Austin's mega music festival, South By Southwest (SXSW) is almost here and there's a bunch of great bands from around the world that should be headed to Texas for it next week. Last year was a special treat as the Good, the Bad, and the Queen seemed to descend on several select parties and play some of the best sets of music I've ever seen in my life. Of course, that band is probably toast already but it was fun while it lasted.
While I'm not sure which national/international acts I'm most excited to see, I can tell you that I'm stoked to see how folks react to our stable of South Florida bands that will be there.
You can check this site all week for previewing coverage of SXSW and various local bands that are headed to Austin like, Black Tide, Catalonia, Yoni, the Postmarks, and more, but for now, check out the video above of the Jacob Jeffries band. There a solid group of musicians from Broward County (lead singer/pianist Jacob Groten calls Pembroke Pines home) who seem to be coming into their own at the perfect time. The band just got back from playing a show at Sundance Film Festival, and folks might have seen Jacob's grill plastered on the cover of City Link all week long. If anyone is going to be headed to SXSW and wants to check him out, his Austin gigs are listed below.
3/12 at Chuggin' Monkey
Red Gorilla Festival
219 E. 6th Street
3/14 at BMI's Acoustic Lounge
Four Seasons Hotel
98 San Jacinto Blvd
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