans, The Pizazz, Dreamend, Devon Williams, Gentleman Jesse, Cosmonauts, Audacity, Peach Kelli Pop, Apache, Wrong Words, Shannon and the Clams, Hunx and His Punx, Bad Sports, Conspiracy of Owls, and King Tuff. 

12noon to 3pm: Radionica (from Colombia) presents live sets from Profetas, Casiokids, and Ximena Sarinana. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

3pm to 6pm: KCRW presents live music from James Vincent McMorrow, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and Brett Dennen. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

3pm to 7pm: CBC Radio 3 is broadcasting live sets from the free Canadian Blast BBQ at Brush Square. Bands include Buck 65, Jenn Grant, Diamond Rings, Imaginary Cities, PS I Love You and More or Les.

8pm to 2am: KCRW’s Night Showcase at The Phoenix with performances by Tristen, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Belle Brigade, Chapel Club, Naked and Famous, and Alexander

8:15pm: NPR, KUT and others to air live showcase from Stubb’s with live performances by Yuck, James Blake, Smith Westerns, and Raphael Saadiq.

11pm: mtvU’s Woodie Awards at the Austin Music Hall. An award will be presented for the “best” College Radio Station (you can see the finalists here ).Thursday, March 17th:

11am to 6pm: KCRW co-presents Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide at Cedar Street Courtyard. Performances by The Deer Tracks, The Latebirds, Harrys Gym, Voxhaul Broadcast, Cults, The Vaccines, Foster The People and Raphael Saadiq.

12noon to 8pm: KEXP Live Broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at 400 Nueces St. This free event will include performances by Charles Bradley, O.M.D., The Black Angels, and The Joy Formidable.

12noon to 3pm: WFUV presents live music from The Belle Brigade, Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, and The Head and the Heart. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

12noon: CHIRP Radio co-presents event at Yard Dog Gallery featuring performances byAlejandro Escovedo, Alex Winston, California Wives, John Vanderslice, Kopecky, Family Band, My Gold Mask, Reptar, Screaming Females, and Walk the Moon AND DJ sets by Flosstradamus and Midnight Conspiracy.

12noon to 6pm: CHIRP Radio co-presents the Hardly ArtFag Party at Sailor Jerry’s Shangri La (1016 E. 6th Street) featuring performances by La Sera, Dirty Beaches, Unnatural Helpers, Las Robertas, Dizzy Eyes, Young Prisms, Colleen Green, and Heavy Hawaii.

12noon: NPR, KUT and others broadcast NPR Music showcase at the Parish with performances by Colin Stetson, tUnE-yArDs, Khaira Arby, Wild Flag, The Joy Formidable, and The Antlers. 

12:30 to 1:30pm: KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad is featured on the panel “Golden Ears” At Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC.

1:15pm: KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” broadcast live from SXSW. Performance by The Kills.

3pm to 6pm: The Current (Minneapolis public radio station) presents live music from DeVotchaKa, Chapel Club, and P.O.S. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

3pm: CBC Radio 3 is broadcasting live sets from the Franco M Daytime Party at Planet Quebec.  Performances by Malajube, Karkwa, and Meta Gruau at this free event.

Friday, March 18th:

11am: Adult Rock Music Meeting Panel at Austin Convention Center, Room 16A. Representatives from KCRW, WXRT, WERS, KMTT, and other organizations will do a listening session, offering feedback on new music.

11am to 6pm: KCRW co-presents Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide at Cedar Street Courtyard. Performances by Mart Larsen, Maps & Atlases, Luke Rathborne, The Belle Brigade, Weekend, Phantogram, and Surfer Blood.

12noon to 8pm: KEXP Live Broadcast from Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop at 400 Nueces St. This free event will include performances by Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three, Violens, Jessica Lea Mayfield, and John Vanderslice.

12noon to 3pm: KUT (University of Texas at Austin’s public radio station) presents live music from Black Joe Lewis, The Black Angels, and Fitz & the Tantrums. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

1pm to 6pm: CHIRP Radio c0-presents free HoZac records showcase at Beerland (711 Red River Street), featuring performances by Mickey, Heavy Times, Outer Minds, People’s Temple, Fungi Girls, Xray Eyeballs and The Shrapnelles.

1:15pm: KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” broadcast live from SXSW. Performance by Raphael Saadiq.

3pm to 6pm: WXPN (University of Pennyslvania’s public radio station) presents live music from The Felice Brothers, J Mascis, Bobby Long, and Caitlin Rose. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

4pm: CBC Radio 3 is broadcasting live sets outside Canada House. Performances by Bonjay and Leif Vollebekk at this free event.

6:30pm-9:30pm: CHIRP Radio co-presents free HoZac records showcase at Cheer up Charlie’s (1104 East 6th Street) featuring performances by Rayon Beach, Women in Prison, Radar Eyes, Teepee, Sleepovers and Reading Rainbow.

8pm until late: WFMU and Free Music Archive Showcase at Barbarella, 615 Red River. Live music from Amen Dunes, el-g, Sun Araw, The Endtables, Whitehorse, and a TBA special guest.

Saturday, March 19th:

11am to 6pm: KCRW co-presents Filter Magazine’s Culture Collide at Cedar Street Courtyard. Performances by Indigo Tree, Kyst, KAMP!, Scars on 45, Those Dancing Days, Datarock, The Naked and Famous and Little Dragon.

12noon until 3pm: KEXP (University of Washington radio station) presents live music from Foster the People, Toro y Moi, and Tapes n Tapes. At the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D.

12noon until 6:30pm: College radio stations KXSC and KVRX present Beerdfest. Free live music showcase at 913 E. Cesar Chavez, featuring folk music from Robert Ellis, Leslie and the Badgers, Seryn, Moondoggies, Waking Lights, The Chapin Sisters, Herman Dune, and Castanets.

12:30 pm: Saving College Radio Panel at Austin Convention Center. Room 8BC. This would be on the top of my list of things to do were I attending SXSW. Ken Freedman of WFMU moderates a panel discussing the recent college radio sell-offs. Folks from KUSF, KTRU, and even from Public Radio Capital will be there.

3pm: KCRW’s Chris Douridas broadcasts live from SXSW with performances by The Civil Wars and Agnes Obel.

3:30pm: NPR, KUT and others to air live broadcast at Auditorium Shores featuring live performances by Kurt Vile, Man Man, Middle Brother, The Felice Brothers, and Bright Eyes.



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One Response to Radio Guide to SXSW 2011

  1. chris March 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    check out The Belle Brigade playing an acoustic version of “Losers” in a bath tub http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1p7EG65tf4

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