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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.

House of Vans last year (more by Greg Cristman)
House of Vans

Like last year, Vans is sponsoring the Mohawk all week during SXSW Music with different presenters curating the day and night lineups. SPIN, Stereogum, and VIBE, who are all owned by BrooklynVegan's ad seller Spinmedia, join Pitchfork, Windish, A$AP Mob, Flosstradamus and more over the five days and nights which were just announced without lineups. More details below...

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EMA at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

SXSW returns in 2014 from March 7-16, and after already announcing one round of artists, they've just released their second lineup announcement. Check it out at BrooklynVegan.

SXSW 2013 (Divine Fits) (more by Amanda Hatfield)

SXSW returns to Austin in 2014 across multiple venues fromMarch 7-16, and the first round of bands has just been announced. So far, it includes London Grammar, Calvin Love, Jessica Lea Mayfield, The Men, OBN IIIs, Pure Love, Royal Canoe, Saint Rich, Shakey Graves, SISU, Ski Lodge, Soldout, Teengirl Fantasy, Jonathan Toubin, Ume, Vockah Redu, Dot Wiggin Band, Deidre and the Dark, Doughbeezy, Kaytranada, Killa Kyleon and more. Badges are on sale now.

Full initial lineup below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Savages / Camper Van Beethoven
2013 BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Party - Day 1
2013 BrooklynVegan SXSW Day Party - Day 1

Last month we took over old Emo's at 6th & Red River for four full days of free, 2-stage BrooklynVegan day parties. The first, Wednesday, March 13, started off big with sets by Camper Van Beethoven (who are touring again in May), Robyn Hitchcock (who we hooked up with a mophie), Delorean, Caveman (who since played their biggest headlining show ever in NYC), Savages (who more recently played Coachella), Braids, and many more. We already postead a set of pictures from that day. Here's another.

We also want to thank Onkyo who was there sampling their new headphones which hit stores soon, as well as mophie, Jameson, Zico, Food For Lovers, American Apparel, Korg, Vox, Blackstar, Creative Recreation, Signazon, WILLCALL, NYC club Glasslands and Redigi.

More pictures below....

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Jared Paul Boulanger of The Sour Notes @ Mohawk - 4/6/2013
The Sour Notes @ Mohawk - 4/6/2013

The Sour Notes like to keep busy, and 2013 has already seen them play SXSW and many other shows. They're also going to play NXNE and will release a new album (Do What May) before Summer is through. No rest for the weary...

They played the inside stage at Mohawk for The Kids Are Alright Fest on 4/6, and I was able to catch them before Marmalakes (pics HERE) (and before I went to Beerland for Feral Future and White Lung). Some pictures from their set are in this post.

You can see next them play the inside stage at Stubb's for FREE tonight (4/8) immediately following the Grizzly Bear show.

More pictures from their TKAAFest set and some videos below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin


Back in 2010 we hosted a BrooklynVegan day party at Spider House, which as you may know is a bit of a trek from most of the SXSW action. For some reason Tim and I decided to walk to 6th Street after our show which ended around 8pm. We were happy we did though because as we exhaustedly worked our way down Guadalupe we came across a parking lot show across from Antone's Record Shop andBrooklyn duo Shellshag were just starting what was a very memorable set of rock n roll.

Not only have I never forgotten it, I never forgot we have some pictures that we never posted. So in honor of the fact that BrooklynVegan is today streaming the new album Shellshag Forever along with an interview with the band, here are those long lost pics. They continue below...

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Chelsea Light Moving @ Mohawk (more by Chad Wadsworth)
Chelsea Light Moving

Thurston Moore's new band Chelsea Light Moving, who finished up their tour in Boston tonight (4/7), visited Austin for SXSW. While in town they played "House of Vans" at Mohawk, in Waterloo Records' parking lot, and inside Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop for KEXP. You can watch live video from the latter, and a video of Thurston talking about how much he loves Waterloo (where you can stop by on Record Store Day to pick up a limited Thurston Moore & Loren Connors release), below...

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Rhye @ Pitchfork SXSW (by Caitlin Harrington)

The mysterious Sade-channeling Rhye, who have a handful of North American dates scheduled this month, played very few SXSW shows this year (we tried to get them on the Saturday BrooklynVegan day party but then found out they were flying out of Austin on Saturday morning). One of their shows was for Pitchfork who say it didn't go super well due to feedback and flu issues, though "he pushed through to deliver a strong vocal performance".

And being that Rhye played so few shows and none were BV parties, I missed them completely (flu and sound issues included), and so I just searched for some video but only found one, but also a session they did for Boiler Room in LA. You can watch both below...

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photos by Nate "Igor" Smith

Besnard Lakes & free tattoos
Sailor Jerry SXSW 2013
Sailor Jerry SXSW 2013

Sailor Jerry, who we were sad to be without in 2013 (they sponsored 'Hotel Vegan' at SXSW 2012), took over the Gypsy Lounge for SXSW 2013 with different parties and free tattoos every day including Thursday, March 14th which looked like this:

12 NOON - doors
12:00 - Al Lover
12:45 - Hellshovel
01:30 - Acid Baby Jesus
02:15 - Mood Rings
03:00 - Chris Cohen
03:45 - Sinkane
04:30 - Jacco Gardner
05:15 - Jacuzzi Boys
06:00 - Shannon & The Clams
06:45 - Besnard Lakes
Here are some pictures from the shindig, though not of all the bands listed. Check out more below...

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photos by Josh Darr & Kevin Figueroa

Austra / Gorburger / Robyn Hitchcock @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa
BrooklynVegan SXSW
BrooklynVegan SXSW

Thanks again to our SXSW 2013 partner mophie for not only keeping the entire BrooklynVegan team charged, but for hooking up artists who played our shows (like the legendary Robyn Hitchcock), handing out discounts at our party, and for making some very-limited-edition custom BrooklynVegan mophie iPhone charger cases (only seven exist). AND CONGRATS to the five lucky winners who went home with them (Aaron, Sean, and Eric included).

BrooklynVegan SXSW

Mophie was with us for all four days of BrooklynVegan day parties at old Emo's this year. You've seen pictures from Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Here's a few more from the whole week, courtesy of mophie who also sent a couple of photographers. Their pictures, some shots from the mophie pop up shop across the street on Red River included, continue below...

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Photos by Greg Cristman

Akron/Family @ Old Emo's
Akron Family

Akron/Family, who release a new album on April 30, were one of the many big bands who played Main Stage of the BrooklynVegan Friday Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW, and they were magnificent. Some more pictures from their set are in this post.

If you missed them, look for the band on the road in April, two nights back in Texas included: 05/03/13 @ Red 7 in Austin AND 05/04/13 @ Club Dada in Dallas. Tickets for the Austin show with Nazi Gold and M Geddes Gengras are still available and we have a pair you can win! Contest details, all tour dates, and more pictures from their BV party set, below...

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photos by Kevin Figueroa

Beach Fossil @ Old Emo's
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa

Beach Fossils closed down the Jr stage at the Thursday BrooklynVegan Day Party at old Emo's during SXSW. We posted some pictures of their set. Here are some more, along with a chance to win tickets to see the band play again in Austin at Red 7 on April 17 with Foreign Mothers. Contest details, more tour dates, and pictures of Beach Fossils from the BV party, below...

Continue reading "Beach Fossils played SXSW (pics), touring, playing Dallas & then Red 7 in April (win tix!) "

photos by Bruno Simões

"SXSW was very real thank you Austin, Texas! On my way home to SF" - Giraffage

Giraffage @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop

We already posted a full set of pictures from the 9-artist BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase that took place at Maggie Mae's Rooftop on 3/15. Here's a few pics shots of three of the artists. They continue, along with a Giraffage mixtape for your listening pleasure, below...

Continue reading "Giraffage, Underachievers & Pictureplane @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (BrooklynVegan SXSW Showcase pics)"

photos by Kevin Figueroa

Flying Lotus & Earl Sweatshirt @ SXSW 2013
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa
SXSW 2013 photos by Kevin Figueroa


Flying Lotus's label Brainfeeder released teasers for a "4.20" show at The Parish here in Austin. Tickets are on sale today (3/27) at 10AM.

Brainfeeder 420 at The Parish -  Tickets go on sale today at 10AM

While they haven't released the April line-up, teaser pics shared so far show label head Flying Lotus, as well as Thundercat and Teebs on the bill -- which will likely be a nice start for the North American leg of their tour that kicks off the following day in Houston.

Brainfeeder was just repping hard in Austin during SXSW with a showcase at Empire Automotive that included a set by FlyLo's rap alter ego Captain Murphy, special guest Earl Sweatshirt from Odd Future, Gaslamp Killer, The Underachievers who also played a BrooklynVegan showcase, and more. FlyLo also appeared with Earl at Fader Fort (like he did in LA). Pictures and video from all of it in this post. More, with tour dates below....

Continue reading "Brainfeeder brought Captain Murphy, Gaslamp Killer & more to SXSW, FlyLo played w/ Earl Sweatshirt (pics & video); "Brainfeeder 4.20" coming to The Parish (tix on sale today)"

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Waxahatchee @ Stubb's

Pitchfork Fest just announced their final 2013 lineup and not surprisingly it contains Waxahatchee whose amazing 2013 album they so wisely chose to champion.

As mentioned, Waxahatchee was just in Austin for some SXSW shows. Our own Andrew Sacher caught her at Holy Mountain and wrote:

Easily one of the most anticipated artists at this year's SXSW is Waxahatchee, whose new album, Cerulean Salt, just hit shelves and is driving a lot of people wild. And her live show lives up too. She played full band and stuck to the more rock-oriented songs and rock versions of softer tunes, and at least in the front of the room, the crowd was completely zoned in. "I loved Waxahatchee!" I excitedly said to someone at the show. "Yeah, everyone does," was her response. It's true.
Pictures in this post are from Waxahatchee's SXSW-Wednesday night NPR showcase at Stubb's (the one Nick Cave & Yeah Yeah Yeahs also played).

As also mentioned, Waxahatchee will be back in Austin in June for Chaos in Tejas for a show at The North Door on June 2nd with Iceage, Total Control, and Lower. That is definitely not a show to miss and tickets are still on sale.

More pictures from Stubb's below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Majical Cloudz @ Mohawk -- SXSW 2013
Majical Cloudz

In the last few years there's been a massive explosion of amazing music made with computers, samplers and other electronic equipment. The possibilities became nearly endless and musicians indulged those possibilities. I love that kind of music but it also started to overwhelm me. I wasn't cut out for the maximalist expressions of that style. So I took a break from music, and when I started again it was to make music that barely existed and felt like stillness more than movement. Where the songs could be more about humanness. I love all forms of electronic music, techno, house, rave, hip-hop, but I never want to feel like the music I'm making is just about stylistic play. The easiest way for me to do that is try to make something without obvious movement; where the music isn't overstuffed sonically or referentially, it's emptied out as much as possible. So the vision for Impersonator was to communicate a lot with as little as possible. It's not meant to energize and turn you out to the world, it's meant to do the opposite; it's more like a cocoon. - Devon Welsh
Though Devon Welsh, the man behind Majical Cloudz, didn't take off his pants (as at least one crowd menmber suggested), he did play a crowd-pleasing show at the Mohawk for SXSW back on 3/16. Some pictures from that Saturday evening set are in this post.

Look for Majical Cloudz to return to TX when they kick off a tour with Youth Lagoon in May that starts like this:

Wed 04/24/13 The Mohawk Austin TX (tickets)
Thu 04/25/13 The Loft Dallas TX
Fri 04/26/13 Fitzgerald's Houston TX
The full list of dates is below.

Meanwhile, Majical Cloudz just announced that the new record will be called "impersonator" and be released by Matador on 5/21. Listen to the amazing first single "childhood's end", along with the full tracklist, all dates and more SXSW pictures, below...

Continue reading "Majical Cloudz played Mohawk for SXSW, kicking off tour w/ Youth Lagoon @ Mohawk (dates, pics & new single)"

Creative Recreation

This year at SXSW, we encouraged people to tweet their pictures from all BrooklynVegan shows with hashtag #BVSXSW, We sweetened the deal by offering you the chance to win a pair of kicks from Creative Recreation. Well, the results are in and ten lucky winners have been notified. Check out all the #BVSXSW Instagrams HERE. Check out the ten winners below....


WINNER 1: R.I.P. Emo's (by birdiefoe)

WINNER 2: Marnie Stern (by some1inmydictionary)

more below...

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photos by Amanda Hatfield

Mykki Blanco & Angel Haze - March 14, 2013
Mykki Blanco
Angel Haze

SPIN took over Easy Tiger on 6th Street during SXSW 2013 to create "SPIN House" where they hosted a variety of artists thoughtout the SXSW Music week. Two of those artists were NYC rappers Mykki Blanco (who also played the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Maggie Mae's Rooftop) and Angel Haze. Here are some pictures from those two sets. More below...

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photos via Getty Images

Sonos Studios at SXSW

Sonos made their prescence known at SXSW this year with their own venue called "Sonos Studio", near Moonshine at 606 East 3rd Street (Red River and 3rd). The space hosted band performances, DJ sets, and lots of Sonos technology installations that guests could try out and play with. To quote the brand's own recap of the event:

deadmau5 and Kat Von D built their own functional speakers out of every day materials and played video games with fans while deadmau5 played his favorite music throughout the venue, Passion Pit, Chad Hugo, RDGLDGRN, The 1975, A-Trak, Skream, Jackmaster and Chrome Sparks performed nightly DJ sets, Jared Leto stopped by to experience the Studio, Rob Zombie held an after party for his new film The Lords of Salem, KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic broadcasted live each morning, Flula Borg hosted a luncheon, and there were top-notch performances by Erykah Badu, Surfer Blood, The Robert Glasper Experiment, Chelsea Light Moving ft. Thurston Moore, He's My Brother She's My Sister, Allah-Lahs, Cloud Nothings, French Horn Rebellion Party Ensemble, Tristen, Thomas Dybdahl, Robert DeLong, Chali 2na, Poolside, Sir Sly, Kitten, Yellow Red Sparks, WILDCAT! WILDCAT!, and Ólafur Arnalds. Additional notable attendees at Sonos Studio included Jim James, Wayne Coyne and Flaming Lips, Amanda Palmer, Zedd, Richie Hawtin, Dillon Francis, Matt & Kim, Josh Madden, Sophia Bush and Josh Baze.
More pictures and video from the whole week below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Vampire Weekend @ The Moody Theater - 3/17/2013
Vampire Weekend @ The Moody Theater - 3/17/2013

As we recently mentioned over on Brooklynvegan, Vampire Weekend have released the details of their upcoming new album, Modern Vampires Of The City. They head out on the road in April, and you can stream two of their new tracks now.

During their visit to Austin for SXSW, they stopped by The Moody Theater to help kick off Season 39 of Austin City Limits with VW's first-ever taping for the show.

Speaking of Austin City Limits, they have big things in store for Season 39 - rumored to include live streaming of performances. So far there are some great tapings to look forward to, including Grizzly Bear, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), Lumineers and Phoenix.

More pics of Vampire Weekend's ACL taping are below.

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Nardwuar is the king of hip hop interviews, and continued to prove it at SXSW 2013. When you're done watching his Austin encouter with Snoop Lion, check out his new Flatbush Zombies video chat, below...

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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.....

Continue reading "Pallbearer, John Baizley, Mutilation Rites, Full of Hell, KEN Mode, Homewrecker, Bruce Lamont & Mel from Royal Thunder played the IO/BV showcase (pics)"

photos by Greg Cristman

The Specials @ Mohawk
The Specials

Including Iggy Pop & The Stooges (which we already posted), SXSW Wednesday night's lineup at Mohawk aka House of Vans for the Vans Official Showcase was nothing less than an embarrassment of riches. Featuring The Specials (who also played an amazing set at Hype Hotel), Ghostface Killah, Japandroids (who we also caught at Viceland), Sky Ferreira, Middle Class Rut and special guests Killah Priest and Sheek Louch, there wwere more than enough impressive bands to go around, especially for a venue the size of Mohawk. More pictures from the show, which went down in the venue after Show No Mercy in the daytime, are in this post.

Sky Ferreira was under the weather and only played a short set that night, but still went on to perform at Mohawk as well as at 1100 Warehouse for Pitchfork.

If you missed it, check out pictures from the whole SXSW week at the Mohawk HERE. More below...

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