SXSW Thursday Daily: North Mississippi Allstars, TV on the Radio, Das Racist, and more.
Posted by Chris Herrington on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 at 11:36 AM
Our second day at Austin’s South By Southwest Music Festival got a somewhat earlier start than our first, with one late-afternoon day set and a full slate of night showcases. The highlights:
Locals: With two official showcases and a handful of daytime parties and live radio performances, the busiest Memphis act in Austin this week may be the North Mississippi Allstars, who have rolled into town as the culmination of a brief tour promoting their new album, Keys to the Kingdom. The band has squeezed this tour in during a break as the opening act for the East Coast and — coming up — the West Coast touring leg for Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. (For the Plant tour, the band is performing as a duo, just brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson. Bassist Chris Chew is back on board for their headlining tour.) See full story here