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THIRD MONDAYS-March 2011

THE ECLECTIC EIGHT

SXSW Edition

Here we are again in March and this time I have to yet again miss SXSW in Austin. On the upside, I’ll be enjoying myself in Paris and Turkey so I’m not losing entirely and I’ll also have few new goodies to talk about on here from my trip. And trip or not, The Eclectic Eight list will always be up and just like last year in March, it’ll be more geared towards featuring just artists who are set to perform at SXSW. So take a look and listen…and if you are in Austin during this epic week, make sure to stop through and support these various artists!

1. ZORCH

Psychedelic experimental pop duo. Set to perform Saturday March 19th, 8pm at Malaia Upstairs.  Take a listen to their music here.

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2. SECRET CITIES

Trio hailing from North Dakota making psychedelic electro-acoustic music. Set to perform Friday, March 18th afternoon at the REDEFINE Mag first-ever epic house party. Even if you miss that you can still catch them at one of the SXSW official shows at Lamberts on Saturday, March 19th at 9pm. Take a listen to them here.

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3. COUSIN COLE

DJ and half of group Flagrant Fowl. Set to perform Thursday, March 17th at 12:30am at Malaia Upstairs. Downloan and listen to his most recent mixtape, Major Rager, here.

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4. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

Soulful multi-member group of musicians and singers. Set to perform Friday, March 19th at 11:15pm at Mellow Johnny’s. Take a listen to their music here.

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5. BUTCHER BEAR AND CHARLIE

Soulful electronica group. Set to perform Thursday, March 17th at 9pm at Mellow Johnny’s. Take a listen to the group’s music here.

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6.SAADI

Pop, reggae, and electro singer. She is set to perform on Friday, March 18th at the Clive Bar. Take a listen to her music here.

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7. NICOLE ATKINS

Experimental folksy singer-songwriter. She is set to perform on Friday, March 18th at the Clive Bar. Take a listen to her music here.

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8. THE ECHOCENTRICS

Electro-Soul band with deep Latin-American roots. They are one of the many great musicians set to perform at Wax Poetics SXSW Music Showcase on Wednesday, March 16th. Take a listen to the group’s music here.

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Hope you enjoyed this month’s edition of THE ECLECTIC EIGHT.

Selamawit

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THIRD MONDAYS: SXSW EDITION

If I were to go to SXSW….

For one reason or another I am no longer going to be in Austin for this year’s South by Southwest Arts Festival. It’s definitely been a bittersweet decision but looking back I’ll be definitely fine with it and so will my bank account. With that being said, instead of doing the usual Eclectic Eight, I decided that I’d  share what I think will be the most promising or interesting acts to watch perform if I were to go to SXSW. So here are my picks:

1) We Are Scientists

2) The Chevelles

3) Broken Social Scene

4)The 88

5) Ólöf Arnalds

6) Nicole Atkins & the Black Sea

7)Twin Atlantic

8 )The Boxer Rebellion

9)Dead Sexy

10) Toro Y Moi

11) Kidz in the Hall

12)She & Him

13)Spoon

14)Grand Analog

15)Solange Knowles

16)Dengue Fever

17) Rhymefest

18) Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

Don’t agree with my picks? Think there are others worth adding to the list? If you are attending, let me know who you are looking forward to seeing!

-Selamawit