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8:00pm

9:00pm

Grape St.

10:00pm

Quiet Company
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Quiet Company
    Quiet Company is from Austin , Texas — a city rich in musical diversity, enormous talent and
    towering musical history—but the quintet brings their own unique brand of indie power pop that
    sets them apart. What started as a solo project of prolific frontman Taylor Muse eventually grew
    to a full band with the addition of Tommy Blank (Guitar), Matt Parmenter (Bass), Jeff Weathers
    (Drums) and Cody Ackors (Trombone). Quiet Company has forged a familiar yet unique
    celebratory pop-rock sound layered with introspective lyrics that explore love, death and incisive
    observations about human nature.
    2010 was a breakout year of sorts for the five-piece group upon the release of “Songs for
    Staying In”, which features singles that landed regular rotations on almost every rock and
    pop radio station in Austin, and TV placements on MTV’s The Real World: New Orleans,
    E! Channel’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The hard-earned buzz earned them a live
    taping in Austin City Limits Studio 6a, as well as acting roles (as themselves) on ABC’s former
    documentary drama My Generation.
    The band’s latest endeavor, “We Are All Where We Belong”—mixed by legendary engineer
    Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, The Cure)—chronicles the many different emotions that a person
    goes through in a break up: sadness, resentment, self-doubt, but ultimately hope and the
    indescribable joy and freedom that comes from the realization of making the right decision.
    “It is easily the most personal thing I’ve ever written,” Muse said. “It is, essentially, a break up
    record, only the romance that’s ending was between myself and religion.”
    Musically, the album maintains the band’s richly arranged, consistently catchy pop hooks and
    encompassing vocal harmonies but explores new territory with full orchestral arrangements and
    new sonic textures. Lyrically, the album is a departure from the former “Songs For Staying In”
    but the juxtaposition of heavier lyrical content and their trademarked upbeat sound makes for an
    engaging, above-the-cut musical experience.
    Quiet Company recently teamed up with Grooveshark and Rocket Science to release the new
    album. Leveraging the strengths of both companies to spearhead a truly progressive music
    marketing endeavor, the relationship provides a realistic strategy to provide a road map that
    artists can use to achieve success in a rapidly changing industry.
    Since the band’s inception in 2005, Quiet Company has traveled the country far and wide,
    logging more than 400 shows since 2007 including performing in front of 10,000 people at
    KGSR’s annual Blues On The Green in Zilker park, several sold out shows at House of Blues
    and have had the opportunity to share the stage with bands such as Toadies, Rooney, Evan
    Dando and Bob Schneider among others.
    From the band’s inception through their rapid growth, the goal has never changed: To write
    intelligent, epic pop music that shines with honesty and provokes self-reflection.

    Artists
    Quiet Company is joyful, magnificent indie powerpop. If you love...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #QuietCompany
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18559


11:00pm

Dead Sands
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 11:00pm - 11:40pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Dead Sands is a Brooklyn based band comprised of Daniel Wood (ex. ...Trail of Dead), Miyuki Furtado (ex. Rogers Sisters) and Jessie Nelson (ex. Head Automatica). Dead Sands pays homage to the Psychedelic rock of the late 1960's channeling bands such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zepplin and Can, while adding a fresh modern interpretation. Dead Sands stresses flowing three part harmonies while delivering focused and exhilarating instrumentation. One Year ago Dead Sands set out to record a four part collection of music titled Centuries I-IV. The band has currently recorded the first two installments (Centuries I and II) in the collection and is releasing them digitally on Dont Cry records based out of NYC, as well as releasing handmade collectable limited ed. cassettes at all shows. Over the last 6 months Dead Sands has been performing regionally to packed crowds with an eye for heavy touring over 2012-13.

    Artists
    Dead Sands is a Brooklyn based band comprised of Daniel Wood...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #DeadSands
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19088


12:00am

Amplified Heat

1:00am

Not In The Face!!
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00am - 1:50am @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)

    From Kevin Curtain, The Austin Chronicle:

    "Last time we got pulled over on tour, the cop asked what kind of band we were," says Not in the Face's singer/guitarist Jonathan Terrell from behind the wheel of the duo's diesel van. "We said, 'We're a country band' and he let us go."

    From the locals' tour playlists – Gary Stewart, Alabama, and when in east Texas, 104.1FM the Ranch – you'd believe they are. In the backseat, the tattoo of Wes Cargal's drumsticks on a practice pad underscores John Anderson's 1991 hit "Straight Tequila Night." He's disciplined and meticulous, the kind of guy who practices on the way to the show and compares his drum style to "putting on a 15-year-old pair of Levi's." Big white vans are familiar territory for Cargal, who grew up touring the motocross circuit and previously hit the road with rockers White Rhino.

    Tonight, they're at Fast Freddy's, a dump of a pool hall in Longview, right around where Terrell and Cargal grew up. The hometown crowd watches the pair detonate a possessed version of Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You" and goes crazy for explosive original fare like "Downtown Girl," which showcases Terrell's soulful and textured singing. The unhinged abandon emanating from the twosome is purely emotional. Terrell's six-string work, while frenetic, is no thrash job but rather a thing of precision and carefully cultivated taste. Cargal looks like Mitch Mitchell: a whirlwind of fills and build-ups, bringing the jam to complex heights and dropping it into a swinging, swaggering pocket of rock & roll thunder.

    Heading home afterward, the familiar sounds of Tom Petty's Greatest Hits fill the van, and Terrell's classic rock sensibilities reveal themselves.

    "I think people are moving away from playing an instrument," he says. "They just go home and write a bunch of shitty beats on the computer. I think it's rude to every band that's out there playing the bass and playing the drums."

    Cargal concurs: "It's sterile. There's no soul in it anymore. That's a big thing to us. We play hard, with soul, and push the boundaries of what we can do as a twopiece."



    Artists
    It's all for fun, we're having a laugh, we named it Not in the...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #NotInTheFace!!
    Info Y
    Tags AustinChronicle, Music, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19217


8:00pm

FIDLAR
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)

    It's easy to get frustrated with 'labels' so excuse me as I throw some around trying to describe my new favorite band. What about just calling it fucking Rock ‘n’ Roll? Punk? Drunk? I mean, it's not about drinking - though drinking really helps. Sometimes you need to be lubricated to get the fuel that drives the bratty, playfully druggy, unseeingly tight-but-sloppy punk anthems that define FIDLAR. It's easier to perpetuate adolescence in a rehearsal space with cases of beer and your best friends than at some day job. The cliches of guitars, sweat and beers - that bring to mind dudes who’ve watched Airheads a few too many times - have modern parallels in bands, garages, D.I.Y. labels, basements and studios too numerous to mention or give a shit about. However, FIDLAR is a breath of fresh air amid this age of censored hiss and pop,. It's like your favorite band when you were 15 but only louder, more drunk and ready to ollie your head just to bail the board on your teeth because, as the acronym states - Fuck It Dog Life's A Risk. - Alex Kaiser

    Artists
    "Thanks for coming, man. Want some bum juice?" | "What the fuck...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #FIDLAR
    Tags All, Punk
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18568


9:00pm

10:00pm

Jimmy Cliff

11:30pm

 
 

TBA

Kill The Noise

TBA

Porter Robinson

TBA

TBA

Zedd

7:30pm

Child In Disguise

8:15pm

Nick Thayer

9:00pm

The M Machine

10:00pm

Kill The Noise

11:00pm

Alvin Risk

12:00am

Porter Robinson

1:00am

8:00pm

A Lot Like Birds

8:45pm

Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
    Friday March 16, 2012 8:45pm - 9:15pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)

    You won’t come across a band like Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! everyday. C!N,CC! formed in September 2007 with one goal in mind: TO MAKE FRIENDS ALL OVER THE WORLD. This 5 piece band out of Paris France not only crosses multiple borders to spread their music, but they cross genre lines as well. If you like any of the following: Pop Punk, Metal, Indie or Hardcore, you will loveC!N,CC! After 30 seconds of listening to C!N,CC!, you can instantly tell that they love what they do and that they want you to be a part of their family. Under the direction of The Artery Foundation, inVogue Records (US) and Ice Grill$ (JP), you will soon see C!N,CC! all over the globe, get ready, it promises to be a wild ride. C!N,CC! leaves you with the following message: Come to our shows, bring your friends and have a blast.

    Artists
    You won’t come across a band like Chunk! No, Captain Chunk...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Chunk!No, CaptainChunk!
    Tags All, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16260


9:30pm

A Skylit Drive

10:15pm

11:00pm

11:45pm

Woe Is Me

12:30am

Chelsea Grin
    Saturday March 17, 2012 12:30am - 1:30am @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    One year in a dog’s life equals seven for a human. Dog years are a lot like touring musician years: Being on the road and learning from more seasoned bands, playing music every night, traveling together every day, a lot of growth happens at super-human speed. “For a fulltime musician, a year is a long time; one album is a huge difference. We love that album [Desolation of Eden, Chelsea Grin’s debut] but like any musician, old stuff is old stuff, when you get better you want to write different things,” Chelsea Grin bassist David Flinn says, revealing, “We all sat down and talked about what we wanted the new album to be—we wanted it to include ideas that date back to our EP but open up to things we listen to now like Thrice, Black Dahlia Murder, and indie rock. We didn’t want to put out the typical deathcore album. “

    Artists
    One year in a dog’s life equals seven for a human. Dog years...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #ChelseaGrin
    Tags All, Metal
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16157


8:00pm

Fort Knox (Host)

8:45pm

Boog Brown
    Saturday March 17, 2012 8:45pm - 9:00pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Currently based in Atlanta, Detroit-native Boog Brown is not only an emcee, poet, and publisher, but she describes herself as a “lover, fighter and artist.” With tracks like “The Essence,” “Dope Girl Magic,” and “The Mirror,” Brown collaborated with noted hip hop artists and producers including Illastrate, Rita J, Aarophat, Apollo Brown, Invincible,and 14KT, who describes her voice as “the illest.” According to 14KT, “Boog displays truth, confidence, style and a strong sense of integrity in hip hop.” She describes the forthcoming Brown Study LP, a collaborative project with producer Apollo Brown, as the “most vulnerable” she has been musically.
    Look for "Brown Study" by Boog Brown and Apollo Brown and the "Brown Study Remixes" featuring production by Georgia Ann Muldrow, 14KT and Illastrate.

    Artists
    Currently based in Atlanta, Detroit-native Boog Brown is not...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #BoogBrown
    Tags All, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19854


9:10pm

Laws

9:35pm

Young Scolla

10:00pm

Jon Connor

10:25pm

Killa Kyleon
    Saturday March 17, 2012 10:25pm - 10:40pm @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Born and raised in Houston, Texas (Southside) and killing with some of the illest bars in the rap game. He’s better known as Killa Kyleon. Receiving his name Kyleon from Houston underground legend Big Pokey and being a product of the legendary Houston collective Screwed Up Click, headed by DJ Screw. He began his career at a young age, building his name in the Houston underground rap scene. While making noise in the area, Killa caught the attention of Slim Thug and his Boss Hogg Outlawz imprint. Impressed by his talent on the mic, Killa began his long path and friendship alongside Slim Thug, steering the ship of the Boss Hogg Outlawz movement as the follow-up artist to the labels flagship artist. Though well known in the H-Town quarters, regionally, and being featured on the nationally released Boss Hogg Outlawz Compilations, Killa began to breakaway from Boss Hogg and decided to take control of his future and leave his label after many years and move forward as a independent artist. With his master plan in place, Killa wasted no time in and showing the Hip-Hop world that Houston still has talent and lyricism down in the Lone Star State. Beginning his movement, he featured on Wiz Khalifa’s Kush & OJ with the infectious record Spotlight. He has released mixtapes with DJ Drama: Natural Born Killa and his Candy Paint and Texas Plates series 1 & 2. As well as many critically acclaimed features with many of today's biggest artist and his own freestyles. Killa Kyleon easily stands out as one of the best and most diverse artists in the Texas area and as veteran in this rap game, first as a supporting player and now as the featured act. Killa Kyleon is finally ready to make a personal statement of his own. “RUN IT” is a testament to his hard work and creative personal vision.

    Artists
    http://killakyleonrunit.com


    Type Band, Official
    Tags All, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19855


11:15pm

Jarren Benton

12:05am

Hopsin
    Sunday March 18, 2012 12:05am - 12:20am @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Hopsin has been described as the new face of West Coast hip hop, known for shocking lyrics that challenge both mainstream rap ideals and those that hype them. His debut album Gazing at the Moonlight was released in 2009 to great acclaim and his video for "Sag My Pants," released in 2010, as since received more than 8 million views on YouTube. Hopsin has worked with multi-platinum recording artist B.o.B. and on independent rapper Tech N9ne's album All 6's and 7's, among other notable collaborations. He is just off a 30 city, global fall tour and his audience continues to grow as he works on new music for 2012.

    Artists
    “The whole thing that got me here was controversy,” admits...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Hopsin
    Tags All, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS19069


12:30am

1:00am

Brother Ali

1:30am

Prodigy/Mobb Deep

9:00pm

Agnes Mercedes

10:00pm

Toguna

11:30pm

Bombasta
    Sunday March 18, 2012 11:30pm - 12:20am @ The Main (603 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Bombasta has performed through out Texas and beyond, from the west coast of central Mexico to workshopping and teaching kids in Georgia; this unique musical ensemble carries the pride of San Antonio's barrio streets on their back, where ever they travel. Bombasta has been fortunate enough to share the stage with some great national and international acts, including: Los Lobos, Sergent Garcia, B-Side Players, Salvador Santana, Kinky, Charanga Cakewalk, Tropa F, Pistolera and Grupo Fantasma, just to name a few and have been known to be joined on stage by the likes of Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Jesse Borrego and DJ Kane.

    Artists
    Bombasta has performed through out Texas and beyond, from the...


    Type Band, Official
    Tags All, Latin Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS20083


 

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