SCHED* SXSW 2011 has ended
Back To Schedule
Saturday, March 19 • 11:00pm - Sunday, March 20 •12:00am

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

What do Givers give? It is an often overlooked, yet all too important question concerning these starry-eyed melodi-mystic rebels. They take hearts, this much is known. They certainly take away any restraint one may have had concerning revealing dance moves. They take time, they take care, they take naps, they STEAL attention… but what do they GIVE?! I stare intently between songs, through lasers, feathers, sweat, confetti, paint, at these friends who i must now call people as they are at once also strangers in the throes of the prismauditory hallucination that is their music. The colors, tones, shapes, and threads, up-beat, weaving, psych-folk, meshing, afro-delic, beckoning my mind out into the open, much as a dream catcher above one’s bed. Then it hits me: Givers give dreams. Seeing them perform is to be overloaded with blissful information. More than one’s mind could ever hope to descramble and classify within any 24 hour period. Their music is not only music; it is motivation, inspiration, and a celebration of the world around us. To experience it is to be changed forever, for the better; to know that you yourself have more to Give. -Jake Hebert GIVERS were picked by Dirty Projectors for a an east coast/south east Fall 09 Tour. With 2 successful follow up headlining tours in 2010, GIVERS were able to build a " grass root" following and win fans along the way. Do to a successful 2010 , GIVERS were selected by Ra Ra Riot for a 2010 Fall tour. Recently GIVERS were picked by Stereogum as the band to Watch for August as well as their top 40 bands of 2010. Our first full length LP is finished and ready to be released. We are just deciding on a home for it.

avatar for GIVERS


In understanding GIVERS, it’s helpful to think of a constellation, a configuration of points of brightness that when placed in succession, led to the Lafayette, Louisiana-based quintet’s brilliant debut. The metaphor proves particularly useful given the name of their album... Read More →

Saturday March 19, 2011 11:00pm - Sunday March 20, 2011 12:00am CDT
Emo's Jr

Attendees (0)