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Published: 3/23/2009

South By Southwest Music Conference 2009

SESAC featured the newest and brightest new acts at the South By Southwest Music Conference 2009 in Austin, Texas with several standing-room-only showcases during the renowned event.  With exciting performances by Young Love, Mieka Pauley, Alaska In Winter, Blacklist, Holy Hail and Phantogram, among others, during the week the SESAC-sponsored shows again was the place to be.

SESAC Day Stage Cafe featured a Happy Hour on Wednesday that included SESAC bands Cale Parks, Brazos, Princeton, Meiko, and free beer!

Cale Parks
Cale Parks performs

(L-R) SESAC's Josh Feingold and Jamie Dominguez pose with Brazos after their set.

Princeton performs on the Day Stage

Meiko sings out

SESAC's official SXSW Showcase was held at Volume, right on 6th St.  The lineup included Mieka Pauley, Phantogram, Alaska In Winter, Young Love, Holy Hail and Blacklist.


Mieka Pauley
Mieka Pauley belts it out 


Phantogram plays

SESAC's Jamie Dominguez with Phantogram after their show.

Alaska In Winter
Alaska In Winter and his one-man show

Young Love
Young Love entertains a packed house

Alaska In Winter, Young Love
SESAC's Josh Feingold with Alaska In Winter, 
Young Love and Greg Curtis

Holy Hail
Holy Hail plays

Blacklist rocks it out

SESAC sponsored the 2009 SPIN at Stubb's party.  The lineup included Passion Pit, Black Lips, Hot Leg, and Echo & The Bunnymen.  Visitww.spin.com/">SPIN.com for more photos and party details!

SPIN at Stubb's
The SPIN at Stubb's banner 

SPIN at Stubb's
SESAC's Shannan Tipton-Neese, Jamie Dominguez, SPIN publisher Malcolm Campbell, SESAC's Ellen Truley, Linda Lorence Critelli and Josh Feingold



Held at Waterloo Park, Saturday's Mess With Texas 3 event was open to the public.  SESAC set up shop in the backstage area along with a few others to reach out to the bands and managers.


SESAC's Josh Feingold discusses SESAC

Mess With Texas 3 at Waterloo Park


Other SESAC affiliates around town...

Amanda Diva
Amanda Diva performs at the Day Stage

Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros rock out at The Ranch

Ray Wylie Hubbard
Ray Wylie Hubbard at Threadgill's World Headquarters

Luna Halo
Luna Halo rocks out

Asa Ransom
SESAC's Jamie Dominguez and Josh Feingold hang out with the guys from Asa Ransom

Golden Filter
Golden Filter rocks out the Day Stage

For more pics from SXSW, visit our


SESAC in SXSW Press!

Pink Is The New Blog

SxSW: Day One
The TV Guide
March 19th, 2009

Alaska in Winter was another surprise … he’s a one man band that brings the Fischerspooner sound into the hipster realm. I liked his whole performance, it was very inventive and fun. Young Love, as always, was a blast. I wanted to dance and YL did not disappoint. I’m really glad he’s got new music out cuz I really love his debut album a lot.

Along the way, I got to meet some awesome Pink readers … I have to say hey to Denise, Alice, Keri, Gabby, Katie (who’s in Detroit and can’t be here but I heart her anyway) as well as Roberto and Jocelyn (who I met at the SESAC showcase at Volume) — who I got to take a pic with:


SXSW 2009: The Avett Brothers

NPR.org, March 18, 2009 -  Hailing from North Carolina, The Avett Brothers' members embody the best elements of Southern roots music. Their vocals are earnest and earthy, they have a knack for musical storytelling and they obviously have an appreciation for family ties — singers Seth and Scott Avett are the guitarist and banjo player, respectively. The band also possesses an all-inclusive Southern musical sensibility: Its unique mix of folk, rock, country and bluegrass adds up to a uniquely catchy regional aesthetic.

The Avett Brothers will appear on NPR Music's nighttime South By Southwest showcase, presenting new songs from an album due out this summer. Listeners can hear the whole evening concert broadcast live from Stubb's Bar-B-Q in Austin, Tex.

Finding Fame in Austin in the Internet Age

Published: March 19, 2009

Crocodiles, a two-man band from San Diego so fresh that the head of their record label was seeing them perform live for the first time, have had an enviable streak of Internet attention in the last few months. In December the underground art-punk kings No Age picked a Crocodiles song as one of their favorites of 2008, and after Crocodiles signed with Fat Possum Records in January two influential outlets, the blog Stereogum (stereogum.com) and Fader magazine’s blog (thefader.com), weighed in with effusive recommendations of the band’s throbbing wash of guitars and electronics....
Paste Magazine
SXSW 2009: Crocodiles Eat Good in the Neighborhood

By Reed Fischer
on March 19, 2009 
Crocodiles' guitarist Charles Rowell and vocalist Brandon Welchez have played in bands together in San Diego for nearly a decade, but only started working on this current crop of jagged, psychedelic pop collages as a duo last May. Summer of Hate, due April 28 on Fat Possum, scoops up JAMC fuzz for "I Wanna Kill," but is closer to puttin' on the retro ritz for "Flash of Light." "Songs are super important to us," Welchez explains. "I would never play something onstage in this band that I wouldn't feel comfortable playing on acoustic guitar." After a convincing first of five South by Southwest performances loaded with searing feedback and strutting with their vintage Epiphones, the guys grabbed pepperoni slices at the Stony's Pizza truck across the street from Emo's....

Music Fog

Ray Wylie Hubbard "Down Home Country Blues"
This wouldn't be a true Music Fog showcase without Ray Wylie Hubbard. He stopped by with Lucas and Rick Richards and performed --among many other songs to be posted later-- "Down Home Country Blues. Enjoy!

Walt Wilkins "The Songs I've Sung"
Walt Wilkins officially kicked off the Music Fog artist showcase at Threadgill's South a few hours ago. This is the first video offering we have for you from SXSW 2009! Many more to come...

RoxwelRev. Peyton's Big Damn Band  and WAVVES are featured in a SXSW interview by Roxwel.com, a subsidy of Blastro Networks.




My Old Kentucky Blog

Sunday, March 22, 2009
SXSW 2009 Photo Recap : WAVVES

WAVVES played at least ten different times down in Austin during SXSW, and Spike.com is already dubbing him an "indie superstar." These are from the Rhapsody Rocks party at The Mohawk, which once again proved to be our favorite bar in Tejas. Pamplemoose provided video from the performance as well....