The Oklahoma Film & Music Office (OF&MO) has officially announced its plans for the 2012 South by Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) that will take place in Austin, Texas March 12-15.
Oklahoma’s Buffalo Lounge, located at 208 E 6th St. (6th & Brazos), provides the state with its own venue, hosting four days of film, interactive, and music events, including an Oklahoma booth at the SXSW trade show. The goal is to provide exposure for participating Oklahoma companies and talent to a global audience.
“Last year’s effort at SXSW provided tangible evidence of the growth and momentum in Oklahoma’s film, interactive, and music industries. It was impressive to see so many Oklahoma professionals from these sectors come together to promote our state as a great place to do business to an audience numbering in the tens of thousands. This year is sure to be bigger and better.” - OF&MO Director Jill Simpson
The music portion of SXSW begins on Tuesday, March 13, with the Oklahoma Film + Interactive + Music event (hosted by the OKPOP Museum and the Woody Guthrie Center and Archives) from 4 to 7 p.m. Performing will be Modern Rock Diaries, Desi and Cody and Wink Burcham & Jesse Aycock.
On Tuesday, March 13 at 8 p.m., the Okie Soundcheck (presented by CNGnow.com) will feature performances from O Fidelis, Black Canyon, Mont Lyons, Pretty Black Chains, DEERPEOPLE, Josh Sallee, Daniel(s) and Chrome Pony.
On Wednesday, March 14 from noon to 5 p.m., Sax, Clogs, & Rock-N-Roll will feature performances by The Damn Quails, Scales of Motion, The Panda Resistance, BrotherBear, Feathered Rabbit, S****y/Awesome and Denver Duncan & Jabee.
In conjunction with the Buffalo Lounge, “The Park at 2nd and Congress” will host the CNGnow.com Backyard Bash on Wednesday, March 14 from 5 – 8 p.m., featuring an acoustic set by Graham Colton. This event is open to all Buffalo Lounge badge holders and performing musicians.
“In 2011, there were 60 Oklahoma bands that applied to SXSW. This year that number rose to an unprecedented 130 bands. Because of this Oklahoma was able to secure two official SXSW showcases with festival officials selecting another 12 bands to perform. In total, we are excited to say that over 35 Oklahoma bands will be featured at SXSW this year.” - Abby Kurin, Development Coordinator for OF&MO
OklahomaRock.com will publish a running list of ALL Oklahoma artists playing SXSW next week!
View the full press release after the jump.