Music + BBQ = SXSW (and RedGorilla)

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Six Manitoba acts are heading south and making Texas home for a few days in March during the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW). In 2008, Manitoba will enjoy one of its strongest showings at the premier event, sending some of its best acts to showcase in front of some of the most influential industry professionals in the business.

Now in its 20th year, SXSW - which runs March 12-16 in Austin – is one of the world’s biggest music festivals and conferences, featuring over 1300 acts from across the globe performing in every imaginable genre.

This year’s list of local showcasing acts includes rock acts The Weakerthans and The Details, hip-hop act Grand Analog, avante-folk act Christine Fellows, blues rockers The Perpetrators, and singer/songwriter Lindsay Jane. Manitoba acts will have the opportunity perform for some of the industry's top names as well as rabid audiences in several Austin venues.

For the tenth year, MARIA and MANITOBA FILM & SOUND joins forces with North By Northeast in presenting the hottest party at SXSW at the Caswell House - a gorgeous mansion in Austin, where industry and artists gather to eat barbecue, play music, and schmooze.

In addition to the festivities at SXSW, one local band will be in Texas for another showcasing opportunity: RedGorilla Music Fest. Rock outfit The Nods will be in Austin for the five-year-old festival which takes place at the same time.


The Details @ SXSW
WEDNESDAY, March 12 | 10:45pm | Wave Rooftop, 408 E 6th St

The Weakerthans @ SXSW
THURSDAY, March 13 | 11pm | Cedar Street Courtyard, 208 W 4th St - ANTI Records Showcase

The Perpetrators @ SXSW
THURSDAY, March 13 | 8pm | Opal Divine's Freehouse, 700 W 6th St

Lindsay Jane @ SXSW
THURSDAY, March 13 | Go Girls Music Night
FRIDAY, March 14 | 8pm | Club 115, 115 San Jacinto St

Grand Analog @ SXSW
WEDNESDAY, March 12 | 3pm | Big Top in Brush Square Park
FRIDAY, March 14 | 7:15pm | Caswell House, 404 West Ave - NXNE BBQ
SATURDAY, March 15 | 8:10pm | Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St

Christine Fellows @ SXSW
THURSDAY, March 13 | 4pm | Headhunters, 720 Red River @ 7th - Six Shooter Hootenanny
FRIDAY, March 14 | 5:15pm | Caswell House, 404 West Ave - NXNE BBQ
SATURDAY, March 15 | 10pm | The Velveeta Room, 521 E 6th St "

The Nods @ RedGorilla
THURSDAY, March 13 | 9pm | The Dizzy Rooster

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