What SXSW Can Tell Us About the Geography of Indie Music
This year’s festival includes 1,718 official acts from 57 countries. The United States not surprisingly dominates with 1,316 acts, more than three-quarters of the total. The U.K. is second with 121 acts, seven percent. Canada is close behind in third with 116 acts, 6.75 percent. Australia is fourth with 37 acts, Mexico fifth with 22, and Japan sixth with 15. Brazil and Germany are represented by 14 acts each; Spain and Ireland 11 apiece; and Norway nine. France, South Korea, Chile, and Columbia have eight each. Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Israel, and Uruguay each have seven acts at the festival. Argentina and the Netherlands have six apiece and Turkey has five. These acts hail from 351 cities across the world.
Get the in-depth breakdown over at The Atlantic.
Autre Ne Veut won #MEGABLAAG and possibly all of SXSW. Thanks to all the amazing bands and lovely folks that came out last night!
Whether you’re going to Austin for SXSW or just want some new artists to fall in love with, these essential jams will get you psyched for the trip and possibly introduce you to the new musical love of your life.Listen Here
Location:Empire Control Room
For the first time ever the party will be an Official SXSW event so if you don’t have a badge or bracelet make sure to RSVP. See you in Austin!RSVP Here
Check out our SXSW 2013: Essential Jams Mix here.
Artwork by Nathaniel Whitcomb
Who doen’t love a good food truck? The answer is nobody. Especially when you’re down at SXSW and only have a few minutes to grab a bite before your favorite band goes on. That’s why the brilliant people over at Squarespace are bringing back their massively successful food truck from last year, but this time they’ve extended their stay to nine days from March 9th - 17th.
Squarespace will be rotating through an all star cast of local Austin food celebs each day including newly crowned top chef winner Paul Qui, owner of East Side King. We’ll be down at the food truck each day with a specially curated playlist to enhance your foodie experience. Stay tuned for a new playlist each day that you’ll be able to listen to and follow on exfm.
For more information on the Squarespace food truck and as well as their other events down at SXSW click here You’ll be able to find the daily menu right here. We can’t wait to fill our bellies while listening to these very special jams all week long!
It’s that time of the year again. That’s right, SXSW time of the year! So who would be a more appropriate pick to make this mix than Austin locals Austin Town Hall? As far as we’re concerned the answer is nobody.
There’s always tons of bands coming through Austin, and perhaps the best part about SXSW is being able to discover new acts you haven’t heard prior to the festival. Austin Town Hall has gone through the list and hand-picked their personal favorites, and offered up their latest singles, hoping to spread the word about some solid bands worth chasing around. Some of these are their personal favorites, some are secrets, and some are well-known, but we can all agree that this selection pretty much rules.
Exfm Presents: #MEGABLAAG SXSW 2012
For the second year in a row we’ll be sponsoring MEGABLAAG brought to you by our favorite duo YVYNYL and Ears of the Beholder. If you were with us last year at SXSW or CMJ then you know these guy are great at producing amazing events and this year is no different. Urbanears will also be be joining in the fun to giveaway headphones throughout the night. Bonus!
MEGABLAAG offers the online community of bloggers, musicians, techies, label owners the chance to get together in real life for a wild night of music and debauchery. We’ll be having DJ sets throughout the night as well as live performance from Hooray For Earth. See you in Austin!
Live visuals by Grayson Sanders of Snowmine
March 15, 2012
604 Neches Street
Artwork by Nathaniel Whitcomb
There’s some really interesting info in here, but guess who’s showing the most hustle in the start-ups category? Yup, that’s right. There we are right in the #1 spot! Scroll down and take a peak.
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