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First Avenue, Etix, Gimme Noise and The Current announce SXSW day party

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For the second consecutive year, First Avenue is teaming up with my former stomping grounds, Gimme Noise, to showcase some of the most high-profile Minnesota artists at a SXSW day party down in Austin, Texas. And this year, First Avenue’s ticket partner Etix and 89.3 The Current are joining in on the fun. We couldn’t be more excited to share our lineup with you this morning.

From fiery string band Trampled by Turtles to hip-hop heavyweights Doomtree, Brother Ali, and Prof, to recently signed Domino indie rockers Night Moves, our party will show festival attendees just how energized and talented the Minnesota music scene is in 2012. Plus the Get Cryphy DJs, fresh off their big four-year anniversary bash in the Mainroom, will be on hand to keep the party banging between sets.

The party is going down at Swan Dive, a relatively new venue off Red River and 6th St. in the heart of downtown. Here are set times:

12:00pm Doors
12:30pm Prof
1:30pm Night Moves
2:30pm Brother Ali
3:30pm Doomtree
4:30pm Trampled by Turtles
Get Cryphy DJs (between sets)

The event is free and 21+. If you’re heading down to Austin this year, we hope you’ll add our shindig to your dance card!