The Orwells at BV-SXSW 2013 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As mentioned several times, the Downtown Music Festival, which is hitting multiple cities this year, is coming through NYC tonight (5/10) and Saturday (5/11) for shows across various multiple LES venues, including Mercury Lounge, Bowery Ballroom, Angel Orensanz Center, Pianos, Cake Shop, Tammany Hall, Element, Capitale, Rockwood Music Hall and more. Tickets (2-day passes, 1-day passes, and individual show tickets) are still available. In fact, even Trash Talk at Cake Shop still has tickets available, probably because of the $25+fees ticket price.

Since we last spoke, some additions to the lineup have been made. Garage rockers The Orwells (who have other upcoming dates) were added to tonight's Palma Violets and Guards show at Bowery Ballroom, making for an all-around great bill for fans of catchy, upbeat rock. The Orwells just revealed the Dave Sitek-produced track, "Other Voices," off their upcoming EP of the same name (due out 6/25 via East End/Canvasback), which you can stream below.

SZA, who recently put out the trippy S EP, has been added to Sky Ferreira's show at Mercury Lounge tonight. Teengirl Fantasy and Mess Kid, who were already announced for the festival but not that specific show, were also added as openers.

Onetime Twin Shadow bassist Rush Midnight (who has other upcoming shows) was added to tonight's show at Pianos with Royal Teeth and Sparxx.

LODRO (who play a BrooklynVegan-curated show on Monday), Xray Eyeballs, and DJ Dog Dick were added to DIIV"s show at Mercury Lounge on Saturday.

Low Fat Getting High, who have a new EP on the way and other upcoming shows, open for Trash Talk and Cities Aviv at Cake Shop on Saturday.

Other shows tonight include Black Hippy (aka Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock) and Fat Tony at Capitale (130 Bowery), Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth, Antwon, and more at Element (225 E Houston), Beach Fossils and Cosmonauts at Cake Shop, and more.

Meanwhile, Ryan Hemsworth made a new mix in anticipation for the festival, which you can stream, along with the tracklist below. And if you were wondering, yes, it does have his remix of the Backstreet Boys' "Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely."

A stream of that mix, the Orwells stream, and the updated Downtown Music Fest schedule below...


The Orwells - "Other Voices" (prod. Dave Sitek)

Ryan Hemsworth - Downtown NYC Mix

"I usually go into mixes with an emotion or a season or a memory in mind. It was finally warm yesterday when I recorded this one, and I'm looking forward to Downtown Festival as my first ~summer festival~ of the year. Antwon and Earl Sweatshirt are super fun performers and I guess this is just a warm up for what to expect from myself at our show." - Ryan Hemsworth


E.S.G. - Swangin' and Bangin'
Avec Avec - Hot Things
Lil Wayne - Fireman (Ryan Hemsworth Bootleg)
Shlohmo x R. Kelly - Rained The Whole Time x Number One (Hemsworth Blend)
Lil Reese - Haters
B!tchly Bizness - #FYB (Fuc Yo Birthday)
$ludgehammer - Hello
Danny Brown - Kush Coma
Ginuwine - In Those Jeans (Trippy Turtle Remix)
C.Z. - Beat That
Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely (Ryan Hemsworth Jersey Bootleg)
Beatking & DJ Chose - THROW DAT AHH
Louis La Roche - Untrue (Tofubeats Remix) (Instrumental)
シャルロ - Gelsomina
Obey City - Ronin Strut
Taquwami - Time After Time (2013 Mix)
Ryan Hemsworth - Perfectly
Drake ft. Rick Ross - No New Friends (Ryan pretty intro mix)
Ryan Hemsworth - Road To Viridian
Denzel Aquarius Killa Curry - Threatz (ft. Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$)



Black Hippy 1am
Fat Tony 12am

Andrew Wyatt 9pm
D'Eon 8pm

Earl Sweatshirt 10:30pm
Ryan Hemsworth 9:30pm
Antwon 9pm
Branchez 8pm

Bowery Ballroom
Palma Violets 12am
Guards 11pm
The Orwells

Royal Teeth 11pm
Rush Midnight 10pm
Sparxx 9pm
NSR (DJ Set) 8pm

Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2
Wooly and the Mammoth 12am
Port St. Willow 11pm
Anais Mitchell 10pm
Alice and the Glass Lake 9pm
Belle Mare 8pm

Rockwood Stage 1
enny Ray 12:00am
Derek James 11pm
Anthony da Costa 10pm
The Loom 9pm
Noble Hunter 8pm
Josh Elkes 7pm

Cake Shop
Beach Fossils 12am
Cosmonauts 10pm
The Garden 9pm

Tammany Hall
Nguzunguzu 1am
Kingdom Feat. Kelela 12am
Kilo Kish11pm
Nire feat. Nani Castle 10pm

Mercury Lounge
Sky Ferreira1am
Teengirl Fantasy12am
SZA 11pm
S+M 10pm
Mess Kid 9pm


Mercury Lounge
Diiv 12am
Lodro 11pm
XRay Eyeballs 10am
DJ Dog Dick 9pm

Bowery Ballroom
Purity Ring 11pm
Mas Ysa 10pm

inc. 11pm
Autre Ne Veut10pm
Weeknight 9pm
DJ Thanksgiving Brown 8pm

Rockwood Stage 2
Rocket and The Ghost12am
Ducktails 11pm
The Chevin9pm
San Fermin8pm
Jade♥ & Blind Benny7pm

Rockwood Stage 1
Steady Sun 1am
Brendan Rivera 12am
Clementine and The Galaxy 11pm
Raveena Aurora 10pm
Cheap Blue Yonder 9pm
Town Hall 8pm
Wyndam Bard 7pm
Mary Beth Doran and Amy Vachal 6pm
Tiger Darrow 5pm
Andrew Berger 3pm

Cake Shop
Trash Talk12am
Cities Aviv 11pm
Low Fat Getting High 10pm
Shackletons 9pm

Tammany Hall
WC Kids 2am
Farrington 1am
Ratking 12am
Black Dave11pm
Mr. Muthafuckin Exquire9pm
Hefna Gwap 8pm

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