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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

San Francisco Invades Austin with Biggest Party at SXSW: Talking House and The City of San Francisco Present SF x SXSW

San Francisco Invades Austin with Biggest Party at SXSW: Talking House and The City of San Francisco Present SF x SXSW

21 SF Buzz-Bands on 3 Stages, Sponsored by Seagate and INgrooves

SAN FRANCISCO and AUSTIN, March 13 -- Talking House Records and The City of San Francisco present "SF x SXSW, San Francisco Comes to Austin": The biggest SXSW buzz party of 2007. The most amazing collection of San Francisco buzz bands ever under one roof, SF x SXSW offers a front-row seat to hear San Francisco's next breakthrough artists, today. The party puts an incredible 21 bands on 3 stages across six hours from 12:00 Noon to 6:00 pm, this Friday, March 16, at Spiro's (611 Red River @ 6th, Austin TX). Seagate, INgrooves and GoodStorm are sponsoring this amazing showcase at this year's SXSW festival.

SF x SXSW, the official SXSW party of the City of San Francisco, offers badge-holders and invited guests an open bar with SF's own Anchor Steam beer, SF specialty pizza, SF's Peet's coffee, and 21 Bay Area artists: Street to Nowhere, The Lovemakers, Audrye Sessions, Mud, Push To Talk, Jason DEBO, Scissors For Lefty, Panda, Built For The Sea, Bray, Minipop, A Band Called Pain, TS Leach, Poor Bailey, Kerry Gulbranson, Austin Willacy, Kid Beyond, The Trophy Fire, Honeycut, The Actual, and Maldroid.

Seagate will provide party guests a chance to win exciting consumer storage prizes, and INgrooves is offering free Bluetooth downloads of ringtones and phone wallpapers featuring SF x SXSW artists.

Talking House Records and INgrooves also announce the release of a huge music compilation featuring the hottest tracks from SF x SXSW performers. The album, titled "SF x SXSW San Francisco Comes To Austin 2007" will be available on iTunes this week. Sample CDs are available to press on request.

"Talking House and The City of SF are bringing San Francisco's amazing music scene, songwriters, and bands straight to the Austin crowd and indie music fans worldwide," said John Paulsen, president, Talking House. "People who haven't heard the new sound of SF will be awestruck at the power of the young artists coming up now. And people who are already in the know won't want to miss the biggest set of SF bands and the biggest party at SXSW."

"The City of San Francisco is happy to co-host our local artists with Talking House and showcase them to SXSW fans," said Jocelyn Kane, Deputy Director, San Francisco Entertainment Commission. "The contributions of local musicians are so important to the cultural diversity and economic vitality of the City -- we're proud to join Talking House in recognizing Bay Area artists and we have proclaimed this Friday, March 16, 2007 as 'SF x SXSW Day' in San Francisco!"

Entry to SF x SXSW requires a SXSW Badge, or non-badge-holders may RSVP to:

Talking House is a music production company and record label that provides artist development and produces original content. In-house producers and a world-class recording campus give Talking House artists room to breathe and time to cultivate their vision, develop their work and bring out their best recorded performances. The Talking House team has provided production for best-selling GRAMMY(C)-winning recording artists and for talented San Francisco-based independent artists; original scores for television and independent films; and commercial music for global companies, startups and non-profits.

John Paulsen

PRNewswire -- March 13

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