SPRITZ, PITCH & SOUNDS: ITALIA AT SXSW 2023 | DAYTIME SHOWCASE & MIXER
THE PLANETARY GROUP PRESENTS: SPRITZ, PITCH & SOUNDS: ITALIA AT SXSW 2023 2023 DAYTIME SHOWCASE & MIXER
At SXSW 2023, the Italian Trade Agency invites you to the Capital Ballroom A of The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel to engage with international investors and innovative Italian startups for a night of music, entertainment, and networking on March 14th, 2023 starting at 6:30pm CST.
A selection of the best new Italian artists will be presented by the Italian Trade Agency at SXSW 2023 in Austin, Texas on March 14th, alongside authentic Italian Spritz and food in partnership with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italian Start UP, Be IT, and further international cooperation.
The evening showcase's roster includes celebrated Italian indie acts such as Baseball Gregg, Her Skin, and Prim.
The Stephen F Austin Royal Sonesta Hotel - 701 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701
The social mixer will begin at 6:30pm CST, followed by a live music showcase at 8pm. More information can be found HERE.
SPRITZ, PITCH & SOUNDS: ITALIA AT SXSW 2023 SCHEDULE:
8:15pm-9pm Her Skin
9:15pm-10pm Baseball Gregg
10:15pm-11 pm Prim
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
(Download hi-res Her Skin press photo HERE)
Her Skin is an Italian singer-songwriter that blends intimate freak folk with faded punk. Sara Ammendolia is her real name, and her music is characterized by sad lyrics coupled with lighter melodies. The sophomore album of Her Skin, I started a garden, will be released via WWNBB four years after her debut album, Find a place to sleep. This album contains nine new songs that address the mess of being in your 20s, feeling lonely, nostalgic, out of place, and unsure of where you belong. Her Skin explains, "In writing this album, I was waiting for myself to become myself again, but I've learned that everything you bury is a seed."
(Download hi-res Baseball Gregg press photo HERE)
Baseball Gregg is a pop duo from California and Italy. Over a few late spring nights, the duo recorded their first songs, which eventually resulted in their self-titled debut EP, 2014's Baseball Gregg. During the summer of 2015, the duo spent afternoons writing and recording Vacation (2016), their debut LP. With the release of Ciao for Now (2016) and Sleep (2018), the band toured extensively through the U.S. and Europe, performing at SXSW and Iceland Airwaves.
In 2019, Baseball Gregg released a new song every month: their next project slowly unfolded. The 12 singles were then compiled into Calendar (2020). Their fourth album, Pastimes (2022), was released two years later and was one of the year's best albums according to Week In Pop.
(Download hi-res Prim press photo HERE)
Irene Pignatti's solo project Prim draws inspiration from British and American indie pop/rock. With her first release in 2019, she has incorporated this influence into her writing.
Prim released the EP Before You Leave in 2020 and the album When Monday Comes in 2021; written during the pandemic when everyone was deprived of physical and social contact, leaving us waiting for a better future. Symbolically, the title of the album emphasizes that there will always be another day after Sunday.
In 2022, Prim competed in the Italian version of X Factor, earning overwhelming praise for her voice and interpretation.