SXSW 2021

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SXSW Online 2021 Official Showcases

Music: SXSW Online 2021 Official Showcases

South by Southwest (SXSW) has long been on top of my bucket list for music festivals. Although they went fully online this year due to the pandemic, it’s fortunate for us to able to watch the just-released list of their official showcase this year on YouTube.

I'm always obsessed with well-designed music scenes for live music performances, such as Tiny Desk Concert by NPR Music, all the crazily filmed concerts by Cercle, or even just random performances on the street. This year in SXSW, the project Taiwan Beats invites four Taiwanese bands to perform at four Taiwanese iconic attractions: The Chairs at indoor shrimp fishing joint, NekoJam at Taiwanese temple, Fire EX at traditional factory, and Enno Cheng at mountains.

Therefore, if you want to give the list a try but don't know where to start, you can start with the four Taiwanese bands! Or Holy Fuck if you are into electronica and electronic rock!

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