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SXSW 2014

By Tomas Lauvland Pettersen Posted: 06. Mar, 2014

Full live line-up for all 21 Norwegian acts set for SXSW 2014

South By Southwest (SXSW) kicks off this week with a total of 21 Norwegian bands confirmed for the festival.

One of the SXSW highlights, as seen from a Norwegian perspective, is the Friday March 14 ‘Norway Night’ at venue Icenhauer’s with record labels Brilliance Records and Jansen Plateproduksjon presenting a diverse roster of talent. Under the ‘Norway Night’ banner, Death By Unga Bunga, Highasakite, Atlanter, Maya Vik, Intertwine and Dråpe are all set to hit Icenhauer’s stage.

Another not-to-be-missed event is the Filter & Øya Festival Norway Showcase at the Cedar Street Courtyard on Sat 15 March at 11:00AM, featuring acts Atlanter, Highasakite and Maya Vik.

In addition to the ‘Norway Night’ and Filter/Øya acts, Awill, Electric Eye, Hedvig Mollestad Trio, Kurt Nilsen, Lemaitre, Samsaya, Trippy Turtle, Slick Shoota, The Launderettes, Obliteration, The Young Mothers and Alexander Von Mehren are all confirmed for SXSW live appearances.

Norwegian acts at SXSW 2014




Where When
Austin Convention Center (Exhibit Hall 4) 13.03/04.30PM
Icenhauer’s 14.03/12.00AM
Cedar Street Courtyard – Filter & Øya Festival: Norway Showcase 15.03/11.00AM




Where When
Red 7 11.03/10.00PM


Death by Unga Bunga


Where When
Icenhauer’s 14.03/10.00PM/



Where When
Icenhauer’s 14.03/08.00PM


Electric Eye


Where When
Swing House Studios – Main Stage 1. 11.03/05.00PM
Upstairs on Trinity 12.03/07.30PM
Hotel Vegas 13.03/07.15PM
E 7th Street & Comal 14.03/04.00PM
The Half Step 15.03/02.00PM/


Hedvig Mollestad Trio

Where When
Maria’s Taco Xpress 12.03/04.00PM
Headhunters Patio 13.03/09.00PM
LeeAnns Barndance 16.03/08.00PM





Where When
Parish Underground 11.03/05.45PM
Icenhauer’s 14.03/01.00AM
Hi Hat Public House 14.03/01.00PM
IDS Austin Convention Center 14.03/04.00PM
Cedar Street Courtyard – Filter & Øya Festival: Norway Showcase 15.03/11.40AM




Where When
Icenhauer’s 14.03/09.00PM


Kurt Nilsen


Where When
Rowdy’s Saloon 14.03/11PM



Where When
Parish Underground 12.03/11.20PM
Palm Door on Sixth 14.03/12.00-05.30PM/UME


Maya Vik



Where When
Icenhauer’s 14.03/11.00PM
Cedar Street Courtyard – Filter & Øya Festival: Norway Showcase 15.03/12.20PM
Volstead – 1500 E 6th Street 12.03/02.40PM







Where When
IDS Austin Convention Center 14.03/01.00PM
The Iron Bear 15.03/10PM



Slick Shoota



Where When
Avenue on Congress 12.03/11.35PM
Empire Garage 13.03/08.00PM
Plush 14.03/12AM


The Launderettes


Where When
BD Riley’s 13.03/01.00AM


Alexander von Mehren



Where When
Quantum Lounge 15.03/12.AM
Cheer Up Charlie’s Inside Stage 13.03/10.15PM


Team Me








Where When
Cheers Shot Bar (rooftop) 12.03/5.00PM
Lucille (presented by Berlin Music Week) 13.03/9.00PM
Maggie Mae’s (presented by Sonic Bids) 14.03/03.00PM



Cashmere Cat



Where When
Empire Garage 12.03/08.45PM
Haven 14.03/11.00PM
Empire Control Room w/ Trippy Turtle 15.03/12.30AM


Trippy Turtle



Where When
Filter Container Bar 13.03/2.00PM
Malverde 13.03/30PM
Haven 13.03/4.45PM
Empire Control Room – Mad Decent 13.03/1.15PM
219 West (Banjos to Beats Showcase) 14.03/2.00PM
The Parish (Live For The Funk Showcase) 15.03/1.30PM
Loft 718 (Hydrive Showcase) 15.03/3.00PM
Madison (Future Classic Showcase) 15.03/11.30PM


Where When
South Austin Brewery 13.03/04.00PM
Bat Bar 15.03/08.00PM




Where When
Dirty Dog Bar 12.03/



The Young Mothers

Where When
Lit Lounge 12.03/0.00PM
El Sapo 12.03/4.40PM



Two Norwegian music videos are also nominated for the SXSW music video program. Deathcrush’ video for their track Lesson #16 for Beatmaster V / Fire, directed by Kenneth Karlstad is nominated as is the video for Sandra Kolstad’s Run Away (Where are We?), directed by Yenni Lee, alongside videos for such major acts as Placebo, MGMT, Tame Impala and Passion Pit.

South by Southwest is one of the world’s largest music industry festivals, and was held for the first time in 1987. The festival takes place in Austin, Texas, and attracts nearly 12 000 registered participants. Over the years, South By Southwest has become an important venue for international music business. The 2014 music program lasts from 7th to 16th of March





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