Heading for Texas

No less than 23 Norwegian acts are set to perform at next week’s showcase festival South By Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Turbonegro 2005 (Photo: Stian Andersen)

South By Southwest in Austin, Texas is a major festival, showcasing forum and tradeshow for the North American (and to a growing extent also the international) music industry. From March 10 to 19 more than 15 000 participants gather in Texas for conferences, panel discussions, tradeshow marketing, networking and to see bands live at Austin’s club stages.

The Norwegian delegation to SXSW 2007 is the biggest ever with no less than 23 acts and a number of record labels, managements and various organisations present in Austin next week.

Below is a listing of all Norwegian acts playing showcases at South by Southwest 2007:

Bermuda Triangle, Co-op Bar, 400 East 6th street, Wednesday 14. March at 1am

Datarock, Emo's Jr, 306 Red Rover Street, Thursday 15 March at12am

Big Bang, Co-op Bar 400 East 6th street, Thursday 15. March

Thomas Dybdahl, Central Presbyterian Church, 200 East 8th street, Frirday 16. March at 8pm

el Axel, Copa, 217 Congress Ave., Thursday 15. March at 11pm

Evan Seleven, Lambert's, 401 West 2nd street, Saturday 17. March at 8pm

Grand Island, Uncle Flirty's Loft, 325 East 6th Street, Friday 16th March at12am

Kate Havnevik, Eternal, 418 East 6th Steet Thursday 15th March at 9pm

Chris Lee, Copa, 217 Congress Ave., Thursday 15. March, 11.30pm

Sondre Lerche, Antones, 213 West 5th Street, Thursday 15. March at10.30 pm

Lionheart Brothers, Emo's Jr, 306 Red Rover Street, Thursday 15 March at 11.00pm

Marit Larsen, Uncle Flirty's Loft, 325 East 6th Street, Friday 16th March at 9pm

New Violators, Emo's Jr, 306 Red Rover Street, Thursday 15 March at 9pm

120 Days, Flamingo Cantina, 515 East 6th Street, Thursday 15th March at 10pm

Real Ones, The Tap Room at Six 117 West 4th Street Saturday 17. March at 1am

Sissy Wish, Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th Street, Wednesday 14. March at 11.00 pm

Turbonegro, Emo's Main Room, 306 Red Rover Street, Saturday 17. March at 12.45am

Noxagt, Spiros Amphitheatre 611 Red River Street Friday 16th March

SXSW Daycases (Austin Convention Centre, Upper Level, Ballroom G):

Marit Larsen, Thursday 15th at 12pm

Ane Brun, Friday 16th at 2.30pm

Sondre Lerche, Friday at 5.30 pm

Platform - Kristiansand Kunnskapsparks Dayparty w/ drinks and BBQ

Saturday the 10th. at North By 10th Bush Square (across from the Down Town Hilton)

From 1pm to 6pm

Thom Hell

Marte Wulff


Davy Jones Locker

Bermuda Triangle

Evan Seleven

The North American music industry’s most important forum. SXSW 2007 will also see a Scandinavian initiative with a joint stand and showcases. Music Export Norway is the co-ordinator for the Norwegian participation that is as strong as last year’s muscle flexing event.

SXSW showcases hundreds of musical acts from around the globe on fifty stages in downtown Austin. By day, conference registrants do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of informative, provocative panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers of international stature.

Over 1200 acts showcased last year before more than 8000 registrants from all over the world. Pop, jazz, country, blues, reggae, hip hop, electronica - every imaginable style of music, from nearly every continent - is represented each night at over 50 of Austin's premier stages, many within walking distance of one another. By day, the music industry's most accomplished and creative personalities collaborated, argued, and shared their experiences in dozens of panels, workshops, interviews, and meetings.

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