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SXSW to Hold K-POP Showcase Featuring 8 Korean Music Groups

Epik High (Image Yonhap)

SEOUL, Feb. 6 (Korea Bizwire) – The world’s leading music industry event, SXSW Music and Media Conference, is holding a ‘K-Pop Night Out’ that showcases 8 Korean bands on March 19, according to an announcement from the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) on February 5.

The featured bands are Epik High, Crayon Pop, indie rock band Asian Chairshot, electronic musician Hitchhiker, indie girl group The Barberettes, two-piece electronic band EE, oriental garage rock band Eastern Sidekick, and Breath, a band composed of two gayageum-playing girls.

James Minor, General Manager of the SXSW Music Festival, selected The Barberettes, Breath, EE, Eastern Sidekick and Asian Chairshot after attending the Seoul International Music Fair (MU:CON Seoul) in 2014.

The KOCCA will be operating a joint promotional booth for the 8 groups from March 16 to 18, and a networking opportunity with MU:CON Seoul for SXSW conference attendees on March 20.

SXSW, now in its 29th year, offers networking opportunities, conference activities, showcases, panels, talks, and a music gear expo at the Austin Convention Center in Texas during the day. The night program features musical performances of more than 2,200 regional, national and international acts.

By Lina Jang (

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