This year, SXSW is bigger than ever as ut will feature even more film, food, and panelist discussions than ever before. Every day there will be something new to discover, and Joonbug.com is doing the best we can to keep you posted on all the stellar lineups.
The festival is split into three sections: interactive from March 7th–11th, film from March 7th–15th, and music from March 11th–16th.
Take a look at our newest list of SXSW events from March 11th-15th, including a discussion with Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. Other notable artists on our list include Steve Aoki, Slash, Boys Noize and Destructo.
The award winning label always puts together the best spectacles, and fans of the performers, or simply fans of a good time are encouraged to attend this hot ticket showcase. The event runs from 7:30pm-2am and will be a night full of awesome music and high energy. Click here to hear the Ultra Records SXSW Spotify playlist, and see below for more details about the showcase.
When: Thursday, March 13th. 7:30pm-2am
Where: Haven, 409 Colorado St. ,Austin, Texas
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The music portion of the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival will take place from March 11th -- 16th. In this series of talented music showcases, artists from all genres across the board will be featured during the biggest music festival to be held in Austin, TX.
The SXSW festival is legendary for jump starting the careers to many musicians, just ask John Mayer who got signed to his first record label after his showcase at the 2000 SXSW Music Festival. This year, they will feature some of the hottest musicians in the game right now, let's take a look at some of them:
The trio of now defunct group, Swedish House Mafia, chose to disband at the height of their careers. The news of their disbandment left their the fans feeling upset and the media confused. What had caused their surreptitious fall?
Earlier this year, it was announced that a new documentary was coming out titled, 'Leave The World Behind,' which closely follows the final tour of Swedish House Mafia. The documentary is expected to reveal some much needed insight on what caused the disbandment of SHM, as well as, the finals moments of the beaming faces of Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello as a trio.
Fresh off of performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas, we sat down with The Higher Concept: three guys (Matty J, Tekst, and IB) making their way through the ever-so-competitive music industry! Through their 10 year journey they’ve shared the stage and opened up for established artists of every genre such as Nas, Kid Cudi, LMFAO, Fergie, and Sean Kingston. We sat down to talk about everything including how they got together, their journey in the music biz, what inspires them to keep going, their "Hunger Games" remix, and their experience at South by Southwest.
On the musical front, the spread is impressive (with performances numbering in the hundreds) and equally diverse. Offering acts across the genres—and truly focusing on the unknowns, up and comers’, and next big things’—SXSW highlights also include: Andrew WK, Asher Roth, Nas, Talib Kweli, Skrillex, and Set Your Goals. Six days (March13-18) of musical majesty await—ready yourself for aural nirvana!
Any gathering of techies, suits, musicians, and artists is guaranteed shenanigans. Enmeshed within this medley of existence, the possibilities are limitless. As sole arbiter of your experience, be sure to individualize your SXSW itinerary (via the appropriate badge) for optimal enjoyment.