Sunday, February 15, 2009

Add At Least Three More Locals To The SXSW Band List...

...courtesy Idol Records, which announced last night the date of and the acts who'll be playing its annual SXSW showcase.

In addition to Idol signed acts Here Holy Spain and The O's, both of which were announced in the second round of SXSW band announcements, the label has added roster members The Crash That Took Me and Shibboleth to its showcase lineup, plus new subsidiary label signees Little Black Dress.The show will take place Saturday night, at Mother Egan's Irish Pub on 6th Street.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

This aint plagrism.. this is just news passed from one person to the rest of the world.. you guys..

Anyway, back to SXSW news...

Sundance 2009 turned out to be a banner year for a strong contingent of SXSW alumni. Heading up the list of acquisition deals is Lynn Shelton's Humpday, an unorthodox buddy movie that won over critics and executives alike.

In addition to picking up a VOD and worldwide theatrical deal with Magnolia, the amiable comedy also received Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence.

Ry Russo-Young also scored with her feature, You Won't Miss Me, which received a worldwide sales deal from Visit Films, who also picked up animator David Russo's live action feature debut The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle in a similar deal.

E1 Entertainment (formerly Entertainment One) picked up a double whammy with deals for two very well received features, Cherien Dabis' Amreeka and Sophie Barthes' Cold Souls. Both received Canadian deals, with Amreeka also picking up an international deal.
Last but not least, Arthouse Films snagged Doug Pray's exposé of the advertising world, Art & Copy, for a worldwide distribution deal.

Huge congratulations to everyone involved, and to all the SXSW alumni who helped made Sundance 2009 such a fantastic, productive event. Cheers!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Chris T-T Playing at SXSW

Here's a quick update on the upcoming SXSW in Austin!

hris T-T is an Alternative/Folk performer from Brighton, England. Chris T-T is a pianist, guitarist and vocalist who is sometimes accompanied by Jenny Marco on lead guitar, Johny Lamb on bass, and Ben Murray on drums. Releases include Beatverse (1999), Panic Attack At Sainsbury’s (2000), The 253 (2001), London is Sinking (2003), Live Tonight (2004), and Capital (2008)

Check out the SXSW forum to get up to the minute info on SXSW, or click here to see acomplete list of bands playing at SXSW 2009 music festival. SXSW takes place in Austin, TX., starting March 13.