Calexico contributes to documentary debuting at SXSW

Wait! Before you finalize your SXSW festival schedule for this year, hear us out! You’ve penciled way too much time in for meals. Let’s be practical. You can eat anytime. SXSW comes but once a year. Here’s the late add that you need to make--

Acclaimed photographer and debut film director Andrew Shapter will be premiering “Before the Music Dies,” a new documentary observing the evolution of popular music in America. According to the film’s website, the results of Shapter's research and travel include many thought-provoking interviews with fans, journalists, record execs and musicians--one of which is Calexico. The band purportedly contributes both commentary and live performances to the documentary.

The film’s debut will take place at 4:30pm on Sunday, March 12 at the Paramount Theatre. The film will be followed by an after-party with live music beginning at 8pm in the Austin Music Hall. Much more information can be found at the film’s official website.