SXSW 2012: Where the bands are coming from

Over at Sonos.com they made a pretty infographic about the origins of the bands that are performing at SXSW this year in Austin, TX.  This year SXSW has over 500 bands from 45 countries and those are just the official ones set to showcase and perform.  SXSW also attracts many other indie bands that want to get noticed and the music continues all day and all night.  There is no way you CAN’T find some kind of live music happening when SXSW is running.

SXSW Band Map Sonos

Nikon and Warner Music Team Up at SXSW

The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon SXSW PosterIt’s always a grand event when one of the top camera companies teams up with one of the biggest music labels at one of the biggest music, film, and media festivals in the United States.  Nikon has teamed up with Warner Music Group at SXSW next month to bring fans the best in music and even photography workshops and contests.  The residency in Austin for SXSW is dubbed “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon.”

Warner Music Group artists set to perform are Sanitgold, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Kimbra, and fun. just to name a few. The full list by day is below.

Nikon will host several shooting activities on-site at “The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon” including a practical HD-SLR workshop on how to make a music video hosted by filmmakers The Bui Brothers on Tuesday, March 13th as well as experiential shooting opportunities during day time music performances with legendary rock photographer Robert Knight.

As for contests, Nikon is sponsoring the “Your 1 Shot” contest to find the next music superstar.  Artists and musicians were asked to submit a liver performance video to be judged by  music industry experts, including A&R executives from both Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records as well as guest artists from each label’s prestigious roster. The contest submission are here: http://www.talenthouse.com/nikon-perform-at-sxsw.

Online voting is open and will run through March 1st, with the “Your 1 Shot” winner scheduled to be announced on Tuesday, March 6th. Warner Music Group will choose the winner(s) from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top People’s Choice voted entries. For rules, terms and conditions, along with prize information head over to http://www.talenthouse.com/nikon-perform-at-sxsw.

Live @ SXSW March 13th – 15th

 EVENING SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MARCH 13TH
Chuckie
Santigold
Theophilus London
Flux Pavilion
Doctor P
Neon Hitch
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
Gary Clark Jr.
Dr. John
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Kimbra
Ed Sheeran
Punch Brothers
LP

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
B.o.B & T.I.
Wale
Meek Mill
Curren$y
Stalley
Kirko Bangz
XV
Snow Tha Product
DJ Drama
Sway (Host/MC)

DAYTIME SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
fun.
Geographer
The Chain Gang of 1974
Avalanche City
“Your 1 Shot” Contest Winner

THURSDAY, MARCH 15TH
Kimbra
Crystal Fighters
The Staves
We Are Augustines
Lost In The Trees

For more information, visit http://TheWarnerSound.com/sxsw and www.facebook.com/thewarnersound.

Kimbra on the road in the US with Gotye and Foster the People

Kimbra Promo photo

Photo Credit: Craig Banks

Kimbra is an amazing singer/songwriter from New Zealand and her debut album, Vows, was release last year in Europe and will be officially released in the United States this summer. Her Settle Down EP is a must-have and I am super stoked to see her on tour in the US. She will be joining Gotye and then Foster the People on this roadtrip. Her tour dates and “Settle Down” music video are below.

Kimbra’s “Settle Down” Music Video

Kimbra US Tour dates:
March 13 – 17 – SXSW Music Conference – Austin, TX

With GOTYE:

March 22 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
March 23 – Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
March 25 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
March 27 – Webster Hall – New York, NY
March 29 – House of Blues – Boston, MA
March 30 – Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
March 31 – Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
April 2 – Pease Auditorium – Ypsilanti, MI
April 3 – Aragon Theatre – Chicago, IL
April 4 – Epic Event Center – Minneapolis, MN
April 6 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
April 8 – Vogue Theatre – Vancouver, BC
April 10 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
April 11 – Crystal Ballroom – Portland, OR
April 12 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

With FOSTER THE PEOPLE:

May 29 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
May 30 – Rumsey Playfield – New York, NY
June 01 – LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
June 04 – Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie, TX
June 05 – The Backyard – Austin, TX
June 07 – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – Alpharetta, GA
June 10 – Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia MD
June 11 – Summerstage – New York, NY
June 12 – Lachine Canal – Montreal, QC
June 14 – Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 15 – Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
June 16 – The Fillmore – Detroit, MI
June 19 – Downsview Park – Toronto, ON
June 20 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 21 – Congress Theater – Chicago, IL
June 22 – US Bank Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 25 – Deer Lake Park – Vancouver, BC
June 26 – WAMU Theater – Seattle, WA
June 27 – Edgefield Amphitheater – Troutdale, OR
June 29 – Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
June 30 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
July 3 – Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
July 5 – The Great Salt Air – Salt Lake City, UT
July 6 – Commerica Theater – Phoenix, AZ
July 7 – The Pool at the Cosmopolitan – Las Vegas, NV

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SXSW’s Official Live Stream

Alright, so not everyone is going to SXSW, us included.  Yet do not fear, SXSW has a live stream going of some of the acts that are being showcased. Granted it’s a VERY slim number being streamed versus the actual number of bands that will be there performing.

Check out the live stream here: http://sxsw.com/music/live

Check out a schedule of performers here: http://thedeadhub.com/2011/03/14/sxsw-schedule-round-up/

Live Streaming Music Showcase Schedule

Wednesday, March 16
Presented by Time Out North America
Streamed by NPR

8:15pm CDT Yuck
9:30pm CDT James Blake
9:55pm CDT J. Roddy Walston and the Business
10:15pm CDT Smith Westerns
11:15pm CDT Raphael Saadiq

Thursday, March 17
Presented by Atlantic and Elektra Records’ Killers, Lasers, PapersEnabled by Cisco Eos®

9:30pm CDT XV
10:00pm CDT Donnis
10:30pm CDT B.O.B
11:15pm CDT Wiz Khalifa
12:00am CDT Janelle Monáe

 

SXSW Schedule Round-up

It’s that time of year again where everybody and their brother who is in music, film, and technology flocks to Austin, Texas for “business.” I say business loosely because I haven’t heard much business going down as much as I’ve heard of the insane parties such as the one Cathy Brooks hosted that had Chris Cornell on stage performing. That’s my kind of party.

I digress, are you headed to SXSW this year?  Here’s a list of some of the artists that are scheduled to perform.  I’ve highlighted our favorites over here at the Dead Hub that you must check out.

Keep in mind this is not a full list of performers, please check back for updates!

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

3/17     TBS – Beauty Bar/Palm Door
3/18     5:00PM – Waterloo in-store
3/19     3:00PM – Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Barbarella/Swan Dive
3/19     5:00PM – The Blind Pig

ACEYALONE
3/19 – DECON SHOWCASE – CLUB FUZE – 12:00AM

AESOP ROCK
3/19 – THE SHIP STAGE – HOME SLICE PIZZA – 6:40PM

AGESANDAGES
3/18 – BARBARELLA – PARTISAN/BROOKLYN VEGAN PARTY – 12:15PM
3/18 – DISTRICT 301/BETSY BAR – YELP PARTY – 2:00PM
3/18 – RUSTY BAR – OFFICIAL SHOWCASE – 9:00PM
3/19 – PEDERNALES LOFTS- BYOC / SHINY OBJECTS – 12:00PM

ARCADE FIRE
Scenes From The Suburbs  3:30pm @ Alamo Ritz (320 E. 6th St.)

ASHER ROTH
3/18 – EMO’S MAIN ROOM – 11:00PM

A-TRAK
3/18 – BEAUTY BAR/PALM DOOR – 12:00AM

BLACK LIPS
3/16- VAN’S SHOWCASE – EMOS MAIN ROOM – 11:50PM
3/17 – VICE SHOWCASE – CLUB DE VILLE – 11:00PM
3/18 – FILTER/DICKIES SHOW – LUSTRE PEARL – 11:00PM

BLAQSTAR
3/17 — DOT COM DAY STAGE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER – 3:00PM
3/17 – RCRDLABEL SHOWCASE – TIME TBA
3/17 – BALTIMORE LOVE THING – Puja — Malaia -Midnight set
3/18 – LOOSE CONTROL PARTY – VICE – TIME TBA
3/19 – WME SHOWCASE – LA ZONA ROSA – TIME TBA
3/19 – SXSW OFFICIAL SHOWCASE — La Zona Rosa
3/20 – DIM MAK PARTY – TIME TBA

BLUEPRINT
3/16 – MOHAWK PATION – TIME TBA
3/18 –  BIZ3 SHOWCASE – EMO’S MAIN ROOM – 9:30PM

BOSCO DELREY
3/19 – MAD DECENT SHOWCASE – Friends Bar – 10:20PM

BRENMAR
3/16 – ICEE HOTT/XLR8R PARTY – Frank- 10:30 pm
3/16 – IMPOSE MAGAZINE PARTY – Longbranch Inn – 1:00 am
3/18 – FADER FORT  – 5:00 pm
3/18 – INSOMNIAC INC PARTY – Firehouse Lounge – TIME TBA
3/19 – THE HOOK UP – Loft 718 – 3:00 pm
3/19 – MEGATON – Prague – 8:50 pm
3/19 – POP MANIFESTO/DUMMY/TRANSPARENT PARTY – Lanai – 1:00 am

Brother
3/16 @ NME Showcase @ Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Blvd)
3/18 @ FADER FORT by FIAT (1101 E. 5th Street)
3/19 @ Chess Club Party @ Music Gym (815 E. 6th Street)


A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS
3/16 – Altered Zones Showcase @ Cheer up Charlie’s – 7pm
3/16 – SXSW Showcase @ Prague – 12am (She Wants Revenge)
3/17 – Piano’s Day Party @ Club 1808 - 4:45pm (Das Racist, No Joy, Bass Drum of Death)
3/18 – Nylon Day Party @ W Hotel (200 Lavaca St. @ E. 3rd Street) – 3:30pm

3/18 – Popantipop Presents See Now! @ Annie’s West – 6pm (!!!, Sherlock’s Daughter)
3/18 – Billboard Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards – 12am (Screaming Females, Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
3/19 – Rachel Ray Showcase @ Greenhouse (across from Stubbs) – 6pm
3/19 – Consequence of Sound Showcase @ Rumbler Lounge – 3:55pm

Anamanaguchi
3/16 – Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Emo’s (main stage) (603 Red River Street) – 12 PM
3/16 – Shout It Out Loud Party @ Beauty Bar East (815 E. 6th St.) – 5 PM
3/17 – Insound Party @ Club DeVille (900 Red River) – 1 PM
3/19 – Peelander-Z Party @ The Grackle (1700 E. 6th St.) – 4:40 PM
3/19 – Panache Showcase @ The Mohawk (inside) (912 Red River St.) – 8:50 PM

BASS DRUM OF DEATH

3/16 – Fat Possum showcase @ Club Deville (900 Red River) - 2:15pm
3/17 – Prefix Magazine Party @ 501 Studios – 11am
3/17 – Piano’s Party @ Club 1808 (1808 East 12th Street – 12:00pm
3/17 – GorillaVsBear/Transparent/Forest Fam @ Double Down (515 Pedernales Street) -10pm
3/18 – private house party – TBA
3/19 – Brooklyn Vegan Day Party @ Barbarella (615 Red River Street) – 12pm

BRASS BED
3/16 @ The Ghost Room – Riot Act showcase @ (1:15)
3/16 @ The Parrish – Good Danny’s showcase.  time TBD
3/18 @ Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (9pm)

The Chain Gang of 1974
3/17 – Bright Antenna/ILG Party @ Maggie Mae’s Rooftop (323 E. 6th St.) – 3 PM
3/17 – The FADER Fort (1101 East 5th Street) – 6 PM
3/18 – Windish Agency Party @ Emo’s (603 Red River Street) – 1:15 PM
3/18 – Windish House Party @ ND at 501 Studios – 10 PM
3/19 – Day Party @ Double Down Lounge (515 Pedernales St.) – 7 PM

THE COOL KIDS
3/18 – LA ZONA ROSA – 10:40PM
3/18 – EMO’S MAIN ROOM – 12:30AM

Cass McCombs
3/17 – Other Music @ French Legation (802 San Marcos St.) – 2 PM
3/17 – Domino Showcase @ Emo’s Main Room [outside] (603 Red River Street) – 12 AM
3/18 – GorillavsBear Party @ Klub Krucial (2326 E. Cesar Chavez St.) – 3:30 PM
3/18 – Pitchfork Day Party @ East Side Drive In (1001 E. 6th St.) – 6 PM
3/19  -The FADER Fort (1101 East 5th Street) – 2:15 PM

CHROMEO
3/13 – 3RD & SAN JACINTO – 10:30pm
3/18 – CORNERSTONE PARTY- ZONA ROSA – 12:00AM

CLASSIFIED

3/19 – 10:00PM -DECON SHOWCASE- FUZE – 9:40PM

DAS RACIST
3/16 – BEANER THREAT – IMPOSE SXSW SHOWCASE – Longbranch Inn 3:00 pm
3/16 – RACHEL RAY SXSW SHOWCASE – Speakeasy TIME TBA
3/17 – PREFIX MAGAZINE UNOFFICIAL SHOWCASE – 12:45PM
3/17 — SXSW NEXT STAGE – Exhibit Hall 4 – 3:00PM
3/17 — PIANO’S NYC SHOWCASE – Club 1808 – 6:00PM
3/18 — BIZ3 SXSW SHOWCASE – 12:00AM
3/18 — CATHARSIS SXSW SHOWCASE – Venue 222 – 3:00PM
3/18 — MYOLDKENTUCKYBLOG SXSW DAY PARTY – Peckerhead’s – 7:30PM
3/18 — MOODSWING 360 SXSW SHOWCASE – The Phoenix – 11:30 PM
3/19 — STEREOGUM SXSW SHOWCASE – 2:00AM
3/19 — RAY SXSW SHOWCASE – Stubb’s – 1:00AM

Erland & The Carnival
3/17 -Dot Come Day Stage @ Convention Center (Ballroom G)(500 E. Cesar Chavez St.) 12 PM
3/17 – Crossing Border Music City Party @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.) – 3:30 PM
3/17 – Yep Roc Music Group Showcase @ Maggie Mae’s (323 E. 6th St.) – 1 AM
3/18 – Redeye Party @ Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th St.) – 1:20 PM
3/18 – Muzzle of Bees BBQ @ 3217 1/2 Hampton Rd. – 4 PM

DAWN GOLDEN & ROSY CROSS
3/19 – FRIENDS – 9:00PM

DECON
3/19 – DECON & HIPHOPDX 2011 SHOWCASE – 8:00PM – 2:00AM
Freddie Gibbs
Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No)
Aceyalone
Roc Marciano
Rakaa
Classified
Shad
DJ Babu

DESSA
3/16 – DOOMTREE NIGHT – FLAMINGO CANTINA – 11:00PM

Dev
3/16 – MTVu Woodie Awards (Nominated and Presenting)
3/18  – 11:45pm Moodswing Showcase @ The Phoenix

DILLON FRANCIS
3/17 – LOFT 718 – Upstairs at Silhouette – 12:30 PM
3/18 – SXSW – Frank – 12:30AM
3/19 – MAD DECENT PARTY – Friend’s Bar – 12:00AM

DIPLO
3/19 – FRIENDS – 1:00AM

DOOMTREE
3/16 – DOOMTREE NIGHT – Flamingo Cantina – 1:15AM

EMPRESS HOTEL
3/17 @ Skinny’s Ballroom & Radio Station (5pm)
3/18 @ Hotel Vegas – LA Crawfish Boil Showcase (3pm)
3/18 @ Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (8pm)
Saturday March 19 @ Historic Victory Grll – Backbeat NOLA (tbd)

EVIDENCE
3/17 – VIBE MAG – SMOKERS CLUB -TIME TBA

Fences
3/15 – 11pm Campfire Trails Showcase @ The Bat Bar (218 E. 6th Street)
3/17 – 7:30pm SXSW Showcase @ St. David’s Episcopal Church (301 E. 8th Street)
3/18 –  3:30pm SxSeattle Party @ Copa Bar & Grill (Congress between 2nd and 3rd)
3/19 – 12:30pm Consequence of Sound Day Party @ The Rumbler Lounge (402 E. 6th Street)

FLOATING ACTION
3/16 @ SXSW Convention Center (3pm)
3/16 @ Cheers (7:15pm)
3/18 @ Cheers – Treehouse SXSW (3pm)
3/18 @ Red House Pizzeria – Music For Listeners Party (4pm)
3/ 18 @ Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (12am)

FLOSSTRADAMUS
3/18 – THE WINDISH AGENCY HOUSE – 1:00AM


FOO FIGHTERS

3/16 – mtvU Woodie Awards- 11:00pm @ Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces)
3/15 – FOO FIGHTERS Documentary

Back And Forth - 6:00pm @ Paramount Theater (713 Congress Ave.)
Director: James Moll
The definitive documentary of the last great American rock n’ roll band: chronicling Foo Fighters’ 16 year history from their first club gigs to the recording of their new album in Dave Grohl’s garage.
*Free for Music Badges

FOOL’S GOLD

3/18 - FOOL’S GOLD RECORDS SHOWCASE – 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM
7:30PM – Nick Catchdubs
8:00PM – Party Supplies
8:45PM – Telephoned
9:30PM – The Suzan
10:15PM – Cubic Zirconia
11:00PM – Danny Brown
11:30 PM – Donnis
12:00PM – A-Trak
1:00PM – Kingdom

GANGRENE (ATCHEMIST + OH NO)
3/19 – DECON SHOWCASE – FUZE – 8:00PM

GENERATIONALS
3/16 @ Red 7 – Force Field PR / Terrorbird Media Party (3pm)
3/17 @ Waterloo Records (instore) (2pm)
3/17 @ Cheers – Treehouse party (5:15pm)
3/18 @ Red House Pizzeria – Music For Listeners Party (3pm)
3/18 @ The Eastern (4:55) 4:25 load-in
3/18 @ Cedar Street Courtyard – The Orchard showcase (9pm)
3/18 @ Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (1am)
3/19 @  KUT Cactus Cafe – KUT Radio party (12pm)


Gold Motel
3/16     8:00PM – Billboard Showcase @ Buffalo Billards
3/16     11:00PM – CNN Party @ CNN Stage
3/18     11:30AM – Sonicbids Party @ Maggie Mae’s (RSVP: http://www.sonicbids.com/marketingAds/sxsw_rsvp/)
3/18     6:00PM – Swing House/D’Addario Party @ Rusty’s


GRIEVES
3/16 – THE AGENCY GROUP & XXL MAGAZINE SHOWCASE — Mohawk Patio – 8:30PM
3/17 – COPYCATS SHOWCASE – Chuggin’ Monkey – 5:15PM
3/18 – SXSEATTLE – CLUB COPA – 4:40PM
3/20 - SUNDAY SWAGGER FEST – EAST SIDE DRIVE INN – TIME TBA

HANNI EL KHATIB
3/16 – BUZZBANDS LA – Cedar Street Courtyard – 1:00PM
3/16 – WINDISH AGENCY SHOWCASE – The Mohawk Inside – 4:00PM
3/16 – SPACELAND/ECHO PARTY – Shangri La – 8:30PM
3/17 – OTHER MUSIC / DIG FOR FIRE – French Lehation Museum – 1:30PM
3/18 – EVERLOVING PARTY – Design Within Reach – 6:30PM
3/18 – THE VINYL DISTRICT / LUV LUV LUV – Clive Bar – 4:30PM
3/18 – NEVERHEARD SHOWCASE – Habana Calle – 10:00PM
3/19 – GUNS IN THE SUN/HIT CITY USA – Headhunters – 4:50PM

HOLY SONS
3/18 – BROOKLYN VEGAN/PARTISAN DAY PARTY- BARBARELLA & SWAN DIVE – 1:15PM
3/19 – GROUND CONTROL SHOWCASE – LUSTRE PEARL – 11:00PM

HOORAY FOR EARTH
3/16  – GBH & Shout It Out Loud Day Party – 1:30pm
3/16 – Boston Phoenix Party@ Klub Krucial (612 E. 6 Street@Red River)  – 3:40pm
3/16 – Live Music Capitol Presents Psych Fest 4 @ Eastern – 6pm
3/16 – Official Showcase @ 512 – 10pm  (w/ The Gay Blades, Mazes)
3/17 – Pitchfork #OFFLINE Festival @ East Side Drive In – 2pm (w/ DOM, Dum Dum Girls & Lower Dens)
3/17  – Dovecote Records & Life or Death PR Party @ Emo’s Annex – 4pm (w/ Big Freedia, Wise Blood & Jonquil)
3/17 – Popantipop Party @ Annie’s West – 10pm (w/ Alexander feat. Edward Sharpe, Cloud Control & Datarock)
3/18 – Under The Radar Party @ The Flamingo Cantina – 12:45pm (w/ Okkervil River, Menomena, Surfer Blood & Porcelain Raft)
3/18 – Bambara’s East Invades West @ Side Bar (602 East 7th Street@Red River) – 5:30pm (w/Grimes, Bambara, ARMS & Liturgy)
3/18  – Big Ugly Yellow Couch Party @ Lipstick 24 (w/ Oh Land, more TBD) 11:30pm


Hospital Ships
3/18 –  Graveface Records Showcase @ Skinny’s Ballroom (115 San Jacinto Blvd.) – 9 PM
3/19 – Equinox ish Mash 2011 @ Blue Starlight Mini Drive In (2326 E. Cesar Chavez St.) – 3:10 PM

HU$$LE CLUB
3/16BEAUTY BAR EAST – 2:20PM

K.Flay
3/16     12:30PM – Baeble Showcase @ The Phoenix
3/17     10:00PM – Billboard Party @ Buffalo Billiards
3/18     4:00PM – Roxwell/HellYa Party @ Cake Fight
3/19     3:00PM – Your Mom’s House Party

Kina Grannis
3/18     Noon – BMI Brunch Party
3/18     2:00PM – Orchard Showcase
3/19     5:00PM – Official SXSW Showcase @ Steven F Bar

The Knux
3/16     TBS – Baeble Showcase
3/17     11:00PM – Billboard Party @ Buffalo Billiards

LITTLE DRAGON
3/18 – Dickies Showcase @ Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St. – South of Convention & 1st)-12:00am
3/19 – Filter Magazine’s “Cultural Collide” Party @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 5:00pm

MALUCA
3/18 – THE PHOENIX – 9:00PM

MAD DECENT
3/19MAD DECENT SHOWCASE – Friends Bar – 8:15PM
8:15PM – SBTRKT
9:00PM – Dwn Golden & Rosy Cross
9:20PM – SPECIAL GUEST
10:00PM – POPO
10:20PM – Bosco Delrey
11:00PM – Toy Selectah
11:30PM – Schlachthofbronx (with Spoek Mathambo)
12:00PM – Dillon Francis
12:30PM – Brodinski
1:00PM – Diplo

MELLOW HYPE (ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL)
3/16 – Fat Possum party @ Club DeVille (900 Red River Street) 1:40pm
3/17- Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Barbarella (615 East Red River) – 5:00pm

Miracle Parade
3/16 Cedar Street (LA Buzz Bands Showcase) Noon
3/18 1Band1Brand Showcase 138 Listening Lounge 9pm rsvp to 138rsvp@gmail.com

The Naked And Famous

3/16 – 7:30pm NZ BBQ @ Brush Square
3/16 – 9:15pm NPR Showcase @ Stubb’s
3/16-17  – 12am KCRW Party @ Phoenix
3/16-17  – 1am PITCHFORK @ Central Presbyterian
3/17 – 12pm Waterloo In-Store
3/17 – 5pm FRENCH LEGATION @ TBD
3/17 – 4pm FILTER/DICKIES Party @ Lustre Pearl
3/19  – 5:45pm FADER FORT
3/18 – 4:15pm WINDISH Showcase @ Emo’s
3/18/19 – 1am CHOP SHOP @ Maggie Mae’s
3/19 – 12pm NEON GOLD Partysic Gym
3/19 – 4pm FILTER/COLLIDE Party @ Emo’s

 

NATIVE AMERICA
3/16  @ Stanky Possum House (tbd)
3/18  @ Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (11pm)


NEW LOOK
3/16 – IAMSOUND 2011 SHOWCASE – Sailor Jerry Lounge – 5:00PM
3/17 – DUBFREQUENCY SHOWCASE – Malverde – 3:00PM
3/18 – OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE – Malaia – 11:00PM

NEWVILLAGER
3/16 – MAGGIE MAE’S ROOFTOP – 8:00PM
3/16 – IAMSOUND PARTY – Shamgri-La – NOON
3/16 – URBAN OUTFITTERS – 3PM
3/16 – CHEVY SHOWCASE (WRISTBAND) – Maggie Mae’s (Rooftop) – 8PM
3/20 – LEFSE RECORDS AND CCOLLECTIVE SOUND – Cheer Up Charlie’s – 1PM

NOTTZ
3/17 – SCOOT INN – 11:55PM

O’Death
3/ 16 -Noise Pop SF vs. Brooklyn Day Party @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St.) – 4:15 PM
3/ 17 -Panache Showcase @ Red 7 Outside (611 E. 7th St.) – 11:20 PM
3/ 19 -Ernest Jenning Record Co showcase @ The FiveOneTwo (408 E. 6th St.) – 11 PM

ODD FUTURE WOLF GANG KILL THEM ALL
3/16 – MTV Woodies @ Austin Music Hall (108 Nueces St.) – 11pm
3/18 – Thrasher Party @ The Red Scoot Inn (1308 East 4th Street) – 4:00pm
3/18 – Fader Fort by FIAT @ 1101 E. 5th Street between San Marcos & Waller – 6:45pm
3/19 – Mess With Texas @ 1001 E. 6th Street – 8:50pm
3/19 – Billboard Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street)- 12:05am (Big Krit, Curren$y, Big Sean)
3/19 – Party @ TBA – 2:15am

OFF!
3/16 – VAN’S SHOWCASE – Emo’s Mainroom – 9:50PM
3/17 – PITCHFORK DAY PARTY – East Side Drive – 4:30PM
3/17 – VICE RECORDS SHOWCASE – Club De VilleE – 10:00PM
3/18 – SPIN SHOWCASE – Stubb’s BBQ – 1:30PM
3/19 – VICE MESS WITH TEXAS – East Side Drive – 5:00PM

Olin & The Moon
3/16 – 4:30pm Sa Now Acoustic Show @ Annie’s West
3/16 – 9:30pm Official Showcase @ Black and Tan’s
3/16 – 12am @ Hotel Vegas
3/18 – 11pm -Deadbird Records Presents The Big Eraser at Bar 96
3/19 – 5pm – Home Grown Industries/Mellow Mushroom Party @ Mellow Mushroom

OUTASIGHT
3/17 – WARNER BROS SHOWCASE – Habana Bar Backyard – 7:30PM
3/17 – RUBY HORNET SHOW – Peckerheads – 10:30PM
3/18 – BIZ3 SHOWCASE – Emo’s – 9:30PM
3/18 – THE PHEONIX – 10:30PM
3/19BMI SHOWCASE – 3:55PM

PO PO
3/19 – FRIENDS – 10:00PM

P.O.S
3/16 – FLAMINGO CANTINA – 12:30 PM

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Rolling Stone / Rekords Rekords Showcase – 12:15am @ La Zona Rosa (612 W. 4th St.)

RAKAA
3/17 – CLOSED SESSIONS RELEASE – PECKERHEADS – TIME TBA
3/19 – HIP HOP HOWL – LIPSTICK – TIME TBA
3/19- DECON SHOWCASE – FUZE – 11:25PM

ROC MARCIANO
3/19 – FUZE – 9:00PM

Sarah Jaffe
3/17 – 3:00PM – Paste Magazine Party @ The Stage on Sixth
3/18 – TBS – KUT Party @ MoMo’s
3/19 -TBS – New Grenada Party @ The Ghost Room

SEASICK STEVE
3/17 – Pias Showcase 9:15pm @ The Belmont (305 W. 6th St.)

SHAD
3/18 – BOTTOM LOUNGE – LAWYER4MUSICIANS – CATHARSIS VENUE 222 – 2:00PM
3/18 – PAPER GARDEN RECORDS & LOVELY HEARTS CLUB – UNCORKED – 6:30PM
3/18 – VIBE HOUSE SHOW – VENUE 222 – 8:30PM
3/18 – CMW – PARADISE – 12:00AM
3/19 – FACTOR/STARNAKER – PARADISE – 12:55PM
3/19 – MUSIC BY THE SLICE – HOME SLICE PIZZA – 5:50PM
3/19 – DECON NEVER NOT FRESH SHOWCASE – FUZE – 10:15PM

Sharon Van Etten
3/ 16 – KUT-FM Live Broadcast @ Hilton Lobby (500 East 4th St.) – 10:35 AM
3/ 16 – Brooklyn Vegan Showcase @ Swan Dive (651 Red River St.) – 12 AM
3/ 17 – Other Music Party @ French Legation (802 San Marcos St.) – 3 PM
3/18 – The Onion A.V. Club Party @ Mohawk (912 Red River St.) – 3 PM
3/19 – Red Ryder Showcase @ Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th St.) – 8:30 PM

SKRILLEX
3/18 – MOHAWK PATION – 11:45PM
3/18 – MAGGIE MAE’S – 11:10PM
3/18 – EMO’S ROOM – 9:00PM

The Smoking Popes
3/16 – Maggie Mae’s (Flower Booking Showcase) at 8pm
3/17 – Trophy Room (Double Door Showcase) at 5:15pm

THE SPINTO BAND
3/18 – Mi Casa Cantina – Park The Van showcase (10pm)

THE SUZAN
3/18 – CAKE SHOP/TOM TOM MAG PARTY – 4:00PM
3/18 - BEAUTY BAR/PALM DOOR – 9:30PM

Tim Larson and the Owner Operators
3/17 – Thunderbird Coffee (Giant Steps Productions Show) – at 3:40pm
3/18 – Kick Butt Coffee – at 6pm

Tinie Tempah
The Fader Fort by FIAT @ 4:30pm
MTV Garage @ Red River Garage @ 2:30pm – http://garagemtv.eventbrite.com/

TOY SELECTAH
3/17 – FLAMINGO CANTINA – 1:00AM
3/19 – PRAGUE – 11:00PM
3/19 – FRIENDS – 11:00PM

Voxhaul Broadcast
3/16 –  7pm BuzzbandsLA Day Party (208 W. 4th Street)
3/17 – 1pm Filter Magazine @ Cedar Street Courtyard (208 W. 4th Street)
3/17 – 4:30pm Tijuana Gift Shop Party @ Rusty Spurs (405 E. 7th Street)
3/19 – 4pm Pure Volume House (504 Trinity Street)
3/19 –  8pm @ 512 Rooftop (406 E. 6th Street)


Washington
3/16 – 5pm SXSW ‘Next Stage’ Acoustic
3/19 – 3pm UMD Showcase @ The Speakeasy
3/19 – 10pm Aussie BBQ @ Maggie Mae’s

WHITE DENIM
3/16 – PARISH DAY PARTY – 5:00PM
3/16 – CLUB DE VILLE – 11:00PM
3/17 – DOT COM DAY STAGE AUSTIN CONVENTION CENTER – 5:00PM
3/18 – GORILLA VS BEAR DAY PARTY – 5:45PM
3/19 – SAN JOSE HOTEL DAY PARTY – 3:00PM

WISE BLOOD
3/16 – Ear of the Beholder Party @ The Brixton – 8:00pm
3/17 – Dovecote / Life or Death / Hearts Music Group Party @ Emo’s Annex – 1:45pm
3/17 – I Guess I’m Floating Party @ Lovejoy’s (604 Neches St) – 3pm
3/17 – Windish Showcase @ 501 Studio’s (501 I-35 @ 5th and Brushy) – 8pm
3/20 – Panache Hangover Party @ Beerland - 5:30pm

YUCK
3/16 – KEXP Session @ Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop, 2.30pm
3/16 – Fat Possum Party @ Club deVille 5.30pm
3/16 – NPR Showcase @ Stubb’s 8pm
3/16 – Paradigm OS @ Club deVille, 1am
3/17 – Under The Radar @ Flamingo Cantina, 1.30pm
3/17 – Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Swan Dive, 4pm
3/18 – Pitchfork Party @ East Side Drive In, 3.30pm
3/18 – Noisey.com Launch Party @ Kiss & Fly, 11pm
3/19 – MOG Party @ The Mohawk, 2pm

 

 

Interview with Mike Grubbs from Wakey! Wakey!

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Between busy schedules of being the lead singer and songwriter from indie rock band Wakey! Wakey! and playing bartender “Grubbs” on One Tree Hill, Michael Grubbs took the time to answer some questions on how the summer tour is going and what music he recommends for 2010.

Keep reading for our interview with Mike.

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Becca, Casper Bangs, Cassette Kids, The Postelles, Twin Tigers and more at SXSW 2010!

More artist lineups announced!!

UPDATED: 3/15/2010 with more artists (sorry not in alphabetical order. We are posting by date as they come it.)

APRIL SMITH AND THE GREAT PICTURE SHOW
FRI MAR 19 @ 11:00 PM – Coda Agency (Ale House, 310 E 6th St)
SAT MAR 20 @ 3:30 PM – PureVolume House (Smokin’ Music, 504 Trinity St)
Listen to April Smith

BECCA
WED MAR 17 @ 12:45 PM – Manic Fest Destiny Party (Belmont Hotel, 305 W 6th St)
THUR MAR 18 @ 2:20 PM – SIN SXSW Party (Antones’s, 213 W 5th St)
SAT MAR 20 @ 8:00 PM – Official Showcase (Rusty Spur, 405 E 7th St)
Listen to Becca

CASPER BANGS
THUR MAR 18 @ 7:30 PM – Sneak Attack Austin in-store (301 W. 2nd St at Guadalupe)
SAT MAR 20 @ 1:00 PM – Brightest Young Things Showcase (Red Fez 209 W 5th St)
Listen to Casper Bangs

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Javelin Plays 11 SXSW 2010 Dates

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SXSW Dates

3.17 (5:30pm) – Shangri La’s 1016 E. 6th St. (Enter at Garden entrance on Medina)
3.17 (10:00pm) – Buffalo Billiards – 201 E. 6th St.
Ms Bea’s – 1104 E. 6th St.
3.18 (2:30pm) – Scoot Inn (Baeble Music Party) – 1308 E. 4th. St.
3.18 (6:15pm)- The Side Bar (Spectre Party) – 602 E. 7th St.
Vice House (Lose Control/Hype Machine)
3.19 (1:00pm) – Emo’s (Windish/Pitchfork Party) – 600 Red River St.
3.19 (3:00PM) – Lovejoys (I guess I’m floating party) – 604 Neches St.
3.19 (5:00PM) – Okay Mountain (KVRX party) – 1312 East Cesar Chavez
3.20 (5:20PM) – Mohawk (MOG party) – 912 Red River St.
Longbranch Inn (Impose Party) – 1133 East 11th Street

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Artist Lineup and Party Schedules for SXSW Starting March 18th: Part 1

SXSW isn’t just for the techies even though people like Robert Scoble might think its all about technology.  SXSW is a fanastic showcase of music of up coming and established artists. We going to continue to add gig times and party locations that are open to the public.

MONDAY MARCH 15

9:30PM – Kid Sister – Thrillist Party @ Stubbs (801 Red River)

WEDNESDAY MARCH 17th

1:00PM – Hollywood Holt – Karmaloop Party @ Beauty Bar (617 E 7th St.)

1:45PM – Grieves – Karmaloop Party @ Beauty Bar (617 E 7th St)

4:00PM – Kid Sister – Karmaloop Party @ Beauty Bar (617 E 7th St.)

5:00PM – Lullabye Arkestra – in-store @ Cheapo Discs (914 N. Lamar Blvd.)

5:00PM – Pierced Arrows – End of an Ear in-store (2209 S. 1st St.)

9:00PM – Pierced Arrows – Lovejoy’s (604 Neches St.)

10:00PM – Freddie Gibbs – Elitaste/NueAgency @ Ace’s Lounge (222 E 6th St.)

11:00PM – Sammy Bananas – Gigacrate Party @ Beso Cantina

11:30PM – These Are Powers @ Ms. Bea’s (1104 E 6th St.)

1:00AM – Miike Snow – KCRW showcase @ Galaxy Room Patio (508 6th Street)

1:00AM – SALEM – IAMSOUND party @ Malverde (400 W 2nd St)
*RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/sxswias

1:00AM — Maluca — BMI Showcase @ Mi Casa Cantina (503 East 6th St)

More dates and times after the jump…

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Intoducing Eytan! SXSW dates Announced!

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Hailing from New York, Eytan has put together his debut solo album The Perfect Break Up which will be released this spring containing the perfect mix of catchy tracks that will have you begging for more. The album also features guest appearances by members of OK Go, Hurricane Bells, Locksley, Quintus, Marcy Playground, and others.

Download Eytan’s first single, Do It For Me, Free!

His music will also be hitting your TV set on February 26th for the MTV movie Turn The Beat Around and his cover of Thats The Way (I Like It) which appears on the soundtrack that hit stores February 9th.

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Athlete’s “The Getaway” and SXSW Dates

Athlete’s new album Black Swan is out today in the US, and to mark the release the band debuting the brand new video for first single “The Getaway”, filmed in the dead of night in Brooklyn and NYC’s Chinatown.

Athlete will be in Austin for SXSW. They’ll play several times, including the Fontana/Vevo and Billboard showcases on Thursday, and the Filter party on Saturday.

ATHLETE at SXSW 2010

Thu 3/18

2:40PM Fontana @ Buffalo Billiards / The Lodge; Partners: VEVO & Record Store Day (Dan Black, Shelby Lynne, Mishka, First Aid Kit)

10:00PM Billboard Showcase @ Habana Bar Backyard ( w/Those Darlins, Dinosaur Bones, Dead Confederate)

Fri 3/19

3:00PM Express Showcase: Friday 3/19, 12-6pm, @ The Phoenix (formerly Pangaea) at 409 Colorado St. (w/ Anya Marina, Neon Trees, + more)

Sat 3/20

2:40PM Filter @ Cedar Street Courtyard (w/ Mike Snow and more to be announced shortly)

1:00AM The Bedford at SXSW @Hilton Garden Inn Creekside EMC (Line-Up announced soon)

The Depreciation Guild To Release Sophomore LP “Spirit Youth” May 18th On Kanine Records

The Depreciation Guild To Release Sophomore LP “Spirit Youth” May 18th On Kanine Records Announce US Tour With Serena Maneesh / SXSW Dates To Come

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Kurt Feldman joined the mile high club last year. Oh, it’s not what you think. Well, not exactly.

“You know how airplane cabins have a drone to them?” asks The Depreciation Guild frontman. “Well, it’s like an A note, and I was singing melodies over it in the bathroom.”

One of those melodies—first captured on a cell phone, mind you—weaves its way through the opening scene of Spirit Youth, the album that rewrites just about every assumption about Brooklyn’s most promising dream-pop band.

For starters, The Depreciation Guild is not Slowdive’s second-coming. While Feldman and guitarist Christoph Hochheim also play in the Pains of Being Pure At Heart, they founded The Depreciation Guild two years prior to the Pains’ formation. The two bands complement one another, with Pains teetering on the twee side of things and The Depreciation Guild building its very own blend of 8-bit beats, clanging chords and heady hooks.

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POP Montreal Music Festival Presents TWO Events At SXSW

POP Montreal Music Festival Presents TWO Events At SXSW: Hollerado’s NACHO HOUSE Day Party On Thursday, March 18 At Lovejoy’s & POP Montreal Official SXSW Showcase On Saturday, March 20th at Club Paradise

In 2010 POP Montreal Music Festival is doing 2 fun filled events at SXSW in Austin, Texas.

First up we are presenting Hollerado’s NACHO HOUSE day party on Thursday March 18, at Lovejoy’s (604 Neches at 7th). Last POP, Hollerado threw an amazing free mini festival in a Montreal loft space called Nacho House. We’ve decided to take the spirit of the event and bring it to Austin. The line-up includes our Brazilian friends The Name, musical genius and Guinness World Record holder Chilly Gonzales, folk songstress Basia Bulat, Youtube sensation Diamond Rings, recent Merge signees Let’s Wrestle and Ireland’s garage power pop master So Cow. Entrance is free, there will be free nachos and beer. so come down party with us!

FULL LINEUP AFTER THE JUMP:

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Dovecote Records set to release limited edition vinyl version of Bright Works and Baton by Cast Spells on May 4th

Dovecote Records set to release limited edition vinyl version of Bright Works and Baton by Cast Spells on May 4th

Cast Spells is Dave Davison, lead singer of Maps & Atlases

Download “Pioneer Scalps” from Bright Works and Baton

Dovecote Records is elated to announce that they will be releasing the Cast Spells Bright Works and Baton EP on clear vinyl come May 4, 2010. Cast Spells is David Davison, lead singer of Maps & Atlases. This is the first time the EP will be available on wax and has been re-sequenced to include an extra track called “All Brass” which appeared on a split 7″ with Good Old War. The vinyl pressing of Bright Works and Baton is limited to 500. Bright Works and Baton is available digitally and on CD via Cast Spells’ record label, Sargent House.

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New Zealand’s Kerretta Make US Debut in March 2010

Kerretta Set to Play SXSW at the Double Door in Chicago, IL on April 5th!

New Zealand’s Kerretta Make US Debut in March 2010

Band Set to Kick-Off US Tour at SXSW 2010 & Release Debut Album Vilayer

New York, NY – New Zealand’s Kerretta will be making their US debut this March with a SXSW show and US tour.  To coincide with SXSW and the upcoming shows, the band will be releasing their debut album – Vilayer – Stateside for the first time. 

For those yet to experience the propulsive, driving rock from this instrumental three-piece, they’ll have a chance to see them push the envelope of tone and dynamics in an intense set.  Their catchy, sometimes ambient brand of molten-core will appeal to fans of Sleep and Isis, but discerning listeners will know the trio peddle a uniquely atmospheric take on angular rock.  Kerretta has shared the stage with the likes of Explosions In The Sky, The Breeders, Mono and …And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead and their debut album Vilayer earned them a nomination for the “Taite Music Prize” (New Zealand’s equivalent to the UK’s Mercury Music Prize).

Check Kerretta’s MySpace page for the most up to date information

Upcoming Tour Dates:

March 20        Encore Patio               Austin, TX
              22        Underground              Mesa, AZ
             24        Bar Pink                          San Diego, CA
             25        The Smell                       Los Angeles, CA
             29        Satyricon                       Portland, OR
             30        Sunset Tavern             Seattle, WA

April    1          Cake Shop                    New York, NY
              2             Union Hall                 Brooklyn, NY
              5          Double Door               Chicago, IL
              6          Replay Lounge           Lawrence, KS
              8          Larimer Lounge         Denver, CO

“Kiss Me Goodnight” – New B Side From Casper Bangs

“Kiss Me Goodnight” – New B Side From Casper Bangs

Brought to you by The Music Slut, below is the EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE of “Kiss Me Goodnight” the B-Side from Casper Bangs off of The Whitespace EP.

::DOWNLOAD “KISS ME GOODNIGHT” MP3::

::DOWNLOAD “SKYLARK” MP3::

“To be clear, we think DC’s Casper Bangs is f’n great. -Vinyl District

“This song’s catchier than an email virus and it’ll spread around even quicker. (“The Other Half”). – Audioperv

Be sure to catch Casper Bangs during this year’s SXSW Music Conference! More dates to come…In the meantime check out what Casper Bang’s is listening to over at My Secret Playlist. You might be surprised what he finds inspiring! Casper Bang’s upcoming album I Woke Up is vocalist Rob Pierangeli’s debut full-length release and also features Rishi Chakrabarty on guitar, Dennis Mannuel on drums and vocals, Chaim Rubenstein on keyboard and vocals and Wes Garcia on bass. I Woke Up will be released in March, stay tuned for details.

Omaha’s Thunder Power announce a string of tour dates down to Austin for SXSW!

Omaha’s Thunder Power announce a string of tour dates down to Austin for SXSW to debut new tracks from their 4th EP, Hearts Intersect , out on Slumber Party Records on March 9th!

 

Along with tour dates, Thunder Power reveal the cover art for Hearts Intersect – a split EP with The 1959 Hat Company, engineer Ian Aeillo (Bright Eyes, Cursive, Matthew Sweet) and producer Joel Petersen (The Faint).

Check out the single “Heartifact” HERE!

Thunder Power Tour Dates:

Mar 7- O’Leaver’s Pub – Omaha, NE

Mar 12 – The Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS

Mar 13 + 14 – NX35 Music Conferette – Denton, TX

Mar 16 – The Parlor – Austin, TX

with more SXSW dates to be announced soon!

Check Out Why The Press Love Thunder Power After The Jump

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THE KISSAWAY TRAIL

THE KISSAWAY TRAIL

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(Bella Union; April 20, 2010)

The Kissaway Trail premiere their video for the single “SDP” exclusively with Filter Magazine.

The Kissaway Trail (Bella Union), from Odense, Denmark, are releasing their 12-track LP, entitled Sleep Mountain via Bella Union on April 20th, 2010. Eleven of the tracks are original, and one is a cover of the haunting Neil Young song, “Philadelphia,” the title track from the 1993 motion picture by Jonathan Demme. Sleep Mountain is a brilliant sonic assault. With all 5 band members sharing vocal duties, 4 on guitar and 2 on keys, the sound results in glorious melodies, epic choruses, and high octane energy. This pop-savvy rock band arrives on US shores to open arms and will play here for the first time in 2 years with performances at SXSW.

The clanging of church bells on the bombastic opener, “SDP” leads the charge into the panoramic sensation of the album. Sleep Mountain guides listeners through varying moods and emotions with dramatic cadences. Album standout, “Don’t Wake Up” is an impressive tune showcasing the use of euphoric electronic sounds and raw guitars, displaying what this band does best. “Beat Your Heartbeat” is one of the most joyous yet melancholic songs on the record with its dramatic drum patterns and multiple vocal chorus repeatedly chanting “they will beat your heartbeat.” Sleep Mountain is a contemporary, timeless and vulnerable rock album.

Citizen Dick premieres the NEW single from TWIN TIGERS

::Download Twin Tigers- “Passive Idol” MP3::

Athens, Georgia. Home of the Twin Tigers and the local restaurant, Grit. Whereas this little establishment might look innocent it is here that guitarist and vocalist Matthew Rain and bassist Aimee Morris met, began dating and fell in love. In the dust of their previous band projects the Twin Tigers were born. Joined by drummer Doug Crump and guitarist Forrest Hall after a rash of previous bandmates the permanent equation was cemented. The band went onto release the Curious Faces Violent Future EP in February 2008.

The band quickly started building a solid fanbase throughout the southeast and played their very first SXSW. Their loud, chilling and excitable sound made them a perfect fit on bills paired with such bands as: Les Savy Fav, Deerhunter, Dead Confederate, Black Lips, Dungen, Woods and A Place to Bury Strangers.

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FAN DEATH ANNOUNCE MARCH NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LITTLE BOOTS

SELECT DATES SUPPORTING LITTLE BOOTS BEGIN MARCH 2nd IN NEW YORK, LEADING UP TO SXSW

Vancouver’s Fan Death (aka Dandilion Wind Opaine and Marta Jaciubek-McKeever) have just announced a series of highly anticipated live shows this March, bringing their beautifully dark, theatric take on classic electronic pop to many North American cities for the first time. On tour supporting the UK’s electro-pop phenom Little Boots, dates begin March 2nd in New York, concluding with several appearances at SXSW to be announced.

Recently amassing over 100,000 YouTube views alone for their cinematic videos “Reunited” and “Cannibal”, the duo will also join Vampire Weekend next month for their European tour, including many sold-out UK venues. The tour will showcase brand new material from the upcoming Last Gang Records release A Coin For The Well (out February 23rd) and offer a first look of what to expect from the debut album Womb Of Dreams (slated for a May release).

Already hailed as “our new favorites!” in 2010 by Perez Hilton and supported early on by SPIN, The Fader, and NYLON, among others, Fan Death are poised to stun audiences with their thrilling live shows throughout 2010.

Tour Dates After The Jump:

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NPR MUSIC OPENS SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST WITH SHOWCASE HEADLINED BY SPOON

NPR MUSIC OPENS SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST WITH SHOWCASE
HEADLINED BY SPOON: MARCH 17 AT STUBBS

SPOON KICKS OFF U.S. TOUR FOR NEW ALBUM TRANSFERENCE
NPR MUSIC AND FIVE NPR MEMBER STATIONS
TO LIVE BROADCAST, WEBCAST AND PODCAST ENTIRE SHOW

ADVANCE STREAM OF TRANSFERENCE BEGINS TODAY AT NPR MUSIC
AS PART OF “EXCLUSIVE FIRST LISTEN” SERIES

January 11, 2010; Washington, D.C. – For the third year running, NPR Music will present, broadcast and webcast the opening night showcase of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, TX, when it brings Spoon to headline Stubbs on Wednesday, March 17. The concert will kick off Spoon’s U.S. concert tour in support of its forthcoming album, Transference.

NPR Music is offering an advance stream of Transference, one week before its release, now through January 18 as part of the “Exclusive First Listen” series. Hear the entire album for free at www.npr.org/firstlisten Transference will be released on January 19 by Merge Records.

As in years past, NPR Music will live webcast and broadcast the entire showcase from Stubbs. The concert will be streamed live, podcast and archived at www.npr.org/sxsw, and will be available for broadcast on NPR Member stations across the country, including live on KUT in Austin. NPR Music is partnering with five NPR Member stations – KUT Austin, WFUV New York, WXPN Philadelphia, KEXP Seattle and The Current from Minnesota Public Radio – to offer extensive coverage of the influential music festival on-air and online. Additional bands in the lineup at Stubbs, and NPR Music’s complete schedule of events, broadcasts and webcasts at SXSW 2010, will be announced in the coming weeks.

Transference is Spoon’s first album in three years, following the critical and commercial success of 2007’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga. At SXSW, the four-member band will have just returned to its native Austin, following a European tour. The concert at Stubbs will mark the first U.S. performance of material from Spoon’s new album. While frontman Britt Daniel has said Transference is “uglier” than the band’s previous records, it’s still a mix of perfectly orchestrated pop songs. “The music of Spoon has always been an exercise in careful restraint,” says NPR Music producer Robin Hilton. “And Transference is the band’s tightest, most flawlessly executed album to date.”

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Netherfriends hit the road with new tunes and are out to win hearts across the country!

After a slew of well-received dates acros the country – including a raved-about turn at SXSW – Netherfriends announce a string of new tour dates taking them from home-base Chicago to NYC and everywhere in between.

Check out the super catchy track “Nunya” HERE!

With an EP and a 7″ on Apollo Sunshine’s Black and Greene Records, Netherfriends hit the road with never-before heard tunes and an eye on winning hearts at every stop on the tour.

Fall Tour Dates

Sept 20 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA
Sept 21 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN
Sept 22 – Skully’s – Columbus, OH
Sept 23 – Garageland – Philadelphia, PA
Sept 24 – Glass Door – Brooklyn, NY
Sept 26 – Pianos – Manhattan, NY
Sept 30 – Schuba’s – Chicago, IL
Oct 9 – UW Memorial Union, Rathskeller – Madison, WI
Oct 10 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
Oct 13 – Graffiti Bar – Murfreesboro, TN
Oct 15 – 641RPM – Boone, NC
Oct 16 – Haley’s House – Richmond, VA
Oct 17 – The Annex – Baltimore, MD
Oct 19 – The Manhattan Room – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 27 – House Show – Indianapolis, IN
Nov 13 – The Beauty Shop – Fairfield, IA
Nov 16 – 8th St Taproom – Lawrence, KS
Nov 18 – Hole In the Wall – Austin, TX

Here what the Press has to say after the jump…

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Harlem Shakes & Passion Pit Announce National US Tour

Release Exclusive Live “Strictly Game” Video From Williamsburg Hall Of Music
SXSW Fave / Technicolor Health Out NOW On Gigantic Music
 
  Click Here To Watch Harlem Shakes LIVE “Strictly Game” Video Filmed At Williamsburg Hall Of Music
  Press   Paste Magazine Name Harlem Shakes Band Of The Week During SXSW
KCRX Live Review Of The Harlem Shakes SXSW Show

Click Here To Read Pitchfork Single Review For ‘Sunlight’

Click Here To Read Spin “Songs You Must Here Now”

Brooklyn Vegan Premieres “Strictly Game”

Tour Dates After The Jump!

MTV Releases Ebony Bones “The Musik” Video Featuring 20 Cities, 30 Directors And 1 Track

First Single “The Musik” Debuts At BBC 1 Radio Last Week
SXSW Faves / Look Out for Debut LP This Fall
 
Click Here To View MTV Feature

Click Here To View Download Video

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CUT OFF YOUR HANDS Announce More US Dates

After Coming Off SXSW & Touring with Ra Ra Riot…
Daytrotter Session (Premiering 4.27)
AOL Interface (Premiering 5.9)
  You and I Out Now To Rave Reviews On Frenchkiss Records

      

Pitchfork Media Premieres “Turn Cold” Video :
http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/download/148931-pitchforktv-cut-off-your-hands-turn-cold-video-premiere

Rolling Stone (*** Stars) : “There are moments on this New Zealand quartet’s debut when they sound like the best buzz band in the world”
http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/album/24473809/review/25524036/you_and_i

 Pitchfork Media : “a synthesis of starry-eyed Britpop with post-punk’s brittle rhythms and girl-group harmonies. ”

Spin Magazine (***1/2 Stars) :  http://www.spin.com/reviews/cut-your-hands-you-and-i-frenchkiss
 
Dazed & Confused Magazine UK “Swirling, elegiac punk.”
 
NME “Honestly, what’s not to love? ”
 
Vice Magazine  “Swooooon” 

Tour Dates After The Jump!

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Elizabeth & the Catapult will be previewing new material from the forthcoming “Taller Children” & beloved fan faves LIVE…

Fresh off dates at SXSW, Elizabeth & The Catapult Play LOS ANGELES Tonight At Hotel Cafe  
 
 Elizabeth & the Catapult release long awaited Verve Forecast debut “Taller Children” Out on June 9th
Recorded in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward and Rilo Kiley)

“….’Taller Children‘ is an ode to all of the adults who just never quite figureout how to grow up.” -Elizabeth Abby Lynn Ziman

Upcoming Shows:
April 23 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
May 1 – Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, NY
May 12 – Gravity Lounge w/ Vienna Tang – Charlottesville, VA May 13- Ram’s Head Y w/ Vienna Tang – Annapolis, MD
May 6 – Southpaw (Deli Magazine) – Brooklyn, NYJune 11 – Joe’s Pub (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) – New York, NY
June 19th- The Red and the Black- Washington, DC June 20th- Coffee East- Easton, MD June 25- cafe 939 @ Berklee- Boston, MA June 26t- The Space- Hamden, CT

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Deastro Unveils Cover Art / SXSW & NYC New Faves

Make URB Magazine’s Next 100 / Pitchfork Premieres First Single “Parellelogram”  Moondagger Out June 23rd On Ghostly Intl. / Look Out For Exclusive Limewire EP

 

 
  Pitchfork Premieres  “Parallelogram” : http://ghostly.com/press/deastro-parallelogram-forkcast
 
 Spin – “Invsn of the Hpstr Hipies” – http://ghostly.com/press/spin-11-03-08

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Fresh off dates at SXSW, Elizabeth and the Catapult will be previewing new material from the forthcoming “Taller Children” & beloved fan faves LIVE

New tour dates kicking off at Mercury Lounge
on Thursday, March 26th
More new dates below!

 Elizabeth and the Catapult release long awaited Verve Forecast
debut “Taller Children” Out on June 9th
Recorded in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward and Rilo Kiley)

“….‘Taller Children’ is an ode to all of the adults who just never quite figure
out how to grow up.” -Elizabeth Abby Lynn Ziman

Upcoming Shows:
March 26 – Mercury Lounge w/ Jeff Taylor – New York, NY
March 28 – Cafe 939 w/ Jeff Taylor – Boston, MA
April 23 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
May 1 – Vassar College – Poughkeepsie, NY
May 12 – Gravity Lounge w/ Vienna Tang – Charlottesville, VA
Mat 13- Ram’s Head Y w/ Vienna Tang – Annapolis, MD

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Alaska In Winter TAKE SXSW

 Check out ToneTiger/Submarine Remix of We Are Blind!

www.tellallyourfriendspr.com/singles/AlaskaInWinter.WeAreBlindTonetigerRMX.zip

 

 Check out Berlin and Dr Rosen Rosen Remix on RCRD LBL

 
 Free Williamsburg LIVE review
Http://www.freewilliamsburg.com/archives/2009/03/alaska_in_winte.html
 
 SXSW Dates/ West Coast Tour
 March 18th at SXSW at Volume in Austin, TX
 March 21st at Milan Showcase @ Submerged in Austin, TX
 March 26th at Bordello in Los Angeles, CA
 March 29th at DNA Lounge in San Francisco, CA
 March 30th at The Standard (DJ Set) in Los Angeles, CA
 April 2nd at Chop Suey in Seattle, WA
 
Check out remix of BERLIN by Dr Rosen Rosen

 
 If you have yet to listen to much loved sophomore release HOLIDAY, now is the time!

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Get ready for SXSW Show At Stubbs with Andrew Bird, Gomez and more….

Filter:
“There is lots of guitar picking and whistling in a couple tracks, reminiscent of the glory days of Meat Puppets II and Up On the Sun.”
 

The legendary Meat Puppets to release album of new material “Sewn Together” on Megaforce Records

 

 


Meat Puppets
to debut songs from their forthcoming release during SXSW at Stubbs on March 19thhttp://themintla.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=29962&eid=35897

Invite Only National Geographic TV performance on March 20th
Check for Tickets…

Everyone from Nirvana to Pavement to Stone Temple Pilots cite Meat Puppets as one of the most significant American bands.

The highly influential Meat Puppets started as a punk rock band, but established their own unique style, blending punk with country and psychedelic rock. Meat Puppets later gained significant exposure when the Kirkwood brothers served as guest musicians on Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged performance in 1993. The band’s subsequent album Too High to Die went gold, selling over 500,000 albums, and became their most successful release. The band reunited in 2006.

Recorded at The Saltmine in Phoenix, Arizona in winter 2009, the album features the Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt, with drummer Ted Marcus.

Sewn Together will be released on May 12, 2009 on Megaforce Records.

For Mint Tickets:

 http://themintla.frontgatetickets.com/choose.php?a=1&lid=29962&eid=35897

 
For more information contact Samantha Tillman @ Tell All Your Friends  samantha@tellallyourfriendspr.com

White Denim Play LOS ANGELES On 4.1 At Spaceland (Club NME) & Announce SXSW Dates

Rolling Stone: Fricke’s Picks
“Like Ike and Tina Turner….. White Denim never do anything nice and easy.
The bands chopped up punk delirium is effortless sorcery, evoking Talking
Heads’ dancing-bones rock, the dervish thrash of the Minutemen and the
Strokes’ pneumatic-guitar pop…White Denim is not simple work, but
everything you get is nice and rough.”- David Fricke

NY Times:
“The Austin trio that can sound like the Ventures transplanted to Texas,
psychedelic catapulted toward math-rock, ZZ Top on a caffeine binge or the
early Talking Heads with a chip on their shoulder. White Denim should the the
proverbial hard act to follow.”


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Phil and the Osophers grab it by the tail- shows, lots of albums, books, art! SXSWEET!

“Brooklyn duo Phil And The Osophers are a band who swim in the same gutter water of neo-Nuggets groups like The Black Lips and King Khan & The Shrines” – RCRD LBL

“Modern art makes Phil & the Osophers want to get their eyes fixed. The Brooklyn three-piece make like Doc and the Tors in the loose, ramshackle clip for loose, ramshackle indie-pop tune ‘High Art’ ” – Pitchfork

No ones goin’ to bring it to SXSW harder than Phil and the Osophers. Get yourselves there!

The band has put out FIVE albums via their own sustainable label, Factual Fabrications.  Their latest “Toward Conquering The Invisible North” recieved rave reviews and garnered a delightful video for High Art, in which the band perform laser eye surgery on a friend.  While digital is the most sustainable resource, Osophers fans can still buy their physical albums from Factual Fabrications.  All album art are printed on recycled paper and they use only recycled jewel cases.  That keeps the cost and price down.  Ingenius!

In other news, all 3 members have written and published books of poetry and non-fiction through their own publishing house called ILOANBooks.  Bass player Gus has published NINE books, Drummer Kevin has published two, and Phil has just written his first book of poetry entitled “SHAKE! and other rattlers” They will have these for “sale” at SXSW, along with all 5 albums.  [Read more...]

Detroit’s Own Deastro To Release Debut LP “Moondagger” Out June 25th On Ghostly International

First Single “Parallelogram” Out Now To Rave Reviews
On Tour Now, Announce SXSW Dates

Pitchfork Media Forkcasts “Parallelogram”

Paste Magazines Band Of The Week

Real Detroit Weekly “Artist Of The Year”

When Randolph Chabot, the 22-year-old auteur behind Deastro, is asked about the title of his new album, he recounts a dream about a prince, a kingdom, an evil King of Darkness, and a search for the mythical “Moondagger,” the bearer of which wields ultimate power. And while Moondagger, Deastro’s astonishing new album, does contain traces of that dream–in all of its bittersweet, fantasy-novel glory–the record itself is infinitely more down-to-earth, containing the sort of unrelentingly earnest, inspirational pop music that could only come from a kid weaned on fiction but living desperately, joyously in the here-and-now.

Moondagger expands upon the positive electro-pop of Keepers – Deastro’s home-recorded opus from 2008 – with the addition of a full band. Thankfully, the mercurial, prolific Chabot still seems blissfully unaware of his music’s genreless-ness. Thick, atmospheric production obscures bright, starry-eyed melodies; ecstatic synth squiggles dance around new-wave beats on songs about Nordics, toxic crusaders, and geometric shapes; arrangement ideas bounce off one another within ambitious song structures that swerve left, then right, then left again.

And yet underneath all of their seeming irreverence, Deastro’s songs are breathtakingly down-to-earth – melodic slices of synth-led experimental pop whose energy builds with each iteration of the chorus, hitting emotional peak after emotional peak until they collapse in a heap. The album-opening “Biophelia” can barely contain its heart-in-throat urgency, Chabot’s rapid-fire delivery slicing through layers of shoegaze-y ambience; “Vermillion Plaza,” plucky synth arpeggios ricochet off cavernous echo-chamber walls, Chabot pleads for human contact, asking “would you be my son, ‘cause of all of mine have died?”

Moondagger hums with Chabot’s faith in the goodness of his family and friends (“People are so amazing that I can’t help but write about what makes them who they are,” Chabot says), and yet, there’s a lurking sense that the optimist’s fight is never over. The title of Moondagger’s centerpiece, “Daniel Johnston Was Stabbed in the Heart with the Moondagger by the King of Darkness and His Ghost Is Writing this Song as a Warning to All of Us,” says it all: Among all the Beach Boys backing vocals and keyboard confetti-curliques, there’s an eternal battle raging; with Deastro, Randolph Chabot is out to win the war for the forces of good.\ [Read more...]

Dri, Harlem Shakes & Frances Do SXSW

Show Times And Details Revealed

 

Dri
THURSDAY March 19th

2:40PM – Gigantic Music Party – Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St)

12:15AM – Longbranch Inn (1133 E 11th St)

FRIDAY March 20th

1PM – Canvas Bar & Gallery (105 E. 5th St. Suite 113)

 

 

 

Harlem Shakes
WEDNESDAY, March 18th
3:20PM – Maggie Mae’s At Echo/Spaceland Party (323 E 6th St)
THURSDAY, March 19th
3:35PM – Gigantic Day Party at Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St)
1AM – HEEB/Other Music Showcase at Red 7 Patio (611 E 7th St)
FRIDAY, March 20th

2:10PM – Emo’s Annex (603 Red River)
6PM – Cheers – Buzz Bands at Cheers (416 E 6th St)
SATURDAY, March 21st
2PM – Coffee No Pants at Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St)

 

 

Frances
THURSDAY, March 19th
1:50PM – Gigantic Music party at Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St)
5PM – Singing Serpent party at Iron Gate Lounge
8PM – SXSW Official showcase at Club De Ville (900 Red River St)
FRIDAY, March 20th
12:45PM – Under The Radar Day Party at Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St)

 

 

 

 

For Press Contact Kip Kouri - kip@tellallyourfriendspr.com