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http://www.soundofair.com

Web: www.soundofair.com

 

My Schedule

 

8:30 PM
to 9:30 PM

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
157 schedule::attendees
Location Venue 222
eventtype  Music
event::about 

SXSW Interactive badge needed.

SapientNitro invites 2011 SXSW Interactive attendees to kick off their festival experience at the longest Mix at Six party ever. Our Carnival of Convergence will bring together the technologically mesmerizing with the freakishly entertaining. Another reason not to miss? The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will take the stage at 8:30, and starting at 10pm, DJ Spider will keep you dancing into the late, late night. Games, prizes, sideshows, appetizers...and open bar (like we'd forget the importance of that at SXSW). 

9:30 PM
to 9:35 PM

9:30 PM
to 9:33 PM

 

 

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Indie Game Developers: What Platform Suits You?
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Interactive
event::about  It starts with an idea and a handful of creative minds, but where it goes from there can be anyone’s guess. Today’s indie game developers face a unique set of challenges, not the least of which is determining which platform will best aide in their eventual success. Video game publishers continue to change overnight, offering developers new tools to implement into their titles and competitive options for extending the game value. With all of these changes, indie developers are left with several unanswered questions: how do I go about choosing the best distribution method for my game? Which platform harnesses the audience that my game is best suited for? How do I fully take advantage of all the aspects that a platform has to offer? This panel brings together representatives from various platforms as well as indie developers to discuss the lessons learned when developing games for traditional consoles, virtual worlds, portable devices, social platforms and beyond.
event::tags  Panel, #psnsxsw

2:30 PM
to 2:40 PM

Diplo
27 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar C
 

 

12:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Mashable House SXSWi 2011
256 schedule::attendees
Location Buffalo Billiards
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

2:45 – 3:45 PM  Geek Games check-in

3:45 – 4:00 PM  Welcome & Rules

4:00 – 5:20 PM  Round 1 Shuffleboard

4:20 – 5:00 PM  Round 2 Skeeball

4:40 – 5:30 PM  Round 3 Pepsi MAX Pong

8:00 – 10:00 PM  VIP Dinner and Cocktails (Private Event)

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM  Official MashBash SXSWi 2011 Party

 

event::about 

The Mashable SXSWi House 2011 will break the mold of the traditional SXSWi events schedule. Working with SXSWi and our partner sponsors, we will create a two-day platform that will include private events, VIP networking hours and large open parties. From Sunday, March 13 to Monday, March 14, Mashable will be hosting a combination of private events, open houses, meet-and-greet opportunities and of course, two nights of parties.

Sunday night will be the return of MashBash SXSWi. (In case you missed it last year, here's a recap.)

The event is open to all 21+ SXSWi badge holders. Please RSVP on Eventbrite.

 

 

9:30 AM
to 10:30 AM

Legal Aspects of Online and 3D Game Development
5 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Interactive
event::about  As 3D and online games become more film-like in terms of their development and distribution, game developers need to be more concerned with procuring appropriate rights of 3rd party content and contributions from others, technology licensing, international obscenity laws, and copyright fair use. Entertainment attorneys, Larry Waks of Austin firm, Jackson Walker LLP and Jill Rubin of LA firm, Mitchell, Silberberg, and Knupp, LLP, along with Intellectual Property attorney, Erik Metzger of Intel Corporation, will provide an overview of and answer questions about the legal concerns behind modern 3D and online game development. This panel is intended for the online and 3D game development community.

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Game Publishing Evolution from Traditional to Digital Distribution
12 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Interactive
event::about  As we’ve seen with the music industry, more and more entertainment services are transitioning from physical goods to digital distribution. This panel will focus on the video game sector and how the growing acceptance of digital distribution is impacting both traditional video game publishers and retailers.
event::tags  Panel, #sxswgames

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Games: Tools For Mass Communication
49 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Ballroom C
eventtype  Panel, Interactive
event::about  Art, education, economics, propaganda. Games are arriving at the forefront of media to become an important way to engage entire generations of people. What's different from before? Five billion people are replacing the most common communication device, the simple cell phone, with a full-fledged gaming system in their pocket. There are multiple ways to publish and distribute games over the Internet and to the masses. For many, game creation is becoming a regular activity, as tools become both easier to use and more powerful for people without programming knowledge. This panel will cover unique perspectives on how games are becoming more meaningful forms of expression and a significant tool for communicating ideas.
event::tags  Panel, #MassCommGames

11:15 PM
to 12:15 AM

TV On The Radio
154 schedule::attendees
Location The Dog House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Old school arcade games, street food and plenty of fun.

 

 

6:00 PM
to 7:40 PM

Foo Fighters
87 schedule::attendees
Location Paramount Theatre

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Pictureplane
45 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Jr
eventtype  Music
Artists  Pictureplane
event::tags  All Ages

10:15 PM
to 11:00 PM

Millionyoung DJ Set
28 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Millionyoung DJ Set

 

event::about 

theMIX agency presents: #thePARTY 4 #thePEOPLE @SXSW 2011 w/ Friendly Fires (DJ set), The Hood Internet, Millionyoung (DJ set) + more.

Last year, we brought Holy Ghost! and Classixx to the Speakeasy Rooftop. This year, we have something more reminiscent of a festival than a party. The Mohawk is about to explode.

Badges/wristbands welcome.

This event will reach capacity. Purchasing a pre-sale is the only way to guarantee entry. 

Follow @theMIXagency for free giveaways, contests, and up to the minute info.

 

11:00 PM
to 12:30 AM

The Hood Internet
89 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Hood Internet

 

event::about 

theMIX agency presents: #thePARTY 4 #thePEOPLE @SXSW 2011 w/ Friendly Fires (DJ set), The Hood Internet, Millionyoung (DJ set) + more.

Last year, we brought Holy Ghost! and Classixx to the Speakeasy Rooftop. This year, we have something more reminiscent of a festival than a party. The Mohawk is about to explode.

Badges/wristbands welcome.

This event will reach capacity. Purchasing a pre-sale is the only way to guarantee entry. 

Follow @theMIXagency for free giveaways, contests, and up to the minute info.

 

11:20 PM
to 11:45 PM

Sunset
20 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of Frog Music Licensing Showcase

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Diamond Rings
90 schedule::attendees
Location Spill
eventtype  Music
Artists  Diamond Rings
event::about  Although initially pegged in some corners as a novelty act audiences have now begun to identify with Diamond Rings unique brand of pop songwriting and his overtly glamourous live sets. Showcasing real human emotion and honest vulnerability is rare enough for a young man let alone one who matches his eyeshadow with his Air Force Ones while dancing about onstage with the reckless abandon of a teenager in the bathroom mirror. But there is something surprisingly mature shimmering beneath the glamour hidden in his immediately iconic voice and whip smart lyrics. It is this complete package that has even original Riot Girl Kathleen Hanna proclaiming herself a member of the growing legion of Diamond Rings fans.

12:30 AM
to 2:00 AM

Friendly Fires DJ set
88 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Friendly Fires DJ set

 

event::about 

theMIX agency presents: #thePARTY 4 #thePEOPLE @SXSW 2011 w/ Friendly Fires (DJ set), The Hood Internet, Millionyoung (DJ set) + more.

Last year, we brought Holy Ghost! and Classixx to the Speakeasy Rooftop. This year, we have something more reminiscent of a festival than a party. The Mohawk is about to explode.

Badges/wristbands welcome.

This event will reach capacity. Purchasing a pre-sale is the only way to guarantee entry. 

Follow @theMIXagency for free giveaways, contests, and up to the minute info.

 

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Gold Panda
169 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Jr
eventtype  Music
Artists  Gold Panda
event::about  A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, Gold Panda’s eagerly awaited debut album is finally here. An artist at ease traversing genre boundaries in search of new auditory frontiers - whether mixing dissected Hip Hop beats or the pulsating flourishes of minimal Techno - this apropos release will cement the foundations laid by previous output and visions whilst expanding his canon to unparalleled limits. As electronic music gradually arcs into a period of unprecedented successes, Lucky Shiner pits GP firmly at the forefront of a new wave of artists unafraid to challenge preconceptions of what music can be. Mixed by Simian Mobile Disco’s sonic veteran James Shaw and recorded in two session spent in the shady retreat of the English countryside - at his Aunt and Uncle’s Essex home - after, as GP explains “they went away over Christmas for two weeks and asked me to look after their dog. I’d walk Daisy in the morning and then make tunes till she pestered me to take her out again, I’d bounce down what I’d done, stick my headphones on and walk her; get ideas and repeat the process.” The end result is an album as influenced by family as it is by the quickly flashing topography that stretches out of train windows. GP’s mesmerising attention to sound and detail means each beat resonates as past, reflects the present and looks forwards to the potential futures of the individual; listener and artist alike. Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, Gold Panda’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however. Lucky Shiner's the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”. Decamping to an idyllic retreat also means the album bears trademarks of a pastorally hued Englishness, whist’s also coloured by GP’s two years spent studying Japanese culture, language and history at the School of Oriental and Asian studies in Japan. ‘You’, ‘Parents’ (featuring a field recording of GP helping his grandma push a wheelbarrow in the garden ), ‘Marriage’. Lucky Shiner overflows with life. Disengaging with the need for vocal, GP intimates, makes intimate idea’s immeasurably expressive and does so whilst always retaining an unfettered ear for melody. “I didn’t want to write ‘beats’” he says about the album, “I didn’t want bangers. I wanted songs with structure.” With, as he say’s, “two tracks made from a broken Yamaha organ bought for 99p off Ebay. A lot of the drum sounds just vinyl crackle turned really loud”, and one featuring almost solely guitar, “I don’t play guitar”, the album’s a concrete introduction to an artist willing to slip mercury like through constraints of genre, form and concept. And the title’s origins? “Lucky Shiner is my grandmothers name. Sometimes I think she knows exactly how I feel without me even mentioning anything to her.” Deeply personal then, Gold Panda‘s at odds to express that unequivocally on the album. Instead, he say‘s it “would be nice if people could hear the tracks and attach their own significance to them”. Over forty tracks eventually extricated into eleven, cohesion found through the unified fragments that “went together. I wanted a beginning, middle and end” - feelings eventually became sounds, visions graduated into awareness. Do what the artist wants and attach your own significance, if meaning is in nature indeterminate, personal experience can do ought but help.
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Surfer Blood
409 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  Surfer Blood
event::about  Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, the quintet known as Surfer Blood had a breakout year in 2010 with the release of their debut album 'Astro Coast' in January 2010. Months prior to the actual release, Surfer Blood took the CMJ music festival by storm playing an incredible 12 shows. Spending the winter months leading up to their album release, Surfer Blood criss-crossed the nation on tour supporting Japandroids and Art Brut. Never breaking straight into the new year, getting a major boost from all around rave press reviews, including a 'Best New Music' tag from Pitchfork Media, the band continued their incessant touring. This year has taken these Floridians across Europe several times, as far as Japan for Summer Sonic and Australia for Splendour in the Grass festivals; they ended out the year with a support tour for Interpol. Because of their dedication, 12 months later Astro Coast is topping several year end lists. NPR deemed them "America's best new pop band", they made Rolling Stone's "Rookies of the Year" list, Filter Magazine listed their album as #7 of the year, plus making the list of numerous others: MySpace, NME, Urban Outfitters, Rough Trade Shop. Based on the longevity that the album stayed in PopMatter's rotation, they regard it as "unfuckwithable" and PrefixMag said, "Surfer Blood is the best '90s band working today." For 2011, Surfer Blood will return with an EP of new tunes to be released in late spring. More touring will inevitably ensue.
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

DJ Orion
20 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

DJ ORIÓN


event::about 

Fanatic RecordsCity On Fire,
and Beauty Bar present:

ART DISASTER NO.12

11:30 AM
to 8:00 PM

Paste Magazine Party
451 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

March 16, 2011
12:00 - 12:35 PM Ponderosa
12:30 - 1:00 PM TV Torso
1:00 - 1:35 PM    Futurebirds
1:30 - 2:00        The Wealthy West (Brandon Kinder)
2:00 - 2:35    The Civil Wars
2:30 - 3:00        Keegan DeWitt (trio)
3:00 - 3:35    Trampled By Turtles
3:30 - 4:00        Jeremy Messersmith
4:00 - 4:35    Lost In the Trees
4:30 - 5:00        Matthew & The Atlas
5:00 - 5:35    Lord Huron
5:30 - 6:00        Kopecky Family Band
6:00 - 6:35    Ezra Furman & The Harpoons
6:30 - 7:00        Sondre Lerche
7:00 - 7:45    Eisley

event::about 

In less than a month, thousands of artists, fans and music professionals will descend upon Austin, Texas for SXSW 2011. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the weeklong event. As part of the festivities, Paste will be hosting two days’ worth of showcases, March 16-17.

 

Sponsored by Qdoba, Orange, Enthos, Touch and Izze, The 2011 Paste Party In Austin will take place at The Stage On Sixth—located at 507 East 6th Street. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and artists will be performing from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Qdoba will also be providing free burritos and nachos to those attending (while supplies last).

 

The parties are open to the public and SXSW badgeholders, age 21+, until capacity. RSVP to attend!

event::tags  free food, free music, paste

12:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

eMusic at SXSW
270 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:30 - Hurray for the Riff Raff (eMusic Selects)

1:15 - Grass Widow (Kill Rock Stars)

2:00 - JEFF the Brotherhood (Infinity Cat)

2:45 - Ty Segall (Goner)

3:30 - Obits (Sub Pop)

4:15 - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (Slumberland)

 

event::about 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart & More at eMusic's SXSW Day Party

Beat the mad rush and hear the week's best bands early at eMusic's SXSW Day Party. We've got a Beauty Bar bill custom-built to amaze.

Space is limited, so inclusion on the guest list will be first-come, first-served. RSVP now! The list closes Tuesday, March 1st. We'll send a confirmation by March 4th.

From 12-2PM, we'll have free food and drinks for you and your guest, plus surprises and eMusic swag. More importantly: you'll get to hear some of the most exciting bands in independent music.

Must be 21 years or older to attend.

 

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Glitoris vs Bigstereo
82 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Inside:

5pm WhoMadeWho
www.whomadewho.dk

3:45pm RAC DJs
www.remixartistcollective.com

2:45pm Database
www.databasetrax.com

2pm T.E.E.D.
www.myspace.com/totallyenormousextinctdinosaurs

1:15pm The Golden Ghosts
http://www.reverbnation.com/thegoldenghosts

12:30pm James Yuill
www.myspace.com/jamesyuill


Outside
5pm: SURPRISE GUEST

4:15pm Wolf Gang
www.myspace.com/thisiswolfgang

3:30pm Young Empires
www.myspace.com/youngempires 

2:45pm The Good Natured
www.myspace.com/thegoodnatured

2pm Young Legionnaire 
www.younglegionnaire.com

1:15pm Xylos
www.xylosmusic.net

12:30pm Clock Opera
www.clockopera.com

event::about 

GLITORIS VS BIGSTEREO with videos from Pomp & Clout http://vimeo.com/20588663

Free Booze while supplies lasts. +21 up only. NO BADGE OR WRISTBAND REQUIRED.

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

IODA Opening Day Bash
258 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Annex
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12PM: Withered Hand (Absolutely Kosher) - Edinburgh, Scotland
12:20PM: Geographer (Tricycle Records) - San Francisco, CA
12:45PM: Queen Sea Big Shark (Modern Sky) - Beijing, China
1:15PM: Fredrik (The Kora Records) - Malmö, Sweden 
1:45PM: Weekend (Slumberland) - San Francisco, CA
2:30PM: Aphasia (White Wabbit) - Taipei, Taiwan
3:00PM: True Widow (End Sounds) - Austin, TX
3:30PM: The Bewitched Hands (Look Mum No Hands/Sony) - Paris, France
4:15PM: Typhoon (Tender Loving Empire) - Portland, OR
5PM: Beach Fossils (Captured Tracks) - Brooklyn, NY
5:30PM: Gold Panda (Ghostly International) - London, UK

12:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Ranch By Chicken Ranch 2011
97 schedule::attendees
Location Elysium
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12-12:30 Starlings, TN
12:45 - 1:15 Moonlight Towers
1:30-2 Beautiful Supermachines
2:15-2:45 Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5
3-3:30 The Clutters
3:45-4:30 The Woggles
4:45-5:30 Peelander-Z

 

event::about 

Chicken Ranch's annual day party!  Free BBQ while supplies last and great bands.  Sponsored by Big Red Retro and Newtek.

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

San Diego Hoe Down 2011
85 schedule::attendees
Location Lustre Pearl
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

UME, Silent Comedy, Little Hurricane, Leslie & The Badgers, Writer, Saint Motel and American Royalty.

event::about 

There is no better way to start off  your wild and exciting week  at SXSW than with free beer and tacos and great music courtesy of the San Diego Music Foundation and several wonderful sponsors.  


Featured musicians at the San Diego Hoe-Down include UME, Silent Comedy, Little Hurricane, Leslie & The Badgers, Writer, Saint Motel and American Royalty.


Do you miss the months between SXSW each year?  We’ve got your fix at the Hoe-Down -- mix and mingle with San Diegans and find out more about their wonderful San Diego Music Thing conference which is held annually.  This year’s conference takes place on September  9 and 10 and will feature panels from music industry professionals, performances, mentoring sessions and more.


Admission to the Hoe-Down is complimentary with your SXSW badge or please RSVP. This year’s Hoe-Down is sponsored by the good folks at Bar Pink, BMI, The Casbah, Front Gate Tickets, Hi-Speed Soul, The Ruby Room, San Diego City Beat, North Park / San Diego Music Thing, Soda Bar, and the San Diego Music Foundation.

event::tags  Free beer, free tacos

12:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

SUB.CONSCIOUS x Methods NYC
46 schedule::attendees
Location Barcelona
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:00 Mindelixir 
12:40 Sol.ID
1:20 Eshin 
2:00 Atlantic Connection
2:40 Dan Wall x Nyx-E
3:20 Gigantor x Inna K
4:00 DJ Megan Foxxx 
4:40 Dave Gee x Trigon
5:20 Bro Safari
6:00 Down Jones
6:40 BMC x Michael Watts
7:20 Noah D

event::about 

Coming soon to SXSW 2011, and it's FREE!

SUB.CONSCIOUS x METHODS NYC

Hosted by 
Armanni Reign & Diggadee MC (Methods NYC, Heavyweight Division, ATL, NYC)

Gear by Methods NYC

event::tags  Free Bass, Swag

12:30 PM
to 1:05 PM

Cloud Nothings
159 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

12:30 PM
to 1:00 PM

TV Torso
20 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the Paste Magazine Party

12:45 PM
to 1:15 PM

Violens
60 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7 Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

1:00 PM
to 1:45 PM

DOM
99 schedule::attendees
Location Shangri-La
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the IAMSOUND 2011 Showcase

1:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

TV Torso
16 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the Paste Magazine Party

1:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Saint Arnold Brewing's 1st Annual Texas Day Party!
95 schedule::attendees
Location Ginger Man
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

Saint Arnold celebrates Texas Music at SXSW!
Free-to Pies! Tasty Texas Ales! Fine Texas Music!

  • Eve & The Exiles(1p)
  • Thunderchiefs(2p)
  • Al Staehely & 10K Hrs.(3p)
  • Ugly Beats(4p)
  • The Freddie Steady 5(5p)

1:15 PM
to 1:55 PM

Pictureplane
40 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

1:15 PM
to 1:45 PM

Twin Shadow
223 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency / Laneway Festival / Eat Your Own Ears / Austinist present AUSTIN OR BUST! Sponsored by Feiyue and Scion.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Daniel Johnston - The First Fifty Years
36 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Daniel Johnston's story as an artist takes him from the McDonald's at Austin's Dobie Mall to the Whitney Museum of Art. His songs are sophisticated and intense. Austin's musicians and writers have always been admiring and protective of Johnston. In this panel, associates and collaborators recount the first fifty years, hoping for at least fifty more. Special appearance by Daniel Johnston himself.
event::tags  hihowareyou

2:00 PM
to 2:45 PM

Friendly Fires
176 schedule::attendees
Location Shangri-La
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the IAMSOUND 2011 Showcase

2:10 PM
to 2:40 PM

Braids
150 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

2:30 PM
to 2:40 PM

Diplo
21 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Lamar C

2:30 PM
to 3:15 PM

Yuck
299 schedule::attendees
Location Mellow Johnny's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

KEXP is broadcasting live from Austin, TX during the 2011 South by Southwest Music Conference, March 16th through the 18th. Join us at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop for exclusive live sets from Wild Flag, The Head and the Heart, The Black Angels, Yuck, Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three, and more.  KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will spin music between live sets.

2:35 PM
to 3:00 PM

Smoosh
47 schedule::attendees
Location Red Eyed Fly
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop present BROOKLYN VS. THE BAY

2:45 PM
to 3:10 PM

The Spinto Band
70 schedule::attendees
Location Red Eyed Fly
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop present BROOKLYN VS. THE BAY

3:00 PM
to 3:05 PM

3:00 PM
to 3:02 PM

3:15 PM
to 3:45 PM

Cloud Nothings
158 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency / Laneway Festival / Eat Your Own Ears / Austinist present AUSTIN OR BUST! Sponsored by Feiyue and Scion.

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Legal Aspects of Music Licensing
22 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16A
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  With declining record sales, musicians are looking for other ways to derive value from their works. More music is being licensed into film, television, advertisements, games, and other media than ever before. What are the legal challenges involved? Intellectual Property attorney, Erik Metzger of Intel Corporation, teams up with Entertainment attorney, Larry Waks of Austin firm, Jackson Walker, LLP, to provide musicians what they need to know to take advantage of the growing music licensing industry.

3:40 PM
to 4:15 PM

Lower Dens
144 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

3:45 PM
to 4:45 PM

Remix Artist Collective (RAC)
32 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Inside Stage.

GLITORIS VS BIGSTEREO with videos from Pomp & Clout http://vimeo.com/20588663

Free Booze while supplies lasts. +21 up only. NO BADGE OR WRISTBAND REQUIRED.

4:15 PM
to 5:00 PM

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
258 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Pains of Being Pure at Heart


event::about 

eMusic SXSW Day Party

4:25 PM
to 5:05 PM

The Death Set
43 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

4:40 PM
to 5:20 PM

Toro y Moi
255 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7 Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  Force Field PR & Terrorbird Media 4th Annual SXSW Day Party

4:45 PM
to 5:15 PM

"Secret Guest"
28 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Riot Act Media Day Party

4:45 PM
to 5:30 PM

Peelander-Z
99 schedule::attendees
Location Elysium
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Peelander-Z

 

event::about 

Chicken Ranch's annual day party!  Free BBQ while supplies last and great bands.  Sponsored by Big Red Retro and Newtek.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Brands as the New Labels
38 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Holiday Inn, Coke, Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Red Bull have all released music. Bands get great exposure from a brand. Learn about brand strategy, how to structure a joint venture; the promotion and distribution of original music. Find motivation for trying out alternative methods of selling music and yourself as a brand.
event::tags  Late Entry, brandsaslabels

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Juggalos to Phish-heads: Managing Fanatical Music Consumers
26 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Marketing and community management are always difficult tasks, and managing fanatical music fans poses unique problems: Your product isn't being used right away, you have a very limited inventory, and you're selling to an extremely passionate group of consumers who have a sentimental attachment to your product. How do you mitigate sudden traffic issues for major sale dates or popular events, and keep fans happy without pissing off promoters or clients? How do you meet these specific needs without creating unfair advantages for the most persistent fans?
event::tags  Marketing, fanatical

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Surprise Guest
13 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Outside Stage.

GLITORIS VS BIGSTEREO with videos from Pomp & Clout http://vimeo.com/20588663

Free Booze while supplies lasts. +21 up only. NO BADGE OR WRISTBAND REQUIRED.

5:10 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Dodos
291 schedule::attendees
Location Red Eyed Fly
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Tiger Mountain and Noise Pop present BROOKLYN VS. THE BAY

5:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

Gold Panda
204 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Annex
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Gold Panda (Ghostly International) - London, UK


6:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Synth By Southwest III: The Blacklist
68 schedule::attendees
Location The Volstead Lounge
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

INSIDE:
7:00PM-7:40PM CTRL
8:00PM-8:40PM Reagan Jones (of Iris)
9:00PM-9:40PM A Sky Jet Black
10:00PM-10:40PM Guild
11:00PM-11:40PM subNatural
12:00AM-2:00AM DJ Scorpio

 

OUTSIDE:

7:15PM-7:55PM Christopher Anton (of Information Society)
8:10PM-8:50PM Exit
9:05PM-9:45PM Art Versus Industry
10:00PM-10:45PM Chant

 

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Gat5 & Hotel Vegas present: Free entry (no wristband required) Drink specials Two stages of music

7:00 PM
to 7:30 PM

Eisley
108 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the Paste Magazine Party

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Kid Infinity
13 schedule::attendees
Location MALAIA Upstairs
eventtype  Music
Artists  Kid Infinity
event::about  The origin of Kid Infinity is vague. Maybe they emerged from an interplanetary vortex, or from a rebellious childhood in the Midwest, or from a purple haze of sensory inspiration. Wherever they hailed from, now they find themselves at the crux of the LA underground. Though firm believers in DIY, Kid Infinity never compromise their desire for polish and precision. The electronic duo throw a mix of hip hop, dance punk, and heavy rock into a blender and out comes a sound all their own. Still, it’s difficult to define a group that defy convention and employ a multi-disciplinary approach to art and performance. Kid Infinity bridge not only musical genres but also numerous art forms into one seamless mind-bending experience – exploring all realms of visual and aural expression. Their energetic and at times anthemic party music loaded with hooks is entirely addictive and reaches a new level through the inclusion of completely DIY film, and progressive technology. With dynamic vocals and mind altering instrumentation, all we really know of Kid Infinity is that they dare to pioneer the evolution of electronic sound and to abstract the definition of performance art as we all know it.
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Shit Horse
18 schedule::attendees
Location Habana Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Shit Horse
event::about  Shit Horse began as a street performing "guerrilla" style attack band. They played on a sidewalk during Merge Fest in Chapel Hill, NC three nights in a row with the help of a battery-powered guitar, garage-sale amplifiers, an extension chord, a small drum set, a megaphone and fireworks. The size of the crowd seemed to double every successive night. These uninvited early performances were the only form of "practicing" Shit Horse ever got. The band recorded an EP called "They Shit Horses, Don't They?" on a 4-track tape recorder. After all of the music tracks were done live, Danny Mason showed up and invented all of the lyrics on the spot, earning him the nickname Danny "Magic". He later had to listen to the finished recording and memorize his own words. While some (incorrectly) consider Shit Horse a gimmick or perhaps a novelty act, others like Tom Ravenscroft (son of the late great John Peel) of BBC6 have embraced the album. The first two-three songs of any live Shit Horse performance are almost always met with confusion which eventually dissolves into ecstatic enthusiasm.
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Sunset
17 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  Sunset
event::about  What can I say? Music is a tool that is best served warm. These writings of the Internet can never do justice to real live music. That said, I will try to talk about a group called Sunset. Sunset is a musical ensemble founded by Bill Baird, formerly sound team, from the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas. They play folk and traditional music with a twist of electronic components, perhaps some vocal harmony. Features drums, bass, some analogue keyboards, guitars, and the general listening pleasure. Ancient forests under majestic mountains, the two sides leading your feet back to the sordid music clubs that we all know and love. Moving between the two sides, both because they are just different aspects of the same coin. Real beauty can be found in the dirt. This brings us to the music itself. That does not mean that music is one of the unpleasant dirt or other matter I talked about, but simply because the variety of the music is on a large scale, as in life itself. Which can lead to cognitive dissonance in some, but so be it. Expansive great United States of America as backdrop to their live music as extending of the american songbook. Sunset also happen as friends of mine and they are teaching me to speak and write English, and I am very grateful. Soon I will be able to understand the texts of their songs.
event::tags  21+

8:15 PM
to 9:15 PM

DJ Chicken George (Inside & Between Sets)
17 schedule::attendees
Location Scoot Inn
eventtype  Music
event::about  DJ Chicken George's (CG) unique "Jazztronica" style of incorporating and fusing diverse genres of music has garnered him several international appearances in Sweden, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Vancouver, the Middle East and across the U.S. including Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Portland, Las Vegas, Detroit and Philly. CG also deejayed on extensive radio tours with sets on Betalounge Radio, Dublab.com, Eavesdrop Radio & Beatsauce Radio hosted by Om Records' recording artist, J-Boogie. CG has shared the stage with a wide range of talent including The Wailers, Pete Rock, Jazzanova, John Legend, Cody ChesnuTT, Spoon, Echo and the Bunnyman, Grandmaster Flash, Brad Paisley, Biz Markie, Grupo Fantasma, The Neptunes, Saul Williams, The Roots, Talib Kweli, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, KC & the Sunshine Band, Afrika Bambaataa, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, Steve Miller Band and Erykah Badu. CG knew at a young age that his intrigue and passion for music would become a life-long endeavor. His appreciation for music can largely be attributed to his parents who made music an important part of family life. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, later moved to Houston, Texas and is currently residing in Austin, Texas. Arriving in March of 2003, he quickly became a local favorite and was voted Best Live (Club / Party) DJ for the Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" Readers Poll. CG has also released 2 e.p.'s on the world renowned, Stockholm-based label, Swedish Brandy. His releases, DJ Chicken George Presents: The Swed.u.s.h Connection 1 & 2 are distributed world-wide.
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

J Mascis
229 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
Artists  J Mascis
event::about  J Mascis is probably best known as the frontman of the highly influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr. With acclaimed LPs like 1987's You're Living All Over Me and 1988's Bug, the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock history, with Mascis' brilliant volume infused guitar heroics becoming a primary influence on the burgeoning 'grunge' movement - Mascis was also credited by many for single-handedly bringing back the guitar solo to underground and indie rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore and practically reinvented punk rock in the process. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today. In 1991, Dinosaur Jr. disbanded and Mascis released More Light, his first recording under the moniker J Mascis + The Fog. With its revolving line-up of stellar musicians J Mascis + The Fog continues to churn out new material and tour frequently. Members and collaborators of the Fog have included Mike Watt (Minutemen / fIREHOSE), Ron Asheton (the Stooges), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) Dave Schools (Stockholm Syndrome / Widespread Panic) and Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Aside from his work with The Fog, Mascis finds himself behind the drums in the band Witch, and most recently playing guitar with garage rockers Sweet Apple. He is also known to perform solo acoustic proving that there are truly no limitations to his abilities. Fans of Mascis' huge guitar wails will not be disappointed by his intimate acoustic performances as he always brings in plenty of pedals to pepper these performances with the sonically enhanced solos he's best known for. In addition to his own work Mascis has been heavily involved behind the scenes appearing on, producing, and mixing records for a string of highly regarded acts like: fIREHOSE, Tad, Buffalo Tom, Beachwood Sparks, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, The Breeders and many others. J Mascis has also composed music for film and has occasionally appeared in films such as Alison Anders acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging. When the original line up of Mascis, Lou Barlow on bass and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, 2007's Beyond continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. In 2009 the band released Farm, Dinosaur Jr.'s first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up, an album propelled by the unique energy of one of America's greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.
event::tags  All Ages

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Zion I & The Grouch
54 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
event::about  At a time when fans have come to expect only one good track on any given album, Bay Area act Zion I and Living Legend's front-man The Grouch have created something different: a record comprised of 15 varied, soul-drenched, equally impressive tracks. The latest effort from these two formidable hip-hop acts, Heroes in the City of Dope, will have heads hyphy, uplifted, and pondering social ills—all within one album. "Our past collaborations—Silly Puddy and Flow—were always fan favorites," explains emcee Zion of Zion I of why the two acts decided to collaborate, "and creativity, it just flows when we get together in the studio." "And, though I live in LA, we all share a strong connection with Oakland," adds The Grouch of the title that he says is also a spin on the Too $hort track on the 1989 Life Is...LP "A lot of beauty and hope has come out of the struggle here."
event::tags  All Ages

9:15 PM
to 10:15 PM

James Blake
365 schedule::attendees
Location Stubb's
eventtype  Music
Artists  James Blake
event::tags  All

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

TV Torso
36 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Music
Artists  TV Torso
event::about  TV Torso is a musical band of friendly Texans with an affinity for skewed pop, repetition, skeletal guitar music, minimalism, tuning drum sets, and recording guitar direct. The band is comprised of singer/guitarist Matt Oliver, drummer Jordan Johns, bassist James Rhea, and guitarist Ben Maddox.
event::tags  21+

10:30 PM
to 11:30 PM

Binary Star
39 schedule::attendees
Location Fuze
eventtype  Music
Artists  Binary Star
event::about  One Be Lo and Senim Silla possess a lethal chemistry greater than the sum of its parts. Trading verses effortlessly, the two can create magic on the mic ranging from intricate storytelling to battle raps. Hailing from Pontiac, Michigan - Lo and Senim originally met in high school and instantly developed a close friendship. However one poor decision that could have easily derailed their career, made the bond between them stronger and more focused. An armed robbery conviction landed them both in prison for a three-year sentence and during this time Binary Star officially came into existence in 1995. Post-incarceration, Binary Star goes on to release their independent Water World album in 1998, re-released as M.O.T.U. in 2000. Currently, Binary Star is performing and recording their 2nd installment, "Prodigal Suns".
event::tags  18+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Braids
167 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
Artists  Braids
event::about  Braids was formed by four best friends in their last year of high school. Convincing one another to skip university, they stayed in the garage all year and practiced obsessively, even while their fingers froze during the cold prairie winters in Calgary, Alberta. Then the band –still in their teens– took the bold step of moving across the country together to Montreal, where they began crafting what would become their debut album Native Speaker. The band’s music reflects an extraordinary, deep-seated maturity originating from time spent playing and growing together in their formative years. With an unusually collaborative dynamic, the bond between the four friends (drummer/vocalist Austin Tufts, guitarist/vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston, multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Taylor Smith and keyboardist/vocalist Katie Lee) remains as impermeable – and remarkable – as ever.
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Gold Panda
217 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Music
Artists  Gold Panda
event::about  A culmination of years of work spent refining his sui generis sound, Gold Panda’s eagerly awaited debut album is finally here. An artist at ease traversing genre boundaries in search of new auditory frontiers - whether mixing dissected Hip Hop beats or the pulsating flourishes of minimal Techno - this apropos release will cement the foundations laid by previous output and visions whilst expanding his canon to unparalleled limits. As electronic music gradually arcs into a period of unprecedented successes, Lucky Shiner pits GP firmly at the forefront of a new wave of artists unafraid to challenge preconceptions of what music can be. Mixed by Simian Mobile Disco’s sonic veteran James Shaw and recorded in two session spent in the shady retreat of the English countryside - at his Aunt and Uncle’s Essex home - after, as GP explains “they went away over Christmas for two weeks and asked me to look after their dog. I’d walk Daisy in the morning and then make tunes till she pestered me to take her out again, I’d bounce down what I’d done, stick my headphones on and walk her; get ideas and repeat the process.” The end result is an album as influenced by family as it is by the quickly flashing topography that stretches out of train windows. GP’s mesmerising attention to sound and detail means each beat resonates as past, reflects the present and looks forwards to the potential futures of the individual; listener and artist alike. Originally hailing from Chelmsford, Essex, and having spent the early part of his career as remixer du jour for the likes of Bloc Party, Health, Telepathe, Little Boots and Simian Mobile Disco, Gold Panda’s ascent to the forefront of contemporary electronic music has been steadily meteoric. Nominated as one of the BBC’s sound of 2010 nominees, shows around the world with Caribou, Health, SMD and more to come on his own in the UK and the US with Autolux, a cover star in Japan, three sold out E.P’s and a raft of praise and hyperbole from the mouths that matter (Pitchfork, NME, The Guardian amongst them) only tells half the story however. Lucky Shiner's the piece that completes the picture. Originating in crystal clear vision, the nuance and frenetic cadence of life and the mind’s constant disequilibrium means its final realisation stands as a product that’ll provoke thought as much as enjoyment; pathos as much as praise. “Lots of factors affected the way it came together.“ Gold Panda explains, “touring, mixing, moving house and splitting with a girlfriend. Family, friends and lovers related, places I‘ve never been”. Decamping to an idyllic retreat also means the album bears trademarks of a pastorally hued Englishness, whist’s also coloured by GP’s two years spent studying Japanese culture, language and history at the School of Oriental and Asian studies in Japan. ‘You’, ‘Parents’ (featuring a field recording of GP helping his grandma push a wheelbarrow in the garden ), ‘Marriage’. Lucky Shiner overflows with life. Disengaging with the need for vocal, GP intimates, makes intimate idea’s immeasurably expressive and does so whilst always retaining an unfettered ear for melody. “I didn’t want to write ‘beats’” he says about the album, “I didn’t want bangers. I wanted songs with structure.” With, as he say’s, “two tracks made from a broken Yamaha organ bought for 99p off Ebay. A lot of the drum sounds just vinyl crackle turned really loud”, and one featuring almost solely guitar, “I don’t play guitar”, the album’s a concrete introduction to an artist willing to slip mercury like through constraints of genre, form and concept. And the title’s origins? “Lucky Shiner is my grandmothers name. Sometimes I think she knows exactly how I feel without me even mentioning anything to her.” Deeply personal then, Gold Panda‘s at odds to express that unequivocally on the album. Instead, he say‘s it “would be nice if people could hear the tracks and attach their own significance to them”. Over forty tracks eventually extricated into eleven, cohesion found through the unified fragments that “went together. I wanted a beginning, middle and end” - feelings eventually became sounds, visions graduated into awareness. Do what the artist wants and attach your own significance, if meaning is in nature indeterminate, personal experience can do ought but help.
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Mother Falcon
35 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  Mother Falcon
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

The Black Angels
241 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
event::about  Since Aristotle, man has organized his knowledge vertically in separate and unrelated groups---Science, Religion, Sex, Relaxation, Work, etc. The main emphasis in his language, his system of storing knowledge, has been on the identification of objects rather than on the relationships between objects. He is now forced to use his tools or reasoning separately and for one situation at a time. Had man been able to see past this hypnotic way of thinking, to distrust it (as did Einstein), and to resystematize his knowledge so that it would all be related horizontally, he would now enjoy the perfect sanity which comes from being able to deal with his life in its entirety. It is possible for Man to alter his mental state and thus alter his point of view (that is, his own basic relation with the outside world which determines how he stores his information). He then can restructure his thinking and change his language so that his thoughts bear more relation to his life and his problems, therefore approaching them more sanely. It is this quest for pure sanity that forms the basis of The Black Angels. -Tommy Hall
event::tags  All Ages

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

White Denim
199 schedule::attendees
Location Club de Ville
eventtype  Music
Artists  White Denim
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

RCRD LBL After Hours
213 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12AM Oberhofer

1AM Telephoned

2AM Moby

3AM Drop The Lime

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11:50 PM
to 12:50 AM

The Black Lips
388 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Black Lips
event::about  200 Million Thousand What do you do when your sixteen and in deep shit? You're looking out at the world from the strip-mall and the detention hall, from the basement and the cul-de-sac and it just looks like there is a wall around you. Everybody tells you and your friends that you're going nowhere, that your lives are already ruined. What the fuck do you do? You hang around and smash stuff and get high and try to be a bad-ass, that's what you do. You steal and drink and smash up the car your mom gave you and pull your pee-pee out in public. You work at sandwich shops and fast-food joints and try to screw private school girls because they think your tough and the girls at your school think your gay because you pretended to give your friend a blowjob at the junior prom. You fuck it all up as ugly and as dirty as you can because, why the fuck not? Your parents and teachers and sandwich-shop supervisors look at you and think, "What happened to the kid? He has all the advantages in the world and he has chucked it all in the shitter. Doesn't he believe in the inherent goodness of our enlightened society? Doesn't he believe in any thing at all?" It is this question, the question of belief, nay, the question of faith, that is the crux of the matter. It is this question that was asked of the Black Lips. And the Black Lips have answered it. They have answered it in their songs and in their actions. They have answered it for every shit-assed, burned-out brat that staggers out of the suburbs. They have answered it resoundingly and continue to answer it. "Where is their answer?" you may ask. Do those psychedelic swamp guitar drones bear witness to a faith of some kind? Does the quasi-violent sexual comedy of their stage show underscore a deeply held belief system? Does their commingling of Deep South, big-tent revival rhetoric with hoary-throated, drug-haze mumble truly mean anything, to them or to anyone else? You bet your ass it means something to them. How would they have persevered through all the drudgery and threats of doom if it didn't mean a goddamn thing to them? Their adversaries have been formidable and numerous, and they have bested them all. Why, even in their earliest days, death itself reared its ugly head to attempt to halt their progress, and was dismissed directly. How, without faith, could the Black Lips have carried their message forth into the four corners of the earth? And so, on the eve of the release of their fifth album, the faith abides stronger than ever. A host of influences have passed through their gullet and provided the sustenance to keep their faith alive. The dusts of a southern back road and the big-city gutter puke crackle in the grooves of this record as it did in the previous ones. The shouts and moans and static continue to bear witness. "But faith in what?" the fathers, mayors and captains of industry might continue to ask. Well, if you've never been one of those shit-assed brats looking out into a world you were already excluded from, a world that sickened you, but for which there was no alternative, then you may not understand. But, through the eyes of one whom, like them, was a go-nowhere from the get-go, the Black Lips represent the faith that it takes to reject that world of sterile, futile, servile, silliness and forge your own world based on bravery and bad-ass-ness. They have carried to fruition the plan that has been hatched, and will continue to be hatched in the minds of dizzy, dumb and desperate youth the world over. Now they carry their message of faith to the world. FEAR NOT! BE BRAVE AND TAKE HEART! THE WORLD IS YOURS IF YOU ACCEPT THE POWER OF FAITH!!! (As I record these words a purple and orange fog engulfs the bay below me. The gin gimlets glide down my throat and I ponder the freedom that I, myself, have wrenched from the 'enlightened society' that once oppressed me. It is good and right that we should live free. I know this, the Black Lips know this, and the gulls in the bay below know this. Take this knowledge and go in faith.) Baby Gusty Accra, Ghana December, 2008
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

A Place to Bury Strangers
183 schedule::attendees
Location Prague
eventtype  Music
event::about  A Place to Bury Strangers had a simple goal for their first proper studio album, the exquisitely-damaged Exploding Head: "The original idea," says vocalist / guitarist Oliver Ackermann, "was to create the craziest, most fucked-up recording ever." How crazy, you ask? Enough to justify that Cronenberg-channeling title, for one, as dollops of distortion and flecks of feedback deliver enough controlled chaos to derail a turntable. And if vinyl isn't your thing, well, let's just say you'll be checking the levels on your living room stereo from the second "It Is Nothing" sucks everyone in earshot through a vortex of groove-locked rhythms (hammered out by drummer Jay Space and bassist Jono MOFO) and back-spun power chords. Pain as pleasure, if you will, a beautiful feeling that's maintained for 43 mesmerizing minutes, from the paranoid android pop of "In Your Heart" and gorgeous gate-crashing melodies of "Keep Slipping Away" to the Chinese water torture chords of "Lost Feeling" and sputtering percussion of "Everything Always Goes Wrong" Not to mention the apocalypse now effects of "Ego Death" the sinewy, slightly sinister overtones of the title track, and the firework finale flare-ups of "I Lived My Life To Stand in the Shadow of Your Heart". A Place to Bury Strangers has an illustrious touring history including supporting Nine Inch Nails at arenas, large venue tour with MGMT in Europe a full US tour with Holy Fuck and shows with some of their heroes and influences including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dandy Warhols and Chapterhouse. They have been touring non stop since the release of Exploding Head, doing three full scale US tours of the US and UK/Europe including shows with the Big Pink, Japandroids, Darker My Love and Dead Combo. They are now hard at work on the follow up to Exploding Head with an eye toward a Spring 20011 Release. A Place To Bury Strangers have often been called "the loudest band in New York". This may very well be the case, but unlike much so-called "loud" rock and roll that's out there, APTBS is not loud simply for the sake of it. The sonically overdriven sound they've accomplished is no clumsy accident, but a carefully cultivated and well-maintained entity all its own, fostered by an unbridled passion that's clearly evident in every live show they play and each recording they make. A Place To Bury Strangers does not so much play songs as allow them to pour out. They are songs about longing, heartbreak and confusion played extremely well and at a passionately loud volume...
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Database
24 schedule::attendees
Location MALAIA Upstairs
eventtype  Music
Artists  Database
event::about  Lucio Morais and Yuri Chix are Database and have known each other, well, forever. Being childhood friends, they share just about everything, likes, dislikes, and even their favorite foods. However, it wasn’t until 2005 when they discovered their greatest passion, music. While students in film school, the two became famous for gathering the entire student body together—from freshman geek to senior stud—to the dance floor of São Paulo’s legendary, now-extinct club, “AmpGalaxy.”. This new found local fame was the driving force behind the idea to create something new — a fresh live dance act with original beats - called Database. As Database, the two released their first compilation, “Uglyedits Vol.1” in early 2008. Around this time, they were invited to remix Fatboy Slim, and got together with his label (Southern Fried Records) to release their Miami EP including a collaboration with Bonde do Role. From these two releases, their notoriety grew rapidly in Brazil, playing in some of the country’s biggest festivals, including TIM/2008 (with the Klaxons, Kanye West, MGMT, Junior Boys, etc) Haagen Dazs Mix Music Festival/2008 (Uffie, Feadz, Yuksek, The Glimmers and VHS or Beta) Fashion Week/2008 SP/RJ, Eletrônica Festival BH/2008 and Bye Bye Brasil Eletrorock Festival/2008. In 2009 “Uglyedits Vol.2” was released, after which, even more festivals came knocking on the Database door, including the Festival de Teatro de Curitiba 2009, Chemical Music Festival 2009 (Rio de Janeiro), 9 Festival Cultural LGBT, and Vice Magazine Party (2009). Including a Beaches and Friends USA Tour in 2009 and 2010 With French Horn Rebellion. Today Database is one of the biggest electronic names in Brazil, and 2009 saw the band releasing a co-written single with French Horn Rebellion - “Beaches and Friends”. The media response to Beaches & Friends in 2009 had radio support from Radio 1 including DJ’s Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Jaymo & Andy George, also was Hype Machine No.1 for weeks.
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Memoryhouse
81 schedule::attendees
Location St David's Historic Sanctuary
eventtype  Music
Artists  Memoryhouse
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Small Black
122 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Music
Artists  Small Black
event::about  New Chain is the debut long-player from New York's Small Black. Richly coloured and thickly layered, it is an absorbing, eclectic and obsessive body of work. The Brooklyn group have succeeded in melting together locked and popped drum-shudder, gauzy spirographic synths and subtly contagious, half-remembered melody into ebullient bursts of evocative, subliminal and thoroughly modern pop. The songs are equally informed by the rhythmic bounce and stylistic swagger of more left-leaning contemporary radio rap and R'n'B as it is the submerged kaleidoscopic swirl of the early 4AD dream factory. Formed at the tail-end of 2008 as a bedroom recording project, Small Black first made waves with their eponymous debut EP. Recorded in the attic of singer Josh Kolenik's uncle's remote Long Island beach-house/surfboard workshop, it served as an ideal introduction to the group with its pulsing patchwork synths and addictive, stay-gold hooks that seemed to unfurl themselves gradually over repeated listens. Slightly more immediate and polished than its predecessor, Small Black's new album New Chain remains a continuation of this contrasting ethos – a delirious smudging of the lines between melancholy and nostalgia, tension and celebration, unabashed pop music and experimentation. "It's always been a question for us," explains keyboardist/songwriter Ryan Heyner, "of how much to push it, how much to reveal. I find a lot of the best music creeps up on you." New Chain was predominantly written, recorded and fully realized in the seclusion of sleepy, suburban Delaware, where bassist/songwriter Juan Pieczanski spent his childhood summers., and then mixed by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors) at his Rare Book Room studio in New York City. The group spent the hours in Delaware as Kolenik says "trying to take the excitement and stimulus of NYC to a place far from distractions, where it could be organized properly." The effect of the transposition between city life and the isolation could explain the way the record's full-blown party jams are tempered with weirder moments of longing and enigma, and conversely, how its more discordant, foggy moments conceal huge moments of melody. A thinker's party record? A party-hardy thinker's record? Not sure. All we know is that New Chain is one of the most involved, intriguing and effortlessly human collections of organic pop music you're likely to hear this or any other year.
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

The Antlers
264 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Antlers
event::about  Sometimes you have to put yourself first, no matter how difficult that notion seems; no matter how much time and effort you’ve already put into this one person — the person who’s reduced your very being to its absolute core. Just ask Peter Silberman, the string-pulling founder of The Antlers, a solo project that suddenly went widescreen on the self-released Hospice LP (now receiving a proper widespread pressing through Frenchkiss). The first Antlers effort to feature two key permanent players — powerhouse drummer Michael Lerner and the layer-lathering multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci — it’s an album with a sound that’s actually as ambitious as its concept. “Hospice came from the idea of caring for a terminal patient who’s mentally abusive to you,” says Silberman. “You don’t have the right to argue with them, either, because they’re the one who’s dying here; they’re the one that’s been dealt a wrong hand. So you take it, but you can only take so much. Eventually, you realize that this person is just destroying you.” Appropriately enough, Hospice’s 10 distinct chapters resonate on debilitating sonic and lyrical levels, from the hypnotic harp and tension-ratcheting build of “Two” to the sing-or-sink choruses of “Bear” and the speaker-rattling peaks of “Sylvia,” easily one of the year’s most immediate epics. It’s here, amidst contrasting shards of ambient noise, sweeping strings and smoky horns, where The Antlers truly transcend Silberman’s singer-songwriter beginnings — a striking escalation of expectations first hinted at on 2008’s New York Hospitals EP. The progression doesn’t end there, either. In a move that could be taken as the riff-raking extension of his thorough guitar training (from the age of 6 ’til right before college), “Atrophy” and “Wake” delve into sheets of distortion, subtle shades of soul, cicada-like effects and enough movements to fill an entire EP. “We were going for something that’d be dense but not too complicated,” explains Silberman. “I hate the word ‘lush,’ but I guess that’s the best way of describing it. The structures are like pop songs — verse/chorus, verse/chorus — but the sound is a little more shoegaze-y or post-rocky.” It’s about to get even more complicated, too, as The Antlers’ Technicolor-tinged trio take all of Hospice’s songs — and three previous releases — in a completely different direction, jettisoning a note-for-note rendition of the record for “a massive sound” doused in delay, reverb and unrehearsed chaos. And to think Cicci was a stage actor with a desire to drop it all for music just a few years ago. “Hospice was the clear indication that this isn’t a singer-songwriter thing at all,” says Silberman. “Whatever we record next is going to define the three of us as a ‘band.’ He continues, “I always figured I’d be the ‘shredder’ in a group... But things somehow ended up this way.” We wouldn’t have it any other way, either.
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

The Spinto Band
70 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Spinto Band, !!!
event::about  The Spinto Band have just competed their third full length album. The recordings were self-produced in their Delaware studio over the course of 2010. In the coming months they are preparing for the release of the album and an accompanying tour. In addition, the band helped create the soundtrack for the 2011 film The Beast Pageant.
event::tags  21+

12:15 AM
to 1:15 AM

Queens of the Stone Age
455 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa

12:30 AM
to 1:30 AM

Locksley
58 schedule::attendees
Location Black & Tan
eventtype  Music
Artists  Locksley
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Asobi Seksu
151 schedule::attendees
Location The Windish Agency House @ ND
eventtype  Music
Artists  Asobi Seksu
event::about  The signs in Chris Zane's (The Walkmen, Passion Pit, Tokyo Police Club) studio couldn't have been any clearer: "Don't Overthink It" and one simple word: "BOLD." Or as Asobi Seksu guitarist/singer James Hanna puts it, "This time, our agenda was to not have one at all; to be mellow about the entire process instead of obsessing over everything." Maybe mellow isn't the right word, unless he's comparing the band's fourth proper full-length (Fluorescence) to a coiled-up cobra or unconscious crocodile: temperamental types that are one false move away from striking. After all, "Coming Up" sets the scene by plowing into beehive-like synth lines and warp speed washes of dream-pop that leave you wondering just what the hell is going on. Things don't let up on "Trails," either, as singer/keyboardist Yuki Chikudate sets her immaculate melodies against a barrage of battery-powered chords. Catchy and chaotic to the core, the sky-scraping song pays homage to the pitch-perfect songwriting of the '60s by chartering a yellow submarine to the moon. And when the Brooklyn-based quartet (rounded out by bassist Billy Pavone and drummer Larry Gorman) finally hits the ground, their color-saturated soundscapes don't get dull or cold. They get even brighter, as Fluorescence's many shades shift with each passing song. That includes everything from the expansive/erratic -- and yet, oh-so-poppy -- prog movements of "Leave the Drummer Out There" to the weightless balladry of "Ocean," a track that channels its title with swollen synths and beats that bob and weave through the murkiest waters around. "James likes to get a lot more abstract with the music," says Chikudate, "So Chris (Asobi Seksu's longtime producer) will often try and reign him in." "I like to see how far we can take a song before pulling back a bit," explains Hanna. "Like I'll say that 100 vocal tracks would sound great in a spot where we only need 40." And since Asobi Seksu have spent the past decade refining their bombastic but beautiful blend of hailstorm hooks and fog-shrouded 4AD-isms (including last year's special acoustic album, Rewolf), they knew exactly what to do with all of that restlessness: embrace it.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Baths
169 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Music
Artists  Baths
event::about  For mercurial L.A. music-maker Will Wiesenfeld, Baths has been a long time coming. The 21-year-old has spent the better part of his days living amidst “pleasant” and “unremarkable” in the suburbs of the San Fernando Valley, so perhaps it’s due to a general lack of local inspiration that Wiesenfeld’s own work has never fit into a prefab box of its own. Over the last six years, under the handle of [Post-Foetus], Wiesenfeld has gainfully explored the intersections and outer reaches of both electronic and acoustic music. With Baths, his eclecticism finds its greatest focus yet, in a hail of lush melodies, ghostly choirs, playful instrumentation and stuttering beats. Wiesenfeld’s trip began at age 4, when he willed his parents into enrolling him in piano lessons. (The family upright, purchased that same year, sits in his bedroom today.) By 13, he’d begun recording his own music using Digital Performer and a MIDI keyboard – a brief, ill-advised foray into Eurobeat that was set right when Wiesenfeld heard Björk for the first time. Mind blown, he quickly boned up on viola, contrabass, and guitar and took the name [Post-Foetus], stringing together countless live configurations to execute his increasingly inimitable compositions. [Post-Foetus]’ fourth album – a Dntel-ish, song-based mélange dubbed The Fabric – was released on Mü-Nest in January. Though Baths represents the next evolution in Wiesenfeld’s oeuvre – which also includes the excellent ambient project Geotic – it came together under nigh-opposite circumstances. Last September, [Post-Foetus] was invited by L.A. electronicist Daedelus to share a bill with a handful of local Beat Music luminaries. Witnessing a burgeoning movement firsthand sparked something in Wiesenfeld that the ’burbs never could. In a fit of inspiration, Baths was born, though not into a preexisting scene. As is to be expected, this music goes its own way: fueled by spontaneity, tempered by Wiesenfeld’s background in classic songwriting. Those two influences collide in glorious ways on Cerulean, Baths’ stunning debut.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Crooks
16 schedule::attendees
Location The Velveeta Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  Crooks
event::about  Strung-out-on-the-Saddle Country; Crooks bring new life to the outlaw styles of their predecessors. Josh Mazour and bandmates have been working hard and earning a name for themselves in Austin. This foursome released its follow up EP, titled, "Lonesome, Rowdy, and Restless" just after their 2010 SXSW performance with Wanda Jackson. And their roadhouse style is certainly catching on. With flourishing trumpet melodies remeniscent to that of a lost Ennio Morricone score, and vocals harkening back to the days of Hank Williams Sr., Crooks sit comfortably atop of the barstoool. After a few drinks and an evening with these guys, you will no doubt leave feeling a little "Lonesome, Rowdy, and Restless" yourself! The fellas will head back to Premium Studios in Austin, TX to begin work on their second full-length following the SXSW 2011.
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

DJ Cam
16 schedule::attendees
Location 512 Rooftop
eventtype  Music
Artists  DJ Cam
event::about  Parisian abstract maestro DJ Cam is well known for his radical reinventions, a life-long musician who’s groundbreaking work established him as a pioneer in the worlds of underground hip-hop, trip-hop, and the dance scenes stretching from New York to Paris to Tokyo and beyond. Drawing inspiration from the hypnotic trance of voodoo culture, Public Enemy, dub and easy-listening jazz, Cam's style assumes a new identity with each and every project since he first hit the scene in 1994 with his debut Underground Vibes and continues to redefine many of the sounds he had a hand in creating throughout his career. 2011 promises big things for DJ Cam as he returns this August with Seven, a new album linking the musical styles of Radiohead and Massive Attack and his first album since 2002’s Soulshine. Cam will also be hitting the road as a DJ early on in the year and then featuring his new live project come spring. Redefinition once again.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

DJ Premier w/ Nick Javas & NYG'z
52 schedule::attendees
Location Fuze

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Le Castle Vania
38 schedule::attendees
Location Barcelona
eventtype  Music
Artists  Le Castle Vania
event::about  Atlanta based and internationally known, Le Castle Vania, commonly known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music around the world. Atlanta’s burgeoning music scene allowed him to develop his passion for music and nightlife, and he soon gained notoriety with his riotous DJ sets and penchant for production, which made him a household name in the dirty and distorted, indie-electro scene. Since the summer of 2006, Le Castle Vania has toured nonstop, taking his catchy electro dance beats on the road. He blurs the lines between cultures and cliques, from Mexico City to London Town, with his own signatory sound. He has DJed along side some of today’s hottest acts, such as Justice, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Busy P, Uffie & Feadz, Kavinsky, Soulwax, Surkin, Para One, The Presets, Steve Aoki and Crystal Castles. However, Dylan prides himself on more than simply pushing vinyl for the masses. He’s also an avid producer and engineer; when not on the road he’s locked in the studio writing tracks from scratch and remixing his favorite bands. The attention he received from his remix of “Black Eyes” by Indie darlings Snowden (Jade Tree Records), quickly put Dylan on the map, the track continues to rock dance floors worldwide. URB Magazine included Le Castle Vania in their Next 100 for 2008, NYLON and Jane Magazine absolutely demand he play at their events. Fader, Flavorpill and BigStereo have all “raved” about his remixes. It’s clear this is a talent not to be dismissed, for Le Castle Vania is sure to be on the tip of everyone’s tongue and his sounds to be banging in everyone’s heads throughout 2008. His most recent creative endeavor is one part musical production, one part DJ performance, one part Blake Miller of Moving Units/Weird Science notoriety, and numerous parts of innovation…namely Lies In Disguise. After finding a home at So Sweet Records and cranking out some original tracks and remixes for Partyshank and Toxic Avenger, these two have gained notoriety as the up-and-comers to keep your eye on. They are currently working on remixes for Shinichi Osawa and Late of the Pier and are gearing up for a DJ tour to Mexico and Europe.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Ocelot
41 schedule::attendees
Location MALAIA Upstairs
eventtype  Music
Artists  Ocelot
event::about  The last couple of years have seen a blog and remix driven rise for Ocelot - the trans-Atlantic dance music duo, as opposed to the South American leopard. Remixes for The Killers, Röyksopp, and Robyn and a host of take-no-prisoners DJ sets alongside the likes of Grace Jones, Aeroplane, Deadmau5, Diplo, have groomed the pair for No Requests, their very own album of tough but unashamedly poppy floor-fillers. Having broken out from the blogosphere and onto the dancefloor with nihilistic clubbing anthem ‘Our Time’, Ocelot release their debut Wall Of Sound single ‘Beating Hearts’ on April 11th. The Quincy-Jones-on-pills of ‘Beating Hearts’, is a typical taster of the high octane pop sprayed liberally across their forthcoming album. Elsewhere ‘Forbidden Touch’ comes on like a contagious amalgam of Daft Punk, Eric Prydz and ‘Cold As Ice’-era Foreigner, it is Ocelot at their most Saturday night immediate and is juxtaposed by the wry, mellow ‘Never Trust A Singer’, featuring Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy, and the steroid vocoder R&B of ‘Your Eyes’. The one consistent throughout is heavy riffs - peaking on the fret tapping frenzies of ‘Fist OF Harmony’, ‘All Around Us’ and ‘Medicine’. Hammered out on disco synths but somehow redolent of classic rock power-chords, these tracks hint at Ocelot’s unlikely background. The entwined tale of Texan Cory Kilduff and Yorkshireman James Welsh begins far, far from raves, beats-per-minute and DJs… Back in his late teens in Austin, Texas, Cory Kilduff, vocalist with hardcore metal band The Rise, had his eye on a girl. The problem was she’d already agreed to date an English guy, one of a group who came over annually to escape the British winter and take advantage of Austin’s thriving BMX biking community. The week before the Brits arrived Cory started seeing her yet she still insisted on introducing him to the English BMXers. “I originally thought they were going to beat the shit out of me,” laughs Cory. They didn’t, though. They all got on brilliantly, sharing a taste for skate culture and heavy music. Cory especially hit it off with Jimmy Welsh from Leeds. Jimmy grew up in rural Keighley (pronounced ‘Keith-Lee’) on the Yorkshire Moors. His dad, a chocolate delivery man, was keen on ‘60s groups such as The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane and Jimmy took up the guitar aged seven, his first public performance was of JJ Cale’s ‘Cocaine’ at a school nativity play. “At school everyone was into The Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers,” recalls Jimmy, “and there was a big gabba techno scene in the area. We didn’t really separate that from the metal scene - it was all obnoxious music to us.” Everyone was also into riding, BMXs and mountain bikes, which in the Yorkshire Dales was a more practical hobby than skateboarding. Thus, when an older friend went to work for BMX company ‘Terrible One’ in Austin, it wasn’t long before 15 year old Jimmy followed on the first of many visits. Jimmy met Cory as The Rise were just taking off. They’d signed to an independent and would put out an album in 2002. Taking their lead from Swedish punk band Refused, they also admired electronic noiseniks such as Alec Empire and Kid 606. When the band were given a support slot for a UK tour Jimmy, offered his services as tour and merchandise manager. One night he presented the band with a remix he’d done of one of their songs, “a junglist Squarepusher-ish thing” is how Cory describes it. The Rise loved it and included it on the vinyl version of their album. When it came time to record their second album “We got Jimmy a ticket to come to Texas for an entire Summer and said, ‘By the way, you’re in the band’,” says Cory whose Austin apartment became the de facto recording studio. When the Rise sessions finished each night, the pair played around with the equipment remixing hardcore bands with a view to an album of the results. The album came to naught, but the pair developed a rowdy show playing out their punk-metal cut-ups to skate kids and headbangers. “It was a remix of [Kentucky alt-rock outfit] Elliott that changed things,” explains Cory, “The rest were screaming hardcore bands but Elliott had these ethereal vocals which we joked around with, threw them through the Auto-Tune, and created a Cher-esque dance track. We’d play it as a joke at the end of our set and the hardcore kids loved it.” Their mix of Elliott’s ‘Believe’ was the starting point for Ocelot. While conceived in the spirit of irony, it was the mix’s poppiness they enjoyed most, “You can only be noisy all the time for so long before you get a bit sick of it,” sighs Jimmy, “and we wanted to try something more melodic.” “We grew tired of trying to out-dirty people,” Cory agrees, “We thought, ‘Let’s just make good dance tracks.’ Then, with Justice and MSTRKRFT coming up we saw how these two worlds could collide. You didn’t have to sacrifice being dirty and noisy to make dance music.” When The Rise fizzled out in 2005, Cory and Jimmy continued to make dance music for fun, working together from opposite sides of the Atlantic. As time passed, they developed a long-standing relationship with hip LA blog/label Iheartcomix which dramatically raised their profile. Cory was, by now, a graphic designer while Jimmy was doing location sound for TV and film (“I did Emmerdale but the worst was this film Catalina about a transvestite superhero”). However, the remix offers started to come in and when their version of Dragonette’s ‘Competition’ became a club hit in ‘08, there was a wave of interest. Cory moved to Leeds so the pair could produce and DJ together and suddenly Ocelot was a going concern. “I was a latchkey kid,” recalls Cory of his ‘80s childhood in Dallas, “The primary base of my musical taste is ‘80s movie soundtracks, films watched when I came home from school, from ‘Pretty In Pink’ to ‘Transformers’, from cheese like Stan Bush to Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Moroder.” All this can be heard in Ocelot alongside the big bad riffing. On their album, as a tribute to their past, they have Refused vocalist Dennis Lyxen on the hammering techno-rocker ‘America’, yet it sits easily beside music that, as their MySpace claims, has “all the fun of trance without all that trance”. “We’re unashamedly into pop,” laughs Cory, “Michael MacDonald, Michael Jackson…” “Depending on the atmosphere we wouldn’t think twice about dropping Hall & Oates or ELO at a party,” adds Jimmy. The idea of two punk-metallers channelling the spirit of big-haired US pop via the crunch of Parisian underground electro just sounds mad. Happily it’s a craziness that makes sense, especially on the dancefloor. Ocelot may be the newest big cat in the club jungle but they’re about to give disco tigers everywhere a run for their money…
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Surfer Blood
305 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
Artists  Surfer Blood
event::about  Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, the quintet known as Surfer Blood had a breakout year in 2010 with the release of their debut album 'Astro Coast' in January 2010. Months prior to the actual release, Surfer Blood took the CMJ music festival by storm playing an incredible 12 shows. Spending the winter months leading up to their album release, Surfer Blood criss-crossed the nation on tour supporting Japandroids and Art Brut. Never breaking straight into the new year, getting a major boost from all around rave press reviews, including a 'Best New Music' tag from Pitchfork Media, the band continued their incessant touring. This year has taken these Floridians across Europe several times, as far as Japan for Summer Sonic and Australia for Splendour in the Grass festivals; they ended out the year with a support tour for Interpol. Because of their dedication, 12 months later Astro Coast is topping several year end lists. NPR deemed them "America's best new pop band", they made Rolling Stone's "Rookies of the Year" list, Filter Magazine listed their album as #7 of the year, plus making the list of numerous others: MySpace, NME, Urban Outfitters, Rough Trade Shop. Based on the longevity that the album stayed in PopMatter's rotation, they regard it as "unfuckwithable" and PrefixMag said, "Surfer Blood is the best '90s band working today." For 2011, Surfer Blood will return with an EP of new tunes to be released in late spring. More touring will inevitably ensue.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Talib Kweli
260 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  Talib Kweli
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

The Dodos
289 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Dodos
event::about  The Dodos No Color (Frenchkiss) The drums hit you in the chest first, spraying your speakers like swift gunshots. But then Meric Long's finger-picked chords kick in, cascading across Logan Kroeber's brass knuckle beats like only the best Dodos songs can. This forward motion feeling has driven the duo since 2005, but several key changes lift their fourth LP (No Color) to another level. For one thing, the band reunited with Portland producer John Askew, the man behind the boards of the Dodos' first two full-lengths, Beware of the Maniacs and Visiter. Having an old friend around was like adding an honorary third member; a voice of reason who can isn't afraid of vetoing ill-fated ideas. Ideas like glossy layers of vibraphone that lost their luster halfway through. The main focus of No Color was to bottle the frenzied folk approach that's been there since the beginning. And it works damn well, from the dagger-drawing dynamics and brain-burrowing choruses of 'Black Night' to the hairpin turns and splashy percussion of 'Good.' And then there are the songs that'll make you want to dub old episodes of 120 Minutes, including the instrumental break of 'Don't Stop' and the sneak attack solo that weaves its way around the steely rhythms of 'Don't Try and Hide It.' 'I have a love for '90s riffs that I haven't gotten to showcase in this band,' says Long. 'The most fun I had with this record was when I got to strap on the electric guitar and come up with Billy Corgan riffs while the tape was rolling.' It's as if Long's finally got to live the flannel-era fantasies that started when he was a teenager, tearing guitar tabs out of magazines at a local pharmacy. The catch? There's less room for error than there's ever been. 'We're more naked this way,' explains Long. 'You can hide a lot of your mistakes on an acoustic, but with an electric, every single note is much louder and more piercing. So I have to be way more on top of my playing now.' And so do we.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Yuck
328 schedule::attendees
Location Club de Ville
eventtype  Music
Artists  Yuck
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Telephoned
15 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Telephoned


event::about 

RCRD LBL After Hours

1:10 AM
to 2:10 AM

Egyptrixx
35 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  Egyptrixx
event::about  With the tons of hyped up dance music that comes out these days, it's pretty hard to stand apart from the herd; not the case with Toronto's Egyptrixx. In just over one year, his distinct sonic aesthetic has become an acclaimed presence in underground music, garnering praise from heavyweight DJ's, including Sinden, Mary Ann Hobbs and Drop the Lime, and influential publications such as Fader, Xlr8r and The Wire magazine. All of his recent records have also seen regular radio play on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM among others. His unique and energetic live sets are in-demand, with headlining gigs banked all over Europe and North America and a busy touring schedule in upcoming months. He makes celestial club music; jeep music for a Saturn desert. There is an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension that all of Egyptrixx' tracks share - a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial. His releases continue to challenge the status quo and impress with a unique style informed by elements of techno, house, dubstep and pop music. With critically acclaimed releases already out on Night Slugs and Ramp Recordings, and his forthcoming debut LP slated for an early 2011 release, the future looks bright for Egyptrixx.
event::tags  21+

2:00 AM
to 3:00 AM

Moby
413 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Moby


event::about 

RCRD LBL After Hours

3:00 AM
to 4:00 AM

Drop The Lime
71 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Drop The Lime


event::about 

RCRD LBL After Hours

9:00 AM
to 11:00 AM

IFC Crossroads House Wristband Pickup
141 schedule::attendees
Location IFC Crossroads House
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

Please be prepared to present photo ID when picking up your wristband.

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

SXSW Keynote: Bob Geldof
107 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
Speaker  Bob Geldof
event::about  At the end of last year Bob Geldof was described as "one of Ireland's greatest lyricists ever". In a lifetime spent using rock music to change things Geldof now comes to SXSW with his band to play music from his new album How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell, and from his long multi-award winning musical life.
event::tags  geldof

11:00 AM
to 11:30 AM

Bass Drum of Death
32 schedule::attendees
Location ND at 501 Studios

11:00 AM
to 6:00 PM

Prefix Magazine Day Party
296 schedule::attendees
Location ND at 501 Studios
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

11:00AM-11:30AM Bass Drum of Death
11:50AM-12:20PM Gobble Gobble
12:40PM-1:10PM Das Racist
1:30PM-2:00PM Oh Land
2:20PM-2:50PM Asobi Seksu
3:10PM-3:40PM JEFF the Brotherhood
4:00PM-4:4PM0 Austra
5:00PM-5:40PM Baths

event::about 

 FREE tacos and beers to the first 100 people to arrive!

event::tags  free booze, free food, prefix

11:30 AM
to 12:30 PM

Sounds from Spain
106 schedule::attendees
Location East Tent, Brush Square Park
eventtype  Party, Music
event::about  Don't miss it! Voted the best food at SXSW 09! Authentic paella, gazpacho, sangria, Spanish beer and wine, plus great new music from Capsula, Depedro, Mujeres, Polock, Russian Red and Telephunken. Show your SXSW badge for entry.
event::tags  all, Party

11:30 AM
to 8:00 PM

Paste Magazine Party
461 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:00 - 12:35  Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr    
12:30 - 1:00  Olof Arnalds
1:00 - 1:35    Seryn
1:30 - 2:00        Nathaniel Rateliff
2:00 - 2:35    Oryx & Crake   
2:30 - 3:00        Luke Rathborne
3:00 - 3:35    Sarah Jaffe  
3:30 - 4:00        Kim Taylor
4:00 - 4:35    Nicole Atkins    
4:30 - 5:00          Exene Cervenka
5:00 - 5:35    Rural Alberta Advantage    
5:30 - 6:00          John Vanderslice
6:00 - 6:35    David Wax Museum   
6:30 - 7:00        The Submarines
7:00 - 7:45    J Mascis   

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

All Rights Reserved: A Real Official Unofficial Showcase
66 schedule::attendees
Location Lipstick 24
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Indoor Stage
12:00 Hunnypot Warm Up

12:30 Dede

1:30 The Glass

2:30 Mother Mother

3:30 Living Days

4:30 The Lines

5:30 Shinobi Ninja

 

Outdoor Stage

12:00 Yael Mayer

12:25 Alexis Babini/Dion Roy

1:15 The Click Clack Boom

2:15 Robotanists

3:15 Shayna & The Catch

4:15 The Boxing Lesson

5:15 The Kin

event::about 

All Rights Reserved

Hosted by Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP

Thursday 3/17/2011 12PM-6PM
Lipstick24 - 606 E. 7th Street B/W Sabine & Red River

Live Hunnypotunlimited.com Webcast - Special Guest DJ's

Open Bar

RSVP: Eventbrite or sxsw2011@musiclaw.com

event::tags  Open Bar

12:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Floating Fest
174 schedule::attendees
Location Lovejoys
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:00 – Eureka Birds
12:45 – Sun Airway
1:30 – Braids
2:15 – Idiot Glee
3:00 – Wise Blood
3:45 – Grouplove
4:30 – Young Man
5:15 – TV Girl
6:00 – Cloud Nothings
6:40 – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
7:15 – Baths

event::about 

I Guess I'm Floating brings Floating Fest back to Austin for the third year running.  Sponsored by Flying Dog Brewery (with free beermosas to hype your buzz). Get there early and stay there late.


No RSVP necessary, it's free to everyone 21+.
event::tags  free beer, free, no rsvp, swag

12:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Future of Music Fest
45 schedule::attendees
Location Shiner's Saloon
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12pm- Backbeat Magazine BTOB Winner
1pm - Flashlights
2pm - Dinosaur Feathers
3pm - The Eastern Sea
4pm - My Milky Way Arms 
5pm - Telextile 
6pm - Grandchild 
7pm - The Family Harvest
8pm - Wild Child 
9pm - Gabe Hascall 
10pm - Old Coyote 
11pm - The Artificial Heart 
12am - LAX
1am - The 71’s

event::about 

Eye in the Sky Collective and Backbeat Magazine present
Future of Music Fest

FREE (no wristbands or badges necessary)
RSVP thru Do512 at http://bit.ly/enrZuR
21+ only though....sorry yungins, we gotchya next time. 


"Like" Eye in the Sky Collective on Facebook to win
door prizes from Bird's Barbershop, Dominican Joe's Coffee, The New Movement Theater and more. 

event::tags  free show, swag

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2011
392 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

5:00 PM: Atlas Sound (deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com)
4:05 PM: The Dears (www.thedears.org)
3:15 PM: Lord Huron (www.lordhuron.com)
2:25 PM: Anna Calvi (www.annacalvi.com)
1:35 PM: Yuck (yuckband.blogspot.com)
12:45 PM: The Dodos (www.dodosmusic.net)
12:00 PM: Violens (www.violens.net)

12:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Mike Galaxy Presents 12th Annual Day Party
51 schedule::attendees
Location Guero's
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12 Noon - 12:45pm Hungry Kids of Hungry - Australia
........ www.myspace.com/hungrykidsofhungary 
1pm - 1:45pm Keaton Simons with Conor Flynn – Los Angeles
........ www.myspace.com/keatonsimons
2pm - 2:45pm Cowboy and Indian - Austin
........ www.facebook.com/CowboyandIndian 
3pm - 3:45pm American City - San Francisco
........ www.myspace.com/americancity 
4pm - 4:45pm Operator Please – Australia
........ www.myspace.com/operatorplease 
5pm - 5:45pm Queen Sea Big Shark -Beijing
........ www.myspace.com/qsbs 
6pm - 6:45pm Sabrosa Purr – Los Angeles
........ www.myspace.com/sabrosapurr 
7pm - 7:45pm We Are Hex - Indianapolis
........ www.myspace.com/wearehex 
8pm - 8:45pm Loyal Divide - Chicago
........ www.myspace.com/loyaldivide 
9pm – 9:45pm The Good Natured – London
........ www.myspace.com/thegoodnatured 

event::tags  Free, unofficial event

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

MTV Garage
348 schedule::attendees
Location Red River Garage
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

FREE Texas BBQ, fried snickers, brownies, funnel cakes and more!

Live Performances by:

12:30PM Theophilus London

1:30PM Foster The People

2:30PM Tinie Tempah

3:30PM Friendly Fires

4:30PM Kids of 88

5:40PM Matt & Kim

Company  MTV

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Pitchfork Presents #OFFLINE
471 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Stage 1

Lord Huron 12:30 pm
Weekend 1:15 pm
Shabazz Palaces 2 pm
The Fresh & Onlys 2:45 pm
Dodos 3:30 pm
Times New Viking 4:15 pm
J Mascis 5 pm
Smith Westerns 6:15 pm

Stage 2

Lower Dens 12:45 pm
EMA 1:30 pm
Hooray For Earth 2:15 pm
Ford & Lopatin (Games) 3 pm
Mount Kimbie 3:45 pm
OFF! 4:30 pm
Dom 5:15 pm
Dum Dum Girls 6 pm

12:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Wunderbar Lunch with the Germans
97 schedule::attendees
Location Parkside Restaurant
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

DJ sets from Tobias Thomas, Schlachthofbronx, Brandt Brauer Frick and FM Belfast from 12-4pm

event::about 

This is the second year running for the Wunderbar Lunch with the Germans event. It's the perfect first place to stop and kick back for a bit before you hit all the shows and meetings you have scheduled that day.  Delicious food and drink is provided by Hayk Seirig and Phillip Patzig from gastropub Bar 25 in Berlin while you'll have a chance to network with the German music industry, hosted by Initiative Musik in co-operation with Reeperbahnfestival , C/O Pop , Jazzahead!  and Berlin Music Commission - as well as 20 Berlin-based music companies and an additional 25 from throughout Germany. RSVP at: http://www.initiative-music.de/sxsw/

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Meet the Indie Labels
37 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 3-4
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Whether you’re an artist, manager, promoter, or other label, the Trade Show Meet Up Pavilion is your destination to learn about and meet the finest indie labels in the U.S. and overseas. No need to pre-register, just stop by.
event::tags  Trade Show, #SXSWMeetUp

12:45 PM
to 1:15 PM

Lower Dens
184 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about  #Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

12:45 PM
to 1:30 PM

The Dodos
341 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Dodos


1:00 PM
to 1:30 PM

The Glass
10 schedule::attendees
Location Lipstick 24
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the All Rights Reserved Party; Indoor Stage

1:15 PM
to 1:45 PM

Weekend
102 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

1:35 PM
to 2:20 PM

Yuck
380 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Yuck


2:15 PM
to 2:45 PM

Gavin McInnes (Co-founder of Vice Magazine and Streetboners)
26 schedule::attendees
Location Headhunters
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the Mint Records + Olio Festival Day Party

Company  Mint Records

2:20 PM
to 2:50 PM

Asobi Seksu
148 schedule::attendees
Location ND at 501 Studios

2:30 PM
to 3:15 PM

O.M.D.
148 schedule::attendees
Location Mellow Johnny's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

KEXP is broadcasting live from Austin, TX during the 2011 South by Southwest Music Conference, March 16th through the 18th. Join us at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop for exclusive live sets from Wild Flag, The Head and the Heart, The Black Angels, Yuck, Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three, and more.  KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will spin music between live sets.

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Blaqstarr
64 schedule::attendees
Location Dot Com Day Stage Austin Convention Center
eventtype  Music
Artists  Blaqstarr
event::about  Blaqstarr There's a term DJs use when talking with each other that describes an experience all of them strive for but that isn't always achieved. The term is "club banger," or "club killer," and while different DJ crews in different places around the world probably have their own variation on the wording, what the term describes is always the same: a song or record, often new but familiar, that is dropped at the right time during a set; a tune that taps into the immediate energy happening at a club or house party and then pushes it over the edge sending the dancefloor into a communal frenzy. It's the perfect song at the right time, and if you've ever experienced it – on the floor or behind the decks – it's a rapturous feeling. Baltimore-based DJ, producer, and artist, Blaqstarr, produced his first "club banger," when he was 16-years old, a local Baltimore Club track that he produced called "TK (Need to find out the exact name of this track)." In fact, before he was even 20 years old, Blaqstarr (real name Charles Smith) had produced over half-a-dozen original tracks that were the biggest tunes in Bmore and whether they were broadcast in his own sets at some eastside house party or spun on the radio at a neighborhood block jam, seemingly every tune Blaqstarr would put out has been a straight "club banger." It's that Midas touch of Blaqstarr's that thrust him out of the typically provincial, claustrophobic world of B-more clubland and into the world at large. It's why M.I.A. trusted a then relatively unknown Blaqstarr as a key collaborator for her wildly original second album (Kala) and its hit single, "Paper Planes." And it's why Blaqstarr found a home as part of Diplo's Mad Decent family and got to take his music around the world. In just a short period of time, Blaqstarr's seemingly effortless string of catchy, booming club tracks has made him one of the most anticipated and observed beat-makers in the world. And it is in that atmosphere that the 25-year old releases the Divine EP, his first release for Neet Records, M.I.A.'s label through Interscope. "Baltimore is such a small world, but there's so much love there for the music, that most people never need to leave," says Blaqstarr. "Baltimore folks like music fast – that's the sound of the city – and if you can make the beats fast and the floor shake, you can be a star right there for a long time. Never have to go nowhere else." Indeed, for the uninitiated, Baltimore Club music has been the soundtrack to life in the onetime thriving port city for over two decades: built on fast beats, booty shaking, raunchy lyrics in songs and suggestive call-and-response provocations from DJs armed with mics. It's the ubiquitous soundtrack of an entire city of people blowing off steam from an otherwise struggling, frustrating environment. And it only exists in Baltimore – a little north in Philly, and they don't get it; a little south in DC and they'd rather hear the punch of go-go music. Local Bmore DJs can make more money off the thousands of mix-CDs they sell at local mom-and-pop stores than they would if they had a hit single on national radio. Since 2003, some of Blaqstarr's songs that found audiences beyond Baltimore include, "Rider Girl," "Hands Up Thumbs Down," and "Shake It To The Ground," featuring the Baltimore vocalist/MC (and fellow Interscope artist) Rye Rye who he discovered, and all released on his own Starr Productions label. The song has a catchy hook and an irresistible bounce, but what made "Shake It To The Ground" a fast-traveling hit outside city limits was the way Blaqstarr chopped up Rye Rye's vocals into rapid-firing syllables that sounded like MPC-created samples; and how Blaqstarr stitched together the song's rhythm track from what sounds like multiple layers of beats at different speeds, creating a mesmerizing syncopation to the whole tune. The song bears a sophistication to its production that draws people to it, even if they can't point out exactly why. That is what has helped propel Blaqstarr beyond the confines of Baltimore – a fierce desire to try out different ideas matched with a fearlessness and curiosity. One of Blaqstarr's signature tunes is "Tote It," in which instead of using standard drum sounds or a sampled break, the percussion of the fast-paced club banger was sampled gun-shots. It was something no one had thought of doing before, and perfectly symbolized that kind of sound of the city. "When I dropped that for the first time," he says, "the party went wild." Club Banger, indeed. For the Divine EP – and the album he plans to record shortly thereafter – Blaqstarr is looking to explore more of his collaborative songwriting than simply his beat-making; that is, more of what he did in working with M.I.A. than the club bangers he's mostly known for. He admits to being really fascinated with the art and form of the pop song, as well as with more experimental instrumental hip-hop and the palette those abstract compositions might offer. "But I'm still gonna do the club thing," he says. "It's universally correct. I can't leave those out. It's in my soul." # # #
event::tags  All Ages

3:00 PM
to 3:45 PM

Twin Shadow
282 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Lawn Party @ SXSW, presented by Other Music & Dig for Fire

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

How Web Music Geeks Hacked the DMCA
14 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Some of the biggest successes in online music have carefully carved-out products that squeak past laws passed by Congress on copyright. These web applications have worked around the constraints of legislation like the DMCA to bring value to consumers, but not much cash to artists. What will be the next online music innovation and will it be both legal and profitable for the entrepreneur? And will they offer sustainable support for artists?
event::tags  dmcahack

3:30 PM
to 4:15 PM

Friendly Fires
220 schedule::attendees
Location Red River Garage
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

FREE Texas BBQ, fried snickers, brownies, funnel cakes and more!

Live Performances by:

12:30PM Theophilus London

1:30PM Foster The People

2:30PM Tinie Tempah

3:30PM Friendly Fires

4:30PM Kids of 88

5:40PM Matt & Kim

Company  MTV

3:30 PM
to 4:00 PM

The Dodos
287 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Speed Sets curated by The Black Lips
44 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Speed Sets are quick, raw, dirty shows. Each band plays ten minutes on a shared backline, so you can see several rad bands all at once. Check out this stellar Speed Set, curated by The Black Lips! Featuring: 4:00- Bare Wires (San Francisco); 4:15- The Yellow Dogs (Tehran/Brooklyn); 4:30- King Tuff (Brattleboro); 4:45- POPO (Philadelphia); 5:00- Natural Child (Nashville); 5:15- special guest
event::tags  Gear Alley

4:00 PM
to 4:45 PM

Operator Please
25 schedule::attendees
Location Guero's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Operator Please – Australia
........ www.myspace.com/operatorplease 

 

event::tags  Free, unofficial event

4:00 PM
to 4:45 PM

The Antlers
287 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

NPR Music Presents

4:15 PM
to 4:45 PM

The Boxing Lesson
27 schedule::attendees
Location Lipstick 24
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the All Rights Reserved Party; Outdoor Stage

4:30 PM
to 5:15 PM

The Black Angels
240 schedule::attendees
Location Mellow Johnny's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

KEXP is broadcasting live from Austin, TX during the 2011 South by Southwest Music Conference, March 16th through the 18th. Join us at Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop for exclusive live sets from Wild Flag, The Head and the Heart, The Black Angels, Yuck, Steve Wynn & The Miracle Three, and more.  KEXP DJs Cheryl Waters and Kevin Cole will spin music between live sets.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

White Denim
150 schedule::attendees
Location Dot Com Day Stage Austin Convention Center
eventtype  Music
Artists  White Denim
event::tags  All Ages

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

I’m Not Old,Your Music Does Suck
49 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  A great deal has been made about the decline of the music business. But few talk about the decline of the music. What if part of the reason the business is in trouble is that the music doesn't touch people that way it once did? How much is the lack or loss of gatekeepers responsible for the state of today's music? From American Idol to pitchfork.com, what are the reasons for the state of today's music?
event::tags  History of Music, yousuck

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Indie View: Emerging Digital Music Models
33 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  iTunes continues to be a leader in the digital music world and is a critical part of every new indie release campaign, but new models for legal music consumption and revenue continue to emerge in the US and abroad. These new subscription and cloud-based services present exposure and retail opportunities. View the changing DSP landscape with a critical eye on what the new services mean for Indies.

5:00 PM
to 5:45 PM

Atlas Sound
313 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Atlas Sound


5:00 PM
to 5:40 PM

Baths
182 schedule::attendees
Location ND at 501 Studios
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Prefix Day Party

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

J Mascis
236 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Low
204 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Lawn Party @ SXSW, presented by Other Music & Dig for Fire

5:15 PM
to 5:45 PM

Dom
171 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

6:00 PM
to 6:45 PM

Cloud Nothings
177 schedule::attendees
Location Lovejoys
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Cloud Nothings

 

event::about 

Flying Dog Brewery & I Guess I’m Floating present: Floating Fest 2011

21+ – FREE – No Wristband/Badge/RSVP required!

 

7:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Twin Shadow
203 schedule::attendees
Location Auditorium Shores Stage (Lady Bird Lake)
eventtype  Music
Artists  Twin Shadow
event::tags  All Ages

7:00 PM
to 7:30 PM

J Mascis
194 schedule::attendees
Location The Stage on Sixth (formerly Radio Room)
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Part of the Paste Magazine Party

Company  Paste Magazine

7:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Clash of the 7's with DJ Numark and Friends
44 schedule::attendees
Location District 301
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

"TWO SEVENS CLASH"

----->
...
SXSW 2011's premier all 7"/45 rpm showcase, featuring...

DJ Nu-Mark
http://unclenu.com/

Along with DJs...

Platurn | http://djplaturn.com/
Skeme Richards | http://hotpeasandbutta.com/
Amir | http://thekronicles.net/
Jaycee | http://eightmilechronicle.wordpress.com/
Supreme La Rock | http://supremelarock.com/
Junior | http://recordbreakin.com/
DRM | http://bastardjazz.com/
Nickodemus | http://nickodemus.com/
DJ Sun | http://soulargrooves.com/
J-Boogie | http://jboogie.com/
Chorizo Funk | http://djchorizofunk.com/
Expo | http://djexpo.wordpress.com/

DJs spinning strictly 45 RPM/7" records -- all styles!

Brought to you by:

http://the45sessions.com/
http://hotpeasandbutta.com/
http://recordbreakin.com/
http://bastardjazz.com/
http://mixerfriendly.com/
http://keepit-local.com/

----->

Closing out the night from 12-2am will be the world famous:

Keys N Krates http://keysnkrates.com/
Table Manners Crew http://tablemannerscrew.net/

Live art provided by 'B.E. Strange'
http://myspace.com/bestrangedesign

Event Coverage (pictures and interviews) by The FeedBak (http://www.thefeedbak.com/)

----->

District 301
301 West Sixth Street
Austin, TX 78701

21+
FREE!

----->

The evening will be recorded by the Red Bull Music Academy for their 'On The Floor' series.

Get more info here...

http://redbullmusicacademyradio.com/

...and stay tuned for more details!

7:15 PM
to 8:00 PM

Baths
235 schedule::attendees
Location Lovejoys
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Baths

 

event::about 

Flying Dog Brewery & I Guess I’m Floating present: Floating Fest 2011

21+ – FREE – No Wristband/Badge/RSVP required!

 

7:30 PM
to 2:00 AM

Audible Treats Hip Hop Showcase
82 schedule::attendees
Location Scoot Inn
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Kyle Rapps    7:40
League510    8:10
The Niceguys    8:35
DaVinci    9pm
Erk Tha Jerk & Roach Gigz    9:25
DJ Toure w/ Truthlive & Moe Green    9:55
Kokayi    10:20
Black Milk    10:50
Nottz, Derek 32Zero    11:35
Hieroglyphics    12:15
Talib Kweli & Strong Arm Steady    1:05

event::about 

Audible Treats' 2nd Annual Official SXSW Hip-Hop Showcase will take place on Thursday, March 17th at The Scoot Inn and will feature a solid line-up of legendary and rising hip-hop artists including Talib Kweli, Casual, Pep Love, and Opio of The Hieroglyphics, Nottz, Black Milk, Strong Arm Steady, Derek 32Zero, DJ Toure, Moe Green, TRUTHLiVE, Kokayi, The Niceguys, DaVinci, Erk Tha Jerk, Roach Gigz, League510, and Kyle Rapps, with producer IMAKEMADBEATS serving as the official DJ for the night.

Continuing a tradition that began with Audible Treats' inaugural CMJ Showcase in 2009, a number of exclusive, limited edition gift bags will be distributed throughout both evenings, courtesy of the showcase lifestyle sponsors FLüD Watches, IMKING Clothing, Orisue Clothing, and Rocksmith Tokyo Clothing.

event::tags  swag, hip hop, kweli, black milk

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Database
17 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Database
event::about  Lucio Morais and Yuri Chix are Database and have known each other, well, forever. Being childhood friends, they share just about everything, likes, dislikes, and even their favorite foods. However, it wasn’t until 2005 when they discovered their greatest passion, music. While students in film school, the two became famous for gathering the entire student body together—from freshman geek to senior stud—to the dance floor of São Paulo’s legendary, now-extinct club, “AmpGalaxy.”. This new found local fame was the driving force behind the idea to create something new — a fresh live dance act with original beats - called Database. As Database, the two released their first compilation, “Uglyedits Vol.1” in early 2008. Around this time, they were invited to remix Fatboy Slim, and got together with his label (Southern Fried Records) to release their Miami EP including a collaboration with Bonde do Role. From these two releases, their notoriety grew rapidly in Brazil, playing in some of the country’s biggest festivals, including TIM/2008 (with the Klaxons, Kanye West, MGMT, Junior Boys, etc) Haagen Dazs Mix Music Festival/2008 (Uffie, Feadz, Yuksek, The Glimmers and VHS or Beta) Fashion Week/2008 SP/RJ, Eletrônica Festival BH/2008 and Bye Bye Brasil Eletrorock Festival/2008. In 2009 “Uglyedits Vol.2” was released, after which, even more festivals came knocking on the Database door, including the Festival de Teatro de Curitiba 2009, Chemical Music Festival 2009 (Rio de Janeiro), 9 Festival Cultural LGBT, and Vice Magazine Party (2009). Including a Beaches and Friends USA Tour in 2009 and 2010 With French Horn Rebellion. Today Database is one of the biggest electronic names in Brazil, and 2009 saw the band releasing a co-written single with French Horn Rebellion - “Beaches and Friends”. The media response to Beaches & Friends in 2009 had radio support from Radio 1 including DJ’s Annie Mac, Nick Grimshaw, Jaymo & Andy George, also was Hype Machine No.1 for weeks.
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Strokes
748 schedule::attendees
Location Auditorium Shores Stage (Lady Bird Lake)
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Strokes
event::tags  All Ages

8:40 PM
to 9:40 PM

Sasha
53 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
event::about  There are DJs who turn up, play records and make people dance. And there are producers who make the dancefloor-igniting records those DJs will kill for. There are very few people in dance music that can do both and Sasha is the leader of the pack. Ever since he stepped behind the decks at the legendary Shelley's in Stoke back in the late 80's, that magic touch has made Alexander Coe one of the most famous, most revered DJs on the planet. It's because of what he can do with music – the way he can make good records sound better, great records sound awesome, and everything he plays into his own. The way his mixes take elements from across the spectrum of electronic dance, from trance, breaks, progressive and deep house, and create a languidly hypnotic liquid groove. The way his understanding of both melody and momentum can tease, taunt, and en-trance a dancefloor before unleashing a record that will have people not just leaping up and down but bursting with emotion. The best DJs know that Djing is first about being able to read people and then about being able to tap into that human experience and take it on a journey. Sasha has always been noted for being a master at this and it is this universal appeal that he has tapped into that has established his strong fanbase around the globe. Do not be mistaken, this kind of recognition does not happen overnight. Born and raised in a small town in Wales, Sasha was exposed to Motown records when he was just a baby and it was in the home that his talent for playing the piano was developed. His stepmother forced him to take lessons. At the time, he hated them, but after his first studio session – and this is typical Sasha – he phoned her to say thank you. His first exposure to house music was at Manchester's Hacienda, just as dance music exploded into the summer of love. One visit and the young pony-tailed Sasha was hooked. 'The smoke machine, the strobe lights, everyone trance dancing, wearing bandannas and smiley T-shirts,' he smiles now. 'It definitely had a fuck-you attitude compared to the rest of pop music.' This impact encouraged his move from Wales to Manchester. His first exploration into Djing was when a DJ in a local pub announced he was looking for people to play club dates. Sasha volunteered and now says that he "had about 30 records and basically just blagged it". After honing his deck technique, Sasha's first big break came when he was offered a residency at Stokes legendary club Shelly's. When all the other DJ's were playing US House, Sasha's style was much more uplifting, and he encapsulated clubbers with his mixture of piano led Italian House whilst playing acapella tracks over the top. This combination alongside a wide variety of anthems kept dancefloors full and elevated Sasha to hero status. And, lets not forget, in a world where the DJ had too often been bespectacled nerds, here the headline DJ had the looks and charm to match his growing following. In classic rock n' roll style, here was a star that boys wanted to hang out with and girls wanted to get just that little bit more close to. Shelly's was the launch pad for the residency at Renaissance, where Sasha created his niche and helped forge a new style in UK house music. At Renaissance two major things happened; Sasha mixed the first ever UK DJ mix album and he met John Digweed which cemented the partnership known as "Northern Exposure". Sasha and John have played together on five continents, have mixed 3 "Northern Exposure" albums which have sold to over 1 million people worldwide. This special brother like relationship that Sasha and Digweed have on the decks, is what landed them the monthly residency at New York's "Twilo", following in the footsteps of Vasquez and Tenaglia. The first DJ cover star - on Mixmag in early 1991 – the still shy DJ was freaked. 'I was so used to going to places and just hanging out. Suddenly there was a stream of people coming up,' he recalls. 'Of course it's bound to happen. You go to Liverpool and you're the first 'pin-up' DJ and you're going to get shit. Frankly, It still weirds me out.' Today he still remains shy at heart. 'I'm not very good in social situations where I'm put on the spot,' he says. 'Like meeting new people, small talk. Just never been good with that.' It's this contradiction - the coyness that Alexander Coe has when it comes to being Sasha that's at the core of the Sasha myth. Although Sasha has clearly reached a celebrity status, it's his generous personality, his love for his peers and of course his completely candid humour that has enabled him to maintain such a likeable high profile in the often-fickle world of club culture. Sasha has gone from DJ to superstar status in America, where "Sarsha" is a household name for many teenagers - a gruelling three month tour took their sound further out into deepest America, preaching a gospel of repetitive beats and imaginative mixing from coast to coast, and right through the mid western heartland of the States. A punishing gig-a-night schedule that must make nights like the opening of Space in Ibiza in June seem like a holiday by comparison. There followed a move back into releasing his own music, collaborating with the former Underworld mainstay, DJ Darren Emerson on 'Scorchio'. For Sasha, music is his first love, and what gives him a buzz is being able to share his music with others. Soon after 'Scorchio' came the first concrete proof of the long-awaited, debut Sasha longplayer. 'Airdrawndagger' took his nose for the dancefloor's g-spot and combined it with the ears for a heartstring strumming melody, a smile inducing hook and dirty great b-line to create a 69 minute symphony that sounds as wistfully enchanting doing the hoovering at home as it does reaching for the lasers on Saturday night. Like the best Sasha DJ set you ever heard, it has melancholy mixed with euphoria, downtempo introspection mixed with jump n' shout excitement. Across the 11 tracks, there's the time and space to reflect his love for music that rarely gets the chance to shine in clubs, whether that's punishingly gnarly breakbeats or glittering modern classical film scores. It's a symphony for all ravers that grew up but never grew out of chasing that buzz. A record of a journey that began, as so many did, in the smoke and strobes of Manchester's Hacienda nightclub and has now taken him to midwestern stadia and around the globe. And that's an award-winning journey. The Delta Heavy Tour that consisted of Sasha, John Digweed and Jimmy Van M and took in 35 gigs between March and May in 2002 and was awarded Best Dance Event at the Dancestar Awards 2003. It was a series of gigs that took DJing into unprecedented waters – two mammoth tour buses, visuals by the company behind hit movie 7even's intense opening credit sequence, and crowds of up to 15,000 clubbers crammed into arenas, warehouses and theatres across the United States. In early 2005 Sasha started to perform his trademark power-packed, emotional sets on his one-of-a-kind, custom-made MAVEN controller crafted specifically for his Apple computer/ Ableton Live Software set-up. Creating a live 100% digital experience, he left turntables behind. First tested and honed at Sasha's monthly Fundacion residencies in New York and Los Angeles in '05, the controller allowed Sasha to not only exhibit his stellar track selection and mixing skills, but to literally redevelop music live. With the ability to sample, loop, and fuse elements from multiple songs at once through digital technology, Sasha truly revolutionized his live DJ performance. The 2005 residency nights in America served as the testing ground for the Maven controller. Its success took Sasha on a world wide seven-month tour with sell-outs in major destinations like London, Tokyo, Beijing, Sydney, and Buenos Aires as well as such out-of-the-way locales as Mumbai, Marrakech, and Istanbul. Today, Sasha still uses the Maven but alongside the Pioneer CDJ 2000 giving him complete freedom and choice with what and how he plays. Starting out in the late '80s as a club DJ, Sasha got his first big break when he was hired by the noted UK dance club Shelly's as a r…
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Designer Drugs
74 schedule::attendees
Location The Phoenix
eventtype  Music
Artists  Designer Drugs
event::about  Designer Drugs Bio Ask the DJ/production duo Designer Drugs how many air miles they've logged over the past year and the answer requires more than a bit of calculating. 'Over 300,000,' Michael Vincent Patrick will e-mail me a week later, referencing numerous spots around the world where the group has performed. 'I have a really nice apartment in New York City, but I've only been there three days this month.' It's a testament both to the duo's popularity and work ethic that that number may become the annual norm. After nearly 50 remixes for everyone from Mariah Carey to Annie to Thieves Like Us, the diverse electronic group, comprised of Patrick and Theodore Paul Nelson, released their debut album Hardcore/Softcore February 22nd on Ultra Music. Where past productions and remixes have been on the poppier end of the musical spectrum, Hardcore conjures up a darker, edgier vibe – think the throbbing, industrial-heavy opening club scene in 'The Doom Generation' – yet still retains a melodic center on many of the tracks. 'I think we're making music for the apocalypse,' says Michael, only half-joking. 'The state of society is at a place where kids just don't give a fuck and that's what inspires our music.' On Hardcore/Softcore, numerous sounds saddle up against each other, proving the title's veracity. The punishing electro-industrial punk of "Dead Meat" and grinding, pounding beat of club bangers "Face Melter" and "The Terror" provide contrast to the pop vocals of Norwegian singer Annie on "Crazy For You" and fist-pumping uptempo anthem "Into The Light." Elsewhere, the classic electro-funk of "Leather Gang" sits comfortably against the Italo-shoegaze of "For All We Know" and lead single "Through The Prism" (released 10/26), the new electro classic featuring Cerebral Vortex. In stark contrast to albums that sound like they're on repeat by track four, Hardcore's myriad styles are a welcome change from many electronic LPs. While a debut album, Hardcore functions as much as a culmination of a decade's work as it does the next stage in a bourgeoning career. As the electro scene started to flourish in the early 2000s, the pair built a studio in Philadelphia and christened themselves Designer Drugs, balancing an in-demand deejaying schedule with near-constant demand for track remixes, including Little Boots' "Meddle," Fischerspooner's "The Best Revenge," IAMX's "Spit It Out," and Heartsrevolution's "Switchblade." With Nelson currently in medical school, the duo has still found a way to keep up their busy musical careers. 'I don't really do anything else besides med school and music,' admits Theo. 'I do worry about if I want to be a doctor or a deejay when I finish school, but I'll just cross that bridge when I come to it.' Adds Michael: 'When he has time off, we'll meet and just write every day.' School hasn't stopped the group from putting on memorable live sets as much as possible. Spend a few minutes at one of Designer Drugs' live shows and you'll see the normally humble pair, spurred on by the intense energy of their music, transform into a different beast. 'It gets pretty wild,' admits Michael. 'Even though we're mellow, there's lots of stage diving and almost slam dancing. It's next level dance club shit that almost morphs into that '90s hardcore/punk vibe.' But now, the focus is Hardcore/Softcore, an album that started with over 100 songs and was gradually pared down to a proper length. As with their live shows, quality control is first and foremost, with egos never getting in the way of excellence. 'We're pretty good at agreeing,' says Michael. 'We've both worked with other people in the past and had to argue our opinion. But for us, if I don't like it, Theo will delete it and if he doesn't like it, I'll delete it. By the end, we're both 100% happy with it.' As for the future, more remixes, more original production, more DJ mixes (the online DATAMIX series is on 11 and counting) and many more deejay gigs promise to keep the pair busy for the foreseeable future. And no school will stop Designer Drugs from achieving their musical goals. 'I got a month off coming up,' says Theo. 'As soon as I get my first free day, it's back to the studio with Michael.' For press inquires, please contact Alexandra Greenberg @ MSO PR agreenberg@msopr.com, +1 818-380-0400 ext 223
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Franki Chan
15 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Franki Chan
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Friendo
9 schedule::attendees
Location The Hideout
eventtype  Music
Artists  Friendo
event::tags  All Ages

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Tennis
237 schedule::attendees
Location Double Down Lounge (Formerly The Peacock)
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Forest Family X Transparent: SXSW2011

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Afrojack
49 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
Artists  Afrojack
event::tags  21+

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Baron von Luxxury
23 schedule::attendees
Location Malaia
eventtype  Music
event::about  San Francisco based artist/producer/DJ/blogger Baron von Luxxury made a name in the underground disco scene via remixes for Glass Candy, HEALTH, Little Boots and Hilary Duff, as well as through his blog DiscoWorkout.com. He is releasing two EPs, "The Lovely Theresa EP" and "Women of a Certain Age EP" through LA's Manimal Vinyl this summer. Blending bits of ELO and Sparks' Moroder period with more recent disco acolytes like Empire of the Sun, Cut Copy and Toro Y Moi, BvL makes hi-fi indie synthpop to warm lo-fi chillwaved hearts. The first single "The Lovely Theresa" (out now on Manimal) is a tribute to his friends who passed away in the summer of 2007 and is accompanied by a blog, http://lovelytheresa.tumblr.com. The second single, "Terry Richardson", will be accompanied by a 3D video when it comes out in the Spring.
event::tags  21+

9:45 PM
to 10:45 PM

The Glass
17 schedule::attendees
Location Malverde
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Glass
event::about  The Glass are Dominique Keegan and Glen 'DJ Wool' Brady, Dominique a New Yorker who runs the Plant Music label with partner Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos, Glen living in Berlin where he runs the label We Collect Enemies and releasing music under his DJ Wool moniker. They both are originally from Dublin and joined one another to form The Glass in 2004. Their first two singles Won't Bother Me and Hear The Music were released in 2004 and 2005 and were showcased on The Sound of Young New York compilation (Mixed by Dom & Glen). They released the seven track EP Couples Therapy in 2007 and have been performing as a band and as DJs around the globe ever since. They have been remixed by Mylo, 20/20 Soundsytem, Nadastrom, In Flagranti, Luke Solomon and more recently Black Van and Ian Pooley. At Swim Two Birds is their first full-length album. It is both an electronic album and a pop record, fusing the freshest production with catchy music and choruses. Disco, Rock, House and Techno power soft and almost melancholy vocals with some slower moodier songs giving way to faster paced dance anthems like last year's single Wanna' Be Dancin' and their new single Four Four Letter. When asked to describe this album the band replied "it's music for girls.” Popular themes of love, lust, attraction and pain run through the record with songs like Pheromone, an ode to the most potent of aphrodisiacs, Is It Me?, a rhetorical quiz touching on infidelity, and the similarly themed Wanna Be Dancin' . Other songs touch on a broad variety of ideas from the whimsical (love of yacht rock) to the somber (the state of the planet and what's left for the blank generation). The band’s influences are varied and at times contradictory; they have been immersed in club music as djs since the 90’s; yet any overly upbeat impulses in their music gets reigned in by the spell of rainy and gray Dublin. The Glass used to perform live as a four piece with Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club) on drums and Kurt Uenala (Kap10Kurt) on bass but the duo now have stripped their show down to a two-man performance with Glen on beats, samples, analog synths and keys and Keegan on vocals & synths. Their new show promises to go back to the basics using vintage analog 303s, modular synths, drum pads and keyboards fused with live vocals to create a truly live electronic pop experience. Their new single “Four Four Letter” (October 2010) hit #12 on the Beatport Indie Dance Chart, is Top Ten on the German Club Chart and # 10 on UK Cool Cuts chart. The single has been getting huge support from DJs including Aeroplane (on their new DJ mix), Alan Braxe, Cassius, Malente, Russ Chimes, Tony Humphries and many more. www.soundcloud.com/theglass www.myspacecom/theglass www.facebook.com/theglassmusic www.plantmusic.com
event::tags  21+

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Home Video
22 schedule::attendees
Location Karma Lounge
eventtype  Music
Artists  Home Video, !!!
event::about  Home Video are Collin Ruffino and David Gross, transplants from the misunderstood landscape of New Orleans, now living in the brooding brownstones of Brooklyn, New York. Here they revel in a self-created world of references to Edward Gorey, Massive Attack, The Brothers Quay, Smashing Pumpkins, and a dusting of Chopin, references that they have been collecting for over ten years. Originally discovered by Warp Records, the label released Home Video's first two EPs in 2004, both packaged in sleeves illustrated by Collin's dark, Gorey-esque drawings. "That You Might", a 10" single, immediately picked up considerable attention in Britain from BBC Radio 1 and the NME, while the five song Citizen EP earned the band a feature in Rolling Stone. In 2006, US-based Defend Music released their debut full length, No Certain Night Or Morning. Grammy-nominated DJ Sasha picked two of the songs from this album to remix for his most recent release, Involver 2, which also included songs from Thom Yorke, Ladytron, M83, and Apparat. Home Video themselves have recently taken to the role of remixer, reworking songs for bands like Bear in Heaven, Wave Machines, Faunts, Bang Gang, and friends Naked Hearts. As electronic-rock producers and performers, they record everything themselves, then adapt it live into a full on rock show with live drums and hypnotic visual projections. After sharing a bill in London at the start of Home Video's first European tour, Blonde Redhead were so impressed that they invited the band to support them for three weeks of shows in North America. Since then they have opened for such diverse acts as Justice, Yeasayer, Flying Lotus, Pinback, DJ Krush, Colder, and Radio 4. With their new album, The Automatic Process, the band layers samples, synthesizers, piano, guitar, and live drums to build an electro-tinted minimalist rock that drives steadily towards the sublime -- a spacious soundtrack evocative of a fractured dream.
event::tags  21+

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Wiz Khalifa
142 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
Artists  Wiz Khalifa
event::about  'Being out in front of people and just being 'The Man'' might sound like a vague and ridiculous dream to have, but for Cameron Thomaz it might be the most appropriate thought to cross any mind. Better known as Wiz Khalifa, the son of two military parents has always had his eye on being a new standard by which cool is measured. Rapping since the third grade and starting to record music at 14 was probably a step in the right direction. The next best move? Inking a deal to Rostrum Records after a meeting with Benjy Grinberg. Fresh out of high school, it was time to either sink or swim. In 2005 Wiz released his first mixtape, 'Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.' The mixtape was quickly accepted by the local scene and began to gain buzz outside of Pittsburgh. With that excitement growing by the day, it was the perfect time for a proper commercial album. Wiz soon dropped 'Show and Prove,' which Okayplayer.com claimed was 'arguably the best album of the year.' The accolades began piling up and Khalifa was receiving significant co-signs from XXL, Rolling Stone, and VIBE, alike. A deal with Warner Bros. Records soon followed. Any other 20-year-old probably would've let all this hype go to their heads, but not Wiz. As focused as ever, Wiz only saw this praise as an opportunity to work harder. In 2007, with the help of famed mixtape DJ, Green Lantern, Wiz released 'Grow Season,' which was soon followed by 'Prince of The City 2.' The sequel to 'Prince of The City' would soon out grow its predecessor so much so that the demand for Khalifa's music was greater than ever. Unfortunately, the relationship between Khalifa and Warner Bros. dissolved, and once again, Wiz found himself as an independent artist. Typically a huge roadblock for any artist, Wiz refused to allow the lack of a major label deal to slow down his momentum. He and his Rostrum team hit the ground running in 2009 and released three highly acclaimed mixtapes: 'Flight School,' 'How Fly,' a collaborative mixtape with New Orleans rapper Curren$y, and 'Burn After Rolling.' The album 'Deal Or No Deal' followed in the Fall and debuted at the top of the iTunes 'Hip-Hop' chart, and has remained in the top 50 to date. In the months following, both his fanbase (known as the 'Taylor Gang') and the anticipation for his new mixtape grew daily. Once Wiz dropped 'Kush & Orange Juice' in early 2010, it was clear that he had established himself as one of the rap-game's brightest young stars to watch. With an unprecedented amount of downloads, not to mention both the top search on Google as well as the number one trending topic on Twitter, it seemed as if the entire nation was on board with the 'Taylor Gang' movement. Many said that the release of 'Kush & Orange Juice' placed Wiz as the valedictorian of his 'XXL Freshmen 10' class and kicked open the doors he and his team were looking to walk through. Fast forward a few months, and together Wiz and Rostrum Records proudly announced that these doors were those of Atlantic Records, the new home to Wiz Khalifa. Following this huge milestone in his career, Wiz soon embarked on a stint on the famed 'Rock The Bells' tour alongside such legends as Lauryn Hill and Snoop Dogg, immediately followed by his nation-wide headlining tour, appropriately dubbed the 'Waken Baken Tour.' After receiving co-signs from a multitude of rap veterans, including Rick Ross and Diddy, and humbly rejecting Drake's offer to join his recent tour, it became evident that Wiz also established himself as a prominent staple online with over 3,000,000 friends on Facebook, and over 1,000,000 fans following him on Twitter. With the video for his first Atlantic Records release, 'Black & Yellow,' getting an astonishing 35 million views on YouTube, there is no question about it: Wiz Khalifa's debut album is bound to be something great.
event::tags  All Ages

10:10 PM
to 11:10 PM

YelaWolf
156 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Music Hall
eventtype  Music
Artists  YelaWolf
event::tags  All Ages

10:30 PM
to 11:30 PM

Calvin Harris
131 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
Artists  Calvin Harris
event::tags  21+

10:30 PM
to 11:30 PM

The Death Set
73 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Death Set
event::about  The Death Set, from Brooklyn, originally hails from The Gold Coast, Australia. It was here where Johnny Siera met co-founding member Beau Velasco in 2005. Drawn to one another’s reckless care of music, the duo united to write fleeting songs with lifelong hooks and overdriven melody. Hell-bent on recording and touring, The Death Set moved the U.S. originally to the gnarly streets of Baltimore then to Philadelphia then finally to Brooklyn. Buoyed by the DIY network they found there, the band recorded and released the To (2006, Rabbit Foot) and Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods (2007, Morphius) EPs, honing the noise of jury-rigged gear and overblown mics. The Death Set quickly became known for out-of-hand live shows, and carried that energy onto its first full-length recording, done at The Copy Cat in Baltimore, an artist warehouse studio where the band and many others lived at the time. The Death Set’s debut album, Worldwide, on Ninja Tune’s Counter Records imprint came in 2008 and fully filled twenty-five minutes with eighteen breakneck songs. Produced, engineered and mixed by Siera at The Copy Cat, with further mixing by Rob Girardi at Lord Baltimore Studios, Worldwide boaseds the endearing sound of unrefined creation. From the timeless call-to-upraise-arms of “Negative Thinking”, through the rallying anthem of “Intermission”; the love-buzz of “Heard It All Before” along the serrated edge of “Cold Teeth”; through the wistful chime of “Had A Bird”, and the high-voiced androgyny of “Day In The Wife”; The Death Set exploits consonance to the fullest. “Around the World” enters enemy dancespace, while “Listen To This Collision” puts crowds on a crash course with each other. With the addition of Jahphet "Roofeeo" Landis on drums (who has toured with Santigold, Spankrock, Amanda Blank, and Ninjasonik) and fellow Aussie expat Dan Walker on guitar, vocals and production, the trio set about touring and destroying all types of stages all over the world. From massive festivals like Fuji Rock in Japan and Dour in Belgium to DIY spaces to Parisian basements. The Death Set have found touring partners and friends in Girl Talk, Bonde Do Role, Spank Rock, Ninjasonik ,Japanther, Best Fwends, Dan Deacon, Ponytail and many more. While The Death Set’s sound is most like that of its punk influencers -- Black Flag, Minor Threat, and Buzzcocks – it also bears the distinct mark of hip-hop and electronic styles in production, and as interludes in their raucous offstage outbursts. The band were touted as the #1 biggest hope of the future by NME, “Best Live Band” by the Baltimore City Paper, The Death Set jams blindsiding minute-songs into compact spaces. Which brings us to The Death Set’s new sophomore album, “Michel Poiccard,” which sadly comes prefigured by tragedy. Just as the pair were about to embark on writing a new album together, Velasco, who had struggled with drug addiction on and off throughout his life, died of an overdose. The band were shattered, so much so that Johnny still finds it almost impossible to talk about. It wouldn’t have been surprising if the group had decided to call it a day. Relocating to Brooklyn and enlisting long time friend and Baltimore associate XXXchange (Spank Rock, Kele, The Kills) to man the desk, they created “Michel Poiccard,” an album which loses none of the charm of their previous “punk spazz” work but adds considerable depth, both in terms of the punch and bottom end that XXXchange brings to the table, and in terms of a sense of desperate loss or longing, which permeates everything on the record and reaches a considerable pinnacle on “I Miss You Beau Velasco” and the closer “Is It The End Again?” There are songs here about mammoth Ecstasy binges (“Chew It Like A Gun Gum”), Beasties-like celebrations of arcane handshakes (first single, “Slap Slap Slap Pound Up Down Snap”) affirmations of relying on positivity thoughout the roughest of times "We Are Going Anywhere Man", a celebration of one of the stars of A Bout De Souuffle (“Michel Poiccard (She Yearns For The Devil)”), tales of smashed equipment and angry promoters (“Can You Seen Straight?”), with a dose of familiar, snotty, punk anthems about French girls with a penchant for taking it up the shitter (“I Like The Wrong Way”). Diplo drops in for a fight and ends up giving them a keyboard line for “Yo David Chase!”. Spank Rock guests on “7PM Woke Up An Hour Ago”. Yes, all of them are instilled with the same manic Ritalin-and –Sunny-D-induced energy of their earlier records, but it feels like something deeper has happened here, too. Above it all floats the spirit of Beau Velasco, amused and laconic. Words of his were rescued from samplers and old ProTools sessions so that it is his voice that opens the record with words which could serve as the group’s mission statement, perhaps never so fully realised: “I wanna take this tape and blow up ya fuckin’ stereo!”
event::tags  21+

10:45 PM
to 11:45 PM

Smoosh
53 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  Smoosh
event::about  Dropping out of high school has given us the freedom to open our minds and be inspired by different music styles around the world. We have traveled around Europe and wrote our last album “Withershins” in a remote cabin in the forest of Sweden. Part of the songwriting took place in a barn, and even in a meadow. We searched the depths and woods of Sweden to find ourselves, then pulled the atmosphere of Sweden into our songs and formed it all into an album. After traveling, we decided to donate 100% of the profits from the first 100 copies of Withershins to “Biblio Burro” in Colombia (a man and his 2 donkeys who travel around rural Colombia giving books to children.) As a part of the journey we’re on, it was logical to move to New York, to experience a place completely different from anywhere we had been to. We are absorbing the influx of New York’s jazz and street musician scene. We will bring these together with our own music, rework it, and twist it into something different, which will, in the end encapsulate our experience in the insanely inspiring and intimidating environment of New York City. In the short term, we are experimenting by remixing and re-working songs from all three of our albums and are so excited to work with New York-based Orchestra musicians to put something different together for our upcoming shows.
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Jad Fair
43 schedule::attendees
Location The Hideout
eventtype  Music
Artists  Jad Fair
event::about  Jad Fair is one of the founding members of the band Half Japanese. He's released over 50 albums, 15 books, and has appeared in 3 films. Jad is considered by many to be one of the most handsom men in Travis County and has recorded with Yo La Tengo, Daniel Johnston, Kramer, Monster Party, Jason Willett, Lumberob, Richard Hell, Strobe Talbot, The Tinklers, Naofumi Ishimaru, Mosquito, Moe Tucker, The Pastels, Teenage Fanclub, Phono-comb, R. Stevie Moore, DQE, and The Shapir O-Rama.
event::tags  All Ages

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Phantogram
259 schedule::attendees
Location Lustre Pearl
eventtype  Music
Artists  Phantogram
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

The Black Lips
324 schedule::attendees
Location Club de Ville
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Black Lips
event::about  200 Million Thousand What do you do when your sixteen and in deep shit? You're looking out at the world from the strip-mall and the detention hall, from the basement and the cul-de-sac and it just looks like there is a wall around you. Everybody tells you and your friends that you're going nowhere, that your lives are already ruined. What the fuck do you do? You hang around and smash stuff and get high and try to be a bad-ass, that's what you do. You steal and drink and smash up the car your mom gave you and pull your pee-pee out in public. You work at sandwich shops and fast-food joints and try to screw private school girls because they think your tough and the girls at your school think your gay because you pretended to give your friend a blowjob at the junior prom. You fuck it all up as ugly and as dirty as you can because, why the fuck not? Your parents and teachers and sandwich-shop supervisors look at you and think, "What happened to the kid? He has all the advantages in the world and he has chucked it all in the shitter. Doesn't he believe in the inherent goodness of our enlightened society? Doesn't he believe in any thing at all?" It is this question, the question of belief, nay, the question of faith, that is the crux of the matter. It is this question that was asked of the Black Lips. And the Black Lips have answered it. They have answered it in their songs and in their actions. They have answered it for every shit-assed, burned-out brat that staggers out of the suburbs. They have answered it resoundingly and continue to answer it. "Where is their answer?" you may ask. Do those psychedelic swamp guitar drones bear witness to a faith of some kind? Does the quasi-violent sexual comedy of their stage show underscore a deeply held belief system? Does their commingling of Deep South, big-tent revival rhetoric with hoary-throated, drug-haze mumble truly mean anything, to them or to anyone else? You bet your ass it means something to them. How would they have persevered through all the drudgery and threats of doom if it didn't mean a goddamn thing to them? Their adversaries have been formidable and numerous, and they have bested them all. Why, even in their earliest days, death itself reared its ugly head to attempt to halt their progress, and was dismissed directly. How, without faith, could the Black Lips have carried their message forth into the four corners of the earth? And so, on the eve of the release of their fifth album, the faith abides stronger than ever. A host of influences have passed through their gullet and provided the sustenance to keep their faith alive. The dusts of a southern back road and the big-city gutter puke crackle in the grooves of this record as it did in the previous ones. The shouts and moans and static continue to bear witness. "But faith in what?" the fathers, mayors and captains of industry might continue to ask. Well, if you've never been one of those shit-assed brats looking out into a world you were already excluded from, a world that sickened you, but for which there was no alternative, then you may not understand. But, through the eyes of one whom, like them, was a go-nowhere from the get-go, the Black Lips represent the faith that it takes to reject that world of sterile, futile, servile, silliness and forge your own world based on bravery and bad-ass-ness. They have carried to fruition the plan that has been hatched, and will continue to be hatched in the minds of dizzy, dumb and desperate youth the world over. Now they carry their message of faith to the world. FEAR NOT! BE BRAVE AND TAKE HEART! THE WORLD IS YOURS IF YOU ACCEPT THE POWER OF FAITH!!! (As I record these words a purple and orange fog engulfs the bay below me. The gin gimlets glide down my throat and I ponder the freedom that I, myself, have wrenched from the 'enlightened society' that once oppressed me. It is good and right that we should live free. I know this, the Black Lips know this, and the gulls in the bay below know this. Take this knowledge and go in faith.) Baby Gusty Accra, Ghana December, 2008
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

The Kills
514 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Kills
event::tags  All Ages

11:15 PM
to 12:15 AM

Codebreaker
6 schedule::attendees
Location Malverde
eventtype  Music
Artists  Codebreaker
event::tags  21+

11:15 PM
to 12:15 AM

Diamond Rings
89 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  Diamond Rings
event::about  Although initially pegged in some corners as a novelty act audiences have now begun to identify with Diamond Rings unique brand of pop songwriting and his overtly glamourous live sets. Showcasing real human emotion and honest vulnerability is rare enough for a young man let alone one who matches his eyeshadow with his Air Force Ones while dancing about onstage with the reckless abandon of a teenager in the bathroom mirror. But there is something surprisingly mature shimmering beneath the glamour hidden in his immediately iconic voice and whip smart lyrics. It is this complete package that has even original Riot Girl Kathleen Hanna proclaiming herself a member of the growing legion of Diamond Rings fans.
event::tags  21+

11:30 PM
to 12:30 AM

Spank Rock
121 schedule::attendees
Location Elysium
eventtype  Music
Artists  Spank Rock
event::tags  21+

11:45 PM
to 12:45 AM

The Bangles
268 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Bangles
event::tags  21+

11:45 PM
to 12:45 AM

Wu Tang Clan
422 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Music Hall
eventtype  Music
Artists  Wu Tang Clan
event::about  The Wu-Tang Clan is a New York City-based hip-hop group, which consists of: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, Cappadonna, and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard. They were formed in (and are generally associated with) the New York City borough of Staten Island (referred to by members as "Shaolin"), though some of its members originate from Brooklyn. One of the most critically and commercially successful hip hop groups of all time, Wu-Tang Clan rose to fame with their uncompromising brand of hardcore hip hop music, and their success enabled all of its members to pursue solo careers, with varying degrees of success. They have introduced and launched the careers of numerous other affiliated artists and groups with over 60 million records sold worldwide; In 2007, MTV ranked Wu-Tang the 5th greatest Hip-hop group of all time.
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Boys Noize
129 schedule::attendees
Location Elysium
eventtype  Music
Artists  Boys Noize
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Classixx
70 schedule::attendees
Location Malverde
eventtype  Music
Artists  CLASSIXX
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

J.Cole
63 schedule::attendees
Location Kiss & Fly
eventtype  Music
Artists  J.Cole
event::tags  18+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Michael 5000 Watts
17 schedule::attendees
Location Fuze
eventtype  Music
event::tags  18+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Moby Ambient DJ Set
120 schedule::attendees
Location Karma Lounge
eventtype  Music
event::about  Moby was born in New York City, but grew up in Connecticut, where he started making music when he was 9 years old. He started out playing classical guitar and studied music theory, and then went on to play with seminal Connecticut hardcore punk group "The Vatican Comandoes" when he was 14. He then played with post-punk band "AWOL" while studying philosophy at the University of Connecticut and SUNY Purchase. He started DJ'ing while attending college, and was a fixture in the late 80's New York house and hip-hop scenes, DJ'ing at clubs such as Mars, Red Zone, MK, and the Palladium. He released his first single, "Go" in 1991 (listed as one of the Rolling Stones best records of all time), and has been making albums ever since. His own records have sold over 20,000,000 copies worldwide, and he's also produced and remixed scores of other artists, including David Bowied, Metallica, The Beastie Boys, and Public Enemy, among others. Moby has toured extensively, playing well over 3,000 concerts in his career. He has also had his music used in hundreds of different films, including "Heat", "Any Given Sunday", "Tomorrow Never Dies", and "The Beach", among others. Currently he's touring in support of his next album as well as working closely with a variety of different charities, including the Human Society and the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function.
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Twin Shadow
202 schedule::attendees
Location Central Presbyterian Church
eventtype  Music
Artists  Twin Shadow
event::tags  All Ages

12:15 AM
to 1:15 AM

Miami Horror (Live)
115 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
event::about  // MIAMI HORROR // ILLUMINATION // After years in the making here at last is Illumination, the fully realised debut album from Melbourne’s favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers Miami Horror. With Illumination, Miami Horror has delivered on two years of teeth-cutting live shows and an ever escalating wave of buzz that’s made the group bonafide blog darlings the world over. But what’s most amazing about the grand arrival of Illumination is that the roots of the record stretch back countless moons to when Miami Horror began as just one synthesizer-obsessed producer huddled over a laptop in a bedroom-come-studio and the album itself just a spark waiting to be lit. The afore mentioned synth tragic was, and let’s face it still is, electronic young gun Ben Plant, who kick started Miami Horror out of a love of Roland keyboards and French house, landing himself on Pitchfork’s hot-list overnight and copping a barrage of high profile remix requests from the likes of Datarock, PNAU and The Presets. Yet it was while Ben was punching out 2008’s epochal Bravado EP that Miami Horror took off in a completely new and different direction. Characteristically wanting to flex his creative muscle and avoid the limitations of being stereotyped as simply a dance or electro act, Ben rewired Miami Horror’s genetic makeup, deputising the talents of Josh Moriarty, Aaron Shanahan and Daniel Whitechurch to form a new live band persona of Miami Horror, a whole new beast immeasurably more exciting than before. “It started out that I didn’t want to have any guitar on the album besides a little funk guitar or disco bass,” Ben grins while explaining the turning point for Miami Horror’s evolution. “But then Josh came in and started playing all these other parts that sounded amazing. Paired with what I was working on, nobody was doing anything like it, so I knew we had to turn those sounds into a live thing and just go wild.” It worked. Since the switch, Miami Horror has launched into dizzying new stratospheres, their well-polished chops as a group making for some unmissable sets at Australia’s biggest festivals, and that’s not to mention some A-list support slot call ups for everyone from Phoenix, Friendly Fires and La Roux to a hand-picked hook up from Lily Allen. All this time Ben had been further noodling away at Miami Horror’s long-awaited debut disc and with the vision for a fully-blown and creatively shared band now fulfilled Miami Horror was able to pour all of their energy into Illumination, the record that’s taken Miami Horror years to perfect and Ben a whole lifetime to get right. Bunkering down in Ben’s own studio in Melbourne, Illumination was recorded in typical Miami Horror fashion with the band opening themselves up to new styles and approaches which saw them call in a cast of guest stars including Swedish singer MAI, Melbourne based chanteuse Kimbra, Dappled Cities’ wordsmith Tim Derricourt for a lyrical assist and also Neon Indian and Vega prodigy Alan Palomo who Ben flew out from the US to add his distinctive haze to multiple tunes (Soft Light, Holidays, Ultraviolet). As well as crafting a truly classic album that begs to be consumed from beginning to end to fully uncover all the layers and engrossing sonic textures of each tune, Ben says the aim with Illumination was to present an accurate portrait of the band’s current core and not make things too “glossy” and “hi-fi”, with Ben himself producing and engineering the album from the confines of his bedroom. As such, listening to Illumination is like a guided tour of Miami Horror’s combined minds, with enormous flying grooves gliding through the speakers alongside nods to the deities of French house and vintage synth explorers like Giorgio Moroder and Jan Hammer, all mixed and muddled up with slabs of melting, fuzzy psychedelica, some wandering kraut rock bass-lines, enough star-gazing hooks to make Electric Light Orchestra blush, plenty of ear-catching pop swagger and Ben’s own studied cinematic aesthetics. Never content to stand still, Miami Horror ambitiously test their boundaries across the album, experimenting with lush, almost chillwave instrumentals (see the gorgeous Infinite Canyons), futuristic disco gems (I Look To You), summer-bound party jams (Holidays) and anthem-sized synth epics (Sometimes). Testing the limits of the Miami Horror sound evidently came naturally for the group, with Ben admitting that the band weren’t afraid to cut loose and indulge their desires to blend electronic sounds with bristling psych-pop flourishes. “At first I didn’t think it was possible for us to do something like that, but more and more we found ourselves making things that sounded a bit fuzzy. People don’t believe me when I tell them that we use slide guitar on five tracks because that just doesn’t sound like us,” Ben says beaming. “It’s not like Chris Isaak or anything though, we just call it disco-influenced prog-pop. I don’t think that’s a genre, but it works for us!” Although the band themselves admit to a serious case of perfectionism, spending months layering, refining, tweaking and endlessly perfecting Illumination, they’re at last ready to launch it out to eagerly awaiting ears. “We’ve spent about ten months alone mixing the album, which is a process that should normally take two weeks,” Ben laughs. “We always just said ‘f**k it, we have to make the album that we want to make’ and this is it. We made it.” Yes, this is their moment. And though it seemed like an electro-dreamer’s distant fantasy four years ago, Miami Horror’s same excited sense of wonder has only ballooned from then to now. If you haven’t already heard the gospel, expect to be converted to the cause any second now.
event::tags  21+

12:15 AM
to 1:15 AM

Pictureplane
56 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Pictureplane
event::tags  21+

12:30 AM
to 1:30 AM

Gayngs
278 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  Gayngs, !!!
event::about  When Ryan Olson decided to make a record with Solid Gold members Zack Coulter and Adam Hurlburt, it was clear to them what the result would be: a collection of drugged-up keyboards and slick bedroom production almost exclusively inspired by 10cc's "I'm Not In Love." To be fair, they weren't entirely off. What they didn't know was that it would spiral into a project of epic proportions, enlisting the talents of over 25 musicians from various scenes around the country, relocating the base of operations from Olson's Minneapolis bedroom/studio to the Wisconsin-based studio April Base, and the genesis of a musical family, GAYNGS. From the moment anyone heard Olson, Coulter, and Hurlburt's rough version of their first composition "The Gaudy Side of Town," they wanted in on it. To most of the players involved, this genre of music was quite foreign yet entirely familiar. Olson knew this, and began calling upon an eclectic cast of contributors whom he thought would share his vision, and relish in the idea of exploring uncharted musical territory within them. The first people to join the cause were North Carolina's Megafaun (Joe Westerlund, Brad Cook, Phil Cook), and with them came Ivan Howard (The Rosebuds), and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon and Mike Noyce. By mid-2009 the studio sessions were becoming more and more frequent, bouncing back and forth between April Base and Olson's bedroom. In Minneapolis, Olson brought in Rhymesayers rapper P.O.S and his fellow Doomtree artist Dessa, psych-rockers Jake Luck and Nick Ryan (Leisure Birds), song-birds Channy Moon-Casselle and Katy Morley, jazz-saxophonist Michael Lewis (Happy Apple, Andrew Bird), retro-pop duo Maggie Morrison and Grant Cutler (Lookbook), and slide-guitarist Shön Troth (Solid Gold). Vocally, GAYNGS is a triumph. Zack Coulter (Solid Gold) shines from the jump, floating over the record with his airy, haunting melodies. Fans of Bon Iver will recognize Vernon's familiar falsetto, but will flip when they hear his Bone Thug's-style R&B. Ivan Howard sounds right at home with his sensual and breathy leads, while P.O.S. abandons his genre entirely for a soul inspired tenor. With over a dozen people contributing vocals, its incredible how cohesive the album sounds. After a year of tracking and mixing, GAYNGS is officially ready to release the album, entitled "Relayted." The initial goal was achieved perfectly, yet "Relayted" sounds refreshing and modern. With each song written at 69 BPM's, and tripped-out transitions from song to song, it is truly an audio experience from start to finish.
event::tags  All Ages

12:30 AM
to 1:30 AM

Richie Hawtin
63 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
Artists  Richie Hawtin
event::about  Artist, DJ, conceptualist and ambassador, more than anyone else in modern electronic music, Richie Hawtin has relentlessly proved himself to be a true innovator. The one-man mogul behind acclaimed Techno imprints Plus 8 & Minus sends signals out all over the world from his HQ in an old fire station in Windsor, Ontario – just across the border from Detroit Techno City. The signals are constantly evolving, his Plastikman persona gave Techno a unique face with a series of four ruthlessly minimal albums of skeletal beauty, while breathtaking festival live sets at Glastonbury and Tribal Gathering helped invent stadium Techno. His “Decks, EFX & 909” album released on Novamute in 1999 expanded the concept of a DJ mix album beyond the imagination of most DJs. As a pioneering DJ and party promoter he was banned from entering America for 18 months. Yet this jet-setting international futurist is as at home exhibiting alongside acclaimed modern sculptor Anish Kapoor as he is headlining a bush rave with Josh Wink somewhere in Western Australia. More of a decade into his career, it’s no surprise that the every-youthful Hawtin is up to something new. This time, he’s reconstructing the DJ mix album even further with “DE9: Closer To The Edit”, the groundbreaking new album set for release on the novamute label in September 2001. His first mix album, for the Mixmag Live series, saw him use extra effects and drum machines as long ago as 1993, “Decks, EFX & 909” cut laser-style between tracks and now, “DE9: Closer To The Edit”, sees Hawtin use his sampler to tear the skin and the flesh from the tracks until there’s just a skeleton left, which he reassembles into a kind of Frankenstein’s robot. The result is a mix album like you’ve never heard before. Hawtin describes this unique process “I recorded, sampled, cut and spliced over 100 tracks down into their most basic components. I ended up with over 300 loops, ranging in different lengths. I started to recreate and reinterpret each track and then put the pieces back together, as if an audio jigsaw puzzle – using effects and edits as the glue between each piece”. A classic like Carl Craig’s ‘4 My Peepz’ (under his Paperclip People guise) breathes in and out in less than a minute, like a lonely spirit lost on the hard drive. “I don’t like mix CDs, everyone’s being lazy, so I gotta do something different,” says Hawtin. “Some people think it’s about me using some extra equipment – a drum machine and some effects - but it’s a whole philosophy really. ‘Let’s take it to the extreme, to somewhere that’s it never been before’ “ Hawtin believes the whole DJ thing is stuck in a groove. So beyond “DE9…” he is championing a new DJ system developed in Holland called Final Scratch, with Plus 8 partner John Acquaviva. Dance and Electronic music is the most technology-based genre of all, but to Hawtin’s frustration it’s still rooted in a music delivery system developed in the 19th Century: the gramophone record. Even though more and more DJs play tracks burnt onto CD, vinyl still rules because it’s easier and instinctive to control. Final Scratch links up to the normal two-turntables-and-mixer set up, but lets you play tracks stored on a laptop using a special piece of vinyl as a ‘mouse’, or controller. You can access literally thousands of tracks, and scratch, cut, slow and mix them just like normal records using this special piece of vinyl. It’s nothing short of revolutionary. As Hawtin enthuses: “It feels and acts like a regular record.” He’s already using Final Scratch to play unreleased tracks by Josh Wink and Speedy J, and special re-edits of some of Hawtin’s classics and personal faves. Born in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, on June 4th 1970 Hawtin emigrated with his family when he was nine to Windsor, Ontario, where his dad Mick still works as a robot technician in the General Motors car factory (his mother, Brenda, is in real estate). Richie cheekily borrowed his dad’s persona for his house alias Robotman. His brother Matthew, who shares the Windsor fire station studio complex with Richie, is a visual artist. By 15 Richie was creeping out of the house to cross the border and go clubbing in Detroit. By 17 he was DJing at The Shelter, a dark basement club where he mixed House and Techno with Industrial music by Nitzer Ebb and Front 242. He had his own show on Detroit’s 96.3FM – inspired by a late ‘80s Detroit radio DJ called The Wizard, now better known as Jeff Mills. As a teenager Hawtin, already into Breakdancing and Electro, was stirred by the radically beautiful machine music being fashioned by Detroit Techno pioneers like Juan Atkins, Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. In 1989 he set up Plus 8 Records with John Acquaviva to release their own tracks and push new artists. They started running parties in Detroit. But far from welcoming them, the tight-knit Detroit Techno scene initially turned a cold shoulder on the two renegade Canadians. “It pissed a lot of people off because there wasn’t anyone else in the city doing it – it took someone from the outside to come in and say, ‘Look, wake up,’” Richie recalls. “These guys [May, Atkins and Saunderson] have left. They’re doing their thing overseas.” Plus 8 began to gather momentum with a richly varied catalogue of hard-nosed, cutting edge Techno from artists like Speedy J, Dan Bell and Kenny Larkin. Along with the resurgence of Detroit’s confrontational Underground Resistance, this marked the second wave of Detroit Techno. “We all put the focus back on Detroit for a while, we didn’t want to make traditional Techno, we were inspired by traditional Techno. Derick, Kevin and Juan had sent these waves all over the world and we were the first to feel the rebounds of their ripples”. By 1993 Richie Hawtin’s Detroit parties had become legendary intense affairs as freaky dancing clubbers lost themselves in strange, dark warehouses transformed into disorientating warrens by walls of black plastic sheeting. Inspired by this, Hawtin elected to take Techno one stage further and develop his virtual Plastikman alter ego: a red and black gremlin that is tattooed on his forearm. He didn’t want a collection of tracks; he wanted to make an album that swallowed up the concentrated energy of those parties and spit it back out as something new. An album, “Sheet One” was recorded in a rollercoaster 48 hour studio session and released on novamute in early ‘93 and was soon followed by the brilliant ‘Spastik’, a single recorded three weeks later after a long night dancing to Derrick May. Hawtin was already shifting identities like a spy changing roles: his 1992 album “Dimension Intrusion”, under his Fuse alias, had played a key part in the Warp label’s groundbreaking “Artificial Intelligence” armchair-Techno series, but he wanted to reach further. He remembered the strange shapes that his friends threw at those warehouse parties, the different creatures they almost became. “Like plasticine,” he says. “That was the whole idea of Plastikman, it was all very viscous and pliable and moveable.” Plastikman wasn’t just a clever alter ego – it was a role for you to try on too. The sound was rubbery and sparse; its moments of melodic steel arriving unnervingly. The first album, “Sheet One”, played up Hawtin’s reputation for LSD and was promoted with a free sheet of fake acid tabs. Hawtin developed a Plastikman live show that still tours the world. Huge audiences at Glastonbury and Tribal Gathering twitched to its twittering insect rhythms, lost in a soundtrack far freakier than anything else those events had to offer. In 1994 the second album on novamute, “Musik”, let a little human warmth seep onto the clattering Plastikman rhythms, but despite its closing robot lullaby ‘Lasttrak’, it was, if anything, even more discomforting. Just as the little Plastikman gremlin was becoming an international phenomenon, American immigration officials banned Hawtin from entering America for working illegally. He was barred from entering the Stat…
event::tags  21+

12:30 AM
to 1:30 AM

TV on the Radio
456 schedule::attendees
Location Stubb's
eventtype  Music
Artists  TV on the Radio
event::tags  All

12:40 AM
to 1:40 AM

Hieroglyphics
94 schedule::attendees
Location Scoot Inn
eventtype  Music
Artists  Hieroglyphics
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
308 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
event::about  …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead Plenty of bands like to yammer on about how their newest record is a “return to their roots,” as if some undiscovered brilliance is to be found and resurrected on early demos and basement jam sessions. But in the case of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead (or Trail of Dead from here on out, because who really wants to type all that over and over), a return to form could be just what the doctor ordered. The band’s 2002 album, Source Tags and Codes, sparked a near universal rock-critic orgasm; after that, how could their two follow up efforts match up? But Trail of Dead is now free men, emancipated from Interscope and ready to reach back to the past while looking forward. “We finally have the artistic freedom we’ve wanted, with no pressure to create radio music, no legal department to OK our artwork, and no A&R people breathing down our necks,” says Conrad Keely, one of two primary and founding members of the band. Although many other labels would have certainly welcomed them, Trail of Dead decided to cement their freedom by starting their own label, Richter Scale Records, as a partnership with Texas-based Justice Records. In October, they released the 5-song Festival Thyme EP as a teaser of things yet to come. The new album, The Century of Self, will be released February 17th. The Century of Self is epic, and was clearly made without the gimlet eye of a major label A&R person overseeing it. From the soaring instrumental opener, “Giants Causeway,” to the album’s closer, “Insatiable Two,” which starts off with the sounds of a demented circus and ends with an echoing sing-along about Keely’s lack of monstrosity, the record is a work of tremendous scope and ambition. While the term “prog” is terribly overused, in this case Trail of Dead has managed that rare feat – a prog album that isn’t academic or painful. “The new songs are very personal,” says Keely. “Some of them are autobiographical. We’re building on everything we’ve ever done, looking back on our whole career and taking a lot of inspiration from our early music. We continue to evolve the concept and try to incorporate new ideas. And there was no point on the record where we were trying to write songs you’d hear on commercial radio. We know that singles are driving the market, and we don’t care.” Then again, Trail of Dead never cared much, anyway. Friends since childhood Keely and Jason Reece started playing music in the indie rock town of Olympia, Washington. The pair then relocated to Austin, Texas, where Trail of Dead was officially born. They released a self-titled full length in 1998 on Trance Records, then hopped to Merge and put out Madonna in 1999. After a successful run opening for hipster stalwarts Superchunk, Interscope came calling, Source Tags and Codes dropped, and the rest is history. With the new album, Trail of Dead is planning to hit the road, incorporating a visual art element in to their tour. Keely is an accomplished visual artist who recently showed his work at the 34 First Ave Gallery in New York, and hopes to include other bands whose members make art, as well as incorporating a visual element in to the live show. Fifteen years in to their career, Trail of Dead continues to innovate and grow. At a point where many other bands would be resting on their laurels and half-heartedly tossing off greatest hits comps, Trail of Dead are just getting started. Trail of Dead was originally formed by Conrad Keely, Jason Reece, and Kevin Allen and the line-up is now completed by members Aaron Ford, Clay Morris and Jay Phillips. For more information please contact Stunt Company: Sue Marcus – 718-222-8963 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              718-222-8963      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or sue@stuntcompany.com
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Bombay Bicycle Club
135 schedule::attendees
Location Klub Krucial
eventtype  Music
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

DJ Cam
28 schedule::attendees
Location Karma Lounge
eventtype  Music
Artists  DJ Cam
event::about  Parisian abstract maestro DJ Cam is well known for his radical reinventions, a life-long musician who’s groundbreaking work established him as a pioneer in the worlds of underground hip-hop, trip-hop, and the dance scenes stretching from New York to Paris to Tokyo and beyond. Drawing inspiration from the hypnotic trance of voodoo culture, Public Enemy, dub and easy-listening jazz, Cam's style assumes a new identity with each and every project since he first hit the scene in 1994 with his debut Underground Vibes and continues to redefine many of the sounds he had a hand in creating throughout his career. 2011 promises big things for DJ Cam as he returns this August with Seven, a new album linking the musical styles of Radiohead and Massive Attack and his first album since 2002’s Soulshine. Cam will also be hitting the road as a DJ early on in the year and then featuring his new live project come spring. Redefinition once again.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Friendly Fires DJ Set
69 schedule::attendees
Location The Windish Agency House @ ND
eventtype  Music
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

James Blake
296 schedule::attendees
Location Central Presbyterian Church
eventtype  Music
Artists  James Blake
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Menomena
262 schedule::attendees
Location Red Eyed Fly
eventtype  Music
Artists  Menomena
event::tags  18+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Surfer Blood
463 schedule::attendees
Location Habana Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  Surfer Blood
event::about  Hailing from West Palm Beach, Florida, the quintet known as Surfer Blood had a breakout year in 2010 with the release of their debut album 'Astro Coast' in January 2010. Months prior to the actual release, Surfer Blood took the CMJ music festival by storm playing an incredible 12 shows. Spending the winter months leading up to their album release, Surfer Blood criss-crossed the nation on tour supporting Japandroids and Art Brut. Never breaking straight into the new year, getting a major boost from all around rave press reviews, including a 'Best New Music' tag from Pitchfork Media, the band continued their incessant touring. This year has taken these Floridians across Europe several times, as far as Japan for Summer Sonic and Australia for Splendour in the Grass festivals; they ended out the year with a support tour for Interpol. Because of their dedication, 12 months later Astro Coast is topping several year end lists. NPR deemed them "America's best new pop band", they made Rolling Stone's "Rookies of the Year" list, Filter Magazine listed their album as #7 of the year, plus making the list of numerous others: MySpace, NME, Urban Outfitters, Rough Trade Shop. Based on the longevity that the album stayed in PopMatter's rotation, they regard it as "unfuckwithable" and PrefixMag said, "Surfer Blood is the best '90s band working today." For 2011, Surfer Blood will return with an EP of new tunes to be released in late spring. More touring will inevitably ensue.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

The Strange Boys
100 schedule::attendees
Location The Bat Bar
eventtype  Music
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Toro y Moi
402 schedule::attendees
Location 512 Rooftop
eventtype  Music
Artists  Toro Y Moi
event::about  Toro Y Moi is 23 year old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident Chaz Bundick. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at The University of South Carolina, Chaz decided to push his music further now that he has more time on his hands. His mom came from the Phillipines to the United States, where she met her future husband (who's African American) in college. They lived in New York City taking in all the wonderful cultural influences the city's rising underground scene had to offer at the time (late 70s/early 80s). Deciding to slow down and be closer to family, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina where they had their first child... Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly changing and evolving. Heavily influenced by his parent's vinyl and tape collection, he also possesses great admiration for contemporary influences like Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Like most prepubescent teens, he had his punk band and once that died out, the "side project" soon became the main focus. Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project but quickly grew into the live performance realm. The songs are born from a plethora of different genres, from freak-folk to R&B to French House. Before any full length album has been released, Toro Y Moi has already received praise from music websites like Pitchfork and Gorilla Vs. Bear as well as print features in the NME and Dazed and Confused.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

YelaWolf
116 schedule::attendees
Location Dirty Dog Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  YelaWolf
event::tags  21+

1:30 AM
to 2:30 AM

Talib Kweli
259 schedule::attendees
Location Scoot Inn
eventtype  Music
Artists  Talib Kweli
event::tags  21+

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Emerging Artists Making It With Independent Support
29 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  For artists who've already had success, going the independent route is much easier with the financial security they have. But for newer artists, how do they not only make and market their music but also afford to live at the same time? How much money does an artist need for a traditional album cycle and is that still the best way to release music? With the number of labels struggling to offer old-school style deals with huge marketing budgets and personal advances as the revenue from recorded music declines, artists are having to look at alternative routes for financial and industry support. But do musicians want to run and manage their own business? Does this mean the role of artist manager would change to become a label manager, too? In the UK, schemes like Icebreaker, Power Amp, Ingenious, and more recently Polyphonic (from among other founders includes Radiohead's manager Brian Message) are starting to make waves. Some, but not all, are looking at the bigger picture where revenue can be earned beyond the mechanical royalties. Taking revenue from rights like merch and live is the only basis upon which they feel they have a chance to recoup their investment. And this is all happening against a backdrop of copyright ownership. Is it possible, against all the challenges that artists face today, to own their own copyright and is that a valuable asset to them?
event::tags  Other, emergingartists

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Indie Davids Take On Goliath Ticketmaster-Live Nation
23 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 8BC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  The Ticketmaster-Live Nation merger was expected to change the touring industry as we know it, but what actually has changed? This panel discusses the effects of the merger on venue owners, bookers and bands. If approached effectively this merger could benefit the little guys out there. Then again, they might be crushed by the larger giant. There might even be ways for a mutually beneficial system out there in which large and small players can coexist. Come see if that is even possible.

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Johnny Cash: Trapped by Authenticity
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Most music fans associate Johnny Cash with authenticity. His life and music speak of his genuineness and commitment to his music. But like most popular artists, Cash was bound by the conventions of the musical world, conventions he struggled against his entire career. Part of his difficulty stemmed from a genre instability that made his connections to his associated audiences tenuous. But another larger problem was the concept of authenticity that lies at the heart of musical adoration and often music criticism. In short, judging anything by its authenticity is a problem—the concept is fraught with logical, artistic, and conceptual difficulties. How do we know who is “real”? What are the criteria? Who benefits from these criteria? And yet, authenticity remains a definitive term for judging a musical artist. In this presentation, I will offer a critique of the authenticity system and suggest some other ways of judging and analyzing pop music using Johnny Cash as a case study.

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

The Black Angels
208 schedule::attendees
Location Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center
eventtype  Music
event::about  Since Aristotle, man has organized his knowledge vertically in separate and unrelated groups---Science, Religion, Sex, Relaxation, Work, etc. The main emphasis in his language, his system of storing knowledge, has been on the identification of objects rather than on the relationships between objects. He is now forced to use his tools or reasoning separately and for one situation at a time. Had man been able to see past this hypnotic way of thinking, to distrust it (as did Einstein), and to resystematize his knowledge so that it would all be related horizontally, he would now enjoy the perfect sanity which comes from being able to deal with his life in its entirety. It is possible for Man to alter his mental state and thus alter his point of view (that is, his own basic relation with the outside world which determines how he stores his information). He then can restructure his thinking and change his language so that his thoughts bear more relation to his life and his problems, therefore approaching them more sanely. It is this quest for pure sanity that forms the basis of The Black Angels. -Tommy Hall
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 PM
to 12:45 PM

The David Wax Museum
53 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records.

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

AV Club's March Into Softness 2011
368 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

OUTSIDE
Baths (5 p.m.)
Sharon Van Etten (4 p.m.)
Wye Oak (3 p.m.)
Ted Leo (solo) (2 p.m.)
Gentlemen Jesse And His Men (1 p.m.)
Small Sins (12 p.m.)

INSIDE
Low (5:15 p.m.)
Chikita Violenta (4:15 p.m.)
Maritime (3:15 p.m.)
An Horse (2:15 p.m.)
Tristen (1:15 p.m.)
No Joy (12:15 p.m.)

 

event::about 

March Into Softness 2011, The A.V. Club's free SXSW day party, slated for Friday, March 18 at the Mohawk.

Plentiful (and hopefully free) libations and other party favors will be on hand as well. March Into Softness 2011: It’s free, it’s fun, and, more than likely, it won’t involve anyone getting smashed in the face with a can of Pepsi Max.

event::tags  Music

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

BrooklynVegan, Partisan Records & KF Records Free Day Party
440 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

STAGE 1 (SWAN DIVE)
12:00 PM JBM
12:30 PM Bobby
01:15 PM Holy Sons
02:00 PM Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside
03:00 PM John Grant featuring Midlake
04:00 PM Wye Oak
05:00 PM J Mascis

STAGE 2 (Barbarella Patio)
12:00 PM David Wax Museum
01:00 PM Dolorean
02:00 PM Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit
03:00 PM Deer Tick featuring Jonny Corndawg
04:00 PM Old 97's
05:00 PM Middle Brother

STAGE 3 (Barbarella Inside)
12:15 PM AgesandAges
01:00 PM Paleo
01:45 PM Warm Ghost
02:30 PM Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers
03:15 PM Vetiver
04:00 PM Oberhofer
05:00 PM The Dodos

event::about 

BrooklynVegan, Partisan Records & KF Records are excited to announce a FREE Day Party in Austin on Friday, March 18th from noon-6pm. The party will feature an exclusive Austin day party set by Middle Brother (aka Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, John McCauley of Deer Tick, and Matthew Vasquez of Delta Spirit). If you want to catch them though, you better get there early because the entire lineup is ridiculous and 100% free!

We will a...lso have FREE Blublocker sunglasses for the first 50 people in the door! there will be FREE vegan Izzoz breakfast tacos & loads of FREE snacks courtesy of Sensible Portions! we'll keep you hydrated with FREE Honest Tea! more FREE food & DRINK details TBA! there will be awesome giveaways from Partisan & KF Records throughout the day too! T

event::tags  free, party, music, free food, free booze

12:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

L4M/Bottom Lounge Day Party
78 schedule::attendees
Location Venue 222
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Audiodax

Rockie FreshShadDoomtreeNinjasonikDas RacistThe Cool KidsEMPD
event::tags  free

12:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Mexican Summer x Gorilla vs. Bear
443 schedule::attendees
Location Klub Krucial
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

Mexican Summer and Gorilla vs Bear presenting our second annual SXSW throwdown on Friday, March 18, at KLUB KRUCIAL on 6th St. from around noon until 2 AM. Free beer until it’s gone. 21+.

Nite Jewel

Tamaryn

Games

Toro Y Moi

Puro Instinct

No Joy

Lower Dens

Shabazz

Lower Places

White Denim

Cass McCombs

The Fresh & Onlys

Star Slinger

The Soft Mood

Lia Ices

Grimes

12:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

12:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Music for listeners at the Red House Pizzeria
130 schedule::attendees
Location Red House Pizzeria
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Bombay Bicycle Club (London, 7pm), A Classic Education (Bologna, 6pm), Jonquil (Oxford, 5pm), Floating Action (Black Mountain, North Carolina, 4pm), Generationals (New Orleans, 3pm), The Answering Machine (Manchester, 2pm), Frankie and the Heartstrings (London, 1pm), Kid Canaveral (Edinburgh, noon)

12:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

REDEFINE Magazine’s House Party
125 schedule::attendees
Location House Of Commons
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

For the first year ever, REDEFINE magazine -- a Pacific Northwest-based independent music, art, and film blog -- has decided to undertake the daunting task of throwing a show at SXSW.

After partnering with influential Dallas-based mixtape blog, Clumsy & Shy, and enlisting the help of Portland, OR booker, The Petite Zarathustran, the collaborative trio employed DIY tactics and ideals to scrap together a doozy of a SXSW house party. The thirty-band lineup will reflect the locales of the party throwers, with nine performers from the Pacific Northwest and six from Austin or its surrounding areas.

The unofficial house party will be an all-day gathering on Friday, March 18th, 2011, at a 21-person vegan housing co-op calledHouse Of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St., Austin, TX 78705). An indoor and outdoor stage will include headlining acts like Starfucker, Casiokids, Prince Rama, Class Actress, BRAHMS, The Night Beats, Woodsman, and Moon Duo.

In the spirit of the publication's mission statement, the event will be entirely FREE to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis, without any RSVP limitations.

FREE ++ BYOB ++ SOME SNACKS FOR EARLY ATTENDEES.

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Redeye Distribution Day Party
108 schedule::attendees
Location Dirty Dog Bar
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:00-12:25pm - Boats (Kill Rock Stars)

12:40-1:05pm - Say Hi (Barsuk)

1:20-1:45pm - Erland & The Carnival (Yep Roc/Full Time Hobby)

2:00-2:25pm - Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt (Luaka Bop)

2:40-3:05pm - The Death Set (Counter Records)[Ninja Tune]

3:20-3:45pm - Le Butcherettes (Sargent House)

4:00-4:25pm - Jukebox the Ghost (Yep Roc)

4:40-5:05pm - The Damnwells (Pledge Music)

event::about 

 

 

 

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Requiemme Mgmt and DevilDolls Booking Day Party
90 schedule::attendees
Location Aquarium
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 
Jesse Malin & The St Marks Social 6:15 -7
The Biters 5:30- 6pm
Black Heart Procession 4:30-5:15
Maren Parusel 3:45-4:15
Gun Runner - 3-3:30
The Hot Moon 2:15-2:45
The Fling 130-2pm
Strange Vine 1245pm-115pm
Smokehouse Gamblers - 12PM-1230pm
event::about 
Management and Booking go hand in hand so it makes sense that these Requiemme Management and Devildolls Booking agencies would join forces to build a great event at SXSW this year.
The Casbah, Bar Pink and Call The Office are also part of the mix so its not a surprise this is a deep and talented lineup!
and come thirsty Lagunitas Brewing is providing Indian Pale Ale for the event as well.

NO BADGES NEEDED

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Rhapsody Rocks Austin 2011
210 schedule::attendees
Location Club de Ville
eventtype  Unofficial Party
event::about 

Performances by Deerhunter, Glasser, Small Black, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Ty Segall and DJ $mall ¢hange (dj set). Complimentary drinks provided by Jeremiah Weed Roadhouse Tea and Red Stripe Light. This show is 21 and over only. Your RSVP is good for you plus one guest. RSVP does not guarantee admission as it is subject to venue capacity.

 

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 201
416 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

5:00 PM: Okkervil River (www.okkervilriver.com)
4:05 PM: Menomena (www.menomena.com)
3:15 PM: Telekinesis (www.telekinesismusic.com)
2:25 PM: Surfer Blood (www.surferblood.com)
1:35 PM: Owen Pallett (www.owenpalletteternal.com)
12:45 PM: Hooray for Earth (www.hoorayforearth.net)
12:00 PM: Porcelain Raft (www.porcelainraft.com)

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Windish Agency's 6th Annual Austin Day Party
371 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Braids, Cults, Chain Gang of 1974, Esben and the Witch, Foster The People, Friendly Fires, Givers, The Naked And Famous, Toro Y Moi, Twin Shadow

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Trouble In Mind Records Showcase
59 schedule::attendees
Location Shangri-La
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 


12:00 the Hex Dispensers
12:40 The Night Beats
1:20 Cheap Time
2:00 The Paperhead
2:40 Wounded Lion
3:20 The White Wires
3:55 The Wrong Words
4:30 Wax Museums
5:05 The Mean Jeans
5:40 Personal & the Pizzas

event::tags  FREE

12:15 PM
to 1:00 PM

Dead Leaf Echo
2 schedule::attendees
Location Guero's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Dead Leaf Echo

 

event::about 

RSVP: http://www.1percent.com/sxsw

Frenchie Smith Records + 1 Percent Showcase - Fri 3/18/11

NOON-10P

@ Guero's Taco Bar 1412 S Congress

Presented By The Loyalty Firm, World's End Licensing, The Boxing Lesson

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Flying the Indie Flag
25 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Indie labels are having a banner year, with Merge's Arcade Fire winning the Grammy for Best Album of the Year and Glassnote's Mumford and Sons going Platinum. Join panel moderator Karen Glauber, marking her 25th SXSW attendance, as she fronts a group of industry pioneers who offer a perspective on being successful by doing it their way, in a world where major labels no longer control the music business landscape.
event::tags  Other, indieflag

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Mastering Vinyl, Hear All About It
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  My panel will answer everything you want to know about disk cutting. Vinyl albums have experienced a big resurgence in the past few years. From a low point of less than 1 million units sold in 2006, to over 3 million last year. Every major project we master has vinyl cut for it. This panel will answer all your questions about mastering for vinyl, how it can be different from CD mastering and how to prep your masters. I will also present a historical over-view of disk cutting featuring photos and movies of my dual lathe mastering studio in the mid-80's.
event::tags  Studio, vinylmaster

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

What It Takes to Get and Promote Gigs
17 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  New, emerging, and established artists are having difficulty filling venues. Could it be that artists are not being booked in the right places? Could it be that ticket prices are too high even for smaller artists? Is it because nobody knows how to best promote the gigs? Or is it all of the above? This panel will focus on everything you wanted to know about getting a gig and how to promote it effectively and efficiently, and how new technologies can play a vital role in all this. Each panelist is an expert in their field and will talk about the traditional and nontraditional methods of booking and promoting gigs.
event::tags  Touring-Venues, getgigs

12:30 PM
to 7:30 PM

Pitchfork Presents #OFFLINE
391 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Stage 1

Class Actress 12:30 pm
Cloud Nothings 1:15 pm
Diamond Rings 2 pm
Baths 2:45 pm
Yuck 3:30 pm
Edwyn Collins 4:15 pm
Owen Pallet 5 pm
Toro Y Moi 6:15 pm

Stage 2
Memoryhouse 12:45 pm
Colin Steson 1:30 pm
Gold Panda 2:15 pm
The Soft Moon 3 pm
Dirty Beaches 3:45 pm
Sun Airway 4:30 pm
PS I Love You 5:15 pm
Cass McCombs 6 pm

12:30 PM
to 6:00 PM

SPIN Magazine Party
395 schedule::attendees
Location Stubb's events::invitation
NOTE  THIS EVENT IS BY INVITATION ONLY
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

TV on the Radio

The Kills

OMD

The Vaccines

OFF!

Smith Westerns

As well as up-and-comers:

MNDR

Young the Giant

Dom

Electric Child

28 Noth

In between all the bands, the event will feature DJ sets from:

Skrillex

Wolfgang Gartner

Designer Drugs

Anika

 

event::about 

To win passes to this invite only event follow @spinSXSW on Twitter and Spin on Facebook.

After being awarded album of the year twice by Spin Magazine, TV on the Radio will headline the annual SPIN@Stubb’s party during the SXSW festival. This will be the band’s first performance in support of their upcoming album, Nine Types of Light, which is set to be released April 12.

 

12:30 PM
to 7:00 PM

SXSWaterloo Friday
52 schedule::attendees
Location Waterloo Cycles
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Friday 18 March
12.30- Fever Fever
13.00- Natalie Prass
13.30- Sofa City Sweetheart
14.00- Normandie Wilson
14.30- Chapter 24
15.00- Las Robertas
15.45- Strega
16.30- mylittlepony
17.15-  Vicente Gayo
18.00 - Searching for Signal

12:45 PM
to 1:15 PM

Memoryhouse
73 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

1:00 PM
to 1:45 PM

Dolorean
121 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella Patio
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records.

1:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Other Music & Dig for Fire present the 2011 Lawn Party at SXSW
245 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info  Hill Stage: !!! (6pm), James Blake (5pm), Cults (4pm), Grass Widow (3pm), Lower Dens (2pm), Anna Calvi (1pm) Valley Stage: tUnE-yArDs (5:30pm), Sam Amidon (4:30pm), The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (3:30pm), John Vanderslice (2:30pm), Jamie Woon (1:30pm)

1:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Playing In Traffic Records Day Party
41 schedule::attendees
Location Whole Foods Market - Lamar
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Michelle Armstrong, Sahara Smith, SPEAK, Los Lonely Boys.

1:15 PM
to 1:45 PM

Cloud Nothings
173 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Between the Lines of Andrew Earles' Husker Du Biography
17 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Writer Andrew Earles will discuss several topics centered around his recently-published biography of Husker Du. Among these topics will be how the music press has focused on certain aspects of Husker Du’s legacy, thus overshadowing the many groundbreaking steps taken by the band during their active years as well as the massive impact the trio’s legacy has had on the past quarter-century of underground music. Also discussed will be the sensitivity that remains at the core of Husker Du and the state of flux currently held by the band’s back catalog, even to this day, and how this influenced Earles’ biographical endeavor. This being Earles’ first book, some matters related directly to that will be touched upon, namely the mistakes made and lessons learned during the writing process.
event::tags  huskerdubio

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

CLE 3: Publishing: Music's Last Money Train?
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  As mechanical royalties on hard goods disappear, songwriters must rely on new and renewed revenue sources such as synchs, production libraries, black box monies, rerecords, lyric deals, mobile apps, and various digital distributions. The deals and legal considerations governing these exploitations will be discussed by the panel.
event::tags  cle3

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Direction of the Touring Industry
19 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Discussions for artists, managers, agents and promoters on the dynamics that include the conglomeration of promoters, venues, record companies and ticketing organizations as well as discussion of the state of independent promoters along with 360 deals, new ticketing and music distribution sources.

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Marketing Your Music in an Overloaded World
36 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 10A
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  We're overloaded with new--and established--services that claim to help get the word out and sell music. With so many options available, how do you choose the best marketing tools for you and your music? You can't do it all. What's really the best use of your time and energy? This panel will describe how several different social networking/marketing/online services work and what each one is best for, as well as strategies for maximizing the use of the services. Panelists from MXP4 (interactive widget) Sound Cloud, TuneCore, Top Spin, Reverb Nation, Facebook, etc. will explain and advise on what exists now and what's coming in the future.
event::tags  Marketing, overloaded

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

What to Do When Your Artist is Addicted
10 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16A
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  This panel will discuss effective interventions and strategies when dealing with someone who is addicted.
event::tags  Management, addictedartist

2:00 PM
to 2:30 PM

Diamond Rings
81 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

2:00 PM
to 2:45 PM

Lower Dens
165 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Lawn Party @ SXSW, presented by Other Music & Dig for Fire

2:15 PM
to 2:45 PM

Toro y Moi
379 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Jr
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency is excited to announce our 6th annual Austin day party, a massive event happening on March 18 from noon to 6pm. Every year since 2006, we’ve taken over Emo’s and Emo’s Jr. on the Friday of SXSW, assembled an unrivaled array of amazing bands, and made it 100% free and open to everyone. Now, with help from our friends at Time Out, Groupon, and Ticketweb, we’re thrilled to be bringing another stellar lineup to both stages in the hallowed halls of Emo’s.

2:25 PM
to 3:00 PM

Surfer Blood
534 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina

2:40 PM
to 3:05 PM

The Death Set
47 schedule::attendees
Location Dirty Dog Bar
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Death Set

 

event::about 

 

 

 

2:45 PM
to 3:15 PM

Baths
180 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

3:00 PM
to 4:40 PM

Foo Fighters
99 schedule::attendees
Location Alamo Ritz 1

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Killer Mike
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Legendary Atlanta hip-hop artist Killer Mike will be stopping by the SX Bookstore to meet fans and sign autographs.

3:00 PM
to 3:30 PM

Twin Shadow
231 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency is excited to announce our 6th annual Austin day party, a massive event happening on March 18 from noon to 6pm. Every year since 2006, we’ve taken over Emo’s and Emo’s Jr. on the Friday of SXSW, assembled an unrivaled array of amazing bands, and made it 100% free and open to everyone. Now, with help from our friends at Time Out, Groupon, and Ticketweb, we’re thrilled to be bringing another stellar lineup to both stages in the hallowed halls of Emo’s.

3:15 PM
to 4:15 PM

Maritime
84 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Maritime





event::about 

March Into Softness 2011, The A.V. Club's free SXSW day party, slated for Friday, March 18 at the Mohawk.

Plentiful (and hopefully free) libations and other party favors will be on hand as well. March Into Softness 2011: It’s free, it’s fun, and, more than likely, it won’t involve anyone getting smashed in the face with a can of Pepsi Max.

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

CLE 4: Cross-Platform Licensing: The New Media Music Deals
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Entertainment commerce is more than ever about content licensing across multi-media platforms and products, including games, toys, and audio-visual applications. Various licenses will be explained and compared.
event::tags  Legal, cle4

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Digital Music Pricing Strategies: What Works?
20 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  When iTunes first launched, the pricing strategy mimicked the physical pricing strategy. Now that the digital market has matured a bit and there are multiple stores to create products for, there are many more options to consider when releasing music. Metric found success in their D2C store, deluxe digital packages are all over the iTunes Top Albums chart, The Raveonettes believe in the multi-EP model between albums and the addition of tracks for $1.29 seems to have stalled the growth of digital track sales. There is plenty of data available to demonstrate what works and what doesn’t, so we’ll discuss the successes we’ve experienced and how we've refined the strategies that were not entirely successful.

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Get Band Business Done Smart
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  A fast moving debate style panel about the best way to go about band business. Traditional and guerilla methodologies will be presented. Come away with great strategies.
event::tags  Legal, bandbusiness

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Visas are Vital!
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  With many tours canceled/postponed in 2010 due to immigration issues, we need to address what's going wrong and why. Immigration issues must be dealt with early in tour planning, but only by examining what the issues are and how they have changed, can the savvy manager, booking agent, promoter, record company or independent artist avoid the pitfalls. The combination of technological advances and prevention of terrorism initiatives make this area of touring more complex than ever. This panel will illuminate the situation for those who have had problems, and to those considering embarking on international touring, by examining time scales, costs and potential problems, along with the long term implications of incorrect advice.
event::tags  Touring-Venues, visas

3:50 PM
to 4:50 PM

J Mascis
194 schedule::attendees
Location Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center
eventtype  Music
Artists  J Mascis
event::about  J Mascis is probably best known as the frontman of the highly influential indie rock trio Dinosaur Jr. With acclaimed LPs like 1987's You're Living All Over Me and 1988's Bug, the group emerged among the most highly regarded in alternative rock history, with Mascis' brilliant volume infused guitar heroics becoming a primary influence on the burgeoning 'grunge' movement - Mascis was also credited by many for single-handedly bringing back the guitar solo to underground and indie rock. By reintroducing volume and attack in his songs Mascis shed the strict limitations of early 1980's hardcore and practically reinvented punk rock in the process. Mascis' body of work continues to inspire a generation of guitar players and songwriters today. In 1991, Dinosaur Jr. disbanded and Mascis released More Light, his first recording under the moniker J Mascis + The Fog. With its revolving line-up of stellar musicians J Mascis + The Fog continues to churn out new material and tour frequently. Members and collaborators of the Fog have included Mike Watt (Minutemen / fIREHOSE), Ron Asheton (the Stooges), Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Kevin Shields (My Bloody Valentine) Dave Schools (Stockholm Syndrome / Widespread Panic) and Kyle Spence (Harvey Milk). Aside from his work with The Fog, Mascis finds himself behind the drums in the band Witch, and most recently playing guitar with garage rockers Sweet Apple. He is also known to perform solo acoustic proving that there are truly no limitations to his abilities. Fans of Mascis' huge guitar wails will not be disappointed by his intimate acoustic performances as he always brings in plenty of pedals to pepper these performances with the sonically enhanced solos he's best known for. In addition to his own work Mascis has been heavily involved behind the scenes appearing on, producing, and mixing records for a string of highly regarded acts like: fIREHOSE, Tad, Buffalo Tom, Beachwood Sparks, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, The Breeders and many others. J Mascis has also composed music for film and has occasionally appeared in films such as Alison Anders acclaimed Gas, Food and Lodging. When the original line up of Mascis, Lou Barlow on bass and drummer Murph re-formed in 2005 for select live dates it was apparent that the years apart had not eroded any of their vitality. Restoring the sound established by the opening hat-trick gambit of Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me, and Bug, 2007's Beyond continued the band's march into rock greatness by making old ears smile and new ears bleed afresh. In 2009 the band released Farm, Dinosaur Jr.'s first double LP and their fifth full length record by the original line-up, an album propelled by the unique energy of one of America's greatest living rock bands hitting their stride.
event::tags  All Ages

4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM

Eisley
118 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Eisley


event::about 

BUZZNET All-Ages Event

4:05 PM
to 5:00 PM

Menomena
297 schedule::attendees
Location Flamingo Cantina

4:15 PM
to 4:20 PM

4:15 PM
to 4:17 PM

4:15 PM
to 4:45 PM

The Naked and Famous
165 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Jr
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency is excited to announce our 6th annual Austin day party, a massive event happening on March 18 from noon to 6pm. Every year since 2006, we’ve taken over Emo’s and Emo’s Jr. on the Friday of SXSW, assembled an unrivaled array of amazing bands, and made it 100% free and open to everyone. Now, with help from our friends at Time Out, Groupon, and Ticketweb, we’re thrilled to be bringing another stellar lineup to both stages in the hallowed halls of Emo’s.

4:40 PM
to 5:10 PM

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
144 schedule::attendees
Location Home Slice Pizza
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin

event::about 

Home Slice Pizza is stoked to announce Music by the Slice 2011.  This free day party (no rsvp, no badge required) runs March 17-19, from 1 PM to 7 PM daily. This year, for the first time, we are donating all of the profits from bar sales to charity!!!

Our charity for 2011 are the excellent folks over at Urban Roots – a sustainable farming program for young Austinites. Here is a little bit about them:

Now in our fourth year, Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increases the access of healthy food in Austin. By growing sustainably farmed vegetables, young people work together to serve the community, cultivate farming and business skills, learn the value of meaningful work, and discover how to eat and cook in healthy ways.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Branded: Label Identity and the Music Marketplace
18 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  This panel will explore the importance of brand recognition, identity, and loyalty in the current music marketplace. Bringing together representatives from some of the most identifiable and important record labels of the last 50 years, we will discuss how catalog management, A&R strategy, merchandising, and brand marketing can position a label for success in the ever-changing music marketplace. We’ll also at how the reemergence of vinyl has created opportunities for brand-based label exposure and how 'passive' marketing or artist endorsement (such as the Bloodshot Records sticker on Ryan Adams’ guitar) impacts a label’s position. In all, the panel will be a far-reaching, well-rounded discussion of how and why the public image of a record label matters in the current climate.
event::tags  Marketing, branded

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Concert-Going 2.0 – Engaging in Live Streaming
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  This presentation will focus on streaming music for the masses - from big name acts like Miley Cyrus to emerging artist like Never Shout Never, MTV utilizes all of its creative tools, partnerships and music knowledge to provide accessible, awesome music to its hyper-connected fans, live and streamed as they demand. This presentation will showcase creative ways MTV makes concerts more engaging online – from shooting video from the audience perspective - to social viewing tools like the Gigya Widget that create an engaging community concert-viewing experience, and a partnership with Webster Hall that gives emerging artists a platform to reach crowds across the America with live streaming video on MTV.com. This session will offer best practices and tips on tools and techniques to engage fans via concert going 2.0.
event::tags  Media, livestreaming

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Preserving Your Legacy
3 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Today's new release is tomorrow's re-issue. What are you doing as an artist to make certain your life's work remains aurally intact and copyright clean. Learn what to keep and how to keep it so that your music will both stand the test of time and remain a growing asset.
event::tags  Marketing, legacy

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Baths
199 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Baths




event::about 

March Into Softness 2011, The A.V. Club's free SXSW day party, slated for Friday, March 18 at the Mohawk.

Plentiful (and hopefully free) libations and other party favors will be on hand as well. March Into Softness 2011: It’s free, it’s fun, and, more than likely, it won’t involve anyone getting smashed in the face with a can of Pepsi Max.

5:00 PM
to 5:30 PM

Friendly Fires
201 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency is excited to announce our 6th annual Austin day party, a massive event happening on March 18 from noon to 6pm. Every year since 2006, we’ve taken over Emo’s and Emo’s Jr. on the Friday of SXSW, assembled an unrivaled array of amazing bands, and made it 100% free and open to everyone. Now, with help from our friends at Time Out, Groupon, and Ticketweb, we’re thrilled to be bringing another stellar lineup to both stages in the hallowed halls of Emo’s.

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

J Mascis
169 schedule::attendees
Location Swan Dive
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records.

5:00 PM
to 5:45 PM

James Blake
320 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Lawn Party @ SXSW, presented by Other Music & Dig for Fire

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Surfer Blood
346 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Filter Magazine's Culture Collide

5:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

The Dodos
258 schedule::attendees
Location Barbarella
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Co-presented by KF Records (Knitting Factory) and Partisan Records.

5:15 PM
to 5:45 PM

BRAIDS
170 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Jr
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

The Windish Agency is excited to announce our 6th annual Austin day party, a massive event happening on March 18 from noon to 6pm. Every year since 2006, we’ve taken over Emo’s and Emo’s Jr. on the Friday of SXSW, assembled an unrivaled array of amazing bands, and made it 100% free and open to everyone. Now, with help from our friends at Time Out, Groupon, and Ticketweb, we’re thrilled to be bringing another stellar lineup to both stages in the hallowed halls of Emo’s.

5:15 PM
to 6:15 PM

Low
214 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Low


event::about 

March Into Softness 2011, The A.V. Club's free SXSW day party, slated for Friday, March 18 at the Mohawk.

Plentiful (and hopefully free) libations and other party favors will be on hand as well. March Into Softness 2011: It’s free, it’s fun, and, more than likely, it won’t involve anyone getting smashed in the face with a can of Pepsi Max.

6:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

!!! (chk chk chk)
353 schedule::attendees
Location French Legation Museum
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Lawn Party @ SXSW, presented by Other Music & Dig for Fire

6:15 PM
to 7:00 PM

Toro y Moi
337 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

#Offline will take at the East Side Drive-In, located at 1001 E. 6th St., on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, from noon to 7:00 p.m. Special thanks to Puma, Musicians Institute, Brooklyn Brewery, and Vitamin Water.

7:00 PM
to 8:00 PM

Speak
18 schedule::attendees
Location Guero's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Speak

 

event::about 

RSVP: http://www.1percent.com/sxsw

Frenchie Smith Records + 1 Percent Showcase - Fri 3/18/11

NOON-10P

@ Guero's Taco Bar 1412 S Congress

Presented By The Loyalty Firm, World's End Licensing, The Boxing Lesson

7:30 PM
to 8:30 PM

Nick Catchdubs
27 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
Artists  Nick Catchdubs
event::tags  21+

7:30 PM
to 8:30 PM

Times New Viking
150 schedule::attendees
Location The Parish
eventtype  Music
event::about  The title in 2008 was Rip It Off. It wasn’t prophetic – quite the opposite – it was a slogan, an instruction as simple as play, record, fuck, and do drugs. If you’ve been in a band since then (or, correctly, since Dig Yourself appeared in 2005) and this isn’t how things go, you’re kidding yourself. Back then, were you an inhabitant of any frustrated scene like Columbus, Ohio, USA, re-happenings were circumstance, lo-fi was necessity, and in this gnarly landscape you had to do it yourself. Actually you still do, always have. That’s if you want to make a lasting impression. There’s middle class poverty out there now, prolonged adolescence in half-way homes. Punk is about a lot of things, but these days kids without internet are punk. Times New Viking have always embraced this code. By avoiding the pratfalls of trends and the impersonality of technology, instead handcrafting their wares, ink stains on their fingertips, they’ve managed to hang on in a fickle reality. Though forever tethered to the ‘90s renaissance of bands like Pavement and Guided By Voices (two bands with which Times New Viking have shared extensive tours with in 2010), there’s has never been a slacker indifference or aloof whimsy – it’s a sharp, determined, grind. Always an exercise in “romantic nihilism,” the three of them, Jared, Beth, and Adam, busy bees out making art, love, friends and enemies. 'Dancer Equired' is a return to the hive, even if the record’s creation was out of their usual boundaries. It should be known that for the first time the trio escaped to a studio. Between Columbus Discount Recordings and the famed Mus-i-col (closest thing to Muscle Shoals we got) during the Summer of Violence. With the help of Adam Smith and Dustin White, Times New Viking produced and recorded and album that sounds like a mellow night out. Though it abandons the pissy histrionics of the past, it remains loud and brash, with mammoth guitars still piled on, only magnifying the bright beautiful traits of the band has nurtured since the beginning. Now they say “It’s a Culture,” and as the nuanced melodies of 'Dancer Equired' appear directly on the surface (as opposed to, say, buried underneath) you begin to believe it. It would be easy to describe the album as a new chapter, but in knowing the forward-thinking, never-settled energies of Times New Viking, this is an entirely new book. Rip it up and start again. There’s a new wave in the driving anthem “Fuck Her Tears,” a new bohemian in “California Roll,” new slogans at every turn. Whether it is to “Try Harder,” a see-saw stomp directed towards the band and their audience, or “Don’t Go to Liverpool,” a song that questions the trash fantastic life on the fringe, the action is usually “go,” the refrain being as important and foreboding as it is fleeting and ephemeral. The most telling evolution for Times New Viking comes in the sway or the grown-up measures the band focuses upon with detailed precision in songs like “Want to Exist,” and especially Dancer Equired’s first single “No Room To Live.” In the latter, that impenetrable shell that may have kept average listeners at bay is finally shattered, the fuzz and hiss sits on a bench arms crossed, the elegiac hum of two voices sticks around longer than usual, inviting you inside this time around. No longer the end of all things – here’s to the sweet side. Wumme Wenders Columbus, Ohio November 24th, 2010
event::tags  21+

7:45 PM
to 8:45 PM

Kastle
8 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  Kastle
event::about  The popularity of bass-heavy dance music is spreading like wildfire across the world, with many producers crafting their own styles of dubstep, grime and garage. In the humble city of Pittsburgh, PA DJ/producer Kastle has cultivated his own style of bass-heavy beats with a soulful twist reminiscent of classic Chicago house. After teaching himself guitar and piano around the age of 12, Barrett Richards pooled his efforts towards electronic instrumentation about two years later. He began taking production as seriously as he did DJing during that time, and involved himself deep into the Northeast rave scene. It was no surprise that in time, though, personal growth and 14 years of production experience paired with a degree in audio engineering would breed a new sound. Kastle came to life at a pivotal moment after a big move from Boston back to his hometown of Pittsburgh in March 2009. After nearly a year of conceptualizing, he knew he was working on something special. The name itself implies a fortress, a personal space that is used to cultivate a long-time love of hip-hop and R&B, old garage and 2-step and fuse it with the magnetizing effect that dubstep, garage and bass-heavy music has had on Barrett and, really, the various communities of underground electronic music. Readjusting to Steel City - a concentrated environment of blue collars and strong values - he wasted zero effort to get the project off the ground. The studio and touring dichotomy of an artist's life is a perfect yin & yang for Kastle in both his production and outlook. His professional experience as an engineer puts forth clean, crisp production, but his love for the party provides a playful bass that eats a room. Altogether, the wide varieties of vocals - both originals and sampled - are a key element to Kastle's sound. "I grew up on hip hop and R&B, and sampling is considered an art form," he says. "It's becoming more and more fun to dig through old records and find obscure samples." He cites another unexpected influence -legendary French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard, who had once said that "it's not where you take things from, it's where you take them to." Straight out of the gates Kastle has garnished strong media attention from the likes of XLR8R, URB and Fact Magazine along with plays on BBC Radio 1.His fresh and unique production work has also seen him working with big labels such as Ministry of Sound and Scion A/V and he has lent his production chops to rework artists such as Example, Blu Mar Ten and The Glitch Mob. With so much accomplished in such a short time, it is clear that not even the sky is the limit for the future of Kastle.
event::tags  All Ages

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Classixx (Between Sets)
33 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

DJ Eleven (also between sets)
16 schedule::attendees
Location Nuvola
eventtype  Music
event::about  Originally hailing from Oakland, CA, DJ Eleven is one of the founders of infamous Brooklyn-based DJ crew The Rub, which was named the “Best DJ Collective in New York” by Spin Magazine. Since debuting in 2002, The Rub has been dubbed NYC’s “Best Party” by New York Magazine, The Village Voice and New York Press. Along with The Rub, Eleven was nominated as America’s Best DJ by DJ Times’ in 2010. In addition to traveling the world playing gigs in clubs from Moscow to Buenos Aires, Eleven has toured extensively with artists like Pharoahe Monch and Goapele. Within the United States, Eleven has served as the official tour DJ for rapper Too $hort, Scion Metro Live, and the Nike Battleground Tour. He also regularly DJs private parties, with a long list of high profile clients like Scarlett Johansen, Playboy, Scion, and GQ. In 2009, Eleven launched 11 Inch Records, a record label dedicated to releasing great hip hop & dance music. Releases have been featured on projects by DJs as diverse as MJ Cole & Mick Boogie, as well as receiving “new & noteworthy” attention from online retailers iTunes & Turntable Lab. Over the course of his almost 20 year career, Eleven has spun alongside Mark Ronson, The Chemical Brothers, ?uestlove, and DJ Premier, to name just a few. With countless mixtapes to his credit, Eleven’s expert mixes have been praised in publications from The New York Times and The Fader to The SF Weekly and The Boston Phoenix. An extensive list of DJ Eleven’s press clips, mixes, upcoming events, and discography can be found at www.djeleven.com.
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Empress Hotel
24 schedule::attendees
Location Mi Casa Cantina
eventtype  Music
Artists  Empress Hotel
event::about  Empress Hotel at it's core is an assembly of musicians from both New Orleans and afar. Spearheading this New Orleans pop ensemble are brothers Ryan and Eric Rogers on guitar and drums, backed by Patrick Hodgkins from Portland, Maine on bass, Leo DeJesus on keys and percussion and fronted by the lovely Julie Williams on keys and the ever so amorous Micah McKee on lead vocals and guitar. The music is inspired by 70s one hit wonders such as Ace and The Dwight Twilley Band and drawing influence from legends like Prince, Sparks, and Roxy Music. Empress Hotel brings a personal, human story to their interpretation of pop songs. It's implemented through stream of consciousness lyrics, dynamic vocal melodies and rhythmic harmonies from individuals who love the glory days and still go see new bands play live more than most. They lust for a music that is inclusive, crowd pleasing and honest. Empress Hotel asks for you to sing along, and dance within it. It wants your company.
event::tags  18+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Lower Dens
163 schedule::attendees
Location Klub Krucial
eventtype  Music
Artists  Lower Dens
event::about  Swarming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter's voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core components of Baltimore's Lower Dens. Hunter, sometimes known for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, is now writing and playing with a group that might get filed as new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With due deference to her solo work, we're very glad. The swarming wave-throb, coupled with Hunter's lyrics and redolent, charred voice, wrecks. The band released their debut record, Twin-Hand Movement, in July of 2010, and its eleven perfect songs long. From opener "Blue & Silver" (anxiety mounts at a quick clip until the final climactic release) to "Plastic & Powder" (a churning, narcotic slow-burner) to "Hospice Gates" (penultimate album cut, proud weirdo anthem, possible creative zenith), not one is a space-taker. They're rife with the survivalist paranoia you'd expect from residents of a post-urban port hole (and this particular songwriter), crafted methodically and beautifully, and carry you enthusiastically out into the rolling breaks of industrial filth-water. "I Get Nervous", the lead single from THM, starts in a kind of nebulous weird place. Its a good half-minute of straight, building disorientation before the the guitars swell in and make room for the kind of solid drum beat you might never need to stop listening to: steady hi-hat, the snare and kick patiently ticktocking. Guitars wash over everything, and the overdriven bass keeps time with the cymbal. A strummed guitar now announces each measure, and by the time Jana Hunter's voice finally drops like soft water out of the sky, you're floating on it. "In the same rich path, you and I align," goes one of the lines. It could as well be about this song. It's three and a half minutes never feel like enough. The second side, "Johnssong", seems to follows a simple, if tense, narrative down a doo-wop road, until the bottom drops and it suddenly veers into a somehow perfectly suited, looping guitar squall that escalates in thick shrieking layers before it finally crests, parting, making clear that sun-filled, awkward alley once again. Lower Dens formed in 2009, when Hunter set about finding a full-time band. They spent the rest of the year sweating in attics and basements, and only stepped out of the shadows to do a quick tour and record. Twin-Hand Movement was recorded by Chris Freeland (ex-Oxes drummer; proprietor of Beat Babies, Baltimore), mixed by Chris Coady (at his DNA, NYC), and mastered by Sarah Register (of the Lodge, NYC and the band Talk Normal.)
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

The Boxing Lesson
18 schedule::attendees
Location Guero's
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Boxing Lesson

 

event::about 

RSVP: http://www.1percent.com/sxsw

Frenchie Smith Records + 1 Percent Showcase - Fri 3/18/11

NOON-10P

@ Guero's Taco Bar 1412 S Congress

Presented By The Loyalty Firm, World's End Licensing, The Boxing Lesson

8:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Audible Treats x PrefixMag.com SXSW Showcase
54 schedule::attendees
Location Nuvola
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

8:00 - 8:30    DJ Eleven (also playing between sets)
8:30 - 9:00    Headless Horseman
9:10 - 9:40    DaVinci
9:50 - 10:20    Roach Gigz
10:30 - 11:10    Poirier
11:20 - 11:55    Moe Green
12:05 - 12:50    Acrylics
1:00 - 2:00    J*DaVeY

event::about 

The Audible Treats x PrefixMag.com showcase will take place on Friday, March 18th, at Nuvola and will feature a mixture of the some of the best electronic and hip-hop acts with J*Davey, Acrylics, Moe Green, Poirier, Roach Gigz, DaVinci, and Headless Horseman with DJ Eleven serving as the official DJ for the night.

8:15 PM
to 9:15 PM

Maritime
51 schedule::attendees
Location Mellow Johnny's
eventtype  Music
Artists  Maritime
event::tags  21+

8:45 PM
to 9:45 PM

Nickodemus
16 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Nickodemus
event::about  Nickodemus' sound is like a traveling circus that gets everyone's hips & feet moving! It will stop off in the Middle East & Africa, over to Brazil, Colombia & the Caribbean, up to New Orleans & landing in his hometown, Brooklyn NYC! Nickodemus been touring as a DJ & collaborating with musicians all over the World since 1996. He has two albums & remix albums called "Engangered Species" and "Sun People" as well as seven Turntables on the Hudson compilations to date. His songs can also be found on 100's of compilations as well as several movies & TV shows including: Battle in Seattle, Sex in the City, Dancing With the Stars, True Blood & commercials such as iTUNES, Revlon, Heineken & Michelobe. In his remix machine, Nickodemus has done mixes for a wide range of artists including: Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Bebel Gilberto, Sultan Khan, Omar Farul Tekbilek, The Balkan Beat Box, Mr Scruff, Thievery Corporation, Astor Piazzolla, The Pimps of Joytime & many more. His latest project on self-owned WONDERWHEEL Recordings, comes after a successful launch of Next Aid in South Africa during the World Cup. It includes recordings & mixes of songs from children in the The Earthchild Project in Capetown. When he's not out on tour, in the studio or eating pizza, he saves 1st Fridays @ Cielo in NYC & special outdoor events for his eclectic & energetic event called Turntables on the Hudson! For more info on Nickodemus & Turntables on the Hudson, please go to www.nickodemus.com / www.wonderwheelrecordings.com / www.turntablesonthehudson.com
event::tags  21+

8:45 PM
to 9:45 PM

Telephoned
18 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
Artists  Telephoned
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Dolorean
133 schedule::attendees
Location Rusty Spurs
eventtype  Music
Artists  Dolorean
event::about  For nearly a decade Al James' Dolorean has been writing and recording music in Portland, Oregon. In support of their three albums, (Not Exotic, Violence In The Snowy Fields, You Can't Win) Dolorean has toured throughout Europe, Scandinavia, The United Kingdom and The United States. Laboring in the studio, they've crafted beautiful, thought-provoking pop music that has amassed praise by album collectors, music critics, housewives, bloggers, filmmakers, writers and musicians around the globe. When their debut Not Exotic was released in November of 2003 The New York Times ran a review of the album on the front page of the Sunday Arts section. 'The songs gesture at folk and country, but they do it quietly and slowly, as if hesitant to disturb Mr. James's delicate parables. And yet, despite the stillness, this is a wild, passionate album.' National and international press agreed with the Times' first impression of Dolorean. In fact, critics celebrated all three albums for their subtlety, musicianship and lyrical sophistication. James' peers took notice too. Songwriters like Damien Jurado, Eric Bachmann, Richard Buckner and Willy Vlautin took the band on the road throughout the US and Europe. Packaged with a haunting album cover shot by filmmaker Gus Van Sant, 2007's underdog You Can't Win touched a nerve with many listeners. It's James' trudging tome on loss and resolve superbly supported by keyboard player Jay Clarke, drummer Ben Nugent, and bassist James Adair. This was their third, best, and last album for a mid-sized record label that seemed a mismatch from the start. Strangely enough, it wasn't a music writer that synthesized Dolorean's sound and what continues to makes their music so compelling. It was bass player James Adair's loner father-in-law from Big Sur, California who, in an email to the band, expressed concern about the direction that they were headed after the release of You Can't Win. At the end of his message, however, he made his point, 'The heart and soul of Dolorean is the chord changes from tension to resolution; from dark to light; and the singer's voice and lyrics create a mood of acceptance without despair or should I say disappointment without resignation.' In the Winter of 2011 Partisan Records, from Brooklyn, New York, will release The Unfazed, Dolorean's next album. Fargo Records in Paris will put out the album in Europe. Like their three previous albums, Dolorean worked closely with an artist to collaborate on another one-of-a-kind album cover. For the latest, Magnum photographer Alec Soth (Sleeping by the Mississippi) contributes three unpublished photos from his personal collection. As its title The Unfazed suggests, Al James and his band-mates continue down the path of greatest resistance. Unfazed and unwavering, Dolorean digs their heels even deeper into the same fertile soils that informs their previous discography-namely, undeniably authentic songs arranged, played, and recorded by this incredible team of musicians.

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Millionyoung
59 schedule::attendees
Location Malverde
eventtype  Music
Artists  Millionyoung
event::about  It was a whirlwind 2010 for the 22-year old MillionYoung, who is known in his everyday life as Mike Diaz. After self-releasing the "Sunndreamm" e.p. for free at the end of 2009, Diaz released the"Be So True" e.p. to much critical acclaim, including an iTunes Digital Download and a 7.6 from Pitchfork. Throughout 2010, MillionYoung toured the Midwest and East Coast multiple times, including several shows during SXSW and CMJ, with Brooklyln Vegan covering his sets in NYC. MillionYoung finally hit the West Coast in December, recording sessions for KEXP, Daytrotter and Yours Truly along the way. Having spent the year developing his live show, MillionYoung now plays with a dynamic full set-up, including a bassist, drummer, and Diaz himself on keys and guitar. At the end of 2010, The Guardian UK named MillionYoung one of their best "New Bands of 2010." Now MillionYoung is ready to take on 2011 by releasing their first full-length through Old Flame/Rix Records on February 15. The Line of Best Fit wrote a great review of the album, saying "Replicants explores further and asks more questions of itself than most albums. It finds itself in dark alleys, smoke-filled dancefloors or on sun-drenched beaches. From start to finish the album progresses at a tremendous rate, assimilating styles and sounds, moving through the knee-high water created by its own wash at speed." Broward Palm Beach New Times wrote an in-depth review and interview with MillionYoung, praising, "Replicants definitely comes across as a more mature artistic statement, but it's never stodgy, retaining the loose, breezy feel of Diaz's early works. The difference lies mostly in the execution, perhaps a product of the band's growing confidence as a live entity. But Replicants also reveals a broader musical vision, with Millionyoung no longer relying exclusively on retrofitted synth sounds but also incorporating touches of classic rock, dub, and Motown into the mix." Replicants is an album of the truest form, progressing from gentle electronic jams at the beginning to full-on pop songs in the middle to a fantastic dance pop explosion near the end. It's an electronic pop record, with influences ranging from Prince and Michael Jackson to Aphex Twin and Spritualized. Replicants is a conglomeration of styles and sounds blending into one build-up of a great album. MillionYoung will be on tour for most of 2011, starting off in February by touring with The Concretes and Class Actress, hitting SXSW, and then touring Europe in the summer months. MillionYoung praise: “…It’s exactly what chillwave produced a stone's throw from South Beach ought to sound like-- a reminder that while most of these artists can only dream of an endless summer…” -Pitchfork "A recent favorite." -Fader "Forget Vitamin D pills, Mike Diaz (a.k.a. MillionYoung) may cure the winter blues once and for all." - KEXP Song of the Day "MillionYoung 's hypnagogic, late night, loping pop loops bloom in the shadows of delirious dream territories; Mike Diaz's aching, arching, always overhead vocals floating lonely above an effervescent, imagined coastal paradise of found tribal drum snippets, syrupy synth rushing and brilliantly colourful, drawn-out circular guitars that just absolutely refuse to fade or break, shading braincells in never-lived nostalgia; making stomachs shift with strange sickness in a beautiful, unshakeable way."– Transparent Blog "Replicants grows stronger as it progresses, transitioning from pop/techno fusion with an '80s dependence to a calmer, more subdued recording that remains experimentally enlightening." -Prefix “…[MillionYoung’s] tunes are a delicate blend of beach sunset and Miami night club, much more kinectic than his mellow fellow chillwavesters.” -KEXP.org
event::tags  21+

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Skrillex
120 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  Skrillex
event::about  'I've been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were 'Fat of Land' by the Prodigy and 'Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin,' raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. 'Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I've been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.' SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. 'Genre has never been important to me,' he insists. 'I've never thought about music that way.' Describing his current sound as 'a mix of dubstep, electro and glitch all thrown together,' new SKRILLEX release 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' reflects all of the above and beyond. The uplifting post-trance synth melodies of 'ALL I ASK OF YOU' (featuring the soaring vocals of Penny) stands in stark contrast to the face-melting electro bass blasts of the massive electro-dubstep hybrid 'ROCK N' ROLL (WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOUNTAIN).' 'I've listened to so much music for so long, it's more about instinct than influence,' Moore explains about his sonic inspirations. 'Coming up, I was into a lot of artists on the Warp record label like Autechre, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin, so SKRILLEX tracks are inclined to have more changes than most dance tracks normally have. I can draw influences from almost anything. I just like to mess around and create cool new sounds and noises. I just go where the music takes me.' After just one hugely successful independent release, 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' is the first SKRILLEX release on Big Beat Records, in conjunction with fellow electronic revolutionary Deadmau5's freshly minted Mau5trap record label. 'For years, the artists needed the record labels. I don't feel that way at all,' Moore stresses. 'SKRILLEX has been 100% independent until now. I think it's so important to be self-sufficient as artist. Working with Atlantic / Big Beat, and cooperating with Mau5trap, allows us all to work as a team and expand on what's already been built.' Following its release on Beatport, the 9-song EP dominated the charts on the site, with the title track claiming the site's #1 slot (the first time a dubstep track has ever done so), 8 songs breaking into the top 10, and multiple tracks claiming the #1 slots on several of the site's subgenre charts, including Dubstep, Electro House, Progressive House. Aside from the immediate success of 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES,' SKRILLEX has also made a name for himself as a highly sought-after remixer. He's already produced officially commissioned remixes for such A-list artists as the Black Eyed Peas ('Rock That Body'), Lady Gaga ('Bad Romance' and 'Alejandro'), and La Roux ('In For The Kill'). SKRILLEX stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole. 'For me, it's important to believe in and love the music you're making. I gave away my first EP on my manager's website, just so people could hear the music,' he enthuses. 'It was downloaded by the thousands in just a couple of months, and it hasn't let up since. That's all the inspiration I need to keep making music. 'SKRILLEX can be anything I want it to be,' he continues hopefully. 'There are so many different avenues for music now. Video games, movie scores - the possibilities are endless, and I'm excited to be a part of it.' November 2010
event::tags  All Ages

9:15 PM
to 10:15 PM

Egyptrixx
48 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Music
Artists  Egyptrixx
event::about  With the tons of hyped up dance music that comes out these days, it's pretty hard to stand apart from the herd; not the case with Toronto's Egyptrixx. In just over one year, his distinct sonic aesthetic has become an acclaimed presence in underground music, garnering praise from heavyweight DJ's, including Sinden, Mary Ann Hobbs and Drop the Lime, and influential publications such as Fader, Xlr8r and The Wire magazine. All of his recent records have also seen regular radio play on BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM among others. His unique and energetic live sets are in-demand, with headlining gigs banked all over Europe and North America and a busy touring schedule in upcoming months. He makes celestial club music; jeep music for a Saturn desert. There is an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension that all of Egyptrixx' tracks share - a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial. His releases continue to challenge the status quo and impress with a unique style informed by elements of techno, house, dubstep and pop music. With critically acclaimed releases already out on Night Slugs and Ramp Recordings, and his forthcoming debut LP slated for an early 2011 release, the future looks bright for Egyptrixx.
event::tags  21+

9:45 PM
to 10:15 PM

Starfucker
145 schedule::attendees
Location House Of Commons
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Outdoor Stage.

Part of garage_psych_dance: unofficial sxsw 2011 house party

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

The Dodos
278 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Dodos
event::about  The Dodos No Color (Frenchkiss) The drums hit you in the chest first, spraying your speakers like swift gunshots. But then Meric Long's finger-picked chords kick in, cascading across Logan Kroeber's brass knuckle beats like only the best Dodos songs can. This forward motion feeling has driven the duo since 2005, but several key changes lift their fourth LP (No Color) to another level. For one thing, the band reunited with Portland producer John Askew, the man behind the boards of the Dodos' first two full-lengths, Beware of the Maniacs and Visiter. Having an old friend around was like adding an honorary third member; a voice of reason who can isn't afraid of vetoing ill-fated ideas. Ideas like glossy layers of vibraphone that lost their luster halfway through. The main focus of No Color was to bottle the frenzied folk approach that's been there since the beginning. And it works damn well, from the dagger-drawing dynamics and brain-burrowing choruses of 'Black Night' to the hairpin turns and splashy percussion of 'Good.' And then there are the songs that'll make you want to dub old episodes of 120 Minutes, including the instrumental break of 'Don't Stop' and the sneak attack solo that weaves its way around the steely rhythms of 'Don't Try and Hide It.' 'I have a love for '90s riffs that I haven't gotten to showcase in this band,' says Long. 'The most fun I had with this record was when I got to strap on the electric guitar and come up with Billy Corgan riffs while the tape was rolling.' It's as if Long's finally got to live the flannel-era fantasies that started when he was a teenager, tearing guitar tabs out of magazines at a local pharmacy. The catch? There's less room for error than there's ever been. 'We're more naked this way,' explains Long. 'You can hide a lot of your mistakes on an acoustic, but with an electric, every single note is much louder and more piercing. So I have to be way more on top of my playing now.' And so do we.
event::tags  21+

10:15 PM
to 11:15 PM

Toro y Moi
367 schedule::attendees
Location Klub Krucial
eventtype  Music
Artists  Toro Y Moi
event::about  Toro Y Moi is 23 year old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident Chaz Bundick. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at The University of South Carolina, Chaz decided to push his music further now that he has more time on his hands. His mom came from the Phillipines to the United States, where she met her future husband (who's African American) in college. They lived in New York City taking in all the wonderful cultural influences the city's rising underground scene had to offer at the time (late 70s/early 80s). Deciding to slow down and be closer to family, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina where they had their first child... Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly changing and evolving. Heavily influenced by his parent's vinyl and tape collection, he also possesses great admiration for contemporary influences like Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Like most prepubescent teens, he had his punk band and once that died out, the "side project" soon became the main focus. Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project but quickly grew into the live performance realm. The songs are born from a plethora of different genres, from freak-folk to R&B to French House. Before any full length album has been released, Toro Y Moi has already received praise from music websites like Pitchfork and Gorilla Vs. Bear as well as print features in the NME and Dazed and Confused.
event::tags  21+

10:30 PM
to 11:30 PM

Poirier
21 schedule::attendees
Location Nuvola
eventtype  Music
Artists  Poirier
event::about  Poirier is a DJ/producer from Montreal who is signed to Ninja Tune. Though he has worked in many different genres of electronic music, he is known for his eclectic taste in music and appreciation of tropical bass sounds focusing, especially now, a lot on caribbean music (soca, dancehall). He perform as a DJ and most of times with an emcee (Boogat and/or Face-T). Also, he likes air horns.
event::tags  21+

10:40 PM
to 11:40 PM

The Cool Kids
251 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Cool Kids
event::tags  All Ages

10:45 PM
to 11:45 PM

Collie Buddz
31 schedule::attendees
Location Venue 222
eventtype  Music
Artists  Collie Buddz
event::about  Collie Buddz, from the isle of Bermuda, has done something not impossible but something once seemingly very implausible. He’s become the most buzz-worthy current Reggae artist over the past few years. In the summer, 2007, Collie Buddz’ Columbia Records self-titled debut album stormed the charts entering the Billboard Reggae Chart at first position. The Reggae singjay became an international star when this album then went on to debut across the world at the top of every chart from Japan to Germany. With much of the production coming from Collie himself, he delivered a solid debut with contributions from Supa Dups, Shea Taylor, Bang Out, Screwface, Bobby Konders and Crown N Kah-So-Real to name just a few. Released just a day before US Independence Day, Collie’s debut album could be heard blasting out of car windows from Brooklyn to Kingston all summer long. Critically speaking, Collie’s debut was a monster. Speaking of his first single, an undeniable summer anthem titled, “Come Around,” Source Magazine proclaimed, “This 24 year old shotta has got an anthem spreading across the seas.” “The song is a monster,” claimed Miami New Times. And, Hip Hop Weekly said, “Collie Buddz is one of the most firmly grounded voices you may ever encounter.” The industry excitement about this new voice in music manifested in many ways namely by inspiring Collie’s musical peers to either create their own remixes of “Come Around,” or join Collie on the official remix of the single. Everyone from Busta Rhymes, Cypress Hill and Paul Wall to G-Unit and Shaggy contributed to the anthem. Incorporating influences from Hip-Hop to Soca, Collie’s music nevertheless has a rock-solid foundation in Reggae - and its power to connect ghetto reality with the highest heights of human aspiration - that is a rarity even in Jamaica. But, to say he’s connected to the Caribbean community would be an understatement. Collie Buddz, born Colin Harper, has become the Caribbean culture’s resident ambassador. Touring extensively, Collie’s passport stamps are a relative reflection of the worldwide love for Reggae and Caribbean culture. From Madison Square Garden to Dubai, Collie Buddz is the definition of an international recording artist. “It was crazy performing in the Middle East. Who would have guessed how big reggae music is there? They knew all my songs,” a jubilant Collie Buddz explains. He has toured throughout Germany, France, England, Japan, North and South America and the Caribbean. His unique blend of Hip-Hop, Soca and Dancehall underlined with his ever-present passion for the modern Roots Reggae sound has attracted tastemaker supporters all over the world. Reggae pioneer David Rodigan [London] and New York Reggae stalwarts at legendary radio station, Hot 97, Massive B and Short-Man [Heavy Hitters] are just some of his most ardent supporters. Now on the verge of Collie’s sophomore album release, the anticipation is palpable. In spite of averaging an eleven month yearly touring schedule since 2007, Collie Buddz is prepared to release a sophomore album that promises an even greater insight into the multi-talented, producer/singer-songwriter/performer. He’s also made time to work with some of the most respected producers and artists in the industry while also making beautiful music with the production team that made his debut album an overnight success. “We don’t have a title for the new album just yet but whatever we call it, the album will be mad,” Collie excitedly explains. With production by Supa Dups, Massive B and Seanie B among other contributors, Collie’s fans can anticipate Collie’s unique twist on popular music. Tony Kelly [K-Licious], producer of more crossover hits than any other producer in the genre [Sean Paul, Patra, Supercat, Wayne Wonder, Shaggy] and TJ Records [Beenie Man] return with production for this album as well. Among friends, Collie is known as a “studio rat,” as given any sort of free time in the schedule, Collie is hunkered down behind the boards of a recording studio. So it comes to no surprise to anyone that Collie is also ready to release a brand new mixtape. “I was just in Los Angeles finishing a song with Sugar Ray, and I love the vibe on that track,” says Collie of the new mixtape. Also with verses on hit songs by Beyonce, Rihanna and Kid Cudi, the mixtape is sure to give Collie’s fans an appetizer to the entrée of the sophomore album. “I always want to give all the sound-systems and DJs something to rock the clubs with while I work on releasing my new material,” Collie says. It is this love for constantly creating that drives Collie Buddz. Wanting to release music more frequently and with fewer restrictions, Collie’s affiliation with Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Inc ended in 2008. He has since founded his own independent record label, Harper Digital alongside his brother [Smokey] and DJ [DJ Genie] while working with his longtime management group, Mojiza Management. The Harper Digital team is already grooming the label into a full production house and artist development business. Humble as always, Collie simply says, “I’m just excited to be putting out another album. I love to make music and the satisfaction is in having other people from all over the world enjoy it. I live out of a suitcase and I wouldn’t have it any other way.” And Collie means just what he says. With a nonstop touring schedule with his band The New Kingston Band and his longtime compatriot and hype man, Pee Wee, Collie just has one quick stop before hitting the road yet again. He’s got to stop by the embassy and pick up more page inserts for his passport.
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Eskmo
39 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar
eventtype  Music
Artists  Eskmo
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Experimental Aircraft
27 schedule::attendees
Location Skinny's Ballroom
eventtype  Music
event::about  "Four years is far too long to wait for new material from a group as dynamic as this Austin space rock quartet. Thankfully, the pay off is considerable. As with their second album, their third one (Third Transmission, get it?) represents another exponential leap forward from their previous efforts. It’s clear from the opening track, “Stellar”, where the guitars and effects pedals soar across the horizon, blanketing Rachel Staggs’ dulcet crooning in a blustery storm cloud, that this is one of the finest American shoegazing bands of the past decade. But the real revelation here is TJ O’Leary, whose lead vocals on tracks like “Upper East Side” adds a harsher, more insistent rock feel to the band’s ethereal soundscapes. Here’s hoping that their fourth transmission will materialize sometime before 2012. –The Big Takeover
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Ringo Deathstarr
133 schedule::attendees
Location Easy Tiger
eventtype  Music
event::about  There is a direct line between My Bloody Valentine, the Jesus and Mary Chain and Ringo Deathstarr. And it stops at Slowdive Central. If you retain any fondness for those three ' and are mentally aroused by a spot of melody-heavy guitar pop ' you will adore the 'Starr.- THE GUARDIAN (UK) Austin-TX based trio Ringo Deathstarr has announced the release of their full-length album Colour Trip on Sonic Unyon Records (for U.S. and Canada) on March 8th. The group plays music of a shimmering and harmonious variety which marries the ecstatic ramble of early Jesus & Mary Chain and effect laden assault of MBV with the plug in and play attitude of Royal Trux and Sonic Youth. We write cool little pop songs but we just bury them under loud amounts of noise says guitarist Elliott Frazier. Frazier trades off lead vocals with Alex Gehring (bass) and the lineup is completed by Daniel Coborn on drums. Live the band has played through the U.S., Europe and Japan with artists such as The Dandy Warhols, A Place To Bury Strangers, Black Angels, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of The Dead, The Ravonettes and just finished a European tour with The Wedding Present. Of course the band's sound demands doesn't always go over smoothly as Frazier recounts Sometimes the headlining band doesn't like when the opening band is louder than them, much louder. Also our sound guy is a vital part of the show because the house sound man doesn't usually understand that we want the guitars this loud and we don't want the vocals center of the mix. Frazier a drummer by trade started the band in 2005 I love feedback on the guitar and always enjoyed noisy bands maybe cause my mom hated noise it drew me in. At the same time I love the dreamy sounds of shoegaze and slacker style vocals which is the opposite of all the high pitch vocals that same to be omnipresent in today's music. I got some songs together and played a show with two friends under the name Ringo Deathstarr but it took me a few years to get the right lineup for what I wanted to do. Eventually the band made it to the UK to play the Reverence fest which was thrown annually by AC30. AC30 being the premiere shoegaze club night in London and also a record label. After the majority of attendees raved about Deathstarr's performance at the fest, AC30 caught them perform in London and signed them to the label, then licensing the album to Sonic Unyon for North America. Colour Trip is the full realization of Frazier's vision, a vision through a druggy haze of sound. Look for the band to head to Europe in February as support for Dean Wareham (of Galaxie 500) and then return to the U.S. to appear at SXSW and will announce a U.S. tour shortly.
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Twin Shadow
224 schedule::attendees
Location Maggie Mae's Rooftop
eventtype  Music
Artists  Twin Shadow
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

Yuck
283 schedule::attendees
Location Kiss & Fly
eventtype  Music
Artists  Yuck
event::tags  18+

11:00 PM
to 12:00 AM

ZEALE RapZ
11 schedule::attendees
Location The Marq
eventtype  Music
Artists  ZEALE RapZ
event::tags  21+

11:00 PM
to 4:00 AM

The Hype Machine After Hours Party
384 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12AM Clock Opera

12:45AM Baths

1:30AM Jonquil

2:15AM Jamie Woon

3AM Mount Kimbie

event::about 

Come meet the Hype Machine team ( http://hypem.com/about ), enjoy free drinks and a killer lineup!

Follow @hypem for more updates

event::tags  featured

11:10 PM
to 12:10 AM

Skrillex
120 schedule::attendees
Location Maggie Mae's
eventtype  Music
Artists  Skrillex
event::about  'I've been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were 'Fat of Land' by the Prodigy and 'Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin,' raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. 'Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I've been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.' SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. 'Genre has never been important to me,' he insists. 'I've never thought about music that way.' Describing his current sound as 'a mix of dubstep, electro and glitch all thrown together,' new SKRILLEX release 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' reflects all of the above and beyond. The uplifting post-trance synth melodies of 'ALL I ASK OF YOU' (featuring the soaring vocals of Penny) stands in stark contrast to the face-melting electro bass blasts of the massive electro-dubstep hybrid 'ROCK N' ROLL (WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOUNTAIN).' 'I've listened to so much music for so long, it's more about instinct than influence,' Moore explains about his sonic inspirations. 'Coming up, I was into a lot of artists on the Warp record label like Autechre, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin, so SKRILLEX tracks are inclined to have more changes than most dance tracks normally have. I can draw influences from almost anything. I just like to mess around and create cool new sounds and noises. I just go where the music takes me.' After just one hugely successful independent release, 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' is the first SKRILLEX release on Big Beat Records, in conjunction with fellow electronic revolutionary Deadmau5's freshly minted Mau5trap record label. 'For years, the artists needed the record labels. I don't feel that way at all,' Moore stresses. 'SKRILLEX has been 100% independent until now. I think it's so important to be self-sufficient as artist. Working with Atlantic / Big Beat, and cooperating with Mau5trap, allows us all to work as a team and expand on what's already been built.' Following its release on Beatport, the 9-song EP dominated the charts on the site, with the title track claiming the site's #1 slot (the first time a dubstep track has ever done so), 8 songs breaking into the top 10, and multiple tracks claiming the #1 slots on several of the site's subgenre charts, including Dubstep, Electro House, Progressive House. Aside from the immediate success of 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES,' SKRILLEX has also made a name for himself as a highly sought-after remixer. He's already produced officially commissioned remixes for such A-list artists as the Black Eyed Peas ('Rock That Body'), Lady Gaga ('Bad Romance' and 'Alejandro'), and La Roux ('In For The Kill'). SKRILLEX stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole. 'For me, it's important to believe in and love the music you're making. I gave away my first EP on my manager's website, just so people could hear the music,' he enthuses. 'It was downloaded by the thousands in just a couple of months, and it hasn't let up since. That's all the inspiration I need to keep making music. 'SKRILLEX can be anything I want it to be,' he continues hopefully. 'There are so many different avenues for music now. Video games, movie scores - the possibilities are endless, and I'm excited to be a part of it.' November 2010
event::tags  21+

11:15 PM
to 12:15 AM

12th Planet
31 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  12th Planet
event::about  * profile - * 12th Planet John started over from scratch. After seven years touring the world as drum-n-bass maestro Infiltrata, after winning over icons such as Goldie and Photek, John Dadzie gave himself a new name, a new sound, and a new determination. It was 2005 and the gentile beatmaker was inspired by sounds he heard spun by the likes Technical Itch, Skream and Benga. It was dubstep. And it was his calling. Once 12th Planet is born, the story really begins. The British dubstep movement takes hold in LA thanks to 12th Planet and the events he aligns himself with; Smog, Media Contender, HARD, and his own club night Dubtroit. Like the mythological twelfth planet (popularized by controversial author Zecharia Sitchin), our 12th Planet flies perpendicular to the system. His wicked beats are off axis. His subsonic frequencies surround you in their own orbit. America's first king of dubstep is ready for impact.
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti
189 schedule::attendees
Location Kiss & Fly
eventtype  Music
event::about  Los Angeles' notorious lo-fi pop oufit Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have been unveiled as the latest signings to 4AD. The group are currently recording their first record for the label, due spring 2010. With roots going back as far as 1996, the West Coast act are as sublime as they are surreal with a sound loaded with hazy nostalgia and a fiercely experimental pop palette. The band (currently comprised of Ariel Pink, Kenny Gilmore, Aaron Sperske and Tim Koh) have picked up particular plaudits for the Haunted Graffiti releases via Paw Tracks, The Doldrums (2004), Worn Copy (2005) and House Arrest (2006).
event::tags  18+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Chromeo
389 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
event::about  Imagine, if you will, a yacht. It’s forged of gold and strong African teak, bobbing gently at anchor somewhere between the French Riviera and Detroit. A statue of the late Roger Troutman is affixed to the stern like a guardian angel. The ladies of Klymaxx wander the decks serving strawberries and cream on silver platters. Sylvester himself is the skipper, and Hall & Oates are down below, keeping the engines in shipshape. This is the S.S. Chromeo, and the two men who create the smoothest of music under the same moniker are at rest aboard, preparing for another global voyage of lovers’ funk ambassadorship. Here we have Dave 1, the suave professor, the voice and intellect, enjoying a rosé as he ponders French literature. And with him we have the one and only P-Thugg, the brawn and the body, sipping on the ghetto cocktail known as Thug Passion and proudly going through his mental rolodex of jeep beats and funky flourishes. The men of Chromeo are about to release Business Casual, which is their third full-length album and a testament to the growth and further sophistication the band has undergone over the many years they’ve been collaborating. After their sophomore release, Fancy Footwork, pushed them into the stratosphere of party-rocking, club-banging, and heart-thrilling electrofunk, we might consider Business Casual their postgraduate work. Where does a group go after mastering their craft? Do they rest on their laurels? Do they retreat into self-parody? Neighbor, please. Chromeo, in 2010, have pushed forward into yet newer levels of song craft and body moving music that is respectfully indebted to its noble inspirations while still being fully contemporary. Are there lush string arrangements on “Don't Walk Away”? Do we have Moroder-esque analog synth layers draped all over “Don't Turn The Lights On”? Is there a fully authentic French ballad (don't forget, Dave and P are of the Québécois persuasion and will never abandon those roots) in “J’ai Claqué la porte”? Well yes, actually, to all of the above. But what’s this we have here? The flip side of Chromeo, the emotional gangster tracks, are still here on Business Casual, represented by titles such as “Hot Mess,” "I’m Not Contagious," and "You Make It Rough." And, newly added to the roster, we have the straight-up pop, vanilla in the best sense (creamy and smooth), of “The Right Type,” a get-up-and-go tune in the greatest 80s tradition, and the album closer, “Grow Up,” which almost sounds like golden era Billy Joel backed up by Cameo. How real is that? Lyrically, Dave continues to mine the rich vein of affairs of the heart. Is there really any other topic that Chromeo needs to cover? Arrogant ladies, dancefloor seduction, boudoir skills, love gone wrong, and knights in shining armor… Chromeo does all this and more with their trademark Franco-insouciance-that-borders-on-coolness and their always sexy worldliness (pause). In these uncertain times of financial upheaval and musical mediocrity, Chromeo’s Business Casual is a testament to the fact that inspirational funk shall always prevail. Vive le Chromeo!
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Her Space Holiday
70 schedule::attendees
Location The Bat Bar
eventtype  Music
event::about  Recording as Her Space Holiday since 1996, Marc Bianchi creates sugarcoated dreamscapes floating alongside bitter-sweet narratives of life. He’s been featured in many of the industry's top music magazines including Spin, Mojo, and DJ, has reached #2 on the CMJ charts (with The Young Machines for Mush) and has toured with some of the world's top indie acts including Bob Mould, Bright Eyes, Arab Strap, and The Faint. Always challenging himself, Bianchi's sound has morphed with every release, proving he is equally comfortable with intricate sampling and drum programming as he is building a track around acoustic guitar, live instruments, and percussion. From his early output with NYC's TigerStyle, his releases for London's Wichita, his recent release on World's Fair, and his work with Mush, Marc Bianchi's constant evolution as a songwriter and arranger continues to enchant.
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Little Dragon
119 schedule::attendees
Location Lustre Pearl
eventtype  Music
Artists  Little Dragon
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Miami Horror (Live)
92 schedule::attendees
Location The Windish Agency House @ ND
eventtype  Music
event::about  // MIAMI HORROR // ILLUMINATION // After years in the making here at last is Illumination, the fully realised debut album from Melbourne’s favourite psychedelic indie-electronic adventurers Miami Horror. With Illumination, Miami Horror has delivered on two years of teeth-cutting live shows and an ever escalating wave of buzz that’s made the group bonafide blog darlings the world over. But what’s most amazing about the grand arrival of Illumination is that the roots of the record stretch back countless moons to when Miami Horror began as just one synthesizer-obsessed producer huddled over a laptop in a bedroom-come-studio and the album itself just a spark waiting to be lit. The afore mentioned synth tragic was, and let’s face it still is, electronic young gun Ben Plant, who kick started Miami Horror out of a love of Roland keyboards and French house, landing himself on Pitchfork’s hot-list overnight and copping a barrage of high profile remix requests from the likes of Datarock, PNAU and The Presets. Yet it was while Ben was punching out 2008’s epochal Bravado EP that Miami Horror took off in a completely new and different direction. Characteristically wanting to flex his creative muscle and avoid the limitations of being stereotyped as simply a dance or electro act, Ben rewired Miami Horror’s genetic makeup, deputising the talents of Josh Moriarty, Aaron Shanahan and Daniel Whitechurch to form a new live band persona of Miami Horror, a whole new beast immeasurably more exciting than before. “It started out that I didn’t want to have any guitar on the album besides a little funk guitar or disco bass,” Ben grins while explaining the turning point for Miami Horror’s evolution. “But then Josh came in and started playing all these other parts that sounded amazing. Paired with what I was working on, nobody was doing anything like it, so I knew we had to turn those sounds into a live thing and just go wild.” It worked. Since the switch, Miami Horror has launched into dizzying new stratospheres, their well-polished chops as a group making for some unmissable sets at Australia’s biggest festivals, and that’s not to mention some A-list support slot call ups for everyone from Phoenix, Friendly Fires and La Roux to a hand-picked hook up from Lily Allen. All this time Ben had been further noodling away at Miami Horror’s long-awaited debut disc and with the vision for a fully-blown and creatively shared band now fulfilled Miami Horror was able to pour all of their energy into Illumination, the record that’s taken Miami Horror years to perfect and Ben a whole lifetime to get right. Bunkering down in Ben’s own studio in Melbourne, Illumination was recorded in typical Miami Horror fashion with the band opening themselves up to new styles and approaches which saw them call in a cast of guest stars including Swedish singer MAI, Melbourne based chanteuse Kimbra, Dappled Cities’ wordsmith Tim Derricourt for a lyrical assist and also Neon Indian and Vega prodigy Alan Palomo who Ben flew out from the US to add his distinctive haze to multiple tunes (Soft Light, Holidays, Ultraviolet). As well as crafting a truly classic album that begs to be consumed from beginning to end to fully uncover all the layers and engrossing sonic textures of each tune, Ben says the aim with Illumination was to present an accurate portrait of the band’s current core and not make things too “glossy” and “hi-fi”, with Ben himself producing and engineering the album from the confines of his bedroom. As such, listening to Illumination is like a guided tour of Miami Horror’s combined minds, with enormous flying grooves gliding through the speakers alongside nods to the deities of French house and vintage synth explorers like Giorgio Moroder and Jan Hammer, all mixed and muddled up with slabs of melting, fuzzy psychedelica, some wandering kraut rock bass-lines, enough star-gazing hooks to make Electric Light Orchestra blush, plenty of ear-catching pop swagger and Ben’s own studied cinematic aesthetics. Never content to stand still, Miami Horror ambitiously test their boundaries across the album, experimenting with lush, almost chillwave instrumentals (see the gorgeous Infinite Canyons), futuristic disco gems (I Look To You), summer-bound party jams (Holidays) and anthem-sized synth epics (Sometimes). Testing the limits of the Miami Horror sound evidently came naturally for the group, with Ben admitting that the band weren’t afraid to cut loose and indulge their desires to blend electronic sounds with bristling psych-pop flourishes. “At first I didn’t think it was possible for us to do something like that, but more and more we found ourselves making things that sounded a bit fuzzy. People don’t believe me when I tell them that we use slide guitar on five tracks because that just doesn’t sound like us,” Ben says beaming. “It’s not like Chris Isaak or anything though, we just call it disco-influenced prog-pop. I don’t think that’s a genre, but it works for us!” Although the band themselves admit to a serious case of perfectionism, spending months layering, refining, tweaking and endlessly perfecting Illumination, they’re at last ready to launch it out to eagerly awaiting ears. “We’ve spent about ten months alone mixing the album, which is a process that should normally take two weeks,” Ben laughs. “We always just said ‘f**k it, we have to make the album that we want to make’ and this is it. We made it.” Yes, this is their moment. And though it seemed like an electro-dreamer’s distant fantasy four years ago, Miami Horror’s same excited sense of wonder has only ballooned from then to now. If you haven’t already heard the gospel, expect to be converted to the cause any second now.
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Skrillex
134 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  Skrillex
event::about  'I've been deep into electronic music my entire life. The first records I ever owned were 'Fat of Land' by the Prodigy and 'Come To Daddy' by Aphex Twin,' raves Sonny Moore, better known as emerging electronic visionary SKRILLEX. 'Marilyn Manson and Nine Inch Nails were also early influences. I've been dabbling in making electronic tracks on programs like Fruity Loops since I was 14 years old.' SKRILLEX is part of a new generation of artists that refuse to be restricted by preconceived notions or outside expectations. 'Genre has never been important to me,' he insists. 'I've never thought about music that way.' Describing his current sound as 'a mix of dubstep, electro and glitch all thrown together,' new SKRILLEX release 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' reflects all of the above and beyond. The uplifting post-trance synth melodies of 'ALL I ASK OF YOU' (featuring the soaring vocals of Penny) stands in stark contrast to the face-melting electro bass blasts of the massive electro-dubstep hybrid 'ROCK N' ROLL (WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MOUNTAIN).' 'I've listened to so much music for so long, it's more about instinct than influence,' Moore explains about his sonic inspirations. 'Coming up, I was into a lot of artists on the Warp record label like Autechre, Squarepusher, and Aphex Twin, so SKRILLEX tracks are inclined to have more changes than most dance tracks normally have. I can draw influences from almost anything. I just like to mess around and create cool new sounds and noises. I just go where the music takes me.' After just one hugely successful independent release, 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES' is the first SKRILLEX release on Big Beat Records, in conjunction with fellow electronic revolutionary Deadmau5's freshly minted Mau5trap record label. 'For years, the artists needed the record labels. I don't feel that way at all,' Moore stresses. 'SKRILLEX has been 100% independent until now. I think it's so important to be self-sufficient as artist. Working with Atlantic / Big Beat, and cooperating with Mau5trap, allows us all to work as a team and expand on what's already been built.' Following its release on Beatport, the 9-song EP dominated the charts on the site, with the title track claiming the site's #1 slot (the first time a dubstep track has ever done so), 8 songs breaking into the top 10, and multiple tracks claiming the #1 slots on several of the site's subgenre charts, including Dubstep, Electro House, Progressive House. Aside from the immediate success of 'SCARY MONSTERS AND NICE SPRITES,' SKRILLEX has also made a name for himself as a highly sought-after remixer. He's already produced officially commissioned remixes for such A-list artists as the Black Eyed Peas ('Rock That Body'), Lady Gaga ('Bad Romance' and 'Alejandro'), and La Roux ('In For The Kill'). SKRILLEX stands not only at the vanguard of electronic dance music, but the perpetually evolving new music industry as a whole. 'For me, it's important to believe in and love the music you're making. I gave away my first EP on my manager's website, just so people could hear the music,' he enthuses. 'It was downloaded by the thousands in just a couple of months, and it hasn't let up since. That's all the inspiration I need to keep making music. 'SKRILLEX can be anything I want it to be,' he continues hopefully. 'There are so many different avenues for music now. Video games, movie scores - the possibilities are endless, and I'm excited to be a part of it.' November 2010
event::tags  All Ages

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

The Black Angels
244 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Music
event::about  Since Aristotle, man has organized his knowledge vertically in separate and unrelated groups---Science, Religion, Sex, Relaxation, Work, etc. The main emphasis in his language, his system of storing knowledge, has been on the identification of objects rather than on the relationships between objects. He is now forced to use his tools or reasoning separately and for one situation at a time. Had man been able to see past this hypnotic way of thinking, to distrust it (as did Einstein), and to resystematize his knowledge so that it would all be related horizontally, he would now enjoy the perfect sanity which comes from being able to deal with his life in its entirety. It is possible for Man to alter his mental state and thus alter his point of view (that is, his own basic relation with the outside world which determines how he stores his information). He then can restructure his thinking and change his language so that his thoughts bear more relation to his life and his problems, therefore approaching them more sanely. It is this quest for pure sanity that forms the basis of The Black Angels. -Tommy Hall
event::tags  21+

12:00 AM
to 1:00 AM

Zion I & The Grouch
37 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard
eventtype  Music
event::about  At a time when fans have come to expect only one good track on any given album, Bay Area act Zion I and Living Legend's front-man The Grouch have created something different: a record comprised of 15 varied, soul-drenched, equally impressive tracks. The latest effort from these two formidable hip-hop acts, Heroes in the City of Dope, will have heads hyphy, uplifted, and pondering social ills—all within one album. "Our past collaborations—Silly Puddy and Flow—were always fan favorites," explains emcee Zion of Zion I of why the two acts decided to collaborate, "and creativity, it just flows when we get together in the studio." "And, though I live in LA, we all share a strong connection with Oakland," adds The Grouch of the title that he says is also a spin on the Too $hort track on the 1989 Life Is...LP "A lot of beauty and hope has come out of the struggle here."
event::tags  21+

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to 1:05 AM

12:15 AM
to 1:15 AM

A-Trak
162 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar-Palm Door
eventtype  Music
Artists  A-Trak
event::about  "In the decade since he won the 1997 DMC World DJ Championship at a prodigious 15 years of age, A-Trak has turned the art of turntablism back toward its original party-rocking focus - the dude can scratch and beat-juggle, but he's just as skilled at maintaining momentum and crafting seamless segues. " - Pitchfork Very few DJs can jump from club sets to high-profile festival performances, to Kanye West's larger-than-life stadium shows with ease. In today's DJ culture, A-Trak holds a truly unique place. He and partner Nick Catchdubs founded America's most trendsetting new label, Fool's Gold, launching the careers of artists such as Kid Sister and Kid Cudi. Fool's Gold's mission to merge all aspects of club music was already outlined in Trizzy's original mixtape manifesto, Dirty South Dance, which set the tone for his own production. He is now one of the most sought-after remixers in electronic music, and his remixes for the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Boys Noize have become undeniable mainstays in DJ sets the world over. 2009 saw the release of two critically acclaimed DJ mixes, Infinity +1 and Fabriclive 45, as well as the birth of Duck Sauce, his collaboration with Armand Van Helden. The duo's radio smash 'aNYway' cemented itself as the dance anthem of the year, A-Trak's first true chart-topper with two videos in international rotation and across-the-board support from Pete Tong to Busy P, David Guetta to 2manydjs. Duck Sauce's 2010 follow up "Barbra Streisand" was even bigger, a whistling pop sensation that accumulated over 10 million YouTube views of its star-studded video while hitting platinum heights around the globe. They even covered it on X-Factor! Not bad for a kid whom many viewed as a 90's turntablism prodigy. After taking home every DJ title known to man before he could shave, A-Trak toured the world, first alongside Q-Bert's Invisibl Skratch Piklz and then with Craze and the Allies. In 2004, he was hand-picked by Kanye to be his tour DJ. A near decade of youthful meanderings was captured on his acclaimed DVD Sunglasses Is A Must. Somewhere along the line, A-Trak also became a new-school sartorial icon, collaborating with Nike, New Era, Kidrobot, Zoo York and pretty much every designer worth his salt. And all the while, his brother morphed into the lead singing lothario in the acclaimed electro-pop sensation Chromeo. The last couple of years have seen Trizzy headlining tours and festival stages the world over. Add to that scratching on Common's classic Be, Kanye's Late Registration and Graduation, Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon and Drake's Thank Me Later, as well as producing Kid Sister's debut album Ultraviolet, collaborations with the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Laidback Luke, and original releases with Stones Throw and Kitsune. After years of schlepping vinyl, accumulating air miles and dressing smart, A-Trak has finally become the man to call to make the kids dance. Ask him and he'll tell you that this is the moment he's been waiting for his whole career.
event::tags  21+

12:15 AM
to 1:15 AM

Treasure Fingers
64 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Music
event::about  Hailing from Atlanta, transplanted to NYC, and ready to take over the world: Treasure Fingers Treasure Fingers is Audio Viagra (NY Post) For the past four years, the DJ and producer born Ashley Jones has been making it rain in the disco with innovative remixes and original tracks. Jones is far from a new jack, having racked up over a decade of international club experience and studio chops as part of the legendary drum & bass group, Evol Intent. Yet as Treasure Fingers, he’s found a way to merge his diverse influences and deep history into a signature sound, packed with intricate basslines, chopped-up, gritty synth melodies, and party-ready drum breaks. It’s already captured the ears of everyone from Eric Prydz and Miike Snow to house legends Romanthony and Roy Davis JR (all of whom personally requested the Treasure Fingers remix treatment). His amazing new twist on Disco attracted the attention of such labels as Fools Gold, Defected and MOS to name a few. Treasure Fingers “Cross The Dancefloor: "I dj now, and right now this is my favorite song to play. It's a rare underground song" (Will.I.AM’s Favorite Party Starter Track, People Magazine) “Cross The Dancefloor” was Treasure Fingers’ debut, an inescapably catchy, vocoder-laced dance gem that two-steps over genre boundaries. The instant classic received support from A-List DJs around the world such as Erick Morillo, Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Sinden and Kissy Sell Out. Treasure Fingers has kept the momentum going with heavy touring and official remixes for numerous artists including Little Boots (I Am Sound), Chromeo (Vice/Atlantic), Estelle (Atlantic), Empire of the Sun (EMI), Kid Sister (Downtown), Kid Cudi (G.O.O.D/Sony), N.A.S.A (Epitaph), and James Curd (Om) (remix went to #1 on the Beatport Club Chart). A constant favorite on Hype Machine, he has also received amazing support from such blogs as Disco Dust, Boom Boom Chik, Indy Shuffle, Big Stereo and Discobelle to name a few. A new batch of equally funky Treasure Fingers originals & a mix CD are on their way along with tours in North America, Europe, UK, Asia, Australia and South America. These coming after successful tours and gigs with artists Roy Davis Jr, Fake Blood, A-Trak, Chromeo, Laidback Luke, Fred Falke, Felix da Housecat & Benny Benassi, to name a few. Treasure Fingers perfectly captures the sounds that young kids want to hear, while keeping the musicality of songs that the old school cats need. His version of Back Off Move Away is a disco groove that is full of modern synth sounds over such a funky bass line it's nearly impossible not to dance to. One of my favorite remixers at the moment and one of my favorite mixes of my own music to date. (James Curd [Greenskeepers]) What else would you expect from the A-Town original with the Midas touch, who continues to receive accolades and Radio 1 support from heavy hitters Pete Tong, Annie Mac (with a mini mix under his belt), Kissy Sellout, Jaymo & Andy George, all helping Treasure Fingers launch up, up and away into the future with people worldwide shakin’ it cross the dancefloor. "Treasure Fingers is one of America's best Nu Disco outfits. His high end production values, fresh ideas & all round good vibes has ensured we've been fans for sometime!" (Jaymo & Andy George, BBC Radio 1 In New DJs We Trust)
event::tags  21+

12:30 AM
to 1:30 AM

The Cool Kids
187 schedule::attendees
Location Emo's Main Room
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Cool Kids
event::tags  All Ages

12:40 AM
to 1:40 AM

EPMD
106 schedule::attendees
Location Venue 222
eventtype  Music
Artists  EPMD
event::tags  21+

12:50 AM
to 1:50 AM

The Raveonettes
295 schedule::attendees
Location Rusty Spurs
eventtype  Music
Artists  The Raveonettes
event::about  When you've had a cult fan base for as long as The Raveonettes have, it's only a matter of time before some of your most-loyal of acolytes begin branching out and make their own kinds of beautiful noise. In recent times, the musical DNA of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo has been cropping up with such regularity that it prompted the British music press staple NME.com to declare the Danish duo to be responsible for sparking 'America's pop renaissance.' It was a long overdue tip of the hat which drew comparisons between the Raveonettes' melodic magic and such modern tunesmiths as The Drums, Best Coast, Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls and even British bands like The Vaccines and Glasvegas. But why take NME's words for it? The bands themselves are only too happy to give credit where it's due and explain why the Raveonettes have been such a prominent reference point. 'They taught me a thing or two about pop music,' admits Jonathan Pierce of New York indie-pop trio the Drums. 'I've always been drawn to bands who are driven by a strong concept and The Raveonettes have been doing it consistently, uncompromisingly and unashamedly since their very first EP 'Whip It On' (2002). I listened to that record religiously for two years after it came out and still find myself going back to it now. They're the modern king and queen of melody and mood.' It's a sentiment that's also echoed by Dee Dee of Sub Pop starlets The Dum Dum Girls who has also been loyally following our Danish heroes from day one. 'They are one of a few bands I took direct kindred inspiration from when I started writing and recording my own songs. They are a constant reminder to keep the teeth of sound intact while courting the pop hook- a recipe I follow in my own work.' But it is perhaps the testimony of one Mr James Allan that exemplifies the Raveonettes-effect most dramatically. Back in 2004, James was jobless and aimless as he sat in Glasgow's famous King Tut's Wah Wah Hut venue drowning his sorrows one Friday afternoon. By coincidence, The Raveonettes happened to be playing the venue that very night and, whimsically hoping that some music would cheer him up, James spent his last bit of cash on a ticket. His money didn't just buy him a quick pick-me-up, it bought him a new lease of life. 'They were touring their 'Chain Gang Of Love' (2003) album- a modern day dream-pop masterpiece in my opinion,' he remembers. 'I left the venue so inspired. I didn't give a fuck about getting a job after that. It just further reinstated my longing to be in a rock 'n' roll band.' That band turned out to be the all-conquering Glasvegas for whom James became the talismanic frontman. Needless to say, he doesn't spend too much time worrying about getting a job these days. If The Raveonettes decided to call it a day tomorrow, we would undoubtedly remember them with nothing but love. But it's partly down to the fact that they've spawned this new generation of talent that the band have strived to move themselves forward with their fifth album. After the best part of a decade honing their instantly recognizable sound and seeing it co-opted by so many other bands aspiring for a similar level of greatness, Sharin and Sune are blazing a newer, darker trail with the brilliant 'Raven In The Grave'. 'I think we have finally hit on something quite important and different for this album,' explains Sune. 'This is the first Raveonettes album we've done which doesn't feature the signature Raveonettes surf drumbeat. None of the tunes have any real sunshine to them. It's all very un-Rave.' 'It has a mood of ethereal defiance' Sharin adds. 'It's dark but not bleak, like the single minded determination caused by crisis that is not quite hope but just as powerful. It's the perfect winter soundtrack just in time for spring'. It doesn't take long to hear how the band have superseded their traditional sound. Of course, melody is still key to what the Raveonettes do, but the familiar bombastic beats and squalls of guitar-noise take a backseat during much of 'Raven In The Grave'. Instead, the album is awash with ghostly synths and chillingly beautiful riffs that leave you feeling simultaneously unsettled and enchanted. It's easily the most soulful music the band have created to date. But once you scratch that sombre surface and dig a little deeper, you'll find that 'Raven In The Grave' has an even darker lyrical heart. Inspired as ever by their own first hand experiences, many of the songs explore the disheartening finiteness of relationships and the devastating effects they can have when they do disintegrate. 'Yeah, there are a lot of those kind of themes,' admits Sune. ''With Recharge & Revolt' I was trying to write an epic love song of longing and restlessness, 'Summer Moon' is about the blossoming of something beautiful which turns sour and starts deteriorating right in front of you and 'My Time's Up' is about the perils of non-commitment to affection and the dangers of short-changing your life.' When you combine The Raveonettes expanded musical palette with this stream of nakedly honest emotions, the end result is an album so compelling and sincere that you could almost live (and potentially, die) inside it. The Raveonettes evolution won't stop with the new album either. As the band set off on tour to support their latest creation, their constantly changing live line-up will be bolstered by a two-drummer line up to help ensure that the depth of 'Raven In The Grave' is recreated on stage. It's just another example of how Sharin and Sune are not content to rest on any laurels. The ten years of inspiring music they've already clocked up has already produced an undeniable legacy, but 'Raven In The Grave' is proof that the Raveonettes are already soaring above all of their past achievements. Catch them if you can.

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Bombay Bicycle Club
118 schedule::attendees
Location Latitude 30
eventtype  Music
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Bun B
105 schedule::attendees
Location Kiss & Fly
eventtype  Music
Artists  Bun B
event::tags  18+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Daedelus
76 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk
eventtype  Music
Artists  Daedelus
event::about  Alfred Darlington isn't a paint-by-numbers musician. From how he looks (early Victorian Dandyism), to how he makes music, or how he expresses himself and views the world, his is a very individual 'bespoke' outlook. Alfred was born in Santa Monica in 1977 to an artist mother and psychologist father. Musical from very early on, as a child he was classically and jazz-trained in a number of instruments, but his interests were broad and varied – less a prodigy than a renaissance boy whose obsessions ranged from Greek legend to the mountains of Wales. As a 15 year old he finally persuaded his parents to take him to the Principality. Whilst in a YMCA in London he flipped the radio dial, found a pirate radio station and taped some UK rave and hardcore. 'It was my first 'Eureka!' moment in music', he says. Back in the US he joined local rock bands, jazz bands and ska bands, which he enjoyed but felt limited by, too. At home he was listening to Warp, Ninja and your harder electronic stuff. He started DJing out the more leftfield side of drum & bass and making his own rudimentary productions. They were meant to fit the d&b but they kept turning out different and from his outsider's experiments his own style was born. He chose the name Daedelus as he had a childhood obsession with invention, and what was he doing, after all, if not tinkering and fiddling and experimenting like the 'gentleman inventors' of old? In 1999 he started DJing on Dublab.com for his 'Entropy Sessions' and began dropping in his own early demo productions. Carlos Nino (of ammoncontact) had the show after him and usually pushed Alfred out the studio as quickly as possible as he was not so enamoured with Alfred's confrontational DJ style, but when he heard a tranquil Daedelus production, in typical Nino style, he took Daedelus under his considerable wing and introduced him to the LA scene. Nino placed Daedelus tracks on two influential compilations and then persuaded Plug Research to release his debut album, 'Invention', in 2002. Remixers included Madlib, who later took Daedelus' accordion parts and used them on 2004's Madvillain record. In 2003, he was booked to play a show in San Diego by Brian Crabtree and Peter Siegerstrong and the pair asked him to test out an early prototype of the Monome. "It's a non-traditional electronic instrument,' Daedelus explains. 'Basically it allows for massive improvisation." Since then Daedelus has continued to use this revolutionary controller, bringing much genuine liveness to the sometimes static world of performed electronic/dance music. In 2003 he did 'The Weather' album with Busdriver and Radioinactive, and the remix album 'Rethinking the Weather' on Mush records. 2004 saw the release of 'Of Snowdonia' on Plug Research, the album with which Daedelus says he first "felt true artistic confidence, finding a true voice. I was finally in the right zone.' There was certainly no let up in his creativity. Also in 2004 he released the concept album 'A Gent Agent' on micro-label Laboratory Instinct. The 2005 album 'Exquisite Corpse' on Mush featured the likes of TTC, Mike Ladd and MF DOOM. Ninja signed Daedelus for UK/Europe (a relationship which reached its full expression on 2008's 'Love To Make Music To', his first album for the label worldwide and put together with the help of their team). In 2006 'Denies the Days Demise' came out, a record showcasing his love of Brazilian music. Last year he released his first live album, 'Live At the Low End Theory' and 'The Fairweather Friends EP'. Later that year came the release of his collaboration with his wife, Laura Darling, as the pastoral 'Long Lost'. Since his last album 'Love To Make Music To' for Ninja there has been no let up in Daedelus' productivity. He has remixed or been remixed by and produced with all of his LA scene peers including Flying Lotus, Nosaj Thing, The Gaslamp Killer, Baths, and countless others from further afield. In addition, singles and EPs under his own name have come out with Brainfeeder, All City, Magical Properties (the Daedelus home-imprint), Alpha Pup, Warp and Stones Throw. And all the while his reputation has grown internationally, his place in the LA scene has also solidified as a musician that many of the hottest names in the city turn to for everything from bass clarinet licks to advice on obscure electronics; all the while with a continuous string of tour dates across North America, Asia, Europe, the UK, and beyond. 2011 starts not only with his new album but the meticulous planning of a huge tour featuring guest vocalists from his 'Bespoke' LP and with a spectacular visual show curated in part by Emmanuel Baird (of Manchester's Warehouse Project and Hoya Hoya nights) which will feature a top secret new invention codenamed ARCHIMEDES promising to yet again re-invent live electronic performance.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

DJ Yoda
25 schedule::attendees
Location MALAIA Upstairs
eventtype  Music
Artists  DJ Yoda
event::about  DJ Yoda is one of Britain’s most admired, original club DJs and an AV pioneer who is constantly pushing the possibilities of audio-visual manipulation. Encapsulating the very essence of good times, DJ Yoda has transformed clubbing as we know it, throwing down styles as diverse as Hip-Hop, Funk, Baltimore Club, Drum n Bass and even Country music, all cut-up with a awe-inspiring selection of film, TV show and You Tube visuals that elevate his sets to the uniquely sublime. His keenly-defined sense of humour has captured the imagination of the masses making him possibly the only DJ in the world who can fill a club cutting the Indiana Jones theme music with dirty dubstep beats or 80’s pop with New York rap. A judge for three years-worth of DMC DJ World Finals, tipped by Q Magazine as one of ‘The 10 DJs you must see before you die’ and voted alongside DJ Premier as ‘One of the Top Three DJs in the World’ in Hip-Hop Connection magazine, DJ Yoda represents a new brand of mix-master who can happily play any kind of music to make people dance. In the last year alone, DJ Yoda has: • Played on the same bill as Steve Martin, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock at the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas. • Sold out London’s Koko on his critically acclaimed ‘Magic Cinema Show’ tour. • Performed alongside the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Fatboy Slim. • DJ’d to packed-out clubs everywhere from Beijing to New York. • Mixed up the Champions League highlights with a tongue-in-cheek soundtrack for ITV’s Champions League Final preview show, blowing ITV Sports presenter Matt Smith’s mind along the way. • Performed with Lily Allen providing exclusive visuals. • Earned a barrel full of accolades for mixing the Fabric Live 39 CD. • Hosted an hour-long show for BBC Radio 1 mixing-up highlights of their 40-year history as part of their official anniversary celebrations. • Been voted No.28 in Datatransmission’s publicly voted Top 40 DJs Poll, making him the highest placed Hip-Hop DJ. • Been nominated for a Sony Radio Award in the ‘Music Special’ category for his "Cut & Paste" documentary for BBC Radio 1. Following his successful re-scoring of both ‘The Goonies’ and ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the festival circuit in 2003 and 2004, Yoda’s notoriety as the most exciting Audio-Visual innovator has escalated, with his ‘DJ Yoda Goes To The Movies’ tours achieving legendary status. His current ‘Magic Cinema Show’ takes the AV art form into brand new territory utilising cutting edge DVD mixing equipment that he has been instrumental in developing. Aside from his constant touring, DJ Yoda has completed the fourth instalment of his lauded ‘How To Cut and Paste’ mix CD series. Following on from Vol. 3’s ‘The 80s Edition’ - a collage of his favourite pop, hip-hop and movie moments from the 1980s - Volume 4 is a truly surprising and groundbreaking edition. No stranger to breaking new ground, Yoda’s other achievements include providing Pete Tong with his first ever hip-hop Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 - bootleg copies of which have been doing the rounds ever since - plus his "Mini-Mix" for Annie Mac's show was also voted, by listeners, as the best mix ever broadcast on the show. With his abilities as a DJ and Audio Visual tour-de-force in no doubt, Yoda’s skills as a musician were confirmed with the release of his debut artist album, ‘The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda’ in 2006. Providing beats for the likes of Biz Markie, 2005 MOBO-winner Sway, Princess Superstar, Jungle Brothers, MC Paul Barman, and a host of other vocalists, ‘The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda’ was critically acclaimed gaining rave reviews across the board. Having recently provided music for Film, TV and Advertising he is now working on a new album due for release in 2009 and still hopes to work with all the cast of Sesame Street on a turntablist DJ track.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Flosstradamus
121 schedule::attendees
Location The Windish Agency House @ ND
eventtype  Music
Artists  Flosstradamus
event::about  Flosstradamus, the oft-mentioned Chicago DJ duo comprised of J2K (Josh Young) and Autobot (Curt Cameruci) have been dominating the party scene nationwide with their tag-team DJ sets (3 turntables, 2 mixers) for just over a year and show no signs of slowing down. But let’s get one thing straight, for the record: no more Wu-Tang requests, please! Both established DJs in Chicago prior to their alliance as Flosstradamus, J2K and Autobot initially linked up while DJing a house party together in 2005, decided to start performing as a duo, and the rest is history. Gathering vast influences from their respective backgrounds in punk and hip-hop, Flosstradamus brought normally divided crowds together with their unique mixes of Baltimore club, hip-hop, house, obscure remixes, and juke. A monthly party soon followed (“Get Outta The Hood”) at Chicago’s Town Hall Pub, and within a year Flosstradamus turned a stagnant bar into the proverbial place-to-be, lines stretching down the block while sweaty kids crowd surf and get down inside. National press soon began to take notice, with features in URB (“Next 100 for 2006”), MTV (featured in “My Block”), and The Fader. Other recent accolades of note include 2006-2010 appearances at SXSW, CMJ, Pitchfork Festival, Pop Montreal, parties for VICE, The Fader, Jane Magazine, DKNY, URB, and Puma, not to mention performances with Clipse, Common, and Rick Ross.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Keys N Krates
23 schedule::attendees
Location Paradise
eventtype  Music
Artists  Keys N Krates
event::about  Dynamic Adam Tune on the drums, World Champion turntablist Jr‐Flo on turntables, and the ever soulful Matisse on the keys are doing nothing short of “re‐inventing the remix”. Like nothing you’ve ever seen before, Keys N Krates combine live instrumentation, turntablism and live sampling to remix existing pop music and samples from MGMT to Jay‐Z right before your eyes. Pushing the envelope beyond the ideals of laptop‐centric remix culture, this unique trio changes the game by bringing an explosive live analog presence to their sought‐after sound and performance. The live re‐mix trio was featured in Urb Magazine’s “Next 100″ issue and continue to receive countless co‐signed features by Urb Magazine, Vapors Magazine, Spinner.com (AOL’s premiere music site), Beyond Race Magazine, Evil Monito, Hip Hop Official, Format Magazine, Discobelle and many more throughout the blogosphere. Sharing stages with Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Questlove and Timbaland, KNK maintain a non‐stop tour schedule throughout all of North America. The trio has recently taken their live re‐mix sound to the studio crafting live compositions into signature recordings. Their latest mix 'Almost 39 Minutes' reflects the evolving sound of the trio’s remix style, showcasing their dynamic performance in this much anticipated live recording.
event::tags  21+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Menomena
238 schedule::attendees
Location Central Presbyterian Church
eventtype  Music
Artists  Menomena
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

MSTRKRFT
360 schedule::attendees
Location Mohawk Patio
eventtype  Music
Artists  MSTRKRFT
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Okkervil River
450 schedule::attendees
Location Antone's
eventtype  Music
Artists  Okkervil River
event::about  "The goal was to push my brain to places it didn't want to go. The idea was to not have any idea – to keep myself confused about what I was doing," frontman Will Sheff says about Okkervil River's newest album. "I produced it myself so that I could extend the songwriting process all the way through to the very last second of recording, so the songs would never really stop changing." The resulting record, 'I am Very Far,' is a startling break from anything this band has done before. By turns terrifying and joyous, violent and serene, grotesque and romantic, it's a celebration of forces beyond our control. When Okkervil River released their breakthrough 'Black Sheep Boy' in 2005, Uncut wrote that "Sheff's novelistic lyrics and the dexterous blend of country, folk and nervy indie-rock suggest a band approaching the peak of their powers." A New York Times piece on their 2007 follow-up 'The Stage Names' (and its companion album 'The Stand Ins') echoed, "Sheff writes like a novelist," and Pitchfork called him, "One of the best lyric-writers in indie rock." But on 'I am Very Far,' Sheff emerges not only as a songwriter of the highest caliber, but a producer and arranger of singular vision. Abandoning the tidy conceptual arcs of Okkervil River's previous albums, 'I am Very Far' is a monolithic, darkly ambiguous work, one that doesn't readily offer up its secrets. Work on 'I am Very Far' started in early 2009, after a year spent on the music of others. Sheff contributed vocals to The New Pornographer's album 'Together,' wrote a song for Norah Jones' 'The Fall,' produced an upcoming album for Brooklyn-based Bird of Youth, and helmed the Roky Erickson record 'True Love Cast Out All Evil,' for which his album notes received a GRAMMY nomination. "I'd never worked with Roky before and never produced someone else's record before. It was a life-changing experience," Sheff recalls, "When it was over I felt both completely drained and completely inspired." Immediately upon wrapping up work and leaving Erickson's company, Sheff drove to his home state of New Hampshire for lengthy isolated writing sessions. "I wanted to go back home and re-start writing again, like I'd never written a song previously," he says, "and I wanted the music and lyrics to be both completely wedded together and a little bit beyond my control. I kept trying to write from the state of mind of someone who had just been born, that feeling of being very young and being aware of not existing before a certain moment, which is a feeling I remember having as a kid." Sheff emerged from the writing process with 30 or so songs, which he narrowed down to 18. In contrast to Okkervil River's usual practice of holing up in one studio for months on end, he opted for a series of short, high-intensity sessions, each in a different location, each employing completely different methods than the one before it. For songs like "Rider" and "Wake and Be Fine," Sheff gathered together a massive version of Okkervil River – two drummers, two pianists, two bassists, and seven guitarists, all playing live in one room – and led them on a week of live-in-the-studio marathon session, performing a single song obsessively over and over for as many as 12 hours to capture just the right take. Songs like "Show Yourself" and "Hanging from a Hit" were worked out in improvisational sessions with the core band, minimally recorded to 8-track tape, and then re-structured and re-written in the editing process. For the strange science-fiction parable "White Shadow Waltz," Sheff self-recorded the entire song and then had Okkervil River re-record every instrumental track on top of that. After basic-tracking was done, Sheff overdubbed the songs with the band's largest instrumental palette to date – not only choral elements and orchestral colors like strings, tympani, tuba and bassoon, but also file cabinets thrown across the room, unreeled rolls of duct tape, and, on "Piratess," a solo created out of a fast-forwarding and rewinding boombox. Finishing the record from home, Sheff constantly edited and reworked the album, reinventing the song structures, re-recording vocals, re-writing until the very last minute, reshaping even the tiniest of details, ultimately creating an album that plays not only as a lush, seamless epic, but also as the most deeply personal effort of his career. What can listeners expect? Richer and weirder than 'The Stage Names' and deeper and moodier than even 'Black Sheep Boy,' 'I am Very Far' is dense, fragmented, opaque. A reverie of uncertainty, it feels at once disorienting and oddly familiar, threatening and friendly. Okkervil River have thrown away all maps and compasses but they continue to chart their way, unblinking, toward destinations unknown.
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

Telephunken
10 schedule::attendees
Location Red Eyed Fly
eventtype  Music
Artists  Telephunken
event::about  This Spanish Nu- Funk band, has recently release 8 maxis in different european an Us labels such as Manmade, Howling Records, Big M Productions, and has been performing all over the world, US, Europe, Africa...
event::tags  18+

1:00 AM
to 2:00 AM

The Appleseed Cast
125 schedule::attendees
Location Skinny's Ballroom
eventtype  Music
event::about  Sagarmatha, the seventh full length by Appleseed Cast, finds the band self-assured and largely home-recorded, indulging in the creation of their art beyond the pressures of hype or doubt that compromise younger and lesser bands. It seems that they understand that for a band that's been making music for ten years to sound fresh, their ideas must be fresh. Sagarmatha integrates the more anthemic sensibilities of Two Conversations (mainly in the very catchy vocal melodies) and the density and distorted rock moments of Peregrine with the experimental tendencies of both Low Level Owl records. While LLO alternated noise and song over two records, pushing and pulling the listener in and out of the din and the narrative, Sagarmatha is a world where the melodic vocals and knotty delayed guitars Appleseed Cast is known for are supported by (and can't exist without) the ambient noise, electronic beats, bells, percussion, and keyboards the band has grown to love. They've been pegged with various genre names over the years, most of which they've outgrown and outlived. At this point, I think they are best described as weavers: of sounds beautiful and horrible, always intriguing, and of stories in sometimes inscrutable but always evocative lyrics. Their songs draw you in immediately, but demand multiple listens, which is how it should be I think, and is why they've inspired such a loving and long-lasting following. They've weathered many storms of fashion. Sagarmatha is mountain-climbing music, Appleseed Cast are mountain-climbers. Sagarmatha is epic in scope and sound, evoking the horror and beauty of nature, the sublime. A band bred by the ocean and born in Kansas is unafraid to stare into the void of sea or sky. As points of reference, I suggest this record fits somewhere between the intersection of Low and the Flaming Lips, Can and the Postal Service, or Fugazi and Sigur Ros.
event::tags  21+

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Booking 101: Intro to Music Venues
34 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 13AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Great venues are the heart and soul of all music scenes. Yet new artists often do not understand how they operate. Representatives of notable music rooms spell out their practices and policies. Get a clear idea of how to get gigs at venues nationwide. Building relationships with bookers is key, start here.
event::tags  Touring-Venues, booking101

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

CLE 5: Ethics: The Biggest Practice Mistakes to Avoid
17 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  The rules of professional conduct apply to all lawyers. However, because of nuance from one practice area to another, the rules may have a disparate impact on entertainment lawyers. Learn to spot the issues and avoid making the big mistakes.
event::tags  Legal, cle5

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Packaging the Experience: Attract Audiences to Your Records
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  As downloading music has quickly become the dominant form of distribution, the importance and role of the physical product has been challenged. Why should a fan buy the album when it's more convenient to simply download it? As artists and labels have worked to answer this question, what's emerged are exciting new approaches to packaging, lavish box sets that become fetish objects for hardcore fans, the creation of new content that enhance the experience of "owning" a record, the exploration of multi-formatted releases, the re-emergence of vinyl, merchandise-driven marketing, and the innovative use of the web both as a distribution channel as well as an additional component in the overall experience. By mining the experiences and perspectives of a diverse range of music industry professionals, this panel will deliver its audience keen insight on how to not only package the record, but to package the true experience of an artist or band. The panel's audience will come away with a deeper understanding of how they might "package their own experiences." They will learn, specifically, how multi-formatted releases, reissued catalogs, specialty packaging, web-driven distribution, merchandising, and other creative concepts drive fans to additional content and unlock new audiences for the music and art they make.
event::tags  Marketing, packaging

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Quickies 6: In the Studio
7 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 10B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Great recordings start and finish with great people. Unravel the mysteries of the studio, and ask questions of producers and engineers who can make an artist sound great.
event::tags  Studio

11:00 AM
to 12:00 PM

Vinyl Records 3.0 Challenges and Rewards
15 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  What is the role of vinyl LP in current acts in the marketplace today? The purpose of this panel is to explain and show in depth the role of vinyl in the music marketplace. Panelists will discuss vinyl as the most important tangible music medium to push in marketing. Following explanations of why any band or artist should produce vinyl and which acts are more likely to benefit and why they will benefit from pressing vinyl, they will walk the artist through the process of production including options for customizations; including coloring, cutting, time expectancy, pricing, self-marketing, and selling at the independent retail level. The explanation of the edge that vinyl has over any other music medium in the marketplace today as well as the pros of producing vinyl is an mp3 dominated music medium era will be addressed. This panel should be open for questions and discussion because the subject is depending on the artist themselves and how they choose to market their music.
event::tags  Marketing, vinylrewards

11:00 AM
to 6:00 PM

Filter Magazine's Culture Collide
246 schedule::attendees
Location Cedar Street Courtyard
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Indigo Tree (11am)
Kyst (11:30am) 
KAMP! (noon) 
Scars on 45 (1pm) 
Those Dancing Days (2pm) 
Datarock (3pm) 
The Naked and Famous (4pm) 
Little Dragon (5pm) 

11:30 AM
to 10:00 PM

FYF Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest present Mess With Texas
502 schedule::attendees
Location East Side Drive-In
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Dead Milkmen, !!!, Odd Future, Surfer Blood, The Dodos, Ted Leo (solo), Thee Oh Sees, Deer Tick, OFF!, Screaming Females, Strange Boys, Fresh & Onlys, Davilla 666, Big Feedia, Lemuria, Dom, Esben & the Witch, Devin Therriault, The Growlers, We Barbarians, Ema, more TBA

12:00 PM
to 1:00 PM

The IFC Crossroads House
89 schedule::attendees
Location 7th and Brazos
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Join IFC live in-studio as we showcase the best of SXSW Film, Interactive and Music. Stop in for ALL DAY HAPPY HOUR, LIVE MUSIC every day, discussions with SXSW Film, Interactive and Music contributors, and other live events! Follow us on Twitter @ifctv for schedule updates.
event::tags  All

12:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

BrooklynVegan & Profound Lore Metal Party
82 schedule::attendees
Location Lovejoys
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Tombs

The Body

Grayceon

Wolvhammer

Dark Castle

Deafheaven

Batillus

Castevet

event::about 

Metal Party hosted by BrooklynVegan and Profound Lore.  Free admission.

event::tags  free admission

12:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Do512 and Shiner present The Big One 2011
176 schedule::attendees
Location Hotel Vegas
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12p: The Orbans (Ft.Worth, TX) BAND BIO 

1p: Hanni El Khatib (Los Angeles, CA) BAND BIO

2p: Skiggy Rapz (Utrecht, Netherlands) BAND BIO

3p: Beats Antique (Oakland, CA) BAND BIO

4p: Lance Herbstrong (Austin, TX) BAND BIO

5p: Hands (Los Angeles, CA) BAND BIO

6p: The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin, TX) BAND BIO

7p: The Lines (Wolverhampton, UK) BAND BIO

8p: Empires (Chicago, IL) BAND BIO

9p: Special Guest

12:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

New Granada Day Party
73 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

12:00PM-12:30PM - Versus

12:45PM-01:15PM - Joan of Arc01:30PM-02:00PM - Her Space Holiday02:15PM-02:45PM - Sarah Jaffe03:00PM-03:30PM - Stag03:45PM-04:15PM - Denison Witmer04:30PM-05:00PM - Oh No Oh My05:15PM-05:45PM - Dignan

event::about 

Along with our official standing at this year's SXSW, Tampa, FL's New Granada Records is gonna have some fun throwing this little day party!

Come one, come all! It's free (noon-6:00PM)!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we'll have beer specials from HARPOON and $2.00 tacos courtesy of COLIBRI CUISINE (authentic Mexican fare from Austin)!

REPOST, 'LIKE', SHARE... whatever the word is these days !

Questions directed to: 
granadainfo@gmail.com
or hit us here on the ol' FB

http://www.newgranada.com/

HAVING FUN? Stick around for our official label showcase that same evening at The Ghost Room:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145676178820192

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

CLE 6: Hot Policy That Could Change Our Legal Lives
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Legislation and policy making in DC reverberates through the music business at every level. From copyright reversions to net neutrality, current debates and imminent decisions will affect the music business and creative communities for years and perhaps generations to come. Policy making observers and participants will review hot policy topics and their potential impact on the music industry.
event::tags  Legal, cle6

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Producing in the 21st Century
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16A
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Budgets are small, retail is dying, studios are closing, fed up audiences are taking music at will ... yet devoted music professionals continue to make records for a living. How are they doing it? How are they getting paid? What type of contracts are they commanding? In a world where the "record" has become an artists' business card, how will the producer and mixer derive participatory income? Are studio professionals being left out of the so-called 360 deals? Let's get a quality bunch of young rising producers and a handful of seasoned vets in a room and finally open the discussion about empowerment and controlling our own destiny.
event::tags  Studio, producing21

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

Quickies 7: Live Show
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 10B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  The live music ecosystem is built on experience, talent and alcohol sales. The best way to further your interests is to foster solid relationships with your booking agent and venue buyers. Our experts will help you put on a great show.
event::tags  Touring-Venues

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

The Independent Music Label Roadmap
21 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 17AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  As technology has transformed the music industry the sources of revenues have changed and the marketing tools needed to promote music to garner these revenues have changed as well. As a result Independent music labels have evolved and restructured themselves to acquire the tools and staffing needed for the modern music label to succeed, a mix of old and new ideas. This panel will include discussions of the changes that have been needed in the areas of organization structure, promotion and technology to meet the modern challenges of the music industry and to transform themselves to compete and succeed in the current market place. Topics will include how to devise an overall business plan and how to use e-mail marketing/commerce, Direct-to-Fan relationships, social networking plans, licensing options, etc. as part of that plan to meet current market challenges.
event::tags  Labels, indieroadmap

12:30 PM
to 1:30 PM

The View from Detroit: In-Vehicle Music
6 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
Speaker  Jake Sigal
event::about  From AM/FM, HD, Satellite and now Internet radio, it's clear that drivers have more options than ever before. Will one emerge as a leader as the others fall to the wayside? Are too many options hurting the overall industry? Where are the opportunities for emerging entrepreneurs?
event::tags  Media, invehiclemusic

12:45 PM
to 1:15 PM

Joan of Arc
55 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Along with our official standing at this year's SXSW, Tampa, FL's New Granada Records is gonna have some fun throwing this little day party!

Come one, come all! It's free (noon-6:00PM)!

12:00 - VERSUS (NY)
12:45 - JOAN OF ARC (IL)
01:30 - HER SPACE HOLIDAY (TX/CA)
02:15 - SARAH JAFFE (TX)
03:00 - STAG (WA)
03:45 - DENISON WITMER (PA)
04:30 - OH NO OH MY (TX)
05:15 - DIGNAN (TX)

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we'll have beer specials from HARPOON and $2.00 tacos courtesy of COLIBRI CUISINE (authentic Mexican fare from Austin)!

REPOST, 'LIKE', SHARE... whatever the word is these days !

Questions directed to: 
granadainfo@gmail.com
or hit us here on the ol' FB

http://www.newgranada.com/

HAVING FUN? Stick around for our official label showcase that same evening at The Ghost Room:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145676178820192

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

Toro y Moi
249 schedule::attendees
Location Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center
eventtype  Music
Artists  Toro Y Moi
event::about  Toro Y Moi is 23 year old Columbia, South Carolina native and resident Chaz Bundick. After earning a BFA in Graphic Design at The University of South Carolina, Chaz decided to push his music further now that he has more time on his hands. His mom came from the Phillipines to the United States, where she met her future husband (who's African American) in college. They lived in New York City taking in all the wonderful cultural influences the city's rising underground scene had to offer at the time (late 70s/early 80s). Deciding to slow down and be closer to family, they moved to Columbia, South Carolina where they had their first child... Chaz Bundick's methods are constantly changing and evolving. Heavily influenced by his parent's vinyl and tape collection, he also possesses great admiration for contemporary influences like Animal Collective, Sonic Youth, J Dilla, and Daft Punk. Like most prepubescent teens, he had his punk band and once that died out, the "side project" soon became the main focus. Toro y Moi started in 2001 as a bedroom project but quickly grew into the live performance realm. The songs are born from a plethora of different genres, from freak-folk to R&B to French House. Before any full length album has been released, Toro Y Moi has already received praise from music websites like Pitchfork and Gorilla Vs. Bear as well as print features in the NME and Dazed and Confused.
event::tags  All Ages

1:00 PM
to 2:00 PM

MillionYoung
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A, B, C Foyer
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Live at Flatstock 29.

1:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Equinox Mish Mash
43 schedule::attendees
Location Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

1:00 pm-ST37(Austin), 1:40pm-Dreamend(IL), 2:30pm-Hospital Ships(KS), 3:10pm- Appleseed Cast(KS), 3:50pm-My Education(Austin), 4:40pm-We are Animal(UK), 5:30pm-Killdeer(Austin), 6:15pm-Gold Beach(Austin), 7pm-Yellowbirds (NY), 8pm-Beat Imprint(Austin), 9pm-Total Unicorn (Austin)[multi media!] 10pm to 11pm – Film and visual installations: tba

event::about 

All day: visual art exhibit inside Starving Art building created and curated by Up Art Collective

event::tags  music, art, film, food vendors

1:00 PM
to 7:00 PM

Music by the Slice
150 schedule::attendees
Location Home Slice Pizza
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

The Twilight Sad (1:00)
Mazes (1:35)
Times New Viking (2:20)
Nico Stai (2:55)
Wye Oak (3:30)
Kimya Dawson (4:05)
Telekinesis (4:40)
The Submarines (5:15)
Shad (5:50)
Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz (6:40)

event::about 

Home Slice Pizza is stoked to announce Music by the Slice 2011.  This free day party (no rsvp, no badge required) runs March 17-19, from 1 PM to 7 PM daily. This year, for the first time, we are donating all of the profits from bar sales to charity!!!

Our charity for 2011 are the excellent folks over at Urban Roots – a sustainable farming program for young Austinites. Here is a little bit about them:

Now in our fourth year, Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increases the access of healthy food in Austin. By growing sustainably farmed vegetables, young people work together to serve the community, cultivate farming and business skills, learn the value of meaningful work, and discover how to eat and cook in healthy ways.

1:00 PM
to 6:30 PM

Terrorbird Media Party
160 schedule::attendees
Location ND at 501 Studios
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down (5:30pm), Baths (4:45pm), John McCauley and Ian O'Neil of Deer Tick (4pm), Kyle Andrews (3:15pm), Starfucker (2:30pm), Acrylics (1:45pm), Chad Valley (1pm)

1:30 PM
to 2:00 PM

Her Space Holiday
78 schedule::attendees
Location The Ghost Room
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

Along with our official standing at this year's SXSW, Tampa, FL's New Granada Records is gonna have some fun throwing this little day party!

Come one, come all! It's free (noon-6:00PM)!

12:00 - VERSUS (NY)
12:45 - JOAN OF ARC (IL)
01:30 - HER SPACE HOLIDAY (TX/CA)
02:15 - SARAH JAFFE (TX)
03:00 - STAG (WA)
03:45 - DENISON WITMER (PA)
04:30 - OH NO OH MY (TX)
05:15 - DIGNAN (TX)

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we'll have beer specials from HARPOON and $2.00 tacos courtesy of COLIBRI CUISINE (authentic Mexican fare from Austin)!

REPOST, 'LIKE', SHARE... whatever the word is these days !

Questions directed to: 
granadainfo@gmail.com
or hit us here on the ol' FB

http://www.newgranada.com/

HAVING FUN? Stick around for our official label showcase that same evening at The Ghost Room:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=145676178820192

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online?
11 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  In this era of over-hyped indie bands and pop starlets,the presence of metal blogs and websites serves as an integral part of keeping the metal community alive. As extreme music is often derided in the public sphere, metal bands rely on the community spirit that has served as the foundation for the music to keep the genre alive. Join in the discussion about the importance of metal blogs and websites, meet the web moderators, website owners, bloggers and journalists of some of the most popular blogs in the 'sphere, and for all you newbie metal musicians, learn how to best utilize the metal online communities to publicize your music.
event::tags  Publicity, metalheads

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

CLE 7: The Impact of Recent Big Music Cases
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  What does it mean for a multi-platinum act when one of its founding members leaves? How about when a new member joins? And have the major labels been accounting to their legacy artists appropriately and fairly on the sales of digital downloads featuring those artists' recorded performances? These and other crucial issues have been at the forefront of recently decided music industry cases. This panel will review the cases, the rulings' impact on the music business and the issues the courts left open to further debate.
event::tags  Legal, cle7

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Making Money Composing Music for TV and Film
9 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16A
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  The debate about creating music for TV and Film is always lively and ever changing. It generally falls into 2 fascinating areas (1) the Creative Process, and (2) the Business Process. We will ask successful composers from Television and Film to tell their own stories about how people start out, and how to maintain their careers. What makes a great composer for film and television? Who chooses the composer? and who has the creative control? We will then quiz the experts from film and TV production and the music business on how music commissioning deals negotiated and contracted and how the royalties flow to composers, music publishers and music collecting societies. Everyone wants to know where the money is and how to keep hold of it. Can you make a living composing for TV and Film?
event::tags  Other, tvandfilm

2:00 PM
to 3:00 PM

Setting Your Band Up as a Business
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  A nuts and bolts presentation of some of the initial issues that an artist/band needs to know and do to operate as a real business whether they want to or not. Presented with some real life examples of forms and agreements needed. Topics to include: * Do you need to setup an LLC, Corporation, Partnership or DBA. * What are the tax ramifications of how you are operating our business. * Setting up a bank account correctly. * Band member agreements and how to handle old members, new members and hired guns. * Who owns and controls the band name, web domain, publishing rights. * Who owns and controls your master recordings. * Do you need a written agreement with your Manager and producer. * Affiliating with PRO's, SoundExchange and other organizations.
event::tags  A&R, bandasbusiness

2:00 PM
to 6:00 PM

Dickies @ SXSW
298 schedule::attendees
Location Lustre Pearl
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Okkervil River (5pm), Tapes 'n Tapes (4pm), Pac Div (3pm), Asobi Seksu (2pm)

2:15 PM
to 2:55 PM

Locksley
42 schedule::attendees
Location Ginger Man
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Locksley

 

event::about 

Blurt Magazine / Second Motion Records Showcase

 

2:20 PM
to 2:50 PM

Times New Viking
108 schedule::attendees
Location Home Slice Pizza
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Times New Viking

event::about 

Home Slice Pizza is stoked to announce Music by the Slice 2011.  This free day party (no rsvp, no badge required) runs March 17-19, from 1 PM to 7 PM daily. This year, for the first time, we are donating all of the profits from bar sales to charity!!!

Our charity for 2011 are the excellent folks over at Urban Roots – a sustainable farming program for young Austinites. Here is a little bit about them:

Now in our fourth year, Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increases the access of healthy food in Austin. By growing sustainably farmed vegetables, young people work together to serve the community, cultivate farming and business skills, learn the value of meaningful work, and discover how to eat and cook in healthy ways.

2:30 PM
to 3:39 PM

3:00 PM
to 4:00 PM

Speed Sets Austin Scene
20 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  New for 2011 South By Southwest presents Speed Sets - six bands, one backline, no bullshit. Check out this line up of killer Austin bands: Featuring: 3:00- The Ripe 3:15-Tia Carrera (Austin); 3:30-The Hi-Tones (Austin); 3:45-The Laughing (Austin); 4:00-Mr. Lewis & The Funeral 5 (Austin); 4:15-Ringo Deathstarr (Austin); 4:30-Ume (Austin); 4:45-TV Torso (Austin)
event::tags  Gear Alley

3:10 PM
to 3:40 PM

Appleseed Cast
112 schedule::attendees
Location Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In
eventtype  Unofficial Music
event::about 

part of Equinox Mish Mash

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

CLE 8: The Most Important Back-Up Instruments for a Baby Band
13 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Bands are built, broken and busted on the seemingly less important internal deals entered into among the members. These quiet documents can become the loudest should a band's business become unharmonious. Band member agreements, writing collaboration agreements, management agreements, production agreements and other issues facing a rising band will be discussed. 
event::tags  Legal, cle8

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

DJ Technologies: Going Beyond Two Turntables & A Microphone
16 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 16B
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  DJs will always remain tied to their turntables and technology providers are delivering a wide range of professional hardware and software products for spinning in the club. Innovation has gone far beyond classic DJ mixing, pushing technological boundaries and opening up new creative horizons for professionals and amateurs alike. The cost of equipment and records have been a barrier to entry for those passionate about becoming a DJ. During this panel, leading industry players will discuss what it takes to make it in this field, the best purchases for your experience level and news ways to consolidate your technology arsenal to be the most effective and efficient on the job. The audience is invited to participate in an open Q&A with the leaders who are spearheading the digital DJ revolution and extending the very definition of DJing. Whether you're an amateur trying to earn street cred or on your way to #1 Stunna status there’s always room for technology that can take your beats to the next level.
event::tags  Studio, djtech

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Government Music Funding
17 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 15
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Behind the music industry, there's another industry of sorts afoot. This is the world of government funding, and its role on the production and dissemination of music. As the industry continues to decline with the loss of the physical market, public monies have become investments in artist careers, festivals and national pavilions, with export offices becoming versions of A&R, putting forth artists that are best for the national brand. Yet, as funding develops and increases, the way we all do it is different, so much so each country often enacts policy without looking at others, producing a diverging field of funding systems across the globe. It's best if we understand and learn from each other, and fully excoriate how important government funding is in the modern music industry. Come meet and learn from the leaders of Canada, Norway, Scotland, Austin and France to discuss the growing importance of music funding in the mainstream.

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

How Producers Are Defeating the Downward Spiral
4 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Room 18ABC
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  Established and upcoming producers and mixers discuss how to keep recorded music at a high quality as budgets fall lower and lower. What strategies work best as recorded music sales drop? Alternative sources of studio income will be explored. Innovative professionals will always find a market for their talent.
event::tags  Studio, producersdefeat

3:30 PM
to 4:30 PM

Sean Yseult of White Zombie
5 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Convention Center, Ballroom D Foyer
eventtype  Panel, Music
event::about  I’m in the Band charts White Zombie’s rise from the gritty music scene of New York’s Lower East Side in the eighties to arena headliners during the nineties alternative-explosion that followed in Nirvana's wake, while sharing the unlikely story of a female musician who won the respect and adoration of male metal musicians and fans. With I’m in the Band, Yseult combines eleven years of tour diaries, flyers, and personal photos and ephemera—many featuring rock icons such as Lemmy Killmeister, Iggy Pop, Joey Ramone, and Lux Interior—into a striking visual memoir. She offers fans a unique vantage on the life of a mega-band during rock’s last golden age. Sean Yseult played bass and wrote music for White Zombie from its inception in 1985 through its breakup over a decade later. Since then she’s played with Famous Monsters, Rock City Morgue, and The Cramps; exhibited her photography in galleries across the country; and formed the design company Yseult Designs. Recently she started the heavy rock band Star&Dagger. She divides her time between New Orleans and New York City.

3:30 PM
to 4:15 PM

Home Video
17 schedule::attendees
Location PureVolume House
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Home Video


event::about 

PureVolume House Party

6:40 PM
to 7:10 PM

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz
152 schedule::attendees
Location Home Slice Pizza
eventtype  Unofficial Music
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 

Aesop Rock with Rob Sonic and DJ Big Wiz

event::about 

Home Slice Pizza is stoked to announce Music by the Slice 2011.  This free day party (no rsvp, no badge required) runs March 17-19, from 1 PM to 7 PM daily. This year, for the first time, we are donating all of the profits from bar sales to charity!!!

Our charity for 2011 are the excellent folks over at Urban Roots – a sustainable farming program for young Austinites. Here is a little bit about them:

Now in our fourth year, Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increases the access of healthy food in Austin. By growing sustainably farmed vegetables, young people work together to serve the community, cultivate farming and business skills, learn the value of meaningful work, and discover how to eat and cook in healthy ways.

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Blaqstarr
67 schedule::attendees
Location La Zona Rosa
eventtype  Music
Artists  Blaqstarr
event::about  Blaqstarr There's a term DJs use when talking with each other that describes an experience all of them strive for but that isn't always achieved. The term is "club banger," or "club killer," and while different DJ crews in different places around the world probably have their own variation on the wording, what the term describes is always the same: a song or record, often new but familiar, that is dropped at the right time during a set; a tune that taps into the immediate energy happening at a club or house party and then pushes it over the edge sending the dancefloor into a communal frenzy. It's the perfect song at the right time, and if you've ever experienced it – on the floor or behind the decks – it's a rapturous feeling. Baltimore-based DJ, producer, and artist, Blaqstarr, produced his first "club banger," when he was 16-years old, a local Baltimore Club track that he produced called "TK (Need to find out the exact name of this track)." In fact, before he was even 20 years old, Blaqstarr (real name Charles Smith) had produced over half-a-dozen original tracks that were the biggest tunes in Bmore and whether they were broadcast in his own sets at some eastside house party or spun on the radio at a neighborhood block jam, seemingly every tune Blaqstarr would put out has been a straight "club banger." It's that Midas touch of Blaqstarr's that thrust him out of the typically provincial, claustrophobic world of B-more clubland and into the world at large. It's why M.I.A. trusted a then relatively unknown Blaqstarr as a key collaborator for her wildly original second album (Kala) and its hit single, "Paper Planes." And it's why Blaqstarr found a home as part of Diplo's Mad Decent family and got to take his music around the world. In just a short period of time, Blaqstarr's seemingly effortless string of catchy, booming club tracks has made him one of the most anticipated and observed beat-makers in the world. And it is in that atmosphere that the 25-year old releases the Divine EP, his first release for Neet Records, M.I.A.'s label through Interscope. "Baltimore is such a small world, but there's so much love there for the music, that most people never need to leave," says Blaqstarr. "Baltimore folks like music fast – that's the sound of the city – and if you can make the beats fast and the floor shake, you can be a star right there for a long time. Never have to go nowhere else." Indeed, for the uninitiated, Baltimore Club music has been the soundtrack to life in the onetime thriving port city for over two decades: built on fast beats, booty shaking, raunchy lyrics in songs and suggestive call-and-response provocations from DJs armed with mics. It's the ubiquitous soundtrack of an entire city of people blowing off steam from an otherwise struggling, frustrating environment. And it only exists in Baltimore – a little north in Philly, and they don't get it; a little south in DC and they'd rather hear the punch of go-go music. Local Bmore DJs can make more money off the thousands of mix-CDs they sell at local mom-and-pop stores than they would if they had a hit single on national radio. Since 2003, some of Blaqstarr's songs that found audiences beyond Baltimore include, "Rider Girl," "Hands Up Thumbs Down," and "Shake It To The Ground," featuring the Baltimore vocalist/MC (and fellow Interscope artist) Rye Rye who he discovered, and all released on his own Starr Productions label. The song has a catchy hook and an irresistible bounce, but what made "Shake It To The Ground" a fast-traveling hit outside city limits was the way Blaqstarr chopped up Rye Rye's vocals into rapid-firing syllables that sounded like MPC-created samples; and how Blaqstarr stitched together the song's rhythm track from what sounds like multiple layers of beats at different speeds, creating a mesmerizing syncopation to the whole tune. The song bears a sophistication to its production that draws people to it, even if they can't point out exactly why. That is what has helped propel Blaqstarr beyond the confines of Baltimore – a fierce desire to try out different ideas matched with a fearlessness and curiosity. One of Blaqstarr's signature tunes is "Tote It," in which instead of using standard drum sounds or a sampled break, the percussion of the fast-paced club banger was sampled gun-shots. It was something no one had thought of doing before, and perfectly symbolized that kind of sound of the city. "When I dropped that for the first time," he says, "the party went wild." Club Banger, indeed. For the Divine EP – and the album he plans to record shortly thereafter – Blaqstarr is looking to explore more of his collaborative songwriting than simply his beat-making; that is, more of what he did in working with M.I.A. than the club bangers he's mostly known for. He admits to being really fascinated with the art and form of the pop song, as well as with more experimental instrumental hip-hop and the palette those abstract compositions might offer. "But I'm still gonna do the club thing," he says. "It's universally correct. I can't leave those out. It's in my soul." # # #
event::tags  All Ages

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Her Space Holiday
77 schedule::attendees
Location Latitude 30
eventtype  Music
event::about  Recording as Her Space Holiday since 1996, Marc Bianchi creates sugarcoated dreamscapes floating alongside bitter-sweet narratives of life. He’s been featured in many of the industry's top music magazines including Spin, Mojo, and DJ, has reached #2 on the CMJ charts (with The Young Machines for Mush) and has toured with some of the world's top indie acts including Bob Mould, Bright Eyes, Arab Strap, and The Faint. Always challenging himself, Bianchi's sound has morphed with every release, proving he is equally comfortable with intricate sampling and drum programming as he is building a track around acoustic guitar, live instruments, and percussion. From his early output with NYC's TigerStyle, his releases for London's Wichita, his recent release on World's Fair, and his work with Mush, Marc Bianchi's constant evolution as a songwriter and arranger continues to enchant.
event::tags  21+

8:00 PM
to 9:00 PM

Speak
14 schedule::attendees
Location Red 7
eventtype  Music
Artists  Speak
event::about  Forever questing for innovation, SPEAK invoke timeless melodies in energetic, synth-laden anthems. Frontman Troupe Gammage has been recording music since age 11. Mesmerized by the compositions in his favorite video games, he started creating his own using rudimentary computer software. Developing his sound through his study of electronic music and observation of his musician parents (Ernie Gammage and Christine Albert) and the Motown collection at home, Troupe released his first EP at age 16. He went on to release two more albums online garnering over 25,000 downloads to date. Gammage spent a year in University of Southern California's music composition program before moving to Austin to pursue video game composition and voice acting. After co-founding his own production company and gaining solid footing in the business through work on games for Playstation, XBox, Wii, and PC, Troupe has shifted his focus to pop powerhouse SPEAK. The band met through mutual friends in 2008, rising from the remnants of electro-pop band Jupiter-4. With Gammage join University of Texas students Nick Hurt (guitar) Joey Delahoussaye (bass) and Jake Stewart (drums). Hurt and Delahoussaye are guitar performance majors. SPEAK recorded their debut EP with producer Chris œFrenchie Smith (JET, Dandy Warhols). Through Smith, Troupe landed a gig recording keys for JET's new album Shaka Rock. The band's debut album EP, œHear Here has garnered serious attention, receiving highest 4-star honors from the Austin Chronicle, and great reviews across the board. Recently SPEAK was presented with an Austin Music Award for Best New Band from none other than the Talking Heads. What people are saying about œHear Here Austin Chronicle (4/4 stars) œ[Hear Here is] poised to change the musical landscape¦crank up the volume: The future just got a lot brighter AV Club (B+) œSmooth electronic seduction, spiked with a little venom Austinist œswimming in synth and innovative pop melodies
event::tags  All Ages

8:00 PM
to 2:00 AM

Requiemme Management Showcase
64 schedule::attendees
Location Maggie Mae's Gibson Room
eventtype  Unofficial Party
Speaker/Artist(s) Info 
Black Heart Procession 1am
Jesse Malin and The St Marks Social 12am
Maren Parusel 11pm
Gun Runner 10pm
The Hot Moon 9pm
Light FM 8pm
event::about 

 

 

Black Heart Procession headlines

Requiemme Management’s 2011 Official SXSW showcase

 

Requiemme Management is proud to have Black Heart Procession headline this year’s Official SXSW showcase Saturday March 19th at Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room. The band now on Brooklyn’s Temporary Residence just finished touring as a duo, but arrives in Austin this time with a full band.

 

More than the dark emotions that Black Heart has been known to evoke over seven records, Pall Jenkins and Tobias Nathanial have established themselves as respected song writers and experts in the studio creating moving and eloquent heart wrenching classics that are both timeless and epic.

New York City’s Jesse Malin and the St Marks Social also appears supporting the release of “Love it to Life” on SideOneDummy Records. Malin called on friends like Ryan Adams and label mate Brian Fallon to write an album’s worth of anthems. And as one writer put it, “Malin's solo career has always shown promise, but Life finally makes good on it.”

 

German Born Maren Parusel and her band return to celebrate the new release of their first full length “Artificial Gardens” produced by Black Heart Procession’s Pall Jenkins. He found emotion in her beat driven pop songs for a recording with songs that are upbeat and catchy yet poetic and stirring as well.

 

 

Making its debut at SXSW is Gun Runner fresh from the studio completing their first full length record.

Principal Songwriter Sean Davenport is a Berklee grad and former member of Brooklyn’s Abigail Warchild.

Think Cold War kids meets Gnarls Barkley with a little Tom Petty in the mix.

 

The Hot Moon includes members of The Album Leaf, Grand Ole Party and the rhythm section from Black Heart Procession. But it all comes together with the vocals of singer Sasha Evangelista who seems to channel Billy Holiday.

 

Light FM from Los Angeles kicks the night into gear with the use of catchy hooks, disarmingly heart felt lyrics and guitar riffs that are distorted to precision.

It’s one gem after another coupled with quirky arrangements, bleepy-bloopy synths and off-kilter drums…what’s not to love?

 

For interviews or hi res photos or more information:

 

Mario Escovedo

Requiemme Mgmt and Booking

8:30 PM
to 9:30 PM

The Bright Light Social Hour
96 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Music Hall
eventtype  Music
event::about  The Bright Light Social Hour is an American rock band from Austin, Texas. Born out of a university art-rock collective, The Bright Light Social Hour has evolved into an unabashedly wide-screen rock group, melding fists-up rock and roll with muscular funk, soul, and psychedelia. Named 'Best Indie Band' at the 2010 Austin Music Awards, the Central Texas-raised young men of The Bright Light Social Hour have built their growing reputation through several EPs and exhilarating widely-acclaimed live shows, including the 2009 Austin City Limits Festival. In culmination of their long, studied development, the band is releasing their debut full-length album, simply titled "The Bright Light Social Hour." Recorded in five studios around Austin during summer 2010, the album is founded on sun-drenched optimism, raucous youth, and an innovative brew of American music of varying types - classic rock, contemporary indie, rhythm and blues, dance, and soul. Producer Danny Reisch of Good Danny's utilized the best elements of vintage and modern recording to achieve a sound both forward-looking and evocative of 1970s hi-fi. The first track, "Shanty," pairs southern rock with hard disco, featuring the searing slide licks of guitarist Curtis Roush. Following the lean, exuberant stomp of "Bare Hands Bare Feet," the band settles into the dark psychedelic-funk of "La Piedra De La Iguana," led by keyboardist A.J. Vincent's dusky vocal and Farfisa organ work. Throughout the middle of the record, the solemn rhythm and blues of "Detroit" is juxtaposed with "Back And Forth," a four-on-the-floor disco-funk romp. On "Garden Of The Gods," the album's penultimate 10-minute epic, the band evolves from stately ballroom Americana to an expansive, ensemble anthem, conjuring up their limber and unrelenting live sets. The fiery "Rhubarb Jam" closes out the record, featuring the agile, booming funk of bassist Jack O'Brien and drummer Joseph Mirasole. The Bright Light Social Hour will be touring nationwide in support of their debut album throughout 2011. Replete with their vital sound, deep brotherhood, and ever-growing facial hair, the band is steadfast in their singular aim - enduring rock and roll.
event::tags  All Ages

9:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Creep
35 schedule::attendees
Location Barcelona
eventtype  Music
Artists  Creep
event::about  Creep are Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard. They are a duo from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut single has just been released on YOUNG TURKS and is called "Days" The single features guest vocals by Romy Madley Croft of XX. They are getting ready to go on their first tour with Klaxxons this spring and will be releasing their debut album in 2011. Lauren Flax and Lauren Dillard are best friends. They admit that their sound is influenced and inspired by the great trip hop artists known to mankind. They love Portishead, Massive Attack, Beth Orton, Mike Snow, XX, Planning To Rock, The Knife, Blonde Redhead, Lamb, Elizabeth Fraser, Nina Sky and Cee Lo....
event::tags  21+

9:20 PM
to 10:20 PM

Black Milk
67 schedule::attendees
Location Billboard Bungalow @ Buffalo Billiards
eventtype  Music
Artists  Black Milk
event::about  As the buzz of many of hip hop’s young leaders-to-be evolves from loud commotion into hushed whispers, Black Milk has stayed relevant by remaining focused on creating music that endures. He’s achieved recognition from fans, critics, and his peers as one of the best producers around, and when coupling that talent with his sharp lyricism and stylish delivery as an emcee, Black has proven to be one of the most vital hip hop artists of his generation. This is already clear to those who heard his 2008 album "Tronic," which capped a successful and astonishingly prolific year (in which he also released collaborative full-length releases with rappers Bishop Lamont and Fat Ray, as well as producing the acclaimed solo album from Slum Village’s Elzhi). Tronic showcased a growth in production technique that few expected from a beatmaker best-known for chopping samples, as his signature drums were now peppered with live instrumentation and richer arrangements. 2009 looked to be another year of tremendous progress for Black Milk’s career. After touring Europe with his newly-formed band, consisting of drummer Daru Jones and keyboardist/singer AB, he returned home to Detroit ready to launch efforts on his next album. The year took an unexpected turn as his mentor Baatin of Slum Village–who Black credits with launching his professional career–suddenly passed away. Only weeks later, Black’s manager HexMurda fell into a coma and was paralyzed with a rare pontine stroke. The quick succession of these events eerily mirrored the abrupt deaths of Detroit legends J Dilla and Proof in 2006, stunning the close-knit hip hop community in the Motor City. Things only got worse for Black as he dealt with additional deaths within his family over the next few months. 2009 had become the most difficult year of his life. As the year came to a close, he returned to recording, and announced that his next release would be audaciously titled "Album of the Year." Black quickly explained that the title was referring to the course of events from the previous 12 months. Many fans and critics discounted that explanation, expressing either excitement or objection that he was brashly proclaiming that his work would be the year’s best before the year had even started. Far from a melancholic work, "Album of the Year" once again sees Black Milk working to break new ground in hip hop production, and to both refine and redefine his sound. While continuing to construct the skeletons of the tracks on his same trusted AKAI MPC-2000 XL that he’s been using for years, he now employs a team of studio musicians and session players to add new layers of fat and muscle to his songs, with most of the players’ parts composed by the artist himself. A broad range of influence shines through in the tracks, with tinges of rock, reggae, and afrobeat joining his trademark hip hop bangers. Few artists in hip hop are able to create music that can rise above expectations and defy categorization. Black Milk welcomes the challenge to accomplish what others cannot, and he’s doing it not only with his acclaimed recordings but also with an electrifying live show. Performing with Daru Jones and AB, the tracks are taken to another level on stage. Both "Album of the Year" and exciting live performances across the globe are sure to elevate Black Milk that much closer to the star status many have predicted.
event::tags  21+

9:30 PM
to 10:30 PM

Toy Selectah
23 schedule::attendees
Location Prague
eventtype  Music
Artists  Toy Selectah
event::about  The mix-master wizard for Monterrey Mexico's Hip Hop en Español Pioneers Control Machete, created a whole new hybrid by mixing mexican soundscapes with contemporary urban riddims. As a Music Producer and Remixer, Toy Hernández has been working with a long list of artist, bands and comtemporary music friends as: Calle 13, M.I.A., Morrisey, Manu Chao, Diplo, Sinden, Eminem, Thievery Corporation, Cypress Hill, Nortec Collective, Kinky, Plastilina Mosh, Paulina Rubio, Federico Aubele, Café Tacvba, Sergent García, Don Omar, Gustavo Cerati, Celso Piña, Notch, Juanes, Julieta Venegas, Alejandro Sanz, Molotov, Babasónicos, Dj Blass, Los Tetas, División Minúscula and many others. Lately he has been galloping rural rhythms of Colombian-Mexican Cumbias, Reggae, and other urban and caribbean styles creating his own trademark sound and collective called Sonidero Nacional. During 2008 and after a collaborative relationship with Diplo, MAD DECENT, the label and crew announced the incorporation of Toy Selectah to their international Urban Global roster. He now lives in Monterrey, Mexico and resides as Creative Director, A&R and CEO of Sones del Mexside his own production company and boutique label, home of recently top ranked Mexican rock band División Minúscula.
event::tags  21+

9:50 PM
to 10:50 PM

Meat Puppets with Roky Erickson
204 schedule::attendees
Location Austin Music Hall
eventtype  Music
event::about  It doesn't take long after listening to the Meat Puppets' thirteenth studio album overall, Lollipop, to realize that they have boiled the essence of what the group is all about right down to its core. As a result, singer/guitarist Curt Kirkwood, bassist Cris Kirkwood, and drummer Shandon Sahm have an instant Meat Puppets classic on their hands, and an album that fits in perfectly with such mid '80s classics as Up on the Sun and the underrated Mirage (while not coming off as an attempt to recreate a certain musical era of the group). Interestingly however, the Meat Puppets did not achieve this by working out the songs' arrangements beforehand, or even extensively rehearsing together. "This one here was an experiment in just viewing the parts as Tinkertoys, and seeing the little Tinkertoy circus that needed to be built, and putting it together simply like that," explains Curt. "With just the band in the studio and the engineer, we didn't learn the songs - we just went in the studio, and went, 'OK, here's your part. Now play this good.' So we cut the stuff on acoustic guitar and drums first, and then built it. It's an interesting concept of a way to do something. It seems like it might be a stiff way to do something, by just putting it together a piece at a time like that. But I really enjoyed it. I think the overall sound of the way it came out is kind of a contradiction of the way it was recorded. To me, that's the coolest thing - to put something together like that, so you have the sum of the parts, and then the whole. The whole thing about the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. To force yourself to do it that way. We were able to keep track of the music." Produced once more by Curt, Lollipop signals the re-entry of former Puppets drummer Sahm back into the band (who previously played on the 2000 Puppets release, Golden Lies, and supporting tour). Sahm elaborates: "In October [2009], Curt called. I said, 'Aren't you supposed to be out on tour with the Stone Temple Pilots? What's up?' He said, 'Do you want to fill in and do these dates?' We only had one day to practice. That was the icebreaker. The first show was in Mobile, Alabama at BayFest. It was probably 5,000 to 10,000 people. Right afterwards, Robert and Dean DeLeo came up and said, 'You're really great in the band. You really drive the band cool. You should be in there.' And I was like, 'Well, I'm filling in for right now. It would be cool...talk to 'the boss'.' Robert goes, 'I'll talk to him.' Recorded at Spoon’s HiFi Studio’s in Austin, Lollipop is chock full of tunes that run the stylistic gamut. Case in point, the opening keyboard-laced "Incomplete" (that Curt wrote back in 1983, and envisioned as "something that I thought would be good for Elvis or Engelbert Humperdinck in the '60s") and the rocking "Hour of the Idiot," to the sunny ska of "Shave It," and such acoustic country ditties as "Baby Don't" and "The Spider and the Spaceship." And Cris certainly approves of the finished product. "The continuity that runs through Curt's work is just a trip, and how you can reference different parts. I think it's a fairly bitching effort, considering the amount of time we put into pre-work. I think it's indicative of where the band's at right now. It's a fairly fluid moment, and that's a trip, considering how long we've been at it and the band's history. Curt's been at it non-stop, and I'm pleased to be able to provide him with a stable outlet for his art." And according to Curt, the band got back to trusting their instincts once more - a major catalyst in their earlier work. "The similarity between the '80s and now is that once we started getting a lot of attention in the '90s, we brought producers in and stuff, and there was a thing that started happening - and it might sound egotistical - but this band always ran off of my intuitions. As much as songwriting or anything else. I write intuitively, and I never wanted to be a songwriter - I just got into it when I had the band. I just wanted to be in a band. So it's all been this intuition of 'This is what we need to do.' This was kind of taken away from us in the '90s, as money came in and people said, 'You need to do this.' It clouded the whole easygoing...like, 'Well, what does Curt think?' You could say it was the money or it was the thrust of popularity stuff or the Nirvana thing. But it just was like the band as a whole quit trusting that, I think. We just became more compliant, and like they say, 'Cooperation leads to corruption.' So in this way, I think the album harkens back to that." To support Lollipop, the Meat Puppets are planning on touring steadily, including the group's first substantial European tour in nearly two decades. Curt - "We took a good amount of time off in this last year and didn't do any real big tours, so we could get this record done and just cool our heels a little bit. Now, we're ready to get going again." Cris adds, "We're getting back to a place where...he and I have a bitching wavelength that we were able to get to. He so doesn't need my support in a way, but I think he appreciates it in a way, and I know I love our relationship and the music we make together." As they say, the proof is in the pudding, and Lollipop is one tasty listening experience from beginning to end.
event::tags  All Ages

10:00 PM
to 11:00 PM

Bird Peterson
31 schedule::attendees
Location Beauty Bar Backyard