Thursday Night SXSW Showcases

Marina Kaye
Marina Kaye

France Rocks/Bureau Export

8pm, Central Presbyterian Church

One of SXSW's most prominent foreign relations connections returns for an encore. Festival veterans Lys' ever-changing lineup behind lead singer Nicolas Veron expands to include Placebo drummer Steve Hewitt. Childhood friends L.E.J. (Lucie, Elisa, Juliette) have been making a name for themselves in France as go-to openers for artists such as Pharrell. Guillaume Simon has made the SXSW rounds with his former band Shine, but this time he returns under solo project Indolore, which sounds touched by Nick Drake's specific brand of melancholy. Scarecrow amps things up, the quartet tapping into the more instrumental side of hip-hop and blues blends, and Marseille's Marina Kaye brings the night to a close with the mega pipes that got her recognition on France's version of the Got Talent series.

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