IN STORES THIS WEEK!
The clock is well and truly ticking for the NZ contingent heading to this yearís South By Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. Touching down over the next week and preparing to blow the assembled international music attendees away are Pluto, The Have, The Coolies, The Mint Chicks, and Jakob.
The NZ presence for the week kicks off on Wednesday March 16th, when Austinís Brush Square Park plays host to the NZ Music Function, an event that provides an early opportunity for NZ bands to strut their stuff in front of the invitees.
From there the official SXSW Music programme commences, with the NZMIC manning a stand at the Trade Show, and the bands slotting into a schedule that sees some 1100 acts perform over a four day period.
C4 are also sending a television crew over to track the fortunes of the New Zealand contingent, including new C4 presenter Jane Yee.
NZ acts playing times and venues are as follows:
Thursday March 17
Pluto @ Lava Lounge Patio 9pm
The Have @ Jackalopes 10pm
The Coolies @ Velvet Spade 11.20pm
Friday March 18
The Mint Chicks @ Blender Balcony 9pm
Saturday March 19
Jakob @ The Whiskey 9pm