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Vampire Weekend / Deftones / King Khan
FPSF 2014 - Day 1
FPSF 2014 - Day 1
FPSF 2014 - Day 1

Houston's annual Free Press Summer Fest went down over the weekend, kicking off on Saturday (5/31) with sets from Vampire Weekend, Deftones, King Khan, Anamanaguchi, The Orwells, Flosstradamus, Classixx, CHVRCHES, Mariachi El Bronx, Jana Hunter and more. The festival was briefly evacuated around 2 PM due to flood warnings, but it reopened two hours later and was still a blast.

Pictures of day 1 are in this post and they continue below...

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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.

FPSF 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)

Houston's Free Press Summer Festival returns for its sixth year on May 31 and June 1 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. The lineup was just announced and it includes Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Deftones, The Kills, Die Antwoord, Chvrches, tUnE-yArDs, Washed Out, Flosstradamus, Sky Ferreira, First Aid Kit, Mariachi El Bronx, King Khan & the Shrines, Flatbush Zombies, The Orwells, Destruction Unit, Syd Arthur, Jana Hunter, Pinkish Black and more. Tickets are on sale now.

Full lineup below...

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photos by Bruno Simões

MS MR @ The Jr in old Emo's for BrooklynVegan SXSW 2013

""Old Emo's" is code for the place where the legendary rock club Emo's used to be before it moved to some distant region southeast of downtown Austin. Still, the shell of the old venue (and the memories that come with it) are still there, so Brooklyn Vegan seized on it to book a number of day parties full of blog-favorite acts. Two highlights were Autre Ne Veut, who kept the audience in a trance on the outside stage, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, whose psych-lite indie-rock provided a great respite from the loud and unruly crowds out on Sixth Street." [EW.com]
You've already seen photos from the BrooklynVegan Saturday day party at old Emo's HERE, HERE and HERE. Here's one more set of some of the bands that played that day. It continues below...

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photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Our Heart Aches For Syria Benefit @ Long Center - 3/15/2013
Our Heart Aches For Syria Benefit @ Long Center - 3/15/2013

One of the many SXSW events BrooklynVegan had some part in this year, and the most random one, was the "Our Heart Aches For Syria" benefit at the Long Center on the Friday night of SXSW Music. Taking place near and after the Flaming Lips show at Auditorium Shores, locals The Young opened the Omar Souleyman-headlined night to an awkwardly small amount of people in an awkwardly large venue. More people eventually showed, though let's face it, this show should have been at a packed, rowdy 500 capacity space near 6th Street instead of inside a 2500 person theater off the beaten path (those who first conceived this event anticipated a bigger lineup with a bigger sponsor). That said, it was still a great lineup and a fun night, and it was Deradoorian's exclusive SXSW show, and possibly Deer Tick's only SXSW show, and a nice amount of money was raised for those in need. Here are some pictures. More below....

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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.

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

BrooklynVegan is also throwing a bunch of day parties.

More details on the Omar events with full lineup (as seen on the flyer above), below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Single Mothers in Chicago in January (more by James Richards IV)
Single Mothers

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...

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Savages at BV-CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Last month, SXSW revealed its first round of artists for their 2013 festival, which happens from March 12-17, and now they've revealed a second announcement with way more artists. The new announcement includes Allo Darlin', Angel Haze, Audacity, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Blood Diamonds, Bonde Do Role, Deap Vally, Dessa, Eaux, Sky Ferreira, Flatbush Zombies, Foxygen, Girl Unit, Hundred Waters, Hunters, Major Lazer, Ms Mr, Nguzunguzu, Nu Sensae, Palma Violets, Paws, Peace, PS I Love You, Ratking, Rhye, Savages, Shout Out Louds, The Soft Moon, Thee Oh Sees, Toro y Moi, Ume, Wavves, and many more.

Full list below...

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