If you know anything about Austin, you know KGSR is the one and only radio station that plays music from local Austin musicians and other awesome artists like My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Mumford and Sons, The Black Keys, and many more. From Folk to Rock, to live acoustic performances, this radio station is my heart and soul. Even though I moved away from the live music capital almost a year ago, I still stream this station every morning while getting ready for work through their iPhone app.
Every year during SXSW, the station has a FREE live concert series from 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. somewhere downtown (last year, it was at The Four Seasons). Artists like She and Him, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Old 97’s, and G Love and Special Sauce have taken the stage for this early morning music celebration.
Check out this year’s schedule to see if any of your favorite performers will be taking the stage at The W. I’ll be there for Bob Schenider, M. Ward, Ben Kweller, Jimmy Cliff, Delta Spirit, Citizen Cope, and Keane.
—Contributed by Jessie Boone