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5:00pm

The Sony Club @ Red 7
 
 

5:00pm

The Sony Club @ Red 7
 
 

7:30pm

Mirel Wagner

8:25pm

The Static Jacks
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Since they formed in 2009, Westfield, New Jersey’s the Static Jacks (lead vocalist Ian Devaney, guitarists Henry Kaye and Michael Sue-Poi, and drummer Nick Brennan) have earnestly burned their own path through indie rock’s crowded field. Ignoring music’s fickle trends, the Jacks have forged a unique blend of punk, garage, and soul sounds for a sonic punch to the gut and heart. The band’s self-released Laces EP (2009), a riley glimpse at fleeting youth, saw the group hit its stride. This was bolstered by several tours with various indie notables including the Futureheads, Biffy Clyro, Young the Giant, and We Were Promised Jetpacks. Throughout, the Static Jacks held fast to a D.I.Y. and collective ethos, writing songs in full collaboration, designing their album and T-shirt art-and they became a band of brothers, well beyond friends making music.

    Artists
    Since they formed in 2009, Westfield, New Jersey’s the Static...


    Type Band, Official
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19205


9:20pm

WATERS

10:15pm

Say Anything
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 10:15pm - 10:50pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Say Anything has been making odd, unclassifiable indie rock music since they were 14 or 15 years old, playing strangely literate and loud rock, characterized by what one might imagine if Larry David fronted a Fugazi cover band with the members of Queen. Not that that's a stretch or anything. Having been birthed from the indie/punk boom of the early twenty-first century, Say Anything rose to prominence with their (oddly) popular record …Is a Real Boy and somehow broke the "pretty boy punk" mold by establishing a career that thrived somewhere between music your pretentious college student of an older brother would like and the loud crap that your little brother uses to annoy him with. Say Anything followed that record up with the equally eclectic and lengthy, In Defense of the Genre and their exceedingly bratty (hopefully in a good way) self-titled LP.

    Artists
    Say Anything has been making odd, unclassifiable indie rock music...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #SayAnything
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18879


11:10pm

Hacienda
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 11:10pm - 11:50pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Shake Down, the new album from up-and-coming San Antonio-based quartet Hacienda, will be released June 19 on Collective Sounds. The Dan Auerbach-produced LP is band’s third full-length release and follows their aclaimed 2010 record, Big Red & Barbacoa. In celebration of the release, Hacienda is currently on the road with Heartless Bastards and, in March, will join acclaimed English rock band Kasabian on their North American tour. See reverse for complete details.
    The record’s first single “Savage,” which Rolling Stone calls, an “....upbeat, groove-filled track...,” is available now on iTunes. Moreover, the single’s official music video, which features the band recording in Auerbach’s Easy Eye Sound studio, premiered February 1 on MTV Hive.
    Known for their live performances, Hacienda has previously toured with The Black Keys, The Greenhornes, Dr. Dog, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Alberta Cross and My Morning Jacket. The band also toured as Dan Auerbach’s backing band, The Fast Five, on his 2009 solo project. Of working with the band, Auerbach comments, “I've been a fan of Hacienda ever since the day they gave me their first demo. They have consistently impressed with their natural chemistry as a band.”
    Hacienda was formed by cousins Abraham Villanueva (piano/vocals) and Dante Schwebel (guitar/vocals) together with Abraham’s brothers Jaime (drums/vocals) and Rene Villanueva (bass/vocals). To date, the south Texas quartet has released two albums to widespread acclaim. Of 2008’s Loud Is The Night, Paste Magazine heralds, “…spine-tingling vocals, frank lyrics, organ rolls that seem to start high in the dusty hills and bass-lines that beat like the heart of a forgotten America…,” while Popmatters calls 2010’s Big Red & Barbacoa, “…a dizzying, winning recipe…”

    Artists
    Shake Down, the new album from up-and-coming San Antonio-based...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Hacienda
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18281


12:05am

Alberta Cross

1:05am

Eve 6

8:00pm

Mike Wexler
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Dispossession is the second full length from Brooklyn’s Mike Wexler, and his debut for Mexican Summer. An artist who defies easy categorization—a songwriter/guitarist without a traditionalist bone in his body, with an ear for far flung sound-worlds and sonic atmospheres both high & low, Wexler brings all of his manifold interests to bear in carving out a space for a singular vision uniquely attuned to the present moment. Dispossession is the product of over two years of intermittent recording. It features players from the worlds of underground rock (ex members of White Magic and The Occasion), free improvisation (Ryan Sawyer, Nate Wooley, Jessica Pavone), synth and string textures inspired by the likes of Eliane Radigue and the Spectralists, a vocal and lyrical presence of unsettling, near-subliminal depth, and the omnipresent backbone of fingerstyle guitar, without a trace of “Americana” to be heard. The basic band tracks were recorded live, at more or less the moment when the arrangements first crystallized, so there’s a bedrock of spontaneity and a free feeling to the proceedings, complicated by the highly mapped-out nature of the subsequent orchestration, synth washes and overdubs. It’s a record that fits the broken mold of auteurist songwriters who nod to the ideas of forward looking writers and artists in their work, a loose lineage that could include musicians like Robert Wyatt, Scott Walker, or Richard Youngs.

    A few words about the title: Dispossession, a word that has a foothold in both the spiritual and material worlds. A rite of exorcism, a casting out of spirits; but also a state of extreme economic marginalization, of being set adrift in the world with nowhere or nothing of one’s own. In mythic terms, humans are the dispossessed—this tribe cast out of an edenic paradise. And in another cosmology, to live in accord with the truth is to acknowledge that ultimately nothing is ours. Back in the here and now it’s a state much of the world is in, and one the rest of it may be headed for, barring we find a way to cast the “demons” out.

    Artists
    Dispossession is the second full length from Brooklyn’s Mike...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #MikeWexler
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17668


9:00pm

Quilt
    Thursday March 15, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    It’s not uncommon to form a band while in college, and that is exactly what Quilt did. Its primary members, Shane Butler and Anna Fox Rochinski (as well as Taylor Mcvay—who plays on much of the record, but has since left the band amicably) were all visual art students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, but bonded over their mutual love of weird, experimental jams and classic pop harmonies. John Andrews joined the band as drummer after opening for every Quilt show on tour in 2009. Butler grew up in a “spiritual community with a lot of musical chanting” and Rochinski was “doing classical singing in choirs that had a lot of crazy harmonies. There’s a lot of repetitive, almost mantra stuff in our songs,” she adds. Quilt is a band with strong roots that formed at the apex of the point in your life when you’re thinking about your own art and what it all means. Then you grow up. You get married, you get a real job, life gets in the way of your art. But the support structure of the band is strong, and they powered through. This self-titled debut full length is the result.

    The album, produced and engineered by Apollo Sunshine's Jesse Gallagher, feels fully formed in a way that their older cassette material only hinted at. From the gorgeous two and three-part harmonies that pepper every track to the twinkling guitar that floats over everything, this is wandering music made up of expansive, cinematic moments, brought home by those harmonies. Singing at the same time, Butler and Rochinski are the core, sounding both powerful and intimate while letting their voices go thin and then build up to a concrete thickness. At points, when all three members sing, it’s a revalation. “Penobska Oakwalk” sounds already classic, Rochinski rounding out Butler’s melancholy with subtle power, while “Gome Home” is all bluster, thudding bass, footstomps and faint, swirling desolation. “Philosophically and musically we’re very attuned in a lot of ways,” Butler says. It’s visual music without any visuals. Quilt’s music is so vivid that we don’t even need them.

    But the real key to the album lies in the members’ complete freedom with their music. Each of these songs is a result of endless jamming—letting the tracks take shape organically until they cohered into songs worth digging into. “We get together and intuitively flow and then carve the songs with lyrics,” Butler says of the writing process. But that’s not to say Quilt are comfortable making an appealing melody and a catchy riff and leaving it at that. Instead, the band finds a formula in experimentation; letting keys drift languidly, following their own threads wherever they need to go. It is at once calming and arresting, the sound of a band finding its footing even as they break musical boundaries so subtly it’s almost not noticeable. “When you’re in school your entire life, plus you made this album right when you’re getting out of school. Your whole life changes all of a sudden and you’re like what is my agenda going to be?” Butler says. “A lot of this album is a coming of age album. Being like, Oh we’re in this world now, what are we gonna do with it?”

    Artists
    When the three members of Quilt arrived in New York City in April...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Quilt
    Tags All, Folk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17674


10:00pm

Part Time
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Captivating bedroom pop with a karaoke video/soft haze filter on it that collapses the textural dimensions of music to an appealing, shiny finish. The music of Part Time owes a debt to ‘80s movie scores, neon lights, fog machines and nightlife, a generous sampling of New Romance in a post-capitalist world, its heart going out to everyone who hasn’t abandoned their silk shirts in favor of more practical attire. The home studio shell and canned dynamics of Part Time quickly dissolve to reveal some serious jammers in the midst, the image of a man pouring his heart out into the psychotropic fronds of the lounge at the Venusian Holiday Inn. Pour yourself a yard of liquid acid and float along.

    Artists
    http://mexicansummer.com/


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #PartTime
    Tags All, Dance
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17011


10:00pm

Part Time
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Captivating bedroom pop with a karaoke video/soft haze filter on it that collapses the textural dimensions of music to an appealing, shiny finish. The music of Part Time owes a debt to ‘80s movie scores, neon lights, fog machines and nightlife, a generous sampling of New Romance in a post-capitalist world, its heart going out to everyone who hasn’t abandoned their silk shirts in favor of more practical attire. The home studio shell and canned dynamics of Part Time quickly dissolve to reveal some serious jammers in the midst, the image of a man pouring his heart out into the psychotropic fronds of the lounge at the Venusian Holiday Inn. Pour yourself a yard of liquid acid and float along.

    Artists
    http://mexicansummer.com/


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #PartTime
    Tags All, Dance
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19844


11:00pm

Peaking Lights
    Thursday March 15, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Peaking Lights, the husband and wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra Dunis have channeled a rich background of a lives dedicated to music, touring, and pushing artistic broundries into a band that reflects their relationship; a sum that transcends its parts. Finding themselves in a cross country move from the Bay Area to a house built into a barn in rural Wisconsin, Peaking Lights sound origin was created with humility and love with a personal touch directed by Aaron’s home built synths, effects units, and rhythm machines. Peaking Lights have maintained a sound distinction all of their own fusing influences as wide ranging as afro beat, disco, psychedelic rock, synth pop, krautrock, reggae and noise into songs that are as smooth, lush and elegant as they are propulsive, rhythmic and noisy. Recordings were initially showcased on Night-People Records cassette releases along with their debut full length 2009′s Imaginary Falcons which brought the band into full view of the underground music community. Imaginary Falcons quickly gained critical praise for its distinct qualities as a lo-fi masterpiece fusing analog electronics with blown out psych guitar flourishes, while Indra’s warm drifting vocals provided an unexpected serenity to the music. Finding a sound related to but not fully in debt to Jamaican dub pioneers Peaking Lights continued writing and recording and in 2010 went into Flat Black Studio’s to record 936 a recording that reached Peaking Lights full capabilities aesthetically merging dub and dance influences more fully into their sonic pallet already rich in electronic exploration. 936 retains many of Peaking Lights lo-fi electronic techniques but boosts the overall depth of sound to create a record that is lush in its use of analog delay, deep bass, rhythmic creation, and stunning yet simple vocal beauty. 936 was released on Not Not Fun Records in 2011 garnering even more critical praise for Peaking Lights. Currently Peaking Lights finds themselves tending to their new born son Mikko and planning for future recordings and tours. -Shawn Reed, Night-People Records

    Artists
    Peaking Lights, the husband and wife duo of Aaron Coyes and Indra...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #PeakingLights
    Tags All, Dance
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17632


12:00am

Light Asylum

1:00am

Oneohtrix Point Never

8:00pm

Grape St.

9:00pm

Debo Band
    Friday March 16, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band have toured Ethiopia twice, having appeared at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they’ve shared stages with Gogol Bordello, The Family Stone, Tilahun Gessesse (one of the great voices of Ethiopian pop since the 60’s), The Ex with Ethiopian sax legend Getatchew Mekuria, Group Doueh, and Khaira Arby and Her Band. They’ve also performed at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Fest, globalFEST 2012 at Webster Hall, Joe’s Pub, and World Music Festival: Chicago.

    Artists
    Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #DeboBand
    Tags All, World
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17372


10:00pm

Gashcat

11:00pm

THEESatisfaction

1:00am

Niki & The Dove

7:45pm

Psychedelic Horseshit

8:45pm

Odonis Odonis

9:45pm

The Velvet Teen

10:45pm

Beat Connection
    Saturday March 17, 2012 10:45pm - 11:25pm @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Beat Connection’s members – the duo of Jordan Koplowitz and Reed Juenger – met in summer 2008, in that first youthful flush of “hey wait, I don’t live with my parents anymore...” and began making some late-summer-appropriate house beats in Garageband. Studying avant-garde composition and working at a local radio station, Juenger realised that melody, verses and choruses exist in pop music for a reason: high-brow-experimental-self-referential-sound- sculpture was no way to get the ladies. Years passed, and they moved on from Garageband, started DJ-ing; things went full circle, their tastes changed, they started writing more music, paid some bills with DJ fees and bought some better equipment. By the summer of 2010, aided by friends and lovers, including featured vocalist Tom Eddy, Koplowitz and Juenger were sweating it out in an attic studio, walls coated in soundproofing lifted from a college radio station. Tracks were refined and polished, friends were dragged in to listen over and over again to tiny segments of music that wouldn’t make the cut. They had a few epiphanies: realising that the flow of an album really enhances each song, they applied the knowledge they had gleaned from the dancefloor. They borrowed some nostalgia. During this time, ‘Surf Noir’ transformed from a labour of love into an essential soundtrack reflecting the anticipation for the summer months when everyone cuts loose.

    Artists
    Beat Connection’s members – the duo of Jordan Koplowitz and...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #BeatConnection
    Tags All, Dance
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17238


11:45pm

El Ten Eleven
    Saturday March 17, 2012 11:45pm - 12:25am @ Sony Club @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles-based instrumental indie rock duo consisting of Kristian Dunn and Tim Fogarty. What separates El Ten Eleven from their musical peers is that they are only two musicians on stage creating pounding landscapes of sound with no laptops or sequencers. Dunn switches off (sometimes mid-song) between a double-neck bass/guitar and a fretless bass, while his feet dance on an extensive floorboard of looping devices and effects pedals. He plays everything live, loops himself and juggles all the layers of tracks on top of each other. Fogarty switches between traditional acoustic drums, roto toms and electronic drum pads, usually within each song. To add to the insanity, Fogarty will occasionally loop himself as well. The densely textured, atmospheric instrumental sounds of their first two full-length albums (the self-titled debut El Ten Eleven and their follow-up Every Direction Is North) have been praised alongside the work of such post-rock elite as Tortoise, Explosions in the Sky, and Sigur Rós. With their third album, These Promises Are Being Videotaped, the duo took a leap in a new musical direction more akin to the work of dance-rock envelope pushers Ratatat and Soulwax.
    For their fourth full length, It's Still Like A Secret (November 9, 2010), the duo has taken the best elements of their first three albums and combined them into something extraordinary. "On each record we learned a lot about what works and what doesn't,” Dunn explains. “This is hopefully the perfect amalgamation of everything we do.”

    Artists
    El Ten Eleven is a Los Angeles-based instrumental indie rock...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #ElTenEleven
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18359


12:45am

The Jealous Sound
 

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