The French Bureauexport returns to Austin for its second year, celebrating France’s most up-and-coming and exciting artists at SXSW 2011. With the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, The French Bureauexport will be hosting two official showcases with free food, drinks and give-aways on March 16th at 512 Rooftop (evening) and March 17th at the West Tent (Brush Square Park, day party in front of the convention center).
“This is an exciting year in French music,” says Michele Amar, director of Bureauexport New York, “The French artists who are performing at SXSW offer a stellar glimpse of the innovation and diversity of the current music scene in France. Music fans, professionals, and fellow musicians are going to be in for a treat.”
French artists performing at the showcases includeMustard Pimp, Tahiti 80, Chateau Marmont, We Are Enfant Terrible, Revolver, The Inspector Cluzo, Marianne Dissard, DJ Cam, Yeti Lane, The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads, and Lexicon. Full details for both events are below and at the France Rocks Austin website.
Click here for complete artist info, to listen to tracks, and RSVP to the events.
FRANCE ROCKS AUSTIN
THURSDAY MARCH 17TH 2011 · 12 – 6 PM
West Tent, Brush Square Park, Trinity & 4th St
Free with RSVP
Free food, beer, wine and champagne and give-aways
6 pm · Mustard Pimp
5 pm · Tahiti 80
4 pm · Chateau Marmont
3 pm · We Are Enfant Terrible
2 pm · Revolver
1 pm · The Inspector Cluzo
12pm · Marianne Dissard
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16TH 2011 · 8PM – 1AM
512 Rooftop 408 E. 6th St. Austin, TX
Badges and RSVPs
1 am · DJ Cam
12 am · Tahiti 80
11 pm · Yeti Lane
10 pm · The Bewitched Hands On The Top Of Our Heads
9 pm · The Inspector Cluzo
8 pm · Lexicon
In addition to the two official showcases, The French Bureauexport lends its support to many other French artists performing at this year’s SXSW such as Acid Washed, Black Devil Disco Club, Dagoba, Django Django, High Wolf, Khaira Arby and Her Band, Kikiilimikilii, Marianne Dissard, Marklion, and Strip Steve.
About the Artists Participating In France Rocks Austin:
THE BEWITCHED HANDS ON THE TOP OF OUR HEADS
The Bewbewitchedhandsitched Hands is a six-member band (five guys and one girl) from Reims, France. Frequently compared to The Beach Boys, The Flaming Lips and most recently Arcade Fire, The Bewitched Hands already have prestigious international gigs behind them with more to come. They have performed at SXSW 2010 (USA), and at The Great Escape Festival (UK). In October 2010, they performed in Los Angeles (US) at the Ohlala Festival, in Manchester (UK) at In the City, and in New York (US) at the Hiro Ballroom for CMJ. As they returned to France, they closed the Les Inrocks-Black XS festival at the Zénith in Paris, co-headlining with LCD Soundsystem. They are a definite must see! Their album Birds & Drums was released in France on Oct. 25th 2010.