Ones To Watch: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

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Ones To Watch: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015

Photo by Norman Wong

All this week, KUTX highlights the “Ones To Watch”–seven must-see artists at SXSW 2015.

After winning two Juno Awards–Canada’s version of the Grammys–Dan Mangan felt like he needed a break. He reworked his sound, moving from a folk influence to electronic, and he recruited a new band built from Vancouver’s jazz scene. Club Meds is the result, the first album billed under the name Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. Listen to their profile and catch their shows below.

–Art Levy

Thursday, March 19: KUTX Live at the Four Seasons, 9 a.m. (more info here)

Friday, March 20: Maggie Mae’s, 12 a.m. (official showcase)

Saturday, March 21: Home Slice Pizza, 5 p.m. (free)

Saturday, March 21: Swan Dive patio, 11:45 p.m. (official showcase)