More Columbus bands to crash SXSW

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Columbus should have a significant presence in Austin during South by Southwest this year even besides the bastion of bands putting on the unofficial We Are Columbus Ohio event.

Add She Bears, a recent transplant from Athens, to a list of official showcasing acts that includes Times New Viking, Lydia Loveless and The Main Street Gospel. The indie rockers will take part in the Deep Elm Records showcase next Friday in Austin.

A week before, they'll launch a tour southward with fellow Columbus bands The Saturday Giant and Ease the Medic, both of whom have unofficial gigs lined up during SXSW. The groups play a farewell show Friday at Kobo.

Winter Makes Sailors, the project of Columbus singer-songwriter Sean Gardner, will join the tour after Friday's show.

Saturday Giant & Ease the Medic

9 p.m. Friday, March 11

Kobo

2950 N. High St., Campus

kobolive.com