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UKNY for March 14

Phoebe Green (photo by Phoebe Fox, PR)

Phoebe Green (photo by Phoebe Fox, PR)

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Back on March 6, 2020, the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas was one of the very first casualties of this long and painful pandemic lockdown when the event was cancelled days from its start. But while a gathering of thousands of musicians anywhere is still impossible in 2021, this year SXSW has adapted and gone virtual in all ways, from tech to movies to music.

The music festival, which begins March 16 and continues digitally through March 20 (and yes, pricey passes are still required) has an intriguing lineup of British and international artists, performing sets from far-flung locales, a long way from Austin's Sixth Street. On tonight's "UKNY" at 11 p.m., an hour-long preview of some of those showcasing British and international musicians and bands, like Manchester's Phoebe Green, Watford's Connie Constance, Cambridge/London's Black Country, New Road, Leeds' Yard Act, London's Matilda Mann, Johannesburg's Bongeziwe Mabandla and many others.

That's "UKNY," Sunday nights from 11 p.m.-midnight, on 90.7, streaming online, and available after broadcast in the Weekend Archives.

Songs played:

1. Connie Constance, “Costa Del Margate,” The Butterfly Club EP
2. Virginia Wing, “St. Francis Fountain,” PrivateLIFE
3. Yard Act, “Dark Days,” Dark Days EP
4. Penelope Isles, “Leipzig,” Until the Tide Creeps In
5. Katy J. Pearson, “Beautiful Soul,” Return
6. Porij, “150,” Breakfast mixtape
7. Black Country, New Road, “Opus,” for the first time
8. lau.ra feat. JessB, “Don’t Waste My Time,” single
9. Phoebe Green, “A World I Forgot,” I Can’t Cry for You EP
10. Beauty Sleep, “The Dark,” Be Kind
11. Olivia Dean, “Echo,” What Am I Gonna Do on Sundays EP
12. Babeheaven, “In My Arms,” Home for Now
13. (Johannesburg, SA) Bongeziwe Mabandla, “Jikeleza” iiMini
14. Matilda Mann, “Japan,” Because I Wanted You To Know EP