SXSWorld March 2017 - Music


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1 4 SXS W O R L D | M A R C H 2 0 1 7 M U S I C | SXSW.COM SCI-FI THRILLER LIFE TO CLOSE SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SXSW Film will close this year with the much-anticipated World Premiere of Life, with Jake Gyllenhaal, screening at ZACH Theatre (1510 Toomey Rd), on Saturday at 8pm. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the sci-fi thriller also stars Rebecca Ferguson and Ryan Reynolds and is the perfect way to round out your SXSW Film experience. Don't miss it! Head to and the SXSW GO app to add it to your schedule. Life, photo courtsey of 2016 CTMG Photo by Sofia Shapiro Apache SXSW GAMING OPENING PARTY FEATURING COSPLAY CONTEST Tonight! Join hundreds of fellow cosplayers, geeks, and gamers at the Hilton Austin Downtown (500 E. 4th St) from 8-11pm for the SXSW Gaming Opening Party, featuring a special performance by metal cover band Powerglove. This event is open to all all SXSW badgeholders and attendees with a Thursday or 3-Day SXSW Gaming Wristband. SXSW MUSIC TO HOST VENEZUELAN SHOWCASE For the first time, SXSW will host a showcase that exhibits outstanding talent from the vibrant country of Venezuela, on Friday at Speakeasy (412 Congress Ave). Hailing from the streets of Caracas, rock quartet La Vida Boheme make their way to Austin. The show will also feature Venezuelan rapper Apache and female rapper Gabylonia. Zeta will also bring their experimental/post-rock fusion to the event. Be sure to check out Sounds from Venezuela as well as our other Latin showcases at MUSIC PANELS HIGHLIGHTS Check out these amazing SXSW Music Conference sessions at the Austin Convention Center: "I Wrote That Song" happening today (Thursday, March 16) will feature Britt Daniel (Spoon), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), and Chris Stamey (The dBs) performing live and discussing their work. Learn to chop and screw songs with the masters from the style's Houston birthplace and beyond in the "Chop Not Slop Live Workshop" on Friday. Dive into the world of beloved UK label Bella Union on Friday, or on Saturday learn about Royal Studios, the legendary Memphis studio that brought us Al Green and so many others. BIG STAR'S THIRD + FRIENDS To celebrate the World Premiere of Thank You, Friends: Big Star's Third Liveā€¦ and More at the SXSW Film Festival, an all-star cast will present a special orchestrated performance of selections from Big Star's legendary Third album and their earlier releases. The showcase will be on Friday at Central Presbyterian Church (200 E 8th St), and the lineup will include Jody Stephens (Big Star), Mike Mills (R.E.M.), Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star), Mitch Easter (Let's Active), Chris Stamey (the dB's), Brett Harris, Skylar Gudasz, Robyn Hitchcock and guests, including members of Austin's own Tosca Strings conducted by Brent Baldwin. All details can be found at INTERNATIONAL FILMS AT SXSW The global reach of SXSW is apparent in the range of international titles screening during SXSW Film. Countries represented this year include Cuba, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Croatia, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico, Turkey and many more. Check out the films in our Global section and browse the schedule for more great international films.

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