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Things To Do Today at SXSW: Monday March 17th

Monday, March 17th, 2014

•  Really, Go home!

DJ Jonathan Toubin’s NY Night Train SOUL CLAP at SXSW 2014 Closing Party

Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Jonathan Toubin of New York Night Train

Jonathan Toubin of New York Night Train

Longtime Austinites may recall Jonathan Toubin from his college radio days at 91.7 KVRX or as a member of the band Churchbus, but nowadays Toubin is known best for his New York Night Train’s SOUL CLAP, his popular underground soul dance party across the United States.  He plays all original soul 45s from the 1960s as well as “uncommon upbeat cuts perfect for dancing the night away”, with clubs routinely sold out.

Toubin brings SOUL CLAP to Austin for the official SXSW closing party which is free and open to the public, and takes place Sunday, March 16, 8 pm at the Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. 6th St).

The party begins with four bands including: Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, led by Kid Congo Powers of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds; Daddy Long Legs, a fast and raw blues trio making their debut in Austin; lo-fi 1960s-inspired garage band Habibi; and Vockah Redu and The Cru, who will bring “one of the most elaborated stage shows in all of the bounce genre.”

The closing party will also feature a thirty minute dance competition with a $100 prize, with Toubin as emcee. Hip-hop legend Boots Riley of The Coup will select the dance songs, and judges include Edwin Neal (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Kid Congo Powers, Austin Brown (of Parquet Courts) and more!

Toubin will close out the night with Soul Clap after the dance-off.

Listen below to a live recording of Jonathan Toubin turning his “flaming o.g. 45rpm soul platters” at the SOUL CLAP and DANCE-OFF at the Brooklyn Bowl.

 
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Things To Do Today at SXSW: Sunday March 16th

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

•  Barbecue and Softball Tournament 
12:30PM – 5:00PM Krieg Fields

•  Go Home

 

SXSW Baby Podcast: Turboweekend

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

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Danish band Turboweekend (www.turboweekend.com) have decided that this year is the year to attend SXSW Music. Ewan talks to them to find out why.

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

Things To Do Today at SXSW: Saturday March 15th

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Here are more highlights from the SXSW schedule, as chosen by the SXSW Baby! team:

Music Panels

•  Rise of the Remix: Art, Business, Engagement
2:00pm ACC Room 17A

Film

• The Infinite Man
2:00pm  Ritz 1

• The Winding Stream
7:00pm  Ritz 1

Music

 •  Heymoonshaker
11:00pm BD Rileys

 •  Cello Fury
1:00am Victorian Room, Driskill Hotel

SXSW Baby Podcast: Jade Simmons

Friday, March 14th, 2014

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Ewan talks to classical concert pianist Jade Simmons (www.jademedia.org) about her distinctive take on the classics and her upcoming one-woman show.

Follow the SXSW Baby blog for more South by Southwest fun, and what we’re up to on the ground via Twitter and @SXSWbaby. Got news about SXSW for us? Get in touch via SXSW Baby’s contact form! Don’t forget to follow the podcast via the RSS feed!

iTunes Festival at SXSW

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Attended the ITunes Festival last night and it was easily one of my most memorable concert experiences.

Amid the controlled chaos that is SXSW, iTunes brought big names to an intimate venue in an incredibly orderly fashion.

This was my first time in the ACL Live venue and it is amazing that there is literally not a bad seat in the house. The furthest seat is 75 feet from the stage.

Speaking of the stage there was an impressive LED display setup that was Interactive (see what I did there) with the music. Not sure if this feature was rigged by Apple or if it is part and parcel if ACL Live setup. Either way it was a beautiful complement to the show.

Seated in the balcony I thoroughly enjoyed Capital Cities, Band of Skulls, and SoundGarden. I have to admit that I’d never heard if the first and only knew a song or two of the others. But to me SXSW is about exploring new tech, new filmmakers, and especially new bands. Even though they are big names they can still be new to some people.

The ITunes Festival continues tonight with Pitbull, ZEDD, & G.R.L. and concludes tomorrow night with Keith Urban, Willie Nelson, & Mickey Guyton.