This year Xpress will be covering SXSW’s music week (and, specifically, Asheville bands) in Austin, Tex. Want to follow along? Go here, or click the MX SXSW link in the top left corner of our website. We’ll be there Wednesday-Saturday, March 14-17.
Here’s who’s performing:
• Moog Music hosts a showcase with Austin synth store Switched On, and Neon Indian’s Static Tongues label. That’s on Thursday at Barbarella with SoftMetals, Slugbug, Airbird, Boan, Tense, Silent Diane and Neon Indian. Airbird is the solo project of Ford & Lopatin’s Joel Ford, who recently moved the Asheville.
Here’s a kind of bouncy video from their performance in Austin last year:
• Asheville-based drummer James Dedakis performs with Chapel Hill’s Fan Modine at the Blurt!/Dogfish Head/Austin360-hosted Industry of Music, A Transatlantic Rock Affair. That party spans three days. Three days!
Know of any local performers or shows we just can’t miss? Leave a comment or get in touch with Alli on twitter: @alli_marshall.