Colin Blunstone is the lead singer of The Zombies. Known for their psychedelic sound, The Zombies were the second U.K. band — the first being The Beatles — to have a No. 1 hit in the United States, helping lead the “British Invasion” in the mid-1960s. The Zombies will perform at Stubb’s Thursday.
South By Southwest requires a different mind-set and level of physical stamina than is necessary for quaint three-day, noon-to-midnight festivals, but we’ve provided some tips for SXSW rookies so you can learn to cope with the chaos, get the most out of your week and generally have the SXSW experience of a lifetime.
Some of the best acts of past South By Southwest festivals weren’t the big names; they were the local bands who were just happy to perform. Check out some of the best musicians Austin has to offer at this year’s event.
Most fans of Arcade Fire recognize Will Butler as the guy spasming around the stage as if he were hopped up on ecstasy, shouting and beating on drums. You’d expect his debut solo album, Policy, to be just like his chaotic performance style.
JamFeed is a 6-month-old free music app created by two brothers, Cameron and Tyler Gibson. With the help of UT students, the Gibsons developed the app, which places all music-related news onto one convenient platform.
Moonburn Collective is a conglomerate of Austin-based musicians who write music and record together. Carlos Ramirez, a radio-television-film senior at UT, said the group’s varying interests are beneficial to the collective.