South by Southwest (SXSW) attendees are furiously mapping out a busy schedule of live music, panel discussions, films, and parties in Austin as the festival kicks into high gear this weekend. Radio fans will have plenty to choose from, including numerous panel discussions and meet-ups as well as podcasting-related broadcasts and events. This year, numerous radio stations will once again host music showcases and live broadcasts and the SXSW Radio Day Stage will be a focal point for many of these performances.
NPR is hosting some showcases, will webcast from various SXSW events, and also has some specialized SXSW content available on its website. KCRW will be there as well and has some special content posted on its Tumblr page. KEXP will once again host some daytime showcases, this year at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop. And, finally, WFMU is hosting a free, unofficial showcase and live broadcast at Beerland.
Be sure to double check schedules and admission requirements, as many events require SXSW badges. Times are all Central Time. Also, let us know if there are other radio events that we should know about.
Here are some of the radio showcases happening this year:
Tuesday, March 11:
4:30-7:00pm: SXAmericas’ Opening-Night Party. NPR Music’s Alt.Latino DJs will spin at this event presented by SBS Radio and Aire Radio Networks at the West Tent in Brush Square Park.
Wednesday, March 12:
12noon: KEXP Showcase w/ Distiller Promo. Performances by Yellow Ostrich (noon), Hurray for the Riff Raff (2pm), The Black Lips (4pm), Rhett Miller of Old 97′s (6pm). Free, all-ages event open to the public (limited to 200 attendees) at Mellow Johnnny’s Bike Shop (400 Nueces Street, Austin, TX).
Thursday, March 13:
12noon: KEXP Showcase w/ Sub Pop + Hardly Art. Performances by Dum Dum Girls (noon), La Luz (2pm), THUMPERS (4pm), and Avi Buffalo (6pm). Free, all-ages event open to the public (limited to 200 attendees) at Mellow Johnnny’s Bike Shop (400 Nueces Street, Austin, TX).
2-3pm: NPR Music’s Alt.Latino Presents: A Conversation with Ana Tijoux. Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music interview Ana Tijoux. Austin Convention Center, Room 10B.
Friday, March 14:
11am: Radio Stage Presented by WFUV, WXPN, KUTX, KXT and The Current. Performances by Damon Albarn (11am), Lucius (noon), The Hold Steady (1pm), Phantogram (2pm), Jeremy Messersmith (3pm) and Temples (4pm). Radio Day Stage (Austin Convention Center Ballroom D).
12noon: KEXP Showcase w/ Merge Records (25th Anniversary). Performances by Wye Oak (noon), Vertical Scratchers (2pm), Mac McCaughan (4pm), and Ex Hex (6pm). Free, all-ages event open to the public (limited to 200 attendees) at Mellow Johnnny’s Bike Shop (400 Nueces Street, Austin, TX).
Saturday, March 15:
12:30pm: WFMU Live Broadcast from Beerland. WFMU DJs Liz Berg and Brian Turner will host this live broadcast featuring performances by Protomartyr, Buck Biloxi and the F**s, Spray Paint, Obnox, Guerilla Toss, and Pampers. This is a free, unofficial SXSW event open to the public at Beerland (711 Red River, Austin, TX).
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