The South By Southwest (SXSW) Music, Film and Interactive conference and showcase is coming back with it’s annual event extravaganza coming up fast in March. There will be conferences in almost every industry imaginable, with 500+ showcasing: artists, live music, comedy, podcasts, film, and exhibitions in gaming, wellness, trade, and so much more. It’s a smorgasbord of art and entertainment coming together in Austin, Texas. Anyone from music lovers to top industry experts turn their heads to SXSW to find the next big thing!
SXSW 2018 will also feature a vast pool of talent from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam, Mongolia, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Last years showcase had the "K-Pop Night Out at SXSW" event's fifth anniversary where artists such as Red Velvet and Hyolin (from SISTAR) performed!
Check out the enormous list of artists performing this year!
(We’ve also included Asian-adjacent* artists to spread the love <3 )
Efek Rumah Kaca (Jakarta)
Stars and Rabbit (Yogyakarta)
Anna Takeuchi (Kyoto)
Mika Shinno (Tokyo)
PRANKROOM (Kawasaki City)
Kim Ximya X D. Sanders
BP Valenzuela (Manila PHILIPPINES)
Fym Summer (Singapore SINGAPORE)
The Lemons (Ulaanbaatar MONGOLIA)
New Fame (Da Nang VIETNAM)
Prairie WWWW (Taipei TAIWAN)
Sangat! (Karachi PAKISTAN)
Childsaint (Perth AUSTRALIA)
Lola Marsh (Tel Aviv ISRAEL)
Belau (Budapest HUNGARY)
Superorganism (London UK-ENGLAND)
Lali Puna (Munich GERMANY)
Le Couleur (Montreal)
Wake Island (Montreal)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (Toronto)
Zeshan Bagewadi (Chicago, IL)
Wild Moccasins (Houston TX)
The Veldt (Raleigh NC)
Uzuhan (Atlanta GA)
Tim Atlas (San Jose CA)
Promiseland (New York NY)
Qais Essar (Phoenix AZ)
Navy Gangs (Brooklyn NY)
Mother Falcon (Austin TX)
Mr. Kitty (Austin TX)
MIKNNA (Los Angeles CA)
Alsarah & the Nubatones (Brooklyn NY)
IAN SWEET (Los Angeles CA)
Hypoluxo (Brooklyn NY)
G Yamazawa (Durham NC)
La Luz (Los Angeles CA)
Jazzy Amra (Bronx NY)
CLARA (Los Angeles CA)
Club Night (Oakland CA)
Dezorah (McAllen TX)
Didi (Columbus OH)
Ben Aqua (Austin TX)
To see the full list of artists performing, and for more information, check out www.sxsw.com!
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Written by: Jhube Veradio @jhubeJELLO
Diversity is our thing at Asian Pop Radio and that’s one of the reasons why we were excited to interview Soju Love!
Soju is a Korean drag queen based in Chicago, USA, who has just released a super sweet and super juicy debut track “So Juicy”! It’s a fun and catchy bubblegum pop song that has a slight nod to the older style of K-Pop music like Girls Generation and f(x). The single is available on all digital platforms, and will be accompanied by a music video very soon!
In the podcast, Jhube talks to Soju about the highlights from her career. From (still) being a baby drag queen to being asked to fly to New York and report on one of the biggest drag events in the world RuPaul’s DragCon, she is still as humble as ever! You can tell she loves the art of drag and loves all of her fans that support her in everything she does.
You can watch Soju on her YouTube channel where she interviews many talented artists on her show “Shot With Soju”. She self describes herself as "the Connie Chung of drag" but she’s totally Oprah Winfrey! What do you guys think?