sxsw, f(x), Fx, 3rd Line Butterfly, Galaxy Express, The Geeks, Goonam, Jeong Cha Sik, Lowdown 30, No Brain, SHINee
SXSW in Austin 2013In 2010, only one Korean music act got through for the prestigious event in Austin. Fast forward to to 2013, and we see the strongest showing of Korean music to-date at the said event.What makes it even more exciting is that a Hallyu favorite, SM Entertainment's f(x) gets to have a stage.
SXSW is a gathering place for hippies, indies, and technophiles.Dubbed as the "World's Capital of Live Music", many top acts in music have their roots tracing back to a stage in SXSW.The event which now also features a film and interactive stream of conferences is expected to attract crowds in the millions.A yearly tradition, SXSW becomes that moment in March where arts and technology collide and boasts the most lucrative of guest lists.
To have a stage at SXSW involves a rigorous vetting process, even with the thousands of stages happening nearly at the same time during the festival.Applications run up to the thousands as well and not all will be guaranteed a stage.This makes the victory of having ten Korean music acts showcasing at the event even sweeter.
The feature Korean acts are as follows.Most will be performing on Tuesday night,March 12th, at the Elysium for the K-pop Night Out event.
3rd Line Butterfly
Goonam(aka Goonamgwa Ridingstella)
Jeong Cha Sik
Yi Sung Yol