Location: Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A (SXSW credentials required)
Date: Mar 17, 2023
Time: 2:00 - 6:00 P.M.
Support for KUTX at SXSW 2023 comes from PNC Bank and Chattanooga Whiskey
Join KUTX and partner public radio music stations across the country for this day stage event. SXSW credentials required for admission.
|2:00 pm||Thee Sacred Souls|
|3:00 pm||Hermanos Gutiérrez|
|4:00 pm||Aoife Nessa Frances|
|5:00 pm||Debby Friday|
Thee Sacred Souls
A Chula Vista rhythm section, Alex Garcia and Sol Salmano, spend their days crate-digging and memorizing Chicano soul records. Eventually they began writing their own instrumentals, with no clear idea what happens next. That is, before they met -well, found actually, on Instagram – the supple, magical vocalist Josh Lane. A band was born. Thee Sacred Souls, named after a reverence for the formative soul music they all adored, had barely gotten started when the super-attuned ears of Gabriel Roth (aka Daptone’s Bosco Mann) signed them to his label. Their eponymous debut, released in 2022, is a throwback marvel. Easy rhythms, lighter than air falsettos. Beauties like “Easier Said Than Done”, “Can I Call You Rose”, and a brand new single, “Love Is The Way”. Think the Impressions, Smokey, Marvin, but there’s something else, too – call it the Chula Vista vibe. Millions of streams later, Thee Sacred Souls roll into Austin on a shortlist of must-sees.
– Jeff McCord
Brothers Alejandro and Stefan Gutiérrez use their guitars to explore the big skies and wide open spaces of the American west on El Bueno y El Malo. Despite their shared upbringing, it wasn’t until an impromptu jam session in Stefan’s Zurich apartment that the brothers’ diverse musical backgrounds gelled into a cohesive sound. The duo’s fifth studio album, El Bueno y El Malo, is out now. Hermanos Gutiérrez ended their North American tour with a string of sold-out shows and returns to Texas for some spring dates, including SXSW.
– Peter Babb
Aoife Nessa Frances
Aoife Nessa Frances Is a singer-songwriter from the west coast of Ireland. Her music is a wonderful mix of up-beat pop sounds and folk giving listeners a taste of her home country. She released her sophomore abum Protector in October of last year, and toured with the New Pornographers. This year she she returns for her second SXSW.
– Paisley Porter
Toronto’s Debby Friday is an experimental pop musician currently working on her debut album, Good Luck. From her first EP in 2018, her music has sounded assured and powerful. Newly signed to Sub Pop, her debut album, Good Luck, is due out March 24th, and she’ll be hitting the road after her SXSW debut.
– Paisley Porter