SXSW 2017: Stereogum’s Lineup At Mazda Studio At Empire

Stereogum returns to SXSW next week for two official showcases featuring artists you know and love from this site. Alongside our friends at SPIN and Vibe, we’ve partnered with Mazda to take over Austin’s Empire Control Room and Garage (located at 606 E. 7th St., right in the heart of all the SXSW action) for a week of day parties and evening/late night showcases focusing on innovation in technology and music.

Between the three sites, we’ve got enough stacked lineups to keep you busy through most of SXSW, with headliners like the New Pornographers, Rick Ross, Mastodon, Sleigh Bells, Real Estate, and Danny Brown.

Stereogum’s evening showcase will happen on Tuesday, 3/14, kicking off at 8PM and going late into the night with sets from Mothers (a 2015 Band To Watch), Hurray For The Riff Raff (with a new album called The Navigator out this week), Julie Byrne (who we spoke to back in December about her new LP Not Even Happiness, a recent Album Of The Week), Girlpool (2014 Band To Watch honorees whose new album Powerplant was announced yetserday), and headline sets from indie stalwarts Real Estate and Sleigh Bells. The former will release their typically gorgeous new album In Mind soon; the latter is touring behind their fourth album of pulverizing genre-agnosticism, the late 2016 release Jessica RabbitReal Estate and Sleigh Bells were also Bands To Watch way back in 2009, making this a lineup full of bands Stereogum’s believed in for a long time.

 

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On Wednesday, 3/15, we’ll return to the Mazda Studio at Empire for a daytime showcase featuring Australian MC Tkay Maidza, Hand Habits (the great solo project of Meg Duffy, who’s spent time backing up Kevin Morby and Weyes Blood), Jamila Woods (who’s touring behind HEAVN, one of our favorite albums of last year), and the very welcome return of indie icons the New Pornographers ahead of the 4/7 release of their new album Whiteout Conditions. In addition, from 3/14-17, Mazda invites SXSW attendees to explore the brand’s challenger spirit by attending design, technology and innovation downloads at the Mazda Studio at Empire. The studio will feature Mazda designers and brand experts who will host new activities each day.

 

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RSVP here and check out the lineups below for each of Stereogum’s shows at Empire, plus all the events from SPIN, VIBE, and extra evening showcases in the Control Room from Neon Gold, Kitsuné, Zero Fatigue, and JuiceLand Radio.

MAZDA STUDIO AT EMPIRE GARAGE

MONDAY, MARCH 13
Heard’s 7th Annual Music Tech Mashup
11:30 Robert Glasper with Bilal, Terrace Martin, Christian Scott, Taylor McFerrin, Derrick Hodge, and Marcus Gilmore
10:00 Jacob Banks
7:00-10:00 Special Guest Local Artists

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
SPIN Day Party
4:00 Lil Yachty
3:00 The Drums
2:00 Sofi Tukker
1:00 Kweku Collins

Stereogum Evening Showcase
1:00 Sleigh Bells
12:00 Real Estate
11:00 Girlpool
10:00 Julie Byrne
9:00 Hurray for the Riff Raff
8:00 Mothers

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
Stereogum Day Party
4:00 The New Pornographers
3:00 Jamila Woods
2:00 Hand Habits
1:00 Tkay Maidza

SPIN Evening Showcase
1:00 Danny Brown
12:00 DJ Esco
11:00 Bib Bourelly
10:00 Japanese Breakfast
9:00 Hippo Campus
8:00 Allison Crutchfield

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
VIBE Day Party
4:00 Talib Kweli with Live Band
3:00 JoJo
2:00 Rapsody
1:00 R.LUM.R

VIBE Presents Epic Evening Showcase
12:35 Rick Ross
11:55 Yo Gotti
11:15 Special Guest
10:30 Kent Jones
9:50 Divine Council
9:10 Nick Grant
8:35 Kodie Shane
8:00 Swift

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
SPIN Day Party
4:00 Kelela
3:00 Saba
2:00 Vagabon
1:00 Diet Cig

SPIN Evening Showcase
1:00 Show Me the Body
12:00 Mastodon
11:00 Beach Slang
10:00 Chastity Belt
9:00 Potty Mouth
8:00 The Regrettes

MAZDA STUDIO AT EMPIRE CONTROL ROOM

MONDAY, MARCH 13
12:30 Cut Chemist Presents Tunnel Vision
11:30 Techno Self (Deantoni Parks)
10:45 Mr. Lif
9:45 Special Guest
9:00 Open Mike Eagle
8:15 Mobley

TUESDAY, MARCH 14
JuiceLand Radio Showcase
12:30 Daedelus
11:15 Octopus Project
10:00 Anna Wise
9:15 Eliot Lipp
8:30 Iman Omari
7:45 Capyac

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
Neon Gold Showcase
1:00 Bearson
12:30 Youngr
11:30 James Hersey
10:30 The Japanese House
9:30 Matt Maeson
8:30 Tei Shi
7:45 Flint Eastwood
7:30 Friendly Greg

THURSDAY, MARCH 16
Kitsuné Showcase
1:00 Tasha the Amazon
12:25 Sammus
11:15 Pell
10:40 Topaz Jones
10:05 Trapo
9:30 Rome Castille
8:00 oddCouple

FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Zero Fatigue Showcase
12:40 Smino
11:50 Monte Booker
11:00 Jean Deaux
10:10 Jay2
9:20 Via Rosa
8:30 Bari

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