Ten Local Acts Head to Texas for SXSW

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Manitoba artists are in Austin, Texas this week for North America’s biggest music festival and conference, South by Southwest. It’s a record year for Manitoba music at the annual festival, which runs March 14-18, with 10 hometown acts hitting Texas stages and showcasing in front of some of the music industry’s most influential players.

Local indie label Transistor 66 will have its presence in high gear with rockers American Flamewhip and Hot Live Guys, and bluesman Scott Nolan showcasing. Other local acts with coveted official showcases include indie folk/pop quartet Nathan, Cara Luft, pop outfit Paper Moon, rock buzz band Inward Eye, hip-hop act Grand Analog, and mod-rockers Novillero as well as unofficial showcaser Romi Mayes.

For the 10th year, MARIA and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND are teaming up with SXSW’s Canadian sister conference North by Northeast to host the best industry shingdig of the conference - a BBQ at the Caswell House featuring performances by Nathan, Paper Moon, plus Serena Ryder, and Small Sins.

If you're kicking around Texas, here's how you can catch some Manitoba music:


Paper Moon
Co-op Bar, 400 E 6th St - 12:00 a.m.

Cara Luft
Creekside EMC at Hilton Garden Inn, 500 N IH 35 - 10:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, March 15

Grand Analog
Copa, 217 Congress Ave - 9:15 p.m.

Light Bar, 408 Congress Ave - 12:00 a.m.

FRIDAY, March 16

Hot Live Guys
Friends, 208 E 6th St - 9:00 p.m.

Light Bar, 408 Congress Ave - 10:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, March 17

Scott Nolan
Jovita's, 1617 S 1st St - 8:00 p.m.

American Flamewhip
Mohawk, 912 Red River St - 1:00 a.m.

Inward Eye
Momo's, 618 W 6th St - 8:30 p.m.

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