Working for a safe, affordable, vibrant, innovative, and interconnected city.
Learn More
Seattle.gov Home Page
Seattle.gov This Department
Link to the Office of Film + Music Home Page Link to Office of Film + Music Home Page Link to Office of Film + Music About Us Page Link to Office of Film + Music Contact Us Page
Kate Becker, Director Stephen H. Johnson, Director, Office of Economic Development

Film Home
Film Permits
Film Manual
Film FAQ
Film Resources
Film History
Film Events & Festivals
Economic Impact Study
Mayor's Film Award

Music Home
City of Music Website
Music Directory
Music History & Map
Music Events & Festivals
Economic Impact Study

Interactive
Seattle's Content Technology Initiative

 Networking
Happy Hour Events
News
SxSeattle | Music | Film | Interactive

SXSEATTLE 2009

South by Southwest, the annual music, film, and technology conference and festival in Austin, is considered one of the foremost gatherings for media industry leaders in the United States. Seattle's high profile at the festival reflects our prominence in the music, film, and digital media communities. For more SxSeattle updates, check out the Seattle Film and Music blog or complete lists of all the Seattle musicians, filmmakers, and interactive speakers appearing at this year's festival.


Click for full size!

From the city who brought you Pearl Jam, Death Cab for Cutie and Jimi Hendrix, Seattle is proud to announce their day party for the 2009 SXSW Music Conference in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 21st.

SxSeattle party organizers have put together another stellar line-up of artists who are on the cutting edge of shaping the sounds of the ever-evolving Seattle scene.

  • Blue Scholars and Common Market 5:15
  • Past Lives (Former members of The Blood Brothers and Shoplifting) 4:30
  • Barcelona 3:45
  • Natalie Portman's Shaved Head 3:00
  • New Faces 2:15
  • Mt. St. Helen's Vietnam Band 1:30
  • Dynah 12:45
  • Hey Marseilles 12:00 Noon
  • Click Here for More Party Information and to RSVP

    Check out the footage PitchforkTV took of Fleet Foxes from last year's SxSeattle party: Day Tripping with Fleet Foxes.


    Send Off Party

    Featuring Champagne Champagne, Hey Marseilles, New Faces, and Special Guests!

    March 6th | Tractor Tavern | Door at 9:00pm | $8

    Whether or not you'll make it to Austin, come out and support the artists at the 2009 SxSeattle Send-Off Party on Friday, March 6th at the Tractor Tavern in Ballard. All door proceeds from the send-off show will go to the performing bands.

    Buy tickets online or at Sonic Boom.


    Mt. Fuji Austin Party

    Featuring Telekinesis, Past Lives, Tera Melos, Champagne Champagne, Little Brazil, Golden Boots, See Me River, Blacknite Crash and Suprise Guests!

    March 19th | The Longbranch Inn - 1133 E 11th St., Austin TX | 1:00pm - 8:00pm | FREE!

    If you're going to be in Austin, check out this awesome lineup of Seattle bands at the Mt. Fuji Records SXSW day party. Its a FREE party with FREE beer, so come support Seattle music! For guests 21 and over only.

    Sub Pop Records Showcase

    Featuring No Age, The Baptist Generals, Red Red Meat, Pretty & Nice, Obits, Daniel Martin Moore, Vetiver, Tiny Vipers, Blitzen Trapper, Mark Sultan, and Handsome Furs.

    March 19th | Radio Room - 508 E. 6th St., Austin TX | Show Begins 8:00pm

    Come check out some of Sup Pop Records most exciting bands, all in one fun filled night! The music runs from 8:00 pm unil 1:00 am at the Radio Room. This is sure to be a great show and should sell out quickly, so act quickly!

    Suicide Squeeze Records Showcase

    Featuring These Arms Are Snakes, Past Lives, Human Highway, Cotton Jones, and The Coathangers.

    March 18th | Red Eyed Fly - 715 Red River Austin, Tx | Show Begins 8:00pm

    Suicide Squeeze continues to aggrandize with an exceptional roster of bands ranging from the lush harmonics of Human Highway to that of post-punk joltsters These Arms Are Snakes, all while focusing on the labels ability to function not as a run of the mill business but as a tight knit family instead.

    Barsuk Records SXSW Showcase

    Featuring Telekinesis, The Wooden Birds, Lou Barlow, Say Hi, The Rosebuds, and Ra Ra Riot.

    March 21st | The Parish | Show Begins 8:00pm

    Listen to some of Barsuk's best artists at this showcase with Merge Records!

    Massline Presents at SXSW

    Featuring Blue Scholars and Common Market.

    March 18th - Common Market and Blue Scholars at Official SXSW Showcase by The Agency Group
    Back Alley Social at 9:10pm

    March 20th - Blue Scholars at Nah Right/Smoking Section Party
    Peckerheads at 3:00pm

    March 21st - Blue Scholars and Common Market at Do512.com Party
    Do512 Compound at 9:00pm