Hear Bright Eyes, The Antlers, The Joy Formidable, Smith Westerns And More On TAS/WFUV SXSW Broadcasts
The Alternate Side and WFUV team in Austin, Texas this week for the SXSW Music Festival and four non-stop days of bands, burritos and a serious lack of sleep. Festival coverage on both stations (plus NPR Music programming) begins on Thursday, March 17 with broadcasts, both live and pre-taped, of performances from Bright Eyes, The Antlers, Smith Westerns, The Joy Formidable, Yuck, Raphael Saadiq, James Blake, Wild Flag, Middle Brother, Emmylou Harris and many more.
We've got non-stop music, streaming on both The Alternate Side, with hosts Russ Borris and Alisa Ali, and broadcast on 90.7 WFUV, with host Rita Houston. The lineup includes WFUV's premiere SXSW showcase, featuring Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, The Belle Brigade, and The Head and the Heart, on Thursday, March 17 from 1-4 pm.
Both The Alternate Side and WFUV will be run a five-hour block of SXSW highlights on Friday, March 18 and starting on Saturday, March 19, TAS will stream performances from the likes of Brooklyn trio The Antlers, Welsh-English shoegazing rockers The Joy Formidable, supergroup Wild Flag, Malian singer Khaira Arby, quirky chanteuse tUnE-yArDs and Montréal saxophonist Colin Stetson.
WFUV will also be partnering with NPR Music to broadcast live performances by Bright Eyes, Raphael Saadiq, The Felice Brothers, and many more on Saturday evening, March 19.
NPR Music will be streaming live from Austin from March 16-19 and you can follow their updates and concerts here.
SXSW Concert Schedule for The Alternate Side and WFUV:
SXSW Highlights show - featuring highlights from NPR and WFUV's showcases at the Parish and Stubbs with The Antlers, The Joy Formidable, Emmylou Harris, Smith Westerns, Raphael Saadiq, Yuck, etc.
broadcast/streaming on The Alternate Side and WFUV from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. EST
Saturday, March 19
WFUV and NPR Music at the Parish - with The Antlers, The Joy Formidable, Wild Flag, Khaira Arby, tUnE-yArDs and Colin Stetson
streaming on The Alternate Side throughout the weekend (in association with NPR). Russ Borris and Alisa Ali will host with commentary.
(recorded on March 17)