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March 2, 2015

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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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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April 21, 2014

Loop @ NYC's Le Poisson Rouge, 4/17/2014 (more by PSquared)

The 2014 Austin Psych Fest is almost here, taking place May 2 - 4 at Carson Creek Ranch with such artists as Black Angels, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Liars, The Zombies, Loop, The Horrors, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Panda Bear, Pink Mountaintops are lots more. The fest has the three-stage daily schedule posted now and you can check that out below. Tickets and Festival passes are still available. If you'd like to go for free we're giving away a prize pack that includes a Three-Day APF ticket, plus an Earthquaker Terminal fuzz pedal and a pound of Earthquaker's signature blend of coffee. Details are below.

Additionally, there are kickoff parties onThursday, May 1. At Red 7 they've got The Warlocks, Flamin' Groovies, The Asteroid #4, The Young Sinclairs and more. Then over at Mohawk it's Night Beats, Elephant Stone and more. Entry for both is free with a APF Deluxe pass, $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Full line-up of those are below. too.

Additionally, you can get primed for APF by watching Beyond the Third Sound which documents the 2013 fest with live performances and interviews. It's stream over at the APF website. Austin Psych Fest 2014 daily schedule and contest details below...

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February 11, 2014

Helm Damien Dubrovnik

Helm (aka London experimental artist Luke Younger) is coming stateside for three US shows with Copenhagen electronic duo Damien Dubrovnik (mem of Var, Lust for Youth), whose First Burning Attraction LP was released on Younger's Alter Records. One of those dates is in Austin on February 17 at The North Door with local artists Xander Harris, Shit and Shine and DJ Veronica Ortuno. Tickets are available, AND we're giving away a free pair. The list of all US dates, details on how to enter the contest, and some videos below...

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January 9, 2014


Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington's amazing prog/dance duo Darkside, in addition to appearing on the Coachella 2014 lineup, recently released their album, Psychic, and are about to go out on a tour of pretty big venues in support of it.. Texas gets three nights:

01-30 Dallas, TX - Club Dada
01-31 Austin, TX - Emo's
02-01 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
High Water opens the January 31st Emo's show. Tickets for that are still on sale, AND we have a pair to give away. Details on how you can enter to win and a video of Darkside live in the Boiler Room are below.

Continue reading "Darkside kicking off tour, playing 3 TX shows, on just-announced Coachella lineup & more ------ win tix to Emo's"

October 30, 2013


Got New Year's Eve plans yet? Even if you do, here's something to consider. The Breeders will be ringing in 2014 at Mohawk (12/31). This is their only Texas show and their final performance of their The Last Splash tour. It's the real last splash! Tickets go on sale Friday (11/1) at 10 AM.

If you'd like to go for free, we're giving away a pair of tickets. Details below and all Breeders tour dates are listed below...

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August 15, 2013

Charli XCX at SXSW 2013 (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
Charli XCX

Charli XCX, who has been busy touring since the release of True Romance, took some time out to cover "I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys for A.V. Undercover 2013, which you can watch below.

She is scheduled to play Austin on September 28 at The Parish as part of her North American tour. Tickets for that show are still available, but we're giving away a free pair. Contest details and videos below. .All dates listed at BrooklynVegan...

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March 29, 2013

Photos by Greg Cristman

Akron/Family @ Old Emo's
Akron Family

Akron/Family, who release a new album on April 30, were one of the many big bands who played Main Stage of the BrooklynVegan Friday Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW, and they were magnificent. Some more pictures from their set are in this post.

If you missed them, look for the band on the road in April, two nights back in Texas included: 05/03/13 @ Red 7 in Austin AND 05/04/13 @ Club Dada in Dallas. Tickets for the Austin show with Nazi Gold and M Geddes Gengras are still available and we have a pair you can win! Contest details, all tour dates, and more pictures from their BV party set, below...

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photos by Kevin Figueroa

Beach Fossil @ Old Emo's
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

Beach Fossils closed down the Jr stage at the Thursday BrooklynVegan Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW. We posted some pictures of their set. Here are some more, along with a chance to win tickets to see the band play again in Austin at Red 7 on April 17 with Foreign Mothers. Contest details, more tour dates, and pictures of Beach Fossils from the BV party, below...

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photos by Kevin Figueroa

SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

METZ (Thursday) and A Place To Bury Strangers (Saturday) both played BrooklynVegan day parties at old Emo's at SXSW this year. Some more pictures from the former's set are in this post, as is a chance to win tickets to see both bands together at the Mohawk on April 25 (part of a larger tour METZ will be on troughtout April & May). Contest details and more pictures of METZ from the BV party below...

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