"...ATX6 today announced its new group of rising Austin musicians that will represent our fair city at North By Northeast (NXNE) and other international festivals this year. The six locals selected are Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer...."
"...The Horseshoe show is great and surprisingly buzzing for a Tuesday night. Turns out that just as SXSW has hundreds of volunteers to stuff tote bags full of goodies for its attendees, NXNE does too! Many of those volunteers are ready to party after a hard day’s work...."
"...Glass, ambient folkie Aisha Burns, Americana badass Leo Rondeau, and country songwriter Carson McHone. Devised by Austin Independent Radio's Chris Brecht and financed by local venue and media sponsors, with insitutional help provided by the city of Austin's music office, the opportunity offers the group, four of whom have never performed in the Great White North, exposure at a NXNE showcase..."
"...Brecht’s lunch date revealed that only two local artists were coming to NXNE, scheduled for June 13-22: Spoon and Alejandro Escovedo – though four others, Zorch, Madisons, and LNS Crew members Kydd Jones and Cory Kendrix, have since been added. Brecht suggested he should organize an ATX contingent, but the two laughed it off under the guise of “no time.”..."
"...I'm standing in the back of a ballroom in the cellar of the Toronto Hilton this past weekend in Canada, during the second North by Northeast Music and Media Conference (NXNE) watching the songwriters panel. It is not really a panel, as each songwriter performs a few songs..."
"...He shifted his creativity into more entrepreneurial endeavors by founding Austin Independent Radio, a streaming app for local music. Following his fortuitous conversation at SXSW, he saw the need and potential for a program like ATX6, so Brecht recruited sponsorship from local venues and SXSW to help get the initial group to Toronto for NXNE..."
"...Their album, Snakehouse, comes out Tuesday, April 24. See the Cliks at 10:30pm, Saturday, March 17, at Momo's part of the NXNE Showcase...."
"...If some of the bands at South by Southwest 2000 weren't "real" enough for some people, the scene along Red River certainly got more than real enough over the course of the music festival. Over at the Red Eyed Fly, trouble was to be expected at the Junk Records showcase night on Saturday; the River City Rapists and specifically singer Johnny Motard had SXSW reps on edge due to their general reputation and past trangressions at NXNE and other music fests..."
"...SXSW director Roland Swenson says the action was in response to the conference receiving a large number of calls from confused people asking if the two events were related. Swenson denies any ill will toward such enterprises, saying that SXSW (which also owns trademarks for events such as NXNW and NXNE) is merely protecting its trademark..."
"...Toronto is one of my favorite cities, but this trip was mostly work. NXNE spread across 28 clubs, mostly on Queen, College, and Spadina streets in Toronto..."
"...Vocalist Brenley MacEachern has a voice like strawberry teardrops, in that you'd like to console her and devour her all at the same time. A rousing success at NXNE '98 (yes, they're Canadian..."