Entries tagged with: SXSW
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.
House of Vans last year (more by Greg Cristman)
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...
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...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Savages / Camper Van Beethoven
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....
photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Jared Paul Boulanger of 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...
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...
Chelsea Light Moving @ Mohawk (more by Chad Wadsworth)
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...
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...
photos by Nate "Igor" Smith
Besnard Lakes & free tattoos
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 - doorsHere are some pictures from the shindig, though not of all the bands listed. Check out more below...
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
photos by Josh Darr & Kevin Figueroa
Austra / Gorburger / Robyn Hitchcock @ BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013
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).
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...
Photos by Greg Cristman
Akron/Family @ Old Emo's
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...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Beach Fossil @ Old Emo's
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...
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...
photos by Kevin Figueroa
photos by Kevin Figueroa
Flying Lotus & Earl Sweatshirt @ SXSW 2013
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....
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...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Majical Cloudz @ Mohawk -- SXSW 2013
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 WelshThough 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)The full list of dates is below.
Thu 04/25/13 The Loft Dallas TX
Fri 04/26/13 Fitzgerald's Houston TX
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...
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)
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Mykki Blanco & Angel Haze - March 14, 2013
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...