Shaggydog Goes SXSW, Austin, Texas 2016

Shaggydog, the band was established in Sayidan, Yogyakarta on the 1st of June 1997. With an increasingly evolving musicality and skill, they’ve shown that they are not only accepted by music lovers in Indonesia, but they’re also heating up the music industry across the globe. Through some great connections, Shaggydog was offered a tour in Holland in June 2004 by Festival Mundial Production. The success of this tour was followed with another tour of Holland from March to April 2006, this time as headliners. In August 2009 Shaggydog performed to crowds at the Darwin Festival in Australia. Then through their booking agency at DoggyHouse Records management, in the end of 2015 the band was offered to play in the 2016's edition of The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences & Festivals.

SXSW is a mega annual music and entertainment festival in Austin, Texas, USA. Since it was established in 1987, the event has changed in some surprising and significant directions, but at its core, SXSW remains an innovative tool for creative people to develop their careers by bringing them together from around the globe to meet, learn and share ideas. Today SXSW offers the unique industry convergence of music, film, and emerging technologies. The event is a launch pad for innovative content with new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings providing exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for all the people attending the events. 

Big bands and acts such as Metallica, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake, Tori Amos, Prince, Lionel Richie, Bruce Springsteen, Hanson, Norah Jones, Iggy Pop, Green Day, Johnny Cash through to Indonesian's The SIGIT and also White Shoes And The Couple Company have played at the SXSW Music Festival. Bands invited to the event receive one on one mentoring from well known peers in the industry and attend workshops and perform. Some important figures in the history of entertainment have also participated as keynote speakers at SXSW, including Elliott Mazer (Neil Young's producer), Tony Brown (MCA Records), and David Fricke (Rolling Stone magazine). Screen stars Sandra Bullock, Paul Walker, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Wood and movie directors Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez have all taken part as speakers in the discussion panels at SXSW Film. On the technology front, Edward Snowden, Mark Zuckerberg, Al Gore, and also Sean Parker (Napster) have been keynote speakers in the SXSW Interactive events.

Shaggydog, who is the only representative from Indonesia in the SXSW 2016, will promote some of their new songs from the forthcoming album as well as several of their hits. The band is fully supported by Hurley, Electrohell, Malaria House and Rumah Budaya Indonesia as well as the Indonesian government, especially the Indonesian Consulate at Houston, Texas. This year SXSW 2016 will take place on March 15th-20th. The band will play two shows: Thursday, March 17 starting at 8 PM at Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St) and a second show on Saturday, March 19 starting at 9 PM at Russian House (307 E 5th St). Other acts in this year’s festival include: USA's Rock: Mercury Rev, Pop Punk legend: NOFX, Taiwanese Rapper: Aristophanes, and many more. For further information about the SXSW 2016.

Executive Producer : Rizal Tanjung
Produced by : Malaria House
Directed by : Haris 'Boris' Ahmadilapa
Editor : Haris 'Boris' Ahmadilapa, Gilang Kusuma
Music by : Shaggydog

Presented by : Malaria House.
www.malariahouse.com