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Taiwan Beats Showcase to bring a stunning lineup to SXSW Music Festival

  • Date:2023-03-13~2023-03-18

The 2023 South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is coming up on March 13 to 18, and the Taiwan Beats Showcase has announced that it will be held at the Elysium on March 14, bringing together the most representative and versatile Taiwanese artists, including Elephant Gym (大象體操), 9m88, LÜCY, deca joins, The Chairs (椅子樂團) and SiNNER MOON, for a series of performances.

In addition to the Taiwan beats showcase, these Taiwanese talents have arranged a series of collaborations and additional performances during the SXSW festival. Jazz singer-songwriter 9m88 is invited to perform in the all-Asian showcase Tiger Den, a collaboration between alternative K-pop group Balming Tiger and Asian American entertainment company Jaded. Rapper SiNNER MOON will be a special guest at a performance by Japanese "poetry rapper" Haru Nemuri, as they collaborated on their new single "Old Fashioned" earlier this year. Poetic alternative rock band deca joins are on the road for their "Reverie's edge" world tour.

Math rock trio Elephant Gym will be performing on their new album "Dreams," showcasing their never-ending creativity and excellence in performing techniques. Singer-songwriter LÜCY released her self-titled debut album while performing at the Primavera Sound Festival in Spain last year. For her debut show in the US, LÜCY will lead the audience into her intriguing creative universe with a soothing, characteristic voice. Nostalgic trio The Chairs performed online at the 2021 Taiwan Beats Showcase, and their impressive performance at the indoor shrimping ground was one of the annual highlights of SXSW.

Taiwan Beats Showcase is a project initiated by the Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) and organized by Young Team Productions. This year, Taiwan Beats Showcase is returning to SXSW live, to showcase the music scene and experience unique to the island from Asia. For more information about the 2023 Taiwan Beats Showcase, please click here.

(Photo courtesy of Young Team Productions)