We've made rumblings of it over the last few weeks, trying to get all the details in order, and when it comes to putting on an event during Austin, Texas' hectic South by SouthWest festival, there are always details to put in order, but it's time to make known that Nextbop's fifth annual Jazz for the Masses unofficial day party during the South by SouthWest music festival will be taking place Wednesday, March 15th, from 1-7pm at El Sapo Botanas and Burgers at 1900 Manor Rd with performances from Braxton Cook, The Project H, The Whale, Troker, NORI, and Nextbop's patron saint (and late, but super exciting addition to the mix) -- trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah.
The Jazz for the Masses day party, otherwise known as El Sapo Turns 2! is this Wednesday, which means this is the last possible push over the air I'm making for this awesome show we put together every year. This week's Line-Up is that day's lineup so if you like this hour and you're doing SouthBy, you should definitely drop by El Sapo at 1900 Manor Rd. and check out the show.
The Line-Up for 11 March 2016
As is customary for me when attending anything really, there are a lot of thoughts going through my head. This year's South by SouthWest music festival in Austin, Texas, was no different. Anyone who has been following the site over the last few months has been well aware of the work we at Nextbop have been putting in to throw our own party of shows on the first Wednesday of the festival, which in turn had its own particular difficulties. This is on top of the usual hullabaloo that comes along with meandering through the massive festival with its myriad number of acts of various genres. When tackling this festival, both as an attendee and subsequently as a writer, it helps to have a different take on things. Thus, as opposed to the usual staid form of writing about each show I saw (which I was more than capable of doing and did to some degree here and there), I decided to approach my take on SXSW with a series of miniature essays encompassing different aspects of the festival and Austin in general.