Right after their widely-covered flare-up with McDonalds, Ex Cops are set to perform in Austin this year. They are ready to prove that their new album Daggers, is well worth a listen, even after all the fast food-related chatter.
3/16 – Scoot Inn (Applauze/Band of the Day Party) [6pm]
3/17 – Slide Bar (Harry Fox Agency Showcase) [2pm]
3/18 – The Majestic (Official Showcase) [9pm]
3/20 – Empire Control Room (Baeble Music Day Party) [2:30pm]
Playmates, Jack Ladder’s first on Fat Possum, features artist Sharon Van Etten on two tracks. The new albumfinds Jack Ladder at a creative peak, moving on from the darker roads into the curious, bold sounds which makes Playmates so captivating.
3/19 – Ironwood Music Hall [2:15pm]
3/19 – Parish (Official Showcase) [8:15pm]
3/20 – Red Eyed Fly (Another Planet Showcase) [2:30pm]
3/20 – Aussie BBQ (Brush Square Park) [5:15pm]
3/21 – SXSJ (Hotel San José) [3pm]
3/21 – Red Eyed Fly (Terrible Records Showcase) [9pm]
Doomtree, the hip hop collective from Minneapolis consists of members Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims. They started off as a mess of friends fooling around after school, trying to make music without reading the manual. A decade and fifty releases later, it’s official — Doomtree is now a real, live label with international distribution.
3/19 – Karma Lounge (Doomtree Records Showcase) [8pm-2am]
3/20 – Swan Dive (Noise Trade/Clif Green Notes) [1pm]
3/20 – Empire Control Room (Baeble Music Day Party) [3pm]
3/20 – The Liberty (BreakThru Radio Day Party) [5:45pm]
Hoping to draw crowds in Austin, Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, Sharon Van Etten and The Shins collaborator Cat Martinoand co-producer/multi-instrumentalist Sven Britt are releasing some of their new soulful electronic pop music. Expect In The Wilderness this spring on Joyful Noise.
3/18 – W Hotel/Trace Patio [5pm]
3/19 – Aquarium on 6th (Shipwrecked 2015) [7pm]
3/19 – The 405 (Joyful Noise Recordings Showcase) [9:40pm]
The Everymen, the fun and unpretentious group from New Jersey are bringing party rock to Austin. Take the speed of punk rock and the spirit of Springsteen and you’ll only be a few cheap beers away from approximating their sound. It’ll be hard to miss the eight or so members onstage down at SXSW, not that you’d want to.
3/18 – The Ginger Man (Blurt/Dogfish Head Party) [6pm]