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SXSW is officially upon us, and with it comes an endless stream of musical acts to catch. Other than our stellar lineup of KGSR morning broadcasts, what should you check out while you’re out and about downtown? We consulted some of our KGSR on-air staff to bring you their picks for SXSW music.

Kristen Kurtis’ Picks

Kimbra – March 14 12:00AM Haven; March 14 10:10PM La Zona Rosa

Michael Kiwanuka – March 14 3:00PM Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center; March 16 12:30AM St David’s Historic Sanctuary; March 17 8:00PM Stubb’s

LP – March 14 8:20PM La Zona Rosa; March 17 11:30PM St David’s Historic Sanctuary

Nathaniel Rateliff – March 14 12:00AM Maggie Mae’s Rooftop

Tennis – March 14 10:00PM Sony Club @ Red 7 Patio; March 15 11:00PM Club De Ville

Loris Lowe’s Picks

Jimmy Cliff – March 14 10:00PM The Main; March 15 12:00AM Hype Hotel; March 17 12:30AM The Stage on Sixth Patio

Sweetback Sisters – March 14 11:00PM Tenoak

Todd Snider – March 14 12:00AM St. David’s Historic Sanctuary

The Shins – March 15 8:00PM Auditorium Shores

Brendan Benson – March 15 11:00PM Cedar Street Courtyard

The dB’s – March 16 9:00PM BD Riley’s

Elle King – March 15 8:00PM Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn; March 16 10:40PM Stubb’s

Alabama Shakes – Wednesday, March 14 4:00PM – 4:40PM | Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center | &&& Wednesday, March 14 11:15PM – 12:00AM | Stubb’s | &&& Friday, March 16 12:00AM – 12:40AM | Easy Tiger Patio |

The Cult – March 17 8:00PM Auditorium Shores

Cotton Mather – March 17 9:20PM SoHo Lounge

Nikka Costa – March 17 12:00Am Buca Lounge

Randall McAllen’s Picks

fun. – March 14 10:00PM 1100 Warehouse; March 16 11:00PM Stubb’s; March 16 7:30PM W Hotel

Cults – March 14 1:00AM Sony Club @ Red 7 Patio; March 16 12:00AM ND

Delta Spirit – March 15 12:00AM IFC Crossroads House at Vice; March 15 4:00PM Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center; March 16 10:00PM Stubb’s

Tennis – March 14 10:00PM Sony Club @ Red 7 Patio; March 15 11:00PM Club De Ville

Forrest Griffen’s Picks

Wussy – March 13 1:00AM SoHo Lounge

Walk the Moon – March 15 10:00PM IFC Crossroads at Vice

Girl in a Coma – March 14 1:00AM The Studio by HGTV; Friday March 16 1:00AM Easy Tiger Patio

Welcome to SXSW 2012
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The SXSW Music & Media Conference returns to Austin for its 26th year! The world spotlights will shine on Austin, TX March 9th – 17th as thousands converge on to the scene to experience the best that the Interactive, Film, and Music industries have to offer.

KGSR has plenty of chances for you to experience SXSW first hand! Beginning Monday at 4pm, listen for the Song of the Day to play in 10am and 4pm hours. Caller 9 to 390-5477 wins a pair of music wristbands and gets qualified to win a pair of SXSW Music Badges!

Songs of the Day for March 5th – March 9th

Monday March 5th
10a – “Just Breathe” Pearl Jam
4p- “New York New York” Ryan Adams

Tuesday March 6th
10a – “Burning Down the House” Talking Heads
4p – “Flake” Jack Johnson”

Wednesday March 7th
10a – “King of Anything’ Sara Bareilles
4p – “Pride (In the Name of Love)” U2

Thursday March 8th
10a – “Metal and Steel” Bob Schneider
4p: – “Tighten Up” Black Keys

Friday March 9th
10a – “Soul to Squeeze” Red Hot Chili Peppers
4p – “Down by the Water” The Decemberists

Congrats to our first week of winners!

Monday, February 27th
4p – “Put Your Records On” Corinne Bailey Rae – Congrats to James Taylor!

Tuesday, February 28th
10a – “Man on the Moon” R.E.M. – Congrats to Amy Hunley
4p – “Breathe (2 AM)” Anna Nalick – Congrats to Laura Mance

Wednesday, February 29th
10a – “Times Like These” Foo Fighters- Congrats to Kelly Hancock
4p – “So Much to Say” Dave Matthews Band- Congrats to Leshelle Reeves

Thursday, March 1st
10a – “Head Full of Doubt, Road Full of Promise” Avett Brothers- Congrats to Robert Gomez
4p – “Holiday” Green Day- Congrats to Matthew Greulich

Friday, March 2nd
10a – “Friday I’m in Love” The Cure- Congrats to Cindy Garcia
4p – “Upside Down” Jack Johnson-

Austin’s most innovative radio station is partnering up with Austin’s most innovative hotel to bring you exclusive interviews and performances from featured SXSW artists. Visit our Live Broadcast page for broadcast dates and times, and list of scheduled performers.

Visit for the complete conference schedule and additional information.