[SXSW impt update 03/01]
If you’ve been living in the 90’s and don’t know what social media is, then you’ve completely missed the big news that Drunken Tiger, Yoonmirae, Bizzy (aka MFBTY) are coming to renowned awesome-encompassing South by Southwest.
Yes, you read that correctly: MFBTY is performing in America.
Over the weeks, we’ve been posited with a number of questions, including if the group will do extra shows nationwide, and if additional Feel Ghood Music artists are coming.
With the performance less than 3 weeks away, we’ve broken down the most common questions to help all fans attending.
The Basic Who/What/When:
The group will be performing FRIDAY, MARCH 17TH, at The Belmont, Austin, TX. They will be part of SXSW annual KPOP Night Out (hosted by KOCCA), a showcase of mainstream and independent Korean artists. Others performing include Red Velvet, No Brain, Big Phony, Hyorin, and Galaxy Express.
On The SXSW website, you will see that MFBTY technically is not listed as an artist, but Yoonmirae an Drunken Tiger are. While listed as 2 separate artists, they will have Bizzy, and two other Feel Ghood Music artists, Junoflo and Ann One joining them.
The set is to last 80 minutes (check SXSW GO for details). That is A LOT OF SONGS.
Admission details regarding passes and wristbands are listed on the SXSW website.
Passes don’t just buy you entry into this performance, but EVERYTHING at SXSW.
Music wristbands will get you entry into all SXSW music shows.
The event is 18+, contrary to past years being 21+.
Will We (The International Website) Be There?
Yes, we will be at the show hours ahead, maybe with some fun swag 🙂
Will There Be MFBTY Merchandise?
That is something up to Feel Ghood Music. We have not heard anything about merchandise.
Can I Bring My DSLR Camera?
With the exception of press, attendees will generally not be allowed to bring professional cameras. All cameras will be inspected at the door. Phone cameras are allowed.
Will MFBTY Be Doing Any Other Shows at SXSW Or On Tour?
No, there is only one show. MFBTY hardly does US shows, so go to this or forever hold your peace.
“I Am Press And Would Like To Interview MFBTY.”
Please send your inquiry to Max Freedman firstname.lastname@example.org. For anyone who emailed us, all your inquiries were forwarded already.
Out-of-Towners, Book Your Plane/Hotels ASAP.
The number of available and affordable places to stay is drying up (AirBNB is down to less 1% availability for close places under $120/night). The area you will be looking at is Downtown/University of Texas Austin. The further out, the more availability, but less transport options. Make a decision this week if you’re still contemplating flying in.
What To Pack
Portable chargers, wall chargers, umbrella, lightweight clothing, extra shoes. It’s warm and rainy in Austin. Your phone will die, so bring everything you need to keep you connected.
Getting To The Venue
Downtown Austin is serviced by a number of rails, buses, and carriages. However, parking is a P-I-T-A. There is no Uber or Lyft either. Plan ahead for other car sharing options.
Don’t Just Go To One Show
SXSW is a massive music, film, interactive, EVERYTHING festival. Tons of free food, parties, drinks, etc. There are a number of social media accounts monitoring free events (most summarized here). Enjoy your time while in town!
Get Back To the Airport Early, Especially If You’re Leaving Sunday
SXSW brings in thousands of people, most of whom leave Sunday. The Austin airport is tiny, and lines will be backed up (yes, even with TSA Pre-Check). Allow for 3-4 hours prior to your flight.
If you have any other questions not answered here, email us or hit us up on any of our social media channels.
See you in Austin!
More SXSW here.
Photo: StarDaily, Junoflo (note Myundo and Superbee are pictured, but not attending this showcase)
-Drunken Tiger International