NPR is returning to Austin for South by Southwest 2008, and this time NPR Music be broadcasting and web streaming live music from the event — including R.E.M.’s first appearance at SXSW on March 12. Other performers will include My Morning Jacket, Vampire Weekend, and Yo La Tengo.
NPR Music will also be on-scene conducting interviews, and Bob Boilen of All Songs Considered will be hosting much of the broadcast. Carrie Brownstein will also be participating in a blogger panel at the event.
If you haven’t checked out our new music site that launched in November 2007, it’s an outstanding non-commercial destination to discover new music and artists and listen to live studio sessions and interviews.
More updates and concert schedules will be posted at the NPR SXSW 2008 page.
Seasons’ premise seems to be different than its predecessors, using the Collective’s production knack while grounding the movie theme a bit more in reality. Seasons doesn’t quite bill itself as a documentary, but it certainly has elements, such as rider interviews, training, and competitions.
Here’s the official teaser:
Seasons is a film that follows 7 of the world’s top mountain bikers through the course of 4 seasons of one year. The film explores what it means to be a full time rider as told through the lives of downhill racers, slopestyle competitors, and big mountain free riders.
If you haven’t been following NPR’s on-air or web coverage of Election 2008, it’s been absolutely outstanding in its depth and accuracy.
Super Tuesday was an all-nighter for most of the team, and my coworker Andy Carvin posted some behind-the-scenes shots to his Flikr album. If you’ve ever wondered what Robert Siegel or Michelle Norris look like, now you know.