August 21st, 2007 saw the release of SXSW Live 2007, the first ever DVD release of the influential and continually growing festival. The DVD was recorded in March 2007 at SXSW in Austin, TX and contains 18 outstanding performances from the event. SXSW Live 2007 including a mix of cutting edge and established artists, including The Bravery, Aqualung, Peter Bjorn & John, Razorlight, Polyphonic Spree, Rachel Fuller with Pete Townshend, and Rickie Lee Jones.
During SXSW 2007, Blaze TV, a Shout! Factory company, custom-built two clubs where performances were captured in multi-camera HD with 5.1 surround sound. The Lone Star Lounge had a traditional Texas feel, while The Bat Bar was designed as more of a modern music club. Both clubs were built from the ground up inside the Austin Convention Center.
This unique musical experience was broadcast by DIRECTV as a groundbreaking exclusive three day 24 hour live concert event. The best of these performances are included on SXSW Live 2007, along with exclusive artist interviews and backstage footage.
SXSW began in 1987 in Austin, TX and was attended by 700 people. Now featuring hundreds of bands on over 50 stages, SXSW is attended by approximately 10,000 people from all over the world, and continues to grow as an event where creative people can experience great music, share ideas and build their careers.
Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture â€“ The Stuff You Grew Up On But Never Outgrew.Â Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over.Â Shout! Factoryâ€™s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, riveting sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries in lavish packages crammed with extras.Â The companyâ€™s audio catalogue boasts GrammyÂ®-nominated boxed sets, new releases from storied artists and lovingly assembled album reissues.Â These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.Â For more on Shout! Factory, visit www.shoutfactory.com.
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SXSW Live 2007 Performances
Live From The Bat BarÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
THE BRAVERY â€œHonest Mistakeâ€
PETER BJORN & JOHN â€œYoung Folksâ€
OZOMATLI â€œCity Of Angelsâ€
THE AUTOMATIC AUTOMATIC â€œMonsterâ€
AQUALUNG â€œPressure Suitâ€
RICKIE LEE JONES â€œNobody Knows My Nameâ€
BOWLING FOR SOUP â€œ1985â€
POLYPHONIC SPREE â€œWhen The Fool Becomes A Kingâ€
Live From The Lone Star Lounge
MARC BROUSSARD â€œHomeâ€
RACHEL FULLER W/ PETE TOWNSHEND â€œSunriseâ€
ROCCO DeLUCA & THE BURDEN â€œColorfulâ€
ANNUALS â€œComplete Or Completingâ€
RAZORLIGHT â€œIn The Morningâ€
MANDO DIAO â€œLong Before Rock n Rollâ€
LEE â€œSCRATCHâ€ PERRY â€œKiss The Championâ€
STARS OF TRACK AND FIELD â€œMovies of Antarticaâ€
KRAAK & SMAAK â€œMoney In The Bagâ€
JOE PURDY â€œWhite Picket Fenceâ€