Argentina: The Land of Silver Shines at SXSW
Argentina worships its rock stars and puts a premium on music culture, which makes it no surprise that the Argentine delegation of artists arriving for SXSW 2019 are passionate and inventive. Casa Argentina is set up at 78 Rainey street but you can catch these artists all over Austin starting Monday.
A swirl of Bowie, the Cramps and Sonic Youth, this trio has injected a psych-glam agent into a distorted garage host – and the fever is contagious.
Boom Boom Kid
The Iconoclast frontman from Fun People is off on his own and stirring up crowds with his Bono-like vocals and Perry Farrell antics.
Sensuality mixes with psych-rock elements as this heavily female group pours their hearts into the music.
Inspired by the new wave of dream and psych pop artists, Tirman Kid rescues the sounds of the ’80s wtih reverberation and synthesizers.
An excellent musician, composer, arranger and singer with a gifted voice and superb performance. Her music is a combination between pop and alternative sounds.
Five Must-See SXSW Acts Hailing From the African Continent
Some of the most intricate sounds and exciting artists will be emanating from the African continent for SXSW 2019. A diverse contingent of musicians, from every corner of Africa, will be bringing high-energy performances to Austin, and these five acts listed below are a great reason why you should get out and see them.
Sprung from the ghetto and downtown clubs of the Congolese capital, Kinhasa, Kokoko! had to createin between the government-imposed power cuts. Strong ideas combine with DIY and constructed instruments to create a powerful and unique vehicle for their sound.
Siimba Liives Long (ETH)
A third culture kid raised in New York, New Jersey and Ethiopia, SIIMBA SELASSIIE is just as familiar with the streets as he is with the jungle. Since planting roots in Brooklyn, NY, Siimba has headlined his own national tour and supported artists like Rae Sremmurd, Ty Dolla Sign and Cam’ron.
Alternate Sound (NIG)
The band’s meticulous panache and deft instrumentation has been paired with many of the best African talents and featured on the most prestigious stages across the continent.
Jojo Abot (GHA)
A Ghanaian artist expressing herself through music, film/photography, fashion, literature and performance art. She uses music as an ongoing project to explore the self and as a provocative tool in the discovery, exchange and evolution of her identity.
Livingstone Etse Satekla is a Ghanaian Afro-pop artist, from the Volta region, who integrates dancehall and reggae influences to create an upbeat sound.
Taiwanese Showcase Stands Out At SXSW 2019
Taiwan is an island nation that’s dwarfed by its larger neighbors like China, Japan and the Phillipines, but at the SXSW 2019, THEY are the behemoths, with an extremely talented showcase.The country has a rich music history, but having only sent ten music acts to Austin, the quality of their contingent is something to be admired. The Taiwanese showcase will take place March 13th at Elysium at 705 Red River St.
Avant-garde music that has an ethereal and introspective style, Chiu Pi is changing the general perception of electronic music.
My Skin Against Your Skin
Their music ranges from garage and psychedelic rock to electronic pop and they use surreal plots to spin narratives.
An indie dream-pop band with sensual vocals and shimmering synths.
Elephant Gym is an instrumental rock band that is known for clear and memorable bass lines, emotional guitar riffs and melodic drumming.
I Mean Us
I Mean Us is a Dream Pop/ Shoegaze /Indier that romantically combines the 1990s analog sound with psychedelic style.