Entries tagged with: Austra
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Austra / Gorburger / Robyn Hitchcock @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
Thanks again to our SXSW 2013 partner mophie for not only keeping the entire BrooklynVegan team charged, but for hooking up artists who played our shows (like the legendary Robyn Hitchcock), handing out discounts at our party, and for making some very-limited-edition custom BrooklynVegan mophie iPhone charger cases (only seven exist). AND CONGRATS to the five lucky winners who went home with them (Aaron, Sean, and Eric included).
Mophie was with us for all four days of BrooklynVegan day parties at old Emo's this year. You've seen pictures from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here's a few more from the whole week, courtesy of mophie who also sent a couple of photographers. Their pictures, some shots from the mophie pop up shop across the street on Red River included, continue below...
This year at SXSW, we encouraged people to tweet their pictures from all BrooklynVegan shows with hashtag #BVSXSW, We sweetened the deal by offering you the chance to win a pair of kicks from Creative Recreation. Well, the results are in and ten lucky winners have been notified. Check out all the #BVSXSW Instagrams HERE. Check out the ten winners below....
WINNER 1: R.I.P. Emo's (by birdiefoe)
WINNER 2: Marnie Stern (by some1inmydictionary)
photos by Chad Wadsworth
House of Vans took over The Mohawk for the entirety of SXSW's Music portion, becoming ground zero for shows with Show No Mercy (Pitchfork), True Panther, The Paradigm Agency, Windish, The Onion AV Club, IAMSOUND, Ground Control, and of course the Vans Official showcase. We previously posted a full set of Iggy Pop at Mohawk, but here are photos from across the week, including shots of Ghostface, The Specials, Alt-J, Cold War Kids, Skeletonwitch, Dawes, Austra, METZ and much more. Check out more photos from the House of Vans below.
VICE is coming to Austin for SXSW and will be taking over 401 E Cesar Chavez for VICELAND, which includes events from March 8-11 during the interactive portion, and from March 12-16 during the music portion. The music events feature a ton of bands like Kendrick Lamar, Action Bronson, Baauer (DJ), Parquet Courts, Snoop Lion, Major Lazer, Ghostface, Danny Brown, Divine Fits, Japandroids, Wavves, Austra, Merchandise, and many more. RSVP is open.
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Austra @ The Moody Theater on 2/11/2013
"I think I kind of started making electronic music by accident. It was mostly because I was coming out of the classical world and opera world and I was really interested in writing soundtracks like for movies. I was writing soundtracks for my friends who were dancers and performance artists and my way of doing that was tinkering with orchestral samples on my computer. So that's actually how I got involved in electronic music, I was using fake violins, and fake cellos, and fake oboes, and then eventually I just got really partial to the synthetic sounds and instead of replacing them with the real instruments, which a lot of people suspected I would do, I kind of just delved deeper into the electronic world and slowly but surely discovered dance music. It took me a long time though."- Austra's Katie Stelmanis to AustinistHopefully you managed to dance a bit to the sounds of Austra at Moody Theater on 2/11 or 2/12, one of the two nights Austra opened for the xx at the Austin venue. Some pictures from Austra's set on 2/11 are in this post, along with the announcement that Austra will be back soon for SXSW! To quote SXSW:
SXSW success story and Music Fest favorites Austra return to the festival this March, debuting new songs from their eagerly awaited forthcoming sophomore release, which is expected later this year.Stay tuned for more details on the BrooklynVegan shows. More pictures from ACL Live and the Moog SXSW show flyer below...
The band will be performing at the Moog/Switched On showcase on Saturday, March 16th at Elysium, alongside fellow synth enthusiasts Xeno & Oaklander, The Soft Moon, S U R V I V E, Ssleeperhold and Kontravoid. They are also the first artist announced to be playing the Brooklynvegan Official SXSW Day Parties, more details to be announced.
Following their 2011 SXSW appearance, Austra released their wildly successful debut LP, Feel It Break (Domino), have toured the globe non-stop (most recently with The xx), and were shortlisted for the 2011 Polaris Prize.
Austra just released a deluxe edition of their debut album and finished a tour that stopped by Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin last month. Pictures from their set are HERE and HERE and HERE, and we've got one final set in this post. They continue below...