By Sharon Chapman and Charles Ealy
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
SXSW Music Thursday highlights
Check sxsw.com for updates or changes in the schedule.
Dave Grohl keynote. His “Sound City” documentary played Wednesday night during SXSW Film, and Thursday, Grohl delivers the 2013 Music keynote at 11 a.m. in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. It’s open to badgeholders but will be streamed live at sxsw.com and npr.org. Grohl and his “Sound City” players, including Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Rick Springfield, Rick Nielsen, Krist Novoselic, Lee Ving, Corey Taylor, Brad Wilk, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear and Chris Shiflett play at 8 p.m. Thursday at Stubb’s.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis signing. The rap duo, who are at everything this SXSW, are signing autographs. It’s in the Music Gear Expo Lounge 1:30 p.m. at the convention center and is free and open to the public.
MTVU Woodie Awards/Festival. During the day, it’s a music festival. At night, the MTVU awards are handed out. Scheduled performers include the aforementioned Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Jake Bugg, Alt-J, among many more. 1:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday in a parking lot at East First and Red River streets. Free and open to the public, based on capactiy. Information: woodies.mtv.com.
Flatstock. The poster show opens in Exhibit Hall 4 at the Austin Convention Center. It’s free and open to the public from 2-6 p.m.
SXSW Interview: Clive Davis. The record producer and music mogul who recently released a tell-all book will talk with Bill Werde of Billboard Magazine. 2 p.m. Room 18ABC in the Convention Center.
SXSW Interview: Kendrick Lamar. One of the breakouts of SXSW 2012 will talk with Elliott Wilson of Rap Radar. 3:30 p.m. Room 16AB in the Convention Center.
SXSW Interview: Stevie Nicks. The Fleetwood Mac chanteuse is everywhere this year. She’s in her own documentary, “In Your Dreams,” and in Grohl’s “Sound City.” She’ll talk Thursday with NPR’s Ann Powers. 5 p.m. in Room 18ABC in the Convention Center.
Auditorium Shores. The free public shows on the shores of Lady Bird Lake start 5 p.m. Thursday, with Jovanotti, Bajofondo, Molotov and Cafe Tacvba.
SXSW Film Thursday highlights
Co-directors Stevie Nicks and Dave Stewart walk the red carpet “In Your Dreams,” a new documentary about Nicks’ latest album. 2 p.m. Paramount.
“Before You Know It,” directed by Austinite PJ Raval, explores the lives of older lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans. 3:45 p.m. Violet Crown.
“Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker,” documentary explores the life and times of the piano legend. 4 p.m. Topfer Theatre at Zach.
“All the Labor,” a documentary about the Austin cult band the Gourds. 4:15 p.m. Alamo Village.
Snoop Lion and director Andy Capper walk the red carpet for the new documentary “Reincarnated.” 4:30 p.m. Paramount.
“Finding the Funk,” a road trip documentary, looks at the James Brown bands of 1960s and Sly & the Family Stone. 7 p.m. Alamo Village.
“A Band Called Death” looks at the Detroit punk band. 7:15 p.m. Vimeo.