Los Angeles-based public radio station KCRW will host a pair of showcases at SXSW on opening day of ther music portion.

Brett Dennen, Jessica Lea Mayfield and Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow will perform at the Austin Convention Center from 3- 6 p.m. March 16, then that night Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros will unveil his new “Alexander” project at the Phoenix. Also on the bill are New Zealand’s white hot the Naked and Famous, UK buzz band Chapel Club, LA folkies Belle Brigade, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr and Nashville’s Tristen.

KCRW will also broadcast its signature program “Morning Becomes Eclectic” live from Austin on March 17 and 18, with performances from the Kills and Raphael Saadiq, respectively.

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Posted by ryanwcox

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