Grammy win­ner, tech talks, mu­sic on tap to­day at SXSW

South by South­west con­tin­ues, with the Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in full swing. Here are five things to know for Wed­nes­day:


The Grammy-win­ning com­poser, pro­ducer and mu­si­cian will de­liver a mu­sic key­note at 11 a.m. at the Austin Con­ven­tion Cen­ter. The word “leg­end” is of­ten overused but en­tirely ap­pro­pri­ate for Rodgers, who’s worked with David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross and Du­ran Du­ran, among many oth­ers. Open to SXSW cre­den­tials.

A big night for the North Carolina band. Doc­u­men­tary “May It Last: A Por­trait of the Avett Broth­ers” — di­rected by Judd Apa­tow and Michael Bon­figlio — pre­mieres at 7 p.m. at the Para­mount The­atre. The band is ex­pected on the red car­pet and is sched­uled to play a SXSW show at 11 p.m. at ACL Live.

NPR’s an­nual show­case at Stubb’s in­cludes Syl­van Esso, the New Pornog­ra­phers and Lizzo, one of our picks for fest break­out act. Other sets to­day: Va­lerie June, Danny Brown, Ti­nashe, Solange and Jimmy Eat World.

The pop­u­lar and free day shows in the park­ing lot start at noon. Day one lineup: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Beach Slang, Robyn Hitch­cock & Emma Swift, Mod­ern English, Gabriel Gar­zon Mon­tano, JoJo and Nick Grant.

The SXSW Con­fer­ence has two days of pro­gram­ming de­voted to the new ad­min­is­tra­tion and how its poli­cies might af­fect in­dus­tries. Panel ti­tles in­clude “The State of the Open In­ter­net in the Age of Trump,” “Trump, China, and Trade Wars: Tech in the Trenches?” and “How Will Trump Steer Car and Trans­porta­tion Tech?”


Brett Ma­son of Austin crowd surfs dur­ing a set by Thee Oh Sees at the In­de­pen­dence and La­gu­ni­tas Bug Out party at the Scoot Inn dur­ing South by South­west on Tues­day. Pop­u­lar and free day shows in the Water­loo park­ing lot start at noon Wed­nes­day.

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