St Paul Musician Ben Weaver and the SXSW line upPosted: February 21, 2011
From the City Pages music blog, Gimme Noise, I found this list of Minnesota musicians who will be playing in the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas – commonly referred to as SXSW – taking place March 11-20.
The Blind Shake
Daughters of the Sun
Four Fists (P.O.S. and Astronautalis)
Har Mar Superstar
Lazerbeak & Paper Tiger
Retribution Gospel Choir
Sick of Sarah
Swimming With Dolphins
Tapes ‘n Tapes
Trampled by Turtles
Yeah, quite a list. Even after 6 months of managing music calendars for the iPhone app, few of these names look familiar to me. I decided to go down the list and see which of the musicians were from St. Paul, do a little research and give you an opportunity to hear them with a SoundCloud sampling. I’m way at the top of the list, with Ben Weaver , whose last album was Mirepoix and Smoke.
If you want to hear this St. Paul musician play, you’ll need to catch a flight to England or the Netherlands. Like many great musicians, he seems to be touring primarily out of the country.
Here’s some of his music – I’m working to get the SoundCloud stream on the page.
This is going to be a fun project.