South By South West (SXSW) is about to descend upon Austin, TX next weekend bringing musicians and industry tech heavy hitters to the city. Every year, SXSW is known to feature the best artists on the edge of breaking it big and also getting smaller artists some BIG exposure. SXSW Music runs from March 17th – March 22nd. Check out our Friday Five acts to check out at SXSW 2015! Visit SXSW.com for schedule info.
1. Born Cages
Indie rock outfit, Born Cages are currently playing their way to SXSW but once they get to Austin, Born Cages are set to play a showcase or two. Pre-order the debut album “I’m Glad I’m Not Me” on iTunes or BornCages.com for exclusive pre-order bundles! You can also get “Rolling Down The Hill” for free on iTunes until March 17th.
2. North Of Nine
We’ve loved Jackson Guthy ever since we jammed to “Pretty Lady” on several stops of the Big Time Rush Tour. We love his new band, North of Nine, just as much. If you’re into fun pop-rock, this is the band to check out. They just released their debut EP, “Alive,” earlier this week! Watch the video for “Can It Be You?” below.
Pretty sure we don’t need to explain why you need to see Sam Hunt. Just throw on a clean t-shirt and a shot of cologne, and go.
4. Catfish and the Bottlemen
The British indie rockers just wrapped up a sold out tour across the US, and are about to embark on another sold out tour across the UK. We’re betting their SXSW showcase will be a hot ticket, too!
5. Wild Party
We’re suckers for clever pop songs, and Wild Party craft some seriously catchy tunes. They just wrapped a tour with band of the moment Catfish and the Bottlemen, and are about to join Meg Myers on a Spring tour. Pickup a copy of their debut album “Phantom Pop” on iTunes now!