More information has been coming in about who from the Emerald City is making their way to the Lone Star State to perform at SXSW. The festival has been hot spot for the music industry with labels, producers, and distributors from around the world hoping to find the next big artist. For six days, the city of Austin, TX will be inundated with bands hailing from every corner of the globeand Seattle has great representation among the showcases. Among the heavy hitters, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Allen Stone will be sharing the stage with the likes of 50 cent and Iggy Pop. Though big name artists come to perform, the festival is geared toward giving up-and-coming bands an opportunity to get picked up by a label. Seattle takes pride in its musical heritage and the list of local independent bands at the festival is impressive. Neumos and Chop Suey held send-off shows earlier this week for groups like Lemolo, The Pharmacy, and Spac3man. Fin Records is even hosting a Seattle showcase at the festival with Seacats, Rose Windows, and Lychee on the bill. Our city boasts such amazing talent and it’s great to see it being represented at one of the world’s largest and most prestigious festivals. Below is a compiled list of artists on their way to rock Texas Seattle style!
City Arts Magazine recently took a look at some of the best music that’s coming out of the Seattle area this year. Lemolo took their number one spot, and a big playlist with all of their highlighted bands is included after the jump. Here’s the full list of their Best New Music for 2013, with links to articles about the bands:
Best New Music 2013
4. Kid Smpl
6. La Luz
7. Rose Windows
Take a look and a listen at these bands. Happy Listening Seattleites!
Coming across the pond from Paulsbo to our side of the Sound is getting pretty routine for local band Lemolo. Playing shows with The Head and the Heart hasn’t hurt their growing popularity, and they sure stand their own ground musically. See for yourself in this live performance video filmed at Joonior’s Studios in Port Orchard only a stone’s throw from their hometown.
Sound on the Sound
Columbia City Theater is hosting an exciting night of free music tonight. The night is curated to feature several lesser known but very promising new talents from the Seattle area. These musical acts include Lemolo, Bryan John Appleby, Youth Rescue Mission, Luke Stevens, Kimo Muraki and Elk & Boar. It’s all happening tonight starting at 9 pm. Follow the link above for more details.