Song of the Day

SXSW Song Of The Day: Daniel Casimir – Safe, Pt. 1

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Over the past few years at SXSW, some of the most impressive performances we’ve seen have been from artists coming out of the British Jazz Scene and this year looks to be no different as the Jazz Re:Freshed Outernational Showcase will be back again to shine a light on the best of the current UK jazz scene.

This year’s showcase includes Brown Penny, CHERISE, Colectiva, Jas Kayser, and Jazz re:freshed co-founder DJ Adam Rock, but the performer I’m most excited to see is London bassist and composer Daniel Camimir. Check out Casimir’s single “Safe, Pt. 1” below.

Daniel Casimir plays Sellers on Thursday, Mar 17 at 11:00pm and the International Day Stage at Brush Square Park on Friday, Mar 18 at 3:00pm.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Jackie Venson – Back To Earth

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Jackie Venson is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who’s been making her name on the Austin scene since 2013 and has been gaining some buzz over the last few years, performing at past editions of SXSW and appearing on a 2020 episode of Austin City Limits.

While her sound is rooted in the blues tradition that Austin is known for, Venson’s music encompasses much more than just the blues. Here she is performing her song “Back To Earth” live on Austin City Limits.

Song Of The Day: Superchunk – This Night

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Today sees the release of Superchunk‘s new album Wild Loneliness, a strong collection of tunes from the Chapel Hill indie rock legends.

“This Night”, featuring strings by Owen Pallett and vocals by Tracyanne Campbell, is just one of many highlights from the album. Check it out below.

SXSW Song Of The Day: Kiwi Jr. – Waiting In Line

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While the Panic Manual crew is very much looking forward to our return to Austin next month for SXSW, there’s also something to be said for a little hometown pride, so today we shine the spotlight on one of the Toronto acts set to play SXSW – Kiwi Jr.

And while we’re on the subject of hometown pride, the band’s video for “Waiting In Line” definitely fits the bill with its footage of the band hanging out in various locales across our fair city.

AND … while we’re on the subject of waiting in line, that is something that most SXSW attendees are all too familiar with. Coincidence? Yes. Yes, it is.

Kiwi Jr. play the Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center on Thursday, March 17 and at Lucille on Friday Mar 18. They’re almost certainly playing a bunch of other shows too, so keep an eye out.