If I have to explain to you what SXSW (South By South West) is, then, really, you need to bone up on… well, stuff. Suffice it to say this 9 day festival of independent music as well as film and technology will have plenty of representation from Israel.
Here’s the list of Israeli acts that will perform:
Fri March 19th
Boom Pam: Copa (217 Congress Ave) (21+) 10 pm
Terry Poison: Spill (212 E. 6th St) (21+ ) 11 pm
Balkan Beat Box: Spill (212 E. 6th St) (21+ ) 12 am
Useless ID: Valhalla (710 Red River St) (21+) 7 pm
Saturday March 20th
Soulico: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 10 pm
Boom Pam: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 11 pm
Balkan Beat Box: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 1 am
I’ve linked to the band Web sites so that you can check them out yourselves. These are all awesome acts, spanning genres from drunken gypsy to slutty electronica and I’ve seen most of them live here in Israel. Honorable mention goes to Jewlicious Festival alum Kosha Dillz who is performing on Wed. March 17th at The Independent (501 N IH 35) (21+) at 9:15 pm and for those more tech inclined, check out Judaism 2.0 with Chavi Edwards and some Lubavitcher. Also not to be missed is Jewlicious Festival alum Leah Jones who will be talking about Social Networking ruining your love life!
I’m pretty sure I have Israel’s presence down pat. Did I miss any notable Jews? Will the BDS assholes try to ruin everyone’s fun with their hypocritical, bullshit? We’ll see!