Beck to perform on SXSW benefit show for nonprofits supporting gay Texans
Acclaimed indie rocker Beck will deliver a keynote speech at Southwest Music Festival March 18. The following night, the sonic innovator, who is nominated for the 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will perform a solo acoustic show at ACL Live.
The show will be open to those with SXSW badges and wristbands. Additionally, the venue is selling a limited number of tickets that will benefit two organizations working for LGBTQ rights in Texas. The beneficiaries are Texas Equality and Texas Transgender Education Network.
Tickets for the show go on sale Wednesday at noon. More information.
Another SXSW keynote speaker, Michelle Zauner, has also just added an official showcase with her group Japanese Breakfast, at midnight March 16 at 3Ten. This lounge is only open to badges and bracelets; given the small size of the venue, wristband holders are unlikely to enter. The other previously announced performance from Japanese Breakfast is a non-SXSW takes place March 17 at Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion at Spicewood.
Also announced Tuesday morning, though not part of SXSW, is a Saturday show at Antone’s with Austin indie band Spoon, celebrating their acclaimed new album “Lucifer on the Sofa” released last month.
Similar to a surprise show last summer at Mohawk, fans will need to purchase tickets in person. The Antone ticket office opens at noon on Tuesday. Tickets are $30 and non-transferable, with a limit of two tickets per person. More information.