We asked four of our SXSW showcasing bands to give us the 411 and tell us who, what, where and when are the not to be missed things happening this week in Austin. Catch them around town or come see them live - Best Fern, Forever, Hoan, She-Devils, Samito and CO/NTRY play the POP showcase on Friday March 17th at Swan Dive!
Top 5 music:
Top 5 events:
Organize The World : Design Your Life to Spark Joy (Marie Kondo)
HI + AI : What's the future of intelligence
Ditch the screen : The Ubiquity of Connectivity
Digital Revolution : A look at Music's New Frontier
SXSW Art Program : Optica Obscura by Raum Industries
Cool things Best Fern are stoked for:
• M. Ward @ Clive Bar, March 17
• Emily Reo @ The Main II, March 16
• Grandmaster fFlash @ Clive Bar, March 15
• Jean-Michel Blais + CFCF @ St-Davids, March 15
• Marie Davidson @ Hotel Vegas, March 16
• She-Devils @ Swan Dive, March 17
• Weaves @ Bungalow, March 15
• Jimmy Eat World @ Bungalow, March 15
• Premiere of Walk With Me documentary about peace activist Thich Nhat Hahn
Top 5 shows:
2. Talib Kweli
4. Future Islands
Here are the top 5 things Hoan is excited to do:
1. We plan to join the guys from Co/ntry to line-up at 6am for Franklin BBQ!
2. Would be exciting to wander through "bat bridge" at sunset before catching more bands. Apparently there are hundreds of thousands of bats.
3. Check out one of the swimming holes or Barton Springs pool for some heat relief.
4. Pick out matching cowboy attire for the band.
5. Spend way too much time at Pinballz Arcade.
Top 5 shows
• Mozart's Sister
• Magic Island
• Charlotte Day Wilson
**Top 5 things Forever is looking forward to doing: **
• Barton Springs
• Southern BBQ
• Drugs, sex, and magic
• the films!