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Pond5 Media Makers Soirée
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 9:00pm - 2:00am @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Join Pond5 and Historic Maggie Mae's on Sixth Street for a night of interactive fun, with free Texas-style food and delicious free beer (as well as other free drinks).  We've teamed up with some exciting bands and guest DJs, all SXSW 2012 showcasing artists, who will be complementing amazing visuals and projections with energetic live performances and booty-shaking dance beats.

    So if you work with video, animation, 3D, photos, illustrations, music, sound effects--if you are a media maker--we cordially invite you to RSVP and join us.

    Orthy - All night
    Ramesh - All night
    The Lighthouse and the Whaler - 10 PM
    Bright Moments - 12 AM

    RSVP does not guarantee entrance. First come first serve!

    Type Party, Unofficial
    Free Stuff Alcohol
    Info Y



Bear's Den


Marcus Foster
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Marcus Foster could have had it easy. He could have dropped names; doors could have flung open. Had he pursued the frequently garish route of your usual Next Big Thing contender, he'd have got it quite easily, T4 specials and all the rest of it.

    But Marcus Foster is no ordinary singer songwriter, and so he was never going to be quite so easily tempted into the tried and tested route of overnight success and instant fame. "Organic" is an awfully clichéd word, especially in such circumstances as a music biography, but his slow and stealthy gestation into a new artist of genuine note has nevertheless been just that. When you hear his songs, you realise it could never really have gone any other way.

    After much anticipation and preparation, his debut EP is finally ready for release. Entitled Tumble Down, and featuring four tracks rich with languor and melancholic life, it sounds like the work of someone who has been doing this for years, forever. You listen to the four songs here, particularly the slow six-minute burn of the title track and the exquisite ache of Shadows of the City, and at no point do you imagine him to be only 24 years old. These are folk songs and bluesy too, but nobody would ever be able to describe them as "nu", which, frankly, is a relief. They sound, like many great things, as old as the hills.

    "I love narrative in songwriting, always have," Marcus says. "The ability to delve into character and story, and to lose yourself completely in wherever the song takes you."

    He explains that he rarely sets out to write from an autobiographical standpoint, but that when he returns to his compositions several months down the line, sometimes even several years, he realises that the songs were in fact about himself after all.

    "It's like their meaning changes over time, they can become something else entirely," he marvels. "I like that. It gives them life, I suppose".

    Marcus Foster was born in London. He was six years old when he felt inexplicably drawn to the piano for the first time, and began to take lessons. This was unusual, he points out, because although his family were a family of music lovers, none had a particular penchant for playing themselves. But Marcus did, and he became quietly obsessive about it.

    By his early teens, he had discovered his artist father's Bob Dylan records, and his journey was now well underway, sparking an interest that would take him backwards rather than forwards. This means that while friends at school were lamenting the loss of Kurt Cobain and obsessing over an emergent Britpop, Marcus was instead stumbling into a kaleidoscopic world of Tom Waits, Van Morrison and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. His reading was out of time too, Jorge Luis Borges and Kerouac, so no wonder the songs he was writing sounded like they came from the pen of a much older scribe.

    "I was particularly obsessed with Tom Waits," he recounts. "Not only did I love his voice, but also how he wrote his songs. They had such depth, so many layers, and were filled with the most amazing characters. He completely influenced the way I set about writing my own songs."

    Marcus Foster could have had it easy. He could have dropped names...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #MarcusFoster
    Tags 21+, Blues
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16232


The Apache Relay
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    The Apache Relay was formed by chance in a Nashville college dorm when Michael Ford Jr. (vocals, bass) met Mike Harris (guitar, vocals). Ford Jr. happened to be looking for some musicians to help perform his own music live, when he heard about Harris’ newly formed band, The Apache Relay. Ford Jr. hired the trio, which also included Brett Moore (keys, guitar, mandolin) and Kellen Wenrich (fiddle), to back him at a show and it was immediately evident that the four musicians had a unique chemistry and were on to something special.

    The four-piece released their debut LP titled 1988 in 2009. Produced by Doug Williams, (renowned for his authentically raw approach with the Avett Brothers) the record was lauded by Paste Magazine as one of “The Eight Most Auspicious Musical Debuts of 2009”. The band’s ability to effortlessly blend acoustic sounds with ferocious rock anthem elements only hinted at the band’s capabilities.

    The Apache Relay was formed by chance in a Nashville college...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #TheApacheRelay
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17856


Treetop Flyers


Nathaniel Rateliff
    Thursday March 15, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)
    Nathaniel Rateliff toured relentlessly in 2010 and 2011 supporting his Rounder Records debut “In Memory of Loss” - headlining shows and performing at major festivals throughout USA, Canada, UK and Europe. Earlier this year legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant placed Rateliff’s haunting track “Early Spring Till” atop his celebrity itunes playlist and in May Rateliff performed two songs on the highly influential British chat-show: Later… with Jools Holland. His album In Memory of Loss was given 4 -Star reviews by three of England’s top music publications Mojo, Uncut and Q Magazines and he was awarded a spot in Q Magazine’s lauded “New to Q” feature. Rateliff's sophomore LP expected to be released in Spring of 2012.

    Nathaniel Rateliff toured relentlessly in 2010 and 2011 supporting...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #NathanielRateliff
    Tags 21+, Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15651


Three Blind Wolves
    Thursday March 15, 2012 1:00am - 1:50am @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)
    Loud, hairy, and unpredictable, Three Blind Wolves are four young Glaswegians delivering country rock with a razor sharp edge. Drawing influences from Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and even Led Zeppelin, the boys have sold out venues across Scotland with their wild stage presence, transfixing harmonies and captivating performance. The band released mini-album Sound of the Storm on Communion Records in March 2011 to critical acclaim, with track Emily Rose bagging a well-deserved place on the July MOJO magazine cover CD and sealing their soaring momentum with a coveted place on the BBC Introducing stage at T in the park 2011 and securing slots at major Showcase Festivals Eurosonic, SXSW and CMW.

    Loud, hairy, and unpredictable, Three Blind Wolves are four young...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #ThreeBlindWolves
    Tags 21+, Alt Country
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15689


Family of the Year
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats for irresistibly catchy songs that will have you jumping out of your seat - Family Of The Year (FOTY) - Joe Keefe (vocals, guitars), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitars, vocals) and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals) – has accomplished a healthy dose of success in such a short amount of time. After years of co-habitating in a run-down house and relying on each other for inspiration and support, the members of the Los Angeles outfit have formed unbreakable bonds that are undeniable in their infectious live performances and prolific songwriting. The band has already played sold-out shows in England and across Europe, including a triumphant set at France’s largest music festival Les Vieilles Charrues, and garnered support stints with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Mumford & Sons, Group Love, and Milo Greene. Early supporters have included NPR, Guardian UK, NME, CMJ and the BBC to name a few.

    To say that Family of the Year has accomplished a lot in a short...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #FamilyoftheYear
    Tags 21+, Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17303


We Are Augustines


The Features
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Since releasing The Beginning EP in 2003, the Nashville-based combo, The Features, have established themselves as one of the most exciting and imaginative bands working today. The first signing to Kings of Leon's label, Serpents & Snakes, they fall somewhere in the middle between mainstream and hipster. Their new album, Wilderness, demonstrates a spirit of musical adventure that continues to define and motivate. With an amalgamation of influences and inspirations – spanning elements of Krautrock, indie, psychedelia, and classic AOR – Wilderness continues to conjure up The Features own inimitable, indescribable sound.

    Since releasing The Beginning EP in 2003, the Nashville-based...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #TheFeatures
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18848


    Thursday March 15, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)
    A lot has happened to Hellogoodbye since the Huntington Beach, California-based act released their breakthrough album Zombies! Aliens! Vampires! Dinosaurs! back in 2006. Over the past four years the band have parted with their old record label, retooled their lineup, released a handful of EPs and performed everywhere from the Philippines to living rooms. All of these cumulative experiences play into the band’s new album Would It Kill You? a collection of perfect pop gems that not only proves that Hellogoodbye are still relevant but affirms that if anything, they’ve sharpened their musical edge over the past few years—and looking back, the band’s frontman Forrest Kline sees the past few years as an amazing opportunity to hone his craft without pressure.

    A lot has happened to Hellogoodbye since the Huntington Beach...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Hellogoodbye
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16183


Milo Greene
    Friday March 16, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Folk rockers Milo Greene are staying busy this fall. The California group are touring with The Civil Wars, Grouplove and Belle Brigade over the next few months as well as recording their yet-to-be-named debut album, set for release next spring. Band members Robbie Arnett, Andrew Heringer and Marlana Sheetz met in college, where they created a character named Milo Greene, sending out emails in his name to promote their creative endeavors. As the songs came together, Curtis Marrero (who had played with Arnett in Links) and Graham Fink (formerly of the Outline) were enticed to join and the quintet took the name Milo Greene.

    Folk rockers Milo Greene are staying busy this fall. The California...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #MiloGreene
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18561




Quiet Corral


The Parson Red Heads
    Friday March 16, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)
    On their new and second full release, Yearling (Arena Rock Recording Company), The Parson Red Heads deliver on the great promise that has been steadily building during their eight years as a band. Yearling was recorded over a series of many months at first in a familiar setting, Red Rockets Glare studio in their former home, Los Angeles, with close friend and sometimes member Raymond Richards producing. Several of the songs on the record were done later on unfamiliar terrain, at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium in North Carolina with alternative pop legends Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter producing and engineering, respectively. Stamey mixed the record.

    On their new and second full release, Yearling (Arena Rock Recording...

    Type Band, Official
    Tags 21+, Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19634


Youngblood Hawke
    Friday March 16, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    Inspired by the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood Hawke was born out of late night creative musings between longtime friends Sam Martin and Simon Katz. Exhausted by two years of touring with their former band and the general turbulence that comes with music industry success, Martin and Katz looked for a more simple creative outlet where they could write and share music with friends and family without commercial pressures. Katz's longtime friend Tasso Smith moved to Los Angeles from Texas to join the band when he heard the first demos, and Alice Katz, who was a key part of the original songwriting sessions, joined as well. To round out the lineup they recruited drummer and friend Nik Hughes and bassiest Benji Vanderbroek. They are currently finishing up their first self-titled album due out 2012.

    Inspired by the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, Youngblood...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #YoungbloodHawke
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17003


    Friday March 16, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)
    New Orleans, Louisiana band MyNameIsJohnMichael is looking forward to an active 2011, playing The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and French Quarter Fest, all the while wrapping up their sophomore album, produced by Raymond Richards (producer on Local Natives “Gorilla Manor”), to be released later this year. They have debuted their first single, 'Orphan', to critical acclaim from several outlets including Consequence of Sound, Pigeons and Planes, Emilio Sparks, among others. Paste Magazine just selected MyNameIsJohnMichael as one of 18 acts for their “Best of What’s Next 2011” issue of their mPlayer and featured MyNameIsJohnMichael as the main headline on their website for a Live at Paste Session. All signs point to a bright future for this record and this band in the near future.

    New Orleans, Louisiana band MyNameIsJohnMichael is looking forward...

    Type Band, Official
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19483



Chet Faker


The Art


Emma Louise
    Saturday March 17, 2012 9:00pm - 9:45pm @ Maggie Mae's Rooftop (323 E 6th St)

    emma louise is one of those people who were born to play music. She was the one who avoided maths and science classes to teach herself guitar and write songs in the high school music room. It paid off. At age 16, Emma’s stellar songwriting had been recognised with two Q Song Awards.
    Post high school, a string of well-known supports including Sarah Blasko, Bob Evans and Tim Rogers and residencies around her hometown of Cairns followed leading emma to make the decision to move to Brisbane to take her music to the next level. She moved with an unreleased album up her sleeve, but as she immersed herself into the Brisbane music scene and started spending more time with songwriters and musicians, emma was inspired to go further.
    Her debut EP Full Hearts & Empty Rooms was recorded in Cairns with friend and producer Mark Myers (The Middle East). Released earlier this year, it spawned her debut single and national radio smash ‘Jungle’ that instantly launched her into the eyes and ears of the world. After entering the AIR Independent Distro charts at number one, 26 weeks later her EP remains at the top spot. ‘Jungle’ has also appeared in the iTunes charts in ten countries leading to a major record deal in Continental Europe with B1M1/Universal Germany and worldwide attention. Syncs on international television drama Grey’s Anatomy as well as on US MTV show Awkward and ABC’s The Slap, are ensuring that emma louise is being heard far and wide.
    To say it’s been a dream start is an understatement! An ever-growing list of accolades including three Queensland Music Awards in 2011 including Best Pop Song and Song Of The Year for ‘Jungle’, Best Folk Song for ‘1000 Sundowns’ and most recently Breakthrough Independent Artist of the Year at the JIMAs seem to be only the start for this refreshing talent.
    With such a prolific and impulsive songwriting nature, emma louise utilises the new media of Youtube to showcase her newest offerings at their earliest stages. The simple nature of the videos, just emma and the camera, encapsulate her earnest and raw delivery in the purest form. Her unconventional and fearless approach to sharing new music is garnering quite the online following. As Nick Byrne from AIR says, “she’s using a 21st century medium to stunningly convey an art form hundreds of years old. The best kept secret on the internet is out.”
    A dream national touring schedule in 2011 of sought-after supports including folk-rockers Boy & Bear and revered Australian troubadour Josh Pyke as well as her own sold out National Headlines shows on her first national tour First Flights in November, shortly followed by appearances on renowned festivals Gorgeous, Falls, Southbound and Norfolk Lanes. With more recording and a tour in the US including SXSW already slated for 2012 it looks like there will be no letting up for this young star on the rise.

    Hotel Second Play Stage performance. Free and open to registrants...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #EmmaLouise
    Tags 21+, Singer-Songwriter
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18756




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