Wednesday, March 10, 2010

KCRW at SXSW: Live Broadcasts, 2 Showcases, Showdown at Cedar St and more

KCRW (89.9 FM and will be broadcasting our signature music show Morning Becomes Eclectic live from Austin on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19 from Tequila Mockingbird studios with live performances from The Middle East and The xx, respectively. UK indie trio The xx was one of the most critically-acclaimed new bands of 2009 and we’re looking forward to hearing their seductive, R&B and New Wave-influenced songs live. Meanwhile, The Middle East are one of Australia’s most promising bands and we catch them as part of their U.S. debut.

The performances will air live on KCRW and at 11:15am PST. I have limited room for press. If you would like to drop by the studio, contact me in advance.

For the first time ever,
KCRW will also be broadcasting one of our showcase sets live on the air! KCRW DJ Chris Douridas will be airing part ofRogue Wave’s live set from the Convention Center during his show on Saturday, March 20 at Noon PST.


On Wednesday, March 17, we present our official night showcase -- which is open to anyone with a badge or wristband -- and includes performances from Ozomatli, Miike Snow, Fanfarlo, Fitz & the Tantrums, Choir of Young Believers and Soko. It is on the Galaxy Room Patio from 8pm to 2am.

KCRW’s Saturday, March 20 showcase from noon to 3pm at the Convention Center with Rogue Wave, The Middle East, and Lissie is also open to anyone with a badge but we also have a special promotion for Austin residents and fans of the bands who can’t afford one.

We will be offering a LIMITED amount of day passes to come see the Saturday show with the purchase of an exclusive poster designed and signed by artist Tara McPherson. The posters will be on sale for $10 at Tara McPherson’s Flatstock booth in the Convention Center onThursday, March 11 from 1 to 4pm only!

FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street

KCRW is also the radio sponsor for FILTER Magazine’s Showdown at Cedar Street daytime showcases March 18-20. The lineup includes station favorites Dr. Dog, Frightened Rabbit, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Athlete, Local Natives, The Boxer Rebellion, Temper Trap as well as up and coming bands Codeine Velvet Club, Active Child and many more. You can see the full line up and *anyone* can RSVP online here:

View all of KCRW’s activities and follow us when we’re on the ground here:

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