If it's spring break in Texas, then you know it's time for the annual SXSW film, interactive, and music festival. For those of you who don't know much about SXSW here's a quick rundown...
The first SXSW Festival was held way back in 1987 and the whole thought behind creating the festival was to bring more attention to the Austin music scene. Austin has long been billed as the "music capital of the world" so having a festival like this seemed only fitting and a proper way to display that badge to everyone. The powers that be in the Austin music scene wanted to create the perfect environment to bring people from all over the world to do business and to showcase talent. What started out with roughly 700 registrants back in those days has now grown to over 16,000 registrants. This doesn't even count the 32,000 registrants that also come here for the film and interactive portions of the festival as well. When you put it all together, what you get is quite possibly one of the best networking opportunities around to show off your talent.
As for Powderburn's role in all this...we will be playing slightly off the SXSW grid in the Heart of Texas Rockfest Festival. This event, which started back in 2000 in one tiny venue with 16 bands, has now grown to hundreds of bands playing in various venues in Austin. Powderburn has been one of the lucky few to be a Rockfest mainstay throughout the years and one of the best features of this festival is that because it's off the SXSW grid, it doesn't follow the wristband/badge rules that other SXSW venues have to follow. Does that mean you have to travel to some hidden part of town to find it?? NO! It's held right in the middle of downtown Austin (7th and Neches) among all the other SXSW venues.
Powderburn will be playing on Wednesday night, March 13th at 11:00pm sharp at the outdoor stages located at 7th and Neches. Once again, this is FREE and you do not need wristbands or badges or anything to come see this show. Also performing that night will be legendary Austin musician Jason McMaster with his band Broken Teeth as well as Austin's guitar virtuoso Yayo Sanchez with his band Cosmic Wolf.
Come on out and enjoy the kickoff of the SXSW Music Festival with Powderburn at a FREE show in the heart of downtown Austin. See you there!!!
For a complete schedule of the bands playing Rockfest (Wed-Sat) go to: http://texasrockfest.com/inc/Schedule_Print.asp?disp=PRINT