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Friday, March 11
 

8:30pm

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

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SapientNitro invites 2011 SXSW Interactive attendees to kick off their festival experience at the longest Mix at Six party ever. Our Carnival of Convergence will bring together the technologically mesmerizing with the freakishly entertaining. Another reason not to miss? The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will take the stage at 8:30, and starting at 10pm, DJ Spider will keep you dancing into the late, late night. Games, prizes, sideshows, appetizers...and open bar (like we'd forget the importance of that at SXSW). 


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Friday March 11, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Venue 222 222 E 6th St
 
Tuesday, March 15
 

8:00pm

The ThoughtCriminals
Somewhere at the intersection of indie hip hop, rock and nerdcore culture you will find Charlotte's premiere live hip hop band, The ThoughtCriminals. Having opened for indie stalwarts Mr. Dibbs, Ceschi, Astronautalis and Bleubird their indie hip hop credibility is firmly intact - yet they also feel comfortable effortlessly blazing stages with nerdcore heroes MC Frontalot, Random (AKA Mega Ran) and Dual Core. Their lead MC, Mikal kHill, often uses an 8-bit NES system in live performances, and has also been credited with contributions on Sage Francis' live album, "Road Tested". Never content with stagnation, they've also shared the stage wth Prayers for Atheists, an activist punk band, as well as many other local and national bands of wildly varying genres. Inspired by everything from George Orwell and Public Enemy to 8-bit video game soundtracks and Elliott Smith, The ThoughtCriminals provide a wide musical landscape through which to journey on their current EP "Still Standing". Featuring tracks that range from contemporary hip hip to nerdcore, with an emphasis on melody and hard drums, "Still Standing" is a must-have for anyone with an eye towards creative music with no boundaries.
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The ThoughtCriminals

Somewhere at the intersection of indie hip hop, rock and nerdcore culture you will find Charlotte’s premiere live hip hop band, The ThoughtCriminals. The ThoughtCriminals have made songs with some of nerdcore's biggest names, and Mikal kHill co-created the "Browncoats Mixtape" with... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

8:00pm

Two Star Symphony
Two Star Symphony is Houston's most unusual music ensemble. Performing in quartet and octet configurations, Two Star compose and perform original music across a wide variety of genres. Known for their collaborative approach to composing, each member of Two Star Symphony brings a unique background and set of musical influences to their works, creating an original and distinctive style. Two Star is also known for their collaborations with artists in all mediums, and for bringing their music to venues and audiences that may not normally listen to "classical" music. In that spirit, they have written dance, film, and theater scores, partnering for performances with groups like the Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, BobbinDoctrin Puppet Theatre, University of Houston School of Theatre and Dance, American Ballet Theatre, and more. Most recently, Two Star performed at SXSW 2010 and were featured speakers/performers at TEDxHouston. Two Star Symphony performs on a set of custom matched instruments by master luthier Anton Krutz.
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Two Star Symphony

Two Star Symphony is Houston's most unusual music ensemble. Performing in quartet and octet configurations, Two Star compose and perform original music across a wide variety of genres. Known for their collaborative approach to composing, each member of Two Star Symphony brings a unique... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

8:30pm

Dual Core
Brought together by the power of the internet (and perhaps a touch of musical providence), Cincinnati-based computer programmer int eighty and Manchester-area graphic designer c64 have been rocking the more studious side of the hip-hop underground since 2007. Their debut release Zero One – featuring Counter-Strike anthem “Hostage Down” and club banger “Give Me Wings” – was summarily embraced by the tech set as a welcome shift in the contemporary hip-hop paradigm. It’s somehow only fitting that it wasn’t until after the success of this musical social experiment that the members of Dual Core finally met face-to-face, further cementing both their unique friendship and the strength of their artistic collaboration. The group’s follow-up, the Super Powers mixtape, combined eighty’s skillful storytelling and 64′s frenetic beats with additional contributions from nerdcore heavy-hitters YTCracker, ZeaLouS1, Beefy and MC Wreckshin, and precipitated a veritable flurry of major concert opportunities. In the aftermath of Super Powers, Dual Core became the first nerdcore group to play both the main stages at Las Vegas’s DEFCON, the world’s largest hacker convention, and the CCC Camp hacker conference in Germany. The crush of gigs and the rabid response of new fans led to quick sell-outs of both albums. Thankfully, in 2008 Dual Core released their second full-length Lost Reality – boasting hacker love song “My GF Is…” and blistering posse cut “Fantastic Four” – at Notacon in Cleveland, Ohio. The duo continued to support the artistic triumph that was Lost Reality by gigging coast-to-coast at hacker conventions, technology conferences and even Orlando’s Nerdapalooza, the world’s only festival dedicated solely to the music of geeks and technophiles. By the release of 2009′s epic follow-up Next Level, these venues, as well as media outlets like Wired.com and internet television network Revision3, had become old haunts to the duo and their unique sound. With this fourth release, a collection of musings about the joys of music, the banality of the daily grind and the miracles of modern technology, Dual Core continue to exhibit the kind of artistic growth that is the very bedrock of all quality music. With sharper production and more cleverly calculated flows, it is a fitting soundtrack to the 21st century. In a world where the underground cultures of hip-hop and computer tech have leapt stylistic and scholarly boundaries to become the accepted parlance, their amalgamation is nothing short of expected. Yet somehow, Dual Core is scarcely what one would call predictable.
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Dual Core

BROUGHT TOGETHER BY THE POWER OF THE INTERNET (AND PERHAPS A TOUCH OF MUSICAL PROVIDENCE), CALIFORNIA BASED COMPUTER PROGRAMMER / RAPPER INT EIGHTY AND ENGLISH WEB DESIGNER / MUSIC PRODUCER C64 HAVE BEEN ROCKING THE MORE STUDIOUS SIDE OF THE HIP HOP UNDERGROUND SINCE 2007. Their debut... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

8:30pm

Romulus Ate
Romulus Ate is a performance group that came together in the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance. Formed in 2010, Romulus lives in the space between performance art, a dance concert, and a rock show. The music combines elements of pop, rock, and ambient electronic genres. The company of 5 dancers, 2 lighting designers, 4 musicians, a makeup artist and a costume designer perform an energy filled set with flashing lights, thumping music, and sweaty bodies. The show was designed with the idea of combining a professional theatrical production with the grittiness of a rock show, and creating a performance world in which anything can happen. During the set, traditional boundaries of performance, gender, and musical genre are subverted and reinvestigated through the passion driven work of the company.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13433

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Romulus Ate

Romulus Ate is a performance group that came together in the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance. Formed in 2010, Romulus lives in the space between performance art, a dance concert, and a rock show. The music combines elements of pop, rock, and ambient electronic... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

9:00pm

Admiral Fallow
ADMIRAL FALLOW www.admiralfallow.com ALBUM “BOOTS MET MY FACE” UK WIDE RELEASE 28 MARCH 2011 SINGLE “SQUEALING PIGS” 28 MARCH 2011 SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST MARCH 2011 FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF “DELIVERED – ALT VERSION” AVAIL NOW UK HEADLINE CLUB TOUR MARCH 2011 BIOGRAPHY Admiral Fallow is the latest stunning artist whose March 21st 2011 released album Boots Met My Face has been produced by award winning engineer Paul Savage; former Delgados drummer and winner of the 2010 UK Producers’ Guild “Breakthrough Producer of the Year” award. “Boots” was recorded at Savage’s renowned Glasgow studio Chem 19, a studio that in 2009 / 2010 / 2011 alone gave us wonderful albums from Phantom Band, Twilight Sad, King Creosote, The Unwinding Hours, Emma Pollock, Idlewild, Mogwai and The Burns Unit. Paul Savage also recorded the latest Franz Ferdinand album. Admiral Fallow comprises:- Louis Abbott – singing, guitars Sarah Hayes – flute, keyboards, singing Joe Rattray - stand up double bass Kevin Brolly – clarinet, keyboards Philip Hague – drums Craig Grant – guitars, singing Lead singer and main writer Louis Abbott gives an idea of what fans can expect of the album when he says, “All of the songs document the first chapter of my life, be it memories from school or kicking a ball about with my childhood chums. All of the songs are taken from real life events. There's no fiction. I'm not into making up stories or characters for the sake of trying to stir emotions. They are songs about friends and family as well as a fair bit of self-evaluation.” Their sets go from simple voice and guitar compositions (‘Four Bulbs’), through stomping Wilco-esque tunes to riotous cacophonies of white noise; their songs about alienation within relationships and experiences of “youth” itself are sung and screamed with utter abandon while the band work themselves into a furious frenzy… “A thrilling, cathartic experience” Sub City Radio. “……could just be the start of something massive….” The Fly review of 26.07.10 King Tuts gig Here’s the story so far………. Admiral Fallow is a stunning new group, formerly known as Brother Louis Collective, born in 2007 and gathered round the precocious talent of the young foot-stamping, faintly maniacal singer/song-writer Louis Abbott. Citing influences including Tom Waits, Elbow, Low, Midlake, King Creosote, and Springsteen, Admiral Fallow adds clarinet, flute, stand up double bass and four jaw-dropping voices to the usual indie line-up to smash through their joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well crafted songs. Louis is proud to be Scottish and his accent is to the fore in his singing, contrasting magically with the Northumbrian tones of Sarah Hayes, the second vocalist. Their live show has lead to quotes such as “…….one of the best shows I have seen at King Tuts in the last few years…..” Geoff Ellis, MD, DF Concerts of the King Tuts show 26.07.10 Fyfe Dangerfield of the Guillemots has supported and lauded this exceptional band since their formation, personally asking for them to open for the Guillemots in Glasgow and Edinburgh on their 2007 Scottish tours - and it's easy to see why. The band’s reputation quickly spread amongst Scottish promoters in 2008, culminating in their receiving the King Tut’s “Your Sound” artist of the month award and making their second appearance at the Connect Festival that summer. Headline slots at Nice and Sleazys and Oran Mor in Glasgow and The Caves in Edinburgh followed. A 5 star gig review in The Sunday Mail, a single on Euphonios Records, still using the name “Brother Louis Collective”, and Gideon Coe airplay on BBC 6Music were soon under their belts. 2008 was a year of quiet, confident progression for the band. In July 2009 the band headlined the Sunday night T Break stage at T in the Park and later that month recorded “Boots Met My Face” at Chem 19, with the UK Music Producers’ Guild “Breakthrough Producer of the Year 2010” Paul Savage at the controls, supported by The Scottish Arts Council and under the guidance of Robin and Jim at Lo-Five Management (Trashcan Sinatras, Jo Mango). They were also crowned the Scotsman’s Under The Radar band of 2009. 2010 brought the new name Admiral Fallow and the birth of the new album “Boots Met My Face”. This was self released in Scotland in partnership with the band’s management on 26 April 2010 on Lo-Five Records. (album of the week in Daily Record and Sunday Mail, **** in The List). Various Scottish bloggers’ Scottish album of the year 2010 The band decided to build up the Scottish press and general awareness in 2010, followed by a planned assault on the wider UK market later in the year and beyond to 2011, then overseas. This strategy has borne fruit so far following the BBC Introducing stage headline slot at T in the Park July 2010 and the Frightened Rabbit 13 date UK and Ireland tour December 2010 support . “Boots” gets its UK wide release on Monday 21 March 2011. On live shows in 2010, Admiral Fallow played with King Creosote at the Fence Collective’s Homegame Festival in March, toured the UK in the first 2 weeks of April and supported the Futureheads in Glasgow on 29 April. Summer festivals were good to the band who opened for King Creosote at the Glasgow West End Festival and rocked out at the Wee Chill, Rockness, the Insider festivals and, famously, on the BBC Introducing Stage at T in the Park, from where they got BBC 2 and BBC 3 TV exposure, a live Radio 1 interview with Edith Bowman and a Radio 1 daytime playlisting for “Taste The Coast”. “Absolutely beautiful…great new talent….” Edith Bowman Radio 1 “That is dreamy…really, really nice….” Fearne Cotton Radio 1 On their August 2010 Scottish tour, on consecutive nights, the band played Hometown gigs with King Creosote, Adem and Silver Columns in Anstruther and then in Paisley with Paolo Nutini, the latter broadcast for live transmission on BBC Radio2’s In Concert series. They also filmed a performance of “Subbuteo” on BBC Switch’s “The Cut” Music special, broadcast on BBC Two in August. A small UK tour in September, including 3 dates supporting the Felice Brothers, culminated in a triumphant London show at the Lexington on September 15 attended by the great and the good of the London music industry as well as an ever increasingly swelling fanbase. “The award for the best of the new acts we have seen perform recently goes to Admiral Fallow. Their excellent set at the Lexington had publishers and A&R out in force. We expect them to be huge. Led by the engaging and captivating future star that is frontman Louis Abbott the 6 piece band will soon have the world at their footballing feet” Paul Kramer, The Hit Sheet, September 2010. To round off September the band played an intimate gig at the lovely Loopallu Festival. The first single was “Subbuteo.” On BBC Radio 1’s The Review Show with Edith Bowman on 13 July 2010, guest reviewer Daniel P Carter said of “Subbuteo”……..” I bought this and listened to it 7 times in a row on the underground on my way here….its so good, so dark, so beautiful…there’s a Nick Drake feel to the guitar playing, the lyrics are really real – really amazing… ” “I really love this band. I think they’re great” Guy Garvey, Elbow, BBC 6Music With the renowned Blair McDonald of Nettwerk Publishing joining booking agent Ross Morrison of Primary Talent International aboard the good ship, and with PR from Devil PR and Radio representation from Rob Lynch at Airplayer hoving in to view, Admiral Fallow are ready to move their development to the next stage. The Frightened Rabbit support shows over the13 date tour of UK and Ireland had sold out shows in December at London, Dublin and the Glasgow Barrowlands (twice). Following this, in 2011 Admiral Fallow will undertake a headline tour of the UK in February and March 28-Feb-11 SCO EDINBURGH SNEAKY PETES 01-Mar-11 SCO ABERDEEN LEMON TREE 02-Mar-11 SCO GLASGOW ARCHES 03-Mar-11 04-Mar-11 05-Mar-11 UK LEEDS NATION OF SHOPKEEPERS 06-Mar-11 UK NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY 07-Mar-11 UK SHEFFIELD THE FORUM 08-Mar-11 UK MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE 09-Mar-11 UK LONDON LEXINGTON 10-Mar-11 UK BIRMINGHAM HARE & HOUND 11-Mar-11 12-Mar-11 UK NOTTS BODEGA 13-Mar-11 UK BRI
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Admiral Fallow

ADMIRAL FALLOW www.admiralfallow.com ALBUM “BOOTS MET MY FACE” UK WIDE RELEASE 28 MARCH 2011 SINGLE “SQUEALING PIGS” 28 MARCH 2011 SOUTH BY SOUTH WEST MARCH 2011 FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF “DELIVERED – ALT VERSION” AVAIL NOW UK HEADLINE CLUB TOUR MARCH 2011 BIOGRAPHY Admiral... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

9:00pm

Bright Light Bright Light
Bright Light Bright Light is singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rod Thomas. He already has fans in BBC Radio 1's Lauren Laverne, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens. His music mixes a love of the dancefloor with classic songwriting and has variously been described as 'Kylie-class euphoric pop (The Times), 'sleek dancefloor glamour' (ASOS) and 'ridiculously melodic electronic pop' (The Times Playlist). Debut single 'Love Part II' was written and produced with Andy Chatterley (Kylie, Nerina Pallot, Diana Vickers) and released by Popjustice HiFi last September, accompanied by b-side 'Cry At Films', which features Scissor Sisters' Del Marquis on backing vocals and guitar. When not singing his own tunes, Bright Light Bright Light knocks out remixes of other artists' work – recent versions of Kelis 'Acapella' and Ellie Goulding's 'Under The Sheets' have found themselves spread across many a tastemaker blog. Throughout November 2010, Rod was on the road with Ellie Goulding on her UK tour. In the last few months he has also shared a stage with friends Sound Of Arrows and James Yuill, Dansette Junior and The Hoosiers. Rod runs his own label, Self Raising Records, and is a member of east-London party 'collective' Sink The Pink, described by The Guardian as 'what happens when Studio 54 links up with a toddlers birthday party in a suburban ball pool centre". He is obsessed with 90s dance music, and his favourite band is Ace Of Base. NME recently called him 'the boy Robyn in all but name'.
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Bright Light Bright Light

Bright Light Bright Light is singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rod Thomas. He already has fans in BBC Radio 1's Lauren Laverne, Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens. His music mixes a love of the dancefloor with classic songwriting and has variously been described as 'Kylie-class... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

9:00pm

Grimes
Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies. Despite having little acquaintance with music before the age of 18, Grimes (born 1988) has overcome this barrier and used it to her advantage, exploding onto the music scene with a sound that is that is far different from that of her peers, and extremely broad in it's references (Mariah Carey, Salem, Cocteau Twins, Gang Gang Dance, The Smiths, Prince). And yet, while all Grimes songs are different and genre-bending, there is a strong sound that is fully her own, characterized primarily by her chameleon-like voice. She cannot read music and has no understanding of theory or notation, so her attempts to imitate often fail. Rather, the result is particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14197

Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701

9:00pm

Jamie Woon
Jamie Woon is a special talent who will carve his blues 'n' garage infused future pop songs into your brain and leave them there forever. It's music that will get people talking, made by the guitar wielding singer/songwriter and producer. You might not have heard of him yet – unless you've been tapped into the eerie, soulful end of dubstep or perhaps if you were a regular at One Taste, an acoustic night that took over festival stages at Secret Garden and Glastonbury in the late 2000s. If you'd been looking carefully, though, you might have noticed that Woon was one of the participants at the acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy in Barcelona 2008. The academy invites 60 up and coming DJs, musicians and producers from around the world to the month-long event where they are tutored by musical legends like Sly and Robbie and make tunes with the studio team - who that year included drum 'n' bass don DJ Zinc, Sa-Ra's Om'Mas Keith, D'Angelo producer Russ Elevado and Mark 'Global Communications' Pritchard. The academy has thrown up a tonne of talent over the ten years it's been going: Flying Lotus, Mr Hudson, Hudson Mohawke, J-Wow from Buraka Som Sistema and a whole host of others. This experience helped build on the fragile, atmospheric music he was making with a LoopStation, opening his eyes to the heavy new sound of Woon 2010. Two releases emerged from the musical collaborations that were born at the academy: he released 'Solidify' with electronics girl Subeena on Planet Mu, quickly followed by the twisted G-Funk of 'I'm Going Wit You' by Debruit featuring Om'Mas Keith. But you have to go back a few years to find the seeds of his new sound. In 2007 he released his version of traditional standard 'Wayfaring Stranger' with a remix from ultra-selective dubstep producer Burial on the flip. It turned people like Gilles Peterson and Mary-Anne Hobbs into full-blown Woon fans, but the release also recalibrated his musical mind. It sent him on a journey which forced him to learn and unlearn everything he knew, and took him to this place where he's primed to be one of the most exciting artists you're likely to hear all year; a man who is populist but always inventive, a modest and understated 27 year old who's making hugely ambitious music that you'll be filing, typically idiosyncratically, between your favourite Four Tet, Richard Hawley and D'Angelo records. The new sound, fuses his future pop songs with '80s reverb, ultra-tight beats and acres of bass. "I love atmosphere," he says. "I'm a fan of really deep sub bass that isn't swamped by other sounds. There's always enough room for some twinkly stuff on top and this big cavern, for the voice." The new songs, like 'Night Air' or the future bossa-nova of 'Tomorrow' or the Radiohead-go-soulful undertones of 'Street' carry the intimate emotions of his early sound into a whole different room; bigger, badder… heavier. Singer, songwriter and self-taught producer Woon made his name by playing live. He's got hundreds and hundreds of gigs under his belt, from endless spots in front of the microphone with just his guitar, an effects box and that unmistakable voice, to supporting Amy Winehouse. He's played in a full band with dubstep DJ and producer Reso on drums and he's taken stage at Sonar. You might say it's in his blood: his mother is Scottish folk legend Mae McKenna, a lady who did session vocals for a massive list of stars including Bjork, Michael Jackson and the aforementioned Kylie. Woon's influences are similarly colourful. He namechecks nu-disco king Todd Terje and 2010 future garage hotshots James Blake ("he's a beast") and Mount Kimbie . He's a fan of '90s R'n'B as well as the folk and soul stuff you'd expect, and Cajun blues master JJ Cale, a man he describes as 'the original bedroom musician'. Woon likes to take the soul lineage back to its roots: "I like people who find different ways of doing the blues. It's at the root of all popular music. Blues and bass - that's the real hybrid." He has now made the music that will let him switch between intimate gigs to stages with a bigger reach. "I want to play to more people and I want to play in bigger places. I want to be able to do absolutely anything I want - no constraints." Basically, and bassically, he's doing things his way. Always.
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Jamie Woon

Jamie Woon is a special talent who will carve his blues 'n' garage infused future pop songs into your brain and leave them there forever. It's music that will get people talking, made by the guitar wielding singer/songwriter and producer. You might not have heard of him yet – unless... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

9:00pm

Mega Ran and K-Murdock
Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Random manages the unthinkable by dazzling retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. Random's unique "Mega Ran" persona was born in 2007 when he was approached by representatives at Capcom and offered an exclusive partnership agreement. Random has placed music in video games, television programming, and even college coursework. By day, he is a middle school English teacher in Phoenix, AZ. K-Murdock is a music producer and radio show host from Washington, DC. His primary group, Panacea, remains one of the most critically acclaimed underground hip-hop acts of this decade. K is known for adding lush soundscapes that have gone on to redefine progressive hip-hop and soul music. He ran the longest running hip-hop show on XM satellite radio, SubSoniq, and has mixed, mastered and produced for some of today's best major and indie talent. Ran and K linked over a shared love for video games and hip-hop, and released the landmark album "Forever Famicom" in 2010, and just wrapped up their first full tour, "The Bits and Rhymes Tour."
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Mega Ran and K-Murdock

Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. Random manages the unthinkable by dazzling retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. Random's unique "Mega Ran" persona was born in 2007 when he was approached by representatives at Capcom and offered an exclusive... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

9:00pm

No Joy
The female-fronted noise poppers are certainly content to mine the depleted fields of shoegaze and twee indie sounds for inspiration, the group creates a maelstrom of melody out of both, with a layered, fuzzy approach that incorporates big, clean riffage, anonymous vocals hiding in the background, and a considerable churn across memorable four-minute pop songs. There’s a great deal more structure in their work than is found in many of their contemporaries, and their contemplative song structures work in favor to this approach. It’s the perennial box of chocolates filled with razor wire, but even the most fastidious of modern music archaeologists won’t see this one coming.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15188

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No Joy

Wait To Pleasure may not provide you with any new answers about No Joy, but what it does offer is a batch of incredible new songs, the product of the Montreal noise-pop band’s first foray in a fully-furnished studio environment. Here the band has flourished, delivering their finest... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

9:00pm

Serpentine
A calorie-rich contemporary mixer that will entice you, whether you dig John Coltrane, Meshuggah, or contemporary music at large; SERPENTINE is the transatlantic brainchild of performer-composer Gaute Solaas (NO/US). SERPENTINE highlights the sinful serpent of the musical fauna; the Saxophone. For SXSW the horns will be handled by Elias Haslanger, Troy Roberts, and Gaute Solaas himself. Bobby Sparks and D-Madness handle synthbass and drums. SERPENTINE is looking for US/EU representation, booking agents, management etc. So, please make contact with us at solaas@gmail.com Big thanks to Matt Sonzala at SXSW for hearing the music within the music. Music is music more than ever, labels are for politicians and insecure booking managers, SERPENTINE is living proof. EPK
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13929


Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

9:00pm

Viva Viva
With influences from the heyday of the 60's and 70's, their sound is equal parts infectious-pop and dark-stomping-blues, combined with their own blend of hope, disappointment, grit, and wit. In 2005, when Dave Vicini (lead singer, formerly of The Lot Six) moved into an apartment in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, MA, with Chris Warren (singer/guitarist, formerly of Officer May), the friends already had an idea that they should be in a band together. Their previous bands had shared bills and even covered each other's songs. Before long, six Chuck Taylor boxes full of 4-tracks were recorded in their apartment. Then they decided they should find a band and make a record. Viva Viva's reputation has grown steadily over the years, from those apartment recording sessions to the music hall-shaking, band they are today. Dan Burke (bass, formerly of The Lot Six), Fumika Kato (keyboard) and Dominic Mariano (drums), complete the sound that is causing a stir in the Boston music scene. The Boston Phoenix Music Editor, Michael Marotta wrote, "the legend of Viva Viva has grown exponentially on the shoulders of explosive live performances" in his Fall Arts Preview article. Their unbridled energy can be heard on their debut self-titled album, out on Fort Port Recordings. "Basically we're the second greatest band in the world," says Vicini. "Yeah, second to the Rolling Stones circa '72," adds Warren. "We’re not trying to re-invent the wheel, just keep it rolling," says Warren.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12974

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Viva Viva

With influences from the heyday of the 60's and 70's, their sound is equal parts infectious-pop and dark-stomping-blues, combined with their own blend of hope, disappointment, grit, and wit. In 2005, when Dave Vicini (lead singer, formerly of The Lot Six) moved into an apartment in... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

9:00pm

Zemaria
First started in the small port city of Vitoria, in the southeast of Brazil, it was expected that Zemaria would have an attraction to the horizon of the Atlantic because of their roots. Since 2005 they have toured in Europe annually totaling more than 150 concerts in various cities of the Old Continent. Among them is the Electric Picnic Festival in Dublin, La Fleche D’Or in Paris, Tacheles in Berlin or the Ilios Festival in Norway. In Brazil their connections to clubs and most relevant venues and festivals are astounding. In 2010 Zemaria had a good impact in the brazilian media. The song The Space Ahead was chosen by Levi’s Music as a soundtrack to a video. Shortly after Zemaria was nominated for the Brazilian MTV Awards alongside artists Gui Boratto, Database and Boss n’ Drama. Their latest works, by Sanny Lys (vocals), Marcel Dadalto (synths, guitars and vocals), Spon (bass) and Nego Leo (drums, synth), is the EP Any Distance, distributed worldwilde by PIAS. The EP’s title track features a delightful remix of the french Minitel Rose and the original version of the song “The Space Ahead” is now on the official soundtrack for FIFA 11 by EA Games - along with artists like LCD Soundsystem, Chromeo, MGMT, Caribou and more. Now the band is in it’s new studio, working and preparing to play for the first time in the United States - debuts this March at SXSW and they will follow it with a tour across the country. If they come through your town, it’s recommended not to miss the chance to see them on stage.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15008

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Zemaria

First started in the small port city of Vitoria, in the southeast of Brazil, it was expected that Zemaria would have an attraction to the horizon of the Atlantic because of their roots. Since 2005 they have toured in Europe annually totaling more than 150 concerts in various cities... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

9:30pm

Trust
Born out of desperation in the brutal Canadian winter of 2009, Robert Alfons and Maya Postepski began writing songs about nostalgia, lust, and erotomania. TRUST combine dark synth arpeggios, live and programmed drum beats with haunting, effected vocals. What begins in the genre of minimal synth progresses into a sort of slow-techno that is equal parts introspective cold-wave and extroverted 808 dance beats. TRUST have already begun to draw huge support in their hometown of Toronto where they have opened for Glass Candy, Hercules and Love Affair, Washed Out, and Zola Jesus.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14920


Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

9:30pm

Wordburglar
Wordburglar breezes over banging beats and soulful medleys with an emphasis on wordplay, humor and good times. Influenced heavily by Hip-hop's golden era of creative, braggadocious MCs, his unique approach to music is a combination of classic Boom-Bap rap, stand-up comedy and slam poetry. A seasoned crowd pleaser and mic-wrecker, Wordburglar was listed as Earshot’s #3 most played Hip-Hop Artist on Canadian College radio, has won a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award for Best Lyrics and was nominated for a Canadian Music Week Indie Award for Best Urban Artist and made URB Magazine’s NEXT 1000 and NEXT 100. Wordburglar was also chosen as one of Stealth Magazine’s (Australia’s #1 Rap Magazine) STEALTH SEVEN. On top of enjoying daily traffic from thousands of fans on MySpace and charting on international radio Wordburglar has been a featured artist online on HiphopCanada, NewMusicCanada, CBCRadio3, ChartAttack, PulseRadio, FirmMag,TheCoast, TheAwfulShow, CDBaby, UGSMag, HeroHill and countless other sites in and outside of Canada. After amazing live performances at the East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Music Week and North By Northeast, Wordburglar has spent the last two years writing new music, playing gigs and touring across Canada and parts of the United States. He currently has VideoFact funded videos which have been featured on Muchmusic & online for the hit underground singles “Cream of Wheat” & “The Route”, as well as the animated video "The Wordburglar” which was featured alongside videos by Rap All-Stars Guru, Atmosphere and the Living Legends on the Internationally released Preserving Efforts #1 DVD. He also appeared in Rhythmicru's underground possecut video "We Have Come for Your Children" which was featured heavily on MuchVibe. On top of that Wordburglar has been caught making appearances on numerous compilations and guest-spots and even a comic book or two. His latest release on Urbnet Records "BURGIE'S BASEMENT", a follow up to the critically acclaimed "BURGLARITIS" features new singles, remixes, B-sides and rarities and features production from Burg's main collaborators Beatmason, Fresh Kils & Young Fes as well as fellow Backburner Crew members Toolshed, Ghettosocks, More Or Les, Thesis Sahib, Jesse Dangerously and more. His next album “3rdburglar” will be released in 2011. For more information please visit www.wordburglar.com
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11270

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A strong contender for the most likely-to-be-quoted rapper at the water cooler, Wordburglar's lyrically potent oeuvre runs the gamut from thoughtfully casual to ridiculously ludicrous. With finely constructed, whimsical lyrics, a sharp sense of humour and a dedication to true-school... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

10:00pm

De Juepuchas
English The project is inspired by The Avalanches and Girl Talk, and the new common culture of creativity and collective intelligence which takes advantage of digital resources and enabling internet sharing to harness new forms and possibilities of creation. The album ("Ser De Juepuchas Varios Años" or "Being De Juepuchas for several years") launched in early 2009, includes about 1000 fragments used different sound from popular culture, the idiosyncrasies sound and audible spectrum of Colombian memory within which there are many sounds programs, popular soap operas, songs and everyday sounds of decades of yesterday and today. Our proposal beyond the music is a vehicle to promote the democratization of ideas, liberation of content and collective creation, additionally, uses sound and music as a platform to socialize their daily problems and calls for awareness community and the importance of memory in the construction of a present. The proposal also suggests the recovery of public spaces overlooked or underestimated, to call for participation, inclusion, diversity, socialization of culture, we believe in the worldwide music and culture as a facilitator social cohesion. Juepuchas makes use of memory as a resource, from the ones that affect you as an individual to those that are shared among friends, colleagues, even nations. Audible memory is part of a picture that unite, spins and link us together. Spanish De Juepuchas, proyecto inspirado en The Avalanches, Girl Talk, I.M.S., Beta Band, y la nueva cultura de la creatividad común y la inteligencia colectiva, aprovecha los recursos digitales y el compartir que habilita internet para aprovechar las nuevas formas y posibilidades de creación. En el álbum (Ser De Juepuchas Por Varios Años) lanzado a inicios del 2009, se utilizan aproximadamente 1000 fragmentos sonoros diferentes, provenientes de la cultura popular, la idiosincracia sonora y el espectro de la memoria audible colombiana dentro de la cual se encuentran innumerables sonidos de programas y novelas populares, canciones y sonidos cotidianos de décadas del ayer y hoy. Su propuesta más allá de la música también es un vehículo para promover la democratización de las ideas, la liberación de contenidos y la creación colectiva, adicionalmente se utiliza el sonido y la música como plataforma de socialización de problemáticas cotidianas y hace un llamado de conciencia sobre la colectividad y lo importante de la memoria en la construcción de un presente. La propuesta en vivo sugiere la recuperación de espacios públicos olvidados o subestimados, para llamar a la participación, a la inclusión, a la diversidad, a la socialización de la cultura; creemos en la música para todo el mundo y en la cultura como facilitador de cohesión social. De Juepuchas hace uso de la memoria como recurso, memorias que parten desde lo individual hasta aquellas que se comparten entre amigos, colegas, incluso naciones. La memoria audible hace parte de un imaginario que nos vincula; vínculo que hila y une.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14587

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De Juepuchas

English The project is inspired by The Avalanches and Girl Talk, and the new common culture of creativity and collective intelligence which takes advantage of digital resources and enabling internet sharing to harness new forms and possibilities of creation. The album ("Ser De Juepuchas... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

10:00pm

Dry the River
The family Dry the River could not have been built from five more disparate sons. From Norwegian born singer-songwriter Peter Liddle, drawing narrative inspiration from university studies in Medicine and Anthropology, to once homeless punk-rock drummer Jon Warren and classically trained violinist William Harvey, the band grew from the haphazard seeds of varied personal and musical upbringings. Thus, whilst Liddle rifles through a musical and literary heritage which includes ethnographic texts, the works of Ted Hughes and Milan Kundera, and artists such as Leonard Cohen and Suzanne Vega, guitarist Matthew Taylor introduces the angular hum of Southern rock, blues and country records played to him in his youth, accompanied by childhood friends Jon and Scott, a rhythm section who draw heavily on 70s rock and post-punk. Each song is the offspring of this unlikely marriage: a personal tale of coming-to-terms, wrapped in gospel guitars and driven by inventive, bold percussion. Most of all, the deep involvement of all members gives birth to a live show which is both intense and honest; a band who play with their hearts on their sleeves. Since mid 2009, Dry the River have lived and worked in their shared home in Stratford, east London. Their debut EP “The Chambers & The Valves” (June 2009, self-released), was live-tracked in just two days and was closely followed by a heavy schedule of shows with acts including Hjaltalin, Port O Brien, Bowerbirds, Johnny Flynn and Magic Numbers. The band enjoyed a busy festival season, playing Glastonbury (BBC Introducing), Big Chill (Lazyland), and Standon Calling (Main Stage) and will be on tour throughout November and December 2010. A free 3 track EP is available to download from http://www.drytheriver.com/
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12780

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Dry the River

Dry the River Since forming in spring 2009, Dry The River have toured extensively in the UK and Europe promoting their “careful mix of emotive, lilting folk and upbeat, impassioned rock’... NME. Based in a shared two-bedroom house in Stratford, east London, the five came together... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

10:00pm

10:00pm

Gary Lucas Plays Spanish "Dracula"
A world-class internationally acclaimed guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, GARY LUCAS first made a name for himself as a featured guitar soloist in the final edition of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band in the early 80's. Since then he has released over 20 acclaimed solo albums to date in a variety of genres and tours the world relentlessly in a variety of formats, and has performed in over 40 countries including China, Russia, India, Australia, Morocco, Cuba, Brazil, and Colombia (and of course tours extensively in Europe and the US). Gary is also well known for having co-written two of Jeff Buckley's biggest anthems ("Grace" and "Mojo Pin"), and has been hailed as "The Thinking Man's Guitar Hero" (The New Yorker) and "One of the best and most original guitarists in America...a modern guitar miracle" (Rolling Stone). He leads the NYC-based alt. supergroup Gods and Monsters whose new studio album "The Ordeal of Civility" produced by Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads) will be released in May on Knitting Factory Records. Among other things, Gary tours extensively performing his original live solo guitar soundtracks to accomapny screenings of fantastic films both silent and sound. For SXSW he will play his acclaimed score accompanying the rare 1931 Spanish-language "Dracula", made in Hollywood at night on the sets of the well-known Bela Lugosi "Dracula" with a Latin cast, and considered by film critics to be the superior, more "full-blooded" version. Gary debuted his new live guitar score to great acclaim at the 31st Havana Film Festival last year and has gone on to perform it at this year's 48th New York Film Festival, Sevilla Film Festival, London Jazz Festival (where he received a 4 star review in The Guardian) and appropriately enough, outside a crumbling old castle high in the Carpathian Mountains at the Transylvania International Film Festival in Romania last spring. For more info: http://garylucas.com/www/dracula
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Gary Lucas Plays Spanish "Dracula&q

A world-class internationally acclaimed guitarist, Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, GARY LUCAS first made a name for himself as a featured guitar soloist in the final edition of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band in the early 80's. Since then he has released over 20 acclaimed... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

10:00pm

Ghettosocks
Ghettosocks (or just Socks) is a Hip Hop Producer and MC born in Ottawa and living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. After producing two demos Ghettosocks released his debut LP, 'Get Some Friends' (GSF) in November of 2006. GSF debuted at #1 on both Chartattack and !Earshot college radio charts for 2007. The single 'Step to a T-Rex' was nominated for an East Coast Music Award. In 2007, he released his follow-up, 'I Can Make Your Dog Famous' Mixtape (ICMYDFM), with DJ Jorun Bombay. ICMYDF charted well on campus radio and was also awarded a Nova Scotia Music Award for Hip Hop Recording of the Year. Socks’ latest and best work to date is entitled 'Treat of the Day' (TOTD). TOTD boasts 16 brand-new, high-cholesterol songs, featuring guest appearances from El da Sensei, Pumpkinhead, Edgar Allen Floe, Cesar Comanche, D-Sisive, Muneshine, Apt, and Timbuktu. TOTD hit #1 for hip hop on !Earshot college radio charts almost immediately, and ranked at #36 in the Top 200 overall for January 2010. Socks’ videos appear regularly on MuchMusic, Canada’s #1 music TV station. Since his debut on J-Bru’s “Help I've Been Robbed!” Socks has appeared in rotation in videos such as Rhythmicru’s “We Have Come for you Children”, and for his songs “Step to a T-Rex”, “Don’t Turn Around featuring Edgar Allen Floe”, and his most recent hit “Out For Treats”. Ghettosocks has been touring extensively since around 2006. Since then, he's been across Canada, to parts of the U.S., Europe (including U.K., Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary), and most recently Japan.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS10841

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GHETTOSOCKS

Ghettosocks is a JUNO nominated artist born in Ottawa and living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. In a short period of time, Socks has expanded his fan base from across Canada, to Europe, South America, Australia, Japan, and into the United States. His unorthodox songwriting style... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

10:00pm

Jonquil
Jonquil are Hugo Manuel, Sam Hudson Scott and Robin McDiarmid, three men in their early twenties living in Oxford, England. The band rehearse and record at home in their new east Oxford studio, having recently relocated from the House of Supreme Mathematics that they shared with Foals during the writing of Total Life Forever and Jonquil’s own One Hundred Suns. All tracks continue to be produced by Manuel who also records solo under the name Chad Valley. Part of Oxford’s Blessing Force collective, Jonquil, alongside Pet Moon, Trophy Wife, Fixers, Rhosyn and Chad Valley, represent a groundswell of new creative output from the city that promises much over the coming years. From their bedroom beginnings (early release Sunny Casinos being tagged a late night listening album of creeped-out dusty attic music) via their folk-pop adolescence (second album Lions seeing out the drones and seeing in the songs) the band now emerge as a fully realized proposition, their live show honed from heavy European touring. November sees Jonquil’s first stateside release, with the One Hundred Suns EP coming out on New York’s Dovecote label (home to The Futureheads and Hooray For Earth). "Jonquil's self-proclaimed "Paul Simon's take on The Smiths" tag nails them well, however the six-piece also encompasses a level of intricacy not unlike a more subtle Dirty Projectors without the R'n'B. There's also an inclusion of a majestic summer flourish of romantic indie-pop very much in the modern tradition - similar to Beach House, Vampire Weekend or Wolf Parade. Emerging initially as the more folky end of Oxford's burgeoning math rock scene that brought us (close friends of Jonquil and recent touring partners) Foals and Youthmovies, Jonquil have constantly evolved and morphed into a very accomplished and mature band with a now newly focused, fresh output of work.” Dan Monsell // Rockfeedback // 2010
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Jonquil

Jonquil are, as of 2011, four men from Oxford – Hugo Manuel, Sam Scott, Robin McDiarmid and Dominic Hand – and 'Point Of Go' is their third (and yet, in a way, their first) record; an evolution, a transformation and a new start simultaneously. Until last year the band were a working... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

10:00pm

Pictureplane
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Pictureplane

Originally hailing from Denver, Colorado, Pictureplane (real name Travis Egedy) was a driving force in making the city one of the most influential DIY towns in the world; thanks in large part to Pictureplane's legendary shows at his former Denver home Rhinoceropolis, his raging club... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

10:00pm

Puffyshoes
“PUFFYSHOES” was formed by two Japanese girls, Neko Meows the Drummer and Usagi Hops the Guitarist. Imagine A fuzz pedal on a steroids and a Rickenbacker, all thrown in a blender on high for 10 mins, the remains are poured into a muffin pan, baked at 350 for 20 mins, then topped with vanilla frosting and sprinkles, that's Puffyshoes.
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Puffyshoes

“PUFFYSHOES” was formed by two Japanese girls, Neko Meows the Drummer and Usagi Hops the Guitarist. Imagine A fuzz pedal on a steroids and a Rickenbacker, all thrown in a blender on high for 10 mins, the remains are poured into a muffin pan, baked at 350 for 20 mins, then topped... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

10:00pm

Weekend
Within a grainy film-still between a summer sunset and the end of times lies the post-punk squall of Weekend. Weekend filter the aggression, tempo and sneer of punk through a wall of reverb, haunting melody, feedback and primitive garage guitar. Formed in San Francisco in late 2009, the band have quickly developed a totally distinctive take on the history of noise rock. Combining noisy guitars, pounding rhythms and dark post-punk vibes in fresh ways isn't easy, but Weekend somehow make it look like it is. Their new album Sports is one of the most assured debuts in recent memory, full of rumbling rhythms, layers of LOUD guitars and most of all great songs that pay special attention to texture and atmosphere, and leaven even the most riotous moments with unexpected shards of melody. "Coma Summer" kicks things off in stunning fashion, an epic slice of noise/gaze that stands tall with No Age's best power-drone. "Youth Haunts" is a new version of a tune from their long sold-out 10" single on Mexican Summer and shows off the band's darker, more tribal side. "Monday Morning" is a dreamy noisescape, a perfect lead-in to the driving, punky "Monongah, WV," which is blessed with a chorus melody a lot of straight pop bands would kill for. As the album continues, it takes in such touchstones as the the chaotic psychedelic noise of groups like Skullflower and Terminal Cheesecake, and the scything racket of post-No Wave noise bands DUSTdevils and Sonic Youth. "Age Class" storms along like classic Killing Joke, and "Veil" is an echoey tune that builds and builds to a smashing coda, trailing off into spectral trails of feedback and incidental static. "End Times" is power-pop as interpreted by "Feed Me With Your Kiss"-era MBV, an amazing mix of melody and racket that perfecting encapsulates what Sports and Weekend are about. "Afterimage" and "Untitled" wrap up the album on a high note, a crescendo of pounding, relentless power.
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

10:30pm

Future Blondes
With only a few sporadic recordings to document the hyperdelia nosebleed fixture that is the nomadic force of Future Blondes, only a select few have actually witnessed the collective myth that is only enhanced by the renegade trip that has been crafted by outsider artist Domokos and his Future Blondes creation. Previous endeavors with Helios Creed / Chrome, and current life threatening duties as evangelist for Rusted Shut, Future Blondes is a step sideways and around. They have seen their sound evolve into part dance / part happening / part metaphysical freak out, taking place, with the help of Book of Shadows... gears often reverse to reveal the sound of one's higher self into the ethereal realm of white light... Ryan Martin Dais Records Robert and Leopold
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Future Blondes

FUTURE BLONDES generate storm and chant. INTERVIEW on SWAMP BATS blog by T. KERSCHEN of INDIAN JEWELRY. What’s up: L.L.L. HEAVENS Where are you from: BLVD. ZERO Where are you now: THE 99TH FLOOR. How long have you been at it: 0.0.0.0. YEARS. What got you started: YOUTH VIBRATIONS... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

10:30pm

Timbuktu
Toronto Ontario's unassuming crown prince of raucous debauchery has been unleashing rhymes, cranking beats & rocking shows for 13 years. As part of the London based mic-smashing crew Toolshed, Timbuktu has contributed lyrics and production to countless albums, collaborations and possecuts and now he's finally ready to shatter society as we know it with his solo-debut “Stranger Danger”. From collaborating with his rap family as part of Canada's Backburner Collective to touring with Hip-Hop legend El Da Sensei and appearing in the hit videos “Pop And Chips” & “Ballz In Yo Stomach” Timbuktu has been grinding hard and “Stranger Danger” is the perfect introduction to catapult 'Buktu into the ears and minds of music fans everywhere.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11026

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TIMBUKTU

During the zenith of the Golden Age Era of Rap, something strange happened. An artist called Timbuktu, almost as enigmatic as The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, suddenly emerged as a prolific producer and stand-out rhyme-slinger. Within his award-winning group Toolshed, comprised... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

11:00pm

Beach Fossils
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

11:00pm

Delicate Steve
THE CRITICS UNILATREALLY CONCUR: DELICATE STEVE IS A BAND WHO CREATES MUSIC Newton, N.J. – Every 30 or 40 or 500 years, the DNA of culture itself emerges from the translucent blackness of the not-so-shallow underground. You hear a new band, and you think, “This is really something. This is like My Bloody Valentine, minus the guitars.” But then you think, “No, that’s not true. That’s not what this is like at all. Plus, there are lots of guitars here. I’m a goddamn idiot.” You want to walk away, but now it’s too late; now, you start to wonder what makes this music is so deeply arresting. You wonder why you are dancing against your will, and you wonder why every other sound you’ve ever heard suddenly sounds like the insignificant prologue to a moment you’re experiencing in the present tense. You find yourself unable to perform the simplest of activities -- a cigarette becomes impossible to light, a mewing kitten cannot be stroked, a liverish lover cannot be ignored. By the album’s third track, there is nothing left in your life; everything is gone, crushed into a beatific sonic wasteland you never want to escape. This, more than anything else imaginable, is the manifestation of artistic truth … a truer kind of truth … the only kind of truth that cannot lie, even with the cold steel of a .357 revolver jammed inside its wet mouth, truculently demanding a random falsehood. Welcome to the work-a-day world of Delicate Steve. Like a hydro-electric Mothra rising from the ashes of an African village burned to the ground by post-rock minotaurs, the music of Delicate Steve will literally make you the happiest person who has never lived. Discovered firsthand by Luaka Bop A & R man Wills Glasspiegel in the parking lot of a Newton, N.J., strip mall, Delicate Steve was signed to the label before anyone at Luaka Bop heard even a moment of their music – all he needed to experience was a random conversation about what they hoped to achieve as a musical five-piece. “They were just sitting around in lawn chairs, dressed like 19th century criminals, casually saying the most remarkable things,” recalls Glasspiegel. “It was wild. It was obtuse. One fellow would say, `Oh, I like Led Zeppelin III, but it skews a little dumptruck.’ Then another would say, `The problem with those early Prince albums is that he spent too much time shopping.’ I really had no idea what they were talking about, but it all somehow made sense. `We’ll be a different kind of group,” they said. `We will introduce people to themselves. We’ll inoculate them from discourse.’ I was immediately intrigued. I asked them if they wanted to have dinner, so we walked to a Chinese restaurant that was right up the road. I suggested we all get different dishes and share everything family style. They agreed. But then they ordered five identical entrees! So we sat there and ate a mountain of General Tso’s chicken for three straight hours, talking about music and literature and box kites and dystopias. Twenty-four later, they were signed to Luaka and inside a studio.” Those studio sessions led to Wondervisions, the indescribable 12-track instrumental debut that reconstructs influences as diverse as Yes, Vampire Weekend, The Fall, Ravi Shankur, 10 cc, The Orbital, Jann Hammer, the first half of OK Computer, the second act of The Wizard of Oz, and the final pages of Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. Originally conceived as a radio-friendly concept album about the early life of D.B. Cooper, de facto Delicate Steve leader Steve Marion decided to tear away the lyrics and move everything in a more experimental direction. “We don’t need the middlebrow to dig our music,” says the soft-spoken Marion. “We write for the fringes – the very, very rich and the very, very poor. That’s the audience we relate to, and that’s who these songs are about.” THE BAND AT A GLANCE: Steve Marion, 23 (guitar): A polymath who plays over 40 instruments, Marion recorded his first “bedroom EP” on a four-track as a 12-year-old (“It was sort of a second-rate Slanted and Enchanted,” he scoffs today, “and more than a little derivative.”). Already a Jersey legendary for his worth-ethic and perfectionism (he once studied a single Jandek guitar riff for an entire summer), Marion’s the piston behind Delicate Steve, and -- somewhat paradoxically – the group’s harshest critic. “I named the band Delicate Steve as a reminder that we’ve accomplished nothing,” he says flatly. “We are as delicate as the wings of butterfly with AIDS. Anything could crush us. And until we all decide that art is the only thing that makes life livable, we’ll just be another instrumental five-piece from New Jersey. Emotionally and intellectually, I’m not sure if the rest of the band is there yet. But I am.” Steve’s goal is to create music that lasts “substantially longer than forever.” Mickey Sanchez, 22 (keyboard): A freewheeling hoaxster (and Marion’s best friend from Hebrew school), Sanchez provides Delicate Steve with off-kilter music flourishes and a necessary dose of common sense. “Steve can be difficult to work with,” says Sanchez, “but I know how to handle that hoss. Sometimes he just needs to look into the mouth of the lion – and I’m the lion.” An avid horseback rider and pastry chef, Sanchez also intends to pursue a second-career as a city planner. Mickey’s goal is to make people hate Bruce Springsteen. Rob Scheuerman, 21 (guitar): Previously featured on axe in the teen-pop power-trio Yesterday’s Airport of Tomorrow, Scheuerman is probably better known as the alleged one-time paramour of Gossip Girl star Blake Lively (a rumor he sheepishly denies: “I was too tired to make it. She was too tired to fight about it.”). What he adds to the band musically is akin to what he adds personally: cobalt charisma and a hunger for flesh. “Do you remember that old song `I Know What Boys Like’ by the Waitresses,” he asks. “Well, let’s just say the scythe slices both ways.” Rob’s goal is to seduce every female journalist he encounters. Adam Pumilla, 23 (bass): No member of Delicate Steve has taken a more circuitous path than Pumilla. A three-sport athlete who rushed for 1400 yards as a veer option quarterback in high school, Pumilla received scholarship offers from several Big East football powers before opting for a career as a bassist – despite the fact that he’d never played the instrument in his life. “There was always something about the bass,” he says today. “Four strings, sublime heaviness, living inside the pocket, locking into the drums. It spoke to me in its own bass language, long before I ever possessed the object itself. I knew that bass guitar was something I could excel at. I am a bassist. I have a bassist’s blood.” After spending five exploratory years in rural Scotland (“I needed space to invent my bass style”), Pumilla returned to the U.S. and met Marion at Ed Westwick’s Halloween party. “I knew he was the man for this band from the moment I met him,” recalls Marion. “When he shook my hand to introduce himself, he didn’t even say his name. He just said, `Bass.’ Just that one word. Nothing else. He was a serious person.” Adam has no defined goal. Mike Duncan, 21 (percussion): Don’t let his boyish looks fool you – Duncan is no choirboy. Raised on a steady diet of Stewart Coupland, Neil Peart and economic desperation, Duncan views drumming as a way to turn his self-described “sociopathic inclinations” into something the world can appreciate. “I love to brawl,” he says. “I’ll fight anyone, for any reason. I’ll fight a dog for no reason. I’ve seen the inside of juvenile hall. I’ve tasted blood in my mouth. I’ve stepped on throats and I’ve thrown bottles at strangers. But that was all in the past. It’s still part of me, but – now – I use that intensity for good. I want to attack people with music the same way I used to attack them with my fists.” Mike’s goal is the political liberation of Quebec. A WARNING: This is a press release, and press releases are supposed to be wholly positive. That’s the shared expectation, both from the writer and the reader. Typically, press releases hide a band’s true reality. But not this one. We need to be straight with you, potential rock write
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Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701

11:00pm

Fences
FENCES www.sadcastle.com Christopher Mansfield is Fences. Don't let the brevity of that sentence deceive you; it contains universes. Fences is not merely the recording alias of the Seattle songwriter. It is the distillation of Mansfield's entire aesthetic. "I've tried to take everything in the world that I love, and turn it into this thing that's Fences," says the straightforward 27-year-old. Fences starts with Mansfield's life experience to date, and ends… well, when he says so. Hopefully not for a long time. Because right now, Fences is just coming into its own, with the release of a stunning debut album, entitled, naturally, Fences. The ten-song set was co-produced by Sara Quin of Tegan & Sara, who Mansfield credits not only with helping him sculpt the most fully realized expression of his music to date, but also giving him impetus to forge ahead before they'd ever collaborated artistically. "I was just working as a breakfast cook, spending my money at the bar, and playing songs with my friends in my kitchen. It was no big deal. And then when she contacted me, I remember thinking, Whoa! My life might be a little different from now on." Not to exaggerate the impact of her interest—this isn't The Blind Side, folks—but encouragement from an established recording artist went a long way towards making Mansfield take his music more seriously. "Everything that Chris writes, melodically and lyrically, has that rare balance of patience and urgency that I love in honest, haunting pop songs," says Quin. And she did her homework before arriving at that laudatory conclusion. Prior to recording Fences, Quin requested that Mansfield send her everything he'd written to date. From those forty selections, they winnowed the choices down. "Both of us wanted to capture the most potent Fences, the thing that sums it up as a whole, song-wise—especially since this was a debut." Fences is the culmination of Mansfield's songwriting to date, stretching back to the project's inception in the Boston area circa 2004, and continuing right up to songs written shortly before recording. "Hands," carried by hypnotic finger picking and a gauzy vocal performance, is among the oldest selections in Mansfield's catalog, while "From Russia With…" and "Sadie"—a standout that stakes out the treacherous terrain between emo and Americana with quiet confidence—are newly minted. Longtime fans will find polished renditions of concert favorites "The Same Tattoos" and the musical dialogue "My Girl The Horse," the latter's haunting refrain "neither one of us will make it down this hill alive" lingering long after the fade. Mansfield jokes that he traffics in "wussy pop music," and his full-band live performances are more upbeat than novices might anticipate, but as Fences attests, beneath his sing-along hooks and charismatic performances are songs with a steel core. Fences summarizes Mansfield's music in succinct, compelling fashion—no simple feat, considering that his sound doesn't fit neatly in any single box. He speaks with audible affection of '80s innovators like the Cure, Kate Bush, and Morrissey, icons who created a consummate, all-encompassing aesthetic, just as he aspires to do with Fences. A close listen to the rhythm tracks on several cuts also underscores Mansfield's love of down-tempo classic country. An anthology of Johnny Cash's Sun Records sides was one of his constant soundtracks while working as a dishwasher. "The tempo of that material just has a unrelenting drive," he reflects. "It carries the lyrics from start to finish before you even realize what has been said." Further enriching his sound, Mansfield also has a powerful affinity for jazz, citing John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Wayne Shorter among his favorites. "Sometimes that music is just so chaotic, which is what growing up feels like," he observes. "I always wondered why more confused teenagers didn't listen to jazz. The girl you're in love with doesn't love you back? Go home and put on Charlie Parker playing 'Embraceable You.'" Later he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Sometimes Mansfield's jazz background is reflected in something as simple as augmenting a minor chord with a major seventh, but Berklee also sold him on the value of commitment and discipline. Hence Mansfield's laser-like focus on achieving his goals. "I appreciate the workmanship, the dedication required to get the art to where it should be." Like the aforementioned Morrissey, Mansfield's involvement in Fences extends well beyond the music, to the accompanying record sleeves, promotional photos, and videos. The cover of his self-released 2008 Ultimate Puke EP may have seemed better suited to a sludge or speed metal band, with it's well-executed cartoon of a grizzly bear regurgitating a half-digested Fences logo, but Mansfield commissioned that imagery for specific reasons: "That EP was a mix of all these demos and shit on my computer," literally purged from his hard drive. Plus he wanted a sleeve that eschewed the obvious visual vocabulary a comparable artist might've chosen. "You wouldn't expect that kind of art to accompany this sort of music, you'd expect maybe a cute little bird on the cover." On the other hand, for the more thoughtful Fences, he chose a personal talisman, a found photograph (of a young girl covered in Christmas tinsel) he'd long used as a bookmark. "I wanted this album to look slightly mature and beautiful, but you still can't categorize exactly what that might be. If you just saw that art, you wouldn't really know what the music sounds like." But you would definitely be intrigued, and your curiosity would be rewarded. Or watch the video for "Girls With Accents." Despite a lyric that has been misconstrued out of context, Mansfield navigates a confusing landscape—labyrinthine houseplants, kitchen chairs stacked to the rafters, and the layered look taken to ridiculous extremes—while feeding his dog, putting away the dishes. In the clip's maelstrom of seeming insanity, he stays centered… just as his music feels rooted on terra firma no matter how unpleasant or odd the circumstances that inspired it, or how noisy the buzz surrounding it continues to grow. Chris Mansfield is Fences. And Fences is just the first taste of great things to come.
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Fences

FENCES www.sadcastle.com Christopher Mansfield is Fences. Don't let the brevity of that sentence deceive you; it contains universes. Fences is not merely the recording alias of the Seattle songwriter. It is the distillation of Mansfield's entire aesthetic. "I've tried to take everything... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

11:00pm

Jesse Dangerously
Jesse D grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, loving rap more than anything. Having been turned on to the lighter side of it in 1989, delving into the hardcore in the early 90s, and assiduously studying the independent rap revolution of the late 90s, he developed his own style, ethics and swagger with a distinctly Haligonian hip-hop identity. He put out his first solo tape, BREAK, in 1997 and has since released four CDs of material, frequently collaborating with other members of the Backburner crew. He's toured across Canada and into the USA, sold music across the world and won the occasional award here and there for being awesome. He will be the first, and perhaps the last, to tell you that he is a Genuine Independent Rap Legend (G.I.R.L.)! You don't have to believe it, but what's the worst that could happen if you do? He'll be showing up to SXSW with the first copies of his sixth album, "Humble & Brilliant." The first run will be available only as vinyl or as handmade chapbook, both accompanied by complementary MP3 download. The album's entirely self-produced from painstakingly layered samples of old vinyl, except for one ukulele driven spiritual number about killing God once and for all, and not being sorry, either. Personal and political themes pop out like beads of sweat on a brow of charming and clever raps about being charming and clever for the duration of the album's first side/movement, and then the polarity reverses, and the witty, unpredictable pop culture whirlwind becomes punctuation for heavier material. It's a really fun, devastating, thought-provoking, feminist and approachable rap record and all of those adjectives also apply to Jesse himself, whom you will love a million times a million times.
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Jesse Dangerously

rap legendBookburner Press



Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

11:00pm

Pulled Apart by Horses

Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

11:00pm

The Chevelles
“ Its the Who meets the Ramones meets the Easybeats meets Beach Blanket Bingo! Its the criminals Australia wants to ship back to England and call it even! Its the High Priests of the Barbarella Girl God Love Cult! Its The Chevelles !” - Little Steven (Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen E Street Band) 2008 It was the summer of 1989-90. The twin peaks of revivalist 60’s psychedelia and post punk garage rock and roll had collided in Australia. Out of the West Australian surf crawled 4 long haired boys determined to make their own special guitar noise and The Chevelles were born. Featuring members of The Stems, The Kryptonics and The Freuds the band has showcased a wave of blistering guitars, soaring harmonies and head shaking tunes through their 20 year history with over 20 releases including 5 full length albums and 4 “best of” compilations. The bands debut album was “Kids Ain’t Hip” (1992) was released in Australia and Europe through Survival Record. The single "Show me your Love" received high rotation airplay on JJJ in Australia and the band quickly developed an underground Australian and European following which was backed up by extensive touring in both regions. The bands 2nd studio album through Survival Records "Gigantic" (1993) was released to rave reviews both in Australia Europe and Brazil. The band featured prominently in many rock radio/TV playlists all across Europe. In France, "Gigantic" spent two months on the Rock 30 Radio Chart, entering at No 3. along side such luminaries as Sugar, Suede and Aerosmith. By the end of 1994 the band had blazed their way around Australia 3 times and slayed it all over Europe with an electrifying 42 date tour. 1997 saw the band release the compilation "Delirium" in Brazil which cemented the band in the surf market in the country. Between 1999 and 2004 the band toured the region 4 times, featured tracks in 3 surf movies and played wild beach festival to over 30, 000 people. "Rollerball Candy”(1999) was released in Europe, Australia and Brazil further cementing the band as the torch bearers of Australian Garage Power Pop movement. “Girl God” (2003) through San Francisco Label ZIP Records was the first US release of the band. It saw the band added to numerous college radio playlists and develop a solid underground fanbase in the US through touring. In 2008 the band signed their whole back catalogue to Little Steven's (Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, The Soprano's) Wicked Cool Records in New York and signed a worldwide publishing and new 5 album deal which saw the release of the compilation "Barbarella Girl God -Introducing the Chevelles" to the US market. The bands whole back catalogue was added to I-Tunes and tracks were included in the worldwide release of the cult Sony Game "Rockband”. The band also recorded a track "Get Back to New York City" for the US Fox Sports NBL World Series. "Accelerator" is the 5th full studio album and second album release though Wicked Cool Records. The album was recorded at Forensic, Lounge and Atomic Studios in Perth over a 12 month period and mixed by the late John Villani at Northbridge Sound Studios. It is the bands finest album to date showcasing waves of garage rock and roll and soaring "beach boy-eske" harmonies. The Chevelles have played over 1000 live shows in their career and have earnt their reputation as “Australian Cult Garage Power Pop Legends” The band is a Tsunami of guitars and melody live. In 2007 they broke the all time bar and attendance records at their showcase at famed SxSW venue JB Reillys, Austin Texas. In 2011, their 21st Anniversary Year… The Chevelles grab their boards and guitars and fire up their full blown 350 chevy again and do what they do best… play sweaty rock and roll all over the world. The 21th Anniversary World tour starts in January at the prestigious Australian Festival “Southbound” and the year ahead will see the band extensively tour Australia, the US (including SXSW 2011), Europe and Brazil. "The Chevelles play the loudest power pop known on this earth! Thats undeniable." Paisley Umbrella, USA "The guitars are some of the biggest in the business, towering power chords straight from the loins of Pete Townsend almost to big and always melodic in an immaculate way" Houston Press, USA
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The Chevelles

“ Its the Who meets the Ramones meets the Easybeats meets Beach Blanket Bingo! Its the criminals Australia wants to ship back to England and call it even! Its the High Priests of the Barbarella Girl God Love Cult! Its The Chevelles !” - Little Steven (Sopranos, Bruce Springsteen’s... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

11:30pm

More Or Les
With two critically-acclaimed albums, North American and European touring under his belt, and a feature on the latest album of UK Hip Hop band The Herbaliser, MC, Producer and DJ More Or Les is a Hip Hop triple threat. Building on the success of his hilarious ode to Middle School Rap with the music video single Pop N Chips - featuring Fresh Kils, Ghettosocks and Timbuktu and screened on MuchMusic and YouTube – More Or Les is releasing his 3rd full-length project "Brunch With A Vengeance" on fuzzy logic recordings. Album features include Canadian Artists and Producers Mantis, Peter Project, Stacey Kaniuk, Latté D. Kyd, and the return of UK Hip Hop band The Herbaliser. More Or Les’ over a decade-long performance career includes such highlights as 2010 and '09 SxSW showcases, 2008 Halifax Pop Explosion, Pop Montréal Festival in ’10, ’08 and ’07, ManifesTO Cultural Arts Festival, 2008 Under Pressure Festival, the Luminato Festival, Harbourfront Centre, Wavelength’s 7th Anniversary, Canadian appearances on the Vans Warped Tour, opening for Eyedea & Abilities, a tour of Eastern Canada with the Wordburglar, appearances at The Second City, Style In Progress, a trip to each coast with the Perpetual Motion Roadshow, many local clubs around Toronto, Government of Canada Pavilions at the 2003 World Cycling Championships and the Canadian National Exhibition, as well as busking on the streets. Music releases for More Or Les include his debut and sophomore albums I only stop for the Red Ants and The Truth About Rap respectively, 2009’s collaboration with TO Producer Fresh Kils The Les-Kils EP, and appearances on the latest release of The Herbaliser. Appearing on their 2008 album "Same As It Never Was", More or Les connected with the group over three shows (Toronto, Ottawa & Montreal) on their 2005 Canadian tour, a week-long gig in London, UK in November 05 and European & Canadian tours in 2006 and 2008. With "crates steeped deep in hip hop history," Les is a DJ/co-host at the monthly Toronto Hip Hop showcase 5 Dollar Rap Show with the Wordburglar, host at Toronto's monthly classic Hip Hop celebration, Never Forgive Action and co-host/DJ of the media-attention-grabbing Hip Hop Karaoke. He was also the resident DJ at Toronto's most influential underground hip hop showcase, In Divine Style, which ran weekly from 2001-2006
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With five critically-acclaimed releases, international touring under his belt, over a decade of performances & a feature on the latest album of UK Hip Hop band The Herbaliser, MC, Producer & DJ More Or Les is a Hip Hop triple threat. Les’ latest release is a themed, fan fiction... Read More →


Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:30pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

11:30pm

ST 37
Since their formation in January of 1987, Texas space rock legends ST 37 have released 4 LPs, 2 double LPs, 7 CDs, 4 7's, 6 CDRs, 3 double CDRs, 5 cassettes, and appeared on 39 compilations and collaborations. They've played 386 shows and toured extensively all around the United States. The band has shared the stage with artists like Sonic Youth, Acid Mothers Temple, Bardo Pond, the Butthole Surfers, Hawkwind, Chrome, Helios Creed, Indian Jewelry, Suisho no Fune, and many more as well as playing festivals like Terrastock, SXSW, Strange Daze, Weedstock and Flaxfield. They have scored and performed live original soundtracks to the Fritz Lang films Metropolis and Destiny (Der Mude Tod). Critics have had the following to say: ST 37, long-running specialists in bubbling-mercury riffage and German-flavored trance rock... - David Fricke (Rolling Stone) These Texas astronauts stuff their hash pipes to the brim and pay homage to Can, Amon Duul and Chrome...their psychedelicatessen of originals is stocked with brain-melting skree...- Fred Mills (Magnet) My favorite track on the album is "Concrete Island, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard...on first listening...I recalled reading this book so vividly and so perfectly, I was amazed. This recollection was unlike any feeling I have previously known or felt from music...- Adam Strider (StriderNews) From the moment the credits open, the band launches into a continuously evolving and strangely beautiful ethereal drone lasting the duration of the 1926 silent film classic. (from a review of ST 37's soundtrack to Fritz Lang's "Metropolis") - Michael Bertin (Austin Chronicle) A friend of mine said I would get a "kick" out of it...I did. - Byron Coley ..paint-blistering guitar and some elegant phased bass work poised atop droning vocal splendor... - Phil McMullen (Ptolemaic Terrascope) The piledriving Hawkwind-y/Wipers stuff near the end is still my favorite. - Jello Biafra ...real mindblown 1990s American garage sputter here! - Chris Stigliano (Your Flesh) Into the likes of Viv Akauldren, Loop, Chrome et al.?...wailing distorted guitars, effects and electronics...I await further releases with interest. - Alan Freeman (Audion) Twistedly psychedelic and swirling in a cyclonic stew...one of the most infectiously woven slabs of noise- as- music released since the 60s drug boom. - Andrea 'Enthal (Alternative Press) Melting Euphoria and the Texan band ST 37 are the two best working psychedelic bands in America today. - Andre (Crohinga Well)
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ST 37

Since their formation in January of 1987, Texas psych/space rock legends ST 37 have released 4 LPs, 2 double LPs, 7 CDs, 5 7” 45s, 8 CDRs, 3 double CDRs, 6 cassettes, and appeared on 40 compilations and collaborations on labels ranging from Emperor Jones and RRR to Black Widow and... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:30pm - Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30am
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701
 
Wednesday, March 16
 

12:00am

Diamond Rings
Although initially pegged in some corners as a novelty act audiences have now begun to identify with Diamond Rings unique brand of pop songwriting and his overtly glamourous live sets. Showcasing real human emotion and honest vulnerability is rare enough for a young man let alone one who matches his eyeshadow with his Air Force Ones while dancing about onstage with the reckless abandon of a teenager in the bathroom mirror. But there is something surprisingly mature shimmering beneath the glamour hidden in his immediately iconic voice and whip smart lyrics. It is this complete package that has even original Riot Girl Kathleen Hanna proclaiming herself a member of the growing legion of Diamond Rings fans.
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Diamond Rings

http://diamondringsmusic.com


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701

12:00am

John Wesley Coleman
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John Wesley Coleman

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

12:00am

Lucy And The Popsonics
After Sao-Paulo, one of the most brazilian exciting musical scene of the moment,lets go to Brasilia now, the cult-city built by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa to discover LUCY AND THE POPSONICS. That duo, united in life as on scene, joined together with a bass, electric guitar and a laptop, had probably produced the most fun, Fresh and exciting album from the Lula’s country. "A Fábula (ou a Farsa?) de Dois Eletropandas" ‘ s album released on Monstro Discos (one of the most important independent Brazilian label) in 2007 has been rated as one of the best promising act of the new Brazilian scene by the media. Folha de Sao Paulo, Vogue, Rolling Stone, MTV have been immediately seduced by the Electro-punk music of that sexy duo of Brasilia offering at the same time, the possibillity for the band to tour in the big festivals. They made that mix of nervous rock striked of major chords, with a linear but powerful bass on an Electro-pop base coming back to the roots (Kraftwerk, Devo).This album,leaded by the spontaneous Young and mischievous Fernanda, offers in 40 minutes,an accelerated drive in the complex avenues of the UFO-City. In 2007 and 2008, Lucy and the Popsonics played a lot in Brazil and worldwide with artists like Devo, Lilly Allen, The Rapture, Tokyo Police Club, CSS, Datarock, Diplo, Potion, Kasabian, Black Lips, Les Corps Mince Dês Françoise, Vivian Girls, Battant. They also been touring in the USA (South By Southwest), Middle-West and East Coast (Knitting Factory/NYC), then in Europe, with very good feedback of the audience in Germany, Spain, France (I.D.E.A.L Festival) and Portugal (Fade In Festival). Picked out in 2008 by Nacopajaz, and seen at PopMontréal Festival where they really impressed, they’ve been considered by the influential VOIR magazine like one of the biggest revelation of the festival, they’ve been also touring France with Big festival like « Printemps de Bourges » « Festival les Femmes s’en mêlent » where the audience verified their incredible energy on scene. For 2010, they just recorded the new album with one of the biggest Pop producers in Brazil, John Ulhoa. He´s part of the most important Pop brazilian band of the last 20 years, Pato Fu.
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Lucy And The Popsonics

After Sao-Paulo, one of the most brazilian exciting musical scene of the moment,lets go to Brasilia now, the cult-city built by Oscar Niemeyer and Lucio Costa to discover LUCY AND THE POPSONICS. That duo, united in life as on scene, joined together with a bass, electric guitar and... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

12:00am

Mount Kimbie
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Mount Kimbie

http://mountkimbie.com/


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

12:00am

Mr. Heavenly
Mister Heavenly Is Officially Born! Spurred on by a mutual appreciation for doo-wop and doomed love songs, Nick Diamonds (Islands/Unicorns) and Honus Honus (Man Man) set out to record a one-off instrumental 7" but soon found, within a span of a few late night sessions, that they were on the path to writing an entire album. When Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse) joined in, Mister Heavenly was officially born. On the heels of recording their debut album, Mister Heavenly are excited to announce they will play a handful of West Coast shows in December. They hope and anticipate the unveiling of their doom-wop sound will bring the house down.
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Mr. Heavenly

Mister Heavenly Is Officially Born! Spurred on by a mutual appreciation for doo-wop and doomed love songs, Nick Diamonds (Islands/Unicorns) and Honus Honus (Man Man) set out to record a one-off instrumental 7" but soon found, within a span of a few late night sessions, that they were... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

12:00am

PS I Love You
Kingston, Ontario’s quick-rising duo, PS I Love You, unleashed their brilliant debut album on October 5th, 2010 on Paper Bag Records. The ten-track album titled, Meet Me At The Muster Station, is a relentless listen that grips and pulls the listener through just under thirty-minutes of squalling Marshall feedback, searing solos, soaring melodies and rock-steady beats and will surely be considered one of this year’s finest debuts. PS I Love You have been extremely busy over the past couple of years having already released two acclaimed 7″ singles. The first was a split 7″ with friend Diamond Rings in August of 2009. Earlier this year, the band released a 7″ for ‘Starfield’ before wowing audiences at their Canadian Music Week and NXNE showcases. Recently, the band has shared the stage with the hottest indie acts including label-mates Born Ruffians as well as Japandroids and Wavves. PS I Love You was originally the solo project for multi-instrumentalist Paul Saulnier who has performed in everything from a country-rock band to an improvised noise duo. PS I Love You was intended to be his experimental, pop music outlet using guitar looping pedals, keyboards with some gadgets and gimmicks. The addition of Benjamin Nelson on drums suddenly transformed PS I Love You’s little songs into mini, soaring rock anthems.
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PS I Love You

Kingston, Ontario’s quick-rising duo, PS I Love You, unleashed their brilliant debut album on October 5th, 2010 on Paper Bag Records. The ten-track album titled, Meet Me At The Muster Station, is a relentless listen that grips and pulls the listener through just under thirty-minutes... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

12:00am

Schaffer the Darklord
Schaffer the Darklord (or STD) is a New York City-based rapper and comedian with material best-suited for brainy and/or drug-addled audiences. With manic energy, verbose vocabulary and cartoonishly commanding stage presence, STD skewers such topics as religious zombies, sci-fi sex fantasies, grammar snobbery and obsessive cat-enthusiasts. Imagine a Frankenstein-esque monster assembled from equal parts Bill Hicks, Eminem, Prince, Ozzy Osbourne and Darth Vader, stitched together inside the shell of a maniacal heavy metal ex-patriot. STD has released three full-length albums and toured the country with mc chris, MC Frontalot and MC Lars. When he's not on the road, he guest hosts countless burlesque events. He also co-produces and co-hosts his own nerdy, themed production, EPIC WIN Burlesque. You are advised to witness his damned act before his hedonistic rock-n-roll lifestyle destroys him.
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Schaffer the Darklord

In the ten years since creating his act, NYC-based rapper and comedian Schaffer the Darklord (STD) has employed a cartoonishly commanding stage presence and brainy, rapid-fire rhymes to skewer such topics as hedonistic substance abuse, sexual compulsion, gender identity, urban anxiety... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

12:00am

The Boxer Rebellion

Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:00am - 1:00am
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

12:30am

MC Frontalot
Brooklyn rapper MC Frontalot is the progenitor of nerdcore hip-hop and still its final boss. He is the subject of Nerdcore Rising, a feature doc that premiered at SXSW in 2008. His fifth full-length album, 'Solved,' is due this August. He headlines the official SXSW Nerdcore Showcase for the third time in 2011.
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MC Frontalot

The original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and still its Final Boss, MC Frontalot (nee Damian Hess) takes great pleasure in identifying himself as a professional rapper in polite conversation. His sixth album, Question Bedtime, will be available this autumn.http://frontalot.com



Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30am - 1:30am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

12:30am

Psychic TV / PTV3
Psychic TV was first born in 50 Beck Road, Hackney in 1982 following his tennination of Throbbing Gristle in 1981. Six months later the duo completed the nucleus of the new unit with ex-TG'er Peter Christopherson. By that time Genesis had already conceived, named and pioneered the genre "lndustrial Music" wtth Throbbing Gristle. Along with the Velvet Underground, Throbbing Gristle is and remains one of the most Influential rock groups of the last 30 years; if you haven't heard their music, you will certainly have listened to someone who has. In Throbbing Gristle, Genesis and company synthesized the influences and philosophies of Gen's close friends and collaborators, including Beat writer William S. Burroughs; Beat poet and painter Brion Gysin; psychedelic shaman Dr Timothy Leary; queer activist film maker Derek Jarman; and those of legendary occultist Austin Osman Spare, theorist John Cage and various seminal underground authors, thinkers, artists and film makers. The group "TG" produced some of the most unsettling and thoughtprovoking music of all time. Their pioneering "Industrial" sound and self-sufficient approach to record disbibution has had a profound impact, becoming key elements of underground music production and distribution ever since. Right from the outset, Psychic TV in tum made highly innovative and unflinchingly provocative music blending elements of psychedelia and dance with Industrial sounds (named "HYPERDELIC" by Genesis). As with TG, the details of Psychic TV's packaging, marketing and the radical lifestyle of the musicians were all treated as equally crucial components of the final aesthellc statement. Psychic TV created the template for the current avant-dance stance popularly labeled "Electronlca" as well as having an undeniable Inftuence on the emergent "Rave" culture; the group released the world's first 12 inch single with the words "ACID HOUSE" in the title, "Turn On Tune In To The Acid House." The label depicted Superman as a tab of LSD emblazoned with their logo the Psychic(k) Cross and biggered a suppressive lawsuit making this withdrawn icon a rare collectible! For some 14 odd years, Psychic TV recorded and released dozens of live and studio albums ending up in the Guiness Book Of Records for releasing more albums in one year than any other artist (even Elvis!). Psychic TV was terminated in the mid 90's as Genesis pursued further musical goals with his spoken-word and expanded poetry/video installation project Thee Majesty. In 2003, Edley ODowd of New York City's legendary rock band Toilet Boys gently but persistently persuaded Genesis to rekindle her rock spirit and Psychic TV. Edley succeeded and they played their first public show that December. Once PTV3 reached the recording studio, ODowd played a crucial part in pushing Genesis and the other musicians to give their very best, and then some, getting stellar performances out of all concerned as a result. The reactivated ensemble led by ODowd, has been touring the US, Europe and Russia and releasing music ever since. The full history of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and her varied seminal musical exploits of the past three decades as well as her soclo-cultural (or should that be politico-sexual? Or all the above!) adventures would easily fill a book (and has ... Soft SkulVShortwave Books published "Painful but Fabulous: The Lives and Art of Genesis P-Orridge" in 2003 and more recently with "Thee Psychick Bible" in hardcover in 2009 and paperback in 2010). Genesis continues to exhibit artwork around the globe (Most recently at Art Basel Miami and The Serpentine Gallery, London). Already living a creative further chapter of her "life" book Genesis continues to provoke and explore in her very public private life; from replacing all her healthy teeth with solid gold permanent replicas in an homage to Pierre Clemente in Luis Bunuel's "Belle De Jour." Littering the dictionary and culture with new words for new, original ideas Genesis can be said to follow the serious process and joy-filled strategy of "When there is no example imagine it, when there is no word for it invent one."
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Psychic TV / PTV3

Psychic TV was first born in 50 Beck Road, Hackney in 1982 following his tennination of Throbbing Gristle in 1981. Six months later the duo completed the nucleus of the new unit with ex-TG'er Peter Christopherson. By that time Genesis had already conceived, named and pioneered the... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 12:30am - 1:30am
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

1:00am

Chico Trujillo
CHICO TRUJILLO Cumbia Chilombiana The superheroes of cumbia have a name. And that name is Chico Trujillo. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the band is at the peak of its powers. They play parties. They play stadiums. They play festivals. They play all over the world. And they can’t be stopped. While the outfit’s contagious, recklessly danceable sound is rich in drive and colorful instrumentation, it’s not like the cumbia from Argentina or Peru or any other place you can think of. It’s not a social expression of proletarian vigor or some regional or ethnic identity. Instead, it’s a pure cultural phenomenon. Its fans are not the Southern Hemisphere equivalent of folk revivalists; they’re rock and rollers. ------- Born as a “side-project” from the legendary punk-ska band La Floripondio, Chico Trujillo has quickly vaulted in popularity to become the most talked about band in the southern cone, taking over stages across their native Chile and around the world. And it’s all due to their live shows--in which they use all the energy and chaos of their punk predecessors, mixed with more tropical and Latin sounds from Chile and beyond--that keeps fans young and old dancing from the first horn solo to the third encore… It all started after La Floripondio returned from a tour through Germany at the turn of the century, and lead singer and guitarist Macha decided to try a few new ideas out. Mixing traditional cumbias and boleros with renewed and inspired texts and emotions, the group quickly caught on in Chile in a powerful way. Young rockers flocked to their music, as they loved the re-interpretation of their parents’ songs with a modern twist. But it wasn’t only the hip youth that was going to see Chico Trujillo play. As their new sound slowly spread, the whole country was realizing that the band was also good. Perhaps they still dressed like punks (although now sporting more guayaberas in a nod to the tropical bandas that inspired them) and kept their fiercely independent streak, but something in their energy and re-working of the classics, as well as banging new original songs, began appealing to Chilenos of all ages, and soon to the world abroad. Producers in Chile caught on to the underground, popular buzz, and they were invited to the most prestigious and popular festivals around the country, alongside the legends of Chilean cumbia, as well to play at rock festivals in front of tens of thousands of youngsters. And then their music was carried to Germany, where they have taken-up residence every summer for the past 5 years at the infamous Café Zapata, playing for Latino immigrants but as well a growing hip German youth. Soon Spain was calling, and Switzerland, and Sweden wasn’t far behind. Whether they were making thousands dance in Berlin’s public squares during World Cup 2006 soccer games, in packed basement clubs in Montreax, or in stadiums in Chile, the spin-off band from the tiny town of Villa Aleman was taking an extraordinary course to spread a little Chilean cumbia across the globe. Your parent’s cumbia this definitely isn’t. “Cumbia Chilombiana” – a mix of Chilean and Colombian cumbia -- is one way the band has described it, in the title of their 2007 album. By taking the traditional cumbia base, infusing it with punk energy, ska horns, and a bit of Chilean folk, Chico Trujillo has created an urban mix of the popular Latin classic that seemingly everyone loves. And as cumbia—the real musica popular uniting all of Latin America, the one sound you hear from the Rio Grande all the way to the Straits of Magellan—is seeing a worldwide renaissance, it is mostly on the back of slick DJ remixes, electric flourishes, or more traditional re-creations of the oldies. Chico Trujillo forgoes all those fashions and of-the-moment creations, and just does what has always been the true essence of a great live cumbia band: they rock, and the people dance and dance and dance.
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Chico Trujillo

CHICO TRUJILLO Cumbia Chilombiana The superheroes of cumbia have a name. And that name is Chico Trujillo. Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the band is at the peak of its powers. They play parties. They play stadiums. They play festivals. They play all over the world. And they... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

1:00am

Dominique Young Unique
18-year-old Tampa rapper Dominique Young Unique is making music that is breaking out of the ghetto and reaching out worldwide, and she's doing it with swagger. Taken under the wing of Yo Majesty's producer David Alexander and recording in their studio from aged 12, she certainly shares her mentors' taste for rapid-fire raps and high-speed +8 electro club beats. Youthful, raw and full of bite, this 18 year-old is crashing onto dancefloors with her militaristic mash-up of electro and hip-hop. "YES, I've ruddy seen her. YES, I've ducked and dodged her richocheting shrapnel-pinging verses. And YES, I'm aware of the fact she's underground booty-bass' best stab at a genuine popstar." - NME "Her statacco rhymes serve as the track's bedrock rhythm while the production moves quickly between percussion-only "Lip Gloss" clap to bass-driven 1-3 bop to shimmering new wave. "I'm doin' this right," goes one of the many hooks packed into this short little tune. Pretty much, yeah." - Pitchfork "With the sexy swagger of Lil Kim, the ghetto credibility of Trina and the spitting skills of Nicki Minaj, it’s impossible to ignore Tampa electro rap queen, Dominique Young Unique" - Dazed and Confused "The young female rapper everyone is talking about." - RWD
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Dominique Young Unique

18-year-old Tampa rapper Dominique Young Unique is making music that is breaking out of the ghetto and reaching out worldwide, and she's doing it with swagger. Taken under the wing of Yo Majesty's producer David Alexander and recording in their studio from aged 12, she certainly shares... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701

1:00am

Gold Panda
A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, Gold Panda’s eagerly awaited debut album is finally here. An artist at ease traversing genre boundaries in search of new auditory frontiers - whether mixing dissected Hip Hop beats or the pulsating flourishes of minimal Techno - this apropos release will cement the foundations laid by previous output and visions whilst expanding his canon to unparalleled limits. As electronic music gradually arcs into a period of unprecedented successes, Lucky Shiner pits GP firmly at the forefront of a new wave of artists unafraid to challenge preconceptions of what music can be. Mixed by Simian Mobile Disco’s sonic veteran James Shaw and recorded in two session spent in the shady retreat of the English countryside - at his Aunt and Uncle’s Essex home - after, as GP explains “they went away over Christmas for two weeks and asked me to look after their dog. I’d walk Daisy in the morning and then make tunes till she pestered me to take her out again, I’d bounce down what I’d done, stick my headphones on and walk her; get ideas and repeat the process.” The end result is an album as influenced by family as it is by the quickly flashing topography that stretches out of train windows. GP’s mesmerising attention to sound and detail means each beat resonates as past, reflects the present and looks forwards to the potential futures of the individual; listener and artist alike. Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, Gold Panda’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however. Lucky Shiner's the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”. Decamping to an idyllic retreat also means the album bears trademarks of a pastorally hued Englishness, whist’s also coloured by GP’s two years spent studying Japanese culture, language and history at the School of Oriental and Asian studies in Japan. ‘You’, ‘Parents’ (featuring a field recording of GP helping his grandma push a wheelbarrow in the garden ), ‘Marriage’. Lucky Shiner overflows with life. Disengaging with the need for vocal, GP intimates, makes intimate idea’s immeasurably expressive and does so whilst always retaining an unfettered ear for melody. “I didn’t want to write ‘beats’” he says about the album, “I didn’t want bangers. I wanted songs with structure.” With, as he say’s, “two tracks made from a broken Yamaha organ bought for 99p off Ebay. A lot of the drum sounds just vinyl crackle turned really loud”, and one featuring almost solely guitar, “I don’t play guitar”, the album’s a concrete introduction to an artist willing to slip mercury like through constraints of genre, form and concept. And the title’s origins? “Lucky Shiner is my grandmothers name. Sometimes I think she knows exactly how I feel without me even mentioning anything to her.” Deeply personal then, Gold Panda‘s at odds to express that unequivocally on the album. Instead, he say‘s it “would be nice if people could hear the tracks and attach their own significance to them”. Over forty tracks eventually extricated into eleven, cohesion found through the unified fragments that “went together. I wanted a beginning, middle and end” - feelings eventually became sounds, visions graduated into awareness. Do what the artist wants and attach your own significance, if meaning is in nature indeterminate, personal experience can do ought but help.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14831

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Gold Panda

A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, Gold Panda’s eagerly awaited debut album is finally here. An artist at ease traversing genre boundaries in search of new auditory frontiers - whether mixing dissected Hip Hop beats or the pulsating flourishes of... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

1:00am

Shuttle
The Shuttle sound is boundless, genreless, and in constant flux – a sonic chameleon, not changing with the times, but stretching the musical landscape to its inevitable evolution.

Shuttle found a home for his original sounds amongst the underground Boston musical scene. His unique live shows are now all but infamous within the tightly knit Basstown crew. Their all night parties fuel Boston’s underground music culture. Shuttle’s music moved beyond the basements and clubs of the Boston scene and receives spins on Britain’s tastemaker Radio 1, Kiss FM, XFM and many others.

The Basstown crew are not the only notables for which Shuttle has shared a stage, recent luminaries include: Devlin (Spank Rock), Yelle, Crystal Castles, Diplo, and Classixx. His remix credits are equally as credible and diverse including commissioned remixes of Daedalus, The Little Ones and rockers The Death Set.

While still at school Shuttle honed his production skills devouring anything remotely considered listenable. Armed just with his laptop, he began making remixes of his favorite sounds of the day. These bedroom remixes caught the attention of the influential and tastemakers label, Ninja Tune. His highly anticipated debut release will feature Cadence Weapon and a remix by fellow up and comer High Rankin courtesy of Ninja Tune worldwide at the top of 2009.
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Shuttle

The Shuttle sound is boundless, genreless, and in constant flux – a sonic chameleon, not changing with the times, but stretching the musical landscape to its inevitable evolution. Shuttle found a home for his original sounds amongst the underground Boston musical scene. His unique... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Malaia 300 E. 6th St.

1:00am

Surfer Blood
Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, the quintet known as Surfer Blood had a breakout year in 2010 with the release of their debut album 'Astro Coast' in January 2010. Months prior to the actual release, Surfer Blood took the CMJ music festival by storm playing an incredible 12 shows. Spending the winter months leading up to their album release, Surfer Blood criss-crossed the nation on tour supporting Japandroids and Art Brut. Never breaking straight into the new year, getting a major boost from all around rave press reviews, including a 'Best New Music' tag from Pitchfork Media, the band continued their incessant touring. This year has taken these Floridians across Europe several times, as far as Japan for Summer Sonic and Australia for Splendour in the Grass festivals; they ended out the year with a support tour for Interpol. Because of their dedication, 12 months later Astro Coast is topping several year end lists. NPR deemed them "America's best new pop band", they made Rolling Stone's "Rookies of the Year" list, Filter Magazine listed their album as #7 of the year, plus making the list of numerous others: MySpace, NME, Urban Outfitters, Rough Trade Shop. Based on the longevity that the album stayed in PopMatter's rotation, they regard it as "unfuckwithable" and PrefixMag said, "Surfer Blood is the best '90s band working today." For 2011, Surfer Blood will return with an EP of new tunes to be released in late spring. More touring will inevitably ensue.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11570

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Surfer Blood

When you think of Palm Beach, Florida, what comes to mind? Palm trees swaying gently in the balmy breeze? Scantily-clad bikini buxom babes rollerblading down an infinite slab of coral-colored concrete? How about anthemic, bombastic, life-affirming indie pop? If the latter didn’t... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

1:00am

The Types
The Types, a band from Moscow, Russia was created in 2008. The Types played as the support band with Iggy&The Stooges, The Offspring, Simple Plan and many other famous bands during their Russian tours. Farfisa, drive, fuzz, zombies, space invaders, serial killers, sex, alcohol, a little bit of romanticism and fiery live shows - that is how The Types' phenomenon can be briefly described. As opposed to the majority of garage bands of nowadays which try to reincarnate into the heroes of past days The Types managed to keep the atmosphere of sixties not rushing into aping. ...As if you heard the same dirty analogue sound but with the thrilling feeling of something original and fresh, The Types is not the ordinary cover band with vintage instruments. During the show on SXSW The Types are gonna play for 40 minutes of the hottest original songs. And, for sure - you'll be dancing wildly all the show!
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The Types

The Types is the only band from Russia performing 6ts garage-beat acknowledged internationally. In 2011 The Types became the first underground band honored to participate in the largest American international festival SXSW in Austin, Texas. During their history The Types did pretty... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

1:00am

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
The gentleman you see wearing the bizarre attire is one Orlando; producer and performer behind the creatively named Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Originally hailing from the Greco-Roman stable, TEED has released three EPs with the Berlin and London party-starters. They are all superbly executed cross-sections of electronic mayhem. As Orlando explains, “It goes from 124 bpm to 140 bpm. It crosses lots of genres and sub-genres of dance music, and I don’t really know or care about all these genres, I think they’re a bit useless and unnecessary. It’s just dance music at the end of the day.” It was ‘Garden’ from last summer’s ‘All In Two Sixty Dancehalls’ EP that propelled TEED into the spotlight. ‘Garden’ is a gorgeous, sing-song house miniature featuring boy girl vocals (Dinosaur himself plus Luisa from Lulu and the Lampshades). Its balance of pop sensibility, sharp basslines and dance floor melancholy has charmed everyone from Annie Mac to James Holden. This was followed in November by the sonically ambitious ‘Household Goods’, championed by Radio 1, that’s made TEED one of the dance music’s brightest new talents. Raised as the son of an Oxford University music professor and still Oxford based, Orlando Higginbottom was lured into the countryside by the rumblings of early jungle. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs swings between overt musicality and scarily on-point dance floor intuition, ripping up gigs around the globe with his live show of bizarre instruments, glitter cannons and of course... dancing dinosaurs. There’s a sense of playfulness, sleight of touch and FUN that seems missing from many of his contemporaries. The BIG remixes of Professor Green, Darwin Deez, Fenech-Soler and Katy Perry have helped turn the wheels even faster. Having survived Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs has now signed to Polydor Records and will release a debut album this Summer.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11184

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Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs Biography Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs makes music at the central point between pop, electro, house and melodic, tuff rave – and his debut album ‘Trouble’ is just more proof that TEED’s Orlando Higginbottom is one of the most fascinating... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

1:00am

Trampled by Turtles
“Shooting sparks in the face of folk traditionalism, the quintet approaches the banjo and mandolin with a level of brash recklessness hardly heard since the now-mythical reign of Uncle Tupelo. Bill Monroe and Joe Strummer would both be proud.” - SF BAY GUARDIAN
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11134

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Trampled by Turtles

“Supercharged songs with a hooky playfulness and white-knuckle power…”—Esquire “Lit up and charged…four-part harmonies that are close to being crystalline.”—Daytrotter On April 10 Thirty Tigers/RED will release Trampled by Turtles’ highly anticipated album Stars... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:00am - 2:00am
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

1:15am

YTCracker
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YTCracker

Bryce Case, Jr. (b. August 23, 1982), otherwise known as YTCracker (pronounced "whitey cracker"), is a former cracker most known for defacing the webpages of several federal and municipal government websites in the United States, as well as several in private industry at the age of... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 1:15am - 2:15am
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

12:00pm

Country Mice
Country Mice front man Jason Rueger grew up on a farm in rural Kansas passed down through three generations of his family. With headphones on, he walked the path, bruised his hands and squinted his eyes in the sun, but music, above all else, made him whole. Looking out from his window, he set his sights for something different than the dirt and milo that stung his eyes and cut his hands. Jason fought against the gravity-pull of hometown and, with all the joy and pain of letting go, moved to Brooklyn. Here, he met Ben Bullington (guitar), Kurt Kuehn (drums) and Mike Feldman (bass), who, being from Kansas, Wisconsin and upstate New York, also shared a comfort in displacement and they quickly banded with Rueger. As Country Mice, they rallied together to craft apocalyptic ballads through amplifier hazes that thicken into funnel clouds, drums that stomp-clap sedately before the storm peaks, and bass tones that thicken the bloodstream. Jason draws on his small town rearing with sophistication beyond the ordinarily romantic and reductive Americana troubadour, and his songwriting is anything but dime a dozen. You can hear strong traces of Neil Young and Wilco mixed into their modern experimental guitar sounds that any fan of mid-90’s Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. would love. Together they cut their teeth among the other hardworking bands of Brooklyn's fast-paced scene. To date, the band has released two formative 7" singles and a limited edition cassette on Brooklyn-based indie labels and now they are ready to unleash their debut album,"Twister," on Wao Wao Records. This is a record that sonically chisels through the calloused shell of glossy rock & roll to find the dissonant live wire beneath and play it for all its worth. It tells a tale of strained memory: the hardships, joys, and love of growing up in a small town in the Midwest, with the hopes and dreams of traveling the world – a record for every kid seeing the big world from his small bedroom window. Wao Wao Records (www.myspace.com/waowaorecords) is run by Toby Rascal and Hbear, two members of Kanine Records (www.kaninerecords.com), out of the basement of the Kanine Records headquarters, normally referred to as the Doghouse. Toby and Hbear formed Wao Wao Records to start releasing records by Country Mice the day they heard a lo-fi mp3 off of a 4-track demo that Jason, Ben and Kurt did in their practice space. They instantly knew then and there, that these three had something special and they wanted to be a part of it. “I instantly fell in love with their scratchy guitar sounds. It reminded of the joys of digging up a lost bone on a warm spring day. While their guitars feed back off of his homemade amp, Jason gives off a classically lost vocal style that gives way to a whole new take on a long lost 90’s indie sound.
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Country Mice

Country Mice front man Jason Rueger grew up on a farm in rural Kansas passed down through three generations of his family. With headphones on, he walked the path, bruised his hands and squinted his eyes in the sun, but music, above all else, made him whole. Looking out from his window... Read More →


12:00pm

Profetas
"Profetas create a niche of identification for all Latin America, from 8th street down to Ushuaia. A mix of Afro-Latins, mestizos, Indians, whites, mulattoes and other races that make up this multi-ethnic America. Profetas is the new blood that runs through the sonorous veins of a Colombian hip hop scenario, thirsty for identity, novelty and urban reality." Rolling Stones, September 2006. Since 1997 Profetas has become one of the essential groups to understand the new urban music in Latin America. The fusion of Afro-Colombian music, reggae, rock and a strong basis of hip hop has helped the band to get a good number of followers in Latin America and some European countries such as Germany and Austria. The duo composed of the African singer Antombo Langangui and the Colombian MC Pablo Fortaleza, has received outstanding comments by music critics: already in 2001, the Colombian newspaper EL TIEMPO presented them as the revelation of Colombian hip hop, after the band's live presentation at Hip Hop al Parque (the most important hip hop festival in Latinoamerica with around 100.000 visitors). PROFETAS, a multicultural band with members of different origins and with different musical backgrounds, have so far participated in festivals such as Hip Hop al Parque 2001 and 2005, Rastazo Bogota 2005, La Fete de la Musique in Medellin 2004 and 2005 and in Bogota 2006, Rock al Parque 2009, Reggaejam Germany 2008, European Summer University Germany 2008. In addition they have shared the stage with Gondwana from Chile, Junior Reid, Michael Rose and Tanya Stephens from Jamaica, Culcha Candela from Germany, Alborosie from Italy, Los Cafres from Argentina, and Method Man (Wutang Clan) from the USA, among others. In 2008, PROFETAS toured Europe twice, first in spring as opening act of Culcha Candela's “Hamma” tour and later in summer participating in recognized festivals like the Reggaejam in Germany, the Reggaebenefiz, the Afrolatin Day in Berlin, and the Summer University Convention organized by ATTAC in Saarland, Germany. During these tours PROFETAS played 25 concerts in more than 20 cities all over Europe. In addition, PROFETAS won the German version of the European Reggae Contest, competing with more than 400 European bands. In 2009, PROFETAS supported the Latinamerica Tour of the famous American rappers METHOD MAN and RED MAN, and promoted their new single BAILA on radio stations and at live concerts around Colombia. In 2010 Profetas began the Baila World Tour with 25 concerts in Europe ( alemania, austria , Suiza), the tour have dates in NYC (LAMC) and 8 concerts in Denmark . After the success of their first record Amor y Fortaleza (Love and Strength), PROFETAS are preparing BAILA, their new groundbreaking album!
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Profetas

"Profetas create a niche of identification for all Latin America, from 8th street down to Ushuaia. A mix of Afro-Latins, mestizos, Indians, whites, mulattoes and other races that make up this multi-ethnic America. Profetas is the new blood that runs through the sonorous veins of a... Read More →



1:00pm

Casiokids
In an age when virtually everything -- especially music -- is instantly accessible and easily transmitted from anywhere in mere seconds, it's no small wonder that Europe has managed to keep Casiokids to themselves for this long. But, Topp stemning pa lokal bar is poised to place Casiokids on the tips of tongues across the U.S. (Even if most would be hard-pressed to correctly pronounce the album's title!) Hailing from the same celebrated Bergen scene that has produced Datarock and Annie, Casiokids were so-named for the beat-up old keyboards with which the band members first conceived their club-ready sound. Formed with the intention of making electronic music more visual, the band has since added guitar and drums to produce a collection of incredibly catchy tunes often sung in their native Norwegian and influenced by afro-beat, techno and out-and-out pop. Like former tour mates (and now labelmates) of Montreal, Casiokids put on a theatrical live show -- incorporating a blend of shadow puppets, video projections and animal costumes -- that is not to be missed. Whether playing for the truly young (as during a 12-date kindergarten tour in Norway) or the young at heart (at almost all of Europe's largest festivals and on tour with Hot Chip), Casiokids generate the kind of unrestrained party mood that inevitably transforms any audience into a joyous, dancing mass. And yet, apart from a few much-buzzed about performances at CMJ and SXSW, as well as a short headlining tour in Fall 2009, the quintet has remained relatively under the radar stateside -- an undeserved status that will surely be changing soon. Featuring the first Norwegian-language pop music ever to be released in the U.S., Topp stemning pa lokal bar contains the type of addictive melodies, distinctive vocal harmonies and danceable pop hooks that translate flawlessly no matter where you're from. Spanning the widths and breadths of bass heavy pop, synthy dub and darker percussive club moments, Casiokids makes its music felt as much as heard. The songs on Topp stemning palokal bar were previously distributed in Europe via Moshi Moshi, both as part of the label's renowned Singles Club and as a series of double A-sided 7"s. For this debut US release, all eight tracks have been re-mastered and are accompanied by a bonus disc of new material (including six remixes and two covers). With Casiokids, even if you don't understand the words, you'll soon find that the music speaks for itself.
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Casiokids

In an age when virtually everything -- especially music -- is instantly accessible and easily transmitted from anywhere in mere seconds, it's no small wonder that Europe has managed to keep Casiokids to themselves for this long. But, Topp stemning pa lokal bar is poised to place Casiokids... Read More →



1:00pm

Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
Shilpa Ray’s forearms bulge with blood when she plays her harmonium. “I have strange musical injuries,” she explains, referring to the blisters on her fingers. But none of that stops her from pounding on the accordion-like instrument, which reached the height of its popularity in 19th-century churches. “I always feel like I’m still my 14-year-old self,” she says, explaining her determination to play despite the trauma her music can cause. “I never developed beyond that in my attitude.” Ray’s teenage tendencies are alive and well on Teenage and Torture, her second full-length with Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, which will be released in early 2011 on Knitting Factory Records. A collection of 10 savage and sultry blues-influenced songs, the album finds Ray eviscerating her subjects (and often spilling her own guts) with the kind of sharp-tongued, smart-assed angst that keeps juvenile detention centers in business. Songs like “Hookers” and “Genie’s Drugs” aren’t dealing with kid-sized issues, but no matter the situation, Ray says, “I always have that gut reaction the way that teenagers do.” Growing up in central New Jersey, at 6 years old Ray picked up both the harmonium and piano at the insistence of parents who wanted her to learn classical Indian music. “I really wanted to play guitar and my parents said no,” Ray says. “But I had the harmonium, so I would learn chords to songs that I liked and start to play.” At 16 she taught herself how to play The Velvet Underground’s “I’ll Be Your Mirror,” but it wasn’t until a few years later that she worked up the nerve to perform in front of other people. Settling in New York City with no idea how to form a band, Ray frequented open mic nights at the East Village’s legendary Sidewalk Cafe, where she performed solo. “I started going to Sidewalk because I didn’t fit into any scene and it seemed like there you can be anybody and still get a shot,” she says. “So I went and I sang a song a capella and they asked if I played an instrument and I told them about the harmonium, so they said if you bring this harmonium down, we’ll give you a show.” Ray would soon form her first band, Beat The Devil. While the group was met with early success and local acclaim, winning great praise from many observers including Brooklyn Vegan and the New York Times, they disbanded shortly before the release of their first and only album. Initially Ray decided to continue on as a solo act, but she soon began enlisting the help of musicians she had met while playing out. Eventually the line up began to solidify and Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers was formed. In 2009, the group released the self-financed album A Fish Hook, An Open Eye and the excitement for Ray and her unique artistry picked up where it had left off. “Following the demise of her previous band,” wrote the New Yorker,” Ray has struck out on her own, further showcasing her seemingly indestructible vocal chords. She screams, growls, and snarls her way through the screeching muck of oil-stained garage rock and backwoods blues, cresting just above the waves of a sonic tumult that threatens to consume her minuscule frame. This tenuous command of a raucous sound makes for a volatile breed of rock and roll.” Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hooker’s latest album, Teenage and Torture, both refines and expands upon the arresting qualities of their first release. The result, “isn’t as thrown together as the first one,” says Ray. “The first record was like a series of thoughts, this is one big thought. You’ll slip into a different world when you hear this.” Recorded with Black Dirt Studios’ Jason Meagher at Seizure’s Palace in Gowanus, Brooklyn, the songs on Teenage and Torture are dark, sardonic looks inside Ray’s own world and obsessions, augmented by the musical styling of her Happy Hookers—Nick Hundley on bass, Andrew Bailey on guitar and John Adamski on drums and percussion, and featuring Greg Lewis on organ, Jonathan Lam on pedal steel and Andrew Hoepfner on vocals and keys. “Most of the time when I write songs, they’re semi-autobiographical,” says Ray, “but they’re also taking situations and trying to understand things that I have a hard time understanding,” she says. “ When I wrote ‘Genie’s Drugs,’ it was about this dude I used to date who was dating every other chick on my block. One day I said, ‘I don’t want you to see this Genie girl, why do you see her?’ and he told me, ‘Well, she’s got the good drugs.’ And I thought it would be great to write a love song about I’m so poor that I can’t afford the drugs to keep him around.” On another standout track, “Liquidation Sale,” Ray mocks herself for feeling down. “I could not take myself seriously writing a blues song,” she says, “so a lot of those lyrics are me making fun of myself and how fake I am being by even writing it. At the same time, I’m like everybody else, I want that window to complain.” Blood and blisters be damned, on Teenage and Torture, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers have some things to say, and you’ve got n
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Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers

Shilpa Ray’s forearms bulge with blood when she plays her harmonium. “I have strange musical injuries,” she explains, referring to the blisters on her fingers. But none of that stops her from pounding on the accordion-like instrument, which reached the height of its popularity... Read More →



2:00pm

Woodsman
Woodsman is an experimental ambient post-psychedelic band based in Denver, CO. The quartet contains two totemic percussionists and two sonic animators who employ electric guitars, feedback loops, and recorded samples to build the dreamy astral soundscapes that define Woodsman’s sound. Influenced by hazy mountain passes, the cinema of Stan Brakhage, and early 1970’s improvisational recordings by Miles Davis Woodsman has crafted aural offerings that are uniquely their own.
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Woodsman

Woodsman is an experimental ambient post-psychedelic band based in Denver, CO. The quartet contains two totemic percussionists and two sonic animators who employ electric guitars, feedback loops, and recorded samples to build the dreamy astral soundscapes that define Woodsman’s... Read More →


2:00pm

Ximena Sariñana
Ximena Sariñana When Mexican vocalist Ximena Sariñana released her debut solo album, Mediocre, in 2008, Rolling Stone gave it four stars and praised it as “one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me.” Recording the Spanish-language album was a natural step for Sariñana, who had risen to fame in her homeland as a child actress and had fronted a successful indie band for four years. “In Mexico, people believed in me as an artist,” says the fully bilingual 25-year-old. So when she began thinking about recording an album in English she was confronted with a tough decision: “Either stay in my country, where everyone knows who I am, or start from scratch and convince people that I’m worth it.” She chose the latter. The result is a collection of songs that showcase her deep, striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality. “I think of albums as Polaroid pictures of who I was at that given moment,” says Sariñana. “All the songs are a bit dark. They capture a sort of general doom that I try to compensate with humor,” she says. The lead single, “Different,” opens with a playful whistle but is really an apology to listeners “about maybe not expressing myself clearly because of my different nationality,” while “Bringing Us Down” was inspired by the poem “Candles” by Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy and deals with growing older and looking back at the fading past. The album not only reflects Sariñana’s wise-beyond-her years demeanor, but also the kind of sonic growth and experimentation expected from a risk-taker. “Everything was about forcing myself out of my comfort zone,” says the singer, having leapt beyond her usual stripped down, mellow arrangements and into more daring musical territory. “I wanted quicker, bigger sounding songs and more bass and electronic instruments,” says Sariñana, who plays the piano throughout. “I needed to be able to move to it on stage.” To help accomplish this, she enlisted producers Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Devo, The Bird and the Bee), Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Natalia Lafourcade. Recorded in Los Angeles, the songs are indeed snapshots; vignettes of events and emotions ornamented by lush arrangements and lightened by occasional whimsy. “Common Ground” is exalted with bells and space drums and “Wrong Miracle” includes circuit-bent children’s toys and footsteps on gravel. “Echo Park,” one of the last songs recorded, was built around a Casio drum machine and the need for a little comic relief. “I wanted to write something that was going to make me laugh. I didn’t want to go too deep or serious like I usually do,” says Sariñana. “I decided to make fun of how girls, especially in my world, always fall for guys in a band.” “Tu Y Yo” (You and Me) is the only song on the album sung entirely in Spanish. “My mother language and the country where I live in is such an important part of who I am,” says Sariñana, who was born in Guadalajara and raised partly in LA before moving to Mexico City. Raised in a highly creative family—her mother is a screenwriter and her father is a film director and producer—instilled a love of the arts in her early on. “I was four years old when I started acting,” says Sariñana, a natural-born entertainer who became a household name in Mexico by appearing in 11 films (among them box office hit Amar Te Duele and film festival winner Dos Abrazos) as well as three prime time telenovelas. An early discovery of jazz greats like Ella Fitzgerald ignited her love of music, and at age 15 she began studying at Mexico’s Academia de Musica Fermatta. At 17, she honed her vocal skills during a five-week program at Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music and then began fronting a jazz-funk fusion band called Feliz No Cumpleaños (Happy Un-Birthday) which “made a bit of noise in the underground,” as she puts it. She also brought together her loves of film and music on occasion, co-writing and singing three songs on the Amar Te Duele soundtrack (which stayed on the Top 10 Soundtracks list in Mexico for 10 years) and acting as music supervisor for several films. By the time Mediocre was released, Ximena’s status as a artist was already cemented; the record debuted at number one in Mexico and went platinum soon after. Mediocre reached #10 on the Billboard Latin Pop Chart, #38 on the Billboard Latin Album Chart and Ximena was the only Latin artist in iTunes Best 10 Albums of 2008. She won the Best New Artist Award in the Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2008 (Latin MTV Awards) and received three Latin Grammy Nominations for Best New Artist, Best Alternative Song and Producer of the Year. Mediocre also received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album. Despite her successes, Sariñana has no expectations when it comes to her English-language debut. “It’s my first record to a lot of people. I just hope listeners can hear the honesty in the album,” she says. “I titled it after myself because my name keeps it close to me and who I am as an artist and a person.” It’s a name many will come to recognize soon enough.
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!!!

!!! - THR!!!ER “I suppose it's never enough / you get what you want, then you want what was / but I’d rather worry about my existential crisis / laying on a beach where the sun sets the nicest” – “Get That” !!! will release their new album THR!!!ER on April 22, 2012 on... Read More →
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Ximena Sariñana

Ximena Sariñana When Mexican vocalist Ximena Sariñana released her debut solo album, Mediocre, in 2008, Rolling Stone gave it four stars and praised it as “one of the strongest debuts from a female singer-songwriter since Norah Jones’ Come Away With Me.” Recording the Spanish-language... Read More →



3:00pm

3:00pm

The Kid Daytona
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The Kid Daytona

One of the most unique elements about THE KID DAYTONA is his combination of New York City hip-hop style with his own distinct vernacular and lingo. Daytona combines all elements of pop musical genres from hip-hop, jazz, R&B, rock to fuse a universal fun sounding vibe of music. Born... Read More →


3:50pm

4:00pm

Jessica Lea Mayfield
The 21-year old from Kent, Ohio first performed with her family band One Way Rider at the age of 8. At age 15, she recorded her first album White Lies in her brother's bedroom, printing only 100 copies. One of those copies fell into the hands of Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). After an introduction, Mayfield and Auerbach hit the studio, laying the foundation for her debut album "With Blasphemy So Heartfelt." Says Auerbach of the recording experience, 'I think she's dark and moody in a mysterious way.' He adds, 'I'm just always really excited to make music with her.' "Tell Me," Jessica's 2011 Nonesuch Records debut, is a stunningly forthright 11-song set that addresses late-night longing, serial heartbreak, and intoxicatingly dangerous liaisons conducted in dimly lit barrooms or roadside motels. By the end, the only heart intact is Mayfield's own. It's as if she'd stripped the sentimentality and ruefulness from a bunch of classic country songs, leaving only stark emotion. Auerbach also produced and engineered "Tell Me" at his Easy Eye Sound System studio in Akron, Ohio, matching Mayfield's candor with eerily minimal, brilliantly constructed tracks that keep her mesmerizing, unadorned voice front and center. The New York Times hailed the album a Critics' Pick, while the Associated Press calls "Tell Me" 'the portrait of a precocious girl growing into self-assured womanhood and a producer reaching the peak of his powers. It is a dark and moody album, full of delights throughout, and if it doesn't make Mayfield a star, that too will be heartbreaking.'
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Jessica Lea Mayfield

Jessica Lea Mayfield is an American singer-songwriter from Kent, Ohio. She is known for her ominous song writing, with a plaintive minimalist style that draws on both country and rock music. Her 3rd album, 'Make My Head Sing...' will be released on April 15th through ATO Records... Read More →


4:40pm

Danny Brown
Bridging the gap between hipster and hood rap without ever compromising his integrity, Danny Brown, the Hybrid of Hip Hop is on the brink of hitting the big time. His hometown, the once thriving city of Detroit and it's current hardships are a strong influence on his lyrics. With five mixtapes and two albums under his belt, Danny Brown has built up a diverse fan base over the last six years. He made the decision to release all of his music for free, explaining, 'If I'm not being paid to make music, then I shouldn't be selling music. Producers give me the beats for free; engineers give me studio time for free. I don't pay to write these raps, so why should I charge people? I want people to hear it more so than I want to profit from it anyway.' The rapper has had close brushes with mainstream success, most significantly when Roc-A-Fella Records showed interest in him back in 2004. For those that don't know what happened next, the record label disbanded, leaving Brown with little choice but to move back to Detroit. With his first mixtape, Browntown completed under Roc-A-Fella, he began work on the first in the Detroit State Of Mind mixtape series. Unfortunately the law came knocking and Brown was sentenced to a year in jail. He spent his time wisely, writing rhymes every day to J Dilla's Donuts, which played on repeat in his head. On his release, Brown made three records within a year, including his first album, Hot Soup, which was released when he was still sleeping on his grandma's floor. 'I was just getting out of jail so I didn't have nowhere else to go, I've got my own apartment now so I'm climbing up a little bit.' After a two-year rest, Brown came back with his second album, The Hybrid, released in March this year. 'Ain't shit to do but play target practice on each other out here.' From an early age Brown knew what he wanted to do in life. 'When I was five I would get asked what I wanted to be when I was older, I used to say a rapper and the whole class would laugh.' Eventually becoming embarrassed by his classmates' reactions, Brown expressed a desire to become a comedian. He took his new career choice seriously, and learnt how to set up jokes for stand up, something that has obviously crossed over into his rapping. He admits that his comedic side is probably his reaction towards anger. 'For the most part I'm kind of funny, I like to have fun. I'm a stoner, so I'm too high to be angry.' Brown is a funny guy and his dry humour is present throughout the interview. When asked if he is an angry person, he responds, 'Uh, I have emotions like normal human beings.' Even his ad-libs are amusing, in particular his trademark high-pitched laugh. On some songs, Brown's voice seems to be filled with anger, but he explains that it is simply due to his desire to express emotion. 'I'm just trying to prove that I can make good music. I don't think I'm angry, maybe hunger's the right word for it, I just really want people to understand what I'm doing.' The raw, scratchy tones on Greatest Rapper Ever, an example of this hunger, are enough to convince you that the title is true. The same tones can be heard on Re-Up in which he documents a life of crack dealing, in which a former Motown singer became a customer. Seeing the tragic transformation of the once flourishing city of Detroit has obviously affected those old enough to remember the days of Motown. 'We used to walk past Motown every day, the actual recording studio and didn't feel nothing. In some sense it's bitter sweet. We made all this good music here, but they took it away from us and it's never been back again.' Brown explains that the former glory of Motown has been left to crumble. 'In the sixties, Detroit was the most thriving economy for black people; it built a lot of shit. When we had the Motown shit popping off, they were buying mansions in the hood, building them from scratch. Forty years later, that mansion is boarded up.' Shockingly, the younger generation cares little about the glamorous past life of their city. 'I don't think a thirteen-year-old would know how big it was. They wouldn't give a damn.' Growing up in Detroit has caused the rapper to feel anger towards the situations his peers face. 'When you walk out of your house everyday and see the living conditions we have, it wouldn't makes too many people happy.' Having seen the collapse of the motor industry and the effect it had on lives, issues involving money frustrate him the most. 'Why have you got casinos in the brokest city in America? That's like kicking people when they're down. Selling people this dream that they can put a dollar on a slot machine and become a millionaire. So you're trying to take our last?' His own grandmother was personally affected, 'Someone like my grandma, who worked her whole life to retire and be able to live good the rest of her life is broke now because of a casino.' On Hot Soup, a track called Succeed features a sample quote that claims six out of ten teenagers are unable to get a job upon leaving school. When asked if that is still the case, Brown responds, 'Six out of ten? I would say it's more like eight out of ten now.' Changes are taking place in Detroit however, although they may not improve the living conditions of all Detroit natives. A number of big budget Hollywood movies have been shot in the city over the last three years, something that looks set to become a trend. 'What they're gonna do eventually is take Detroit back and regentrify it. All the broke people here are gonna be moved out to a suburb on the outskirts. It's changing in some sense but it's not changing for the better, they're just kicking the broke people out. In a minute, it's gonna be too expensive to live in Detroit, especially with them shooting all these movies out here. It's gon' change.' But for now Brown is making the most of Detroit's appeal. 'I just saw a million dollar movie being shot on my corner, I ate well off them yesterday, thanks to the movie budget. I stole mad sodas! I got soda in my refrigerator thanks to that movie. Good looking SWAT 2.' His music has brought opportunities to travel around America leaving him with a perspective that is different to his peers. 'There's a lot of people that feel that Detroit is a great city and they love living here and it's fun but then I'm like, 'You never been nowhere then. Ain't shit to do but play target practice on each other out here'.' He goes on to add, 'To be honest with you, I don't think I knew how bad Detroit was until I was an adult. It let me know how bad my city was when I went to a place like New York which they say is bad.' Despite the city's influence on his music, Brown expresses a desire to escape. 'I just wanna get out of Detroit, because me being here, the only possibilities are bad ones.' Elaborating on this point, he explains, 'Before this whole situation that's just come up, I was ready to start back selling weed. I'm not about to start selling weed. Shows weren't coming like I figured they would and I still gotta pay bills, man.' Though his life is improving through his music, the changes have come through his own hard work. Brown once said in an interview that Obama's presence in the White House would never change his life and he confirms that he still feels this way, 'I'm still sitting in Detroit with the same living conditions I did before. My life ain't changed, I mean besides me not sleeping on my mom's floor no more.' With a laugh he reveals the only difference in his life has been linked to sexual appeal, 'Interracial has been popping. I wasn't getting this many white girls before so thanks, shout out to Obama for that.'
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5:00pm

Brett Dennen
Brett Dennen is a talented folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and identified as one of Entertainment Weekly’s eight "Guys on the Rise," Brett’s narrative-rich and timeless songwriting has garnered instant critical praise and the adoration of music supervisors who have featured his music on popular television programs such as House, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scrubs. Brett has headlined every major city in the United States, Europe and Australia and has been hand-picked by a "who's who" of his contemporaries including John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Dave Matthews to support tours. His fourth album, Loverboy is due out in April 2011.
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Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen is a talented folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and identified as one of Entertainment Weekly’s eight "Guys on the Rise," Brett’s narrative-rich and timeless songwriting has garnered... Read More →



5:30pm

L.E.P. BOGUS BOYS
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L.E.P. Bogus Boys

Spearheading the chicago music scene the L.E.P.Bogus Boys are in rare form and ready to take over the industry. With the success of their highly acclaimed Mixtapes "Don't Feed Da Killaz Vol.3" and "Now or Neva" it was only a matter of time before the majors came checking for them... Read More →



7:00pm

Coolrunnings
COOLRUNNINGS started in December of 2009 and released two digital EP's in the summer of 2010 (Buffalo and Babes Forever). We're currently working on a full length record and touring. "This band thrives on its multiple-dimensions." - Weekly Tape Deck
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Coolrunnings

COOLRUNNINGS started in December of 2009 and released two digital EP's in the summer of 2010 (Buffalo and Babes Forever). We're currently working on a full length record and touring. "This band thrives on its multiple-dimensions." - Weekly Tape Deck


Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

7:00pm

Follow That Bird
We like pizza parties, mountains, and peaceful easy feelings, but not like The Eagles kind. Some things that may be interesting: Tiffanie and Lauren grew up in Belton, America, probably went cow tipping once or twice, moved to Austin, played lots of shows and had a few different members, are still playing shows and rocking it dirty. WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO: - 7" record - Feb 2011 on Mt. Fuji Records - West Coast tour Feb 2011 - Esopus Magazine, May 2010 Issue - "Projects" Compilation - Casual Victim Pile, "The Ghosts That Wake You" (Jan 2010, Matador Records) - Monofonus Press One Sider 10" record (Oct 2009, Monofonus Press) - Follow That Bird S/T EP (Oct 2008) FUTURE: - Full length record due 2011 - Fancy music videos/riding in more limousines/hanging out with Beyonce - Follow That Bird koozies "[The Ghosts That Wake You] is a propulsive and wiry tune that's agile enough to shift gears gracefully and has its shows of musical force ably abetted by Lauren Green's unfettered belting. It makes the sort of first impression that quickly leads to a second and third one, and hopefully a quick web search to purchase some of the group's offerings." -Pitchfork.com
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Follow That Bird

"Follow That Bird is a three piece band fronted by the expansive vocals and guitar playing of Lauren Green. Green brings a wave of guitar playing to the fold that shifts between relentless and just plain beautiful. The drums Tiffanie Lanmon bang out are just as relentless and inspire... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Headhunters 720 Red River St (8th St Entrance)

7:00pm

Gina Chavez
It started so simply. A goofy girl wailing to Lyle Lovett and Little Richard cassettes in the back of a V.W. bus with her sky blue keyboard and plastic mic. Music. Joy. Simple. These days it's still simple. Just more Latin. Gina Chavez is percussive guitar, powerful vocals, unabashedly playful and refreshingly thoughtful. She is a bilingual mezcla with Latina hips and a folkie's heart. Gina has released two albums, Hanging Spoons (2007), and LIVE at Ruta Maya (2009). She recently returned from eight months of volunteer work in a gang-dominated suburb of San Salvador and established Austin 4 El Salvador'a college scholarship fund for the girls she taught there. She also united with producer Michael Ramos (John Mellencamp, BoDeans, Rembrandts, Patty Griffin) on her latest single, Miles de Millas (2000 miles). The song, a haunting bilingual cumbia featuring slide guitar, accordion and charango, is featured on the official 2011 Austin Music Vol. 10 CD (released Feb. 2011) along with songs by The Bright Light Social Hour, Sahara Smith, Ocote Soul Sounds and more. Gina has toured with Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, shared the stage with Grupo Fantasma and Charanga Cakewalk, and represented the City of Austin on The 2008 Sound is Brown compilation, as well as in international competitions and at national conferences in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New Orleans and Las Vegas. She is accompanied by Austin musicians Roel Martinez (Second Day Red) on lead guitar, mandolin and harmony vocals, Kenneth Null (Bocastria) on electric and double bass, Sammy Foster on drums and glockenspiel, and Jerry Ronquillo on percussion. For tour dates and music samples, visit www.ginachavez.com.
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Gina Chavez

For her SXSW debut in 2010, Gina Chavez received national recognition from NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and “Alt.Latino” as one of the new Latin artists to watch. Now with the release of her sophomore album, Up.Rooted, she brings forth a powerful collection of songs that... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Mellow Johnny's 400 Nueces St

7:00pm

Hell & Lula
We're 4 dudes and a robot slave from L.A. playing music we enjoy and playing like we mean it. Hell & Lula played our first show in March of 2010. We tour in a "Cool Bus" (converted school bus), we've developed the first Recycled Merchandise Program we've ever heard of and we help spread the message of our friends at Falling Whistles about the war in Congo, what can be done to stop it and how funds raised through the sale of whistles helps rehabilitate war affected kids. We've just signed with the new MTV/Extreme Music co-venture HYPE, so look for us on media everywhere.
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Hell & Lula

We're 4 dudes and a robot slave from L.A. playing music we enjoy and playing like we mean it. Hell & Lula played our first show in March of 2010. We tour in a "Cool Bus" (converted school bus), we've developed the first Recycled Merchandise Program we've ever heard of and we help... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Emo's Annex 600 Red River St

7:15pm

James Hyland and The Joint Chiefs
Americana artist based in Austin, TX . This is his new band after fronting the successful South Austin Jug Band for the last decade. He just released a new solo album called Celestial Navigation, which the Austin Chronicle said, "clearly sets his course for the stars with wonderfully crafted Americana."
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13174

Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave

7:30pm

Bobby
Bobby first attempted to make contact with Tom Greenberg (Twiglet) at college, but no one really noticed Bobby until everyone had already graduated. He had, in all likelihood, been there since early ’09--a stowaway on Uncle Marth’s back chunk--soaking up all the sick milk he could stick his soft little hands into. When Tom finally did meet him face to face in the Spring of 2010, Bobby became nervous and got sick all over his little brown tap shoes and turned into a mist. He was naught but vapor for a whole month, but soon after that, they fell in together; Tom making tunes to accompany Bobby’s sad dances. After a few shows put on for the local ghouls down at the rotary club, it was clear Bobby had talent, and Tom started making plans for a BIG SHOW. A group was to be assembled. He got together a few of his college buds that he knew played music. He put Martin Zimmermann (Chunk) on the cans, Paolo Menuez (Pillow) on thweedles, Julian Labatt (Crumbles) on low-end, Roby Moulton (Moldy) on wisps and got Molly Sarle (of Mountain Man) to contribute vocally, at the request of Bobby himself. The resulting sound was a swollen lump of blooming, techni-color spores cast adrift on a warm bed of foam. Unfortunately, it was all a bit too much for Bobby. On the night of the BIG SHOW, he once again got worked up and became sick all over Chunk. Bobby fled the stage as a mist. Despite Bobby’s sudden and unexpected departure, the band soldiered on with the performance. The crowd was hurt and angry at first (why had their beloved, lethargic, dancing wunderkind abandoned them?), but the heaving waves of sonorous tones soon spilled into their restless hearts. The recordings from the show caught the ear of Tim Putnam, who quickly signed the group to his label, Partisan Records. Hot off the success of the BIG SHOW, the group decided to shack up together. They found a suitable home in western Massachusetts in the town of Montague; a ‘ranch’ style house nestled between a giant gravel pit and a wilderness preserve complete with a filled-in pool and busted sauna. In the crucible of isolation, and in preparation for their recording debut, the blooming lump of spores that they had cultivated for the BIG SHOW blossomed even further. The music was going well, but a name for the group still eluded them. For many months they struggled with this, but in the end decided to name it after their missing front man, Bobby, still assumed to be lurking as a dark mist within the music.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13466


Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

7:30pm

Brett Dennen
Brett Dennen is a talented folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and identified as one of Entertainment Weekly’s eight "Guys on the Rise," Brett’s narrative-rich and timeless songwriting has garnered instant critical praise and the adoration of music supervisors who have featured his music on popular television programs such as House, Grey’s Anatomy, and Scrubs. Brett has headlined every major city in the United States, Europe and Australia and has been hand-picked by a "who's who" of his contemporaries including John Mayer, Jason Mraz, and Dave Matthews to support tours. His fourth album, Loverboy is due out in April 2011.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14997

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Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen is a talented folk/pop singer and songwriter from Northern California. Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as an “Artist to Watch” and identified as one of Entertainment Weekly’s eight "Guys on the Rise," Brett’s narrative-rich and timeless songwriting has garnered... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
ACL Live at The Moody Theater 310 W 2nd St

7:30pm

House of Songs Band
The House of Songs, L.L.C. has created a uniquely successful music experience, which allows musicians from around the world to journey to Austin, Texas to collaborate with local musicians and share their efforts with the world. Founded by Troy Campbell, The House of Songs creates opportunities for Danish musicians to experience the songwriting process in another environment, record new music, and perform in front of new audiences. During their 12-day stay residents of the house experience the city of Austin, its citizens, the local music scene and creative vibe. The first year of The House of Songs was met with overwhelming local and international success. 70 Danish artists came through The House of Songs. The House of Songs did an international tour to expand its brand, with highlights at prestigious festivals such as SPOT, Tonder, & Skanderborg. Trips were also made through the sister city program with the City of Austin to Oita Japan, Koblenz Germany, and Taichung China. Press coverage included Gaffa (DK), Austin Chronicle, Austin American Stateman, Austin Biz Journal, and much more. 6 songs written in the House of Songs have been added to rotation on Danish radio, and many more are being recorded.
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House of Songs Band

The House of Songs, L.L.C. has created a uniquely successful music experience, which allows musicians from around the world to journey to Austin, Texas to collaborate with local musicians and share their efforts with the world. Founded by Troy Campbell, The House of Songs creates... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:30pm - 8:30pm
The Ghost Room 304 W 4th St

7:40pm

Beta Wolf
Beta Wolf is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed at the beginning of 2010, and consists of Grant Arnow (vocals), Sergio Ruelas (lead guitar), Devon Pangle (guitar), Brian Pho (bass) and Chester Lang (drums). Beta Wolf grew from the ashes of the popular rock group Takota.
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Beta Wolf

Beta Wolf is a rock band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed at the beginning of 2010, and consists of Grant Arnow (vocals), Sergio Ruelas (lead guitar), Devon Pangle (guitar), Brian Pho (bass) and Chester Lang (drums). Beta Wolf grew from the ashes of the popular rock... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:40pm - 8:40pm
Emo's Annex 600 Red River St

7:50pm

Sodapop (Between Sets)
When Shaun Koplow moved to the Bay Area to study art at UC Berkeley in 2001, he had no idea he'd wind up running his favorite record label, or that he'd eventually relocate its operations to Los Angeles, the city from whence he came. Four years ago, at the age of 23, Koplow became Anticon Records' label manager – the chief wheel-greaser – charged with vetting new talent, developing established acts, conceiving record campaigns and handling the day-to-day. Having come up amongst a crew of West L.A. backpacker kids, Koplow was a longtime devotee of California's outsider rap scene, a movement that saw Anticon at its forefront in the late '90s. He's since made it his mission to preserve that commitment to innovation, artistic license and all-around quality while pushing the label's genre-bending tendencies yet further, helping to bring artists like Baths, Tobacco, Son Lux, Bike For Three!, and Anathallo into the fold alongside Anticon mainstays like WHY?, Themselves, Odd Nosdam and Dosh. Koplow views his role at the label as curatorial, a philosophy that can be witnessed literally when he's DJing under the handle Sodapop, or co-hosting Silver Lake's weekly Calling All Kids night with partner Matthewdavid (Dublab, Alpha Pup, Leaving Records). The pair's duties for C.A.K. are head-to-toe – they're promoters, organizers, song-selectors, and even bartenders – and Koplow's vinyl/Serato sets consistently display an ear for the adventurous: favoring vintage krautrock, contemporary electronic pop and Bay Area rap. C.A.K.'s history of guests is equally diverse: Nite Jewel, Dm-Funk, Lucky Dragons, Flying Lotus, and Ariel Pink, to name a few. Both Koplow and Anticon have been based in L.A. since early 2008. The former creates visual art occasionally and nurses a strong fetish for rare wax, brims and kicks. The latter refuses to be pigeonholed, eternally.
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Sodapop (Between Sets)

When Shaun Koplow moved to the Bay Area to study art at UC Berkeley in 2001, he had no idea he'd wind up running his favorite record label, or that he'd eventually relocate its operations to Los Angeles, the city from whence he came. Four years ago, at the age of 23, Koplow became... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:50pm - 8:50pm
Mohawk 912 Red River

7:55pm

Ancient Astronauts
The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a bombastic production and DJ duo hailing from Cologne, Germany. The phenomenon of “ancient astronauts,” a belief that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in ancient times to mingle and trade ideas with early human civilizations, isn’t an alien concept to these Ancient Astronauts. The cross-pollination and mash-up of ideas, sounds, styles, and a collaborative spirit are their modus operandi. Already having remixed and collaborated with Fort Knox Five, Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets, Zion I, Imani and Bootie Brown of The Pharcyde, Issa Bagayogo, Vieux Farka Toure, Kid Loco, Zion Train, and Tippa Irie the Ancient Astronauts have linked up with a variety of new sonic collaborators for their kaleidoscopic sophomore album Into Bass and Time!
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Ancient Astronauts

The Ancient Astronauts are Kabanjak and Dogu, a bombastic production and DJ duo hailing from Cologne, Germany. The phenomenon of “ancient astronauts,” a belief that extraterrestrial beings visited Earth in ancient times to mingle and trade ideas with early human civilizations... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:55pm - 8:55pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

7:55pm

Ydestroyde
Ydestroyde formed in 2000 as a trio of classmates Synzo (vox & synth), Mikito Tsurugi (bass) and Ippei Higashida (drums). Daioh (Oodaiko) and Shingo Taketsu (guitar) later joined and Atsushi Hirohata replaced Ippei Higashida on drums. As a quintet they performed with Half Japanese, Afrirampo (who performed at SXSW in 2006), Oshiripenpenz, Ultrafuckers and Kyojin Yueni Dekai among others. In 2004 the band recorded their first album 'Ydestroyde,' but disbanded the following year. Ydestroyde later reformed as Synzo's solo project and released new single 'Hissatsu' in October 2010. A new album 'Synzosizer' is now available for digital download. US tour is carried out from March 18 to 30. The details are on our website: Myspace, Twitter and Facebook or serching 'YDESTROYDE'. Yep, Check it out!! Member:Synzo (Vox&Synth.)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11281

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Ydestroyde

Ydestroyde formed in 2000 as a trio of classmates Synzo (vox & synth), Mikito Tsurugi (bass) and Ippei Higashida (drums). Daioh (Oodaiko) and Shingo Taketsu (guitar) later joined and Atsushi Hirohata replaced Ippei Higashida on drums. As a quintet they performed with Half Japanese... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 7:55pm - 8:55pm
Headhunters 720 Red River St (8th St Entrance)

8:00pm

1001 Nights Orchestra
Like a short course in ethnomusicology of the Middle East? 1001 Nights Orchestra is Austin’s longest running Middle Eastern music group. Founded by Kamran Hooshmand on oud, guitar, and vocals, it includes clarinet, accordion, percussion and bass. It received a Best of Austin Award for their score to the 1924 silent, “Thief of Bagdad”. Their CD, “Music from the Middle East & Beyond” topped the Austin Chronicle’s Top 10 list. Their performances often features belly dancing as a visual accent to their party sounds.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11227

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1001 Nights Orchestra

Like a short course in ethnomusicology of the Middle East? 1001 Nights Orchestra is Austin’s longest running Middle Eastern music group. Founded by Kamran Hooshmand on oud, guitar, and vocals, it includes clarinet, accordion, percussion and bass. It received a Best of Austin Award... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Copa 217 Congress Ave

8:00pm

4th Pyramid
The Pyramid Scheme: “It Pays to Believe.” Try shifting gears from writing rhymes to making beats to tearing down a jam-packed club. What’s impossible for most is a way of life for Toronto native 4th Pyramid. For over a decade, this multi-talented MC, producer and DJ has flowed flawlessly from mic to MPD and represents a new hybrid of artist that can do it all...and then some. His debut solo album, The Pyramid Scheme, is just moments from release and features guest appearances and production by Greg Nice, Saukrates, Sheen Bros, Marco Polo, Rich Kidd, Simahlak and more. For 4th Pyramid, this album is an opportunity to showcase his musical evolution and give center stage to his songwriting. On the flipside, Pyramid has become a sought-after party rocker. In 2009, he and turntable legend Cosmo Baker formed the production and DJ group, Sheen Bros. These two have been feeding the kids greasy funk and drippy disco jams ever since. Pyramid’s own brand of beat manipulation via MPD brings innovation to his performance and club crowds to fever pitch. Pretty good for a kid who burst onto the hip hop scene at age 16. Following the release of his ambitious instrumental album, The Light is But the Shade of the Darkness, he was quickly snatched up by then indie powerhouse label, Def Jux, who knew a good thing when they saw it. That set the stage for nonstop touring, recording, mixtape dropping and hotel-hopping as 4th Pyramid travelled the globe alongside hip hop elite. Along the way, Pyramid has always been in and out the studio, stacking collabos and projects with the likes of 45 King, U-God (Wu-Tang), Pete Rock, Cannibal Ox, Akrobatik, C-Rayz Walz, Sammy Bananas and many more. Whether on the dance floor or in your headphones, 4th Pyramid always takes audiences on a trip: from rhymes to beats to tracks, he’s the man to move ‘em.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11030

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4th Pyramid

4th Pyramid is an MC/Producer/Songwriter from Toronto, Canada. In December 2011, he launched the imprint, Silk Ivory, a boutique label that was quickly signed to Universal Music for distribution. Set for release in March 2012 is the imprint’s first project and Pyramid’s debut... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

8:00pm

69 Nombres
One of the most promising bands of Colombia, 69 Nombres is an Alternative rock band formed in Barranquilla. Produced by the legendary Phil Vinall (Placebo, Zoe, Pulp), this band has developed a very particular sound in the Latinamerican indie world. The band has 2 Records (Alba LP, 2002 and Tiempo EP, 2009) that were released as independent and has let them participate in many festivals all around the country, playing as openers for important artists such as Juanes, Cafeta Tacuba, Molotov, Babasonicos, Robi Draco Rosa, Spinetta and Aterciopelados. Tiempo, has received the best critics by the music press, including two nominations in the Premios Shock as Best Record of the Year and Best Rock Band, and a nomination in the Premios Subterranica as Best Rock Artist of the Year. In 2010, 69 Nombres released two more songs produced by Phil Vinall, too. In which is found Tientame. This song was chosen to be part of the most rated Colombian TV show Amor Sincero. This took the band to be nominated in the first edition of the Sayco Awards (Society of authors and composers) as Best New Artist and to give a live show to play the song.
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69 Nombres

One of the most promising bands of Colombia, 69 Nombres is an Alternative rock band formed in Barranquilla. Produced by the legendary Phil Vinall (Placebo, Zoe, Pulp), this band has developed a very particular sound in the Latinamerican indie world. The band has 2 Records (Alba LP... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mi Casa Cantina 503 E 6th St

8:00pm

Alexis Foxe
Start with a picture, and watch its efforts twitch as it become a film. The celluloid offers a gritty and knowing world, and introduces a female of interest. She is a tall and tawny paradox, the precocious eyes and pout of a girl atop the feline movement of a woman’s form. Ask Alexis Foxe, the ingénue at hand, who she is, and she’ll tell you, “I’m for the escapist in you.” The international cinematic pop conjured by the visual, provocative, and humorous Foxe tickles nostalgia with the feather of futurism much like Goldfrapp, and is sultry and occasionally dangerous in the way of Amy Winehouse. She is first and foremost a songwriter, but plays a cab driver in the off hours; music is her personal and public transportation system. Cinematic is no kitsch here. Of Cuban and Colombian descent, Foxe was raised in Argentina and Spain before moving to New York City during her middle school years. To put it gently, she spoke horrendous English at the time, and learned to speak and adapt to American English culture by watching films of bygone eras. The craft of language adhered to her heart, as did the music, and the tango of the two became one language that she learned as a new young American. In reverse of most modern musicians, film became her language for music. She sings images. Singing entered the picture a bit later for Alexis than most. Having played piano since age 7, it was not until a recording session at age 20 where she was the only one on hand to sing the vocals on a track due to a producer the next day that she simply did a job and discovered her voice. In her voice, she found the conduit for her lyrics, which are her unabashed musical love. Of them, she says, “My sense of humor and my dreaminess command the lyrics. Not that I have the most advanced sense of humor, but I am an excellent dreamer. I tend to range from whimsy to drama.” Indeed; her song titles include “Grand Macadamias,” “No Ticky No Shirty,” “Manhattan May Be Grand,” “Braindead,” and “Revel Without a Cause.” Hardly the work of a dull gal. With a compulsive adherence to excellence in her work, the Quixotic, exotic Foxe has drawn some of the industry’s greatest guides into her path. Her debut album, Lady Be Bad, was touched by the production genius of Richard Niles (Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Tina Turner), and executive producer Russ Titelman (James Taylor, George Harrison, The Bee Gees, Chaka Khan) gave expert guidance to the sophomore To Have and Want More. The experience and wisdom of these legends were an ideal complement to Alexis’ unimpeachable vision and her primary creative partnership with producer/songwriter Gary Schreiner, and their combined efforts coaxed her sensual, humorous, dreamy style into being. Her film is unique, this Alexis Foxe. While pursuing the surreal in her personality and life, she is pursuing the same in yours. With tongue in cheek and heart in hand, she is here to touch your life for as long as she lives. Her current plan is to live forever. This cine-music visionary takes the music she makes very seriously while never being so severe about herself, and is very clear on the goal. “My music will bring you closer to our human experience and transport you to your dreams. And in the meantime: boogie.”
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Alexis Foxe

Start with a picture, and watch its efforts twitch as it become a film. The celluloid offers a gritty and knowing world, and introduces a female of interest. She is a tall and tawny paradox, the precocious eyes and pout of a girl atop the feline movement of a woman’s form. Ask Alexis... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Malverde 400B W 2nd St

8:00pm

Asura and Anenon
Asura is 23 year-old Ryan York, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently living in Los Angeles. Ryan has been studying music since the age of six, beginning with piano, trumpet (age 9), guitar (11), and finally double bass (14). York worked as a semi-professional jazz bassist throughout high school and college and began recording music at the age of 12 on a sony walkman, eventually teaching himself electronic production and engineering on a home PC. At the age of 18 Ryan came to Los Angeles to study double bass with jazz masters Kenny Burrell and Anthony Wilson in UCLA's Jazz Studies program but quickly realized that his artistic interests could not be completely satisfied through a formal jazz education. With an ear deeply rooted in jazz, Ryan also started turning towards the modern classical and electronic scenes of Los Angeles. The past year and half have seen him focus his energies toward creating a bridge between LA's thriving beat scene and also its world of experimental and improvisational music, mostly facilitated by his association with the Non Projects label, an imprint of Alpha Pup Records started by Brian Simon that is devoted to finding and nurturing creative talents and their music. On an international level, Ryan has done mixes for Mary Anne Hobbs and the Low End Theory podcast (among many others), been featured on websites such as XLR8R and RCRD LBL, and has shared the stage with electronic luminaries such as Daedelus and Nosaj Thing and jazz notables Dave Liebman and Ray Drummond. Ryan's eponymous debut album as Asura was released on Non Projects in January 2010. He has since remixed Shlohmo, Take, Baths, and Oscar McClure, released a split 12" with Non Projects founder Anenon, and produced and engineered Ana Caravelle's debut album Basic Climb. Ryan is currently a resident at Futura (alongside Teebs, another young beatsmith), a new monthly concert series co-presented by Flying Lotus and Daddy Kev. Upcoming projects include the Zipperlegs EP to be released on Leaving Records, a jazz/improv album with his acoustic trio in which he plays double bass, a collaborative album with Ana Caravelle, and the second Asura LP for Non Projects. Anenon is Brian Allen Simon, a 27-year old composer and multi-instrumentalist whose passions reside in the ever-changing intersection of Heart and Ability in the fields of music and sound. Beyond a strong focus on his own artistic endeavors, Simon is also engaged in encouraging the works of other talented artists as the founder and CEO of Non Projects, a creative music label based out of Los Angeles. In just one year, the label has seen widely lauded releases from himself, Asura, Ana Caravelle and a.d.l.r. With growing attention paid to his own works and the gifted and unique core of artists on Non Projects, Simon has recently been featured on the cover of the LA Times' Brand X weekly paper. A lifetime resident of Los Angeles, Brian studied Music History and Theory at UCLA with no prior formal musical training. Within a rigorous academic framework, Simon's ear quickly picked up on all things music from Gregorian chant to 12-tone writing among many other forms, though it was both the inspiring and improvisatory melodic playing of free jazz musicians such as Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and Keith Jarrett combined with the influence of many outer milieu current electronic composers that compelled Simon to make his own music. A saxophone and much electronic equipment were soon acquired and the guise Anenon was born. As Anenon, Simon's music envelops the listener's entire body with ethereal audio imagery. Synthesizers, sample fragments, saxophone playing and any other found sounds combine to create worlds of driving dream-like evocations in which listeners can get lost. Anenon has been featured on the Silver Trees / Damiel split EP with Asura (Non Projects) and will also be appearing on the upcoming Only Mountain: The Remixes by Take (Alpha Pup), Basic Climb Re-Imagined by Ana Caravelle (Non Projects), Brownswood Electr*c 2 on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label and ultimately his own full length debut for Non Projects.
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Asura and Anenon

Asura is 23 year-old Ryan York, born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently living in Los Angeles. Ryan has been studying music since the age of six, beginning with piano, trumpet (age 9), guitar (11), and finally double bass (14). York worked as a semi-professional... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mohawk 912 Red River

8:00pm

Atomic Tom
The story of Atomic Tom begins in Brooklyn. The record that is The Moment was recorded over four months in a tiny apartment with the band's close friend, Ben Romans as producer. Microphones were set up in the hallway, the bathtub and the kitchen; amps and empty guitar cases lined the walls, and the vocal booth was a repurposed utility closet. Despite noise complaints, one of them leading to a shutdown by “New York’s finest”, the LP left the studio dressed in larger-than-life sounds. Lead vocalist Luke White began writing demos in 2006 with Philip Galitzine on bass, adding guitarist Eric Espiritu in 2007. By early 2009, drummer Tobias Smith completed the circle. "We knew we had the green light," says Luke. After countless New York area shows, ATOMIC TOM started to hear their lyrics shouted back at them at shows, "We knew the time was right for a full-length record." From the exhilarating electronica-meets-arena-rock shuffle of “Let Let Go”, the epic romanticism of "We Were Never Meant To Be", and the hauntingly delicate "Play That Dirty Girl", ATOMIC TOM’S debut LP demonstrates remarkable musical ability and diversity, married with an innate sense of how to connect with an audience on a grand scale. "It’s possible to reach each and every individual in an eighty thousand seat stadium," claims Philip. "You can make an enormous, towering sound and still say something deeply meaningful and musical.” They plan to do just that. Nowhere is this philosophy more evident than on the title track. Says Eric, "whenever we play 'The Moment,' it feels like we somehow all stand up a little straighter. There’s something fresh about that particular tune, and yet it also connects to the music we loved growing up. There’s a lot of magic on that song.” Adds Philip, “'The Moment' took three entire days of pre-production, just kind of summoning the sounds we heard in our heads.” The band's first single, “Take Me Out”, neatly summarizes the theme of the record: “It’s a vulnerable song. It’s about letting people into your life, letting people rescue you,” explains Luke. “Admitting that you need that, and then asking for it…that’s a very difficult task, though it’s something everyone goes through at some point.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13830

Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Valhalla 710 Red River St

8:00pm

Beast Make Bomb
Beast Make Bomb is a female-fronted four piece band that is a marriage between punk-attitude with a pop sensibility. They have been compared to the likes of Be Your Own Pet, X, The Pretenders, & Superchunk. While they write loud and catchy post-punk songs about college life in the city and staying up late, their songs possess a clarity that allows a sweetness to come through. They have been playing constantly in the NYC area since early 2010, playing over forty shows, and released their first EP, Skinny Legs, in September 2010 for free download: http://beastmakebomb.bandcamp.com 'Skinny Legs' is a spiky infectious affair that hurls you through each song's kept-together-but-shaky sound and throws you out on the other side, covered in blood, Keith Sweat, and tears.'-Listen Before You Buy Their second EP, Sourpuss, was recorded at Headgear Studios (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio) and was released on Jan. 29th for free with an EP Release Show at The Webster Hall Studio.
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Beast Make Bomb

Beast Make Bomb is a female-fronted four piece band that is a marriage between punk-attitude with a pop sensibility. They have been compared to the likes of Be Your Own Pet, X, The Pretenders, & Superchunk. While they write loud and catchy post-punk songs about college life in the... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
La Zona Rosa 612 W 4th St

8:00pm

Beat Connection
Beat Connection is Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger with help from friends and lovers, especially Tom Eddy, an amazing vocalist whose presence can be duely felt on "In The Water" and "Silver Screen". After their first release, the 8 - track EP "Surf Noir", they were signed to Tender Age Records, an imprint of Moshi Moshi in the United Kingdom. Reed and Jordan play piles of electronics: including, but not limited to, mpcs, midi keyboards, sp-404s, dd-5s, torq, logic, kaoss pads, microkorgs, guitars, vocal effects. When working in the studio its all about Logic and using everything at our disposal. This sometimes involves filter sweeps, crash cymbals, and found sound recordings, other times guitar will do the trick. In summer 2010, sweating it out in an attic studio with walls coated in soundproofing lifted from a college radio station studio Jordan and Reed created the Surf Noir EP. It's about the first sunny day, getting the girl, slacking off, partying. With the heartfelt understanding that Saturday night always becomes Sunday morning Beat Connection creates dance music with a pop bent, channeling acts from Delorean to Cut Copy.
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Beat Connection

Beat Connection’s members – the duo of Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger – met in summer 2008, in that first youthful flush of “hey wait, I don’t live with my parents anymore...” and began making some late-summer-appropriate house beats in Garageband. Studying avant-garde... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Beauty Bar 617 E 7th St

8:00pm

Ben Miller Band
Poet and songwriter since childhood, Ben Miller started playing guitar at age 16. He soon left his home in Curlew, Washington and began his musical career on the streets of Northern Europe, playing his distinctive delta-blues slide guitar and honing his one-man-band performance style which now includes guitar, banjo, harmonica, autoharp, and foot percussion. Armed with a plethora of original songs and unique sounds, in 2004 he met Scott and Doug in Joplin, Missouri and formed the Ben Miller Band. Scott Leeper started playing drums at age 7 and by age 10 he was wowing audiences in his family’s band, The Leeper’s, playing local clubs in the Kansas area from 1970-1980. Throughout the 80’s he and his brother, Verne, worked as a duo and in various local bands, and in the 90’s Scott had a one-man country act. From 1997-2002, he played drums for hill country blues legend, Lightning Malcom, and also started playing wash tub bass. Throughout his career he’s performed with other blues and country legends such as Jesse May Hemphill, T Model Ford, and Jana Jay. In 2004, Scott began playing wash tub bass and singing backup vocal with pitch-perfect harmony for the Ben Miller Band. Doug Dicharry started playing trombone in the 6th grade and continued to study music throughout his college years. As an Air Force brat growing up and moving across the globe every two years, he assimilated an array of musical styles, from punk to ska, to progressive noise and school marching bands. In high school, he began playing trombone in various bands while teaching himself to play the drums. In 2004 he picked up the washboard, and with a bit of homemade ingenuity, made it electric. During that time, he met Ben at an open mic night in Joplin, Missouri and “followed him until he had to hire him”. Now Doug plays drums, trombone, trumpet, mandolin, percussion, electric washboard, and electric spoons for the Ben Miller Band. Together for the past seven years, the Ben Miller Band has crafted a tight, dynamic, and amazingly original sound that captivates and embraces people of all generations.
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Ben Miller Band

Poet and songwriter since childhood, Ben Miller started playing guitar at age 16. He soon left his home in Curlew, Washington and began his musical career on the streets of Northern Europe, playing his distinctive delta-blues slide guitar and honing his one-man-band performance style... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Speakeasy Kabaret 412 Congress Ave

8:00pm

Blueprint
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mohawk Patio 912 Red River St

8:00pm

Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
Formed in late 2005 by exiles from various rock bands, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo hail from Seattle, Washington where it's not always cool to be a cowboy. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, the Rodeo are influenced by original country music classics like Johnny Cash along with art rock and New Wave artists like Devo and glam rock innovators like David Bowie. Their vibe, their sound, their whole deal, sounds like something that could be blaring from an old jukebox in the background of the latest Quentin Tarantino film. The Rodeo have gained a reputation for their raucous, whiskey-infused live concerts and non-stop touring which provide the basis for a comic book as well as numerous blogs, videos, and tweets generated by the band and has gained them a cult following in the form of the B.A.R Brigade, who come to shows emulating the Rodeo's distinct style. Their first tour to Reno, Nevada was done entirely on motorcycles and which inspired a fan favorite called “Reno” that is still part of their live set. Brent Amaker and the Rodeo have received national exposure on the Showtime series "Californication" where their song "You Call Me the Devil" was selected for inclusion on the Season Two soundtrack. They have completed several North American and European tours and have made appearances at music festivals around the world including Popkomm Festival in Berlin, the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, and Bumbershoot in Seattle. They also performed in the indie slasher film "Punch" directed by Jay Cynik who directed the Rodeo's video for "I'm the Man Who Writes the Country Hits" and authored the Rodeo’s first comic book.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11566

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Brent Amaker and the Rodeo

Formed in late 2005 by exiles from various rock bands, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo hail from Seattle, Washington where it's not always cool to be a cowboy. Dressed in black from head-to-toe, the Rodeo are influenced by original country music classics like Johnny Cash along with art... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Velveeta Room 521 E 6th St

8:00pm

BRONCHO
Harkening back to punk rocks glory days of the 70s, Oklahoma retro-punk outfit BRONCHO captures the aggression, DIY authenticity and youthful exhilaration of a bygone era with their exuberant ten song debut "Can't Get Past The Lips." With echoes of The Replacements, Iggy Pop, The Descendents and The Ramones, BRONCHO is a blisteringly cathartic flash of nostalgic punk rock.
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BRONCHO

The Oklahoma City band BRONCHO crafts sing-along anthems that combine punk and garage-rock. You could make all the likely comparisons to punk bands of the '70s — Ramones, Iggy Pop and The Stooges — or even bring up the new-school garage-rock undertones of The Strokes and The Strange... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Friends 208 E. 6th St.

8:00pm

Caitlin Cary and The Small Ponds
The two met because it was fated. Or perhaps it was inevitable, since they both play music in the medium size town of Raleigh, North Carolina. But since destiny is, after all, inevitable, they spotted each other on their respective stages, were duly impressed, and they did meet. And because both of them make wonderful music, and because they’re a couple of smarties, they recognized the potential for beauty in alliance. The result is the fetching and forthright new music of The Small Ponds. Caitlin Cary has played the violin and written songs since she was little, but fell into music as a life when she joined the seminal alt.country band Whiskeytown as it was forming in Raleigh, where she was a graduate student in writing at N.C. State. Since then, she has released four solo recordings, formed a reknowned all-girl super-group called Tres Chicas, and made No Depression Magazine’s top 20 of the decade list with Begonias, an album of duets with Thad Cockrell. Matt Douglas’s training began with woodwind instruments, and he graduated as a contemporary music performance major from NYU. From there, he headed to Hungary on a Fulbright scholarship as a student of folk music traditions. It was there that he first picked up a guitar and began to write songs, which led to the formation of innovative pop ensemble The Proclivities, who recently released their second LP. Douglas has also lent his talents to the recordings of artists such as Josh Ritter, Erin McKeown, Mark Erelli, and Laura Cortese. Today, The Small Ponds are eagerly poised to share their songs with a wider audience. New, fast friends, Cary and Douglas are busy creating delightful new music based around their combined talents and their penchants for clear-headed, clear-spoken lyrics, precise, knowing arrangements, wide-ranging, emotionally packed songs—all brought to life by a tender vocal interplay that may inspire new entries to the dictionary definition of “duet.”
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Caitlin Cary and The Small Ponds

The two met because it was fated. Or perhaps it was inevitable, since they both play music in the medium size town of Raleigh, North Carolina. But since destiny is, after all, inevitable, they spotted each other on their respective stages, were duly impressed, and they did meet. And... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
tenOak 409 Colorado St

8:00pm

Chikita Violenta
Mexican indie rock outfit Chikita Violenta have signed with Arts & Crafts ahead of the release of their new album, TRE3S, the culmination of a long-standing friendship with the label and former Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld. Newfeld produced Chikita Violenta’s 2007 release, The Stars & Suns Sessions, as well as TRE3S, which was recorded over three trips to his Ontario-based studio/church compound in 2008 and 2009. The album will be released in Mexico August 17 and will roll out across the rest of the globe in early 2011. Chikita Violenta continues to display a unique sound, intensely crafted and expanded in the spirit of North American and British alt college lo-fi rock. Where once the band’s bold English-language approach was unheard of in Mexico, Chikita Violenta has become one of Mexico’s biggest indie acts, praised simultaneously for their compelling songwriting and all-consuming live performances. Chikita headed out on a North American tour starting in August with Built To Spill before joining Ra Ra Riot in late September. The band will close out that run at the Corona Capital Festival in their hometown of Mexico City on October 16, sharing the stage with the likes of Interpol, Pixies, Metric, Temper Trap, amongst others. Ahead of TRE3S’ North American release, the band is eagerly making available the album tracks, “Tired” and “All I Need’s A Little More”. You can grab them at the band's site www.chikitaviolenta.com Chikita Violenta is: Luis Arce – bass, vocals Armando David – keyboards, bass Cheech – guitar, bass Andrés Velasco – guitar, vocals
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Chikita Violenta

Mexican indie rock outfit Chikita Violenta have signed with Arts & Crafts ahead of the release of their new album, TRE3S, the culmination of a long-standing friendship with the label and former Broken Social Scene producer Dave Newfeld. Newfeld produced Chikita Violenta’s 2007 release... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Antone's 213 W. 5th St.

8:00pm

Chris Bathgate
Chris began drawing attention as a solo artist in 2005 upon the release of his first album, Silence is for Suckers, after a slew of self-produced EPs / Singles and a stint in the short-lived (but much loved) group The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church. In 2007 Chris releasedf A Cork Tale Wake, his 3rd proper album and the 1st to date he’d not produced on his own and self-released. Originally released in the summer of that year, A Cork Tale Wake would propel Chris’ music to much greater frontiers spurring overwhelming critical acclaim, several North American tours, two tours of Europe, and an eventual re-release of the album in Europe by One Little Indian Records (Bjork, Asobi Seksu, Land of Talk). “Serpentine”, the lead track from the album, went on to be Chris’ most recognized and successful song to date with an exceptionally strong reaction from The BBC and The Independent (UK) calling it “one of the most beautiful songs you’ll hear this year”. Afterwards, and originally meant as a short offering for fans as he began work on his 4th proper studio album, the EP Wait, Skeleton turned out to be one of Bathgate’s most widely visible releases to date after Bathgate was selected as one of the first artists to be featured in Starbucks’ ‘Pick of the Week’ promotion (leading the popular chain to distribute more than 2 million free download cards of his rework of “Yes, I’m Cold”. The program has continued since 2008 and has gone on to feature such artists as The Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket, Spoon and many more). Salt Year, to be released in April of 2011, promises to be his most mature and fully-rounded statement to date.The biting angst of tracks such as “Eliza (Hue)” and “Borders”, the introspection and self-efficacy of “No Silver” and “In the City” alongside beautifully cathartic album closer “Everything” put the full range of Bathgate’s songwriting abilities on display for the duration of Salt Year’s 42 minutes. After several years of struggle Bathgate has reemerged on the other side with a more realized version of his signature country-tinged gothic folk. It is perhaps that very struggle that makes Salt Year such a triumph.
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Chris Bathgate

Chris began drawing attention as a solo artist in 2005 upon the release of his first album, Silence is for Suckers, after a slew of self-produced EPs / Singles and a stint in the short-lived (but much loved) group The Descent of the Holy Ghost Church. In 2007 Chris releasedf A Cork... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

8:00pm

Dale Watson
Though Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades, the maverick country traditionalist has never before released an album like this. “There’s nothing here that’s retro,” insists Dale of Carryin’ On. “I was really hoping to make a record with today’s technology, but with the musicians who played on the music I grew up on. I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve merged today with yesterday on this album. It will remind people of the old records, but it sounds like something new.” The new album on a new label marks a fresh start for Watson, a major leap from the hardscrabble honky-tonk that has won him an international following, earned him induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame and established him as a leading crusader against the “Nashville Rash” plaguing the country music industry. Without compromising his musical values, he sounds here like a singer with nothing to prove and no one to fight. The angry young man has matured. The result, says Dale, is “the pinnacle of what I’ve done, in terms of the songs, the production, the musicianship.”
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Dale Watson

Dale Watson is a honky tonk hero and country music maverick, a true outlaw carrying on where Waylon Jennings left off. A member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave

8:00pm

Dance Laury Dance
Since its creation on January 13th 2007, Dance Laury Dance gave at least two hundred shows in Canada, played the Viper Room in Los Angeles, released its first full lenght cd Out With Rockers on August 29th 2009 and won Best Canadian Artist Award at Quebec City Summer Festival 2010. Influenced by wolves, Hell, friends, girls, booze, drugs, fire, party, leather & Rock'n'Roll the resulting sound is authentic.
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Dance Laury Dance

ABOUT THE BAND: A taste of rock n’ roll Dance Laury Dance was born in 2007 from the combined talents of Lap (drums), Max Lemire (vocals), Blake (guitar), Harry (bass) and Dagger Pat (guitar). Right from their very first jams, they had a clear objective: to follow the tradition of... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701

8:00pm

Davila 666
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Nuvola 105 E 5th St

8:00pm

Dead Stars
Dead Stars was formed in Brooklyn, NY by cousins Jeff and Jaye Moore and John Watterberg. After a few weeks of writing and experimenting the band recorded some home demos which set the blueprint for their unmistakable sound. Loud textured guitars, lyrics filled with hope and despair, pulsing rhythms, all set to a pop landscape. Their debut album BREAK THE TIDE delivers hypnotic fuzzed-out guitars, discordant wails of feedback, a tongue-in-cheek, world-weary slacker vibe and conjures everything from Dinosaur Jr.’s snarling pop-noise to the spaced-out odysseys of Failure and Hum. The band was recently voted one of the top 10 emerging artists in NYC by The Deli Magazine. Dead Stars will be releasing THE WASTED EP this spring and touring throughout the summer.
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Dead Stars

Dead Stars is a three piece fuzz pop band from Brooklyn, NY.http://deadstars.bandcamp.com


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Parish Underground 214 E 6th St

8:00pm

Death Letters
They're not even allowed in the amazing venues Austin has to offer without supervision, but that didn't keep the Dutch band 'Death Letters' from taking off to Texas last September when only 18 and 19 years old. They were on a mission: recording an album with producer Chris ‘Frenchie’ Smith who has worked with bands from the likes of JET, The Datsuns and The Dandy Warhols. How they got here? Well, not long after their first rehearsal together, drummer Victor and guitarist/singer Duende won a prominent band competition and made their first TV appearance in 2007. Soon after that they recorded their first full-length album, which delivers thirteen solid tracks drenched with rock, blues and a steep dose of punk. The self-titled debut was released in February 2009 throughout The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Germany and Austria. With their debut out, Death Letters began to play venues and festivals including Paradiso, Zwarte Cross and Paaspop in the Netherlands, the odd show in France as well as several German festivals. Death Letters then toured in Norway in the Summer of 2010 before catching a plane to Austin. After three weeks in the Texan heat, they returned home with a very precious recording due to be released in the Spring of 2011. The upcoming album will have a substantially different vibe than their previous one, drawing on a complex, psychedelic yet melodic punk rock sound.
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Death Letters

They're not even allowed in the amazing venues Austin has to offer without supervision, but that didn't keep the Dutch band 'Death Letters' from taking off to Texas last September when only 18 and 19 years old. They were on a mission: recording an album with producer Chris ‘Frenchie... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Easy Tiger Patio 709 E 6th St

8:00pm

DJ Sun (Inside & Between Sets)
DJ SUN's new release is the first single off a forthcoming album, due in Spring 2011, entitled “One Hundred”. The new single features two songs that reflect back to an era of production that emphasized the analogue elements which DJ SUN has used to stamp his signature in production. A midtempo head-nodder, “Fun” keeps a steady beat while employing a 70's atmospheric feel to the melody structure. The flipside “Bus”, at the same tempo, employs some 70's horns while the driving beat is enhanced by familiar guitar riffs. About DJ SUN: Recording Artist, DJ and radio show host, DJ SUN recently released his second EP Para. With his first, Monday Drive, listeners quickly learned they could trust him to take them on an international exploration of old-school soul, jazz, reggae and even disco. DJ SUN has been a tastemaker in the Southwest region of the US for the last 15 years, with a strong reach through his acclaimed radio show, Soular Grooves (Pacifica Radio, KPFT 90.1). A successful DJ and radio career has propelled DJ SUN into the world of music production, steadily building a catalogue of quality tracks which incorporate old-school production techniques and analogue sounds that characterize his signature. His network of artists that have contributed remixes and done work with DJ SUN have included J Boogie (OM Records), DJ Presto (Concrete Grooves), DJ Sabo, and others. DJ SUN holds down a regular bi-monthly residency at Eighteenth Street Lounge in DC and four weekly residencies in Houston. This new single by DJ SUN is a lead-in to the first full-length for DJ SUN due in Spring 2011. ONE HUNDRED will be released right in time for SXSW. A marketing campaign is being put in place to promo the album and it includes this single and will possibly include 1 more, prior to the release of the album.
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DJ SUN

DJ SUN is a renowned DJ, producer and radio show host keenly focused on the aesthetics of soul, hip hop and jazz. His musical approach represents the energy and tranquility of his upbringing in Suriname and Holland. The force of DJ SUN’s influence has been the pulse of Houston... Read More →
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DJ Sun (Inside & Between Sets)

DJ SUN's new release is the first single off a forthcoming album, due in Spring 2011, entitled “One Hundred”. The new single features two songs that reflect back to an era of production that emphasized the analogue elements which DJ SUN has used to stamp his signature in production... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

8:00pm

EMA
EMA comes from South Dakota, the dead center of America's great empty heartland. She moved to LA when she was 18 because she really liked "Welcome to the Jungle". There she started playing with legendary folk/noise outfit Amps For Christ and formed the band GOWNS with Ezra Buchla, whose electrifying live shows caused Pitchfork to declare them "one of the most heart-stoppingly great live bands on earth". There has never been another professional artist or musician in her family. Despite having only 2 years of childhood piano lessons and no formal audio training, she writes, records and produces all her own music. Of all of these, EMA approaches producing with a focus that borders on obsession, creating a unique sonic signature that plays with fidelity, song structure, and the analog / digital divide. She also plays guitar like Iggy plays a microphone, showcasing her brutal yet melodic style in a 25 minute feedback opening for Throbbing Gristle on their last US tour. Her first solo record, Past Life Martyred Saints is going to be released in Spring of 2011 on City Slang / Souterrain Transmissions, and reflects the diversity of her barroom jukebox aesthetic. Defiant of micro-genre classification, it includes a 4track grunge eulogy, a blown out "trashy" 80s dance romp, a badly damaged 60s girl group weeper, and even her take on a hip hop piano ballad. She has a hard time answering the common question 'what sort of music do you make?' "Well what sort of music does Elvis Costello make? Or the Beatles? Or Velvet Underground? Rock? I guess I make rock music." An answer which seems at once kind of simple yet also refreshingly freeing.
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EMA

Matador Records is even more pleased and excited than usual to announce the release date and album details for the forthcoming LP from EMA, “The Future’s Void”. The album will be released worldwide (ex-Europe) by Matador on April 8 (via City Slang in Europe April 7). The followup... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Skinny's Ballroom 115 San Jacinto Blvd

8:00pm

Erland & The Carnival
A Brief History Erland is Erland Cooper, guitarist, singer and former resident of remote Orkney. The Carnival are guitarist Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad, The Queen) and drummer David Nock (Paul McCartney’s The Fireman). Together, as Erland & The Carnival, they make a pastoral, psychedelic sound described by Tong as “Pentangle meets Ennio Morricone meets Love meets 13th Floor Elevators meets Joe Meek.” In other words: folk-tinged, psyched up, fuzzed-out brilliance. Erland grew up on the remote Orkney Islands of Scotland, where passing musicians and troubadours were a common sight. In his early teens, The Verve and Bert Jansch inspired him to swap the fiddle for the guitar. Later, having moved to London, Erland sang at Tong’s What The Folk club night on Portobello Road, where the producer Youth introduced him to the former Verve member. “It wasn’t a regular folk night where people are quiet and stroke their chin,” says Tong. “It was a more raucous affair where the acts – as many as 15 a night – had to quieten a noisy baying audience by being good. Erland definitely got people to shut up and listen.” Resolving to form a band, Nock, Tong and Cooper took their name from Jackson C Frank’s My Name Is Carnival, a cover of which appears on the EP. The band’s progression since has been fairly unorthodox: they’ve played gigs at miniature railway stations and their debut EP was individually re-recorded for each of its limited run, meaning no two copies are the same. All the while, they’ve been developing that bewitching sound. “The Carnival sound developed dramatically over a year of playing and demo-ing,” says Tong. “Originally we were more acoustic but gradually have got darker and more electric and psychedelic. There is a 1930’s book called The Circus of Dr Lao where a wild, fantastical travelling circus comes to a fictional small American mid west town causing social chaos and upsetting the usual way of life of the towns inhabitants, then eventually it leaves and moves on with the town in tatters. I see that as a good metaphor for us as a band to aim for.”
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Erland & The Carnival

A Brief History Erland is Erland Cooper, guitarist, singer and former resident of remote Orkney. The Carnival are guitarist Simon Tong (The Verve, Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad, The Queen) and drummer David Nock (Paul McCartney’s The Fireman). Together, as Erland & The Carnival, they... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Club de Ville 900 Red River St.

8:00pm

8:00pm

Freedy Johnston
Freedy Johnston is a Kansas-born songwriter who has been making records and touring since 1990. His latest CD is 2010's "Rain on the City" (BarNone). He will play SXSW with his all-star Austin band: Mark Addison, Jon Sanchez and Dony Wynn.
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Freedy Johnston

Singer-songwriter born in the Kansas Territory before the turn of the century. Migrated to New York City, where he recorded several records for Bar None and Elektra Records. He has contributed music to several films, including Kingpin, Heavy, Kicking and Screaming and Things to Do... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
St David's Bethell Hall 301 E 8th St

8:00pm

Galaxy Express
A high octane, runaway bullet train, Korea's Galaxy Express is a scintillating tour de force trio that wildly whiplashes audiences with a centrifugal forging of raw, sweaty, psychedelic rock n roll. /Members/ LEE JuHyun (Vocal/Bass) PARK JongHyun (Vocal/Guitar) KIM HeeKwon (Drums/Shout) /AWARDS & HONORS/ 2011 Korean Music Awards (Rock Album of the Year - Nominee) 2011 Korean Music Awards (Rock Song of the Year - Nominee) 2011 Korean Music Awards (Musician of the Year - Nominee) 2010 100beat.com Top 100 Korean Albums of the Decade (#22 'Noise on Fire') 2009 Korean Music Awards (Rock Album of the Year) 2009 Korean Music Awards (Rock Song of the Year - Nominee) 2009 Korean Music Awards (Musician of the Year - Nominee) /INTERNATIONAL CONCERTS/ 2010 Intel & Vice 'The Creators Project' (Korea) 2010 Jisan Valley Rock Festival (Korea) 2010 Pentaport Rock Festival (Korea) 2010 Music Matters Asia (Hong Kong) 2009 Le Fete de la Musique (France) 2009 Rock'n Taichung (Taiwan) 2008 Pentaport Rock Festival (Korea) /SPECIAL PROJECTS/ 2010 'Wild 30 : Making an Album in 30 Days' - Blog (http://galaxy30.tistory.com/) /DISCOGRAPHY/ 2010 Wild Days 2009 Come On & Get Up! EP 2008 Noise on Fire 2007 Ramble Around EP 2007 To the Galaxy EP /FILMOGRAPHY/ 2010 Turn It Up to 11 (Rockumentary) 2009 PiFan Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (Fujifilm Eterna Award - Best Korean Independent Feature Film) 2009 Seoul Independent Film Festival (Audience Award)
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Galaxy Express

Award-winning trio Galaxy Express formed in 2006 in Seoul, South Korea and immediately began attracting attention with their tightly wound blend of garage rock, punk, and psychedelic sounds and explosive performances. The band released their “Noise on Fire” full-length debut in... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Easy Tiger 709 E 6th St

8:00pm

Ghost Animal
Michael Avishay has been writing and recording in his bedroom under the name Ghost Animal since he was 15. In his dorm room in the winter of 2009 Michael began experimenting with a more lo-fi, fuzzed out, punk-rock aesthetic, inspired by best friend Marisa Rowland who introduced him to artists as diverse as My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies, the Gun Club, and Phil Spector, as well as contemporary acts like No Age, Wavves, and Zola Jesus. In April of 2010, having no live band and an upcoming house show to perform at, Michael asked his Marisa to fill in on drums, an instrument she'd never played but picked up quickly, playing upright a la Moe Tucker and Bobby Gillespie, and Ghost Animal was expanded from a solo bedroom project into a two-piece. Ghost Animal's first physical release, a cassette entitled Summertime in Heaven (mostly recorded by Michael in Los Angeles between June and August, released in September 2010), was put out as a collaborative effort between the cassette labels of Coma Cinema's Mat Cothran (Summer Time in Hell) and Foxes in Fiction's Warren Hildebrand (Orchid Tapes). Michael is from Los Angeles and Marisa is from Berkeley; they both attend Reed College in Portland, OR. Ghost Animal also has a cassette entitled Youth out on Kill/Hurt, and two projected 7"s in early 2011 from AMDISCS and The Spooky Town, respectively, as well as a split 7" with Tan Dollar on the San Diego label Trivial Pursuit. They are working on writing and recording a full-length LP for a hopeful fall 2011 release.
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Ghost Animal

Michael Avishay has been writing and recording in his bedroom under the name Ghost Animal since he was 15. In his dorm room in the winter of 2009 Michael began experimenting with a more lo-fi, fuzzed out, punk-rock aesthetic, inspired by best friend Marisa Rowland who introduced him... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Prague 422 B Congress Ave

8:00pm

Gold Motel
With GOLD MOTEL, it’s always summer, the bags are always packed, and the car is always running. Beneath tight pop hooks and warm melodies, GOLD MOTEL’s songs are infused with joyous exuberance as well as sweet melancholy. The ten tracks on GOLD MOTEL's debut album Summer House are snapshots of dreaming, transient youth in constant motion - driving down desert highways, watching fireworks from the boardwalk, wandering the city in an endless summer but, in the end, always searching for the safety of home, friends, and love. The Chicago-based quintet originated in the warmer climate of Los Angeles during the summer of 2009. Greta Morgan (The Hush Sound) returned from a year in Southern California to her hometown of Chicago, bringing with her what would become the five-song GOLD MOTEL EP. Collaborating with her friend Dan Duzsynzski (This Is Me Smiling), recording began on a set of sharp, sunny pop songs with a decidedly West Coast outlook. Working with Duzsynski, Morgan realized that her pre-conceived solo project could grow into a full band effort. Through the fall of 2009, GOLD MOTEL transformed into a full-fledged band, adding Chicago music veterans Matt “Minx” Schuessler, Adam Kaltenhauser (both of This is Me Smiling), and Eric Hehr (The Yearbooks). The super group played together live for the first time in December of 2009 with a sold out headlining debut at Chicago’s Beat Kitchen, coinciding with the release of the GOLD MOTEL EP. Since then, GOLD MOTEL has headlined shows from Los Angeles to New York (and most cities in between) in support of Summer House, including a Winter 2011 national tour supporting Hellogoodbye. In November 2010, they released a two song 7 inch vinyl, Talking Fiction.
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Gold Motel

With GOLD MOTEL, it’s always summer, the bags are always packed, and the car is always running. Beneath tight pop hooks and warm melodies, GOLD MOTEL’s songs are infused with joyous exuberance as well as sweet melancholy. The ten tracks on GOLD MOTEL's debut album Summer House... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Billboard Bungalow @ Buffalo Billiards 201 E 6th St

8:00pm

8:00pm

Grooms
Grooms are an avant-pop band Brooklyn, praised for mixing beautiful, instantly catchy riffs and melodies with darkly experimental textures. Prom, Grooms' follow up to 2009's widely-praised Rejoicer, will be available on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Surfer Blood) in May. It finds the band maturing in every way. The melodies are more refined, delicate, and accessible, while the soundscapes sound stranger than ever, minus much of the abrasion of the previous effort. The record covers everything from strangely manipulated electronics to doo-wop to 70s Fleetwood Mac (turned on its head). Prom is the rare kind of ambitious record that finds the band both more creative and more accessible (and prettier) than ever.
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Grooms

Grooms are an avant-pop band Brooklyn, praised for mixing beautiful, instantly catchy riffs and melodies with darkly experimental textures. Prom, Grooms' follow up to 2009's widely-praised Rejoicer, will be available on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Surfer Blood) in May. It finds... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Beauty Bar-Palm Door 401 Sabine St

8:00pm

Hundreds
And so it began. German electro popsters Hundreds took to the stage to wide applause. On the darkened stage facing out into the cavernous room, singer Eva cut a striking figure though the hazy glow, her vocals blending and bleeding into lo-fi electronic compositions and melodic keyboard riffs. The sound, which was to challenge every band that night, seemed to agree with Hundreds, and they rose above the echo to deliver a smooth, tight groove for the crowd. At least that’s what it sounded like from where I stood. Hundreds’ music is slightly introverted and thoughtful, but not in an angsty XX kind of way. Rather the opposite, actually, and rather than standing and looking all moody, Eva danced about like a little pixie in her bare feet and hooded jumpsuit. But the audience was restless and already desperate for something to sink their teeth into. They wanted to writhe and sweat and be sucked body and soul into something bigger than them, and while Hundreds rightly teased with this vibe on their penultimate track with its dance tempo and punchy keyboards, it felt like they were just getting started when it was time to finish up. A great Airwaves find, and I got the impression that a lot of people had found the next album they wanted to splurge a few ISK on.
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Hundreds

And so it began. German electro popsters Hundreds took to the stage to wide applause. On the darkened stage facing out into the cavernous room, singer Eva cut a striking figure though the hazy glow, her vocals blending and bleeding into lo-fi electronic compositions and melodic keyboard... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Malaia 300 E. 6th St.

8:00pm

Iroquoisfalls
Iroquois Falls is no one you know. Musician Priya Thomas scrawled out '1958' on her forearm with a Sharpie and decided to get out of Canada after the sudden death of her best friend. Iroquois Falls was born in the small medieval town of Assisi, Italy. Like the cloistered town, it is a sound that is on hiatus from everything. It's the sound of leaving everything behind. Percussive, blaring, dirty and accidental, Iroquois Falls is a medicine man chanting in an industrial wasteland; a demented ape at the cinema. Sprawling epic tunes born on a hillside of violets move off the map, slide off the grid, and float into droning organs, thick-shifting guitars. No one here is going home the same.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11921

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Iroquoisfalls

Iroquois Falls is no one you know. Musician Priya Thomas scrawled out '1958' on her forearm with a Sharpie and decided to get out of Canada after the sudden death of her best friend. Iroquois Falls was born in the small medieval town of Assisi, Italy. Like the cloistered town, it... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

8:00pm

Ivan & Alyosha
There’s a scene in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov where the main characters Ivan and Alyosha discuss the existence of God. Ivan, in particular, questions the idea of God. Alyosha, on the other hand, is a monk, a believer, some may say, a holy fool. Talk of faith and exalted things is rare in indie rock today. Enter Seattle band Ivan & Alyosha. Throughout their second release, the five song Fathers Be Kind EP, the band chart their own course between divinity and disbelief. “I left my family and my home/to fight the battle on my own I stole a car and drove away/but in my hate St. Paul did say ‘Glorify the Lord above/with your drink and making love Glorify the Lord my son, with your whisky and your gun.” Ivan & Alyosha began as the solo outlet for Tim Wilson but in spring 2007 the band formed after Tim met Ryan Carbary through a former band mate and mutual friend. Ryan and Tim began playing and recording together and a trip to Los Angeles to work with Eli Thompson (Richard Swift, Delta Spirit) spawned the name Ivan & Alyosha. According to Tim, Thompson is a huge Dostoevsky fan and the name stuck. With that, Wilson and Carbary released The Verse, The Chorus, their debut EP on Cheap Lullaby Records (Joan as Police Woman, The Silver Seas, Teitur). The stand out track “Easy To Love” earned NPR Song of the Day honors as “a propulsive, sweetly booming ode to love as a feat of endurance.” The name Ivan & Alyosha is apt for a band cutting its teeth. As Ivan in Brothers Karamazov moves through the novel with doubts, Ivan & Alyosha navigate the indie rock world contemplating their path as a band. Tim says he writes songs about what’s current in his life. He recently married and had a son. Songs like “Living for Someone” and “Fathers Be Kind,” reflect Ivan & Alyosha grappling with the idea of being in a band and trying to fashion a career. Not only to follow their dreams but to earn a livelihood and support their families; a feeling he expresses in the former song, “Expecting our first child / Amid the great recession”. Despite the uncertainty, Ivan & Alyosha’s soulful folk tunes suggest a band inspired, hopeful and longing; a band unafraid to probe their collective faith and doubts. Plus, things are different this time around. Tim and Ryan are joined by two others – Tim Kim and Pete Wilson, Tim’s brother. The band built a studio in a barn at Ryan’s parent’s house in Snohomish, 45 minutes outside of Seattle. Snohomish provides an idyllic setting with a charming main street lined by bars and little distraction. Self-recording their upcoming EP allows the guys more time together to create and perfect the new songs. Recently the band spent a week in New York playing gigs at 92Y Tribeca, Maxwell’s in Hoboken and Brooklyn’s Littlefield. They also took a trip to NPR Headquarters in Washington DC to record an NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and opened a run of shows for the Jayhawks’ Mark Olson. In the Brothers Karamazov, when Ivan asks Alyosha to renounce his beliefs, Alyosha refuses. Rather, he kisses Ivan on the lips. Seattle’s Ivan & Alyosha are not nihilist indie rockers but a new brand of tender dreamers. And non-believers be damned! God, or no God - these guys are no holy fools. They have their music to prove it.
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Ivan & Alyosha

Ivan & Alyosha began as a duo in 2007 with Tim Wilson and Ryan Carbary. Their first EP The Verse, The Chorus sparked the interest of NPR Music leading to a Song of the Day pick and a 2011 Tiny Desk Concert. The group’s forthcoming release "Fathers Be Kind" was recorded in a converted... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Parish 214C E 6th St

8:00pm

Jack Freeman
Whether it’s the bass in his voice, or the sultry delivery of provoking lyrics, you can’t deny that listening to singer/songwriter Jack Freeman is like taking a journey on a musical time machine; in a sense Marty Mcfly meets Marvin Gaye. He encompasses an eclectic style with soul and feeling that will either put you in the mood or make you want to change the world. His messages are those of love, betrayal, and optimism; mind stimulating topics that the twenty-two year old delivers with every song. He explains “it’s something to ride to; I want my music take the listener to a more original time”. A time that Jack remembers his Dad introducing to him as a child: “I remember just sitting around with my Dad listening to old records, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, Chaka Kahn, Donnie Hathaway; this is what music was to me”. There is no doubt that Jack took these influences to heart, as you can clearly hear in his music. As a native of Houston, Texas, Jack is definitely making a move in the underground circuits of the bayou city. Establishing his artistry less than a year ago, Jack already has the internet social networking arena buzzing with the recent release of Dark Liquor, a seven track introductory EP that fuses the sounds of classic 70s Motown R&B and Funk with a more modern sound of today. The title Dark Liquor is used to describe Jack’s sound, Jack explains: “You always see clear liquor like Vodka or Ciroc associated with the club scene and up-tempo party music, on the contrary you have your Hennessey or Crown when you want to mellow out and just chill, maybe pop in some Al Green, you don’t really see a lot of that today, so I wanted to give the people a little taste of Dark Liquor.” And that the young man is definitely doing, whether you are a seventies hipster or an eighties baby Dark Liquor offers something for everyone. The EP includes tracks such as “Figure it Out” a revolutionary wakeup call for the masses, “Away”, a vulnerable love song, and “20/20” a musical epiphany, all seven tracks are sure to leave you with the smooth taste and relaxation that “Dark Liquor” is intended to give. The EP is available for purchase on iTunes, and Amazon, and Bandcamp. Before Jack started taking steps to becoming an artist you might have seen or heard him collaborating with hip-hop group The Niceguys, and before that you might catch him running yards on a college football field. “I played football for fourteen years, two of which were in college. I realized that with all the changes and ups and downs playing a sport could bring, the one thing that remained constant in my life was my love for music”. This sudden change of heart towards football left Jack with the ultimate decision to quit football and move back to his home in Houston. His new found passion for music called him to tap into the Houston music scene where he connected with his good friend Yves of The Niceguys, through which he met Free, Todd and DJ Candlesticks also from the group. Later Jack would be featured on The Niceguys’ single “Not at All” off The Green Room EP, which gained recognition from XXL magazine, and various other hip-hop blogs. The Niceguys collaboration was Jack’s début as an artist, and to no surprise everyone wanted to know who that raspy voiced kid was singing the hook. Jack took his new found notoriety and ran with it. He began doing features for other local artist, smashing performances with The Niceguys and eventually found his way to Dark Liquor. Although it seems as if Jack Freeman has accomplished so much in little less than a year, in his mind this is only the beginning: “I don’t want to be boxed in”, he says, describing his desire to dabble in other genres. Jack is a firm believer of music as a whole, not necessarily categorizing artists into specific genres. Keeping in touch with his soulful roots, he plans to develop his sound and experiment with other types of music as well. He anticipates Dark Liquor to be the catalyst that authenticates the Jack Freeman brand, and by this time next year have another project ready for his listeners. All-in-all Jack Freeman is here to stay, with his timeless sound and charming lyrics there is no denying that he is breath of fresh air that the music industry has so desperately been waiting to take in. So sit back and relax with a glass of Dark Liquor, the Jack Freeman movement has just begun.
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Kiss & Fly 404 Colorado St

8:00pm

Jack Grace Band
With a new CD titled Drinking Songs for Lovers, one might be forgiven for believing that Jack Grace should ease up a little. A singer, songwriter and guitarist who has made a career out of following no one’s rules but his own is probably going to keep doing his thing until his liver lays down the law. He’s earned praise from press and peers, and even a couple of legends. Opening for Jerry Lee Lewis afforded him a quotable anecdote after Lewis, listening to the band’s set backstage at BB Kings in NYC, quipped, “he sounds like that Cash kid, only good.” After Lewis’ set, Jack shook his hand and told him it had been an honor to share the stage with him. Lewis leaned in and said, "I really enjoyed your set." The Merle story is also a favorite chestnut. Jack flew out to California to the Mountain Winery to open for the country legend. After his set, Jack asked Mr. Haggard if he would autograph his well-traveled 1947 Gibson LG2. At first Merle objected, saying he couldn’t imagine that Jack would really want anyone to write on it. After Jack insisted that he was more than happy to have him do so, Merle smiled and lifted the guitar and examined it. "Hmmm,” he said. “Feels like there's a few more songs in this one.” Jack actually came to the music thing a bit late. An aspiring actor, he didn’t even pick up a guitar until he was 18, and even then wasn’t very diligent about it. When it was time for his lesson, he often took off into the woods, leaving his teacher hanging. He eventually buckled down and learned it himself, his way, and for his own purposes. This was an early indicator of an outlaw characteristic that has been one of the hallmarks of Jack’s musical journey: his knack for breaking the rules. How else to explain an impromptu launch into Led Zeppelin during one the bridge of a folksy acoustic number or adding a little “Rapper’s Delight” in the middle of another? The answer lies with influences, as it often does with artists who don’t allow themselves to be pigeonholed. Some of his fondest childhood memories are of dozing in the back seat listening to Sinatra on his father’s car stereo. His earliest musical discovery involved a handful of Beatles albums among his parent’s record collection. An avid collector of Beatles memorabilia to this day, he still plays vinyl 45s of “Help” and “We Can Work It Out” after he’s had a whiskey or two. His teenage obsession with the Beatles got so intense that the mother of a buddy of his became worried about their friendship, saying, “A relationship shouldn’t be based on a rock band.” Poor Neil Young was the next victim. Buying all of his albums wasn’t enough for Jack; he had to chase the man down after a show once. Probably looking like a wild man in a poncho, ripped jeans and moccasins, he threw open the door of Mr. Young’s tour bus, where the alarmed singer (who was holding a baby at the time), recoiled from the crazed fan who breathlessly told him, “Oh, I just wanted to shake your hand!” It’s artists like Young, who have refused to be boxed in by any label, format or any other restrictions, that are the ones who’ve inspired Jack to move in any direction he’s wanted. He formed his first band in 1993 in Boulder, CO. Steak, an experimental, Zappa-flavored 4-piece, had an avid following in the West until the group officially disbanded in ’99. Frustrated by the restrictions of even an experimental outfit, Jack decided to go solo, working with a revolving group of musicians even to this day. Functioning more like a jazz bandleader, he has a main cast of characters but keeps two to three drummers on call at all times, all of who can be heard on his latest recording. Upon releasing his first solo recording, Introducing the Songs of Jack Grace, many noted the songs had a decidedly country feel. “Fine, call it country if you want,” he said at the time. “What you label it doesn’t mean all that much to me.” What it really meant was that there were new rules to be broken. Country? Fine. Let’s do a concept album called the Martini Cowboy, and throw in a bossa nova number with lap steel front and center. It worked. Alan Young of the New York Press raved, "Big Johnny Cash-style baritone singer with guitar, backed by a tremendously versatile, honest-to-goodness country band. Grace’s writing draws from such diverse influences as Merle Haggard, Tom Waits, the aforementioned Mr. Cash and Willie Nelson, but what sets his songs apart from rest of the country or alt-country scene is his laugh-out-loud, absurdist wit. Not only is this a great party album and a great driving album, but it’s also very smart and very funny. Humor is a function of intellect anyway." Kevin Canfield, writing for the New York Times, exclaimed, "Make no mistake: Jack Grace is an old-fashioned country musician." Except that he isn’t. His band rocks too hard to be country. It always has. And the band members come from all walks of life: jazz, pop, rock, blues -- you name it. Along for the ride on this musical journey are some of NYC’s finest. Bassist, vocalist and wife Daria has lent her considerable talents to the chamber pop group Melomane and her own quintet, the Pre-War ponies. Toronto-born Russ Meissner has played drums with Jack since the early days. Having one drummer on the case isn't enough for the man who divides his time between Brooklyn and Bearsville, so Jack also enlists the help of one Jason "J-Bird" Bowman. Bruce Martin from the Tom Tom Club also helps keep time a lot of the time. Mike Neer took over first chair after the untimely death of founder Drew Glackin, and fills the spot admirably with some tasty licks from his lap steel. Bill Malchow plays organ, piano and accordion, cracks jokes and sings a bit too. A practitioner of the New Orleans/Dr. John sector of the musical universe, when Malchow joined the band, he told Jack he was learning some country moves. “Don’t!” Jack exclaimed. “I hired you to be the piano player you are. We aren’t here to recreate the past.” Whenever someone tries to classify what Jack is doing, he pulls a jailbreak from the genre, and that is what makes his music modern rock. Even when he was promoting The Martini Cowboy, people wondered, is he more martini or cowboy? Now we have our answer. Unfortunately, Drinking Songs for Lovers is largely autobiographical. Jack didn’t intend for it to happen this way. He compiled his best-loved new tunes as he readied himself for the studio, and realized, not quite to his surprise, that nearly all of them seemed to revolve around a common theme: alcohol. Right from the start, “Morning Margaritas” hits you right, replete with mariachi horns and rollicking piano. The tune was inspired by a waiter bringing Jack and Daria just such a treat on the beach in Tulum, Mexico. The Grace’s yearly pilgrimage there may explain why South of the Border influences abound, particularly on “Margaritas” and “It Was A Really Bad Year” as well as the flagrant use of the aforementioned horns throughout the record. The many mood shifts on Drinking Songs for Lovers reflect different stages of intoxication, from playful (“If You’re Gonna Raise a Drunk”), to regret (“I Drank Too Much Again”), disapproval (“You Drank Yourself into a Corner”) to elegiac (“I Can’t Believe You’re Gone”). “Drinkin’ and Gamblin’” is a match made in heaven, and “Drink a Little Hooch” only sanctifies that marriage so much more. Jack even tackles the open road in “The Worst Truck Driver”. Every tune on the album has its own story. “True Tonight” came to Jack in a dream. He woke up the next morning with the song fresh in his mind and grabbed his notebook, an acoustic guitar and a tape recorder. He is steadfast in his belief that this is the best method for songwriting. A lament from a Woodstock old-timer about the town’s lack of a real gin mill was the genesis of “Drinkin’ and Gamblin,’” composed down by the creek behind the Grace’s Bearsville home. Friend Meredith Ochs, who co-hosts the “Road Dog Trucking” show on Sirius Radio, was stunned that Jack didn’t have a trucker tune in his repertoire. He quickly rectified that oversight. Dredging up some lingo from memories of repeated viewings of Smokey and the Bandit and a lit
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Jack Grace Band

With a new CD titled Drinking Songs for Lovers, one might be forgiven for believing that Jack Grace should ease up a little. A singer, songwriter and guitarist who has made a career out of following no one’s rules but his own is probably going to keep doing his thing until his liver... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Saxon Pub 1320 S Lamar Blvd

8:00pm

Jessie Frye
It has been a whirlwind for Jessie Frye for the past year and a half. She released her debut EP titled The Delve in late 2008, and soon after received an invitation for her band to showcase at the 2009 South By Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Which would result in the band getting invited back for another showcase in 2010. 2009 was spent in the studio recording Frye's second EP titled Fireworks Child, due out in the Fall 2010. It was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Polyphonic Spree) and mixed by Joe McGrath (Ryan Adams, Morrissey, Green Day). The sound is more electric and edgier- but still contains a level of intimacy that had listener's of The Delve so intrigued. Frye's brightest moment came when she was offered to be the opening support for Pat Benatar at the House of Blues Dallas in August 2010. With rave reviews to follow, the whirlwind of Frye's musical journey seems to just keep on going. Jessie Frye was nominated for Best Female Vocalist in the 2010 Dallas Observer Awards and the 2009 Ft. Worth Weekly Awards
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Jessie Frye

"...the thing that sets Jessie apart from the gazillions of female singers out there is she’s just uncandidly raw with her music and lyrics, and when you add in her captivating stage presence it’s hard not to be impressed by her and her work." -Daybowbow.net Jessie Frye formed... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Momo's 618 West 6th St

8:00pm

Johanan [Don Yojan & La Frescura]
Johanan (Formerly known as Don Yojan) is a Mexican-Puerto Rican Artist that has created with years of experience the perfect Urban/Pop blend bringing the street Latin flavor to Pop culture with astonishing lyrics and incredible consistency. After various projects (Don Yojan- Rompiendo Esquemas, Don Yojan & La Frescura - La Dimension Desconosida) Johanan now brings his latest creation "Volviendo al Futuro" to the table expecting to awaken what many think has died... Quality lyrics, that bring substance and transcendent value to Music. his music is great, he has a fantastic personality, he has that current look "Classy with a raw edge" and a strong passion that you can almost taste when you listen to his music or when talking about his music you can see it in his eyes that passion and drive that only comes from someone who is destined to be a star.
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Johanan [Don Yojan & La Frescura]

Johanan (Formerly known as Don Yojan) is a Mexican-Puerto Rican Artist that has created with years of experience the perfect Urban/Pop blend bringing the street Latin flavor to Pop culture with astonishing lyrics and incredible consistency. After various projects (Don Yojan- Rompiendo... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Mellow Johnny's 400 Nueces St

8:00pm

John David Kent and The Dumb Angels
Somewhere west of Hank Williams and east of the Rolling Stones; north of Kris Kristofferson, but south of Wilco. Somewhere in that wild, unruly country where people invent nonsense genre names like..."Alt Country",..."Tx Country"..."Southern Rock". For John David Kent and the Dumb Angels, a video in rotation on CMT’s Pure Country and a break-out single on country radio are only the beginnings of a promising career that quickly bring the five member Texas band a long way from their recent beginnings. The band is currently in the studio recording their debut album set to be released March 2011.
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John David Kent and The Dumb Angels

Somewhere west of Hank Williams and east of the Rolling Stones; north of Kris Kristofferson, but south of Wilco. Somewhere in that wild, unruly country where people invent nonsense genre names like..."Alt Country",..."Tx Country"..."Southern Rock". For John David Kent and the Dumb... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

8:00pm

Kid Infinity
The origin of Kid Infinity is vague. Maybe they emerged from an interplanetary vortex, or from a rebellious childhood in the Midwest, or from a purple haze of sensory inspiration. Wherever they hailed from, now they find themselves at the crux of the LA underground. Though firm believers in DIY, Kid Infinity never compromise their desire for polish and precision. The electronic duo throw a mix of hip hop, dance punk, and heavy rock into a blender and out comes a sound all their own. Still, it’s difficult to define a group that defy convention and employ a multi-disciplinary approach to art and performance. Kid Infinity bridge not only musical genres but also numerous art forms into one seamless mind-bending experience – exploring all realms of visual and aural expression. Their energetic and at times anthemic party music loaded with hooks is entirely addictive and reaches a new level through the inclusion of completely DIY film, and progressive technology. With dynamic vocals and mind altering instrumentation, all we really know of Kid Infinity is that they dare to pioneer the evolution of electronic sound and to abstract the definition of performance art as we all know it.
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Kid Infinity

The origin of Kid Infinity is vague. Maybe they emerged from an interplanetary vortex, or from a rebellious childhood in the Midwest, or from a purple haze of sensory inspiration. Wherever they hailed from, now they find themselves at the crux of the LA underground. Though firm believers... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
MALAIA Upstairs 300 E 6th St

8:00pm

Kublai Khan
Energetic, aggressive, in your face music with no regret. a four piece metalcore band based in the Texoma area. We say whats on our hearts to express how we feel, who we are, what we stand for, and wont stand for, as well as the problems of our generation. In hopes of tapping into the underground and revealing the unseen lives and feelings of the youth in modern American society. We are fighting to make an impact in a music scape bogged down with meaningless lyrics and recycled with mindless music. Trying to push our own messages of anti-racsim, building up the young American heart, struggles with depression and addiction as well as the familiar feeling of losing people you hold close. We our here to use out music to relate with everyone on a personal level.
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Kublai Khan

Energetic, aggressive, in your face music with no regret. a four piece metalcore band based in the Texoma area. We say whats on our hearts to express how we feel, who we are, what we stand for, and wont stand for, as well as the problems of our generation. In hopes of tapping into... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Ale House 310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance)

8:00pm

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro. With her sprawling lyric and melody-based songs about lost, true & unrequited love; nostalgia, nectarine meat & wolf maulings, The Phoenix deemed Lady Lamb the Beekeeper as the 'best new band from Maine' in August, 2010. On a recent Brooklyn Vegan review of her live set, ‘Aly Spaltro quickly won me over with her beautiful lyrics, husky voice, guitar playing skills, and earnest little kid-like eyes. Unlike the other artists on the bill, Aly powered through her set alone. There were no bells and whistles, just a girl and a couple of guitars, and the result was stunning.’
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Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro. With her sprawling lyric and melody-based songs about lost, true & unrequited love; nostalgia, nectarine meat & wolf maulings, The Phoenix deemed Lady Lamb the Beekeeper as the 'best new band from Maine' in August, 2010... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

8:00pm

Lazerbeak & Paper Tiger

Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Flamingo Cantina 515 E 6th St

8:00pm

Lexicon
After releasing two successful indie hiphop albums, LA-based brothers Gideon & Nick Black added a band, created a new genre, and made Paris a home for their new sound. So far, très bien. The bar is packed to capacity. Everyone has a drink in their hand. A beautiful mix of hip-hop, new wave, indie rock and electro blares from the speakers. Brothers Gideon and Nick Black, along with guitarist “The Real” Erich Schneider, bassist Alex “Mokajin” Pauley, DJ/producer C-Minus and producer/engineer Ed Monsef have captured that euphoric late-night vibe that rewards those who toil through the week, longing for the youthful exuberance that this setting provides. But this perfect scenario, like anything in life, didn’t come easy. After releasing two successful indie hiphop records and becoming one of the bigger names in the LA underground hiphop scene, Lexicon became frustrated. At first they were content in simply being a part of the scene they grew up admiring and idolizing — they were more concerned with impressing the discerning underground heads than blowing up. But as the scene grew stale Lexicon knew that something needed to change. So instead of building on the props they’d achieved in the underground scene, they tore it all down, in order to build something different. Calling upon for inspiration all of the rock and new wave music that blared from their parents speakers while they were growing up, Lexicon realized that by combining these elements with their deep knowledge of hiphop they could finally express themselves the way they wanted to, while helping make music exciting again for all of those kids out there who have all sorts of genres and styles thrown together on their iPods. Mixing their broad range of influences from the A Tribe Called Quest to The Strokes to The Police to N.E.R.D. to Roxy Music…these seasoned vets flawlessly flow their way through this new sound with an appealing confidence and an ever-present sense of humor. Their inherent knack for wordplay and songwriting results in vivid imagery and entertaining slice-of-life stories that are relatable to anyone. Signed to Paris-based record label Laitdbac since late 2008, the brothers Black released two acclaimed singles, and played numerous shows and festivals around Europe to pave the way for the release of the long awaited album “Rapstars“ due to be available worldwide by fall 2010. ” IT’S THE L!!!”
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!!!

!!! - THR!!!ER “I suppose it's never enough / you get what you want, then you want what was / but I’d rather worry about my existential crisis / laying on a beach where the sun sets the nicest” – “Get That” !!! will release their new album THR!!!ER on April 22, 2012 on... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
512 Rooftop 408 E 6th St

8:00pm

Little Red
Melbourne's Little Red have gone from strength to strength at home with two albums, a handful of killer singles, sold out national tours, a #2 spot in Triple J's Hottest 100, slots at every major Australian music festival, rave reviews and a bunch of awards. Now, Little Red are hitting the US for the first time. Drenched in vintage-leaning guitars, heart-melting vocals and synthy gems, their latest album Midnight Remember (the traditionally 'difficult' second album) is a quantum leap in production and song writing since their garage rock days. Today, Little Red's music is nothing short of a must-have at festivals and a veritable dancefloor staple. In 2010 Neon Gold released a 7" and Little Red is very happy to be playing the Neon Gold party in Austin this year: 8pm Wed 16 March 8pm at Bat Bar.
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Little Red

Melbourne's Little Red have gone from strength to strength at home with two albums, a handful of killer singles, sold out national tours, a #2 spot in Triple J's Hottest 100, slots at every major Australian music festival, rave reviews and a bunch of awards. Now, Little Red are hitting... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Bat Bar 218 E 6th St

8:00pm

Lost In The Trees
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Lost in the Trees

Dense clusters of piano, a mysterious sound that might be something being unwrapped, or paper crushed for kindling, and A Church That Fits Our Needs, the second album by North Carolina group Lost In The Trees, is underway, announcing itself as a work of vaulting ambition, a cathedral... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
St David's Historic Sanctuary 301 E 8th St

8:00pm

8:00pm

Mad Classy
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Mad Classy

Unleashed on the world in early 2008, Mad Classy (Sharkweek, JE, & Chango) have changed the face of the Texas EDM scene. With an eclectic variety of music tastes and a total of 25+ years DJing collectively, it's no surprise that they are the main force to be reckoned with in the Live... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Barcelona 209 E 6th St

8:00pm

Marques Toliver
Originally hailing from Florida, Marques Toliver is a 23-year-old, classically trained musician and vocalist now based in London. Marques recently made his television debut on 'Later With Jools Holland' and his first EP 'Butterflies Are Not Free' will be released by Bella Union (home to the likes of Fleet Foxes, Beach House, John Grant, amongst others) on April 25th.
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Marques Toliver

Originally hailing from Florida, Marques Toliver is a 23-year-old, classically trained musician and vocalist now based in London. Marques recently made his television debut on 'Later With Jools Holland' and his first EP 'Butterflies Are Not Free' will be released by Bella Union (home... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River St

8:00pm

Marshall Ford Swing Band
The living room clock of Marshall Ford Swing Band songwriter-guitarist Greg Harkins has the 3 and 9 switched. The clock runs counter-clockwise, but Harkins sees no problem with it. In fact, the clock's irregularity perfectly fits into the makeup of the Austin swing band's aesthetic. 'We're heading into the past, man,' Harkins says with a smirk. Harkins and his band mates have been evoking that past since 2008. They pride themselves on playing Western swing music the way the legendary Johnny Gimble - MFSB singer-pianist Emily Gimble's grandfather - plays, the way Bob Wills and Hank Thompson used to when they ruled the Texas scene. They're unique in their modern execution of the antiquated art. 'It's fun to play,' Harkins says of Texas swing music. 'It's got hip changes. You can't help but tap your feet and snap your fingers to it.' Named for the predecessor of Lake Travis' Mansfield Dam, the band's roots were planted in 2003 by Harkins. Raised on Willie Nelson's 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' and Bob Wills' 'For the Last Time,' the band's interest in swing music took them to Johnny Gimble's swing camp in Taos, N.M., where they met Emily and knew they had to start playing with her regularly. 'Emily Gimble ... sings with an amazing, free, effortless style. She sounds a little bit like Norah Jones and Billie Holliday, but it's not as mannered or stuffy as other female singers ... What I like about Emily is that she is totally unaffected, and the music just pours out of her, like it floats up out of her body, like an essential part of her.' - Elana James, Hot Club of Cowtown They persuaded Emily to move from Waco to Austin and brought in bassist Kristopher Wade and drummer James Gwyn to complete the quartet. Since then, it's been delighting fans with its upbeat swing and guitar magic in Austin and beyond. The band often plays with different pairings depending on the gig. Fans of the Marshall Ford Swing Band will get a heavy dose of Emily's sultry vocals, Greg's playful guitar phrasings, and Kris and James' tight rhythm section on this year's IT'S ABOUT DAM TIME, the band's first full-length studio album. Recorded at Austin's famed Tequila Mockingbird Studios and produced by Danny Levin, the album showcases the band's healthy dose of original tracks - each member contributed at least one song - along with some of Western swing's most beloved standards. Altogether, the album proves to be a welcome introduction to members of Marshall Ford Swing Band, modern day carriers of western swing's torch. 'A lot of people I know will play swing music,' says Emily, 'but it's not the same as with these guys. We pull off Western swing very well. It's special.'
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Marshall Ford Swing Band

The living room clock of Marshall Ford Swing Band songwriter-guitarist Greg Harkins has the 3 and 9 switched. The clock runs counter-clockwise, but Harkins sees no problem with it. In fact, the clock’s irregularity perfectly fits into the makeup of the Austin swing band’s aesthetic... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Victorian Room at The Driskill 604 Brazos St

8:00pm

Matt Corby
At just 19 years old, Matt Corby's talent is one that stretches far beyond his age. Matt's angelically haunting voice has proven capable of captivating entire audiences wherever he performs. Matt's musical journey has been a unique one; having developed a love for Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley as a young boy, Matt quit school aged 13 to go on tour with a musical group for two years before infamously finding himself in the final of a tv talent contest aged 16 years old. He continued to follow a path less travelled and turned down numerous major label record deals to focus on developing his craft and sound. Three years later and Matt has developed into a truly unique talent. He has spent the past year writing and recording both at home in Australia as well as London following the release of his EP 'Song For…' last June. Matt spent the UK summer of 2010 recording his new EP 'Transition to Colour' with indie label and production team Communion; Communion is the birth-child of Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons) and Kev Jones (Cherbourg) and is fast becoming the place to go for the most special new talent in Europe. Matt has been welcomed in to what can only be described as the 'Communion family' and the relationship has seen Matt support Mumford & Sons in Australia as well as Communion artists Marcus Foster and Foy Vance in UK. Matt's relationship with Communion began when his track 'Light Home' was featured on their widely acclaimed Communion Compilation; the track was also featured as the prestigious Q Music 'Song of the Day'. He has since given spellbinding performances at Communion nights across the UK, as well as recently playing Brighton's Great Escape festival and Ronnie Scotts with a much anticipated headline show in Soho, London this October. 'Transition to Colour' is Communion's first Australian release. It is a haunting and ethereal collection of songs that display a remarkable maturity for a young man of 19 years. Recorded over a three week period in a London studio with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve), the process was described by all as a 'magical time'.
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Matt Corby

Matt Corby has certainly carved a unique path for someone that started his career aged 16 on a reality TV talent show in 2007. In 2009, he independently released his debut EP 'Song For...' before relocating to London and signing with renowned UK indie label Communion after capturing... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Klub Krucial 614 E 6th St

8:00pm

Matt Haimovitz & Uccello
MATT HAIMOVITZ is Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal where he founded his all-cello ensemble Uccello which has performed with him from Jazz at Lincoln Centre to Seattle's Tractor Tavern as well as on two previous recordings for Oxingale, the label Haimovitz founded with composer Luna Pearl Woolf. Haimovitz is acclaimed for his visionary approach, groundbreaking collaborations and innovative recording projects. From his debut at the age of 13, as soloist with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic and his first recording for Deutsche Grammophon, Haimovitz has gone on to perform on the world's most esteemed stages. In 2000, he made waves with his Bach 'Listening-Room' Tour, for which Haimovitz took Bach's beloved cello suites out of the concert hall and into clubs across the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Haimovitz was the first classical artist to play at New York's infamous CBGB club, in a performance filmed by ABC News' 'Nightline.' On March 22, he will premiere a new cello concerto by Denys Bouliane with the Montreal Symphony and Kent Nagano.
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Matt Haimovitz & Uccello

MATT HAIMOVITZ is Professor of Cello at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University in Montreal where he founded his all-cello ensemble Uccello which has performed with him from Jazz at Lincoln Centre to Seattle's Tractor Tavern as well as on two previous recordings for Oxingale... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

8:00pm

Matthew and the Arrogant Sea
Matthew Gray began his young career as a solo performer playing locally while fine tuning his craft for songwriting. Before long it became apparent that his musical vision included more orchestration and hands; enter The Arrogant Sea. The band's sound continues to grow and grow as they strive to achieve everything they desire. The chances of seeing them play the same set twice are very slim. Matthew and the Arrogant Sea create something new for themselves and the audience each and every time they play live.With the release of "Family Family Family Meets The Magic Christian" the band saw new heights.The record was named one of the best releases of 2008 by the Dallas Observer. Since then the band has toured with Midlake and received great reviews from Paste magazine, Pop Matters, Absolute Punk and Prefix Magazine as well as local nominations for best band, best record, best live act and best song. They've played with Akron Family, Dungen, Loney Dear, Margot & the Nuclear So and So's, Asobi Seksu, Great Lake Swimmers, The Paper Chase, Woods, Centro-matic, Warpaint, Clem Snide, The Middle East, Women, The Spinto Band, Bettie Severett, The Starlight Mints and many other great bands. 2011 is looking to be a very successful year with the release of their second effort " You Can't Tame A Wild Rabbit " being hailed as one of the most anticipated records by the Dallas Observer.
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Matthew and the Arrogant Sea

Matthew Gray began his young career as a solo performer playing locally while fine tuning his craft for songwriting. Before long it became apparent that his musical vision included more orchestration and hands; enter The Arrogant Sea. The band's sound continues to grow and grow as... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Barbarella 611 Red River St

8:00pm

Nelo
bio: Nelo Nelo performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2009 Background information Origin Austin, Texas, United States Genres Alternative Rock Years active 2005-present Website www.nelomusic.com Members Matt Ragland Reid Umstattd Brian Donohoe Ryan Jacobi Sean Jacobi Former Members David Long Chris Hill Stephen Goodson Nelo (band) is an alternative rock band formed in Austin, TX in late 2005. The band is composed of songwriter/ guitarist Matt Ragland, singer Reid Umstattd, saxophonist/ keyboardist Brian Donohoe, drummer Ryan Jacobi, and bassist Sean Jacobi[1]. • • • History Nelo was officially formed in 2005, but Ragland, Hill, Long, and Goodson started playing casually together years before in Dallas, TX, where they attended the same high school. During these years, Ragland began writing songs and found an unsuspected singer in Umstattd, a long time friend at a summer camp in Burnet, TX. Ragland and Umstattd later became college roommates and started playing around Austin as an acoustic duo. After graduating college, Ragland brought the entire group together, with the addition of Mike St.Clair on bass. Upon the formation of the band in September 2005, Nelo immediately moved to Athens, GA and began playing at DT’s Down Under, an underground bar that Ragland managed. The band later moved on to regularly play other local venues including the 40 Watt Club and the Georgia Theatre. In the spring of 2007, the group moved back to Texas to begin work on what would become their self-titled debut album in Austin. Recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studios and released on Justice Records, Nelo was composed of songs written largely by Ragland and road tested over the previous years in Texas, Athens and across the Southeast. In April 2008 the record debuted at #21 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers Chart[2]. The band spent the year touring to support the album. In October 2008 Nelo traveled to New York City to play the CMJ Music Marathon. They returned to Pedernales Studios that December to record Two Years Ago, an E.P. produced by Doug Lancio[3]. The band and original member David Long parted ways at the end of 2008. Nelo began touring in January 2009 in support of Two Years Ago, which was released by Justice Records one song at a time on iTunes beginning in March and ending as a completed E.P. on July 14. The E.P. was made available exclusively online and at live shows. In March 2009, Nelo played the SXSW Music Conference in Austin for the second time and added saxophonist Brian Donohoe to the band. Nelo performed at Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 2, 2009[4]. Soon after, the band and former members Chris Hill, Mike St.Clair and Stephen Goodson went their separate ways. Later that month, Nelo announced their intent to go back into the studio in 2010 to record their second full length studio album. The new record, "Ordinary Scene", debuted at #6 on iTunes rock chart. Discography •Nelo (2008) •Two Years Ago EP (2009) •Ordinary Scene (2010)
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Nelo

bio: Nelo Nelo performing at Austin City Limits Music Festival in October 2009 Background information Origin Austin, Texas, United States Genres Alternative Rock Years active 2005-present Website www.nelomusic.com Members Matt Ragland Reid Umstattd Brian Donohoe Ryan Jacobi Sean Jacobi... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lustre Pearl 97 Rainey Street

8:00pm

NewVillager
NewVillager are multi-media artists from San Francisco and New York. The two founding members, Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini make new pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially 'found' and partially created by the group and their collaborators. In an interview with the band, they describe their mythos as, 'not a story, but a lens to look at the world. It's a ten-part framework of understanding the process of change. How does an object or a person or an idea go from one state to another state? It's a question everybody asks any time anyone tries to create anything and the mythology is just our attempt at answering it.' NewVillager represents the mythology through symbols, drawings, photographs, film, and installations, all of which are documented on their website (www.newvillager.org). The band's first single, Rich Doors/Genghis On was released by Two-Syllable records and Moodgadget in 2009, and was acclaimed by Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, the Irish Times, Stereogum, TimeOut New York, RCRDLBL and the NME, who described the band as 'pop shamans taking meticulous steps towards a mysterious, musical nirvana.' Ben and Ross met from opposite coasts in 2006 to begin a 4-year process of creating their debut self-titled album. The first portion of the album (Cocoon) was created in Hayward, California, inside an empty, skeleton of house in which the band squatted. The second portion (Forest) was created in Forestville, CA, in a cabin by the Russian river, beside a 'meth house.' The final portion of the album (LightHouse) was recorded in Port Townsend, Washington, in a small house near the ocean, adjacent to a haunted castle. The album was finished in several studios throughout New York, NY, where the band currently resides. The band's working methodology combines writing, producing and mixing into a unified process. For this album, they recorded 10 versions of every song, each with different melodies, chords, rhythms, production, and lyrics, in an attempt to find the best overall representation of the NewVillager mythology. Over the course of the recording process, the band took 3 breaks to tour, including trips to SXSW, CMJ, a full-scale installation in an art gallery, and openings spots for High Places and Sunset Rubdown. At every show, the band performed the ThreeTimes, an on-stage game involving a 9-foot, form-shifting sculpture called 'BlackCrowBoy.' In January 2010, NewVillager co-curated Ecotones, an integrated event in an art gallery in San Francisco which explored the concept of an ecotone (the boundary between different ecosystems). For the exhibition, the band built a stage on which they performed for two consecutive nights and constructed a private 'LightHouse' room in which the public could perform the Three Times game along with sound and light animations. Other contributors to the exhibit included the band, Lucky Dragons, editors at McSweeney's literary journal, members of the OuLiPo literary group, noise artist Chen Santa Maria, along with several filmmakers, painters, and poets. SF Weekly described the experience as, 'a thrilling new world of performance, art, and performance art.' In March 2010, NewVillager organized the RichDoors game, a 27 person integrated event in the RedHouse, the band's home and performance space. The event was filmed by director, Ben Dickinson and director of photography, Kevin Phillips. It was released as a music video in late 2010. NewVillager maintains a blog at newvillagermusic.blogpspot.com, in which they describe their mythology through life experiences, photography and interviews. They have contributed drawings, music and writings to arts journals around the world, including Australia's The Lifted Brow, HtmlGiant, and Hobart. In 2011, NewVillager will release their debut with IAMSOUND records along with a video for their first single, 'LightHouse,' and a narrative trailer for their album. In 2011, the band will build a interactive physical environment in New York City and publish a 1000 page book.
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NewVillager

NewVillager are multi-media artists from San Francisco and New York. The two founding members, Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini make new pop music as a means of illustrating the NewVillager mythology, a system of thinking, which is partially 'found' and partially created by the group... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

8:00pm

Ryan Michaels Band
Ryan Michaels Band is giving Nashville another reason to be known as Music City. Emerging from the exploding Tennesee rock scene, the bands signature sound and highly energetic performances are drawing comparisons to arena rockers Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Kings of Leon. Their brand of melodic, substance driven rock, heartfelt vocals and insight-fully crafted lyrics can be heard on their debut album "Life Is For The Living," which is currently receiving airplay on over 100+ radio stations around the country. In addition to their recent radio success, the group was recently featured on The MLB Network and is looking forward to a number of upcoming song placements in film and television. Ryan Michaels band kicks off their first national tour with performances to their fast-growing fan base at the Double Door in Chicago, The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, The House of Blues in Cleveland, San Francisco's Red Devil Lounge, The Rutledge in Nashville and a showcase at the official SXSW Music Festival in Austin.
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Ryan Michaels Band

Ryan Michaels Band is giving Nashville another reason to be known as Music City. Emerging from the exploding Tennesee rock scene, the bands signature sound and highly energetic performances are drawing comparisons to arena rockers Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Kings of Leon. Their... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Marq 422 N Congress Ave

8:00pm

Satchel Grande
The gentlemen of Satchel have long since established themselves as Omaha’s premier good time, funk, and party band. With shades and pimp mustaches, this nine-piece doesn’t just take the stage, they own it. Keys, percussion, deep bass, clapping, fiery guitar work and sing-along lyrics make a Satchel show one to remember. The sounds owes a nod to both George Clinton and Steely Dan, yet Satchel manages to not only wear its influences on its sleeve but to also take those influences and turn them into something unique. As far as promoting booty-shaking goes, Satchel is the undisputed local king. — Jesse D. Stanek, The Reader
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Satchel Grande

Though they’re from Omaha, Nebraska, Satchel Grande sounds like they’ve lived the majority of their lives on Mars, or The Mighty Boosh’s Old Gregg’s lair. Yes, Satchel Grande has an electronic sound that’s more Breakbot than Daft Punk. They could be the perfect gateway band... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Karma Lounge 119 W 8th St

8:00pm

Sean Rowe
Sean Rowe's honest and haunting songwriting has already earned comparisons to Van Morrison's Astral Weeks phase, for his abstract lyric phrasing, and the way he crafts an experience of emotion, rather than telling a linear tale. Most powerfully he brings to mind Leonard Cohen, with songwriting which tends to build into powerful, yet vulnerable, cathedral-like monuments of sound. The song 'American,' with its yearning strings and earnest piano bring chills and a catch in your throat. Rowe's album Magic (Anti Records) is his homage to what he believes in, to what he finds magical in the world. The themes of love, innocence, sex and nature prevail in its heartfelt, crafted songs. On the ambient, deeply resonant closer 'The Long Haul,' Rowe's voice crackles with life. 'And I never hit the spring so hard/ a newborn song on an old guitar/ and I know what it means to be alive,' he sings. And like the most evocative, important works of art, Magic begs the question of its listener: What makes you feel alive?
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Sean Rowe

Several years ago musician and naturalist Sean Rowe walked out into the wilderness alone. He spent the next 24 days constructing shelter and foraging for food to eat. He would come away from the experience with the songs that would eventually comprise his dazzling debut album Magic... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Lamberts 401 W 2nd St

8:00pm

Shelley King
BIOGRAPHY The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock — or combinations of and variations on those themes — she delivers the goods straight from the heart with a voice that’s splendidly rich and warm and as big as all outdoors. Writing “a proverbial trunk full of instant hits and yet-unheard classics,” as the Austin Chronicle describes her songs, King has risen from the vibrant music scene in the Texas capital city to charm fans across North America, Europe and Japan, win two Austin Music Awards, and be named the Texas State Musician for 2008. And now she truly finds her sweet spot on her aptly titled new album Welcome Home. Recorded and co-produced with John Magnie, Tim Cook and Steve Amedée of The Subdudes — rated by All Music Guide as “stellar musicians of the swampy jazz-rock-blues New Orleans persuasion” — it’s a roots music tour de force where the spirit of the church meets the soul and spices of the South and the many moods and modes of the human heart. From the opening and intoxicating sunshine of “Summer Wine,” Welcome Home travels the musical highways and byways below Mason-Dixon to echo the finest traditions and open new musical dimensions, thanks to a magical marriage of the multi-instrumental gifts and vocal blend of Magnie, Cook and Amedée with the splendorous humanity and emotiveness of King’s singing and songs. On tracks like the call and response of “I Remember,” the hymnal “Welcome Home” (written just after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans) and the prayerful “Grain of Sand,” King and company draw from the gospel oak to create spiritual sounds for the modern age. “Asking Too Much” and “It’s Starting To Rain” renew classic New Orleans R&B, and “I Can’t Make It Easy” is a swooning swamp pop slow dancer. The lilt of bluegrass meets the zest of Cajun music on “Everything’s All Right,” and King and company summon up a spirited fais do do with the boogie-woogie of “How You Make Me Feel” and swing of “Falling Fast” before closing out with the acapella and handclaps of “Welcome Home Reprise.” All told, Welcome Home is a listening experience sure to be treasured and relished by all it touches for years to come. King’s voice first rang out at the age of four in a tiny rural one-room church in her native Arkansas and then bloomed further as she grew up singing in parishes large and small across her home state and Texas. Listening to her uncles sing and play songs on their acoustic guitars by Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Crosby, Stills & Nash also instilled in her a sense of songwriting excellence from an early age. After working her way through college by starting and running her own business, King stepped onto the club and concert stage fronting bands in Houston before moving a few years later to Austin, the longtime noted nexus of roots music authenticity and innovation as well as superlative songwriting that proved to be a welcoming home for her talents. She had been writing songs since her early teens, and in Austin her gifts found a place to bloom without the strictures of style or commercial concerns. “I just started writing for myself. I don’t care what kind of song it is — it might be bluegrass, it might be blues, it doesn’t matter — it’s whatever mood I’m in and whatever the song needs.” After King gave a copy of her debut album Call Of My Heart to Toni Price, Austin’s beloved and long-reigning favorite female voice, Price recorded two of the tunes on it — the title track and “Who Needs Tears” — for her 2001 album, Midnight Pumpkin. Her version of “Call Of My Heart” went on the win Song of the Year at the Austin Music Awards, where in 2005 King and her group were also named Roots Music Band of the Year. Price recorded another King song, “Tennessee Whiskey” for her 2003 album Born to be Blue. Then after Lee Hazelwood heard King’s “Texas Blue Moon” on the radio during a drive through the Lone Star State, he and Nancy Sinatra cut the song for their album Nancy & Lee 3. For her second album, The Highway, King traveled to the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where icons like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and many others have tracked classic recordings. Her 2004 live album, Rockin’ the Dancehall, captured her dynamism as a performer at the famed Gruene Hall in Central Texas, and was declared “an exuberant breath of air” by the Austin Chronicle and named a Top Recording of the Year by Buddy magazine for its “excellent, high-energy country-rock-pop-blues-gospel-soul, delivered by a tight, experienced band.” King’s catalog also includes the compilation Armadillo Bootleg #1 that features live and studio tracks including a live cut from her all-woman Southern rock band Sis Deville, a collaboration with Sara Hickman and two Subdudes covers. As the Dallas Observer says of King, “Onstage, she leads her band through tangents of electric Southern blues and acoustic folk, revved-up Cajun country and rock and roll with a charismatic ease that evidences the resilience of a lifelong performer.” And for more than a decade now, she has taken her act across the U.S. and Canada and as well tours of Europe and Japan, sharing stages with scores of noted performers from a range of styles (including such top acts as Patty Griffin, Los Lonely Boys, The Flatlanders, Mavis Staples, Ricky Skaggs and many others), appearing at major festivals in North America and Europe, and performing live on XM satellite radio and the internationally syndicated concert show Woodsongs, among many other radio and TV appearances. King’s fervent Texas following led her to be nominated and then selected as the Texas State Musician for 2008. She shares the honor with such acts as Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel and Dale Watson, and is the first woman to hold the prestigious annual post. The origins of her collaboration with members of The Subdudes was first seeing the band in 1993 in Austin and being knocked out by their show, and then buying a cassette of one of their albums in a used tape bin. “I could not take it out of the tape player in my car for months,” King recalls. “I just got into the groove where that was my music and the soundtrack to my life.” She later met and befriended the group running into them on tour and playing shows together. Welcome Home started out informally with an initial session at Magnie’s home studio in Fort Collins, Colorado. “I really just went to demo a few songs and kind of goof around in the studio with them,” explains King. “We were in the studio for three days and came out with five songs, and had just an amazing time together. I wasn’t trying to do a record. But when I started listening to it all afterwards, I thought, wow, this is really special, and I’d really love to do it again.” Over two subsequent visits to Fort Collins, a full album took shape. “It came about really organically,” King enthuses. “We didn’t get together and say - we’re going to produce a record. We were just thinking about the music and having fun recording with no pressure, and whatever comes of it comes of it. When it all came down I had recorded a whole record. I savored every moment of it and didn’t want it to end. It was a total labor of love.” Welcome Home is now sure to reside in the hearts of all that hear it as a contemporary classic of soulful American music. Yet for all the honors, praise and success King has achieved — and doing so by booking her own tours and releasing her albums on her own Lemonade Records label — the ultimate rewards for King are those of the soul. “It’s joyous work,” she concludes of her career. “It’s what I love doing and it’s such a blessing to be able to do what you love every day.”
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Shelley King

BIOGRAPHY The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock — or combinations of and variations on those themes — she delivers the goods straight from... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Tap Room at Six 311 Colorado St

8:00pm

Shit Horse
Shit Horse began as a street performing "guerrilla" style attack band. They played on a sidewalk during Merge Fest in Chapel Hill, NC three nights in a row with the help of a battery-powered guitar, garage-sale amplifiers, an extension chord, a small drum set, a megaphone and fireworks. The size of the crowd seemed to double every successive night. These uninvited early performances were the only form of "practicing" Shit Horse ever got. The band recorded an EP called "They Shit Horses, Don't They?" on a 4-track tape recorder. After all of the music tracks were done live, Danny Mason showed up and invented all of the lyrics on the spot, earning him the nickname Danny "Magic". He later had to listen to the finished recording and memorize his own words. While some (incorrectly) consider Shit Horse a gimmick or perhaps a novelty act, others like Tom Ravenscroft (son of the late great John Peel) of BBC6 have embraced the album. The first two-three songs of any live Shit Horse performance are almost always met with confusion which eventually dissolves into ecstatic enthusiasm.
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Shit Horse

Shit Horse began as a street performing "guerrilla" style attack band. They played on a sidewalk during Merge Fest in Chapel Hill, NC three nights in a row with the help of a battery-powered guitar, garage-sale amplifiers, an extension chord, a small drum set, a megaphone and fireworks... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Habana Bar 708 E 6th St

8:00pm

Skatenigs
The Skatenigs were doing things they liked without anybody's approval or looking at the past or the future. Their simple songs with anarchy bent, intelligent lyrics, samples from movies or politicians speeches perfectly matched to the songs and characteristic voice of Phil Owen created a general showcase of this Texas band. The leader and vocalist in the band was unchangeable Phil "Phildo" Owen, a musician in such other projects like Snowblack, Choreboy or (the most often) Revolting Cocks, but also a producer of the first Skrew album amongst all. Phildo has his own style of making music and performing it on the stage, maybe more spontaneous than worked out but still memorable after many years have passed by. The public was always enthusiastic to the live shows of The Skatenigs what's yet another proof for its characteristic sound mixing punk, rock, rap and metal styles with a little bit of industrial as well. Now, the 'CEO of industrial bump and grind' will soon unleash the heavily-anticipated Skatenigs album. Owen's most dynamic and cohesive effort to date, blistering industrial tracks that are a forward-thinking, scathing indictment of the fast food mentality and the utter complacency that is pervading and eroding American culture. Scheduled for digital release spring 2011 "Adult Entertainment for Kids" is sure to rock the foundations of everything considered to be wholesome by middle-America. The message is simple, yet urgent: it is a lyrical call-to-arms to wreak havoc on conformity, to rebel against the idiocy that is inherent in societal institutions, to stop tolerating nefarious political administrations, corrupt corporations, and the evils of capitalism.
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Skatenigs

The Skatenigs were doing things they liked without anybody's approval or looking at the past or the future. Their simple songs with anarchy bent, intelligent lyrics, samples from movies or politicians speeches perfectly matched to the songs and characteristic voice of Phil Owen created... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

8:00pm

Slang Chickens
Formed in Spring of 08, Slang Chickens have rapidly become one of the more endearing and enticing young bands to come out of Los Angeles in a long while. In just one years time, they have traveled on both the West and East coasts, sharing the stage with contemporaries such as Jay Reatard, Sleepy Sun, Crystal Antlers, the Strange Boys, and Surfer Blood. The Chickens (as their friends call them) take influence from bands as diverse and contradictory as The Gun Club, X, Devo, Neil Young, Everly Brothers, Mississippi John Hurt, Flying Burrito Bros., and Pavement. Slang Chickens have assertively created a jubilant fornication of these artists who brought them together. But more than this, they have synthesized a unique sound utilizing electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and lapsteel, that is as equally familiar and home-style comfortable as it is fresh. They have proven to be a wonderful contradiction. Their full-length debut was recorded at various houses and studios in Los Angeles and has been released by the budding Psychedelic Judaism label.
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Slang Chickens

Formed in Spring of 08, Slang Chickens have rapidly become one of the more endearing and enticing young bands to come out of Los Angeles in a long while. In just one years time, they have traveled on both the West and East coasts, sharing the stage with contemporaries such as Jay... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

8:00pm

Sophia Knapp
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Soho Lounge 217 E. 6th St.

8:00pm

Sunset
What can I say? Music is a tool that is best served warm. These writings of the Internet can never do justice to real live music. That said, I will try to talk about a group called Sunset. Sunset is a musical ensemble founded by Bill Baird, formerly sound team, from the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas. They play folk and traditional music with a twist of electronic components, perhaps some vocal harmony. Features drums, bass, some analogue keyboards, guitars, and the general listening pleasure. Ancient forests under majestic mountains, the two sides leading your feet back to the sordid music clubs that we all know and love. Moving between the two sides, both because they are just different aspects of the same coin. Real beauty can be found in the dirt. This brings us to the music itself. That does not mean that music is one of the unpleasant dirt or other matter I talked about, but simply because the variety of the music is on a large scale, as in life itself. Which can lead to cognitive dissonance in some, but so be it. Expansive great United States of America as backdrop to their live music as extending of the american songbook. Sunset also happen as friends of mine and they are teaching me to speak and write English, and I am very grateful. Soon I will be able to understand the texts of their songs.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14982

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Sunset

What can I say? Music is a tool that is best served warm. These writings of the Internet can never do justice to real live music. That said, I will try to talk about a group called Sunset. Sunset is a musical ensemble founded by Bill Baird, formerly sound team, from the musical hotbed... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Barbarella Patio 611 Red River St

8:00pm

Suuns
Montreal’s Suuns possess a rare trait in rock music: restraint. They use it like an instrument, which makes their debut full-length Zeroes QC as unsettling as it is wonderfully exasperating. It’s immediately apparent in album opener “Armed for Peace,” a track that starts off like a robot breaking down in a hot desert; the song’s mechanic beat plods like iron-shoed footsteps as the melody of a wheezing synth mirrors the crackling sound of old transistors and circuitry being cooked in the sun. It’s deceptively lulling, the tension almost unnoticeably wrenching up and up until the track unexpectedly opens into a barrage of nose-diving guitar riffs and crashing drums – yet the band still stays locked on the song’s linear, forward-motion direction. Suuns were born during the summer of 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo were soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry to complete the line-up. “I don’t think we were really a ‘band’ for the first year,” Ben surmises. It wasn’t until a friend helped them procure a spot at Pop Montreal 2007 that he says the group played their first “real gig.” Last year, Suuns entered Breakglass Studios with Jace Lasek of the Besnard Lakes co-producing and engineering, and recorded their first album. The group wanted to create something that couldn’t be pigeonholed as simply indie rock. “Jace definitely had a huge impact for bringing to life the big sound of the band and being open and willing stretch out any idea we or he had,” Ben explains. The resulting Zeroes QC is a warm yet dark, propulsive collusion of pop, post-punk and experimental rock – one that allows the group to musically shapeshift without losing any of the sense of tension and unease that runs throughout the record. During tracks like “Gaze,” tightly wound guitars and bass ring and buzz atop Liam’s metronomic, powerhouse drumming, with Ben’s cool, detached vocals acting as a nervy counterweight as he delivers falsely assuring lines like, “Don’t you be yourself, you are someone else.” Often his close-miced sing/speak is as metronomic as it is melodic; in “Arena” Ben’s rhythmic “What-choo, what-choo”’s are reminiscent of Suicide’s Alan Vega as he leads the band’s death disco groove into a bloodbath of razor-sharp guitars, while his icy, hushed delivery in “Sweet Nothing” is almost as motorik as the song itself. Most impressive, though, is how Suuns effortlessly sculpt memorable pop songs from experimental building blocks, frequently using noise and space as actual hooks. All of this amounts to a great first album – one that is as timeless as it is thrillingly modern.
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Suuns

Montreal's Suuns possess a rare trait in rock music: restraint. They use it like an instrument, which makes their debut full-length Zeroes QC as unsettling as it is wonderfully exasperating. It's immediately apparent in album opener "Armed for Peace," a track that starts off like... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Red 7 611 E 7th St

8:00pm

The Burning Hotels
Chance Morgan and Matt Mooty met each in the 4th grade. They’ve been best friends ever since. “Since the beginning, we’ve made every decision together. I remember being in high school and trying to decide whether to play basketball, to play in the school band or something else entirely. And then we heard ‘Return The Gift’ by Gang of Four and that changed everything. So we decided to start The Burning Hotels instead.” “I think we set out to start a band that sounded like Gang of Four,” explains the band. “And while we are proud to wear our influences on our sleeves, I don’t think we necessarily ended up sounding like Gang of Four per se. Instead, we’re really content with what we found. We’re not over thinking this. We just want to write something that someone cares enough to listen to.” The Burning Hotels have a sound that pulls together years of obvious influence by the post-punk revival along with a sudden obsession with the ‘80s new romantic movement. It’s a combination of styles that goes hand in hand and that the band ultimately pegged as Sex Punk. With everything in place, now The Burning Hotels just want to be The Burning Hotels. The band’s hometown awarded the band and their most recent release with several local awards including Rock Album of The Year (Novels, 2010), Rock Song of the Year (Austin’s Birthday, 2010), Rock Act of the Year (2010) via the fort Worth Weekly. The band is currently writing for an early 2011 release.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11848

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The Burning Hotels

Chance Morgan and Matt Mooty are Burning Hotels. Their 2011 self-titled album recorded in Fort Worth, TX at Spaceway Studios, and mixed at Blackwatch Studios in Norman, OK, shines through with a Texas flare that fuses new wave pop with dance aesthetics. Burning Hotels have created... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
512 408 E 6th St

8:00pm

The Stripminers
It started innocently enough, musician (boy) invites fellow musician (girl) to participate in a project at the suggestion of producer. Boy and girl find they have a lot in common musically, and boy writes them a country song on the plane home. Thus begins two years writing and recording songs with the producer. “That first song got lost as soon as we started writing more songs. It just didn’t fit” Said Paul Stinson from his seat at an airport diner. “I’ve always had songs that I wrote just for the sake of writing, without any specific destination in mind. Ever since Paul and I started working together it's been great to find a place for those tunes, and write new ones together.” Brett Anderson explains. “We did a couple Stripminers songs at one of my solo shows and it felt right” Scrote the bands producer and guitar player chimes in. So here we are 2011, it is official, and The Stripminers are a band. After two years of recording sessions and a couple under the radar shows, The Stripminers are open for business.
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The Stripminers

It started innocently enough, musician (boy) invites fellow musician (girl) to participate in a project at the suggestion of producer. Boy and girl find they have a lot in common musically, and boy writes them a country song on the plane home. Thus begins two years writing and recording... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Emo's Main Room 603 Red River St

8:00pm

The Tender Box
The Tender Box "Every once in a while we discover a singer or a band that just makes us flip our shit. This is one of those times!" ' Perez Hilton Tremendous, incandescent British rock music is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think of South Gate, LA. So it's a breathtaking revelation when you hear the chiming guitars and swooning vocals of The Tender Box who will release their second album and a new EP featuring the band's first ever Spanish language recordings this spring. The new EP will consist of four tracks including two Spanish songs "Fuego Lento," and "Techos". The collection will also include their hit "Mister Sister" from their debut album The Score and an Atlantic Connection remix of "Beautiful Sin" which original version appeared on their 2009 EP, EP 1. With a brand new album due for release in mid April, The Tender Box--Joey Medina (vocals, guitar), Raul Martinez (guitar), Steve Mungarro (bass, vocals) and Chuck Gil (drums)'just wrapped production at Swing House Studios with legendary producer, Jack Douglas (John Lennon, Aerosmith, Cheap Trick), as well as producers Warren Huart (The Fray, James Blunt) and Grammy nominated Jay Ruston (Jars of Clay, Steel Panther, The Donnas). Teaming up with Jack Douglas, whom they met in the hallways of Hollywood's Swing House Studios while he was taking an ear break from a new Yoko Ono session was a dream come true. Douglas brought out even more of their lush influence with grand string arrangements in the track "Velvet Flames" and classic production in "Crashing Down" that harkens back to the teen crush 80's alt sounds of the Psychedelic Furs while still fitting seamlessly in modern rock of 2011. "It's an album we're collectively excited to be putting out because not only does it welcome our newest band mate/guitarist, Raul Martinez, but along brings to light our combined talents, relentless drive and determination and how we've used those elements to deal and overcome the greatest of odds," states front man Joey Medina. "We're really proud of the new material and feel very fortunate to be working with such influential and talented producers! It's simply that dose of sonic energy delivered, right when you need it most!" Originally inspired by the post punk and synth pop groups of the 1980s, The Tender Box was formed by the four childhood friends in the predominantly Mexican American neighborhood of South Gate, known in music circles as the hometown for the groundbreaking Latin rap outfit Cypress Hill. Los Angeles had a small yet cultish scene of devout anglophile music fans and the boys were at the forefront of the new Indie scene becoming a hit in Hollywood. The lush and despairing decadence of Britpop appealed to their sensibilities and their own personal histories. Henceforth, The Tender Box would continue to immerse themselves in a veritable fusion of musical tastes and seemingly disparate cultures. They fine-tuned their recipe for success blending alternative rock, Latin grooves and electro dance beats seamlessly together. After getting the right batch of songs together, the guys hit the club circuit up and down the west coast. People undoubtedly noticed. They have headlined hipster hot spots Club Moscow, Hang The DJs, Club Underground & The Viper Room, been praised by L.A.'s legendary D.J. Rodney Bingenheimer on his "Rodney On The 'Roq" radio show, been frequently spun on Indie 103.1 and Sirius Radio and have even landed primo licensing spots on Chevrolet and Sharpie marker commercials with their song "Mister Sister." As the band continued to pound the pavement in L.A., Kobalt Music Publishing (home to One Republic, No Doubt and The Hives) came on board and the quartet released their 2007 debut album The Score and headed overseas to play their first string of British dates supporting The Goo Goo Dolls on a sold out U.K. tour where they hung out with the infamous Pete Doherty (Libertines, Baby Shambles) and Mani (Stone Roses, Primal Scream). Two Canadian tours followed and iTunes chose "Mister Sister" as the Download of the Week, resulting in over 120,000 downloads, more synch licenses from Budweiser, Sony Pictures and a performance slot on "Last Call With Carson Daly." From all this, The Tender Box caught the ear of Sony/Marvel who commissioned them to write the theme song to the cartoon series, "The Spectacular Spiderman." Two years followed of hard touring, love, loss, soul searching and revelation resulted in EP1, five songs produced by Warren Huart and Jay Ruston. Cuts like "Incomplete Design" and "Gravity" reach for grand, lush spaces melodically and lyrically while others, "Another Lover" and "Beautiful Sin" keep with the original feeling of British influenced dark and danceable songs. The band has recently shared stages with Echo & The Bunnymen, Lifehouse, Ida Maria and toured North America with She Wants Revenge & Kill Hannah. Now with the new music in hand the band will commence on a Spring tour of the west coast supporting Montreal's The Dears and make a number of appearances at SXSW in Austin. For Interviews and additional information please contact: Publicity: Dario Molina & Monica Escobar (Spanish & Bilingual) The 3 Collective 213.617.3640 dario@the3collective.com monica@the3collective.com www.the3collective.com Holly Gray (online) Filter Creative Group holly@filtermmm.com Marketing: Filter Creative Group Mike Bell- music mike@filtermmm.com Wes Martin- lifestyle/clubs wes@filtermmm.com www.FILTERCreativeGroup.com Management: Philip Jaurigui, Swing House phil@swinghouse.com, 323.816.4895 Synch Licensing/Publisher: Chris Lakey, Kobalt Music Chris.Lakey@kobaltmusic.com, 310-657-0133 Advertising Synchs: John Melillo john@melillo-music.com, 646.465.2445 | 917 720 3382
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The Tender Box

The Tender Box "Every once in a while we discover a singer or a band that just makes us flip our shit. This is one of those times!" ' Perez Hilton Tremendous, incandescent British rock music is probably the last thing that comes to mind when you think of South Gate, LA. So it's a... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Rusty Spurs 405 E. 7th St.

8:00pm

The Travelling Band
The Travelling Band are an Alternative folk band from Manchester England famous for their vocal harmonies, honest song-writing and exciting live shows. Their shimmering blend of cosmic-country-pop and nu-folk has made them one of the most talked about artists to emerge from the Manchester music scene. A recording project in New York City in 2006, led a collective of like minded souls to record what was to become “Under the Pavement”, their first studio album. ‘Under the Pavement' was very well received by the UK media, gaining BBC Radio 6 ‘Album of the Day’, BBC Radio 2 'Single of the week’ and a featured song in the Ian Dury biopic 'Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll'. The band have become a firm favorite on the thriving British festival scene. After winning the ‘Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition’ they have performed at Glastonbury, Wychwood, Larmer Tree, Kendal Calling, Wizard, End of Road, Llama, Sunrise, Moseley Folk, Summer Sundae, Mad Ferret, Hop Farm, Hungry Pigeon and Beathearder. International Festival Appearances include CMJ (Usa) ,MIDEM (France), NXNE (Canada), Tbilisi Open Air (Georgia, N.Europe), L'es Nuit D'o (Montpellier, France). 2010 saw the release a live album 'Arrears not Careers' and their festival anthem 'Sundial'. A limited edition 7" vinyl of 'The Horizon, me and you' was released on the Too Pure Singles Club in August. 2011 sees the band preparing for an intense year of global touring with a host of gigs and festivals appearances already confirmed to promote their highly anticipated new album 'SCREAMING IS SOMETHING' scheduled for an early summer release.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11172

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The Travelling Band

The Travelling Band are an Alternative folk band from Manchester England famous for their vocal harmonies, honest song-writing and exciting live shows. Their shimmering blend of cosmic-country-pop and nu-folk has made them one of the most talked about artists to emerge from the Manchester... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

8:00pm

Tristen
A native of Chicago, Tristen left the confines of the windy city after graduating from college. She set out for Nashville where she sought out a more granular, organic music scene. There she grafted influences from music and people she found in the city’s grittier establishments. She soon began recording with the help of friends, and based on the strength of a 5 song hand packaged EP sold at her many self booked tour dates and home town gigs, Tristen began to draw attention from local and national tastemakers. Paste named her a “Best of what’s Next” and American Songwriter praised her music, noting that Tristen’s “strength seems to reside in her ability to be musically versatile. Utilizing various orchestrations, Tristen weaves a glistening web of thoughtful and extremely mature melodies that tremble with undeniable power.” Back home the Nashville Scene lauded Tristen’s sound for encompassing “the sweepingly delicate Kate Bush to the ’50s pop of Sylvia Robinson of Mickey & Sylvia fame.” Tristen's forthcoming full-length Charlatans At The Garden Gate, is due out February 1st 2011. Tristen is also releasing a 7” for the single “Eager For Your Love” featuring the b-sides “Baby Drugs” and “Cheatin”, available now on tour at shows.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14563

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Tristen

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Phoenix 409 Colorado St

8:00pm

Ultrageist
You all have made a decent attempt, and only a decent attempt, at acquiring your full potential in your collective existence, but any truly evolved species could tell you that. you all have an unexplainable hate towards everything that looks like you, a horrible obsession with material items crafted on your planet, and are severely unaware of even why you're existing.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14130

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Ultrageist

You all have made a decent attempt, and only a decent attempt, at acquiring your full potential in your collective existence, but any truly evolved species could tell you that. you all have an unexplainable hate towards everything that looks like you, a horrible obsession with material... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Habana Bar Backyard 708 E 6th St

8:00pm

Washington
She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. BUT: she’s not 10 tons of slut in a mini skirt and nipple tape, belly dancing on a crucifix. Her voice will stop you in your tracks. It brings grown men to tears on live television (seriously). It soars, then falters, then soars again and it is full off sorrow even when it is full of joy (soft, broken, soaring, sorrow, spitting, sneering, smiling etc etc etc). And she can dance. She grew up in Papua New Guinea, so she is a wild girl that knows which tree has water in it’s trunk, but she speaks French and wears couture even though she can’t afford groceries. She was Triple J Unearthed. She’s the Vanda and Young Song Writing Competition. She’s an APRA Ambassador. She now has 6 ARIA nominations and a Gold Record under her belt. She made an album called “I Believe You Liar” and it’s not like other records. It’s better and it’s hard to tell why exactly. They’re all pop songs but not like you think. They are really, REALLY wordy twisty complicated key changing sons of bitches that you’d have to go to music school for 6 years to play (she did) but after they’re done you can remember every chorus and every hook, and on the second listen you may be able to sing back most of the words. “I knew as soon as I heard Megan choosing not to rhyme “Clementine” with “wine” that here was someone unpredictable. Australia, you have a new and original troubadour to lift your spirits and warm your hearts.” Tim Finn (Crowded House / Split Enz)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14092

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Washington

She weighs half as much as her keyboard but she could punch out your Dad. Yes, she is a female singer songwriter…but she’s not shy and retreating or cute. BUT: she’s not 10 tons of slut in a mini skirt and nipple tape, belly dancing on a crucifix. Her voice will stop you in... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

8:00pm

Withered Hand
A depraved Caledonian-tinged Neil Young for the Facebook generation, Withered Hand's maverick folk-inflected songs, diamond-sharp lyrics and howling lo-fi style have won hearts at shows across Scotland, the UK and Europe. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, and tinkering with guitars since childhood, Withered Hand did not start performing his songs in public until 2006, after the death of a close friend. A Withered Hand show is essentially a solo affair but the line-up occasionally expands to include as many as six musical friends. Withered Hand's acclaimed debut album Good News is set for US release on Absolutely Kosher Records on March 1st 2011. Good News was mixed and mastered in 2010 by Kramer (Galaxie500, Low, Daniel Johnston etc).
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14071

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Withered Hand

Withered Hand is the performance name of Scottish based artist and songwriter Dan Willson. Born of a punk ethos tempered by a love of folk and indie rock, Dan began writing songs at age 30 in a period of reflection between the death of a close friend and the birth of his first child... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

8:00pm

Xenia Rubinos
“My family is from Cuba and Puerto Rico and both of those rich cultures greatly influence my music. I grew up singing children’s songs with my grandmother. When I was 5 I used to sit at the piano and write songs and music for movies. I was way into Mariah Carey then...” Xenia has traveled much since those early recitals. First to Berklee College of Music where Charles Mingus inspired her early writing of instrumental music while a love affair with Radiohead and The Pixies stirred her need to sing and write songs again. Now calling Brooklyn home, Xenia rocks a pair of synthesizers and a looping machine to create her uniquely stylistic mix of Spanglish punk, soul and electronica. Layering experimental vocal sounds, odd-timed danceable Latin rhythms, and disarmingly simple melodies, Xenia’s world of martian tribes and elephant memories is at once both foreign and familiar. Her songs can sound like a drunken hamster racing through a Bustelo can and beer bottle town... or a dreamy girl wandering down the rabbit hole... “The music of Brooklyn vocalist Xenia Rubinos is like some brilliant mash-up of Stereolab, Os Mutantes and the best tunes from Sesame Street. Borrowing from Latin rhythms, punkish experimentalism and pop playfulness, Rubinos creates an awesome sound that's as much grounded as it is otherworldly."  - WNYC “The first three influences listed by Xenia Rubinos: “Cuban and Puerto Rican children’s songs and rhymes, Gyil music of Ghana, Jose Marti.” This track sounds like all of that, a double-dutch rhyme with a little Flora Purim-style shoulder-shimmy, loads of playfulness and abstract rhythmic pauses. We first heard it in a lucid dream the other day, waking from a makeshift slumber party when a friend put it on the stereo, and it’s been embedded ever since, like a schoolyard chant we can’t shake. Anyone wanna bust open the fire hydrant and skip rope?” - The Fader
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11229

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Xenia Rubinos

“My family is from Cuba and Puerto Rico and both of those rich cultures greatly influence my music. I grew up singing children’s songs with my grandmother. When I was 5 I used to sit at the piano and write songs and music for movies. I was way into Mariah Carey then...” Xenia... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Stephen F's Bar 701 Congress Ave

8:00pm

Yourself and The Air
For Yourself and the Air’s third EP Who’s Who in the Zoo the band wanted to bring things back home—both figuratively and literally. After a long tour touting the band’s 2008 EP Friend of all Breeds that brought the group through 42 states with the likes of Chairlift, Portugal the Man, El Perro Del Mar and Peter Bjorn and John, Yourself and the Air retreated home to an empty house on the edge of Chicago to immediately start working on the new group of songs. Free from the distractions of a professional studio, the group recorded Who’s Who in the Zoo completely on their own in little more than a month. Using the instruments they had all grown up using instead of studio instruments and equipment, the sound is purposefully imprecise, yet Who’s Who in the Zoo is the most accurate audio portrayal to date of a band quietly coming into its own. The resulting 7 tracks and 32 minutes of music represent a subtle but noticeable shift in direction for Yourself and the Air. Who’s Who in the Zoo steers Yourself and the Air away from the furious agit-pop drum beats and mathy-guitar dueling the band displayed on their previous recordings and redirects their focus on filling in and filling out the lucid rhythms and melodies their previous songs were built on.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14320

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Yourself and The Air

For Yourself and the Air’s third EP Who’s Who in the Zoo the band wanted to bring things back home—both figuratively and literally. After a long tour touting the band’s 2008 EP Friend of all Breeds that brought the group through 42 states with the likes of Chairlift, Portugal... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

8:10pm

J-Boogie (Inside & Between Sets)
Over radio waves and through dancehalls across the globe, soulful mix master J-Boogie has been innovating music as we know it for almost 20 years. No stranger to the Bay Area's music scene, and with a reputation as today's hardest working DJ and producer, he was among the first to fuse live vocals and instruments with electronic dubs on the turntables, creating a style that defies categorizing and showcases multilingual talents. In addition to rocking the party as a DJ and producing music on Om Records, he leads his band 'Dubtronic Science' with a horn section, MCs and Latin percussionists that mix funky dub vibes with downtempo, hip-hop, funk, reggae, Afro, Latin, bhangra, electro, disco and house beats to create a soul music of the future.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13356

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J-Boogie (Inside & Between Sets)

Over radio waves and through dancehalls across the globe, soulful mix master J-Boogie has been innovating music as we know it for almost 20 years. No stranger to the Bay Area's music scene, and with a reputation as today's hardest working DJ and producer, he was among the first to... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:10pm - 9:10pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

8:10pm

Young L
The Pack member and producer, Young L, has decided to release a solo project during the group's downtime. He is excited to showcase his talent on the mic and behind the scenes.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11077

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:10pm - 9:10pm
Venue 222 222 E 6th St

8:15pm

DJ Chicken George (Inside & Between Sets)
DJ Chicken George's (CG) unique "Jazztronica" style of incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music has garnered him several international appearances in Sweden, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vancouver, the Middle East and across the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, Detroit and Philly. CG also deejayed on extensive radio tours with sets on Betalounge Radio, Dublab.com, Eavesdrop Radio & Beatsauce Radio hosted by Om Records' recording artist, J-Boogie. CG has shared the stage with a wide range of talent including The Wailers, Pete Rock, Jazzanova, John Legend, Cody ChesnuTT, Spoon, Echo and the Bunnyman, Grandmaster Flash, Brad Paisley, Biz Markie, Grupo Fantasma, The Neptunes, Saul Williams, The Roots, Talib Kweli, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, KC & the Sunshine Band, Afrika Bambaataa, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Miller Band and Erykah Badu. CG knew at a young age that his intrigue and passion for music would become a life-long endeavor. His appreciation for music can largely be attributed to his parents who made music an important part of family life. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, later moved to Houston, Texas and is currently residing in Austin, Texas. Arriving in March of 2003, he quickly became a local favorite and was voted Best Live (Club / Party) DJ for the Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" Readers Poll. CG has also released 2 e.p.'s on the world renowned, Stockholm-based label, Swedish Brandy. His releases, DJ Chicken George Presents: The Swed.u.s.h Connection 1 & 2 are distributed world-wide.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14754

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DJ Chicken George (Inside & Between

DJ Chicken George's (CG) unique "Jazztronica" style of incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music has garnered him several international appearances in Sweden, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vancouver, the Middle East and across the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

8:15pm

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:15pm - 9:15pm
Stubb's 801 Red River St

8:20pm

American Scarecrows

Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:20pm - 9:20pm
Emo's Annex 600 Red River St

8:25pm

Tig Notaro (MC Between Sets)
See http://tignation.com/bio/ for bio (keep getting an error message when I try to enter it)
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14317

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Tig Notaro (MC Between Sets)

See http://tignation.com/bio/ for bio (keep getting an error message when I try to enter it)


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:25pm - 9:25pm
Red 7 Patio 611 E 7th St

8:30pm

Bell Gardens
Bell Gardens began with just two friends (Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride) over many late nights talking and playing for each other the songs that have inspired them over the years. Songs such as the Beach Boy’s Cuddle Up, Jack Nitzsche’s We Have to Stay, and even a Bobby Vinton song or two, seemed to make sense of their lives at the time. Even when the duo first thought about making music together, Skeeter Davis’s End of the World was unanimously chosen as a piece that the duo would aspire to properly cover. When Brian traveled to Europe in the Fall of 2007 to tour for Stars of the Lid’s And The Refinement of the Decline, Kenneth had sent him some demos of some tracks he had been working on. While Brian sat in the van awaiting his next performance, he starred out at the European countryside studying the Gibson’s tracks and other songs that he had loved for some time but wanted a better understanding of why. Occasionally before the beginning of a performance, Brian would turn to these recordings. Upon returning from tour, recording for the duo began. Initial recordings found Kenneth and Brian trying to stay faithful to a time period in which songs had been recorded. Wanting to experiment in what they believed to be a classic type of sound, the two used mainly live instrumentation, thinking about what was available in studios from the 50s to the mid 70s. Pre-set software sounds were rejected for their own recording of pianos, strings and horns. Even the sounds of the strings were often recorded flat in an attempt to preserve both room sounds and the natural sound of the instrument. If you were to ask Kenneth and Brian about the process of recording, they would probably say that the music they’re making in Bell Gardens is more “experimental” for them than their previous work. A search for Kenneth James Gibson in the Discogs.com database, will turn up eight or more different monikers, from the California dream noise rock project of the middle 90s, Furry Things to his current techno artisanry as [a]pendics.shuffle. Brian McBride is better known as one half of the nocturnal lullaby giants, Stars of the Lid. The EP Hangups Need Company by Bell Gardens is loosely based on a sense of “pop” from another time. Although pop is what you could call it, there is still a sense of restraint and unhurried beauty here combined with a sense of heady beds of weirdness. The LA Weekly describes it like this: “It’s gorgeous, rapturous pop balladry with candy-coated Beach Boys falsettos and pre-afro-Phil Spector production. It’s weightless with gravitas. Gibson might be the techno flavor du jour, but this is the stuff that will mark his place. I found him.”
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12344

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Bell Gardens

Bell Gardens began with just two friends (Kenneth James Gibson and Brian McBride) over many late nights talking and playing for each other the songs that have inspired them over the years. Songs such as the Beach Boy’s Cuddle Up, Jack Nitzsche’s We Have to Stay, and even a Bobby... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Central Presbyterian Church 200 E 8th St

8:30pm

Black Books
Black Books is a 5-piece band from Austin, TX, playing a moody mix of dream pop and southern rock. Though they grew up and learned their instruments together, they only started making music as a band last year with the release of their first 4-song EP, "An Introduction to..." Critics have likened Black Books to a variety of groups from Genesis to My Morning Jacket. Their sound is a fine-tuned blend of warm melodies, steady rhythms, and ethereal vocals. The music has a powerful range as it ebbs and flows from one piece to another.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15061

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Black Books

Five old friends from Austin, Texas. Black Books since 2010, friends since forever. Folks say they sound like a mix of Grandaddy, My Morning Jacket, and Pink Floyd. Their debut EP,"Aquarena," premiered on The Line of Best Fit who called their sound a "wildly inventive and exceptionally... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Dirty Dog Bar 505 E 6th St

8:30pm

Grieves with Budo
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Benjamin Laub better known as Grieves was exposed to music at a young age by his father who would take him to Jazz and Blues clubs. After moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, Grieves began to explore the sounds of Punk Rock and Hip Hop. Completely immersed in the art-form, Grieves truly began honing his craft when he moved to Seattle at 19. After self-releasing his debut album Irreversible in 2007, Grieves took that momentum out on the road developing an ever growing fan base from the west coast to the east coast. While in Seattle, Grieves would eventually hook up with a talented producer and multi-instrumentalist by the name of Budo. In 2008 the duo would hook up and create 15 tracks of sample-free, melody-driven, analog warmth titled 88 Keys & Counting. A combination of singing and rapping is tethered together by guitar, horn, and keyboard driven instrumentals, which carry into the live show. The duo toured this album throughout the United States and Europe, honing their craft while preparing to unleash their latest effort, Together/Apart, to be released in 2011 on Rhymesayers Entertainment.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12562

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Grieves with Budo

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Benjamin Laub better known as Grieves was exposed to music at a young age by his father who would take him to Jazz and Blues clubs. After moving to Fort Collins, Colorado, Grieves began to explore the sounds of Punk Rock and Hip Hop. Completely immersed... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Mohawk Patio 912 Red River St

8:30pm

Lia Ices
True to the ever-present dichotomies that serve as a source of inspiration for her, Lia Ices' emotionally driven and experimental pop music is both avant-garde and timeless. A natural yet refined grace permeates her work: she is a piano herself. Dancing on a finely crafted line between the percussive qualities of her instrument, and the melodic elements within the rhythm of her voice, Ices' music reveals itself as epiphany. With such overt elegance as if from a bygone era, listening to her songs inspires a psychic time slip, and its hard to know if you're wading in the warmest of memories or awed by the invention and glow of new surroundings. The album starts with an inviting whisper on stand-out track "Love is Won", as Ices' vocals "Oh you know I need your mystic mind" are accompanied by solo piano. Less than a minute in, we start to catch a glimpse at the depths of the record as we find ourselves, all of a sudden, in the midst of a swaying, swaggering down tempo soul, punctuated by bass and drum interplay. The quiet moments are very quiet, and the space within them is palpable. On "Lilac," a single voice occupies the intimate yet expansive space generated by sparse acoustic guitar and bass. Such a delicate balance is struck that when slight brushwork enters, its impact is surprisingly startling. The warm directness is perhaps best exemplified in a moment of stand out vocals as Ices sings beseechingly, "For only you, I sing for only you, I sing." Ices' voice floats and flutters around you, like the leaves from trees on a fleeting fall day, and the instrumentation matches that subtle dynamism. Grown Unknown is a walk in the park on a day of carnival, the most beautiful day so far this year. Appearing as a guest vocalist for "Daphne," the only duet on the album, is Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. The magic generated by Ices' and Vernon's voices together is quite simply a powerful thing. Enjoy. Grown Unknown was recorded at The Clubhouse, Rhinebeck, NY, and mixed at Rare Book Room, NY, NY.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13594

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Lia Ices

True to the ever-present dichotomies that serve as a source of inspiration for her, Lia Ices' emotionally driven and experimental pop music is both avant-garde and timeless. A natural yet refined grace permeates her work: she is a piano herself. Dancing on a finely crafted line between... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Red 7 Patio 611 E 7th St

8:30pm

Matt Nathanson
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Matt Nathanson

modern love. an album. a collection of songs. short stories. tied together. peoples stories. about love. about faith in others. or loss of faith in others. everyone i know was going through personal relationship crisis. divorce. affairs. being alone. being newly in love. i was watching... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
ACL Live at The Moody Theater 310 W 2nd St

8:30pm

Moe Green
Critical Praise for Moe Green: Selected as a member of 106 KMEL's Freshmen Class of 2010 (the biggest Bay Area hip-hop station). The rap game is overflowing with aspiring new MCs, all crammed into a single ring fighting for that lone heavyweight title. One particular competitor who has fully dedicated himself to the good fight is 22-year old Moe Green from Vallejo, California. His debut album, Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, is titled after Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson’s first professional ring name and perfectly embodies Moe's place in today’s hip-hop circuit – the newcomer who is one day going to hold the championship belt. “The idea behind Rocky Maivia is the come up,” says Moe. “It’s about stepping into the league with the pros and aiming for the stars.” While his parents spun old school funk, jazz, and, occasionally, hip-hop, Moe's early musical influences stemmed from whatever was popular at the time, not necessarily what hip-hop purists lauded. As part of the TRL generation, Moe incorporates elements of pop music, often draping his impressive verses over the kind of beats most people wouldn’t assume an up-and-coming hip-hop artist would use. Moe’s sound beds range from sparse and blunted (“Ride”) to jazzy (“KIM”), and he’s just as comfortable singing hooks over driving soul-tinged beats (“Search Party”) as he is rapping over electro-house artist Kavinsky’s 80’s soundtrack-like sounds (bonus track “Lights, Camera, Action”) and a drippy, spacey dubstep version of synthpop duo La Roux’s “In The Kill” (“Going For The Kill”). But to this day, Moe’s main source of inspiration comes from his hometown of Vallejo. Tucked away in the San Francisco Bay Area, Vallejo is well documented as the birthplace of rap legends E-40 and Mac Dre, but despite the city's recognition as a hip-hop hot spot, Vallejo is suffering its own fair share of hardships. In 2008, Moe’s hometown became the largest city in the state to file for bankruptcy and continues to struggle from financial adversity. The domino effect of these events has directly affected the morale of his community and motivates Moe to create sincere music that inspires his peers. “After hearing my music, I want people to recognize me as somebody they can relate to because I make honest music,” says Moe who cites the track "Day Dreamer" featuring Ragen Fykes as an example of the honest, everyday emotions expressed in his music. “Everybody hates being broke, hates their job, goes through relationship problems, wants dope shoes and clothes, has guilty pleasures and that's what I rap about.” Like any fighter, years of training, dedication, and discipline are required to claim the top spot. Moe has been training for this his entire life. Having competed in speech and poetry meets growing up, Moe found himself genuinely attracted to the creative freedom music imparted early in his life, even writing rhymes in kindergarten with his childhood best friend and E-40’s son, Droop-E. What initially began as a childhood hobby progressed into a full-blown passion when Moe resolved to make music his life. “I decided to make a career out of music when I realized I wanted to find something to do with my life that didn’t make me hate waking up in the morning,” says Moe who, on the somber "Emerald City," raps about his desire to look back on life happy with his decisions and the conflicts encountered on the road to success. “Growing up, my mom always said she should have been in Hollywood. I don’t want to look back on my life someday and wonder ‘What if’?' I’m ready to fight for my place in hip-hop.” Listeners of Rocky Maiva can expect to hear tales from a young man from a hard hit city trying to find his way in the world the best he can. On growing from Rocky Maivia to one day standing amongst the greats, Moe says, “I need to win a couple belts first. I have to prove that I have the skill to do that and this album is like my wrestling debut.” And so, the journey begins.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13599

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Moe Green

Almost a year ago, Moe Green released Rocky Maivia: Non-Title Match, earning the Vallejo, California native strong reviews and high acclaim, as well as a coveted Show & Prove feature in XXL Magazine to go along with his spot in KMEL’s inaugural Bay Area Freshman 10 class. Despite... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Fuze 505 Neches

8:30pm

Olin & The Moon
Spawning from the jagged, green, and snow crusted mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho the founding members of Olin and the Moon came together at a young age and have played music of all kinds over the years. Singer/Songwriter David LaBrel along with his brother and lead guitarist Travis, joined forces with drummer Marshall Vore to create a strong bond and musical friendship. After moving to Los Angeles the boys met up with Brian McGinnis and Kyle Vicioso to create the final lineup of Olin and the Moon. After several years of writing, recording, and playing lots of booze-filled shows, the boys got back in the studio and recorded their newest album “Terrible Town”. The album, relesed in May 2009, is a poignant look at a small town band coming out to the big city, and showcases Olin and the Moon’s best material to date. Finally at a time when authenticity seems to be a thing of the past, Olin and the Moon bring together a rawness and passion in their music that can only be attributed to one too many beers and an endearing hope that a good song can cure even the worst hang over. Always busy, Olin and the Moon is putting the final touches on another full length album entitled “Footsteps” due out in October 2010. Perhaps the best record yet, “Footsteps” has already received licenses from CW’s hit show One Tree Hill even prior to being finished. Building on their already established style, Olin and the Moon continues to create fantastic songs and more and more people are catching on. “Really proficient alt‐country. Their set of soundtrack‐ready songs flowed surprisingly well – lead singer David LaBrel sounds a bit like Soul Asylum’s David Pirner, but the songs echo a liHle more Neil Young.” Lilleshan Bose – OC Weekly “This album’s like a beer. SomeOmes you cry in it; someOmes you raise your glass. While hardly starying from country formula, tugs at your heart like a prairie sunset.” Kevin Bronson – Buzz Bands
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12524

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Olin & The Moon

Spawning from the jagged, green, and snow crusted mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho the founding members of Olin and the Moon came together at a young age and have played music of all kinds over the years. Singer/Songwriter David LaBrel along with his brother and lead guitarist Travis... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Black & Tan 405 E 7th St

8:40pm

Husalah
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:40pm - 9:40pm
Venue 222 222 E 6th St

8:45pm

8:45pm

MED
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Mohammed

The west coast MC called Medaphoar is known lately by the first three letters of his name: M to the E to the D. Three short letters for a long-awaited, full-length album which arrived at long last in 2005. Why the hold up? Heads have been checking for more heat from young MED for... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:45pm - 9:45pm
Kiss & Fly 404 Colorado St

8:50pm

Moja
moja; Haruhiko (bass&voice) Masumi (drum) A band from TOKYO, JAPAN Haruhiko Higuchi and Masumi Sakurai AKA Moja have been making sonic indentations on fans worldwide with their original sound. The band has perfected the art of producing maximum decibel output from the vertex of two turbulent rock musicians. This output can at least be partially attributed to the unique relationship of founding members Higuchi (bass/vocals) and Sakurai(drums) who originally met in as members of a 4 piece band, Gorilla. In 2006, both were taken aback when both the singer and lead guitarist suddenly left. Undeterred, Higuchi and Sakurai vowed to continue on as a duo and laid the foundation out for what would be Moja's signature sound today, first on the streets and in budget studios and then in Tokyo livehouses. The band quickly gained a following both from their music and a quirky tendency to set up and play in the middle of the audience. Their first international event was the M.E.A.N.Y. FEST 2007 in New York's Knitting Factory and bigger things would be soon to come. Though they played internationally before, their real introduction on the global stage came in December of 2007 when Moja finished 3rd in the G.B.O.B. (Global Battle of the Bands) final in London. Suddenly the world was aware of this duo from Tokyo and doors opened everywhere. They performed in Japan’s Summer Sonic, Canada’s Envol Et Macadam & NXNE, Italy’s Italia Wave, as well as locations in New York, Toronto, Liverpool, and Hong Kong. With 2008 came the release of their debut CD “Moja” The band is currently working on their second album and preparing to take stage in 2011’s SXSW. Fans everywhere should be waiting in eager anticipation.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS10891

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Moja

moja; Haruhiko (bass&voice) Masumi (drum) A band from TOKYO, JAPAN Haruhiko Higuchi and Masumi Sakurai AKA Moja have been making sonic indentations on fans worldwide with their original sound. The band has perfected the art of producing maximum decibel output from the vertex of two... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:50pm - 9:50pm
Headhunters 720 Red River St (8th St Entrance)

8:50pm

The Echocentrics
The Echocentrics is a new project of psychedelic, cinematic and dusty soul produced by Adrian Quesada. Loads of spring reverb, psyched out farfisa organs and heavy drums back soulful vocals sung in English, Spanish and Portuguese by Tita Lima from Brazil and Natalia Clavier from Brooklyn, NY via Argentina. Out on Ubiquity Records April '11.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14005

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The Echocentrics

The Echocentrics is a new project of psychedelic, cinematic and dusty soul produced by Adrian Quesada. Loads of spring reverb, psyched out farfisa organs and heavy drums back soulful vocals sung in English, Spanish and Portuguese by Tita Lima from Brazil and Natalia Clavier from Brooklyn... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 8:50pm - 9:50pm
Scoot Inn 1308 E. 4th St.

9:00pm

Adam & Alma
Adam & Alma is a young electro duo from Stockholm, Sweden. The duo consists of Ellen Arkbro and Johan Graden and was formed in the spring of 2009, only a couple of months after their very first meeting. They released the EP Back to the sea in March this year. The EP is a collection of the first songs they made together. Right after the release, you were able to hear their songs on the Swedish radio. Adam & Alma recently received a great fellowship, from the Swedish Society STIM, to work with a full length album. They are now collaborating with the South American pop-producer Juan Campodónico (Bajofondo Tango Club) and will guest on his first solo album.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13894

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Adam & Alma

Adam & Alma is a young electro duo from Stockholm, Sweden. The duo consists of Ellen Arkbro and Johan Graden and was formed in the spring of 2009, only a couple of months after their very first meeting. They released the EP Back to the sea in March this year. The EP is a collection... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Soho Lounge 217 E. 6th St.

9:00pm

Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer
Texas claims Amber Digby, but her roots (both musically and geographically) lie in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in the birthplace of Country Music, Amber comes from a long line of Classic Country Music Royalty. Amber's father is Dennis Digby, longtime bass player in the Coal Miners, Loretta Lynn's road band. Amber's mother, Dee, was a backup singer for artists such as Connie Smith. Amber's stepfather, Dicky Overbey, is a steel guitar legend who recorded and performed with Faron Young, Connie Smith, Hank Williams, Jr., Ronnie Milsap, and Johnny Bush. And Amber is the niece of Darrell McCall, who garnered a #1 hit when he wrote 'Eleven Roses', on top of his own solo top 40 hits. Although Amber is certainly in the family business, she is breaking ground in modern country music. In December, 2009, she released her 4th CD, 'Another Way to Live', with Heart of Texas Records. Following on the heels of 3 critically successful releases, the most recent CD showcases Amber's newest venture into songwriting. In addition to the songs on this new CD, Amber is writing with some of the best songwriters in Nashville including Grammy nominee Odie Blackmon, hitmaker Dale Dodson, and Grammy Award winning, Country Music Hall of Famer, Vince Gill. While Amber has toured internationally, playing at festivals in Sweden, Australia, Norway and France, she now has the Grand Ole Opry to her credit. Debuting on December 19, 2009, Amber was introduced and backed by the great Ronnie Milsap. Amber has made a name for herself with top critics, radio and fans alike as the top female vocalist in music dedicated to country music tradition. But her star is rising in a direction of country music originality...writing songs that echo the themes and melodies of country music roots, while expressing the heart of a young woman in a modern world.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15023

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Amber Digby & Midnight Flyer

Texas claims Amber Digby, but her roots (both musically and geographically) lie in Nashville, TN. Born and raised in the birthplace of Country Music, Amber comes from a long line of Classic Country Music Royalty. Amber's father is Dennis Digby, longtime bass player in the Coal Miners... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Continental Club 1315 S Congress Ave

9:00pm

B L A C K I E All Caps, With Spaces
Michael LaCour (born 1987 in Houston, Texas), known by his stage name as B L A C K I E... All Caps, With Spaces is an American rapper and record producer. His music is an array of Noise, Hardcore Punk, Southern Rap, and U.K. Grime. This combination of influences has led him to be labeled as the founder of American Grime.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13024


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Barcelona 209 E 6th St

9:00pm

Bikini
Bikini is Nigel Diamond and Olivier Olivier. Their music is like Salinger on MDMA. Diamond is originally from Miami and Olivier was classically trained at the Royal Conservatory. Olivier Olivier is the son of the late Indian poet Fateh Bains and moved to Canada where he attended Glen-Lyon Norfolk School, a school chosen for its musical program affiliated with the Royal Conservatory of Music. It was here Olivier met Nigel Diamond, who was sent down after he was expelled from his previous school. It wasn’t until after Glen-Lyon Norfolk that the two began to make music together. Olivier composes all the melodies in the fall of each year, drawing his inspiration from the poetry he writes during the summer. He records vocals, exports all his drafts without titles or form to Diamond. Diamond spends the following spring arranging Olivier's melodies, rhythm sequences and vocal treatments – adding his own lines. The result is a finished record. Nothing is sent back to Olivier. The songs are sent from Diamond to be mastered and released.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14733

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Bikini

Bikini is Nigel Diamond and Olivier Olivier. Their music is like Salinger on MDMA. Diamond is originally from Miami and Olivier was classically trained at the Royal Conservatory. Olivier Olivier is the son of the late Indian poet Fateh Bains and moved to Canada where he attended Glen-Lyon... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Windish Agency House @ ND 501 N IH 35

9:00pm

Brother
BROTHER Manifesto: We're really unique and interesting, seriously! We like all types of underground bands that nobody else has ever heard of, and we love all the really really indie movies that only like five hundred people in the whole nation have seen! Oh yeah, and we love foreign films, not the fun or interesting ones, the ones that make you think! ...and let's see...what else... we've read all these books, books that you've never even heard of, books that have started revolutions! We're revolutionaries! ...and let's see... we're not very political, but we hate George W Bush! and we hate Michael Moore too! Let's see... we love the outdoors and we love doing adventurous things, oh yeah, we love travelling too! And we love exotic foods, and did I mention we love travelling? We just want to visit the world!!! .....did somebody say tongue in cheek?
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12689

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Brother

BROTHER Manifesto: We're really unique and interesting, seriously! We like all types of underground bands that nobody else has ever heard of, and we love all the really really indie movies that only like five hundred people in the whole nation have seen! Oh yeah, and we love foreign... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Latitude 30 512 San Jacinto

9:00pm

Cheyenne Marie Mize
It’s a challenge not to fall in love with Cheyenne Marie Mize. Whimsical, haunting, dreamlike folk that’s dynamic and eschews the traditional folk formulae, her debut, Before Lately, is an amalgamation of contradictions – rugged and gentle, innocent and forlorn, spacious and intimate, desolate and uplifting. Guitar, piano, bells, occasional percussion, and honey-tinged vocals make up this simple, immaculate collection of vintage torch ballads, engrossed in twinkling bucolic imagery that showcases a soul twice her age. Mize’s talent certainly did not go unnoticed. While Mize is no stranger to her hometown of Louisville by way of her other bands, Arnett Hollow and the Carter Family-channeling Maiden Radio, she introduced herself internationally on the 10″ release Among the Gold with Bonnie “Prince” Billy – a collection of late 19th century American parlor music handpicked by Mize and Oldham. Mize continued her alliance with Ben Sollee as a major player in the Dear Companion tour supporting Ben and Daniel Martin Moore’s collaborative Sub Pop release in early 2010. More importantly, 2010 is the year in which Mize takes the front of the stage supporting her amazing solo debut. The challenge is on, but Mize will be hard to avoid in the near future.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13443

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Cheyenne Marie Mize

Whimsical, haunting, dreamlike music that eschews the traditional formulae, Cheyenne Marie Mize presents a rainbow of juxtapositions. Her 2010 debut, Before Lately, has been described as rugged and gentle, spacious and intimate, desolate and uplifting. The New York Times went on to... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Momo's 618 West 6th St

9:00pm

Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI and earned a degree in music from his hometown school, the University of Michigan, in 1997. Six years in San Francisco followed, then another four in Brooklyn, NY. Over this time, he developed his unique solo voice on saxophones and clarinets, culminating in the release of the album New History Warfare Vol. 1″ on Agoo Records in 2008. Stetson now resides in Montreal, QC, and performs regularly on assorted saxohones, clarinets, cornet, french horn and flute. His latest solo record New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges' will be released Feb. 22, 2011 on Constellation. Aside from his work as a soloist, Stetson has brought his talents to the stage and studio with dozens of artists over the past decade, including Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, Feist, Bon Iver, Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Jolie Holland, Sinead O'Connor, LCD Soundsystem, The National, Angelique Kidjo, and Anthony Braxton. Colin is a regular member of the bands Sway Machinery and Bell Orchestre and will be a touring member of Bon Iver in support of their new record in 2011, on which he also appears.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15198

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Colin Stetson

Colin Stetson was born and raised in Ann Arbor, MI and earned a degree in music from his hometown school, the University of Michigan, in 1997. Six years in San Francisco followed, then another four in Brooklyn, NY. Over this time, he developed his unique solo voice on saxophones and... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Stephen F's Bar 701 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Colourmusic
“I don’t want to say too much about how we did it,” explains singer/guitarist Ryan Hendrix, “But we researched fornication tempos and started writing the music with these rhythms in mind.” Welcome to the beautifully strange world of Colourmusic, a place where concept albums—an LP named My _____ is Pink in this case—have nothing to do with structured narratives or loosely-linked lyrics. More like musical walls that must be climbed, whether that means shunning acoustic guitars or modeling the rhythm section of some songs after metronomic sex acts. Which isn’t as titillating as it sounds. The way Hendrix sees it, “We wanted to focus on human sexuality and reproduction. Not in terms of turning people on; from a point of view of fear and anxiety, and how it’s the prominent decision-making force in many people’s lives.” That explains a couple things, starting with My _____ is Pink’s actual sound. Rounded out by bassist Colin Fleishacker, drummer Nicholas Ley, and guitarist Nick Turner, Colourmusic’s new material amounts to an ever-evolving mass of melancholic melodies, gauzy vocals, shifty beats, and monophonic musical structures ( or something else I don't like connotation of powerchord). Not to mention glimpses of agnostic gospel grooves (“You For Leaving Me”), hip-shaking R&B (“Feels Good To Wear”), acid-drenched pop (“Tog”), and Bladerunner-inspired psych (“Pororoca,” which means—quite tellingly—“great destructive noise” in many parts of South America). And then there’s “The Little Death,” a five-part foray into the outer realm of sandblasted rock, subterranean drone tones, and the kind of headphone-ready hooks that cause weak-willed speakers to spontaneously combust. Like a yellow brick road to the second circle of hell (lust, if you haven’t visited Dante’s Inferno in a while), it’s a ten-minute guide to what makes Colourmusic tick. Well, sort of. Truth be told, the Oklahoma-based band isn’t spelling anything out. “If you write a song that’s too literal, it dates it,” explains Hendrix. “We’d rather make things a little more subconscious. It gives a song a longer life span because you never know what’s really going on.” “The music tells us what the song is going to be about,” says Hendrix. “Once we have a drum beat, it’s alive. And once we come back to it, it’s basically beckoning us to finish it.”
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11738

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Colourmusic

In keeping with their single minded voyaging between disparate sonic realms, Colourmusic’s greatest influence has always been their own intuition. Take new album May You Marry Rich, released via Memphis Industries on March 24th, described by co-founder, vocalist and guitarist Ryan... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Friends 208 E. 6th St.

9:00pm

Connor Hanwick
Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Beauty Bar 617 E 7th St

9:00pm

Cooley Fly
Kiss my Convere...Cooley Fly's first official release.OUT NOW
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15219


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Kiss & Fly 404 Colorado St

9:00pm

Country Mice
Country Mice front man Jason Rueger grew up on a farm in rural Kansas passed down through three generations of his family. With headphones on, he walked the path, bruised his hands and squinted his eyes in the sun, but music, above all else, made him whole. Looking out from his window, he set his sights for something different than the dirt and milo that stung his eyes and cut his hands. Jason fought against the gravity-pull of hometown and, with all the joy and pain of letting go, moved to Brooklyn. Here, he met Ben Bullington (guitar), Kurt Kuehn (drums) and Mike Feldman (bass), who, being from Kansas, Wisconsin and upstate New York, also shared a comfort in displacement and they quickly banded with Rueger. As Country Mice, they rallied together to craft apocalyptic ballads through amplifier hazes that thicken into funnel clouds, drums that stomp-clap sedately before the storm peaks, and bass tones that thicken the bloodstream. Jason draws on his small town rearing with sophistication beyond the ordinarily romantic and reductive Americana troubadour, and his songwriting is anything but dime a dozen. You can hear strong traces of Neil Young and Wilco mixed into their modern experimental guitar sounds that any fan of mid-90’s Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. would love. Together they cut their teeth among the other hardworking bands of Brooklyn's fast-paced scene. To date, the band has released two formative 7" singles and a limited edition cassette on Brooklyn-based indie labels and now they are ready to unleash their debut album,"Twister," on Wao Wao Records. This is a record that sonically chisels through the calloused shell of glossy rock & roll to find the dissonant live wire beneath and play it for all its worth. It tells a tale of strained memory: the hardships, joys, and love of growing up in a small town in the Midwest, with the hopes and dreams of traveling the world – a record for every kid seeing the big world from his small bedroom window. Wao Wao Records (www.myspace.com/waowaorecords) is run by Toby Rascal and Hbear, two members of Kanine Records (www.kaninerecords.com), out of the basement of the Kanine Records headquarters, normally referred to as the Doghouse. Toby and Hbear formed Wao Wao Records to start releasing records by Country Mice the day they heard a lo-fi mp3 off of a 4-track demo that Jason, Ben and Kurt did in their practice space. They instantly knew then and there, that these three had something special and they wanted to be a part of it. “I instantly fell in love with their scratchy guitar sounds. It reminded of the joys of digging up a lost bone on a warm spring day. While their guitars feed back off of his homemade amp, Jason gives off a classically lost vocal style that gives way to a whole new take on a long lost 90’s indie sound.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14278

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Country Mice

Country Mice front man Jason Rueger grew up on a farm in rural Kansas passed down through three generations of his family. With headphones on, he walked the path, bruised his hands and squinted his eyes in the sun, but music, above all else, made him whole. Looking out from his window... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Skinny's Ballroom 115 San Jacinto Blvd

9:00pm

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr
Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is a project started by two professional men of music and leisure (Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott). Building ground-up, recording in a basement without the benefit of expensive microphones or big-name producers, while also building top-down with the use of drum machines and samplers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. create what Real Detroit Weekly called "trippy, ethereal hip-hop/folk...it's a weird combination that is delicious to the ear."
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11552

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Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr

Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr is a project started by two professional men of music and leisure (Joshua Epstein and Daniel Zott). Building ground-up, recording in a basement without the benefit of expensive microphones or big-name producers, while also building top-down with the use of drum... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Phoenix 409 Colorado St

9:00pm

Dan Dyer
Soul-folk singer-songwriter Dan Dyer has been a fixture on the Austin music scene since the late 90s, when he was frontman for the much heralded blues-rock outfit, Breedlove. For his debut solo album, "...Of What Lies Beneath", (2004) Dyer headed to New York City and Miami to collaborate with veteran rock legend Lenny Kravitz, who produced and released the record on Kravitz’s own Reprise imprint label, Roxie Records. Dyer then returned to Austin, his musical birthplace, to record and release his 2008 self–titled album, a soul-revivalist recording produced by David Boyle in an old snake-charmer church turned studio on the east side of Austin. It was named one of the top 10 local albums of the year by both the Austin American Statesman and The Austin Chronicle, and climbed to the #3 R&B spot on iTunes within a week of its digital release. The Chronicle called it "a blue-ribbon disc. At once joyous, creative and satisfying, Dyer channels 1970s era Hathaway and Wonder with modern panache and without a hint of mimicry." Dyer’s voice and live performance intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends. The audience is treated to a special brand of commotion as Dyer switches from piano to guitar, sometimes performing with a boyish grin, and other times with a perspiring concentration. He has toured the US extensively, in support of his own releases, and alongside artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Corinne Bailey Rae, Rufus Wainwright, Laura Izibor, Ledisi, and others. He has also been invited to perform at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Essence Music Festival, Voodoo Music Experience, and New Orleans Jazz Fest's Annual Piano Night at the House of Blues.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11335

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Dan Dyer

Discovering his musical voice in his late teens, Dan Dyer quickly rose to prominence in Austin during the late 90’s with the band Breedlove. After touring with Breedlove, Dyer found his way into commercial songwriting, with songs placed in marketing campaigns for Budweiser, Chevrolet... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Speakeasy 412 Congress Ave #D

9:00pm

Dead Sara
MUSIC HISTORY IS RICH WITH ROCK BANDS FRONTED BY DYNAMIC DUOS. LOOKING TO CARRY ON THIS VITAL YIN AND YANG TRADITION (MINUS THE DRAMA SUCH CHEMISTRY OFTEN FUELS) ARE SINGER EMILY ARMSTRONG AND GUITARIST SIOUXSIE MEDLEY, WHO FRONT LOS ANGELES' DEAD SARA - AN ELECTRIFYING ROCK OUTFIT WHOSE SUPERCHARGED MUSIC IS PROPELLED BY MEDLEY'S MONSTER RIFFS AND ARMSTRONG'S WAILING, PASSIONATE VOCALS. THE TWO MUSICIANS ARE A STUDY IN CONTRAST ONSTAGE: MEDLEY REMAINS ROOTED IN PLACE - A SOLID, STEADY ANCHOR FOR ARMSTRONG'S ALMOST UNHINGED PERFORMANCES. A SKILLED VOCAL STYLIST WHO CAN HANDLE BLUES, SOUL, AND FOLK-ROCK WITH EQUAL APLOMB, ARMSTRONG WILL UNLEASH A GUTTURAL HOWL ONE MINUTE AND TRILL AS PRETTY AS A SONGBIRD THE NEXT. DEAD SARA IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT FROM A YOUNG, HUNGRY ROCK BAND: UNPREDICTABLE AND ENIGMATIC, AND LOOKING TO MAKE AN EXPLOSIVE SONIC AND EMOTIONAL IMPACT. DEAD SARA, WHICH ALSO INCLUDES BASSIST CHRIS NULL AND DRUMMER SEAN FRIDAY, FUNNEL THE FEROCIOUS SPECTACLE OF THEIR LIVE SHOW INTO THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM, WHICH THEY ARE RELEASING THIS SPRING. PRODUCED BY NOAH SHAIN, THE ALBUM IS A VERSATILE SHOWCASE FOR THE BAND'S TALENT, VEERING EFFORTLESSLY FROM MELODIC, SOARING TUNES ('WE ARE WHAT YOU SAY,' 'WHISPERS & ASHES') TO BRUISED POWER BALLADS ('DEAR LOVE,' 'FACE TO FACE') TO FIERCE, HEAVY STOMPERS ('TIMED BLUES,' 'TEST MY PATIENCE,' 'WEATHERMAN'). 'THAT DIVERSITY IS WHAT'S HONEST AND REAL TO US,' MEDLEY SAYS. 'WE LOVE CLASSIC ROCK, BLUES, FOLK, METAL, PUNK, GOSPEL, ALL OF IT, SO WE DIDN'T WANT TO PUT RESTRICTIONS ON OURSELVES GENRE-WISE. WE JUST KNEW WE WANTED THE MUSIC TO SOUND REALLY RAW AND PRIMAL, EVEN A BIT UNSETTLING.' LYRICALLY, MANY OF DEAD SARA'S SONGS ARE SURVIVAL ANTHEMS INFORMED BY THEIR STRUGGLE TO STAY TRUE TO THEIR VISION OF BEING A POWERFUL, UNCOMPROMISING FEMALE-FRONTED ROCK BAND. ARMSTRONG AND MEDLEY MET AS MUSIC-OBSESSED TEENAGERS GROWING UP IN LOS ANGELES AND HAVE BEEN PLAYING TOGETHER IN ONE CAPACITY OR ANOTHER EVER SINCE. ALONG THE WAY, THEY ENCOUNTERED VARIOUS INDUSTRY PEOPLE, INCLUDING INTERESTED MAJOR-LABEL EXECUTIVES, WHO SUGGESTED THEY DEVELOP A MORE POP-FRIENDLY SOUND. 'IT WAS DIFFICULT TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE'S IDEAS ABOUT WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING,' ARMSTRONG SAYS. 'I ENDED UP SHUTTING MYSELF OFF FROM EVERYONE AND FEELING REALLY CRUSHED. I DIDN'T REALLY COME OUT OF IT UNTIL SOME OF MY CLOSE FRIENDS AND FANS OF THE BAND EXPRESSED CONCERN, SAYING 'WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? YOU CAN'T GIVE UP.'' THAT EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE FUELS DEAD SARA'S FIRST SINGLE, 'WE ARE WHAT YOU SAY,' IN WHICH ARMSTRONG (WHO WRITES THE BAND'S LYRICS) SINGS: 'I LOST MYSELF SOMEWHERE I NEVER WANTED TO BE. NOW IT'S TIME TO START ALL OVER. WE WERE HELD TO THE LIGHT BUT WE NEVER WENT BLIND. YOU CAN'T BACK DOWN, KID. WE ARE WHAT YOU SAY. WE ARE NOT WHAT YOU THINK.' IRONICALLY, 'WE ARE WHAT YOU SAY' IS DEAD SARA'S POPPIEST SONG, 'THOUGH IT'S STILL KIND OF GNARLY AND SLEAZY,' MEDLEY NOTES. 'IT'S LIKE, 'HEY, YOU WANT POP? THIS IS OUR POP, SO FUCK OFF.'' ADDS ARMSTRONG: 'THAT SONG DISTILLS A LOT OF WHAT WE'RE ABOUT. IT'S MELODIC AND ACCESSIBLE, BUT STILL INTENSE AND UNRULY. WE'VE PUT UP QUITE A FIGHT TO BE WHO WE ARE, AND I THINK YOU CAN HEAR IT IN THE MUSIC.'
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14849

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Dead Sara

Rising Los Angeles rock band Dead Sara have recently signed to Epic Records. As they gear up to release their second single “Lemon Scent,” which they will perform in an episode of CW’s The Vampire Diaries airing March 21st, the band hits the road with Muse in February as support... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Marq 422 N Congress Ave

9:00pm

DELS
In an era of homogeneous hip hop, the music of Kieren Dickins ' better known as his on-stage alter ego DELS ' comes as a breath of proverbial fresh air. DELS' signature sound belies a truly eclectic range of musical influences, from his days in a two-step garage band as a teenager, to a long-standing creative partnership with Joe Goddard from electro-pop wonder team Hot Chip. The resulting product is a unique mishmash of squelchy bass lines, tinkering keys, syncopated drums and the occasional steel pan, all juxtaposed by DELS' infectiously languid flow. It's a sound that is fast gaining recognition amongst music heads the world over, and has seen DELS tour Europe with Hip Hop eccentrics Yo! Majesty, and play at festivals including Glastonbury, Transmusicales and Big Chill. Having featured heavily on the acclaimed 'Kwesachu' mixtape by production wunderkinds Micachu and Kwes, DELS has just put the final touches to his debut album (produced by Joe Goddard, kwes and Micachu), 'Gob' due for release later this year.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14876

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DELS

In an era of homogeneous hip hop, the music of Kieren Dickins ' better known as his on-stage alter ego DELS ' comes as a breath of proverbial fresh air. DELS' signature sound belies a truly eclectic range of musical influences, from his days in a two-step garage band as a teenager... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Beauty Bar 617 E 7th St

9:00pm

Dikes of Holland
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Dikes of Holland

Austin locals, Dikes of Holland, uniquely blended style of garage rock and post punk results in a raucous live presence. Fresh off a tour of the northeast, DOH return home to continue work on their third upcoming full-length LP in anticipation for a European tour this fall.http... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
BD Riley's 204 E 6th St

9:00pm

Dinosaur Feathers
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Dinosaur Feathers

With Whistle Tips, Brooklyn, NY quartet Dinosaur Feathers flee from the tropics of their debut, 2009’s Fantasy Memorial, and push themselves into hitherto unexplored and ultimately rewarding new territories. Once tethered to a drum machine, the addition of drummer Nick Brooks provides... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maggie Mae's Rooftop 323 E 6th St

9:00pm

DJ Teraoka and the Revolution
DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION is a band of powerful digital rock presented by three members covering their faces with Jason's hockey mask and skull mask. They were formed in 2004. The threesome, Vocal/Bassist/Programing:Dj teraoka, and guitarist:Imai, and drummer Tsune. They were inspired directly by rock, punk, garege, alternative rock, heavymetal, and techno. The sound is full of a preeminent digital sound and groove. It changes any hall into the "Disco Teraoka of the near future" in an instant.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS10962

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DJ Teraoka and the Revolution

DJ TERAOKA AND THE REVOLUTION is a band of powerful digital rock presented by three members covering their faces with Jason's hockey mask and skull mask. They were formed in 2004. The threesome, Vocal/Bassist/Programing:Dj teraoka, and guitarist:Imai, and drummer Tsune. They were... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Hideout 617 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Droop-E
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Fuze 505 Neches

9:00pm

Eagle Claw
Weighing in at 700 pounds, two guitars, a bass and drums, Austin, Tx’s instruMetal outfit EAGLE CLAW is; Matt Rade, Michael Gonzalez, Luther Smalls and Bart Butler. Formed in the fall of 2007, the band started gaining momentum quickly when their Demo “Bastard Usurper” first infiltrated Austin’s music scene. This was followed up by their first official release entitled “Poacher”, which features 9 tracks that propels the listener through a dualistic soundscape of the void and the light. As it stands, the band predominantly shreds the Texas area, but is currently scheduling their next tour for April of 2011.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14663

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Eagle Claw

Austin TX's instruMETAL outfit EAGLE CLAW plays heavy, loud music. Formed in the fall of 2007, the band started gaining momentum when their Demo "Bastard Usurper" first infiltrated Austin's music scene and was quickly followed up by their official release entitled "Poacher." Comprised... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Ale House 310 E 6th St (Alley Entrance)

9:00pm

Eternal Summers
Eternal Summers will detonate your chill vibe. While you’ve no doubt spent the hot months absorbing ultraviolets and soaking up beachy sounds, Nicole Yun and Daniel Cundiff have been cutting loose in the back woods, creating their fuzziest, jangliest statement yet: Silver, out on Fall 2010 on Kanine. The inland duo’s music comes out of the forests of Roanoke, VA, where the mountain vistas are inspiring but the scene is mostly cover bands. Both members are a part of the Magic Twig Community, a collective of nine like-minded musicians that cherish boundless creativity and weirdo indie pop. When Yun, who sings and plays guitar, moved to Roanoke, she originally played with another drummer, but when he bailed before a gig, Cundiff jumped in. What resulted was something very, very punk, and Yun and Cundiff knew they had the right musical chemistry. That’s when Eternal Summers was born. Feeling no need to flesh out their lineup, the duo decided to treat the open spaces as an instrument. When they call it dream punk, they’re only partially joking. Taut, hooky and often wide-open, their sound is simple but it takes up room. They employ the quietest quiets and the loudest louds—from hazy, clanging reveries to rapid No Wave squalls. They’ve received adoring write-ups since the release of their self-titled debut EP, available on 10-inch vinyl: Pitchfork called “Lightswitch” a song “you need to hear now” and posted the “also-awesome” “Fall Straight Back.” The band has since played with the likes of Harlem, Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Beach Fossils, Surfer Blood and Wild Nothing to name a few. On Silver, Eternal Summers has streamlined and then leaped beyond their original sound. Where the EP was sun-drenched and simple, Silver is far-reaching and ambitious despite its minimalist drums-and-guitar cast. The album mixes 90-second fist-pumpers and dreamy, six-minute meditations, noisy highs, and uncomfortably quiet hums. Silver captures the energy of their live shows–which has inspired the lead single “Pogo”–and calls to mind early indie legends like the Raincoats, Galaxie 500, Beat Happening, and Unrest.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11129

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Eternal Summers

Forming in the ancient lands of Roanoke Virginia, Eternal Summers began as a 2 piece minimal pop project that incorporated post punk and pop elements. Fronted by Nicole Yun (guitar) and backed by Daniel Cundiff (drums). The duo toured the U.S and released several E.P.s and a full... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Beauty Bar-Palm Door 401 Sabine St

9:00pm

Fidlar
The loud, garagey, rock 'n' roll sounds of FIDLAR hit you like that first rip of weed you took during class in the bathroom at high school. Raised on early 80's west coast punk, Zac Carper and Elvis Kuehn write trashy nuggets with a melodic CCR sensibility. Based in Highland Park, where they record demos and make weird youtube videos for every song they have, these dudes blend the brattiness of Redd Kross and the party mentality of Black Lips to form their own sound that is FIDLAR.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS14913

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Fidlar

"Thanks for coming, man. Want some bum juice?" "What the fuck is in this shit?" "Tampico and Everclear. It's pretty gross." When they started in 2009, seeing FIDLAR meant showing up to a house party and eventually having this exchange with one of them. Zac Carper, The bands guitarist... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Parish 214C E 6th St

9:00pm

Furland
Furland is: Silva! = Guitar, banjo, harmonica and lead voice. gü! = Bass, contrabass, acoustic bass and chorus. Jacinto = Synths, melodic and chorus. Ricardo = Drum and chorus. Furland sounds like: Cosmic Folk Pop Biography: Furland is an indie pop band from Mexico City formed in 2006. The band iniciated while the four of them were studying music at the music academy Fermatta. Back then the band only had two members, but at the end of that year the four of them become one experimental pop project and released their first EP called A Casa Voy with Emi Music. From this first album two singles got released “Lámpara de Lava” and “Tour de France”, but their very first song ever listened was “Robot”, part of the ¿Cuál es tu rock? independent compilations. Furland creates new worlds were La Bola de Pasto (The Grass Ball) lives, this is actually a ball made of grass that lives in Furland, a far far away magic and cosmic land were the members of the band get inspired to write their songs. This sound and style created by Furland also has other important influences as Super Furry Animals, Wilco, The Beatles, Flaming Lips, Supergrass, Doves and many other bands. Furland in stage with: The band has had the oportunity of sharing the stage with internacional and mexican bands such as Razorlight, The Whitest Boy Alive, José Gonzalez, Chetes, Joselo, Bengala, Liquits, Ely Guerra, Porter, Hello Seahorse, Austin Tv, Volovan, Zoe, Café Tacvba among others. Furland has also participated in some festivals like Neurosis Colectiva and Vive Latino. Furland sound has neither virtuosity nor complex levels on it´s composition, it is merely an orchestral pop with melodies and ambients combined with sentimental lyrics which can move from love to music to a nostalgia migration to a new planet.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS11036

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Furland

Furland is: Silva! = Guitar, banjo, harmonica and lead voice. gü! = Bass, contrabass, acoustic bass and chorus. Jacinto = Synths, melodic and chorus. Ricardo = Drum and chorus. Furland sounds like: Cosmic Folk Pop Biography: Furland is an indie pop band from Mexico City formed in... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Elysium 705 Red River St 78701

9:00pm

Go Back To The Zoo
Go Back to the Zoo is an Amsterdam-based band. Brothers Teun (guitar) and Cas (vocals) had been playing together since they were little kids, when one day they decided they needed a drummer. They called their friend Bram and told him the good news, and so Bram became the drummer. A while later they met a nice guy while standing in the waiting line for a Strokes concert. His name was Lars, and Cas, Teun and Bram decided that Lars should be the bass player. Lars, who had never touched a bass guitar in his life, liked the idea and started practicing like crazy. And so Go Back to the Zoo was born. 
 From that moment on they have been writing songs in a dusty old cellar (that also stored a collection of mounted animals). All across the Netherlands Go Back to the Zoo performed their songs, and all across the Netherlands the people liked it. In 2009 they released their first single Beam Me Up which was used by Nike for a worldwide campaign and after that, things went quick. Go Back to the Zoo got singed to Universal Music and ‘Beam me up’ was released officially. Their next singles 'Electric' and 'Hey Dj in 2010 became 'Megahit' on Hollands biggest pop/rock radiostation 3FM. On 13 august they released their debut-album 'Benny Blisto' and it entered the charts at number 3.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13828

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Go Back To The Zoo

Biography Go Back to the Zoo are from Amsterdam. At a tender age brothers Teun (Guitar) and Cas (Vocals) were given a Guns ‘n’ Roses record by their grandmother and they have been making music ever since. Meeting Drummer Bram at high school and completing their line-up by discovering... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Valhalla 710 Red River St

9:00pm

Hollerado
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Antone's 213 W. 5th St.

9:00pm

Houses
“I got laid off from my job at the end of last year and decided I needed a change. My girlfriend put in her two weeks and we moved out to a little cabin in Papaikou, Hawaii. It’s a pretty remote place outside of Hilo (i.e no plumbing/electricity/gas). We worked for meals during the day cultivating indigenous microorganisms and learning the basics of sustainable living. We drank showered and cooked with rain water. It was a beautifully simple experience. In our downtime, she would paint and I would record. We’d have to light candles in an effort to save solar power to keep my computer running. We inspired each other a lot out there, and I think it shows on the album. She sings on a lot of the tracks on All Night. The music comes from a place of love and ease. The video for Endless Spring was shot there in our spare time, and the music was sketched out loosely over the course of a few months. We just kind of melted into one person. We were able to keep our heads above water for a few months before we both went broke and moved back to Chicago last month. I put together all the arrangements and field recordings over the last few weeks, and that became All Night. “
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS12006

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Houses

Originally from Chicago, Houses is Dexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina. They formed in 2010 after a 3 month stint in Papaikou Hawaii living off the land . With no modern conveniences the couple worked for meals during the day cultivating indigenous microorganisms and learning the... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maggie Mae's Gibson Room 512 Trinity St

9:00pm

Innerpartysystem
To call Innerpartysystem's "Never Be Content" epic might be an understatement. Sonically huge and thematically expansive, its origins comprise a saga as well. The EP is the story of a band lost and found, a mission refined. The EP tracks a movement, a survey from a space of uncertainty and flux to one of artistic surety and contentment. Its nominal paradox ' contentment found through never arriving at a static state of satisfaction -- is reflected in the perfectly calibrated tension and release of the six songs contained therein, with as many sneers as messages, a well-earned rest for every barrage of beats. After two years relentlessly touring behind their self-titled major label debut, Innerpartysystem returned to their Mohnton, Pennsylvania home depleted, seeking refuge in the band house. œWe were definitely in a place at the end of 2009, wondering whether we were going to keep going. It wasn't the happiest time for us, explains drummer Jared Piccone. œIt was definitely slow at first. When the band found itself without a label at the beginning of 2010, lead singer Patrick Nissley simply hunkered down and continued to amass his musical arsenal. œI just kept making music, and I didn't have a set mindset. I just kept doing what I've always been doing. Over the next year, the band would relocate their studio from their suburban roots to the decidedly more metropolitan Hoboken, New Jersey. Both the change in venue and the freedom from major label strictures played a part in the renewed crackle on Never Be Content. œThe album is a reflection of the things I've been going through, says lead singer Patrick Nissley. œEither the tone of a song, or the attitude of a song, or the mood ' I can pinpoint, listening back to it, what I was going through at the time. That the three members come from various musical backgrounds only strengthens the band's latest effort. Piccone's experience on the post-hard-core scene, synth-guitarist Kris Barman's obsessive house listening, and Nissley's encyclopedic knowledge of everything from '70s funk to '90s hip-hop all inform the record, though it's primarily an electronic odyssey. œIt isn't a new direction, explains Barman of the more house sound of Never Be Content. œIt's more of a 45 degree turn than a 180. œWe leaned more toward the programming and technical things, Nissley says. œI feel like this record isn't even pushed that far, but it's a good progression in the right direction, to where I want it to go. The result is both sophisticated and danceable, a technical progression with universally relatable themes. Album centerpiece œAmerican Trash marks a true progression for the band. Muted beats give way to a synth squawk, and Nissley's vocals, equal parts menace and salve, perfectly encapsulate the voice of the Ugly American ' self-concerned and myopic. Gleaned from the years spent observing American culture both here and abroad, Nissley is careful to note that the song is about a specific stance, and not Americans in general. œSome people have the worst priorities, he explains. œSometimes I watch TV and I can't believe what people are doing. I feel people are better than that. œMoney is a dirty, attraction-repulsion ode that features Nissley's tongue-in-cheek lyrical assault laced with an unrelenting pulse, punctuated by cash registers and heavily distorted vocals. œPatrick made this beat one night ' this crazy glitched out beat, Barman explains of the song's origins. The band's work ethic is evidenced in the refining process they go through ' Barman counts eight versions of œMoney since its inception. All songs were conceived with an eye to their explosive live show, which alchemizes the energy of a DJ set with the structure of song formula. œIt's why the music came out the way it did, explains Nissley. In the two years the band spent touring, Nissley and crew made a study of the impact certain things had on a crowd. œWhen people mix stuff just right, there's a crazy energy there, says Piccone. Fittingly, the EP plays from start to finish like a 30-minute set. Not only a band who can produce dance beats, Innerpartysystem's fresh approach to electronic music, both in their innovative recording and performing techniques, only scratches the surface of their vast artistic palette. From their mesmerizing hand-programmed light show to the cutting edge hand-manipulated effects live on stage, to the EP's one-of-a-kind album art, their passion for interactive art, both in the aural and visual realms, is a vital part of their creative aesthetic. True to form and the title of the EP, Innerpartysystem have already begun work on the next album. œYou have to keep setting challenges for yourself, or your life becomes stagnant repetition, Nissley says. œYou have to keep progressing and moving. If you don't, you get stuck doing something every day. And maybe it's for some people, but it's not for us.
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Innerpartysystem

To call Innerpartysystem's "Never Be Content" epic might be an understatement. Sonically huge and thematically expansive, its origins comprise a saga as well. The EP is the story of a band lost and found, a mission refined. The EP tracks a movement, a survey from a space of uncertainty... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Prague 422 B Congress Ave

9:00pm

J Mascis
J Mascis is probably best known as the frontman of the highly influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr. With acclaimed LPs like 1987's You're Living All Over Me and 1988's Bug, the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock history, with Mascis' brilliant volume infused guitar heroics becoming a primary influence on the burgeoning 'grunge' movement - Mascis was also credited by many for single-handedly bringing back the guitar solo to underground and indie rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore and practically reinvented punk rock in the process. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today. In 1991, Dinosaur Jr. disbanded and Mascis released More Light, his first recording under the moniker J Mascis + The Fog. With its revolving line-up of stellar musicians J Mascis + The Fog continues to churn out new material and tour frequently. Members and collaborators of the Fog have included Mike Watt (Minutemen / fIREHOSE), Ron Asheton (the Stooges), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) Dave Schools (Stockholm Syndrome / Widespread Panic) and Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Aside from his work with The Fog, Mascis finds himself behind the drums in the band Witch, and most recently playing guitar with garage rockers Sweet Apple. He is also known to perform solo acoustic proving that there are truly no limitations to his abilities. Fans of Mascis' huge guitar wails will not be disappointed by his intimate acoustic performances as he always brings in plenty of pedals to pepper these performances with the sonically enhanced solos he's best known for. In addition to his own work Mascis has been heavily involved behind the scenes appearing on, producing, and mixing records for a string of highly regarded acts like: fIREHOSE, Tad, Buffalo Tom, Beachwood Sparks, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, The Breeders and many others. J Mascis has also composed music for film and has occasionally appeared in films such as Alison Anders acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging. When the original line up of Mascis, Lou Barlow on bass and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, 2007's Beyond continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. In 2009 the band released Farm, Dinosaur Jr.'s first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up, an album propelled by the unique energy of one of America's greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.
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J Mascis

J Mascis is probably best known as the frontman of the highly influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr. With acclaimed LPs like 1987's You're Living All Over Me and 1988's Bug, the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock history, with Mascis' brilliant volume... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
La Zona Rosa 612 W 4th St

9:00pm

Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers
The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and their CD "Heirloom Music" The Wronglers (Warren Hellman (banjo/vocals), Nate Levine (guitar), Bill (mandolin) & Krista Martin (fiddle), Heidi Clare (fiddle/vocals) and Colleen Browne (bass/vocals)) is an old-time band, born at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2006. Over the years they have played around the Bay Area, opening for the likes of Steve Earle and Gillian Welch, as well as nationally at festivals such as South by Southwest, Old Settler's Festival, Strawberry Festival and The Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis. Jimmie Dale Gilmore of Lubbock, TX released his first album of many in 1988 and his heartfelt singing style, with its masterfully understated phrasing, is known in some circles as 'sagebrush soul,' a genre that he is credited with creating. And, in addition to his long, distinguished solo career, with its three Grammy nominations, Gilmore is a longtime member of The Flatlanders which also features fellow Lubbock-ites Joe Ely and Butch Hancock. For some time Gilmore has been wanting to go back to a time before country music got really commercialized and he saw his opportunity with The Wronglers. Hellman, better known as the benefactor of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, got to know Gilmore through HSB and they have joined forces to make 'Heirloom Music' which will be out this Spring.
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Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers

The Wronglers with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and their CD "Heirloom Music" The Wronglers (Warren Hellman (banjo/vocals), Nate Levine (guitar), Bill (mandolin) & Krista Martin (fiddle), Heidi Clare (fiddle/vocals) and Colleen Browne (bass/vocals)) is an old-time band, born at Hardly Strictly... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Victorian Room at The Driskill 604 Brazos St

9:00pm

Kid Canaveral
Kid Canaveral are a two-boy/two-girl group from Edinburgh. They write indiepop tunes you can move around and flail your limbs to. In true indie spirit, they have self-released four 7" singles and their debut album, Shouting At Wildlife, on their own label, Straight To Video Records. Formed in 2005 in St Andrews, Fife whilst the band were at university, this Scottish four-piece have been steadily growing in confidence over the past few years, attracting a loyal fan-base with consistently engaging live performances up and down the UK. They have completed 4 successful UK tours, as well a number of high profile support slots for artists such as KT Tunstall, Frightened Rabbit, Glasvegas, James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), King Creosote and The Phantom Band. Kid Canaveral released their long awaited debut album, Shouting at Wildife, in July 2010. Across twelve tracks, the band showcase the breadth of their indie-rock and DIY-pop songwriting skills. The album has been met with wide critical acclaim from both the national press and the online blogosphere – with universal 4* reviews from the major Scottish music press, it has also featured in numerous end of year polls and was made album of the month by BBC Radio 1’s Scotland Introducing show. "Kid Canaveral showcase a sound too big to be Scotland's secret for much longer" The Fly “Our new favourite Scottish band who echo the power-pop days of the Undertones and XTC ” The Herald “Shouting At Wildlife is a thrilling, uplifting and generally all-round spiffing combination of indie-pop skills, lyrical wit, and choruses sung through smiles.” THE SKINNY **** (4 stars) “This debut is packed with singalong melodies, frisky jangles and a real sense of purpose. A jubilant and skilful racket.” THE LIST **** (4 stars)
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Kid Canaveral

Kid Canaveral are a two-boy/two-girl group from Edinburgh. They write indiepop tunes you can move around and flail your limbs to. In true indie spirit, they have self-released four 7" singles and their debut album, Shouting At Wildlife, on their own label, Straight To Video Records... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Maggie Mae's 323 E 6th St

9:00pm

Kingdom
Kingdom is a Brooklyn-based producer and DJ whose signature sets and productions have been gathering a rabid following since he released his first mixtape in 2006. Since then, DJs from Diplo to BBC’s Annie Mac have given his tracks spins, and with his recent signing to Fools Gold Records and the video for his debut single “Mind Reader” airing on MTV2, there’s no doubt that Kingdom is the young American producer to watch. Kingdom may play everything from kuduro to juke, but R&B is his first love, and it shows in his bass-heavy remixes and original tracks, often featuring R&B vocal samples on top of his trademark production style—what some have called “a Brooklyn take on the UK garage sound.” This vanguard of tropical blends, Latin stylings and bass-heavy, dance-savvy sounds from around the world is catching the ear of more than a few tastemakers. Kingdom has received positive press and praise from magazines such as The Fader and XLR8R, to trendsetting sites such as Pitchfork and Discobelle, but his eclectic, forward-thinking style blows right past the buzz. Bok Bok of the London-based Night Slugs collective attested: “The genres Kingdom dips into range across the board, but his mixes create within themselves a new logic, a gutter house aesthetic that just makes sense.”
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Kingdom

Kingdom is a Brooklyn-based producer and DJ whose signature sets and productions have been gathering a rabid following since he released his first mixtape in 2006. Since then, DJs from Diplo to BBC’s Annie Mac have given his tracks spins, and with his recent signing to Fools Gold... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Beauty Bar Backyard 617 E 7th St

9:00pm

Kurt BoDean and Wirefence


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Saxon Pub 1320 S Lamar Blvd

9:00pm

Leeroy Stagger
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Tap Room at Six 311 Colorado St

9:00pm

Master Blaster Sound System
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Master Blaster Sound System

Master Blaster Sound System is at the nexus of Cumbia Crunk, Roots Norteño and Deep Club tracks. South Texas Cumbia OG's Dj Dus, Brian Ramos, and Cecy Treviño are at the creative center of this brutal collaboration several years in the making. Master Blaster is producing fresh sounds... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mellow Johnny's 400 Nueces St

9:00pm

Moth Fight
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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Malverde 400B W 2nd St

9:00pm

Mujeres
Practically as a brand new band, the projection of Mujeres until today is very strong and are considered one of the most pushing bands of Barcelona (Spain). Mujeres are four friends that met during their film studies and after working on several projects together decided to form a band and spread around their art and charisma. With their debut album 'Mujeres' (Sones 2009) and in less than 2 years Mujeres have played their powerful and empathic Iberic garage rock in the main venues of Spain, as well as most of the national festivals (specially remarkable their 3 amazing shows at Primavera Sound 2010). Also, in 2010 the band have travelled abroad and offered their extreme shows in th UK (they played The Great Escape in Brighton, Liverpool Sound City, London Camden Barfly, Camden Eye and Proud Camden, Sound Control and In te City in Manchester) and have crossed the Italian border to play in Here Stay Festival and Soundlabs. In 2009 the band was the Spanish representation in last year's Europavox edition (FR). Mujeres were one of the 10 finalists artists of the International Diesel U Music contest (were thousands of artists from all over the world participated). For that reason the prestigious production company Linkink recorded a music clip for them in London last autumn; it's shown on tv channels like MTV nearly every day. Their beautiful second music clip is a production of the genious Canada. The reviews of their live acts full of energy and brilliant hits and the reaction of the whole press and media about the album, as well as the audience attending to their gigs is unanimous: Mujeres are publicaly well acclaimed. At this moment, Mujeres are ready to follow their winter tour around Spain and ready to hit Texas and the US west coast in the next spring 2011.
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Mujeres

'Mujeres' debut, was a perfect record. In 2009, the four-piece band from Barcelona were in everyone's conversation. Their first work 'Demo 08' (Hombre Bueno Discos) was considered a local cult treasure and their long list of shows the real place-to-be. Few months later, the 7" 'Yella... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Nuvola 105 E 5th St

9:00pm

New Cassettes
Purveyors of fine noise since 2005, Northhampton (UK) five piece band. The New Cassettes released their debut single, "You Won't Stop" on Fantastic Plastic- with copy selling out within the month and finding itself at Number 11 in the Indie Charts. The band gained critical acclaim and frequently plays on Radio 1, BBC6 and XFM. Sitting nicely MYSPACE Featured Artist and Radio 1 front page feature. From this the band was asked to support "The Strokes", performed at "Glastonbury", featured on "The Inbetweeners" Soundtrack and Toured Japan 2009. Presently, New Cassettes have just finished mixing their 2nd album "Winterhead" with Grammy winning song writer and Producer Adam Schlesinger of "Fountains of Wayne". Album will be release 2011. Recently, the band played for an official ASCAP Showcase @ the Gibson Lounge, Los Angeles. Also the New Cassettes will be featured in ASCAP's PLAYBACK MAGAZINE, December 2010 issue.
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New Cassettes

NEW CASSETTES is a five-piece band from Northampton, England who delivers a fresh blast of modern rock that is artful, edgy and infectious. Evoking a fascinating blend of classic indie rock, pop and new wave, yet thoroughly 21st Century. Spiky guitars go head to head with propulsive... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
512 408 E 6th St

9:00pm

OLIVETREEdance
OLIVETREEDANCE is 100% HI ENERGY ORGANIC DANCE MUSIC. This project from Portugal born in 2005 and fuses dance music, all-acoustic, with the tribal sounds of indigenous instruments, creating an unforgettable experience that has attracted a diverse audience. At the SXSW FEST they will play DUO and will introduce the last album: DIDGERIDOO DANCE ALL BEAUTY! released with the label NATURAL GROOVE RECORDS. In 50 minute they will show you how didgeridoo and drum-kit can go wild fast and crazy. You can expect full power and energy gig, so prepare yourselves to dance, sweat and having fun.
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OLIVETREEdance

OLIVETREEDANCE is 100% HI ENERGY ORGANIC DANCE MUSIC. This project from Portugal born in 2005 and fuses dance music, all-acoustic, with the tribal sounds of indigenous instruments, creating an unforgettable experience that has attracted a diverse audience. At the SXSW FEST they will... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Copa 217 Congress Ave

9:00pm

Olof Arnalds
Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist. Classically educated on the violin and self-taught on viola, guitar and charango, Ólöf’s most distinctive asset is, nonetheless, her voice. A voice of instantly captivating, spring water chasteness possessed of a magical, otherworldly quality that is simultaneously innocent yet ancient (“somewhere between a child and an old woman” according to no less an authority than Björk).

 While she has been favorably compared with the likes of Vashti Bunyan, Judee Sill and Kate Bush, Ólöf’s approach to making music remains highly individual: playful but intimate; accessible and uplifting, yet deeply personal and suffused with a timeless mystique that goes beyond the puckish inscrutability of her native tongue. Ólöf has also quickly proved herself as a magnetic, utterly self-assured stage performer, reliant as much on screwball humour, vaudevillian charm and even outright bawdiness, as much as the contrasting delicacy of her song delivery. 

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Olof Arnalds

Ólöf Arnalds is an Icelandic singer and multi-instrumentalist. Classically educated on the violin and self-taught on viola, guitar and charango, Ólöf’s most distinctive asset is, nonetheless, her voice. A voice of instantly captivating, spring water chasteness possessed of a... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Swan Dive 615 Red River St

9:00pm

Palmbomen
As Palmbomen, Kai Hugo makes tracks that reside somewhere between italo disco and 60's pop. Hugo cuts a striking figure, performing surrounded by synthesizers, a lightshow, and noises that sound straight out of the Amazon. Palmbomen was part of the tenth Kitsun© Maison Compilation, which was released in november 2010. Since then, he has been busy remixing the likes of The Aikiu (Abracada), THE BENELUX, and more. Check out preview of his live performance here - http://vimeo.com/15988986 Contact: michiel@nonrecords.net +31(0)638965505
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Palmbomen

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Karma Lounge 119 W 8th St

9:00pm

Pedropiedra
Pedropiedra is the name that Pedro Subercaseaux chooses to name his music and his personality. Straight and simple, his nickname rules itself according to his own musical rules: search for the pop song without resort to big words and say much with little. With that intention, Pedropiedra edited by middle 2009 his debuting homonym becoming soon pretty popular thanks to the rst single “Inteligencia Dormida” sounding in different radio stations and calling the attention of divers Chilean virtual publications, Pedropiedra managed to take his music to a massive and popular elds in just a couple of months being catalogued as one of the top musical leaders (according to 2009 ranking from El Sabado magazine from El Mercurio, an important Chilean newspaper). His pop proposal, heiress of acoustic and electronic sounds, consolidated the path of Pedropiedra after being part of the successful band CHC, a hip hop collective in which he formed three studio albums, then Yaia where he combined pop, country and surf and Hermanos Brothers, a hip hop duet awarded in 2003 as best independent group of the region according to MTV. After adding up a nourished repertory of presentations in Santiago de Chile together with his old bands, Pedropiedra decided to live for a period of time in Mexico City in 2008 to prepare what would be his rst soloist album. In one of his different promotions, he meets Leonel García- ex member of the Mexican ballad duet Sin Bandera- who decided to support Pedro from the executive production of his debut album. The thirteen songs that forms Pedropiedra, shows a taste for pop song and the possibility of composing simple lyrics about diverse topics such as love, social relationships or dead. As a life journal transformed in an album, the debut of Pedropiedra was received by Chilean press as the most intimate registration from the singer. At the same time, his sticky refrains and melodies where dened as one of the best examples of Nuevo Chilean pop, making it comparable to Gepe’s and Javiera Mena’s productions. Parallel, Pedropiedra composed in 2007 part of the soundtrack of the prime opera from Sebastián Silva: La Vida me Mata. The Singer collaborated once more with Sebastian in 2009 adding up the song “Ayayayay” for the movie La Nana, a lm awarded as best movie on the Sundance Festival in that year.Thanks to La Nana success in the United States, the song was selected between the themes to compete as best song at the Oscar’s. In addition to this international recognition, he adds his participation as special guest to the 2009 edition of the Feria Internacional de Música de Buenos Aires, plus his appearance in the Día Mundial de la Música in Chile, an event that gathers an audience of more than 50,000 people. Back in Mexico, in December same year, Pedropiedra toured different Mexican stages as guest of the third edition of Festival Neutral at the Multiforo Alicia, the musician released his album at Centro Cultural España and also was a guest in the sixth edition of Festival Diego Rivera. At the beginning of 2010, Pedropiedra surprised the audience of Vive Latino festival with a really intense show. The singer’s fans acclaimed all of his repertory over passing the audio of the compound. This showed the impact the singer had between Mexican audiences who knew every single song because of the rotation of his music on local Mexican radio stations. At the same time, in this new trip to Mexico, Pedro made some presentations along with Gepe taking the occasion of recording part of his new material: “Cripta y Vida”. In May 2010,Pedropiedra travelled through Spain, country he visited for the rst time in company of Javier Mena, Chinoy and Gepe with dates in Madrid and Barcelona. Actually, Pedropiedra works on the last details of “Cripta y Vida” while he maintains a tight agenda of live presentations. PEDROPIEDRA PRESS: Extravaganza! Magazine (Chile, May 2009): “The rst soloist album of Pedro Suber- caseaux, a.k.a Pedro Piedra (Hermanos Brothers, Yaia and CHC) it’s an ensem- ble of simple melodies and lyrics, with metaphors charged with emotion, irony and a pretty good dose of good humor, that give as a result a disc with an admirable naturalness” Super45 Magazine (Chile, June 2009) “The quality on the voice and recording (realized at Sin Bandera’s- Leonel García studio) are some of the reasons to understand why this disc is one of the best that has been released this year” Sumplemento Wiken (Chile, Sep- tember 2009) Pedro Piedra is one of those persons that thanks to his unreachable behavior inside the rules of social interaction ended being a funny guy: a guy a little bit weird and pretty much unique. The same as his songs” El Mercurio (Chile, 2009) Pedropiedra is pop with distinction, with a personal humor and mood in his lyrics, with accurate melodies and his voice always in forefront. Everything he says is part of a good melody and its pop music sing with absolutely no tics at all, another good reason to nd him good” POTQ.CL (Chile, June 2009) About Pedropiedra: “More than 40 minutes that is divided in 13 songs that never lower their level. The pop, the guitars and memorable lyrics intercalate each other to assemble a very sticky work and also very good for hum- even, leaving a place for the heartfelt obeisance that is Mi Mamá (…). A gesture of tremendous honesty, that doesn’t distune because precisely, all this plate feels honest from beginning to end” Mus.CL Magazine (Chile) “Pedro Subercaseaux arrived just a couple of weeks ago to Santiago from Mexico City. Without too many plans, he spends the summer heat in a department close to Plaza Italia and keeps composing and recording. What matters him the most is to play live his recently nished album: 13 sticky, happy and very melodic songs with reexive lyrics, from a funny melancholy that he registered in the north of the country and that is already ring on in live capital concerts”
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Pedropiedra

Pedropiedra is the name that Pedro Subercaseaux chooses to name his music and his personality. Straight and simple, his nickname rules itself according to his own musical rules: search for the pop song without resort to big words and say much with little. With that intention, Pedropiedra... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Mi Casa Cantina 503 E 6th St

9:00pm

Pink Nasty

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Pink Nasty

Sara Beck, better known by her stage name, Pink Nasty is an American singer-songwriter. She is from Wichita, Kansas and currently lives in Austin, Texas. Pink Nasty has released three full length albums. She performs with her brother, a rapper who goes by the stage name Black Nas... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Barbarella 611 Red River St

9:00pm

Porcelain Raft
Porcelain Raft is the nom de plume of one Mauro Remiddi, Rome native, music/video mastermind and purveyor of some of the most exquisite, haunting and heartbreaking love songs you’re likely to hear in a good long while. Unsurprisingly, for someone who started off in music scoring short films, the world of Porcelain Raft traverses deeply evocative and emotive terrain, gorgeously redolent of moments lingering just on the fraying edges of time and memory.
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Porcelain Raft

Porcelain Raft is the nom de plume of one Mauro Remiddi, Rome native, music/video mastermind and purveyor of some of the most exquisite, haunting and heartbreaking love songs you’re likely to hear in a good long while. Unsurprisingly, for someone who started off in music scoring... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Club de Ville 900 Red River St.

9:00pm

Rachel Sermanni
Rachel Sermanni is 19. She is a songwriter from a small village in the Highlands called Carrbridge. It's very nice up there. Sometimes she plays solo and at others she is surrounded by a group of wonderful musicians consisting of Laura Wilkie, Siobhan Anderson and sometimes Louise Bichan (the fiddle pixies), a drummer named Martyn Hodge and pianist the lovely Jennifer Austin. Rachel is very, very grateful for having them in her band. Rachel has had many adventures both solo and with the band in the last twelve months, winning over audiences and making friends everywhere she goes. She went to London to play Communion at Nottinghill Arts Centre having had her track My Friend Fire, recorded and produced by Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons feature on the first Communion compilation album. She has appeared in many muddy and not so muddy fields (there was even some sunshine) at festivals including Rockness, Belladrum, Greenman, Wickerman, Loopallu, Insider and Sligo. There was a trip to Dublin where she played at Whelan's Communion whilst also fitting in lots of other gigs including Ruby sessions and a slot on Balcony TV. She did a Highlands & Islands tour supporting the incredible Stornoway as well as support slots with amongst others, KT Tunstall, Newton Faulkner, John William Grant and British Sea Power. She even flew all the way over to the Middle East (Specifically Jordan) to play for a Scottish themed week with some incredible traditional musicians. It was a spectacular experience. Rachel is having a lot of fun! Enough of the past lets look to the future where plans are afoot…… Recording sessions are booked, every spare minute between shows is spent rehearsing and writing as Rachel prepares to release her debut EP early 2011. January also sees the first of the Scottish festivals, Celtic Connections where Rachel is performing her own commissioned concert as a ‘New Voice’. It’s a big project and very exciting. Then onto many more interesting adventures. Some nice things people have said; ‘I love it….. beautiful’ – Janice Long BBC Radio 2 ‘Incredibly promising…we're sure she has an illustrious career ahead of her’. The Independent ‘Rachel Sermanni impresses with a stunning singing voice.’ clashmusic.com ‘OUR track of the month is provided by Highlands-based Rachel Sermanni, who caused quite a stir at the GoNorth showcase event in Inverness earlier this month. Her quirky songwriting, unusual phrasing and intricate finger picking earned her a live session for Vic Galloway's show at RockNess and she has festival slots lined up throughout the UK this summer’ The Scotsman ‘Rising local star Rachel Sermanni gets a great reaction, thanks to her combination of gentle vocals and a songwriting talent that belies her 18 years’. The News of the World ‘Her performance was dynamically aware, controlled, self-assured, compelling and utterly cool; and at only eighteen, she is a simply frightening prospect. In the interest of brevity, this girl is the real thing. Outstanding.’ HI-Arts
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Rachel Sermanni

Rachel Sermanni is 19. She is a songwriter from a small village in the Highlands called Carrbridge. It's very nice up there. Sometimes she plays solo and at others she is surrounded by a group of wonderful musicians consisting of Laura Wilkie, Siobhan Anderson and sometimes Louise... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Klub Krucial 614 E 6th St

9:00pm

Red Queen
Red Queen Band is an experimental electronic rock band formed during 2005 in Mexico City by twin brothers Daniel and David, since their early days, Red Queen was well known for their aggressive, electronic and frenetic live shows. These exciting shows ended up calling the attention of Alan Mcgee (Oasis, Glasvegas, The Libertines) dubbing the five piece Red McQueen during one of his visits to Mexico City. During 2007, Red Queen Band recorded their first studio EP, consisting of a three track album produced by Yamil Rezc. During this same year, Nike (Latin America) launched a campaign using the bands first single “Baby Machine” as the main theme for their TV advertisements. In 2008, Rolling Stone magazine (Latin America) published an article about new upcoming Latin American bands. Red Queen was included as one of the most promising mexican underground rock bands. Sonidos Urbanos (Urban Sounds), a book that covers the underground rock scene in mexico also recognized the band as one of the most influential groups in the mexican underground scene. In 2009, "Hombre Vegetal" and "La Palida", two singles from the band's spanish EP "Adult Frutman", were constantly played through out the year and received great acceptance by latin audiences through Mexico´s top Rock/Alternative radio stations, Reactor (105.7 FM), Ibero (90.9 FM), RMX, Grita Radio and others. This exposure helped the band launch an extensive tour across Mexico. During 2010, Red Queen Band recorded and produced their first full length album “Talk Show Ghost”. The album’s frenetic glitch punk sound helped the band develop a new and exciting live show that has been referred constantly as a “must see show” by the mexican indie music scene and local media over the past few months. Red Queen Band are currently recording their next album and are preparing a U.S. tour.
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Red Queen

Red Queen Band is an experimental electronic rock band formed during 2005 in Mexico City by twin brothers Daniel and David, since their early days, Red Queen was well known for their aggressive, electronic and frenetic live shows. These exciting shows ended up calling the attention... Read More →


Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Habana Bar 708 E 6th St

9:00pm

Robinson
The story begins… Once upon a time there was a Lord Burgess who was a very wealthy and respected landowner at the turn of the last century. He had butlers, servants and most importantly maids to wait on him hand and foot. This ‘Lord’ ended up having his wicked way with one of his maids, therefore leaving the mother no other choice but to abandon her bastard child and give him to the orphanage. This bastard of a baby was Robinson’s great grandfather, who turned out to be a coal mining alcoholic. Robinson insists that this family background has been a trigger for his creativity; however, his music is influenced by the likes of Dylan and Waits. Inspirations are endless and ongoing, from the readings of Charles Bukowski and other beatniks to the darker gothic sounds of Eastern Europe. Whether it be guitar, piano, clarinet or sax, Robinson’s melodies are pulled from many lovers. Where does the story go from here? Will Robinson echo the life of his great grandfather or is there something much better waiting around the corner? To be continued…
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Robinson

The story begins… Once upon a time there was a Lord Burgess who was a very wealthy and respected landowner at the turn of the last century. He had butlers, servants and most importantly maids to wait on him hand and foot. This ‘Lord’ ended up having his wicked way with one of... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Creekside at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

9:00pm

Sampology
'Sampology makes me wanna breakdance' - Peaches Sam Poggioli aka Sampology is no ordinary turntablist. His legendary 'Super Visual' series has earned him an undeniable reputation as Australia's leading AVDJ, touring with a number of festivals including Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Good Vibrations, Southbound, Parklife, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and his hometown's Brisbane Festival and Valley Fiesta. He's no stranger to international touring either, previously featured as the AVDJ in the internationally acclaimed 'Tom Tom Crew' which played sold out seasons in 2009 at the New Victory Theatre, Manhattan, Udderbelly London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2010, he took his second instalment in the AVDJ series, the 'Super Visual Smackdown' overseas for a handful of headline performances, closing the AV stage at the Big Chill Festival, as well as a number of headline sideshows and showcases in the UK and Berlin. In 2011, he tours the third instalment in the AVDJ series, the 'Super Visual Monster Mash' across a 10 date Australian tour, as well as showcase performances at SXSW in Austin Texas, Bowery Ballroom in New York and The Echo, LA. The technical aspect to his Super Visual shows is impressive, as he madly manipulates video via two turntables using his special Rane mixer and Serato, as well as live-triggering custom animations via his drum machine. But it's Sampology's cheeky sense of humour, seasoning exerts from film and TV shows, filmclips, YouTube clips and vintage VHS finds that takes your ordinary club night and turns it into a stupidly exciting and crazy fun visual mashup. Its like dancing your butt off at your favourite movie of all time, and laughing the whole way through. As a producer, 2011 is an exciting year for Sampology. Following his debut single 'Back On The Drums' in 2007 which topped the Juno charts and sold out of several vinyl re-pressings, 'Piggy Bank' (released March 11th) is his long awaited second single. Sampology collaborates with South African artist Spoek Mathambo and Croatia born, Swedish based Gnucci Banana on 'Piggy Bank', which is released in March on Finland label Top Billin. Featured as a 'pop highlight in 2010' by the NY Times, Spoek Mathambo's debut album release in 2010 on BBE was critically acclaimed with the NY Times noting it as 'one of last year's most invigorating releases in any genre' and FADER Magazine describing it as 'potent jacked-up dancehall'. Teamed with Gnucci Banana, who XLR8R claim as a artist who 'brings a palpable sense of young, sexy fun to the beats' the combo of this duo, with Sampology's fresh, uncontrived production, 'Piggy Bank' is a unique and seriously fun take on dancehall influenced club music. Sampology's debut EP is scheduled for an April 20th release on Top Billin, as he takes his Super Visual Monster Mash across ten dates in Australia including the Groovin The Moo Festival tour. 'On the decks you have Sampology who has turned spinning records into an art form as he combines sound and vision to create a multimedia sensation' - British Theatre Guide DISCOGRAPHY | REMIXOGRAPHY 2010 - "Piggy Bank feat. Spoek Mathambo & Gnucci Banana" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Bora Bee feat. Sunny Dread" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Brazil Pop" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "You feat. Lady Chann" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - "Move It Y'all" Sampology [Top Billin] 2010 - 'Mic Check' Million Dan (Sampology remix) 2010 – "Drunk In This" Surecut Kids (Sampology remix) [Klub Kids] 2010 - 'Transatlantic Skank' Two Fresh (Sampology remix) [Klub Kids] 2009 - 'Peace & Love' Resin Dogs (Sampology remix) [Hydrofunk Records] 2008 - 'Baby' (Sampology remix) [Etc Etc] TOURS 2011 Big Day Out Aust 2010 Super Visual Smackdown Aust, NZ, UK 2010 Bacardi Express Aust 2009 Tom Tom Crew Aust, USA, UK 2009 Parklife Festival Aust 2009 Good Vibrations Festival Aust 2008 Super Visual Disco Party Aust FESTIVALS / SPECIAL APPEARANCES 2011 Big Day Out national tour Aust 2011 Good Vibrations Gold Coast 2011 Tropfest Short Film Festival Sydney 2011 Perth International Arts Festival Perth 2011 Southbound Festival Perth 2010 Big Chill Festival UK 2010 Berlin Festival Germany 2010 Northbridge Festival Perth 2010 Good Vibrations Gold Coast 2010 Sydney Festival Sydney 2009 Brisbane Festival Brisbane 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Scotland 2009 Udderbelly London 2009 New Victory Theatre Manhattan, NY 2009 Parklife Festival national tour Aust 2009 Good Vibrations national tour Aust CONTACT Management : Jane Slingo management@sampology.com Bookings Aust NZ : Dayna Young dayna@archeryclub.net.au
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Sampology

'Sampology makes me wanna breakdance' - Peaches Sam Poggioli aka Sampology is no ordinary turntablist. His legendary 'Super Visual' series has earned him an undeniable reputation as Australia's leading AVDJ, touring with a number of festivals including Big Day Out, Falls Festival... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
MALAIA Upstairs 300 E 6th St

9:00pm

Secret Colours
The newly minted Chicago quintet channels the finest in the greats of late '60s psychedelia, '90s newgaze reverence, and a touch of driving, bucolic, no frills RnR straight from the greasiest of garages. Secret Colours at their most beautiful help you to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Secret Colours are bad dudes, and in a day and age where Anton Newcombe is making dance beats and Syd Barrett was long assimilated by the Borg, Secret Colours are a Kodachrome tinted breath of fresh air. Secret Colours are Tommy Evans, Dave Stach, Dylan Olson, Justin Frederick, and Margaret Albright. They released their eponymous effort independently on August 3rd, and may be stopping near you this summer to fold your brain into an origami fortune teller. The fortune teller says to keep a watchful eye on Secret Colours.
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Secret Colours

There is a parallel metaphor of evolution one could use to describe Secret Colours since releasing their sophomore effort Peach earlier this summer. Two original members are all that remain of the sometime 6-piece band that recorded Peach: vocalist/guitarist Tommy Evans and drummer... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Parish Underground 214 E 6th St

9:00pm

Silent Diane
Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Malaia 300 E. 6th St.

9:00pm

Skrew
With a career spanning two decades, the critically acclaimed and genre defining band SKREW, returns with its industrialized metal ferocity. Currently finishing writing their next album "Universal Immolation", SKREW is ready to take their assault on your senses to a venue near you. Called the future of industrial noise by SPIN magazine, SKREW has historically been known for their groundbreaking mix of industrial and metal that illustrates the chaos and anger at the corporate slave state. An orchestrated miasma of noise which at times could be the soundtrack to a riot or your worst nightmare. Fueled by anger at the present global state of affairs, these seven individuals came together with one goal in mind: to create the soundtrack for the coming of days. SKREW combines unrelenting drums and brutal guitars laying in a bed of electronic discomfort with smart scathing vocals. Known for their jaw dropping live performances and groundbreaking production both in North America and Europe, SKREW are playing their first live shows in a decade. With a new line up, this version of SKREW promises to be the strongest, most ferocious to date. SKREW has returned.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS10899

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SKREW

'90's industrial kingpins, Skrew, have stripped off their exoskeleton to reveal an unholy bastion of extreme metal for an Antichrist nation. This angry metal machine is back with more psalms of destruction in a world overwrought with flesh, blood, and technological demons. The band... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Emo's Jr 603 Red River St

9:00pm

Structures
STRUCTURES is a five piece progressive/hardcore band hailing from Toronto, Ontario. Having formed in early 2009, the band released a five song EP titled 'ALL OF THE ABOVE'. STRUCTURES is a group of five talented musicians who strive to create ground breaking, earth shattering technical, melodic hardcore-metal. Starting to turn a lot of heads in the Canadian scene and quickly spreading to the US; STRUCTURES will surely be one of the next breakout metal bands of the year.The music STRUCTURES delivers demonstrates their diversity as a band as they shatter the listener's psyche with pure aggression, but don't be fooled, as they may also appear to slow time through their surprisingly strong melodies. STRUCTURES maintains a strong work ethic combined with a positive outlook on the music industry, including a strong focus on maintaining a highly energetic live performance, leaving a memorable impression and personal touch on every audience member. The bar is set high, STRUCTURES will conquer all!
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS13800

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Structures

STRUCTURES is a five piece progressive/hardcore band hailing from Toronto, Ontario. Having formed in early 2009, the band released a five song EP titled 'ALL OF THE ABOVE'. STRUCTURES is a group of five talented musicians who strive to create ground breaking, earth shattering technical... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Habana Bar Backyard 708 E 6th St

9:00pm

Summer Camp
Summer Camp are duo Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. The pair make sublime, skewed lo-fi pop. Together since September 2009, they released first single Ghost Train in April 2010 to much critical acclaim. September 2010 has seen the release of a 6 track EP on Moshi Moshi Records. They are currently writing their debut album set for release Spring 2011.
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Summer Camp

Summer Camp are duo Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley. The pair make sublime, skewed lo-fi pop. Together since September 2009, they released first single Ghost Train in April 2010 to much critical acclaim. September 2010 has seen the release of a 6 track EP on Moshi Moshi Records... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Red Eyed Fly 715 Red River St

9:00pm

Suzanna Choffel
"...Suzanna's learned from some of the greats about phrasing, playing around with delivery and beat, singing the emotions and the words rather than merely the melody. She slots nicely alongside Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and Fiona Apple." Steve Hochman, Los Angeles Times. Suzanna Choffel is from Austin – born and raised. But shake the stereotype of Texas singer/songwriter like a snow globe; with influences that range from Erykah Badu and Paul Simon to Bebel Gilberto and Marie Daulne, Suzanna is as unique as the maelstrom of snow inside the glass ball. “I’m influenced by a lot of different things. I listened to World music in college, Reggae and Brazilian music and African music . . . I love jazz, I love hip-hop, I love pop. I love a really sweet story or emotional kind of experience and that’s what I strive for in my songwriting...visual lyrics and a strong melody, where the music is able to move people.” Suzanna’s music is difficult to categorize. Rock music critic Jim DeRogatis, sums it well: “equal parts beat poetry, smoky soul grooves and indie-pop eccentricity.” Whatever the descriptors may be, she has a distinctive sound for an artist from Texas, but it is still Texan. “Texas music is soulful and rootsy. Whether it’s rock, pop, blues, folk or country, it always has a raw feel to it and tends to have a sway and a swagger. I believe that comes from the heat. A lot of southern music shares that element, but Texas is unique in that it has a bit of the west, too, and the influences of our neighbors south of the border.” Suzanna captured the big musical heart of Austin with her independently released debut album, Shudder & Rings. Margaret Moser, the grand dame of the Austin music scene and music editor of The Austin Chronicle, dubbed her Austin’s "Next Fun Fearless Female Rock Star.” Driven by the single, “Hey Mister,” and a YouTube hit for the video of “Raincloud,” Suzanna wrapped-up three-years of promoting and touring for the album by winning the Austin Music Award for “Indie Artist of the Year” in 2009. Along the way she also won top honors in the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, International Songwriting Competition, and the FameCast competition. On her upcoming album, Steady Eye Shaky Bow, Suzanna weaves a rich tapestry of colorful emotions and delivers, lyrically and musically, on the new voice in town promise of her debut. The album’s title is taken from, “Archer,” a lamenting song of disaffection wherein she sketches her lover with a “steady eye but a shaky bow,” and then calls him out, “you shot too low.” “Animal” continues on the theme of vexed love, “First you win my heart, then you tear it apart! You're a liar, that's what kind of animal you are.” "They've been in some of the best bands in Austin over the last 15, 20 years. So when I first got with this band, I was super-nervous until it became apparent they liked playing with me. My name's on the marquee – 'Suzanna Choffel' – but the music includes everyone. We're a band.” While putting the finishing touches on her new album a nice surprise fell into Suzanna’s lap in the form of an unwitting on-screen appearance in the documentary film, Catfish. Suzanna is heard and seen in the film via a YouTube clip of her sultry performance of the Jimmy Driftwood classic, “Tennessee Stud.” How the video made it into the film is as intriguing as the plot line itself but suffice to say that she got hooked into the movie on the web in a twist-filled true story of the filmmaker’s personal tale of a virtual relationship. Steady Eye Shaky Bow is due out in February 2011. It was produced in Austin by Danny Reisch, whose recent work includes White Denim and Bright Light Social Hour.
http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_MS15146

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Suzanna Choffel

Austin native Suzanna Choffel gave the songs on her new album, STEADY EYE SHAKY BOW, time to mature and build character, like fine wine, before she stepped into the studio to record. The result is 10 elegant tracks that flow from the jazz-oriented style of her 2006 debut, SHUDDERS... Read More →



Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
The Ghost Room 304 W 4th St

9:00pm

The Barr Brothers
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The Barr Brothers

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Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Spill 212 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX 78701