Ahhhh!!!! It's that time of year again! Oh the shenanigans that are sure to ensue. One of which (and this is probably the most important of all) is our official SXSW Showcase! It's all going down on Thursday, March 14th at Red Eyed Fly (starts at 8pm), and we've got a killer lineup!
* RSVP does not guarantee entry (just gives us an idea of how many are interested in going). * Red Eyed Fly will have a limited amount of tickets at the door, but we're not sure how many. So get there early if you don't have a wristband or badge.
A lot of our bands will be playing multiple shows while in Austin this year, so be sure to check out each of their schedules below.
JAPANDROIDS 03/12 The JanSport Bonfire Sessions @ Viceland (401 Cesar Chavez St) - 11 PM 03/13 Vans SXSW Showcase @ The Mohawk (912 Red River St) - 7:30 PM
GENERATIONALS 3/13 Brooklyn Vegan Chicago & Epitonic Party @ Swan Dive (615 Red River St) - 5:15 PM 3/14 Filter Magazine & Dickie's Party @ Lustre Pearl (97 Rainey St) - 3 PM 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 1 AM 3/15 Quantum Collective Whole Foods Party @ Whole Foods (525 N Lamar Blvd) - 1 PM 3/16 Paste Magazine Party @ Stage on Sixth (508 E 6th St) - 1 PM 3/16 Third Shift Beer Party @ Holy Mountain (617 E 7th St) - 4:30 PM
WAMPIRE 3/13 Consequence of Sound Party @ The Parish (214 E 6th St) - 1 PM 3/13 Life or Death PR Party @ Scoot Inn (1308 E 4th St) - 8 PM 3/14 Austin Psych Fest Party @ Hotel Vegas (1500 E 6th St) - 1:30 PM 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 12 AM 3/15 Boost Case Party @ Malverde (400-B W 2nd St) - 3:15 PM 3/15 Bust Magazine Party @ The Pussy Palace (4407 Ave C) - 6 PM 3/15 SPIN House @ Easy Tiger (709 E. 6th St) - 12 AM 3/16 Blundertown/Sailor Jerry Presents @ Gypsy Lounge (1504 E. 6th St.) - 5 PM 3/16 REDEFINE Magazine Party @ House of Commons (2610 Rio Grande St) - 8 PM
SHUGO TOKUMARU 3/12 Terrorbird Party @ Red 7 (611 E 7th St) - 4:40 PM 3/13 SXSW Day Stage @ Austin Convention Center (500 E Cesar Chavez St) - 12 PM 3/14 Brooklyn Vegan Party @ 603 Red River - 1:30 PM 3/14 We Listen For You & Sonablast Party (1106 E 11th St) @ 3 PM 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 11 PM
DUSTED 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 9 PM 3/15 Halifax Pop Explosion Party @ Friends (Canada House) (208 E 6th St) - 1:45 PM 3/15 Under The Radar Magazine Party @ Flamingo Cantina (515 E 6th St) - 3:15 PM 3/16 Halifax Pop Explosion @ Friends (Canada House) (208 E 6th St) - 11 PM
STAGNANT POOLS 3/13 Consequence of Sound Party @ Palm Door (401 Sabine St) - 12 AM 3/14 Slip Productions/Hood Booking Party @ The Liberty (1618 1/2 E 6th St) - 1 PM 3/14 Austin Psych Fest Party @ Hotel Vegas & Volstead (1500 E 6th St) - 4:15 PM 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 8 PM
HAROUKI ZOMBI 3/13 Saddle Creek Records Showcase @ The Parish Underground (214 E 6th St) - 1 AM 3/14 Polyvinyl Records Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River St) - 10 PM
Consequence of Sound shot some great footage of Deerhoof at their recent performance at Le Guess Who? Festival in Holland. Deerhoof play a few songs from their latest album, Breakup Song, and drummer Greg Saunier gives an awesome interview. Watch it above!
Daytrotter just posted a brand new STRFKR session from when the guy's stopped by Good Danny's in Austin, TX. The session features a few new songs that appear on the band's upcoming album, Miracle Mile. Check it out RIGHT HERE.
Deerhoof recently got the chance to record a song for "Masters From Their Day," an on-going series that documents artists recording a song in just one day. In this episode, Deerhoof work with Chris Shaw, who has worked on tons of amazing records (Weezer's Blue Album, Public Enemy's It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, and more), on the song "Sexy, But Sparkly," which is featured on the vinyl version of our latest sampler, Hey Girl, Hey, available RIGHT HERE.
QRO Magazine wrote up a great review for Xiu Xiu's Portland show, even comparing Stewart's on-stage writhing with Morrissey. Follow the link below to read on. Also be sure to check out the live video above to see Jamie Stewart and Angela Seo performing "Hi".
Ever wonder what Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin's song "What'll We Do" would sound like if it were played on a Fender Rhodes? I'm probably not the only one out there!
Will and Phil recently did a stripped down session for The Denver Post's Reverb blog where they recorded versions of "What'll We Do," "Accident," and "Yellow Missing Signs." Watch the live take of "What'll We Do" above, then follow the link below to listen to the others.
If you weren't able to stay awake to watch of Montreal perform "Dour Percentage" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Wed, have no fear, because we've got the performance posted for you above. of Montreal killed it as always, and everyone had a blast!
Quick side note - the people who work at the Jimmy Fallon show gave of Montreal a disposable camera to play with backstage, so keep checking back on the Jimmy Fallon blog for the pictures. Some of them are going to be pretty awesome!
And don't forget! of Montreal's new album, Paralytic Stalks, is out now! Pick one up at your favorite local record store, or directly through us RIGHT HERE.
NME just posted a great video of Casiokids performing a stripped down version of the song "Golden Years," which appears on their latest album, Aabenbaringen over aaskammen. Check out the video above then head to NME at the link below.
To close out the Ghost Town live video series, Mike revisited the same location seen in the first video, his own home. Check out this performance of "Everyone's Asleep in the House but Me," the last track off Ghost Town.
Be sure and visit the Owen YouTube channel to see all the past videos. There's one for each song off Ghost Town.
Here's Mike doing a live performance of "Mother's Milk Breath" (track 8 off the new Owen album, Ghost Town) at Salvage One in Chicago. Be sure to check out the Owen YouTube channel for the rest of the videos in the ongoing Ghost Town live series. If you haven't had a chance to check out Ghost Town yet, you can stream it / order it RIGHT HERE.
What better place for an intimate live performance than in the middle of a high-end, bustling kitchen? For Mike's latest live video for "No Language," he hooked up with the people at Graham Elliot's restaurant in Chicago and filmed this piece. Check it out above, then head to the Owen YouTube channel to see the rest of the videos in the ongoing series.
Last week's wig shop video was probably the most interesting location for the ongoing series of live Owen videos, but I think this week's may have just topped it. Watch Mike perform "An Animal" at The Butcher & Larder in Chicago above.
"An Animal" is the 6th track off the new Owen album, Ghost Town, which is out now. Follow the links below to purchase the album through our online store and to watch more live videos.
Pick the oddest place to shoot a video, and you've got Owen's latest release. Mike Kinsella plays "The Armoire" in Heads and Threads Boutique in Chicago- surrounded by watching mannequins and wigs, not to mention fans. Shot by Craig Shimala, it features the 5th track off of Ghost Town.
While in Paris Loney Dear was filmed in an entire concert length video, featuring old and new songs. Intimate with sepia tones, blurred effects, and the backdrop of Paris' skyline, it's a must-see for all Loney Dear fans. Check it out above!
Here's the latest live Owen video for you all to enjoy. This time Mike took a trip to The Chicago Theatre to play "O, Evelyn...," which is the 3rd track off the upcoming album, Ghost Town. Check it out above, then follow the links below to watch the past 2 videos and to purchase Ghost Town.