March 2, 2015

HoV

We already posted the Pitchfork parties happening at House of Vans at The Mohawk for SXSW 2015 today, and now here's most of the rest House of Vans' lineup for the whole week. It includes Angel Olsen, Hudson Mohawke, The Damned, METZ, Thee Oh Sees, Future Islands, Laura Marling, Hamilton Leithauser, Atmosphere, Ghostface Killah & Badbadnotgood, Swervedriver, Ceremony, Power Trip, Code Orange, Shlohmo and more.

Full lineups below...

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IFC Fairgrounds

SXSW 2015 is almost here (BrooklynVegan day parties included)!

Though some official showcases sell tickets at the door, your best way in to the shows is with a festival badge or wristband. Those are expensive and hard to get though, so we're giving away a pair of SXSW wristbands, courtesy of IFC Fairgrounds! BrooklynVegan is also giving away a pair, courtesy of the same fine folks, so that's four wristbands we have to give to you total! Details on how to enter the BV Austin contest are below.

IFC Fairgrounds is returning to Austin during SXSW from March 19-21, featuring rides, food, carnival games, giveaways and, of course, live music. It's free to attend, but you do need to RSVP. You can check out the line-up in the post above, and listed below.

And don't forget to follow @BVSXSW on Twitter for more SXSW news and updates.

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Pitchfork

Pitchfork announced their free SXSW day parties happening Wednesday (3/18) and Thursday (3/19) at House of Vans at The Mohawk. The lineups include Migos, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd, Win and Will Butler (separately), Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Courtney Barnett, Viet Cong, Speedy Ortiz, Alvvays, Twerps, Makthaverskan and more.

February 25, 2015

WaterlooWaterloo

The 2015 Waterloo Records SXSW day party schedule has been announced, and it looks like this:

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February 20, 2015

Hannah Diamond
Hannah Diamond

It's entirely possible that the musicians on PC Music aren't purposely critiquing our culture. There's an enigmatic nature to the label that makes it easy to overanalyse without having a specific voice to speak for the music. In an industry where everyone's trying to keep it 'real', it's ironically refreshing to have a label embracing some of the critiques of this generation.

While I've tried to answer the question of 'what is PC Music?', I fear i've only further confused myself. Such is the intrigue of the label. The best way to discover it, is to listen to it. On first attempt, you'll most likely hate but like a sugar-addiction it will grow on you. Before you know it, you'll be asking "Please sir, can I have some more?" [TheInterns.net]

A.G. Cook's label PC Music will be putting on a SXSW showcase on Thursday, March 19 at Empire Garage with their artists Hannah Diamond, GFOTY, QT, Danny L Harle, Spinee, easyFun and Cook himself, plus affiliates SOPHIE, Felicita and Kane West. It runs from 8 PM to 2 AM, and badges will be accepted.

In conjunction with the announcement, A.G. Cook and Hannah Diamond released a new song, "Drop FM," which you can listen to below...

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February 3, 2015

Zola Jesus
photo: Zola Jesus in NYC (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Zola Jesus is currently our on the road with Angel Deradoorian (ex-Dirty Projectors, current-Avey Tare), and that tour hits the Mohawk in Austin TONIGHT (2/3). Want to go for free? We have a couple pairs to give away. Tweet at @BVAustin that you want to see "Zola Jesus at Mohawk" tonight, and we'll pick winners at random (and ASAP). Tickets are also still on sale and will be at the door if you don't win.

The tour just hit NYC where the pair played two shows at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn. The first one was fairly normal, but the 2nd one was one of the few shows that didn't get cancelled that night due to a blizzard, and ended outside in the show.

UPDATE: The Austin show has been moved to Red 7 due to bad weather. They can't catch a break!

UPDATE 2: This show happened, as you can see by our embedded Instagrams below.

Watch Zola Jesus's new video for "Hunger", below...

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January 30, 2015

soft-moon

Luis Vasquez is releasing his third album as The Soft Moon on March 31 via Captured Tracks. You can check out its first single, "Black," at the bottom of the post, along with a Trentemøller remix of the same track. After the album release, The Soft Moon will head out on a tour that hits Dallas on May 6 at Club Dada, Houston on May 7 at Fitzgerald's, and Austin on May 8 for Austin Psych Fest's Levitation. Tickets for Dallas, Houston, and Psych Fest are available now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Track streams below...

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Purity Ring in NYC in 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Purity Ring

Purity Ring have announced a world tour to follow the release of their second album, Another Eternity, in March. The tour hits Austin on May 23 at Stubb's and Houston on May 24 at House of Blues. Tickets for both the Austin show and the Houston show are on sale now.

Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Check out the album's two singles at the bottom of the post...

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January 26, 2015

Sufjan Stevens

Exciting Sufjan Stevens things are happening. A new folk-again album is on the way, and there's a tour too. For Texas it looks like this:

May 10 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
May 11 Houston, TX Jones Hall for the Performing Arts
May 12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
Tickets to the Austin show go on sale Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:00 am thru C3Concerts.com, all Texas Box Office Outlets, or call 512.477.6060 to charge by phone. There's an artist presale too.

About the new album (pictured above):

Carrie & Lowell was recorded by Stevens alongside Casey Foubert, Laura Veirs, Nedelle Torrisi, Sean Carey, Ben Lester and Thomas Bartlett and mixed by Stevens, Bartlett and Pat Dillet. Thematically the 11 songs address life and death, love and loss, and the artist's struggle to make sense of the beauty and ugliness of love. The album is named for Stevens' mother and stepfather and is a return to Stevens' folk roots.
More at BrooklynVegan.

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Jack White @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015
Jack White, Chicano Batman @ Austin Music Hall - 1/24/2015

Jack White (maybe you have his baseball card) is touring and hit Austin over the weekend for two sold-out shows at Austin Music Hall, Saturday (1/24) and Sunday (1/25). Night one was business (he came wearing a button down and slacks with suspenders) and had Charlie Sexton guest on "Ball and Biscuit," and night two was casual (black t-shirt and jeans). At both shows, ushers at the doors told people not to use their phones during the performance, and then right before he went on someone came out to remind the crowd once again. Both shows were opened by LA's Chicano Batman.

We've got pictures of the first night in this post. More, with the setlists from both shows, below...

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