SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2013) - Rhapsody today announced the lineup for its Rhapsody Rocks Austin (RRA) unofficial day party, with live sets from some of this year's most talked-about artists. The Walkmen, making their only appearance during SXSW week, will headline fresh off a North American tour that made them one of the most talked about acts of the last year. Rhapsody will rock Austin at the Club DeVille on March 15 -- doors open at noon.
The Walkmen are joined in the RRA lineup by Foxygen, the LA-bred song writing duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, who create a sometimes impressionistic, sometimes-hyper-real portrait of sounds from specific places and times that never comes across as anything but absolutely modern. Their albums have accurately been described as "Love letters to vinyl collections." Rhapsody Rocks Austin will also feature inc., In The Valley Below, NOBUNNY, and DJ sets by True Panther.
"Seven albums in, the Walkmen are among the elder statesmen of indie rock," said Garrett Kamps, senior director, content programming, Rhapsody. "We fully expect them to show these young whipper-snappers how it's done, which will be no small feat as our line-up of whipper-snappers rules: Foxygen, inc., In the Valley Below, NOBUNNY, DJ True Panther -- I just grew chest hair saying all those band names one after the other."
Rhapsody Rocks Austin
Who: The Walkmen, Foxygen, inc., In The Valley Below, NOBUNNY, plus DJ sets by DJ True Panther
What: Rhapsody Rocks Austin 2013
Where: @ Club Deville, 900 Red River, Austin
When: Doors open at 12:00 noon.
How: Event is free, but you need to RSVP here. Check out Rhapsody's facebook page and @Rhapsody on Twitter for details
It's All About the Music (and the Money)
Separate from the concert event, Rhapsody will also be hosting a panel on a topic near and dear to many SXSW attendees and performers -- streaming music and artist reimbursement. Titled 'Streaming Music: A River of Cash or up the Creek,' the panel will bring together perspectives from all sides of the issue to examine what roles streaming music services can play for artists today and in the future. Additional information about the panel available here, but make plans to be at the Austin Convention Center, room 18d at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 15. It promises to be an honest and sober(ish) discussion on a very important topic.
Panel - Streaming Music: A River of Cash or up the Creek
Simon Wheeler, Dir. of Digital, Beggars Group
Richard Jones, Owner, Key Music Management Ltd.
Jon Maples, product and design, Rhapsody
Emily White, Co-Founder, Whitesmith Entertainment/Readymade Records
What: Panel discussion examining the value to be derived from streaming music services
Where: Austin Convention Center, room 18D (500 E Cesar Chavez St)
When: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 15
How: Credentials with access: music badge, platinum badge, artist wristband
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