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Watch Bombino perform “Akhar Zaman (This Moment)” and “Emé” at SXSW

Bombino | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
Bombino | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

All the way from West Africa, Bombino is back at SXSW after this incredible guitarist found a worldwide audience after the release of his Dan Auerbach-produced record Nomad. This desert-blues rocker now has a follow-up, Azel, coming April 1. Watch Bombino perform “Akhar Zaman (This Moment)” and “Emé” at SXSW’s Radio Day Stage in these clips taken from the live video webcast on VuHaus.

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Watch The Heavy perform “What Happened to the Love” and “The Apology” at SXSW

The Heavy | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com
The Heavy | Photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN | hopehelmuth.com

Flying in all the way from Bath, England, the retro soul and psychedelic funk band, The Heavy was third to hit the Public Radio Day Stage at SXSW in Austin, TX today.  You might just want to check out The band’s new album, Hurt & The Merciless, out April 1 after watching the energy in these live performances!  Cut from the live video webcast on VuHaus, watch The Heavy perform “What Happened To The Love” and “The Apology”.

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CHVRCHES, Lucius, Hinds and more to play the SXSW Radio Day Stage on VuHaus

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CHVRCHES | Photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN | jeremy-zim.com

This just in from Austin – and various other corners of the country. VuHaus and its partner stations will present a Radio Day Stage showcase at the Austin Convention Center on Friday, March 18th featuring Hinds, Lucius, Bombino, The Heavy, CHVRCHES and Jack Garratt.

The show begins at 1 p.m. EST (noon Austin time) and runs till 7 p.m.; set times can be found in the flyer below. For those in Austin for SXSW, your registration badge will get you into the show for free. For those who aren’t making the trip, you can watch the entire show live from your computer, via VuHaus. Continue reading →

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RECPhilly hosts #AmplifyPhilly SXSW send-off party

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David Silver of RECPhilly and Yuval Yarden of Philly Startup Leaders | Photo by Breanna Keohane

As the RECPhilly crew gears up to bring some fresh Philly talent down to Texas for South By Southwest 2016, they teamed up with StartupPHL to host their SXSW send-off party and announce the official talent lineup that will be performing down in Texas this past Thursday at Coda Nightclub.

The night was complete with a photobooth in front of a Philly LOVE sign, a DJ to kick off the night and sponsor giveaways. RECPhilly’s co-founder David Silver along with

Philly Startup Leaders ‘s Yuval Yarden put together a presentation introducing Amplify Philly and how they are working with various sponsors in the Philadelphia community to make this SXSW showcase possible. With an abundance of artists, businesses, sponsors and fans eager to hear who would be representing their city, together the Philly crew was able to get #AmplifyPhilly trending on Twitter in Philadelphia by the end of the night. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf, Lil Dicky, Joie Kathos, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more to play an #AmplifyPhilly SXSW showcase

Lil Dicky | Photo by Morgan Smith for WXPN | phobymo.com

The folks at RECPhilly are once again packing up and heading to Austin for the SXSW music festival, and they’re bringing a roundup of artists to rep the Philly music scene along with them.

The SXSW Philadelphia showcase takes place on Tuesday, March 15th at 8 p.m. at The Main, a venue at 610 E. 6th Street in downtown Austin. The lineup features the piano driven-soul pop of Vita and the Woolf and the fierce flow of rapper Joie Kathos, along with the charismatic Lil Dicky, local legend DJ Jazzy Jeff spinning a two-hour set. Continue reading →

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Six Philadelphia artists who crushed it at SXSW 2015

Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese
Sheer Mag | Photo by John Vettese

This time last week, I was traveling home from Austin after a jam-packed three days of nonstop music at SXSW 2015. Many who make the trek to the annual industry rodeo do it with an eye on discovering new artists. That certainly fits in the mix when I’m down there – and the sets I caught by California rapper Boogie and Indiana singer-songwriter Elephant Micah were impressive – but my primary focus is catching up with Philadelphians at the festival to see how they fared. Continue reading →

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Philadelphia will be positively present this year at SXSW

Ground Up at Union Transfer | via facebook.com/skilloverswag
Ground Up at Union Transfer | via facebook.com/skilloverswag

So there’s an official Philadelphia-centric music showcase at this year’s SXSW festival, and we’re psyched for it.

But that’s not the only showcase of Philly’s musical talent that’s going to be rushing Austin this week. Back in October, we heard that Cheerleader and Low Cut Connie landed showcases. Eventually, another slew of Philadelphia artists joined the lineup, including Philly bedroom rocker Alex G, sultry electronic duo Marian Hill, hip hop duo Moosh & Twist, alternative crooner Son Little and indie pop outfit CRUISR, among many others. Continue reading →

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Marian Hill covered Kanye and it’s awesome

Marian Hill | Photo courtesy of the artist
Marian Hill | Photo courtesy of the artist

Marian Hill, the electro-pop duo composed of Philly natives Samantha Gongol and Jeremy Lloyd, just released their latest EP, Sway, last month. 

The duo has now tested their talents on their first cover: a steamy rendition of Kanye West’s “Love Lockdown” from the 2008 album 808’s & Heartbreak.

Gongol’s sultry vocals shine through on the cover, a stripped-down, slower version with airy techno beats. Continue reading →