MUSIC BC SXSW 2015 SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY BEATROUTE MAGAZINE AND WINNIECOOPER.NET
Music BC Industry Association with BeatRoute Magazine and WinnieCooper.net are excited to announce their return to SXSW in Austin, TX. The popular annual showcase is taking place at the legendary live music institution, Maggie Mae’s, on Friday March 20th, highlighting the brightest up and coming talent from British Columbia, Canada.
Friday, March 20th 8pm until late
Maggie Mae’s (323 East 6th St. Austin, TX)
8pm - The Matinee 9pm - Needs 10pm - Yukon Blonde 11pm - SonReal 12pm - Dan Mangan & Blacksmith 1pm - Humans
This year’s artists include:
Dan Mangan + Blacksmith Two-time JUNO Award-winner Dan Mangan has returned under a new moniker, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Club Meds is the fourth LP offering from Dan Mangan, and the first under the new configuration. The new namesake is timely, as this album is indicative of a new beginning, of sorts. The album is influenced by subtler American-underground innovators like Blonde Redhead or Steve Reich at some times and at other moments hits emotional pay dirt reminiscent of British scene-survivors like Peter Gabriel or Radiohead.
http://www.danmanganmusic.comYukon Blonde Yukon Blonde has earned acclaim for its hook-heavy brand of pop rock. Artistically uncompromising, Yukon Blonde has proved that they are willing to go wherever their restless artistic muse takes them. The band has been touring worldwide since 2012 and have just completed recording their third album.
http://www.yukonblonde.comHumans HUMANS has established themselves through creating sounds that successfully fuse experimental electronic elements with catchy indie-pop hooks. Using a combination of synthesizers and instruments, the sound has a certain way of being very unique, while not tied down to one specific genre. Their debut LP Noontide is being released this spring.
http://www.dashumans.comSonReal SonReal is a JUNO Award and MMVA nominated artist whose unique approach to hip-hop has allowed him to sustain a loyal and growing domestic fan base. With a new focus on conquering the international market, SonReal is gearing up for his own “Everywhere We Go Tour” throughout the USA as well as recording his international debut album.
http://www.iamsonreal.comThe MatinéeAfter four major Canadian tours, The Matinée have recently stepped out of the studio with their second album Call of the Wild produced by Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat, Mounties). A departure from their past work, Call of the Wild is Rock influenced with strong hooks and Dylanesque lyrics.
http://www.thematineemusic.comNEEDS Post-Hardcore Vancouverites, NEEDS, are set to release their first full-length album this coming May on File Under: Music (Kathryn Calder, Slam Dunk, Bend Sinister). Touted as the next great Canadian punk band, their 10-song album is menacing and melodic, intelligent yet terrifying. NEEDS call on the mighty lords of angry guitar rock and kneel before fuzz and distortion... Pay heed to the gods of avarice.
For more information visit www.musicbc.org/SXSW-2015
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Music BC is excited to be participating in the BreakOut West SXSW Showcase presented by Alberta Music, SaskMusic, Manitoba Music and Music BC, BreakOut West will be hosting two showcases during SXSW 2015 in Austin, TX - March 17 & 19.
The BC Artists performing include Yukon Blonde and Delhi 2 Dublin
For more information visit http://www.breakoutwest.ca/interational-events
Delhi 2 DublinTheir sound started as an electronic fusion between bhangra beats and Celtic fiddle and has since grown into anything from dub reggae to breaks to just straight up happy dance music. Describe by one magazine as the "United Nations of Rock n' Roll", Delhi 2 Dublin has become one of Canada's most buzzed-about bands.
http://www.delhi2dublin.com/Thank you so much to all our partners and sponsors who made this happen:FACTOR, Creative BC, Beatroute BC, winniecooper.net, BreakOut West, 102.7 The PEAK, and Roam Mobility!