Entries tagged with: Converse
Trash Talk at BV-Power of The Riff (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
The annual Converse/Thrasher Deathmatch is sort of a central location for SXSW-ers to congregate, and this year is no different. The four day parties at the venue formerly known as Scoot Inn (from 3/13 - 3/16) will feature names as varying as The Adolescents, Waaves, Trash Talk, The Black Angels, Merchandise, Clutch, Orange Goblin, Iron Lung and many many others. Full lineup is below including days and set times.
Rubber Tracks NYC
Converse will bring their mobile studio, called Rubber Tracks, to Austin from March 4 - 8 (right before SXSW), inviting "emerging artists" to submit applications to get free studio time:
If accepted, Texas musicians of all genres will be able to reserve studio time on one of the five days the studio will be open to record their original music alongside the Converse Rubber Tracks team of experienced engineers at no cost to them. At the end of their studio time, the artists retain all the rights to their own music. This year Converse Rubber Tracks Austin will select a total of 10 local artists for studio time utilizing not one but two studio spaces.Head to the Rubber Tracks site for details on how to apply for time at the Austin location or the one in Brooklyn. Texas submissions are due by February 15.
2:54 @ BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
In addition to sposoring the whole FADER Fort and the week of Deathmatch activities at Scoot Inn, Converse made its presence known at SXSW this year by bringing a version of its Brooklyn Rubber Tracks recording studio to Austin. Watch the lives sessions they recorded, below...
photos by Tanner Douglass
The BrooklynVegan/Power of The Riff day of the Deathmatch at Scoot Inn on March 16th was such a mammoth event, that we have a third set of pictures here to help document it. Check out our previous two sets HERE and HERE, and the recap video HERE. The new pictures, Code Orange Kids, Heartless, Dead in The Dirt, Full of Hell, Trash Talk, and Off! included, below...
Ceremony @ Thrasher Death Match 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
The BrooklynVegan/Power of the Riff portion of the recap begins around 2:20 in the video below...
We've teamed up with Converse and SXSW to build The FADER FORT Presented by Converse and are heading to Austin, Texas to host our annual four-day showcase. Today, we're stoked to announce that Santigold, all four members of the Black Hippy collective [aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul] and Zola Jesus will perform. Stay on top of more lineup announcements, coming soon, by following FADER on Twitter and joining our mailing list.If you can't make it to the FADER Fort, Fuse will also be streaming it live.
An official SXSW event for the first time this year, the FORT runs from March 14th till March 18th. FORT wristbands (with RSVP, to be posted in the coming days) and festival badge-holders will be admitted. [FADER]
As we recently pointed out on BrooklynVegan, FADER's new issue has an interesting article on Black Hippy, and member Schoolboy Q has a new video for "Druggy Wit Hoes Again," featuring Ab-Soul which you can watch below.
If we had to guess, you'll also be able to catch Danny Brown at FADER Fort this year, since he is going to be in Austin for SXSW (Fool's Gold and Pitchfork have him), and like Kendrick Lamar, he is on the cover of the new issue. Danny Brown also visits Stubb's as part of his tour with Childish Gambino.
Zola Jesus also plays the official Sacred Bones showcase.
Schooboy Q video below...