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Anthony Bourdain & Ume @ Hotel Vegan - SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Ume
Ume

Remember how controversial celebrity chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain was seen all over Austin during SXSW this year including at our own Hotel Vegan where he was checking out Austin band Ume before later going to dinner with them? Well, that Austin/SXSW episode of "No Reservations" that he was filming at the time, will air on the Travel Channel on September 3, 2012. Check out two (very non-vegan) clips from the show, starring Ume and Sleigh Bells (who return to Austin on a tour this October), below...

Continue reading "'No Reservations' Austin premiering, stars Ume, Sleigh Bells, BV-SXSW footage, chicken balls & more"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Okkervil River / Diamond Rugs
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, ended on Saturday, 3/17/2012, on three stages in partnership with Partisan Records and KF Records, and the new Young One Records who helped us put together the hip hop stage which stage headliner Action Bronson cancelled from last minute from (for medical reasons).

The day, and all four days, ended with special last minute addition Okkervil River who played after Deer Tick/Black Lips/Dead Confederate/Los Lobos super group Diamond Rugs who played after Heartless Bastards (who we already posted one set of pictures of). Other previously posted photo sets from this day include Father John Misty, Field Report, Pond and Emily Wells. Here are the rest of the pics.

Like Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, we served complimentary HobNob Wines, and on Friday and Saturday we partied with The Original Moonshine, our official spirit partner.

Special thanks to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to ASCAP, and to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

More, slightly belated, pictures from all of Saturday, below...

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 4 pics (Okkervil River, Lucero, Diamond Rugs, MF'n eXquire, SpaceGhostPurrp, Pond, Guards & more)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

The Drums / Wedding Present (by Tim)
BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012
BV Free Day Show - Thursday @ Hotel Vegas on 3/15/2012

BrooklynVegan's Hotel Vegan, located at Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge, began at noon back on Thursday, 3/15/2012, on three stages in partnership with M For Montreal. One of those stages was the BV Austin stage which you already saw a full set of pictures from. Here are some more from all the stages.

Like on Friday and all four days, we served complimentary HobNob Wines. We also proudly passed out Sailor Jerry drinks.

Special thanks to Supercuts who were giving out free haircuts all day and to our official backline providers Vox, Blackstar and Korg, and thank you to ASCAP, and to NadaMoo for supplying free vegan treats, and to Honest Tea for the tea.

Bill talked about a lot of this day,. The full set of pictures, slightly beleated, from the entire SXSW Thursday at Hotel Vegan, below...

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Day 2 pics (The Drums, This Will Destroy You, Wedding Present, Glen Hansard, Of Monsters & Men & more)"

photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Field Report @ Hotel Vegas during SXSW 2012
Field Report @ Hotel Vegas - SXSW 3/17/2012

To finish off our massive amounts of Field Report coverage this week, which included pictures from the Mohawk show with Megafaun and the Hotel Vegan SXSW show, here's one last set of pictures of their set from Hotel Vegan, along with a video from another show. It all continues below...

Continue reading "Field Report made their live debut @ SXSW (pics & video)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Nate "Igor" Smith

Devin @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

We're already covered this day pretty thoroughly HERE (on BrooklynVegan) and HERE (on BV Chicago), but here are some remaining pictures of some of the artists who played on the first of four days of Hotel Vegan 2012, from two of our photographers who were on hand. More below....

Continue reading "more photos from Hotel Vegan Wednesday"

photos by Tim Griffin

Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards makes a toast @ Hotel Vegan
BV Day Party @ Hotel Vegan on 3/17/2012

Heartless Bastards was among those who played the outdoor stage at Hotel Vegan (at Hotel Vegas) on the last Saturday of SXSW 2012. Here are some pictures from their afternoon set.

Now on tour, they return home to Austin in time to play La Zona Rosa on April 20, with opener David Vandervelde. Tickets are still available.

Check out the video for "Parted Ways" off the recently released, Jim Eno-produced album Arrow with more pictures and upcoming tour dates, below.

Continue reading "Heartless Bastards played Hotel Vegan (pics), touring, playing La Zona Rosa w/ David Vandervelde"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Father John Misty @ Hotel Vegan
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Voldstead Lounge

A talkative and solo and tired Father John Misty (aka J. Tillman, ex-Fleet Foxes) played the big, outdoor stage at Hotel Vegan (aka Hotel Vegas) on the final Saturday of SXSW 2012. The Dallas Observer was there and wrote:

Well, I already had Father John Misty, former drummer for Fleet Foxes, aka J. Tillman, picked out as my best set of the day, when he played one of those hazy, early afternoon Saturday SXSW sets. He's been on a sort of one-man anti-SXSW comedy tour over the last few days, and at Hotel Vegas' outside stage yesterday, he looked and sounded on the verge of breaking. There was his Doritos tirade from Friday, which he apologized for, but didn't have to, then this: "This fest is like the singing Olympics," he said between singing some awfully pretty acoustic songs. "And I have failed you. I've played five sets and each had a hurdle. Today, that hurdle is a truck full of generators... Can you all hear that truck OK?"
Hear Ya said:
I was really hoping to hear with him a full band - partly to not have to listen to his ramblings. While I really enjoy his new album, his set was a bit of a bummer. He bitched about the corporate sponsorships, the amount of times he had to play, his name, etc. My job has problems too but I don't sit in front of my clients complaining about them.
Damn.

Father John Misty heads out on a tour in May, backed by a full band. That tour will be supported by none other than Har Mar Superstar and hits Austin at the Mohawk on May 26. Tickets for the Texas show are on sale. it will be Har Mar's 5th Mohawk show this year. All tour dates and some more pictures from Hotel Vegan, below...

Continue reading "Father John Misty played Hotel Vegan solo (pics), touring & playing Mohawk with full band (and Har Mar) in May"

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Tim Griffin

Ringo Deathstarr @ Hotel Vegan (by Amanda Hatfield)
BrooklynVegan @ SXSW 2012 - Hotel Vegas and the Volstead Lounge

"One of my favorite Austin bands, Ringo Deathstarr, do the shoegaze thing better just about any current band. Good and loud!" - Bill Pearis
The BV Austin stage was located inside Volstead Lounge at Hotel Vegan on Thursday, 3/15, during SXSW, and though the schedule looked like this: 12:15 Love Inks, 1:00 Feathers, 1:45 Gashcat, 2:30 Ringo Deathstarr, 3:15 Silent Diane, 4:00 The Young, and 5:00 Ume, we actually moved Ume on to the Hotel Vegas inside stage to accomodate more people and a certain TV camera crew for their set. It was still intimate though, or to quote, Anthony Bourdain, it was "A shitload of rawk in a tiny little room!"

Galexy Gehring of Ringo Deathstarr, who PACKED the room at 2:30, was a trooper and played two sets during the day. The first was with Feathers at 1:00. Bill Pearis wrote:

Feathers have barely been together six months but they have clearly spent that time practicing. They have it together and this was one of my favorite sets of the week. Most of their material is of the gothy electro variety, they opened with a Norman Greenbaum-style glammy stomper that I really dug. A lot of instrument switching showcased most of the members of the band.
Special thanks to Love Inks for starting the day off so early. A noon slot is never easy, but they handled it with grace. Catch them during the evening hours on April 17 at Mohawk after Chairlift.

Gaschat played a great set of Neutral Milk Hotel-like jams, much like they did later that day at the Sub Pop official SXSW showcase. NPR likes them too, but not their name.

With three stages running at the same time at 'Hotel Vegan', I would miss a band or two, and sadly Silent Diane was one of them, but Tim, Amanda and a SPIN photographer made sure to catch them though. I also missed Silent Diane's set later that night at Neon Indian's label showcase, but hope to see them on their upcoming massive tour.

At 4:00, The Young rocked a BrooklynVegan party for the 2nd day in a row. Their first BV set was the night before at Bar 96. Catch them when they open for Frankie Rose & DIVE (both artists who also played Hotel Vegan) at Red 7 on April 14.

Special thanks to a Sailor Jerry, HobNob Wines, and Honest Tea for providing refreshments. Thanks also to our backline partners Korg, Vox, and Blackstar Amplification for helping make the sound happen.

Check out more pictures from the whole BV Austin portion of the day, below...

Continue reading "pics: BV Austin stage @ Hotel Vegan (Ume, Ringo Deathstarr, Love Inks, Silent Diane, Feathers The Young, Gashcat & more)"

by Bill Pearis

The Evaporators (picture by Brent Crane)
Evaporators

Friday was the craziest day of SXSW in terms of sheer overload of people. Many of those people were very, very drunk and cared little about music. Will get to that later. Here's my day chronologically.

Young Man
Young Man

An alarm malfunction had me off to a late start. Before heading over to our day party, I made a quick stop at the Hype Hotel just to see what it was all about. Young Man were on stage who left almost zero impression, but the lighting ($250,000 worth!), designed by the Cirque du Soleil lighting designer, sure did. Wow. Bands look and sound great (or as great as they can given the varying level of talent they have) on that stage. They were giving out those Doritos tacos there and I admit I tried one (tasted almost exactly like a regular Taco Bell taco) but felt guilty about it in much the same way I'd feel guilty about eating Pizza Hut in Brooklyn.

Youth Lagoon
Youth Lagoon

Then it was a dash across 6th St to our third day of Hotel Vegan (presented by HobNob Wines). The streets were already crowded at 2pm. I made it time to catch duo Youth Lagoon whose mellow set fit with my not-quite-awake-yet demeanor. Did I just see Becky from Friday Night Lights?

Doldrums
Doldrums

Doldrums set woke me up. Up until very recently, Doldrums was just Airick Woodhead and a table full of samplers, old keyboards and wires. He's now put the "drums" in Doldrums with two percussionists and they made a wild racket. Organized chaos that teetered on the brink of collapse. Some people found it confounding, to me...compelling.

Widowspeak
Widowspeak

Widowspeak were the first of three bands who played our party Friday that are on Captured Tracks. (DIVE and Craft Spells would be the others.) Molly Hamilton gets compared to Hope Sandoval a lot, and they both do have that sultry breathy vocal quality but Mazzy Starr never got up enough speed for song like Widowspeak's "Fir Coat."

Zeus
Zeus

I caught only the last song of Exitmusic and wished I'd seen the whole set, it was terrific: swelling, swooning pop. I spent the whole time asking myself where I knew the lead singer from. Did she work at a bar in my neighborhood? Was she a customer at the video store where I sometimes clerk? Duh, Aleksa Palladino was on Boardwalk Empire as Michael Pitt's wife. Given how good they are, hard to say which is her day job. After that was Toronto's Zeus who fit the vibe of the Volstead perfectly with their late-'60s Britpop sound. Very Zombies and Kinks, with some killer electric piano.

Django Django
Django Django

I'm a one man Django Django streat team, I know, but they are my favorite new band in quite some time and was really happy to have them on the main stage Friday. They have a lot of gear but managed to get it all in place pretty quickly and were in top form, getting the crowd dancing for "Default" and "WOR." It was their last show of the day so they hung out, played toss-across in the yard, posed in our Smilebooth, and checked out some of the other bands.

The Evaporators
The Evaporators

The other big highlight of the day for me was The Evaporators on the inside stage. I'd seen them play three years before completely by chance but this time I knew what I was for, and tried to get as many people to see Nardwuar's interactive concert experience. At one point, one group of people were holding him up while another group were holding his organ (hello!) while he played it... and then he soon climbed on top of it. There were costume changes, group singalongs, question and answer sessions and a lot of really fun garage punk. One of my Top 5 sets of SXSW 2012. Tangentially, have you seen Nardwuar's interview with A$AP Rocky?

DIVE
DIVE

While Bleached won Most Shows of SXSW 2012 with approximately 20 performances, Cole Smith probably did more shows between playing in Beach Fossils and DIVE, the latter of whom played our day party Friday. I'm not sure how many shows he'd played by that point but the DIVE's energy was unflagging and played a great set. One of Brooklyn's best new bands.

Light Asylum
Light Asylum

I associate the music of Light Asylum with dark clubs, smoke machines and strobes... none of which were on the mid-afternoon, outdoor stage where they played (right before Black Angels). But Light Asylum did just fine, thanks to big booming beats and the ultramagnetic charisma of Shannon Funchess. She just commands the stage and dances up a storm.

Craft Spells
Craft Spells

It was also a danceparty for Craft Spells' set on the Volstead stage, albeit of the indiepop variety. As I mentioned in Wednesday's recap, Craft Spells have gotten super tight in the last year and have developed a nice, dedicated following. They are killing it in the nicest way possible.

Moonmen on the Moon, Man
Moonmen on the Moon Man

So begins the disappointing evening program...though not just yet. My 8PM slot I went to the Cake Shop showcase at the Iron Bear for the night's openers Moonmen on the Moon, Man and it was the best I'd ever seen them. (The band features one of the owners of the NYC club/label whose showcase it was.) Playing weird '80s headless guitars (you know, like Lou Reed uses), the band sped through set of punchy indie punk, a la countless '80s college radio bands. I went partially to show support for a friend's band on the tough early slot but the Iron Bear comes with its own built-in clientele who seemed to be enjoying the band even if they were unfamiliar.

Little Roy
Little Roy

Then my friend Chris and I tried to go see the dB's at BD Riley's which is normally an Irish bar and was packed with regulars watching the Notre Dame game, so the line for fans of the dB's snaked long and unmoving out the door. After waiting 20 minutes we decided to go to the Driskill to catch Reggae legend Little Roy who put out a surprisingly entertaining album of Nirvana covers the year before. He sounded just fine but the crowd was the worst, a bunch of drunks who had no idea who he was, talked through most of his set till they realized he was doing "Come As You Are" and began high-fiving each other. We stayed for a few songs and made a hasty exit.

Parlovr
Parlovr

We then headed East to go catch Philadelphia's Tough Shits at the Liberty but stopped at 512 to catch a couple songs from Montreal's Parlovr (who'd played our day party the day before but I missed them). It was guitarist Alex's birthday and the band were in good mood and form. We then power-walked over to the Liberty only to find the place at capacity, which I found unbelievable but the line proved us wrong. So we decided instead go to the Clive Bar. A lot of walking Friday.

New Build
New Build

So Clive Bar in the Rainey St district it was to catch Hot Chip offshoot New Build. We got in no problem though the club was way, way over capacity. You could barely move. Things were running late, MNDR was just finishing up, and we worked our way down by the stage during the changeover. New Build took forever to set up and were plagued with sound problems. Al Doyle seemed very frustrated. Felix, the other Hot Chip member in New Build, didn't make the tour as he's sick (he's missed Hot Chip tours in the past too). Finally playing, I joked on Twitter "New Build finally on at Clive Bar, opening with a song that I think is called 'More MPCs to the Drummer.' Maybe not." Once they got going it was a great set, as you'd imagine when the frontman plays in Hot Chip and toured with LCD Soundsystem. A major danceparty, especially for new single "Do You Not Feel Loved?"

Automelodi
Automelodi

Then it was back to 6th St. madness, specifically Planet Quebec (aka club Spill) for Montreal's Automelodi. Xavier Paradis, the man in the band, was also having equipment problems but soldiered through. Most of the crowd was there to drink, though, including one guy who was doing firebreathing tricks. Automelodi were maybe a little too effete for this crowd which danced but often mockingly. I'd had enough of these types and headed back to the Iron Bear for the last of the Cake Shop showcase.

Bleeding Rainbow
Bleeding Rainbow

Bleeding Rainbow were on their last couple songs when I got to the Iron Bear. A year ago, the Philadelphia band were a duo (still with the name Reading Rainbow) but added a member last fall and then changed their name. Now... they're a four-piece and sounded fierce!

Ringo Deathstarr
Ringo Deathstarr

Ringo Deathstarr were fierce as well, plus very loud. Not DZ Deathrays loud, but close. Last band of the night. Nite owl bus nuttiness awaited.

by Bill Pearis

Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run

After getting in late Wednesday, Thursday was my first full day in Austin, and maybe the best, music-wise. Daylight hours were spent at the second of our day parties at Hotel Vegas which we dubbed Hotel Vegan. I was running a little late so I missed Iceland's Of Monsters and Men, but we were running late on one of the inside stages, so I got there in time to see Montreal's Half Moon Run (today was the day we teamed up with M For Montreal). Three-part harmonies, intermingling guitar parts, bonus percussion -- it's a little Radiohead by way of '60s folk rock. Their debut album, Dark Eyes, is out next week.

Feathers
Feathers

The Volstead Stage at Hotel Vegan was dubbed the BV Austin stage on Thursday with all local bands. Feathers have barely been together six months but they have clearly spent that time practicing. They have it together and this was one of my favorite sets of the week. Most of their material is of the gothy electro variety, they opened with a Norman Greenbaum-style glammy stomper that I really dug. A lot of instrument switching showcased most of the members of the band.

We Are Serenades
We Are Serenades

Adam Olenius fronts Shout Out Louds and Markus Krunegård of Laakso comprise Swedish superduo We Are Serenades who are a full band live. While both come from indie backgrounds this is full-on commercial pop and ridiculously catchy. Was happy they played their single "Come Home" even if it is a Christmas song.

Thus:Owls
Thus Owls

When not backing Patrick Watson, his band perform under the name Thus:Owls with Swedish singer Erika Angell fronting. They played the inside stage -- the only air-conditioned place in Hotel Vegan on a very humid day -- and held the audience rapt with their understated but drama-filled arrangements.

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Cymabls Eat Guitars

Cymbals Eat Guitars, in NYC at least, play much much bigger rooms than the tiny inside stage of Hotel Vegas so it was a treat to see them in tight quarters.

The Velvet Teen
Velvet Teen

Holy early aughts! Anthemic Californians The Velvet Teen, who I didn't know were still together, packed the inside stage with dedicated fans.

Ringo Deathstarr on the BV Austin stage
Ringo Deathstarr

One of my favorite Austin bands, Ringo Deathstarr, do the shoegaze thing better just about any current band. Good and loud!

Korallreven
Korallreven

Lot of Swedes today. Radio Department offshoot Korallreven played the main stage and proved a perfect soundtrack to a mid-afternoon chillout session sitting on the grass, drinking a beer.

The Young
The Young

The Young played our official showcase the night before as well and we like them so much we couldn't not have them on the BV Austin stage too. Straight-up rock and roll done right.

The Drums
The Drums

Once known for using a lot of prerecorded backing and making up for it with a lot of entertaining jumping around, The Drums have become a real band since releasing their second album. I miss the crazy tambourine playing of old, but the Drums sounded great.

UME
UME

Famous vegan-hater Anthony Bourdain put aside his prejudices check out Ume with his No Reservations film crew in tow. "A shitload if rawk in a tiny little room!" he Tweeted. Indeed, Tony, indeed. We originally had Ume playing last on the Volstead BV Austin stage but moved them inside the bigger Hotel Vegas room to better accommodate the film crew. We were also running late in there, so they were shoved before The Jealous Sound who ended up going on over an hour after schedule.

The Wedding Present
The Wedding Present

We didn't get Seamonsters in full like they'd do at the Cake Shop showcase on Friday night, but The Wedding Present definitely pulled out some old favorites for their Hotel Vegan main stage performance, including 1986 single "You Should Always Keep in Touch with Your Friends" which opened their rocking set. Frontman David Gedge, who is 52 but looks at least 15 years younger, throws his all into his guitar. The Wedding Present played a lot of shows during SXSW, don't know how he does it.

Spectrals
Spectrals

After a full day at Hotel Vegan, it was taco time, with a brief stop at Cheer Up Charlies to catch some of Caveman's set. Then the first show of the night: Scottish pop band Spectrals at Swan Dive who, I must admit, were rather lackluster live. I loved Louis Jones' early singles and 2010 EP but there was no energy on stage, save for the bassist who danced around the whole time like he was in a different group. Disappointing.

SISU
SISU

Over at the Beauty Bar it was SISU aka Dum Dum Girls drummer Sandy Vu's band. They were minus their drummer, who missed his flight or something, but Dum Dum Girls guitarist Jules sat on the drumstool and sang harmonies. Still sounded great in amputated form: glide guitar, ethereal vocals, volume.

DZ Deathrays
DZ Deathrays

Speaking of volume, Australian duo DZ Deathrays were next and the nitro-blues sonic assault blew right through my earplugs. I mean LOUD. How do two people make that much noise?

Allah Las
Allah Las

One of the best things I saw at SXSW. 12-string guitars, Vox bass, bolo ties, nehru collars... Los Angeles' Allah Las are a pristine recreation of '60s West Coast pop with great songs like upcoming single "Tell Me What's on Your Mind." Not pastiche, the real deal.

Fiction
Fiction

Wrapping up my Thursday was London band Fiction who were a bit like Wild Beasts if less over-the-top. A lot of Big Rhythms. Not bad, will have to keep an eye on these guys.

by Bill Pearis

Cashier No. 9

I didn't get in till 6PM so unfortunately I missed the first of our Hotel Vegan day shows, but I rolled into downton just in time for the start of the official BrooklynVegan showcase which took place at Bar 96 on the now hopping Rainey St strip. Like a lot of the clubs there, it used to be a house so it had a backyard vibe, with a good African food truck in the back yard. (I must say, as a New Yorker, the Austin food truck explosion has made eating during SXSW a much more pleasurable experience.) Very chill, very party-like. The area in front of the stage was carpeted in artificial turf, which invited sitting down and chiling out.

Caged Animals
Caged Animals

"You can sit for the first two songs, but then lets get up and dance" said Vincent Cacchione of Caged Animals who opened the set. He played affable host, running into the crowd and dancing (and hugging people). Nice mellow start to my week.

2:54
Caged Animals

After that it was 2:54 who have gotten exponentially better than when I saw them at Pianos last year, a much more confident band. I am a sucker for their dark, moody, shoegazy sound. Good set, though it was cut short a song by equipment problems.

Cashier No. 9
Cashier No. 9

From there I ventured out to other shows. I really wanted to see Ireland's Cashier No. 9 whose album To the Death of Fun made my Best of 2012 list. The tiny Tap Room stage could barely contain the band's six members and the bassist played on the nearby staircase when their weren't people going up and down. The band reproduced the album's lush sound and rich harmonies ably.

Half Moon Run
Half Moon Run

From there I went to the M for Montreal showcase and caught Half Moon Run who would play our day party the next day (3/15). Part Radiohead, part '60s folk rock (CSNY comes to mind) the trio sound great -- look out for their debut which comes out at the end of the month.

Craft Spells
Craft Spells

I then lost an hour to find my friends and wandering around the Red River strip which has smoke machines and lasers going all night, making the street seem like Ibiza or the Terminator "future" set. I headed back to Planet Quebec to catch Craft Spells (who played our day party on 3/16) who have recently relocated from Seattle to San Francisco. Last time I saw them, nearly a year ago, they were pretty green but a year of gigging later has made them a really good live band. Still very '80s, but more New Order than the Cure which is a good thing. They had a new drummer, only their second show with him, but he seemed up to speed.

Cadence Weapon
Cadence Weapon

Last of the night, after some delays, was Cadence Weapon (aka Montreal resident Rollie Pemberton) who played Hotel Vegan on Saturday (3/17). He was good but I was fading after a day of travel and too many Lone Stars, the ubiquitous Texas tallboy of choice.

Better pictures and reports from the entire week of BrooklynVegan shows coming soon.

hotel vegan

We're now in the middle of Friday, and happy to announce that we've added one more band to Saturday's bill! Come on down.

flyer
flyer

One day down, three to go. Hotel Vegan opens again today at noon in Austin. Full Thursday lineup and set times HERE. More info on the BV Austin stage, one of three stages at the venue, HERE.

Friday info HERE. Saturday info HERE.

flyer

As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX). We announced Wednesday in full, and Thursday in full, and Saturday in full. Now finally check out WHAT ALL OF FRIDAY LOOKS LIKE.

Full Friday lineup with set times at BrooklynVegan.

flyer

As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX). We announced Wednesday in full, and Thursday in full, and Friday in full. Now finally check out WHAT ALL OF SATURDAY LOOKS LIKE.

Full Saturday lineup with set times at BrooklynVegan.

Continue reading "#HotelVegan Saturday announced: Lucero, Diamond Rugs, Heartless Bastards, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire & MUCH more)"

flyer

As you know, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT this week, and it's all 100% FREE (no RSVP or badges either). There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX). We announced Thursday in full, and two of the three stages on Wednesday. Now finally check out WHAT ALL OF WEDNESDAY LOOKS LIKE.

Full Wednesday lineup at BrooklynVegan.

UPDATE: Saturday is now announced too.

live photos in this post by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

BV AustinBV Austin
flyer

As promised, and now announced on BrooklynVegan, we put together an all-Austin-band BV Austin stage at Hotel Vegan on Thursday (3/15). We couldn't be more excited how the lineup turned out. It looks like this:

BVAUSTIN STAGE
12:15 Love Inks
1:00 Feathers
1:45 Gashcat
2:30 Ringo Deathstarr
3:15 Silent Diane
4:00 The Young
5:00 Ume
And the bands look like this:

Love Inks @ Beauty Bar for Learning Secrets Anniversary
Love Inks

Feathers @ Beauty Bar for Learning Secrets Anniversary
Feathers

Gashcat (Tim Griffin didn't take this one!)
Gashcat

Ringo Deathstarr @ Beauty Bar for Free Week 2012

Silent Diane @ Mohawk for Free Week 2012
Silent Diane

The Young @ Chaos in Tejas 2011
The Young

Ume @ Oh Snap! Blackout Party @ the Parish
Ume

Rock.

Hotel Vegan is located at Hotel Vegas & Volstead Lounge at 1500 E. 6th St in Austin, TX. That's the flyer for the whole day Thursday above. The full lineup with set times for all three stages on Thursday is at BrooklynVegan.

The lineup of two of the Wednesday stages is HERE. The rest is coming VERY soon!

oh and...

In addition to the completely free lineup of 24 bands playing on THREE stages on Thursday, we will also have complimentary drinks courtesy of HobNob Wines, the official wine parter of our entire week of FREE PARTIES at Hotel Vegan (check out HobNob's Facebook page for free music downloads), and a hosted bar courtesy of Sailor Jerry

We will also have FREE VEGAN TREATS courtesy of NadaMoo! and FREE Honest Tea. AND Supercuts will have a team of stylists on-site the entire day providing FREE haircuts and styling!

oh, and he Young play the BrooklynVegan official showcase on Wednesday at Bar 96 too (the only band to play 2 BV shows this year).

P.S. Follow @bvSXSW and @bvAustin on Twitter for more fun!

Listen to a track by The Young below...

Continue reading "BV Austin stage @ Hotel Vegan announced (lineup includes Ume, The Young, Silent Diane, Love Inks, Feathers & more)"

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UPDATE: And here is the entire Wednesday lineup
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by BBG

Future of the Left
Future of The Left

It's a tradition. For the past three years I, "BBG", have taken over a stage on Wednesday during SXSW. In 2008 it was with The Bronx, Trash Talk, Annihilation Time, Young Widows, and more. In 2009 we welcomed Torche, Salome, Dark Castle, Landmine Marathon and others. Last year was with Kylesa, Deafheaven, Ken Mode and more. This year I decided to go in a different direction but keep a touch of the dark side and most importantly, keep it interesting.

As you might know by now, this year, in addition to all the other stuff we have going on, BrooklynVegan is taking over ALL THREE STAGES at connecting Austin venues Hotel Vegas & Volstead for FOUR DAYS STRAIGHT. There's a big outdoor stage, and smaller stages inside Hotel Vegas & Volstead. Collectively we're calling the four day long party "Hotel Vegan" (located at 1500 E. 6th St, Austin, TX).

I was in charge of the inside stage at Hotel Vegas on 3/14. Get there early Wednesday to see:

Wed, March 14, 2012 - BBG stage @ Hotel Vegan
5:20PM - Future Of The Left
4:35PM - Bleached
3:50PM - Deafheaven
3:05PM - Chelsea Wolfe
2:20PM - Razika
1:35PM - The Coathangers
12:50PM - White Ring
12:10PM - Freshkills
That's a day with very little metal, but definitely an eclectic lineup designed to showcase everything from sunny pop to goth-influenced rock and beats to bouncy punk to post-punk to pensive black metal. I can't wait until Wednesday!

We've also just announced the Wednesday Volstead stage (aka the BV Chicago stage) lineup, and that looks like this:

Wed, March 14, 2012 - BV Chicago stage @ Hotel Vegan
05:00PM - JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
04:15PM - Flosstradamus
03:30PM - The-Drum
02:45PM - Maps & Atlases
02:00PM - White Mystery
01:15PM - FIELDED
12:35PM - Gypsyblood
12:00PM - Minor Characters
More details on that stage at BV Chicago.

STAY TUNED FOR THE BIG WEDNESDAY OUTDOOR STAGE LINEUP THAT WILL BE ANNOUNCED MOMENTARILY. (and for the rest of the four days too)

Admission to all four days at Hotel 'Vegan' is 100% FREE and no badges/wristbands are required. There is a 21+ age restriction though, sorry about that!

We'll have complimentary beverages on Wednesday (while supplies last) from Sailor Jerry, Brooklyn Brewery, HobNob Wines, and Honest Tea, free treats from NadaMoo!, plus even more free stuff TBA!

Thanks to our backline partners Korg, Vox, and Blackstar Amplification for providing the gear to make this party possible.

Head below for some video of the Wednesday bands in action. See you at Hotel Vegan!

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this flyer just represents part of it...
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As usual, BrooklynVegan will be hosting a ridiculous amount of shows during SXSW. This year that includes one official SXSW Interactive event, two official SXSW Music events, four full days on three stages at Hotel Vegan (aka Hotel Vegas - flyer above, but no lineup yet), and multiple metal/hardcore parties including the already-announced full day at Scoot Inn on 3/16.

BV Austin (this very blog) will present a stage on Thursday, 3/15 at Hotel Vegan with all Austin bands.

Stay tuned for more details!