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7:00pm

Mike Rocket

8:00pm

Love Inks

9:00pm

Sphynx
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Cory Dennis, Todd Harris, and Aaron Miller's first glimpse of success came in high school with The El Guapos, an indie-rock outfit that disbanded after three years of packed Austin venues, a capacity performance at the 2009 NAMM SXSW-Underage showcase, and a botched European record deal. While Miller and Harris studied at The University of Texas, Dennis honed his recording and production skills, founding Indie Fort Studios and receiving acclaim for his work with award-winning baroque-pop group, Mother Falcon. The three remained best friends and it wasn't long before they embarked on another musical project, this time experimenting with pop and electronic music. They called it Sphynx.

    Artists
    Cory Dennis, Todd Harris, and Aaron Miller's first glimpse of...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Sphynx
    Tags 21+, Pop
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17234


10:00pm

Little Lo
    Tuesday March 13, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    From Zoe Cordes Selbin, The Austin Chronicle:

    "I just told my mom that we're official showcasing artists at South by Southwest for the first time," says Stephanie Groudle, violinist of Little Lo. "She was so proud, and reminisced about dropping me off to volunteer at the Festival just a few years ago. I was so stoked to be a part of the Festival, and now I'm playing officially.

    "It never dawned on me that I'd get to do this!"

    The excitement within Little Lo almost rivals the excitement of its audiences. These young locals have been sweeping Austin with their lush indie rock. Featuring dual male-female vocals, a folk tinge, and complex instrumentation, Little Lo's hitting on all cylinders.

    "We've gone on tours of the East and West Coast, and it's really nice to get out and play music for other people," says singer/guitarist Ryan McGill. "It's inspirational for songwriting to realize that people who live more than 50 miles away from you will hear your songs."

    Bigger fan bases aside, the local sixpiece knows there's no place like home.

    "It's amazing just to be part of the Austin scene right now," enthuses saxophonist Ian Rogers. "Seeing other bands in Austin pushes me to be better. Moving here has made me become the musician that I never thought I could be."

    Indeed, while none of the members of Little Lo are native Austinites, they all feel very passionate about the city. "We're extremely grateful to have Austin as a home, and there's no other city I'd rather play music in," says McGill.

    Post-SXSW plans include recording a 7-inch single, but for now, the band is focused on making the most of the Fest.

    "I want to see all the people and music, and meet everyone," says Rogers. "South by Southwest is so exciting –the hustle and bustle of the music industry, art, and everything meets in this tiny area. It's so fun to go and just immerse yourself in all of it!"

    Rogers pauses and grins before continuing.

    "I'm excited to pretend I'm famous for a week."



    Artists
    Little Lo is an independent folk-rock sextet hailing from Austin...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #LittleLo
    Info Y
    Tags Music, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18590


11:00pm

The Zoltars

12:00am

Dikes of Holland

1:00am

The Frontier Brothers

8:00pm

Soft Swells

8:50pm

My Jerusalem
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:50pm - 9:25pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    What’s a nice boy like Jeff Klein doing on the Lower East Side, doling out bruised rock anthems instead of taking up a nice, steady dental practice? Instead of being corrupted by cigarettes and whiskey, and transforming himself into one of the most accomplished purveyors of urban Americana, Klein could have maybe put down the guitar and pursued the rabbinical study. But after years of going it alone with critically acclaimed solo albums and working with fellow tarnished souls like Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan, Klein is finally making up for whatever heartbreak he’s caused his family by revisiting the Holy Land of My Jerusalem—though as the possessive indicates, it’s still on his own terms. Hey, it could have been worse, Papa Klein. He could have been Philip Roth, and spent 40 years writing about his penis.

    Artists
    “Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #MyJerusalem
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15775


9:40pm

The Calm Blue Sea

10:35pm

Gliss

11:30pm

Pomegranates

12:20am

The Black and White Years

1:20am

Ume
    Thursday March 15, 2012 1:20am - 1:55am @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    At the front of the stage, Lauren Larson wrangles her guitar. She bends the strings, attacks chords, her fingers blurred as they feverishly travel up and down the neck doling out lick after melodic lick while her hair whips and spins and she explodes with each blast of the drummer’s crashing cymbals. On stage, the unassuming 5-foot-2 frontwoman towers, rendered gargantuan by the ferocity of her guitar work and the propulsive power of her band Ume (pronounced ooo-may). Conjuring deft arpeggios and spacey solos from her electric with an unbridled intensity, Lauren’s electrifying energy stirs up the sonic cyclone released by the Austin-based noise rock trio anchored by her husband Eric Larson’s growling, rumbling bass and their new powerhouse drummer Rachel Fuhrer’s hard-hit thundering rhythms. Call it intelligent punk, meticulous garage rock, or hyperactive shoegaze, the music of Ume is an amped-up soundstorm emboldened by contradictions.

    Artists
    For Ume, music is the embodiment of contradiction. The Austin...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #Ume
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17858


8:00pm

Foam Lake
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Four blood brothers creating infectiously catchy rock n roll laden with synth textures, dynamic rhythms, contemplative lyricism and luscious guitars. That’s the genius of Saskatoon’s post-pop rockers Foam Lake. Equally at home with swirling keyboard tones as with jagged driven guitars, they far exceed the sum of their individual parts.
    With all the energy of a handful of amphetamines but the careful deliberateness of a philosophy major, Foam Lake craft majestic rock songs that shimmer with hooks at every turn while still retaining the raw emotion at the heart of every great band. Their debut full-length, “Force and Matter” - a succinct 38 minute package of harmonic glory, burrows its way into your earhole and doesn’t let go.
    Comprehending the importance of maximizing their dynamic range, the record swings from absolute thunder to quiet whisper at the drop of a hat. Eldest brother Paul Ross’ songwriting places melody at the forefront of the entire album, demonstrating the importance of knowing when less is more by abandoning frivolous embellishment and instead delivering only exactly enough of what is needed. Barrett’s sinewy bass lines anchor the songs with a nimble character, and Tyler’s drumming punctuates the songs by abandoning the straight backbeat in favour of inventive patterns that push and pull. With youngest brother Kalen adding the textural polish through synth and guitar parts, the songs are painted brilliantly with a fully balanced palette of musical colours.
    Drawing on a wealth of touring experience serving as roots mastermind Shuyler Jansen’s backing band, and Paul and Barrett’s previous service as half of the sibling supergroup Bloodlines (which saw them make stops at SXSW, CMJ, NXNE and even China), Foam Lake possesses every venue they enter with a combined spirit and determination that saturates the crowd with an energy and emotion that most bands only dream of transmitting.
    The four brothers’ sound is heavily influenced by their father’s extensive record collection which impressed upon them the energy of the Ramones, the grit of Neil Young and My Bloody Valentine, and the lyrical smartness of the Smiths. Taking these influences and shaping them in an entirely new way results in Foam Lake pushing past musical revivalism and forging into brave new sonic territory.

    Artists
    Four blood brothers creating infectiously catchy rock n roll...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #FoamLake
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16960


9:00pm

Yukon Blonde
    Thursday March 15, 2012 9:00pm - 9:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    Yukon Blonde are road warriors. The young band spent the last year and a half raking in tour milage throughout cities in North America and Europe. Highlights of the journey include over 30 nearly sold out shows with Good Old War in and appearances at SXSW, Milwaukee Summerfest and CMJ’s Music Marathon amongst others. With 60+ North American tour dates slotted to round out the year, the Kelowna BC quartet are following up their Polaris and WCMC award nominated debut LP with the fall release of their Fire//Water EP via Nevado Records (Bahamas, Library Voices).

    Artists
    Yukon Blonde are road warriors. The young band spent the last...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #YukonBlonde
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18272


10:00pm

Library Voices
    Thursday March 15, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Library Voices are a seven-piece pop collective from Regina, Saskatchewan that blends tremolo soaked guitars with analog synths, vintage organs, circuit bent electronics, accordion, saxophone, strings, theremin, Tenori-on, and glockenspiel. Since forming in spring of 2008, the group has operated at a feverish pace given their infectious musical blend of bubblegum synth-folk. The release of their sophomore record, Summer Of Lust (Nevado Records / Dine Alone Records) has also provided for constant tour mileage through North America in 2011. They’ve been heralded by SPIN as an “undiscovered band you need to hear now” and have been featured in The New Yorker, La Blogotheque, NYLON Magazine and more.

    Artists
    Library Voices are a seven-piece pop collective from Regina...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #LibraryVoices
    Tags 21+, Pop
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16930


11:00pm

Jordan Cook

12:00am

Said The Whale
    Friday March 16, 2012 12:00am - 12:40am @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
    In the five years since Said The Whale formed, the band's hook-heavy, pop-rock sound has propelled them to successes that include a nationally televised documentary, a JUNO Award victory, and a seemingly endless series of tours around the globe. In an age of overnight internet sensations, theirs is a true grassroots success story.
    With the new wave-tinged single "Heavy Ceiling" already making its mark on the Canadian rock/alternative charts and videos for all 15 album tracks to exclusively debut online, Little Mountain is shaping up to be one of the landmark indie rock albums of 2012. And if the last five years have taught us anything, it's that Said The Whale will continue to win over audiences the old fashioned way: with relentless touring, killer songs, and big-hearted passion.

    Artists
    With Little Mountain, Said The Whale has crafted its most adventurous...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #SaidTheWhale
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18013


1:00am

Shout Out Out Out Out
    Friday March 16, 2012 1:00am - 1:55am @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    Spanish Moss And Total Loss, Shout Out Out Out Out's third full length album since forming in 2004, is their most melodic, textured, and interesting record to date. The new album shows Shout Out Out Out Out growing as songwriters, with a strong melodic focus, and an expanded base of instrumentation. Their vast collection of analog synths has grown, and features very heavily, alongside saxophone, Rhodes piano, baritone guitar, and of course their signature double drummers, and vocoder laden vocals. The new album features a wider variety of tempos and feels than Shout Out Out Out Out's acclaimed previous two albums, while still maintaining the dancefloor filling energy they are known for. The influence of Disco, classic House, Krautrock and cosmic synth music are all present, with a hint of the punk background and ethic of the 6 piece band's roots lurking in the shadows. Recorded at the new Audio Department Studio in Edmonton over the course of 3 months using a wide variety of analog gear, Spanish Moss And Total Loss sounds simply fantastic.

    Artists
    Shout Out Out Out Out are a 6 member electronic music act based...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #ShoutOutOutOutOut
    Tags 21+, Electronic
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS15422


8:00pm

The Balconies

9:00pm

Current Swell

10:00pm

Cuff the Duke

11:00pm

Arkells

12:00am

Young Empires

1:00am

Down With Webster

8:00pm

Ben Caplan & the Casual Smokers

9:00pm

The Stanfields

10:00pm

Dog Day
    Saturday March 17, 2012 10:00pm - 10:40pm @ Trinity Hall (401 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)

    After a series of disfiguring rearrangements and amputations, Seth Smith and Nancy Urich ripped out the heart of their band and split for the country. After some time, they learned to forget about the city and to get by fine with just each other. The sound is driven. They started their own label and screen printed the records, keeping it loose and fun. The new two piece drum and guitar, wife and husband approach lets the songs shine bright. The new record, Deformer is simple and raw in that way that can only come through some kind of earned rock and roll wisdom – being weirdly obsessed for too many years. So here we have the deepest Dog Day fantasy yet. Dark, powerful songs of love and hate, the forest, the sea, dreaming… the deformation into a gang of two.

    Artists
    After a series of disfiguring rearrangements and amputations...


    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #DogDay
    Tags 21+, Rock
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS17319


11:00pm

Wintersleep

12:00am

The Sheepdogs

1:00am

Rich Aucoin
 

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