NPR Music Opens South By Southwest With Spoon Showcase
January 11, 2010 at 11:03 AM (PT)
For the third year running, NPR MUSIC will present, broadcast and webcast the opening night showcase of the SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MUSIC AND MEDIA CONFERENCE in AUSTIN, when it brings SPOON to headline Stubbs on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17th. The concert will kick off SPOON’s U.S. concert tour in support of its forthcoming album, "Transference." Additional bands in the lineup at Stubbs will be announced in the coming weeks.
Further, NPR MUSIC is partnering with five NPR member stations -- UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS’ KUT/AUSTIN, FORDHAM UNIVERSITY’s WFUV/NEW YORK, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA’s WXPN/PHILADELPHIA, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON’s KEXP/SEATTLE and MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO’s KCMP (THE CURRENT)/MINNEAPOLIS -- to offer extensive coverage of the influential music festival on-air and online.
NPR MUSIC’s broadcast and webcast of the concert will be anchored by BOB BOILEN, host and creator of NPR's "All Songs Considered" and its "Live in Concert" series; NPR Music "Monitor Mix" blogger CARRIE BROWNSTEIN; and DAVID BROWN, host of "Texas Music Matters" on KUT.