SXSW Randoms: The National, Body of War, Videos

In an interview with Gothamist, Matt Berninger from The National says they’ll be at SXSW this year.

DirecTV will be broadcasting sessions out of SXSW, limited live audience. Details and schedule here.

Songs Illinois posted a bunch of videos from SXSW’s of the past, dating back to 1993.

Thursday night at Stubb’s is the Body of War event featuring Kimya Dawson, Serj Tarkian, Tom Morello, Brendon Jenkins, and Special Guests. On the schedule they’re listed to perform for about 90 minutes. Body of War is a documentary that is also premiering at SXSW. Details on the film here.

So what about the Body of War special guests? I have no inside knowledge, but this article on Billboard discusses the soundtrack. Also on the soundtrack are Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes and more……

  • http://www.chromewaves.net frank

    maybe the national are on the saturday night at Stubbs’ bill? It’s empty right now, except for Duffy, and they’re about big enough.

  • http://www.myspace.com/monumenttonoone uselessgoo

    the national sounded really good at acl fest last year.

  • http://www.reveillemag.com solace

    Frank, yep, that’s my guess too

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  • hecubus

    im guessing the national will be playing the big kick off show at stubbs on tuesday night. they’re scheduled to play NYC on the 13th and 14th

  • http://sxswbaby.com kathryn

    I’m with hecubus — forgot about the Film Closing/Music Opening party on Tuesday.

    Here’s their dates in NYC. It’s actually just guitarist Bryce.

    13 MAR: NYC, NY – THE KITCHEN / Bryce Dessner + Glenn Kotche w/ Matthew Richie // Tickets >>
    14 MAR: NYC, NY – THE KITCHEN / Bryce Dessner + Glenn Kotche w/ Matthew Richie // Tickets >>