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Our annual pilgrimage to Austin for the SX Music Conference is always an exciting adventure for us and this year we have a few of our favorite bands in tow for our showcases – a few longtime favorites and fresh up and comers!
Below is our lineup!
Join us if you will be in Austin and stay tuned for special programming from the fest, including live performances from the bands below!
(Check out our Spotify Sampler at the bottom)
KCRW Showcases at SX
Wednesday, March 12 – DAY
2-5pm – Convention Center (Radio Day Stage)
Moses Sumney ** The Preatures** Tennis
Wednesday, March 12 – NIGHT
8pm-2am – Haven
Future Islands * Sam Smith * Bear Hands
Jamestown Revival * KINS * Glass Animals
**These are official showcases open to anyone with a festival badge or wristband.**
On Wed, March 12, KCRW takes over the Radio Day Stage at the Austin Convention Center, which has some of the best sound in the city, from 2-5pm.
Moses Sumney is a stunning singer who will stop you in your tracks. When I first heard him perform live, Jeff Buckley came to mind immediately. The way he controls his voice – and the emotion it conveys – is something to behold and we’re thrilled to present this LA artist – a UCLA grad in fact! – in Austin.
The Preatures are set to be the next pop band to break out of Australia, a land of MANY great pop bands!
The Sydney-based group has a killer single (hear below) and two fantastic vocalists — Isabella Manfredi, who you can’t take your eyes off of in live shows, and Gideon Benson, who slays on guitar. They are tight and ready to take over!
Husband-wife duo Tennis recently spent some time in the studio with The Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney, who produced their last full length, and are hitting the road with Haim this Spring.
Their sweet pop, with a dash of R&B, is a KCRW and they treated us to live versions of their new songs on their recent visit to our studios!