Though this year’s SXSW will offer ample chances to check out lots and lots of UP AND COMING bands (read: not too many big headliners this year), a few notables have been popping up at the Austin Rock Mecca, including Dreamy Brit Pop Champions Echo and the Bunnymen. I’m looking forward to hearing their upcoming release, The Fountain and lookign forward to the possibility of interviewing them for Synthesis.net (Jason C at MuseBox: hint hint).
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN HEADLINES THE MUSEBOX’S EVENTS AT SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2009
New York, NY, March 5 — The MuseBox is impacting on South By Southwest 2009 in a big way. This year the acclaimed music marketing firm presents two showcases â€“ Thursday afternoon March 19th and Saturday night March 21th â€“ at The Rusty Spurs, 405 East 7th Street (between Trinity Street and Neches Street.)
The events will feature an array of some of the most significant and acclaimed artists from The MuseBox family which includes The High Dials, Inward Eye, Juliette CommagÃ©re, Hey Ocean!, The Homosexuals, The D’Urbervilles and Wintersleep.
And in what will thoroughly excite SXSW veterans and newbies is the triumphant return of post-punk gods Echo & The Bunnymen, who will headline the Saturday showcase, making it a â€˜must-attend’ event of the conference. The legendary band is using the conference as the jumping-off point for a busy schedule in 2009 and beyond where they will release their long-awaited 10th studio album The Fountain and hit the road for extensive world touring in support of it.
Schedules for The MuseBox showcases at SXSW 2009:
Thursday, Mar. 19, The MuseBox Day Party
Sponsored by Barefoot Wines, Fully Loaded Teas, Swinghouse and Blurt Magazineâ€¦
1:00pm: Lucky Fonz III
2:45pm: Inward Eye
3:55pm: Hey Ocean!
4:40pm: The D’Urbervilles
5:00pm The Homosexuals
** Bubbling Up Free Barefoot â€œChampagneâ€ Brunch all day long. Also free Vitamin Water.
Saturday, Mar. 21, 2009, The MuseBox Official Night Party
Sponsored by Swinghouse and Blurt Magazineâ€¦
8:00pm: Juliette CommagÃ©re
9:00pm: The Tender Box
11:00pm: The High Dials
12:00am: Echo & the Bunnymen
More about MuseBox after the jump….
About The MuseBox
Founded in 2006, The MuseBox has built its reputation as a different kind of marketing company. Combining years of branding and marketing experience, extensive contacts in both underground and mainstream cultures, and a comprehensive approach to multi-tiered relational marketing, The MuseBox has played a key role in developing the careers of such artists as The Killers, Bloc Party and Modest Mouse. In addition, The MuseBox has partnered with corporate and strategic clients including Morgan’s Hotel Group, Imeem, Barefoot Wines, and Pure Volume to build brand equity through trendsetting consumer engagement campaigns. Headquartered in New York City and Toronto, the MuseBox has created a network of international influence, delivering global reach and results for artists, events, and clients around the world.
In 2009, The MuseBox will expand on its base of marketing and brand management, and begin offering a full suite of sales, distribution, and digital services to established and developing artists. Embracing the opportunity of a radically changing music climate, The MuseBox has expanded its management team with a cadre of artist development, distribution, and digital veterans, including legendary musician and producer Andy Rourke, founding member of The Smiths. The MuseBox team will provide strategic direction and tactical support, empowering artists to choose from a variety of release strategies and guiding them through a changing world of distribution and opportunity.