Utne Reader has had a presence at the South by Southwest music festival for years, but this time around, we’re going whole hog. We’re teaming up with one of our favorite music labels, Anti-, to host a big outdoor showcase headlined by Billy Bragg and DeVotchKa, and we’re joining with other partners to throw a party headlined by Bragg and Rogue Wave. For more information on the Utne Reader/Anti- Records showcase on Thursday, March 13, and the Utne Reader party on Saturday, March 15, click here.
The March-April issue of Utne Reader has a special treat for music fans, a 10-page section called “For the Love of Music” that focuses on people and places where pure passion for music is the driving force:
- Really Fresh Air by James Diers
A public radio station that seriously rocks
- Good Karma in Stereo by Marc Weingarten
At the Anti- label, it’s all about the music
- Play That Funky Vinyl by Rob Harvilla
Wax Poetics keeps obsessive record collectors obsessing
- For the Love of Music: Scenes
Four great venues for live music
Also, read editor in chief David Schimke’s note on Billy Bragg, South by Southwest, and the enduring influence of truly great music.
Both Utne Reader events at South by Southwest are open to everyone, though you’ll need a South by Southwest music festival badge to attend the showcase.