LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest independent music network, likeZEBRA.com, announces their latest and greatest liveZEBRA event to be held as part of the monumental South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas. Drawing the attention of music fans from all over the world, the likeZEBRA SXSW Artist Showcase will feature six coveted likeZEBRA artists performing live at the Dirty Dog Bar on 6th Street, Saturday, March 19, 2011 from at 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Host to the largest database of independent music and artist exclusives, likeZEBRA is excited to launch yet another liveZEBRA event to encourage the growth of independent music around the world.
liveZEBRA, likeZEBRA's live concert series, continues to be a major driving force fueling the independent music movement. Presented by Adult Chocolate Milk, the likeZEBRA Artist Showcase will be the not-to-miss lineup of SXSW, featuring Innerpartysystem, Defeater, Memphis May Fire, The Parlotones, Barcelona and Harris Grade. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal as the likeZEBRA artists take the stage at the intimate Austin venue.
"The likeZEBRA SXSW Artist Showcase is one of our most anticipated liveZEBRA events yet," says Jon Taggart, Director of A&R for likeZEBRA. "The variety of extremely talented artists performing in such an incredible and intimate venue has all the makings to be the most-talked-about night of the festival."
In anticipation of the event, likeZEBRA.com will be giving away an exclusive six-track liveZEBRA SXSW EP. The free downloadable album will feature a compilation of songs complete with album artwork, available March 1, 2011 to likeZEBRA members. The EP contains a track from each of the performing artists, including Innerpartysystem, Defeater, Memphis May Fire, Barcelona, Harris Grade and multi-platinum South-African group The Parlotones. This collection of bands will bring a variety of musical styles, ranging from electronic to rock to hardcore.
Garnering worldwide attention since 1987, the Austin, Texas-based South By Southwest festival has a reputation as one of the most exciting and diverse music and film festivals in the world. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, SXSW will spotlight 2,000-plus musical acts, beginning March 16, 2011 and continuing until March 20. As for Saturday, March 19th, festival attendees will have the chance to enjoy their favorite artists in a more intimate setting at the SXSW likeZEBRA Artist Showcase, where talented likeZEBRA artists are sure provide a memorable show.
For more information and/or to download the liveZEBRA SXSW EP, individuals may visit http://www.likezebra.com to create a free member profile.
About likeZEBRA/ liveZEBRA
likeZEBRA is the world's largest hub for independent music. Providing unsigned and independent artists with valuable promotional tools, likeZEBRA.com assists musicians in the monetization of their work. In addition to music promotion, likeZEBRA doubles as a free discovery engine where members can uncover new music, communicate with artists, and gain access to exciting music exclusives. As part of their mission to encourage the independent release of music, likeZEBRA developed their live concert series, liveZEBRA. Bringing together both legendary and up-and-coming independent artists at events, liveZEBRA not only showcases live concerts of epic proportions, but also benefits many charitable organizations relating to music.
South By Southwest (SXSW, Inc.) is a private company based in Austin, Texas, with a year-round staff of professionals dedicated to building and delivering conference and festival events for entertainment and related media industry professionals. Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival.
In 1994 as the entertainment business adjusted to issues of future growth and development, SXSW added conferences and festivals for the film industry (SXSW Film) as well as for the blossoming interactive media (SXSW Interactive Festival). Now three industry events converge in Austin during a Texas-sized week, mirroring the ever increasing convergence of entertainment/media outlets.
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