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March 5, 2014
Jack White's Third Man Records returns to SXSW for three showcases with a pop-up record store and their iconic Rolling Record Store. The showcases will be held at the Museum of Human Achievement from Thursday, March 13th through Saturday, March 15 starting at 2 pm each day and will feature a number of artists including Ex-Cult, Obnox, Protomartyr, Natural Child, The Blind Shake and more. Check out the flyer above for each day's lineup. RSVP is open now.
March 3, 2014
February 28, 2014
by Bill Pearis
Will 2014 be the the most Classic Britpop SXSW ever? Probably not -- 1995 or 1996 editions likely win there -- but many of that era's leading lights will be in Austin in a couple weeks.
The documentary Pulp, about the Sheffield band of the same name, will make its U.S. debut at SXSW with two screenings: the Vimeo Theater on Sunday, March 9 (7 PM), and then the Stateside Theatre on Wednesday, March 12 (7 PM). The film is directed by Florian Habicht and was made with the band. Will Jarvis be in attendence? Quite possibly, as earlier in the day on 3/12, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker will be speaking at the Convention Center (room 18ABC) where he'll present a talk called "Extra Ordinary" which is "an illustrated selection of his lyrics detailing his development as a songwriter and provides useful tips for aspiring songsmiths." That's open to music badges.
The night before that (3/12) Jarvis and Pulp bassist Steve Mackey will bring their "Desperate Sound System" DJ night to the Hype Hotel. While the focus is on spinning records, Jarvis is apparently chatty on the mic as well. They'll be on around 9 PM. RSVP for the whole week of Hype Hotel excitement.
Keeping with the film tie-in, Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys will be premiering American Interior at SXSW as well. American Interior is not just a film, it's also an album, book and mobile app. The film, directed by frequent collaborator Dylan Goch, follows the singer's "investigative concert tour of the American Interior, retracing the steps, and looking for the grave of a relative called John Evans." Also: puppets! You can watch a trailer for the film below. American Interior screens at the Alamo Ritz 1 on Tuesday (3/11, 2PM), the Stateside Theatre on Wednesday (3/12, 2 PM), and Friday, and Alamo Ritz 2 on Friday (3/15, 4:15PM). Gruff will be in attendance at the screenings. There is also a panel discussion titled "American Interior: 1 Story, 4 Formats: 3 Speakers" which happens in the Convention Center's Austin Suite on Monday, March 10 (2PM) and that's open to film, music and interactive badges, plus artist wristbands.
Rhys also be playing shows for the music portion of SXSW, including the Turnstile Records showcase with Cate Le Bon and more which happens at St David's Historic Sanctuary on Thursday (3/14) and Gruff's on at 11 PM.
And last but absolutely not least Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz, etc) whose solo debut, Everyday Robots, will be out April 29, will be headlining the NPR official showcase on Wednesday (3/12, 12:30AM) at Stubb's that also features St. Vincent, Kelis, Eagulls, and Perfect Pussy. That will definitely be one of the harder showcases to get in this week -- it's also the same time as the official BrooklynVegan showcase at Red 7 -- but you can stream it online.
Gruff Rhys' American Interior trailer, below...
M for Montreal is returning to Austin for SXSW again, this time for a showcase at both floors of Maggie Mae's on Thursday, March 13. It starts with a free poutine party from 6:30-8 PM with a set from Kaytranada. Then at 8, there's music upstairs and downstairs from AKUA, Black Atlass, Marie Davidson, Foxtrott, Sean Nicholas Savage, Random Recipe, No Joy, Alaclair Ensemble, Solids, Tommy Kruise, Sam Roberts Band and Lunice. We at BrooklynVegan are also proud to be one of the media sponsors for the event. That's the flyer with set times above.
February 26, 2014
One of this year's anticipated SXSW events is the official Lou Reed tribute which will happen on Friday, March 14 at the Paramount Theatre from 7:30 PM to midnight. Richard Barone and Alejandro Escovedo, organized the event which will also feature appearances from Susanne Vega, Garland Jeffreys, Bobby Bare, Jr., The Fauntleroys, The Baseball Project, Louise Goffin, Cindy Lee Berryhill, Cheetah Chrome, Jesse Malin, The Black Lips, and Sharon Needles, all performing with an ace house band.
Barone, who used to front '80s Hoboken pop band The Bongos, just released a cover of The Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" and you can watch the video (using films by legendary NYC underground filmmaker Jonas Mekas) below...
The Friday (3/14) will be headlined by Sleigh Bells and opened by Tink and Tapioca and the Flea; and the Saturday (3/15) will be headlined by Danny Brown and opened by Chicago Alternative Trap rapper Lucki Eck$, plus A.Dd+ and Kydd Jones. All four shows happen at The Belmont. To get in, you need to RSVP.
The TonTons @ F F F Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Shiner Beers, who we recently teamed up with for a free show in NYC and who will join us at our upcoming Austin day parties, were also a sponsor of Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin this year. At that fest that they asked musicians to play one song in front of their parked van. They dubbed the high quality results "Shiner Van Sessions", and today we premiere one of them, and another two at BrooklynVegan.
The TonTons, who play a Waterloo In-Store on 2/28 and a lot of SXSW shows (listed below), took on "Lonely" for their session. The track's studio version can be found on their new album Make Out King and Other Stories of Love which was just released on 2/18. Watch and listen to the sultry in-front-of-a-van version, below...
February 24, 2014
We already mentioned that Pitchfork would be presenting a metal SXSW showcase at 'House of Vans' at Mohawk with Kylesa, Indian, Power Trip, Windhand and more, and now they have also announced two non-metal day parties and an official showcase.
The day parties are FREE and open to the public, and happen Wednesday, March 12 and Thursday, March 13 at French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St), both starting at noon. The Wednesday party has DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn, Speedy Ortiz, The Range, Ex Hex, Cashmere Cat, Perfect Pussy, Sophie, Empress Of, Coachwhips, Protomartyr and Single Mothers.
The Thursday party has Fucked Up, Lunice, Mutual Benefit, Isaiah Rashad, Kelela, Classixx, Future Islands, Mark McGuire, Jerome LOL, Eagulls, Roosevelt and Viet Cong.
Pitchfork's official showcase happens Friday, March 14 at Central Presbyterian Church (200 E. 8th St) at 6 PM with Real Estate, Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters), Forest Swords, Mas Ysa, Hundred Waters, Angel Olsen and EMA. That one's only open to SXSW badge and wristband-holders.
Flyers for all four shows below...
February 20, 2014
In terms of modern punk bands, fans of Ceremony, Pissed Jeans, and The Men will probably dig these guys. Like those bands, Creative Adult bring in decidedly non-punk influences; in their case it's heavy atmospheres that fall somewhere between post-punk, shoegaze, and Sonic Youth. It makes a lot of sense that they chose Godspeed You! Black Emperor's Efrim Menuck to produce the record.We wrote the above at BV about San Francisco punks Creative Adult's debut album, Psychic Mess, which comes out next week (2/25) via Run for Cover. You can hear it before the release date though, it's streaming in full below.
Creative Adult are doing some touring this year which has them in Austin for SXSW and then Dallas for Spillover Fest. At SXSW, they'll play the Flowerbooking/FatCat showcase at Holy Mountain on Thursday, March 13 with We Were Promised Jetpacks, Dead Gaze, Bronze Whale, Slow Magic, Breton, Kodak to Graph and others. They play at 9 PM on the outside stage. Full schedule below.
As mentioned, you can also catch Bronze Whale at the BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock Stage.
Stream Psychic Mess below...