Check out a photo gallery of Michigan bands in Austin, listen to a new track from Flint Eastwood and check out the Local Spins on WYCE podcast, recorded at Michigan House during SXSW.
As Peter Fox of Stone House Recording put it when he returned to Grand Rapids this week from Austin after the South by Southwest music conference had wound down: “It was crazy! Just now sinking in.”
Crazy, inviting, compelling, overwhelming, inspiring — and in the case of the Michigan House-Austin pop-up venue, absolutely invigorating, satisfying and a fine demonstration of the incredibly talented pool of musicians that Michigan is producing.
One example: Flint Eastwood’s recording of the song, “Glitches,” at Michigan House as part of the “house band” series. (Five Michigan bands laid down tracks that will be entered into the international ArtPrize competition later this year. Listen to the others and get more Michigan House coverage online here.)
Check out the Flint Eastwood track here, featuring dynamic frontwoman Jax Anderson of Detroit. Her performance later that weekend at SXSW got Michigan House organizer Ted Velie to gush, “I have seen the future and her name is Jax.”
NEW TRACK: Flint Eastwood, “Glitches”
Local Spins also conducted a series of interviews with Michigan artists (and Fox) at Michigan House, assembling a special SXSW episode of Local Spins on WYCE that aired on March 18. Listen to the entire podcast here.
PODCAST: Local Spins on WYCE, SXSW Edition (March 18, 2016)
The week at Michigan House was filled with roundtable discussions, parties, performances and more. Here’s a photo gallery recapping the activities in Austin during the massive SXSW conference/festival.
PHOTO GALLERY: Michigan House/SXSW 2016 “Selects”
Photos by Anna Sink