SXSW Interactive 2012 schedule

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Thursday 15th March 2012

  • All Day Event - SXSW Trade Show

    For four days, all three conferences converge at the SXSW Trade Show. This is the center of commerce at SXSW. Attendees can network and discover the technology and new developments that will propel their business.

    For the schedule of daily panels, interviews, comedy and performances on Next Stage check out sxsw.com/trade_shows/next_stage

    The SXSW Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion plays host to daily networking events, which can be viewed at sxsw.com/trade_shows/meetup_pavilion

    At 11:00am to 4:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Managers of the World Unite! Meet Up

    Meet fellow music managers from around the world at the business epicenter of SXSW – the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion. Organized by SXSW and the Music Managers Forum (MMF-US), this dedicated meeting space gives managers a chance to network and make connections, discuss the various deal-making opportunities in the industry, forge business relationships/partnerships, and discuss recording artist issues facing music managers in the 2012 market environment.
    All SXSW conference registered managers welcome! More info at www.mmfus.com

    At 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Next Stage: Mother Falcon

    Mother Falcon is an orchestral band born in Austin, Texas who play a combination of classical and folk with the aesthetics and mentality associated with indie music. Led by Nick Gregg, the 22-member band is known for their layered, yet not overly-complex sound.

    Their first release, Still Life, is a 5-song EP recorded in 2010. It introduced their unique blend of classical instrumentation with modern concepts. Alhambra, the follow up 12-song album, was recorded in the acoustic setting of a church and released in 2011.

    At 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Next Stage: Craft Spells

    In the cold and dreary winter of 2009, alone in his bedroom and hidden
    from the darkness of the world outside Justin Paul Vallesteros had begun
    working on something that would change his life forever. What began as a
    couple notes played in experimentation soon transformed into vibrant
    melodies that soon shook Vallesteros’ musical foundation to the core.
    Guitar chords laced over pulse sating synth melodies and drum rhythms
    was a departure from Justin’s previous work; he began to create the
    dreamy nostalgic pop music that is Craft Spells. Justin is a California native
    who now finds residence in the mid-size town of Stockton, the heart of
    California. Craft Spells is the epitome of the recent uprising of the DIY
    music scene. Coming from a place not known for its musical history or
    impact on music culture it seemed destined for Craft Spells to stay as a
    bedroom pop project with no final destination in sight. But soon the shear
    amount of blog volume his work began to generate was unimaginable.
    Sites like Weekly Tape Deck, Pasta Primavera, No Modest Bear and
    Pitchfork’s Forkcast took notice and thus began the never ending
    worldwide posting and re-posting on blog after blog of Craft Spells. The
    sound is led by Justin’s blissful voice, backed behind beautiful guitar
    melodies over heavenly synths, pop basslines and looped rhythms.
    Captured Tracks has released 7” single for the song “Party Talk” and
    the debut LP in Spring 2011 called Idle Labor. 2011 is
    going to be a busy year now that Justin has set up a live band for future
    touring. Keep a look out for tour dates in Europe and US come the new
    year. In no time at all, Justin has been able to move out of Dave Brubeck
    and Pavement’s shadow to create something his own which he shares
    with the ever continuing admiration of the world.”

    At 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Indie Labels Meet Up

    Arists, labels, press, and brands can come together and network and discuss new opportunities during the Indie Label Meet Up. The Meet Up Pavilion provides a casual space for indie labels to operate at their own pace and for artists, press, and creatives to meet and discover potential new projects. You are invited to meet indie labels Thursday, March 15 from 1:30pm-2:30pm.

    At 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire featuring Caveh Zahedi of The Sheik and I

    Independent filmmaker Caveh Zahedi ("I Am a Sex Addict") is out to ruffle some feathers with his latest documentary, in which he uses money from a Middle Eastern Biennial to make a film making fun of the event. Zahedi, who was threatened with a fatwa, will delve into the making of his project.

    At 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Next Stage: Behind the Scenes with Indiewire featuring SXSW Film Festival Producer Janet Pierson, SXSW Creative Director Brent Grulke, and SXSW Senior Director Louis Black

    SXSW Film head honcho Janet Pierson will be joined by SXSW Creative
    Director Brent Grulke and SXSW co-founder and Senior Director Louis Black to discuss this year's event with Indiewire.

    At 2:30pm to 3:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • Music & Fashion Meet Up

    From the basement t-shirt line to the rapper-owned brands, fashion is intertwined with music from design to marketing to obsession. Tastemakers from many industries are present at SXSW, and fashion is no different. Bands’ style prevails in Austin this week, and brands reach across the city. This meet up is for artists, designers, stylists, tastemakers, bands, brands, marketers, and fashionistas to network in the hub of the conference before the weekend.

    At 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center

  • SXSW Comedy: Stand Up! Records

    Stand Up! Records presents our first SXSW showcase with a
    comedic palate-cleansing for all you weary SXSW denizens who
    can’t remember if you saw The Blind Shake or The Black Swans,
    don’t know if you left your glasses at The Bat Bar or Club De
    Ville, and are pretty sure you hit up Flatstock, but can’t find your
    poster tube. With our track record of bringing fans groundbreaking
    comedy from the likes of Lewis Black, David Cross, Patton
    Oswalt, Marc Maron, and Maria Bamford, you’re sure to enjoy
    this showcase’s carefully curated line-up featuring up and coming
    comics who are sure to join the esteemed ranks of our legends. To
    check out our artists, please visit standuprecords.com or ask the
    Internet. That series of tubes knows everything.

    At 3:00pm to 4:00pm, Thursday 15th March

    In Exhibit Hall 3/4, Austin Convention Center