Posted in dance | hiphop | music | tour dates on March 7, 2013

The Underachievers

The 2013 BrooklynVegan official SXSW showcase (the one that isn't a metal show or a Red Cross Syria benefit) will take place on Friday, March 15 at Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E. 6th Street in Austin, TX). SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).

The lineup this year, as you can see in the flyer below, leans toward the dancier side of things, with a headlining 1 AM set from Orlando downtempo artist XXYYXX, who was recently in NYC for two sold out shows at 285 Kent. Before him, there will be sets by 3421, who are bringing their live-band dubstep over to Austin all the way from Israel, a set by manic NYC rapper Mykki Blanco, electro-shoegazers Man Without Country, R&B-indebted producer Giraffage, Brainfeeder-affiliated rappers The Underachievers (whose free mixtape, Indigoism, is out now), the synth pop of Pictureplane, rapper/stripper/Grimes collaborator Brooke Candy, and finally, Zebra Katz, who you know best for "Ima Read.". Though (the show is in a week), it didn't all finally fall in place until last minute, this one was fun to put together.




To make it even more of a party, we'll have wearable "social lighting" available courtesy of Illuminode. The lights, which people will get to try on when they walk in the door, sync with the music (first come, first served on those, but you can always grab one when someone returns theirs too).

The show begins at 8 PM and as noted above is one of three official BrooklynVegan nighttime events at SXSW, including the one the same night with Omar Souleyman, Black Lips, Deer Tick, and more; and the official BrooklynVegan/Invisible Oranges metal showcase on Saturday (3/16) with Pallbearer, John Baizley (Baroness), and more. We also have four days of day parties (March 13-16, full lineups coming soon!).

As is usually the case with SXSW, many of the bands on our showcase are stopping by NYC for shows before and after SXSW also. As mentioned, 3421 plays Mercury Lounge on 3/20, Man Without Country plays Pianos (tonight, 3/7) and Knitting Factory (3/9), Giraffage plays 88 Palace on 3/9 with JETS. And Mykki Blanco and Pictureplane always have stuff going on in the area too.

See you in Austin.



Comments (14)

Sick lineup! BV always kills it in Austin... Can't wait!

Posted by Greg | March 7, 2013 11:53 AM

SXSW ... a place for trust funders and industry insiders to co-mingle in a red state.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:17 PM

What time does awful and who gives a shit start? Or, are they playing the whole night?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:39 PM

"What time does awful and who gives a shit start? Or, are they playing the whole night?"

Shouldn't you be reading then?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:43 PM

who's got the molli?

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:45 PM

i've got the molli

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 12:55 PM

Free shows make me nervous.

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 1:01 PM

I'm loving the dancy side of SXSW this year. It seems like blues, rock, indie, and everything in between tends to get all the attention. Come to Chciago with your Lineup!!!

Posted by ERB | March 7, 2013 2:36 PM

XXYYXX looks like he'd be a lot of fun to watch

Posted by Anonymous | March 7, 2013 2:46 PM

Sounds it will be unlimited fun.Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted by Morshed | March 7, 2013 4:34 PM

08:00 PM - 3421
09:00 PM – Mykki Blanco
09:20 PM – Man Without Country
10:00 PM - Giraffage
11:00 PM – The Underachievers
11:25 PM - Pictureplane
12:10 AM – Brooke Candy
12:35 AM – Zebra Katz
01:00 AM - XXYYXX

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2013 12:17 AM

this band is a real deal, not hipster garbage. two way radios

Posted by two way radios | March 8, 2013 12:52 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2013 2:48 AM

"sharp like a hawk!" have heard this more than once. these guys have terrible flow and spit nothing memorable... trying to get into them, their great beats are their only redemption. tbh the underachievers are a little overrated. 

Posted by Octav | September 21, 2014 2:27 PM

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