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BV-SXSW Friday @ Red 7 in pics — Power Trip, Swervedriver, Makthaverskan, Mac McCaughan, Single Mothers & more

photos by Tim Griffin, words by Andrew Sacher

Rat Fist / Pianos Become The Teeth / Single Mothers
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20150320 - BrooklynVegan Day Party - Friday - SXSW 2015
20150320 - BrooklynVegan Day Party - Friday - SXSW 2015

The three 2015 BrooklynVegan SXSW day parties at Red 7 continued on Friday (3/20), once again bringing a handful of bands to the venue’s two stages from noon to 6 PM. This one was co-presented with Invisible Oranges.

Unfortunately, Walter Schreifels’ band Vanishing Life had to cancel at the last minute due to illness, so Creepoid were moved from the outside stage to the inside stage and the show got a slightly later start. But other than that (and some rain), day 2 went off without a hitch.

Philly’s Creepoid, who since ran into some legal trouble, started the day on a psychedelic note, with hazy smoke machines filling the room and their bass and their swirly logo (emblazoned on their bass drum) lit up from inside the drum. It was the perfect setting for their rocking shoegaze. After them it was Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band. The band’s currently a power trio, and while Kevin’s equally (or better) known for acoustic singer/songwriter stuff, they stuck mostly to their harder material which was a great fit for the day’s bill. After them was The Velvet Teen, the shapeshifting rock band who are about to release their first full length in nine years on Topshelf. They played mostly stuff off that album, and the new songs sound good: like a mix of their indie rock early years and the artier tendencies they took on later on.

Power Trip
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After Velvet Teen, the inside stage went officially into heavy mode with Canadian punks Single Mothers. They were in beast mode as usual and got a good amount of the crowd rowdy as well, with a handful of people up front shouting along. Then came their Canadian neighbors KEN mode who have a new bassist and a new album on the way that they previewed a handful of songs from. The new stuff has them sounding a little less metallic and a little more AmRep noise rock. It sounded great. They were followed by Power Trip, who recall a handful of early thrash and crossover bands but sound way too urgent to come off as retro. Like they tend to do, they had the whole room turned into a total madhouse. Wrapping up the inside stage was United Nations, one of Geoff Rickly‘s current bands. Their album makes a joke out of punk rock (while also being a killer punk album), and they did the same at their show, pairing their crushing set with stage banter that sarcastically poked fun at things like McDonald’s’ presence at SXSW. And for one song, Geoff broke out his old mask.

Meanwhile, the outside stage began around 12:30 with Rat Fist, a trio featuring members of No Age and Pissed Jeans who played a solid set indebted to garage and early punk. They were followed by Swedish post-punks Makthaverskan, who are currently on their first US tour and were one of the bands we were very excited to finally check out. They sounded great, and their singer’s excitable stage presence was fun to watch too. Then came their Run for Cover labelmates Pity Sex, whose hard-hitting shoegaze sounded as good as ever. Up next was Pianos Become the Teeth (who share a rhythm section with United Nations), who played an intense set pulling almost entirely from their newest album, the post-hardcore band’s first without screaming. Then the day ended with two veterans: first Mac McCaughan of Superchunk who previewed his upcoming debut solo album, and then shoegazers Swervedriver who just put out their first album since 1998 that (perhaps thanks to bands like Pity Sex and Creepoid) doesn’t sound dated at all.

Swervedriver
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Thanks to our sponsors Dropkloud, Esurance (who let 30 people skip the line each day) and MailChimp for helping make the party possible. If you unlocked our party playlsts on your phone with the DropKloud app, you can go listen to them now. If you’re still in Austin, you can still unlock them when at Red 7 with the app installed on your phone. Thanks also to Sailor Jerry for helping keep our artists relaxed.

Pictures from Thursday HERE. Saturday coming shortly. More from Friday below…

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Creepoid

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Rat Fist

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Kevin Devine & The Goddamn Band

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Makthaverskan

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The Velvet Teen

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Pity Sex

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Single Mothers

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Pianos Become The Teeth

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KEN Mode

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Mac McCaughan

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Power Trip

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Swervedriver

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Poncho twins! #Sxsw #red7 #swervedriver #atx #intrepid #raindance

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#AdenHolt #SXSW #Swervedriver #Red7

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No sun no problem. #Sxsw #atx #swervedriver #red7

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Swervedriver on a gloomy day in Austin! #SXSW #Red7

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United Nations

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Me with bandmate and towel enthusiast @drdaverave69!!!!

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I don't smoke but they got free blunt wraps at @red7austin #sxsw #souljaboy

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