Entries tagged with: SXSW
Kanye at ACL 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Jay Z and Kanye West are aiming to run this town this week. Samsung exclusively told Mashable first that the rappers will kick off the tech company's four-day SXSW concert series, which starts Wednesday night.This is not that surprising since last year, Samsung brought Prince to Austin.
Samsung plans to distribute concert wristbands only to owners of Galaxy devices with the newly launched ad-free radio service called Milk Music downloaded on their devices. They can pick up their wristbands at the Galaxy Experience pop-up location at 2nd Street and Trinity Street starting Tuesday at 10 a.m. CT.
The concerts' location won't be announced until show day.
Diarrhea Planet @ Chicago's Lincoln Hall (more by Sara Pieper)
The Sailor Jerry House will be set up at 1504 E 6th St from March 11 - 15, with such artists as Dum Dum Girls, Coachwhips, King Dude, The Coathangers, Fat White Family and many more playing over the course of the week. In addition to the music, there are food trucks, a bloody mary bar, spiced rum drinks, and they'll be once again giving free tattoos (noon - 6 PM and then 8 - 10 PM, first come first served). The shows are free but you do need to RSVP. Line-ups for all the shows are listed below.
The Thursday (3/13) show is Black Bell Records' "Blackout Ball," an all-day onslaught featuring Diarrhea Planet, The Garden, The So So Glos, Lovely Bad Things and more. There will be free mixtapes -- as in actual cassettes -- of all the artists playing given out at the show. They're only making 200 of them but you can stream the whole thing right now in this post.
Flyers and line-ups/schedules for all of this week's Sailor Jerry House, and the mixtape stream, are below...
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.
UPDATE: THURSDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED
UPDATE: SATURDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED
Like our official showcase, the free BrooklynVegan Austin day parties this year will take place at Red 7 on two stages: Thursday, March 13, Friday, March 14, and Saturday, March 15 (noon-6pm each day). Stay tuned for the full lineup announcements and more information coming soon, but meanwhile save the dates!
UPDATE: SATURDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED
UPDATE: THURSDAY LINEUP ANNOUNCED
As always, we couldn't do it without our generous sponsors and this year we are happy to welcome with us Shiner Beers, Indiegogo, Nokia's streaming music app MixRadio, Esurance, Veri soda, and Marshall Headphones.
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.
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.
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...
Another year, another round of great free SXSW shows at Waterloo Records in Austin. Typed out below...
Merge Records 2014 SXSW ShowcaseOne of our favorite indie labels returns to the Parish this year for a night of indie rock headlined by the legendary Bob Mould of Husker Du and Sugar. Mary Timony's rocking new band Ex Hex is also on there, as is Wye Oak who have a new album due soon, and Hospitality who we just caught at Red 7 and who we recently recorded a live session with. Watch below...
Thursday, March 13
The Parish (214 E. 6th St.)
7:45 p.m. Vertical Scratchers
8:45 p.m. Saint Rich
9:45 p.m. Hospitality
10:45 p.m. Ex Hex
11:45 p.m. Wye Oak
12:45 a.m. Bob Mould
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...
The Heartbreaker Banquet returns to Willie Nelson's private "Luck, Texas" ranch during SXSW, Rolling Stone reports. The third-annual event will be a day-long event on March 13, featuring Shovels & Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, The Felice Brothers, Shakey Graves and many more across two stages. There is also a "surprise headliner."
The Heartbreaker Banquet is invite only but ticket claims will be given away through the its mailing list and social media. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Sims Foundation which provides mental healthcare to Austin musicians.
Full line-up for the 2014 Heartbreak Banquet is listed, along with a video trailer, below...
Yesterday, we announced that the 2014 BrooklynVegan official nighttime SXSW showcase will take place on Wednesday, March 12 at Red 7 Patio (611 E. 7th St. in Austin, TX). The punk-oriented lineup features Against Me!, Touche Amore, The Front Bottoms, Cheap Girls, Frameworks, Placeholder and a 7:30 special guest opening set by occasional actor and cult singer Harvey Sid Fisher. Doors are at 7 PM and headliners Against Me! go on at 1 AM. SXSW badges are welcome, and we'll also have some general admission tickets for sale at the door (come early!).
The Red 7 show is one of a few BrooklynVegan events at SXSW this year. Our metal blog Invisible Oranges will be announcing a metal showcase soon. We also have three day parties at Red 7 (3/13-15, lineups coming soon), and a BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage on 3/15 with Austin artists Mother Falcon, S U R V I V E, and Bronze Whale.
Hope to see you there!
Check out videos of everyone on the showcase below...
FADER Fort 2013 (more by Julie Schabel)
FADER Fort returns to Austin for SXSW this year. They write:
From March 12th until the 15th, we'll be celebrating FADER's 15th Anniversary and 90th issue with performances by FKA Twigs, The Orwells, Jeremih, Isaiah Rashad, and a series of special guests that will please both new and longtime FADER readers. We've once again partnered with Converse to help make this our best FORT yet, and the live stream will be powered by Dell Precision workstations. Mazda will provide shuttle services and other surprises, while Captain Morgan White Rum serves up specialty cocktails at The FORT's bars. Vitaminwater and Glass Is Life will be on site, too.Stay tuned for the rest of the lineup and RSVP info.
House of Vans at Mohawk SXSW 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
As mentioned, 'House of Vans' is returning to Mohawk during SXSW 2014 from March 11 - 15, and since we last spoke the lineups have been announced. Artists playing HoV shows throughout the week include Kylesa, Power Trip, Windhand, Dum Dum Girls, Angel Olsen, Tyler the Creator, X, Cloud Nothings, Fucked Up, Perfect Pussy, You Blew It!, EMA, A$AP Mob, Phantogram, Warpaint, Roosevelt, World's Fair and many more. Full lineups below.
All the day parties are FREE to the public, with priority given to SXSW bad and wristband-holders. For the night shows, badge-holders get priority access, then wristband-holders, and there will be also be advance tickets you can purchase from House of Vans.
Full lineups below...
Austin synth duo Bronze Whale recently put out their first track of 2014, a remix of Marshall Lewis' "Chapters." The original is a polished folk song, and hardly a trace of it remains on Bronze Whale's edit, which toys with the vocals, adds in glitchy beats, and eventually erupts into a full-on dancefloor banger. Check it out below.
Bronze Whale will team up with two fellow Austin artists, gothy synth crew S U R V I V E and many-member chamber pop collective Mother Falcon, for the BrooklynVegan/BV Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage inside the Austin Convention Center during SXSW on Saturday, March 15 from 4 PM - 6 PM. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
Song stream below...
As mentioned, Red Bull is setting up shop again in Austin during SXSW, with four days of exclusive non-SXSW shows. They already announced that Earl Sweatshirt was headlining the first night. It has now been revealed that Twin Shadow and Jagwar Ma will be playing the second with Red Bull Sound Select artists Shy Girls and Bagheera. To get in, you need to RSVP.
S U R V I V E EP artwork
Co-presented by the American Poster Institute (API) and SXSW, Flatstock 43 will display the works of the world's top gig poster artists. The show runs March 13-15 and will feature posters of varying styles, colors and techniques for sale by the very artists who created them.The Flatstock poster convention in the Austin Convention Center during SXSW is not all just poster art. There's also live music accompaniment on the Flatstock stage and we at BrooklynVegan and BV Austin have curated the 4 PM - 6 PM portion of the stage happening on Saturday, March 15 with all Austin artists including gothy synth crew S U R V I V E, poppier electronic duo Bronze Whale, and many-member chamber pop collective Mother Falcon. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
S U R V I V E just released a new EP this week (2/18) via Monofonus Press, which you can pick up here. Like much of their other work, its single "Parousia" pulls most directly from '80s synth-goth, but they keep it instrumental, so you'll have to imagine the romantic baritone yourself. You can stream that song below. S U R V I V E also play a Monofonus Press SXSW show on 3/15 at Hideout Theater with Love Inks, Protomatyr, Spray Paint, Ghetto Ghouls, Beech Creeps and The Rebel.
Stream "Parousia," plus tracks from Bronze Whale and Mother Falcon, below...
Mother Falcon @ ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
"The young group, comprised of a rotating ensemble of 15 to 20 musicians, boasts three cellos, six violins, horns a plenty, several pianos, a bassoon and a glockenspiel"Austin's own chamber pop collective Mother Falcon are known to do a live Radiohead cover (see video below), and now you can get a copy of that for yourself thanks to a just-announced upcoming release. The press release says:
The buzz that sets in at the beginning of Radiohead's "Airbag" - in the original version a serrating guitar riff, amplified by Mother Falcon's string section - comes on like a swarm of ferocious bees. If you've had the pleasure to see this Austin's indie rock ensemble's live rendition, know exactly what that means and what vigorous, hauntingly complex story is about to unfold. The band's uniquely intense interpretations of Radiohead has become a legendary part of experiencing Mother Falcon live. So it is with great pleasure that the band prepares to release their live adaptation of OK Computer for the world to enjoy.That's out March 18th which is right after the group plays at least 5 SXSW shows including one as part of a BrooklynVegan Austin-curated portion of the Flatstock stage inside the convention center's SXSW poster art show on Saturday, March 15. The full show, which goes from 4-6 pm includes gothy synth crew S U R V I V E, poppier electronic duo Bronze Whale, and Mother Falcon. Click those artist links to add their sets at the Flatstock stage to your SXSW schedule. Browse all Flatstock stage lineups here.
All Mother Falcon tour dates are listed along with a video of them performing Radiohead live, below..
Classixx will heading out on another North American tour in support of their 2013 album Hanging Gardens that includes SXSW. They'll also play Houston on March 17 at Bronze Peacock, Austin on March 19 at The Parish, and Dallas on March 20 at Cambridge Room. Tickets for Houston, Austin, and Dallas are available now.
Full tour information and more at BrooklynVegan. Watch a live in-studio video of "A Stranger Love" with Sarah Chernoff below...
Jimmy Kimmel Live will be broadcasting from Austin during SXSW from March 10 -14. Free tickets for the tapings up up for grabs now on Kimmel's site.