Steve Wilson and Michael Byars play some of their favorite new music of 2010 and highlight a number of Kansas City-area bands showcasing their talent at SXSW.
Note: KCUR is unable to provide an audio archive of today's music segment because of copyright restrictions.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference & Festival wraps up this weekend in Austin, Texas.
This week the SXSW Music and Media Conference is showcasing hundreds of musical acts from around the globe.
By day, conference attendees do business in the SXSW Trade Show in the Austin Convention Center and partake of a full agenda of panel discussions featuring hundreds of speakers. Beginning in the afternoon, those bands strut their stuff on over eighty stages in downtown Austin.
Guest host Stephen Steigman welcomes Steve Wilson from Kief's Downtown Music in Lawrence and writer for KCFreePress.com and KCUR Music Coordinator and Morning Edition Host Michael Byars to play some of their favorite new music of 2010 and highlight a number of Kansas City-area bands showcasing their talent at SXSW.
Learn more about bands from the KC area playing at this year's SXSW Music Festival on the Midwasteland Takeover website .
NPR Music is providing live coverage of the SXSW Festival.
Michael Byars Top Picks of 2010 (so far)ArtistSongAlbumVi TranGirl at the BakeryGoodbye SummerGin (Wigmore)Don't StopHoly SmokeEric BibbTell RileyBooker's GuitarSonya KitchellMr. SuicidalConvict of ConvictionJimi HendrixBleeding HeartValleys of Neptune**Local Bands playing at SXSWRoman NumeralsGo/No/GoMidwasteland TakeoverTiny HorseOn the MarketMidwasteland Takeover?Steve Wilson's Top Picks of 2010 (so far)ArtistSongAlbumBleach BloodzI TryPure Rock N RollOwen PallettOh Heartland, Up YoursHeartlandRoky EricksonBring Back the PastTrue Love Cast Out All EvilSpoonTrouble Comes RunningTransferenceMagnetic FieldsYou Must Be Out of Your MindRealism**Local Bands playing at SXSWCowboy Indian BearSnowing in SydneyIt's True!Soft ReedsHemel DalingenSoft Reeds Are Bastards