We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' (Mar. 16-19) worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm.
Billboard Set Time: 12 AM
Amanda Warner, aka MNDR, is the tech-wizard-meets-pop-star phenom blowing up dancefloors. Think a geeky Santigold/Lady Gaga hybrid who mixes calculated, synth-driven beats and catchy choruses. When the Fargo, N.D., native moved to New York, she met producer Peter Wade, with whom she collaborated on her 2010 debut EP, "E.P.E." It caught the ear of producer Mark Ronson, who featured Warner on his single "Bang Bang Bang." Warner and Wade have been working on a full-length due this spring.
Video: "Bang Bang Bang," Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. (feat. MNDR)