Entries tagged with: SXSW
The music portion of SXSW is only a few days away (breathe deep) and one of the already-announced panel discussions is with synthpop legends Depeche Mode, whose eagerly-anticipated new album, Delta Machine, is out March 23. That happens Wednesday (3/13) at 5PM at the Convention Center and is open to those with Music and Platinum badges as well as Artist Wristbands.
Some people were already wondering if they might play while here as well, and the answer is yes! Depeche Mode's first-ever SXSW performance will happen on Friday, March 15 at Brazos Hall at 10pm. SXSW will be holding a ticket lottery that will be open to SXSW Platinum and Music badge holders only beginning TODAY at 12pm CST. Details on how that works are HERE. No other credentials are eligible to enter these drawings. Good luck!
The rest of the Brazos hall show features Austin's own Feathers (who play our free Saturday day party), The Neighbourhood, and ERIC PRYDZ.
BrooklynVegan is presenting three nighttime shows at SXSW this year, one of which is a special night with Omar Souleman and friends. To quote SXSW:
SXSW is proud to announce an interview with Syrian artist and cult international legend Omar Souleyman on March 15th from 5-6pm in ACC room 16AB. Omar will speak with Daily Dot Editor Austin Powell about the issues surrounding the devastating conflict in his home country, the evolution of the Syrian music landscape, and what the future may hold for himself and artists like him.BrooklynVegan is also throwing a bunch of day parties.
Later that evening Omar will be joined by the amazing Black Lips, Deer Tick and more in a special performance at a Red Cross benefit aptly named Our Heart Aches For Syria. The show takes place at Long Center For The Performing Arts beginning at 9pm on Friday 3/15 after the Flaming Lips Auditorium Shores show. Donations are $10 with all money going to the International Red Cross's Syrian Arab Red Crescent. Please join us for a spectacular evening for a great cause. THIS SHOW IS OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC
More details on the Omar events with full lineup (as seen on the flyer above), below...
Big Boi with Little Dragon at Millenium Center, Nov 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
Dungeon Family associates Big Boi and Killer Mike have teamed up to conquer North America during a string of Spring shows. Those dates include a show just in time to set your Memorial Day weekend off right... May 24 at The Backyard. Ticketing info is on the way.
While in Texas, the tour will stop in Houston on May 23 at Bayour Music Hall and May 25 in Dallas at Palladium Ballroom. All dates at BrooklynVegan.
Ex Cult @ Webster Hall, NYC 2/12/2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Goner Records is well-represented at SXSW this year with the label's party at Beerland on Friday (3/15) at Beerland with performances by Toxie, Manatees, Construction Unit, Ex Cult, Timmy's Organism and GRANNYPANTIESPARTYRABBIT. (Please note Sex Cult and GRANNYPANTIESPARTYRABBIT may be pseudonyms.) Bands start at 8PM, $10 at the door, more info here.
Goner bands Nobunny, Ex Cult, Toxie and Manatees will be all over the place during the fest and their confirmed SXSW week shows are listed are below.
Fat Possum Records is teaming up with House of Vans for an official SXSW showcase which will go down at The Mohawk on March 13 (6:30 doors) with hip hop legend Ghostface Killah, ska legends The Specials, punk legends Iggy and the Stooges (who are releasing an album on Fat Possum this year), the less legendary but equally awesome Japandroids, alt-rock band Middle Class Rut, and pop singer Sky Ferreira. If you can't make it to the showcase but still want to watch it, you can stream it live on Seagate and Vans.com/SXSW.
House of Vans is taking over the Mohawk for other showcases and day parties throughout the week of SXSW (including Pitchfork's Show No Mercy party), and the full House of Vans SXSW schedule is below...
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.
As you may have read already and as the flyer above says, BrooklynVegan 2013 SXSW Day Parties will be at the 6th & Red River location formerly known as Emo's. We couldn't be more excited to be back in one of our favorite old Austin venues (even if it no longer carries the "Emo's" name). The two stage venue has been closed for two years but is reopening for the week of SXSW as "The Main" and "The Jr". We'll have the daytime portion on both stages (noon-6pm each day, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday --- March 13-16, 2013). All FREE. Complimentary beverage and food options to be announced as well. Stay tuuuuned.
Da press release say:
Los Angeles, CA - February 25, 2013 - Green Day today announced they would make their South By Southwest debut on Friday, March 15th, two weeks prior to them hitting the road at a special double feature screening of films at the Paramount Theatre, the world premiere of Broadway Idiot and the Green Day documentary ¡Cuatro! Later that night the band will perform ACL-Live at the Moody Theatre.Green Day are then going on tour with Best Coast.
Entry information for the events is as follows:
Films - open to SXSW Film & Platinum badges, Gold Badges, Music Press Badge Holders, Film Wristband holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list
Show - open to SXSW Music & Platinum badges, SXSW Showcasing Artists and Music Wristband Holders, Idiot Club Winners and guest list.
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.
Burger Records will be doing its annual SXSW kickoff event again this year on Wednesday, March 14 at Trailer Space Records. The all-day event is a killer mix of garage, slop-pop, space out and other styles found on the cassette-friendly label. The line-up includes Natural Child, Nu Sensae, Tashaki Miyaki, Gap Dream, Audacity and a whole bunch more. Flyer and schedule are below.
Meanwhile, Burger Records is reissuing King Tuff's 2008 album Was Dead. Look for that in April and you can stream a track below. King Tuff will be in Austin for SXSW, and though he's not listed as playing the Burger Records party, there is a "SURPRISE GUEST" slot that could be, you know, anybody. King Tuff's current tour schedule, below.
Wayne Coyne will own SXSW once again (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
We told you we heard Flaming Lips were playing at least one more big SXSW show, but it's even greater than we imagined. SXSW reports:
We are excited to announce that the one and only Flaming Lips will mark their return to SXSW by playing the Town Lake Stage at Auditorium Shores on Friday, March 15. The band has delivered some of the most notable performances in SXSW history, including 1997's Parking Lot Experiment and 2006's secret shows. The Flaming Lips 13th studio album entitled The Terror, will be released on April 2nd through Warner Bros. Records. The album was produced by the band's long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann and The Flaming Lips at Tarbox Road Studios. It's comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works.The Flaming Lips, who star in a commercial that premiered during the Superbowl, also play the Belmont as part of Warner's week of shows at the venue.
Also on the bill are Jim James and Divine Fits. Jim is the lead singer and guitarist of Louisville's My Morning Jacket, and recently released his first solo record Regions of Light and Sound of God on ATO Records. Divine Fits released their debut record A Thing Called Divine Fits on Merge Records last year and will be playing the Coachella, Sasquatch and Governors Ball festivals in the coming months.
Shows at Auditorium Shores are FREE and open to the public. Gates open at 3:30 pm. See you there!
As recently posted on BrooklynVegan, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock aka all of Black Hippy will all be at SXSW 2013. It has now also been confirmed that "On Friday, March 15, Kendrick Lamar will headline SPIN's annual musical bacchanal at the legendarily finger-lickin' Stubb's BBQ. We'll be revealing the rest of the lineup very soon, along with info about how consumers can win the chance to attend the exclusive, invite-only party."
by Andrew Sacher
Single Mothers in Chicago in January (more by James Richards IV)
London, Ontario punks Single Mothers released their four-song self titled EP back in 2011 and it's one of those EPs that's just way too short, kills for the entire time, and leaves you begging for a full length album. Well fortunately, we'll be getting that album this year. The band have signed with XL imprint Hot Charity (Willis Earl Beal, Ratking) and the label will release their debut full length at some point in the near future. The album is being produced by Joby J. Ford of The Bronx, whose mix of post-hardcore and rock n' roll isn't too far removed from that of Single Mothers, and it wouldn't be surprising if they've picked up a few tips from The Bronx along the way.
The band are great live too, thrashing around ruthlessly as frontman Andrew Thomson spits wordy, personal lyrics at the crowd. They'll be taking that show on the road again this February and March, and will be coming through Austin for SXSW. The shows they have lined up so far include March 13 at Metal and Lace Lounge, a TBA show on 3/14, the CMW showcase on March 15 at Friends, and the Alternative Press showcase on March 16 at Red 7.
Before that, they'll be at pre-SXSW festival Savannah Stopover in Georgia, and afterwards they'll be at post-SXSW festival Spillover 2013 in Dallas with Parenthetical Girls, Parquet Courts, Today is the Day, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Widowspeak, Ducktails, and more. Tickets for Spillover are on sale now. The full lineup is below.
Single Mothers have other upcoming dates also, and all of them are listed below, along with a stream of their EP...
As always, BrooklynVegan is returning to SXSW this year with a slew of day parties and nighttime showcases. In addition to reading this website, the best ways to keep up with what we're doing (and reporting on) at SXSW is by following @bvSXSW on Twitter, and by signing up for our brand new BrooklynVegan SXSW Email Newsletter.
Stay tuned for more!
by Andrew Sacher
In a time when the sounds of the late '60s are highly influential on modern day indie rock, it's great to see many of those classic bands coming back for tours to give their fans who were too young or not even born yet a chance to see them. The Zombies are one of those bands, and I got the chance to see them in NYC back in 2011, which was great, but a part of me always wished they'd actually tour with one of the newer bands they influenced. Well, that's finally happening, because it was just announced that Elephant Stone will be heading out as a support act with The Zombies for a few dates this March. The US dates that the two bands are playing together are all in Texas, and they include the Austin Psych Fest SXSW showcase on March 16 at Brazos Hall. The other two TX dates happen on March 13 at Kessler Theatre in Dallas and March 17 at Fitzgerald's in Houston.
While The Zombies are in Austin, they'll be playing other SXSW shows, including one of the just-mentioned Waterloo Records free day parties. They play the one on March 16 with Ra Ra Riot, Indians, Mikal Cronin, Dawes, Fidlar, and Civil Twilight. Zombies go on at noon.
These shows all happen before Elephant Stone heads out on tour with The Black Angels and Allah-Lahs (Elephant Stone frontman Rishi Dhir has played sitar in Black Angels) and that tour brings all three bands to Austin at the end of April for Austin Psych Fest. Elephant Stone also have dates in Dallas (2/24) and Denton (2/24) before Psych Fest.
A list of all dates, a stream of Elephant Stone's new album, and a classic Zombies track stream below...
Ok, we're a month out and you can now officially start to plan out your week. The 2013 SXSW official music showcase schedule is up - what they can announce so far anyway, and can be perused here. Stay tuned for more info on the BrooklynVegan showcase (which is partly up there but not labeled).
SXSW Music happens March 12 - 17.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs @ Union Pool recently (more by Greg Cristman)
"Yeah Yeah Yeahs will play the NPR Music's SXSW Showcase at Stubbs on March 13th, 2013. The official showcase will be available to audiences worldwide through live broadcasts on NPR member stations across the country and a video stream at NPR Music. Joining Yeah Yeah Yeahs on the bill is Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, who will open the evening with a special set. More artists and information about the performance to be announced soon at www.npr.org/music
The above flyer is one of five Warner Sound showcases going down at the Belmont during SXSW this year.
We also heard a rumor about another big Flaming Lips show supposedly happening at SXSW this year. Stay tuned...
Dates in Dallas and the surrounding area right around SXSW indicated it, but now we have confirmation that Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will indeed perform at the Austin festival. Look for the boys to hit Stubb's on March 13th as part of the NPR Showcase with more artists still TBA.
In addition, Cave will make another public appearance the day before:
On Tuesday, 12th March, in conjunction with his SXSW performance, SXSW Film and Music will host Nick Cave in Conversation with New York based author Larry Ratso Sloman. Sloman's numerous collaborators include Howard Stern, David Blaine, magic historian William Kalush and Anthony Kiedis of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he worked on the memoir Scar Tissue. Sloman also wrote an account of Bob Dylan's 1975 Rolling Thunder Revue tour, On the Road with Bob Dylan, and penned Reefer Madness, a history of marijuana use in the United StatesKeep an eye on SXSW's site for more details.
Updated tour dates and a video for the latest new song to emerge, "Jubilee Street", are below.
Mountain Goats at Antone's, Dec. 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
The 5th and Lavaca location is actually the club's fourth, with Antone's originally opening on 6th Ave in 1975, then relocating to Anderson Lane around 1980, then to Guadalupe Street in 1981, and then to it's current West Fifth Street address in 1997.
2012 Woody winner Mac Miller at Governor's Ball 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Like last year, the 2013 edition of the mtvU Woodie Awards will held in Austin during SXSW. Joy! Look forward to a "full day of musical performances on Thursday, March 14, 2013 during the SXSW Music Festival", though performers and location is still TBA. We do know the show kicks off at 2PM CST with the Awards being handed out starting at 8PM that night.
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.
Black Lips @ 4 Knots 2012 afterparty (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Atlanta troublemakers Black Lips were one of the many bands named in SXSW 2013's third round of artists announcement. While we don't have any more specifics than that, the band will tour West after the fest and all tour dates are listed below.
Meanwhile, the folks at NOISEY just posted a short-form documentary about Black Lips recent trip to the Middle East and you can watch that below. Filmmaker Bill Cody is working on a full-length documentary about the band in Egypt and is currently seeking funding via Indiegogo. A trailer for that is below as well.