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March 27, 2015
Colleen Green at Burger A-Go-Go 2014 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Colleen Green is heading out on a North American tour next week in support of her new album I Want to Grow Up, released earlier this year. Touring with her is Ali Koehler and Patty Schemel's band Upset, who have a cassette EP coming out on Tuesday (3/31) via Lauren Records.
The tour hits El Paso on March 31 at The Loversprout, Austin on April 1 at Hotel Vegas, Fort Worth on April 2 at The Grotto, and Houston on April 3 at The Shop. Tickets for El Paso and Houston will be $10 at the door. Keep checking Hotel Vegas' and The Grotto's sites for updates on the Austin and Fort Worth shows.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Listen to songs from both new albums below...
March 17, 2015
BrooklynVegan returns to SXSW this year for three FREE day parties at Red 7. We'll be at the venue on Thursday (3/19), Friday (3/20) and Saturday (3/21), taking over both stages of the venue from noon-6pm (RSVP).
Over the course of the three days there's sets from Mew, The Pop Group, Swervedriver, Frank Turner, Ceremony, Iceage, Screaming Females, METZ, Speedy Ortiz, Power Trip, United Nations, Pianos Become the Teeth, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan, The Octopus Project, Broncho, Frog Eyes, Girlpool, Mitski, Chastity Belt, Alex G, Yumi Zouma, KEN mode, Kevin Devine, The Velvet TEen, Pity Sex, Makthaverskan and more.
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Bookmark and check out brooklynvegan.com/sxsw/ for set times and more info, or check out the set times for all three days below...
March 16, 2015
Steve Gunn, who signed to Matador, is on tour now and playing a handful of shows in Austin for SXSW this week. Before the music portion officially kicks off, he plays a show at The Center Spot TONIGHT (3/16) with Weyes Blood, Marie Davidson, Silent Land Time Machine and DJ Alien 2. Plus there's an afterparty with Jock Club. That's $10 at the door and there will be complimentary drinks courtesy of Lone Star Beer and Tito's.
During SXSW's music portion, Steve plays two House of Vans at Mohawk shows: Transmission's Tuesday night (3/17) show with Angel Olsen, Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee, Torres and Ryley Walker; and Pitchfork's Wednesday (3/18) day show with Rae Sremmurd, Courtney Barnett, Viet Cong, Speedy Ortiz and Torres. He also plays the Third Man Records Truck on Wednesday.
Tonight's Center Spot show is co-presented with Chaos in Tejas who also host The Spits, Iceage, Lust For Youth, Untold, Sheer Mag, The Ukiah Drag and Residuels at Beerland Saturday (3/21) afternoon. That's free.
All Steve Gunn dates and more on BrooklynVegan. Watch a recent video below...
photo: Gap Dream at Burgerama NYC in 2013 (more by Dylan Johnson)
Burger Records has a whole lot going on down in Austin for this year's SXSW. In addition to their Wiener Records imprint's party at Spiderhouse, Burger itself is once again hosting its massive Bugermania show, a pool party with performance from Burger bands, co-presenting a showcase with Lollipop records and opening up a pop up shop at Urban Outiftters where you can pick up the punnily-titled "Everything Is Burger In Texas" cassette featuring a bunch of Burger bands.
The 4th installment of the totally FREE Burgermania goes down on Saturday (3/21) at Hotel Vegas from 2 PM until 2 AM across four stages. The lineup is massive, but a few highlights include Gap Dream, White Fang, Dirty Fences, King Tuff, The Sloths, Sheer Mag, Hinds, Nots, The Blind Shake, La Luz, The Lees of Memory, Warm Soda, Jacco Gardner, and Twin Peaks. You can check out the schedule in full below.
If you're looking to relax by the pool and catch some music, Burger is throwing a free pool party at Pearl Street Coop on Thursday (3/19). Not only will there be, you know, a pool, but also music from Sarah Bethe Nelson, Vision, Gap Dream, The Aquadolls, Wax Witches and Michael Rault.
Thursday is also host to the 2nd annual "Love At First Bite Showcase" which Burger co-presents with Lollipop Records at the Whip In. The show's free, all ages, and goes all day from noon to after midnight. The massive lineup includes performances from Cool Ghouls, Terry Malts, Corners, Boytoy, Tele Novella, The Rich Hands, Adult Books, Feels, The Electric Magpie, Today's Hits, The Sloths, Leviation Room, The Rebel Set, Slothrust, Cobalt Cranes, Kim & The Created, Love Cop, Gal Pals, Winter, Fatal Jamz, Hooveriii, Risa Rubin and Big White.
Check out the full Burgermania and Love At First Bite schedules, flyers for all three shows and the art for the pop-up shop exclusive cassette below...
photo: The War on Drugs in NYC in 2014 (more by PSquared Photography)
Youtube's back at SXSW, and this year they'll be taking over Coppertank Downtown on Wednesday and Thursday (3/18-3/19) for a pair of official showcases.
Wednesday's show goes from 1 PM to midnight with music from The War On Drugs, Future Islands, Leon Bridges, Ryn Weaver, Raury, Ibeyi, Lany and Meg Mac.
Thursday is a full 12 hours from 1 PM to 1 AM with The Weeknd, DJ Windows 98 (aka Arcade Fire's Win Butler) ft. Young Paris, Marina and the Diamonds, iLoveMakonnen, Robert Delong, Børns, Hiatus Kaiyote, Mickey Guyton and Priory.
Check out set times for both days below...
March 15, 2015
photo: KEN mode at IO Northside 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
As you probably know, there's thousands of artists to see at SXSW across several genres. For those seeking out the metal at SXSW 2015, here's a roundup of highlights:
We've got some heavy bands playing the three FREE BrooklynVegan day parties at Red 7, which happen on the 6th & Red River venue's two stages on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Our Friday show, co-presented by Invisible Oranges, has Power Trip, United Nations, KEN mode and the legendary Walter Schreifels' new-ish band Vanishing Life. There's also stuff on the punk/hardcore side (Single Mothers, Pianos Become the Teeth), a couple indie rock veterans (Swervedriver, Superchunk's Mac McCaughan) and more. Check out the full lineup at BV and RSVP here.
Our Thursday party has metal representation from Canadian riffers Cancer Bats. And not metal per se, but METZ, who, to quote ex-Invisible Oranges Michael Nelson, "are heavier than a lot of metal bands," hit the stage just an hour and a half after Cancer Bats. RSVP here.
photo: Weedeater at NYC's Saint Vitus in 2012 (more by Samantha Marble)
Now on to non-BV shows: There's a metal showcase Tuesday night (3/17) at Dirty Dog Bar with stoner rockers Royal Thunder, as well the teenaged Unlocking the Truth, Betrayal, Dead Earth Politics, Venomous Maximus and Excessum.
During the day on Wednesday (3/18) there's the Heavy Metal Pool Party at Club Metropolis with promising German band Mantar, along with Victim Mentality, Ruby the Hatchet, Speedozer, Thelma and the Sleaze, So Unloved and one more TBA.
Another chance to see KEN mode, Cancer Bats and Mantar is the Metal Injection showcase at Dirty Dog on Thursday (3/19) night. Also on that bill is Full of Hell, Felix Martin, Moon Tooth and Veil of Maya.
Weedeater headline the Tone Deaf Touring showcase at Dirty Dog on Friday (3/20) night with King Parrot, FOH NOISE, Lazer/Wulf, The Skull and Stinking Lizaveta.
The Black Smoke Conjuring showcase provides a night of heavy rock at The North Door on Friday night with
Kadavar, The Shrine, Elder, Heat (the Berlin band, not the Montreal band), Castle (the San Francisco band), and Ruby the Hatchet.
The final day of Converse Thrasher Death Match at Gypsy Lounge, Saturday (3/21), has a ton of heavy bands from noon to midnight including The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sick of It All, Ceremony, Power Trip, Code Orange, Om, Goatsnake, The Skull, The Shrine, Arctic, American Sharks and Blasting Concept. That one's free.
Both Power Trip and Code Orange also play in the indoor stage of Fun Fun Fun Fest's party at House of Vans at Mohawk on Saturday with Lust for Youth and other non-metal bands.
Another all-day show on Saturday is the Rock of Ages show at the Yellow Jacket Social Club with Goatsnake, Eagle Twin, The Roller, Coliseum, Pinkish Black, Publicist UK, Mantar, Bellringer, Mutilation Rites, Sores and Blasting Concept.
And a ton of bands play the returning Heavy Metal Parking Lot on Saturday including Weedeater, Full of Hell, The Skull, The Shrine, King Parrot and many more. That show's unofficial and tickets are on sale.
Full of Hell also appear at an all-day show at Sweetwater on Friday at 6 PM with Mutilation Rites and others, and they play a noise set at the Sux by Suxwest pre-party at 5715 Cherry Park on Saturday.
Coliseum also play the Metal BBQ at La Barbeque on Friday at 8 PM, and The Highball at The Alamo Drafthouse on Saturday at 2 PM.
Of course those are just a few highlights. What else?
UPDATE: Kadavar are no longer coming to SXSW. They write:
We're very sad to announce this, but we had to cancel all of our SXSW appearances. due to sickness and other unforseen circumstances, we are behind the schedule preparing for our next record and hence can't leave berlin right now. we are sorry and hope for your understanding - see you very soon!--
March 12, 2015
Stereogum and Exploding In Sound Records are teaming up for an all-day free SXSW party at Hole In The Wall on Saturday (3/20). The show runs from 11 AM until 2 AM and features over 30 bands. Like EIS shows usually do, it has a ton of the label's bands including Pile, Krill, Leapling, Palehound, Baked and Dirty Dishes, EIS alumni Speedy Ortiz, and plenty of other friends like JEFF the Brotherhood, Pity Sex, Tweens, Girlpool, Elvis Depressedly, Alex G, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Beth Israel and more.
Again, it's totally free, no RSVP or badge required. Check out the lineup in full and an accompanying playlist, below...
Nas' imprint Mass Appeal is hosting an all-day BBQ during this year's SXSW, and of course the food comes with a hefty helping of stellar hip hop talent. There's a day show and a night show at Scoot Inn on Friday (3/20), both hosted by Nas himself (although it doesn't appear he's performing). You can catch Rae Sremmurd, Mike Will Made It, Mannie Fresh, Salva, Goldlink, Brenmar, Two-9, Earthgang and Ishdarr at the early party; and the night party hosts performances from Migos, Joey Bada$$, Kevin Gates, PRhyme, Father, Key!, Fashawn, Mick Jenkins, Kehlani, Uniiqu3, Boldy James and Dave East. Both parties are free with RSVP.
March 9, 2015
photo: Thee Oh Sees in NYC in 2014 (more by PSquared)
Like every year, Spider House has an absolutely packed schedule of showcases during this year's SXSW. With at least 11 events happening over the course of 6 days from March 16-21, there's absolutely something for everyone. Most of them are free with RSVP.
The week of festivities kicks off on March 16 with the all-day, all-night "Freaks Meet Folks Fest" that boasts 3 stages, 35 bands, comedy and art installations spread across the 12 hours from 2 PM to 2 AM. BUHU, Boyfrndz, Juan Waters, Homeshake, Water Liars and Meatbodies are just a few of the bands performing at this event designed to celebrate impressive talent in experimental and folk driven music and genres. The event is free and you don't need to RSVP. Check out the schedule in full below.
The next day (Tuesday, 3/17) the venue plays host to an Octopus Project presented day show featuring Peelander Z, Stardeath & The White Dwarfs, Paper Lions, Experimental Aircraft, Wray, Hidden Ritual, Treasure Mammal, Tele Novella and Woozyhelmet. This show is also free and doesn't require an RSVP.
Tuesday night at 8 PM Spider House is hosting two showcases: one brought to you by Austin artist collective Native Waves outside and a free SXSW kick-off show put together by She Shreds Magazine inside. The Native Waves show features The Rare Birds, idle ants, Coattails, Darkbird, Under The Sun and The Goodhearts, and free with RSVP. The She Shreds show is also free with RSVP, hosting performances from The Ghost Wolves, Megafauna, The Shivas, Bobby Jealousy and Guantanamo Baywatch.
Burger Records imprint Weiner Records takes over the venue all day Wednesday (3/18), starting with a free brunch showcase co-presented by Ladygunn starting at noon with music from Sunflower Bean, Vision and The Parrots. The label then mounts all three of Spider House's stages to put on "Wienermania 2015!" for free, with music from Paul Collins Beat, PUJOL, Gap Dream, The Memories, DTCV and more. Check out the full lineup and schedule below.
Charged.fm presents two days of music in the "Wow! High Five!" showcase on Thursday and Friday (3/19-3/20). Thursday features music from Eyelid Kid, Workout Music, Zettajoule, MUTTS, NGHT HCKLRS, The Elwins, Needs, We Are The Willows, Jamaican Queens, SHMU, What Moon Things and Golden Graves, Friday you can catch Calliope Musicals, Prism Tats, BUHU, GGOOLLDD, The Ghost Wolves, Honduras, Ollie Forrest, The Gents, Sunflower Bean, Cleanup, New Madrid and Perimiter Breach. You need to RSVP and download the Charged.fm app to get into either showcase.
Friday night the Spider House Cafe will be host to the free "Red Cup Nation Party" with music from DJ Trauma. An RSVP will get you into the show.
Finally, Saturday (3/21) sees the return of Panache's "SXSW Rager" on both of the venue's outdoor stages. For a $5 cover you get into the day-long showcase featuring Thee Oh Sees (one of their NINE SXSW shows), plus Meatbodies, La Luz, Jacco Gardner, Hinds, Ultimate Painting, Happyness, Delicate Steve and lots more. Flyer and full lineup/schedule below.
On Saturday (3/21) Spider House's indoor stage will host KVRX's "Local Live" showcase with some of Austin's most promising bands, including Blessin', PLXTX, Bukkake Moms, Big Bill and more. That show is free.
Check out a video of Thee Oh Sees' set at Spider House in 2012, all of Thee Oh Sees' upcoming shows (SXSW and otherwise) and schedules for some of the Spider House events below...
Once one of the biggest free parties (and reliable source of never-ending open bar) during SXSW, Fader Fort will be back this year from March 18 - 21 at its Pine St. Station location but operating differently this time around. This year it's an official SXSW, invite-only event where "guests will receive an invite via email" with no public RSVP. SXSW adds that "Music and Platinum Badge holders on the guest list will receive priority access to the event." However, the entire event will stream over at The Fader's website. They're boasting that these will be the first live performances to be streamed daily (1 PM - 8 PM) in 4K HD resolution, using super-fancy RED EPIC DRAGON 6K cameras so you'll be able to tell just how tired/hungover everyone is.
The 4K stream will debut on March 17 (before the Fort actually opens proper) with performances from Mew and Passion Pit. (Set times TBA.) As for who's playing this thing you can't get into as easily now, Fader Fort's lineup still hasn't been announced in full, but we do know that Migos, Hudson Mohawke, Bleachers, Girlpool and Vince Staples will all be performing over the course of the Fort's four-day stay in Austin, with more than 30 other acts to be revealed in the days leading up to the event. Stay tuned.
Meanwhile, Fader Fort is also hosting the third-annual "Rock Show for Kids" on the next day (March 19) with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosBest Coast, and acoustic set from '60s legends The Zombies, Hey Marseilles and more. The party runs from 10 AM - noon. You can buy tickets to this one (kids 10-and-under get in free) and 100% of the proceeds got to MyMusicRx, "the only 'kid-prescribed' in-hospital and online music medicine program in the nation." Flyer for the kids show is below...