If the San Francisco music scene seems a little dead this week, you can blame it on Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival. Celebrating it’s 26th year, the nearly week-long event includes panel discussions, keynote speakers, and live performances from approximately 2,000 musical acts across 90 stages throughout downtown Austin. If you’re lucky enough to attend, we suggest you check out performances from: Dirty Ghosts, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Polica, B. Bravo & The Starship Connection, Big K.R.I.T., Blouse, Grimes, K. Flay, Main Attrakionz, and The Park, Wallpaper.
Also worth checking out, are 3 noteworthy showcases created by the folks of Yours Truly.
Tuesday, March 13th: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m Yours Truly is presenting an all night show from 8pm-2am at Swan Dive. There you can witness performances from Cities Aviv, G-Side, Dustin Wong, Electric Wire Hustle, B.Bravo & The Starship Connection, Deniro Farrar, and Boy Friend.
Wednesday, March 14th and Friday, March 16th: Yours Truly and MTV Hive Present: “In My Room.” Taking place at secret locations, the “In My Room” shows provide intimate concert experiences for those that rsvp to email@example.com. Those exclusive performances will features sets from Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q, Charli XCX, The Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., and Nicolas Jaar’s Darkside.
Thursday, March 15th: Yours Truly and Gorilla vs. Bear (YTGVB) are hosting a party at the Hype Hotel from 10pm-4am that includes free booze and food. Performing that night are: Jimmy Cliff, THEESatisfaction, Korallreven, Kindness, Shlohmo, Jacques Greene, and DJ Sets from CFCF and Victoria Bergsman of Taken by Trees.
Commentary by Jennifer Kajioka