6th Annual SXSW Takeover to feature Wiz Khalifa, Steve Aoki, Nas, A$SAP Mob, Flying Lotus, Mac Miller
For the sixth year in a row, elite strategic branding firm DNES Marketing has partnered with some of the biggest brands and brightest talents in today's urban music space to present the Sixth Annual SXSW Takeover, set to take place March 12-14, 2014 in Austin, TX. As in years past, DNES - the company behind the 2012 Shady 2.0 Showcase featuring 50 Cent and Eminem and the 2013 Mass Appeal Ice Cream Social featuring Kendrick Lamar, T.I., Bun B and more - is poised to present some of the most talked-about buzzworthy showcases at this year's SXSW Music Festival.
Day 1, Pink Dolphin with thissongissick.com present the Taylor Gang Showcase on Thursday, March 13, which will feature performances by Wiz Khalifa, Berner, Chevy Woods, Steve Aoki, Ty Dolla $ign, Tuki Carter, Courtney Noelle, and more. Location: Austin Music Hall @ 208 Nueces St.; Austin, TX 78701. Doors at 6PM. Co-Produced w/ Scoremore & The Agency Group.
Day 2, Mass Appeal and Grooveshark are turning up the Texas heat on, Friday, March 14 for their SXSW Takeover. With a lineup that is sure make to make jaws drop coast to coast, you can be confident that Austin will never be the same. The SXSW Takeover line-up includes: Nas, B.O.B., A$AP Mob, Flying Lotus, Thundercat, Captain Murphy, BadBadNotGood, Boldy James, Bishop Nehru, plus SBOE, Cali Smoov, and TJ Mizell. If that's not enough, DJ Mick will be holding it down on the 1s and 2s, while the ever-essential Sway will be handling hosting duties. Sponsors for the event include: Monster Headphones, Subway, New Era, SlowBucks, Rabbl, Al Capone and Beartrap. Location: Austin Music Hall; 208 Nueces St.; Austin, TX, 78701. Doors at 6PM.
Arcade Fire joined the cavalcade of huge stars for Jimmy Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight Show. They played "Afterlife" on the rooftop stage with a giant disco ball supplying the appropriate atmosphere. The band is getting ready to kick off their huge North American tour in support of Reflektor. They'll be stopping at the Austin360 Amphitheater on April 10th. Tickets are still available. You can see the rest of the tour dates at this link.