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.
Young the Giant
Billboard Set Time: 12 AM
After winning a Sonicbids online contest and scoring an opening slot for Kings of Leon in 2009, southern California band Young the Giant found a home for its sunny alt-rock at Roadrunner Records. Released digitally on Oct. 26 (a physical version came out Jan. 25), the group's debut album features guest spots from My Morning Jacket's Bo Koster and Beck keyboardist Roger Manning. The first single, the anthemic rocker "My Body," peaked at No. 8 on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart.
Video: Young the Giant Performs "Strings" Live for Billboard Tastemakers