By Jack Barnes
That time of the year again for new and favorite acts to shine in Austin, TX. SXSW will be homed to a slew of fresh music talent and The Chamber Group will be represented with Kelela, Tinashe, newcomer (and buzzed about artist) Dermot Kennedy as well as the premiere of Netflix’s newest hip hop documentary series, Rapture, hosted by Nas, T.I, Dave East and director Sacha Jenkins and more! Enjoy this video stream below after the jump.
Kelela’s debut album, Take Me Apart, was released last October and emerged as an epic portrait of an artist spanning the past and future of R&B. In her hands, however, the genre knows no boundaries and so Take Me Apart exists as an absolutely singular and fearless addition to a canon of recent classics. Since the albums release, Kelela has debuted three visuals for her leading singles “LMK,” “Blue Light” & “Frontline.” Catch Kelela’s magnetic performance at SXSW performing each hit from Take Me Apart.
3/11 – We DC House Showcase — 8:00PM
3/11 – TUMBLR Showcase @ The Mohawk — 11:55PM
3/14 – PANDORA Showcase @ The Gatsby — 10:00PM
3/15 – Paradigm Showcase @ The Mohawk — 5:20PM
3/16 – Pitchfork Showcase @ Barracuda — 5:15PM
3/17 – Volcolm Garden Showcase @ 1209 E 6th Street — 5:00PM
Tinashe has made a name for herself as one of the most exciting triple-threat entertainers. As she gears up to release her second studio album, Joyride, Tinashe tied fans over with two huge singles earlier this year in “No Drama” featuring Offset as well as “Faded Love” featuring Future. Catch Tinashe perform her hits and new music before the release of her upcoming album!
3/14 – VEVO Spotlight @ Pelons — 8:00PM
3/14 – PANDORA Showcase @ The Gatsby — 11:00PM
3/15 – Collide / RCA Showcase @ The Container Bar — 6:45PM
3/15 – SONY Electronics Showcase @ The Trinity House — 10:00PM
3/14 – Splendour In The Grass & Falls Showcase @ Sidewinder — 4:30PM
3/15 – Peppermint Club Showcase @ Palm Door on Sixth — 11:05PM
3/16 – Communion Showcase @ Saint David Church — 9:00PM
3/17 – Bud Light x Roots Family Jam @ Fair Market — TBC
From Mass Appeal and Netflix, “Rapture” stares directly into the bright light that hip hop culture shines on the world and doesn’t blink. Throughout 8 episodes and featuring a diverse range of artists — Nas and Dave East, T.I., Rapsody, Logic, G-Eazy, A Boogie, 2 Chainz and Just Blaze –Rapture dives into the artists’ lives with their families and friends, from sitting front row in the studio and grinding on tour, to experiencing the ecstatic power of moving the crowd.
3/17 – INVITE ONLY * Screening of Netflix’s “Rapture” with Nas, T.I, Dave East & More @ Paramount Theatre.
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