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‘BMI Presents’ Solid Line-Up for SXSW 2006

Posted in News on February 20, 2006
BMI continues its dedication to songwriters of all genres by announcing two "BMI Presents" showcases at the 20th Annual SXSW Music and Media Conference and Festival being held March 10-19 in Austin, Texas. Admittance to shows is granted with SXSW Festival badges and wristbands, while a limited number of tickets will be available at both venues.

Glass IntrepidJ.D. Natasha

On Wednesday, March 15, BMI will present six diverse groups at Maggie Mae's (323 E. 6th Street). D.C. rockers The Hint kick things off at 9pm; 9:45pm brings Newton Faulkner, the U.K.'s newest candidate for singer/guitarist eminence; 10:30pm will be The Killers label mates Greater Good; V2 artist Chris Stills takes the stage at 11:15pm; sultry Miami rocker J.D. Natasha, nominated for Best New Artist at the 2005 Latin Grammys, takes over at the stroke of midnight; and Houston buzz rockers Glass Intrepid will top off the evening at 12:45am.

CaptainNewton Faulkner

On Thursday, March 16, BMI keeps things rolling and offers a change of venue, along with another stellar line-up. The show will be at Opal Divine's Freehouse (700 W. 6th Street) and is sponsored by Performing Songwriter magazine. Acclaimed Boston singer/songwriter Mieka Pauley takes the stage at 9pm; 9:45pm offers Louisiana son Joe Stark's new band, Sons of William; 10:30pm will be We Are the Fury, a refreshing 70's punk-glam fusion; the U.K.'s Captain makes their highly anticipated U.S. debut at 11:15pm; White Stripes/Janis Joplin hybrid Nico Vega are currently the toast of L.A. and will perform at 12:00am; and at 12:45am, 2005 Texas Buzz Awards "Musicians Choice" winners Makeshifte take the stage.

Nico VegaMieka Pauley

BMI will also be welcoming travelers to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport with live Texas bands at the airport's Highland Lakes Bar stage. Starting on Tuesday, March 14 and running through Sunday, March 19, performances will include Ruthie Foster, Carolyn Wonderland, Big Blue Hearts, Redd Volkaert & Cindy Cashdollar, Elana James & The Continental Two, Jade Day, Colin Gilmore and Kathy McCarty.

We Are the FuryThe Hint

For press information and bios and photos of the showcasing artists, please visit www.bmi.com/sxsw/press. Ongoing coverage of all BMI events at the SXSW Music and Film festivals will be on the BMI SXSW Site.

MakeshifteChris Stills

To purchase SXSW wristbands or badges, please go to www.sxsw.com.