Just in time for SXSW's March 7th kickoff, here is Part II of the Live & Dangerous feature -- featuring 3 more essential emerging acts to catch at this year's highly anticipated festival.
WHO: London Grammar
WHEN: Friday, March 14 - 10:00 p.m.
WHY: The soulful and sultry British trio London Grammar have been on the radar since they released their widely praised debut album last year, If You Wait. Lead singer Hannah Reid's haunting vocals bolster the group's minimalist electro pop sound, and create a unique soundscape with a remarkable amount of depth. And to top it all off, London Grammar are mesmerizing live -- fans that catch their set at SXSW won't be disappointed!
WHO: Panama Wedding
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12 - 12:00 a.m.
WHERE: Central Presbyterian Church
WHY: Indie-pop newcomers Panama Wedding are definitely an act to watch in 2014 -- the industry has been buzzing about their first single "All the People" ever since its release on Glassnote earlier this year. And since then the NYC based band has been showing off some of their catchy new music during a successful tour with one of our must-see acts from last year, St. Lucia. Simple, catchy hooks and pure synth goodness make Panama Wedding's debut one of the most feel-good tracks of the year so far -- so don't miss their showcase on March 12th at SXSW this year!
WHO: Sam Smith
WHEN: Wednesday, March 12 - 11:00 p.m. + Friday, March 14 - 11:45 p.m.
WHERE: March 12th @ Haven / March 14th @ St David's Historic Sanctuary
WHY: As one of the most talked about emerging artists of 2014, Sam Smith's set at SXSW will definitely be one to remember. Smith is fresh off the heels from winning the coveted Critics Choice Award at the Brit Awards, whose past winners include Adele, Florence + the Machine, and Emile Sande. The young, powerhouse British crooner is coming out with one of the year's most anticipated debut albums this spring, so fans should expect to hear some new material (as well as old) at his March 12th + 14th showcases.