SXSW Names Three Bands As Grulke Prize Winners
March 20, 2013 at 11:16 AM (PT)
The SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL ended with the announcement of three winners of the first annual GRULKE PRIZE. The PRIZE was developed in honor of SXSW Creative Dir. BRENT GRULKE, who passed away on AUGUST 13th, 2012. Jurors for the GRULKE PRIZE included music critics, industry professionals and SXSW staff who knew and worked with BRENT over the years.
The winning Developing US Act was HAIM, a quartet consisting of three sisters and a mister who hail from the SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, in suburban LOS ANGELES. The Non-U.S. Act was CHVRCHES, a band from GLASGOW, SCOTLAND. The GRULKE PRIZE winner for Career Act was THE FLAMING LIPS.