Showtime Adds Indie Artists Borns and Givers to SXSW Music Line-Up
Showtime has added indie pop artists BØRNS and GIVERS to its three-day music line-up featuring 27 bands at the ROADIES House during the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive Festival from March 16 to March 18. Headlined by The Head and The Heart, who have not played at SXSW since they formed in 2011, Showtime has assembled an exciting line-up of acts that also includes Jamestown Revival, Grizfolk, Ra Ra Riot, Sun Kil Moon, Black Joe Lewis, White Denim, and many more. The three-day celebration, in honor of Oscar® winner Cameron Crowe's new music series ROADIES, will take place at Clive Bar on Rainey Street, and will culminate with ROADIES stars Luke Wilson (Old School, Enlightened) and Screen Actors Guild® Award nominee Carla Gugino (San Andreas) introducing Friday's headliners to the SXSW Music crowd. For more information about the ROADIES House, the latest on the featured acts, set-times and to RSVP visit: http://www.culturecollide.com/showtime.
The general admission area of the Showtime ROADIES House will be open to the general public for the afternoon sessions, and to all SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders for evening performances, both on a first-come, first-serve basis. Badge holders will have the opportunity to win free merchandise, take a photo in a ROADIES photo booth and experience the three-day music line-up. In celebration of music's UNSUNG heroes, Showtime invites all roadies working SXSW to join the event as VIPs, with special access to the ROADIES house. Inside the VIP area, they will receive free massages, complimentary barbeque and cocktails, and premium giveaways, including ROADIES swag. Showtime will also show their love to the roadies by creating a high-end portrait studio where they will have an opportunity to tell their unique tour stories, to be featured on the ROADIES Instagram page, and will receive exclusive merchandise distributed only to those featured in the studio. Follow along using the hashtag #RoadiesLove for tales from the road and Showtime activities at SXSW.
BØRNS released his debut album Dopamine in the fall of 2015 to rave reviews. The current single "Electric Love" is climbing the Top 40 radio chart, and has earned over 48 million streams on Spotify. BØRNS is in the midst of a European tour supporting Halsey, has been confirmed for major festivals including Coachella, Sasquatch, BONNAROO and Hangout Fest,will join Mumford & Sons for their stop in New York this summer, before heading out on another headline tour.
GIVERS formed in 2008 in Louisiana, and the area's zydeco, Cajun, and jazz cultures mixed with their affection for new wave, funk, and world music, have influenced their music to this day. With two albums under their belt, GIVERS have toured extensively and performed at Coachella in 2012, Lollapalooza in 2012, as well as the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Their song "Up Up Up" was featured on Glee, and in a number of national television commercials. In his 2012 autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace, Neil Young said about the band, "They blew my mind. It was completely original! It sounded like they were in a complete other zone from the rest of music." Their new album "New Kingdom" was released in November 2015, and they are scheduled to perform at BONNAROO later this year.
Premiering on Sunday, June 26th at 10 p.m. ET/PT, ROADIES is a one-hour ensemble comedy created, written, directed and executive produced by Oscar winner Cameron Crowe, his first television series. The series gives an insider's look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of "roadies" who live for music and the de facto family they've formed along the way. The series chronicles the rock world through the eyes of music's UNSUNG heroes and pays homage to the backstage workers who put the show on the road while touring the United States for the successful arena-level group, The Staton-House Band. In addition to Wilson and Gugino, the ensemble cast of ROADIES includes Imogen Poots (The Look of Love), Rafe Spall (One Day), Academy Award® nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider), Peter Cambor (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colson Baker a.k.a. Machine Gun Kelly (Beyond the Lights) and Ron White (Blue Collar Comedy Tour). Luis Guzman (Boogie Nights), Jacqueline Byers (The Strain), Finesse Mitchell (Saturday Night Live), Branscombe Richmond (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Tanc Sade (Matador, Gilmore Girls)guest star. Emmy® and Tony® nominee Winnie Holzman (My So-Called Life, Wicked) serves as writer and executive producer, along with Emmy winners J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe,Person of Interest), Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe, Person of Interest) and Len Goldstein (Hart of Dixie). Kathy Lingg (Person of Interest, Fringe) is co-executive producer. ROADIES is produced by Bad Robot Productions, VINYL Films and Dooley & Company Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television. Kelly Curtis, Pearl Jam's manager and a regular collaborator with Crowe, serves as producer and music supervisor.
For more information about ROADIES, visit http://s.sho.com/1NTufhp; to watch the trailer go to: http://s.sho.com/1KfAhOE, or follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #RoadiesLove.