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Creepoid / Makthaverskan / Pity Sex
BrooklynVegan & Invisible Oranges SXSW Friday Day Party - Red 7
BrooklynVegan & Invisible Oranges SXSW Friday Day Party - Red 7
BrooklynVegan & Invisible Oranges SXSW Friday Day Party - Red 7

A full set of pictures and recap from our second of three day parties at Red 7 this SXSW, is at BrooklynVegan. A second set of pictures from the Invisible Oranges-co-presented show is in this post.

Thanks to our sponsors Dropkloud, Esurance (who let 30 people skip the line each day) and MailChimp for helping make the party possible. If you unlocked our party playlsts on your phone with the DropKloud app, you can go listen to them now. If you're still in Austin, you can still unlock them when at Red 7 with the app installed on your phone. Thanks also to Sailor Jerry for keeping our artists hydrated.

Check out the rest of the pictures HERE, and below...

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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...

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photo: KEN mode at IO Northside 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
Ken mode

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 New England Metal & Hardcore Festival throws a free unofficial showcase on Friday night at the Des Moines Embassy with Code Orange, Harm's Way and many more.

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.

There's also two SXSW shows for Norwegian blackened punks Haust who IO just completed a 2-part interview with.

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!


We knew about the Texas Chainsaw Massacre party. THE ANNOUNCEMENT READS:

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell's groundbreaking horror-meets-metal event, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, is creeping ever closer. On Friday the 13th, they let slip via the official Housecore Horror Film Festival Facebook page that bloody death/grinders CATTLE DECAPITATION had signed on for the festival's second incarnation, but now, the diabolical minds behind the proceedings have finally seen fit to bestow a nasty little surprise upon the unsuspecting public.

This year promises to drench eardrums in blood and distortion with a hugely diverse array of metallic talent from Norwegian black metal legends, Canadian noiseniks, Australian masters of death, American thrash maniacs, and tons more. Without further ado, clap your eyes on the first round of band announcements for this year's Housecore Horror Film Festival!

The rest of the announcement can be read below...

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KEN Mode at 285 Kent, June 2013 (more by Caroline Harrison)
KEN Mode

As mentioned on BV, Noise-metal trio KEN Mode have added more dates for this summer, snagging alternating support from from Inter Arma and Rosetta along the way. The dates include three stops in Texas, including Austin at Mohawk on July 25 with Inter Arma & Pushmen (ticketing details are on the way).

Additionally, KEN Mode and Inter Arma play San Antonio at Limelight on July 26, and Houston at Mangos on July 27, neither of which seem to have advance tickets. Invisible Oranges and Brooklyn Vegan are proud sponsors of the tour, details of which are available at InvisibleOranges.

photos by Fred Pessaro & Greg Cristman


After a week of SXSW shows, the first annual Invisible Oranges SXSW showcase (in partnership with BrooklynVegan) at The North Door on Saturday night, March 16th was a good comedown, mixing the brutal with introspective in an inviting venue. Featuring a headlining set from melodic doom favorites Pallbearer (who also played our day party earlier that week at old Emo's), a mesmerizing performance from John Baizley (of Baroness) with surprise guests Bruce Lamont and Mel from Royal Thunder, punk-y black metal from Mutilation Rites, nihilism and powerviolence from Full of Hell, metallic noise-core from KEN Mode (who filled in for an ailing Pinkish Black), and grunting hardcore beatdowns from Homewrecker, it was a great night of heavy music. Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan would like to send a personal thank you to all of the bands and fans who attended/streamed the show live. Iif you missed it, look for video from the show to surface very soon!

Until next year!

More photos from the show are below.....

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Vampire Weekend in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Vampire Weekend

SXSW already revealed one round of artists, then a second, and now they've just revealed a third announcement which includes Vampire Weekend, Local Natives, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Clutch, Rockie Fresh, Baauer, Bleached, TOY, Waxahatchee, Bleeding Rainbow, Count Bass D, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, ST 2 Lettaz, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Single Mothers, Eddi Front, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Today is the Day, Killa Kyleon, Lemuria, Love Inks, Moon King, Pac Div, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, Stagnant Pools, and many many more.

Full round 3 list below...

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KEN Mode at BV/PoTR SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
KEN Mode

As pointed out on BV Revocation, KEN Mode and A Life Once Lost are on a tear through North America in October/November, that will take them from sea to shining sea. Look for the trio of bands to play three Texas shows that look like this:

11/4 El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
11/5 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/6 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Tickets for the Austin show are on sale. Check the other venues for tickets for those too.

KEN Mode at BV/PoTR SXSW 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
KEN Mode

As pointed out on BV Revocation, KEN Mode and A Life Once Lost are on a tear through North America in October/November, that will take them from sea to shining sea. Look for the trio of bands to play three Texas shows that look like this:

11/4 El Paso, TX @ House Of Rock
11/5 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
11/6 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Tickets for the Austin show are on sale. Check the other venues for tickets for those too.

photos by Greg Cristman

Pallbearer @ ND Studios
Show No Mercy party on 3/14

Show No Mercy, the metal-focused Pitchfork column helmed by Brandon Stosuy, hosted a show at ND Studios on March 14th during SXSW with a killer lineup of Pallbearer, The Atlas Moth, Black Tusk, Deafheaven, KEN Mode, Pilgrim, and Mutilation Rites. Unfortunately due to illness, Rwake was (again) forced to cancel their headlining slot, leaving the recently Best New Music'd Pallbearer to fill their considerable shoes. Pictures from the show are in this post.

Of the seven bands that performed at the Show No Mercy party, five would go on to play BrooklynVegan SXSW parties at either Scoot Inn or at Lovejoys.

Check out more pictures from the Show No Mercy show, below.

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