SXSW ’08 Preview: The SoCal Sessions

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As a precursor to the South by SouthWest Music Festival in Austin, I though it would be nice to highlight sixteen Southern California artists out of the few hundred that will likely be in the area at the time performing inside and outside of the official showcases.

The South Austin Jug Band kick things off on a welcoming note, following from which we find ourselves at 6th St. in Austin, where a wandering mic picks up the ambient sounds spilling into the street. The SoCal regional tracks follow suit in an hour-long ‘mixtape’ format.

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As a precursor to the South by SouthWest Music Festival in Austin, I though it would be nice to highlight sixteen Southern California artists out of the few hundred that will likely be in the area at the time performing inside and outside of the official showcases.

The South Austin Jug Band kick things off on a welcoming note, following from which we find ourselves at 6th St. in Austin, where a wandering mic picks up the ambient sounds spilling into the street. The SoCal regional tracks follow suit in an hour-long ‘mixtape’ format.

Special thanks go out to IODA Promonet, as well as to Bedroom Walls and San Diego’s TruckeeBros, not to mention the rest of the artists assembled within:

FEATURED TRACKS (DOWNLOAD THE MIXTAPE HERE)
1) Low vs Diamond – Life After Love | itunes
2) Wisely – Parador | e-music
3) Luckyiam – The Best I Can
4) The Deadly Syndrome – Eucalyptus
5) Truckee Brothers – Formula 0
6) The Willowz – Evil Son
7) Limbeck – Big Drag
8 ) Ari Shine – Age/Occupation
9) Bedroom Walls – Somewhere in Newhall
10)
Division Day – Tigers
11) Bitter:Sweet – The Mating Game
12) Mark Rae – Skio
13) The Playing Favorites – Indigineous
14) Film School – p.s.
15) Foreign Born – In the Shape
16) Tom Brosseau – The Young and the Free (live)