Our unofficial SXSW event’s official flier will be posted at a few favorite places, including record stores, around Austin over the weekend. Scanning the QR code directs camera phone users to the official unofficial event blog, where they may click on the “About” link for more party info and to RSVP.
RSVP is not required to our free event, but you may want to check on the best times to enjoy complimentary drinks, courtesy of our sponsors.
The alt-country indie band featuring songwriting and singing duo Rich Russell and Landry McMeans were wonderful performers last year, and we welcome The Lonesome Heroes back after a year of touring and live performances in town that have wooed many more lifetime fans.
Don’t miss the cosmic country songs of The Lonesome Heroes at Bernadette’s on Tuesday, March 13, 3:20pm.
Georgette (Austin, TX) [Tuesday, March 13, 2:40pm]
The band’s name implies a fabric of lightweight sheerness, but the sound of Austin indie ensemble Georgette brings a weighted songwriting and musicianship tapestry of folk, jazz, and popular music to the stage and studio. Formed when singer/songwriter Natasha Dahanayake met local musicians Jesse Chan and Ellen Murray, Georgette soon included Catie Johnson, and a few other talented supporting musicians featured in live performances and recordings.
Before they grace Bernadette’s with a performance at Indie Radio Rocks The World 2 on Tuesday, March 13 (2:40pm), listen to Georgette live at West By West Campus, Saturday, February 25, Eden House stage, 9pm.
Dudes Die (Austin, TX) [Wednesday, March 14, 1:20pm]
Dudes Die Bring ‘Coloratura’ To Austin’s Indie Rock
Celebrating an aptly named full length album, Coloratura, Austin based Dudes Die is discovering a growing fan base and critical recognition for their emotive melodic and rhythmic approach to rock music. Dudes Die exude both the joy of garage rock jamming and the spirituality of psychedelic grooving.
Bloody Beach (Bergen, Norway) [Wednesday, March 14, 12:40pm]
Where to begin with Bloody Beach?… Maybe with their international appeal.
“The music of Bloody Beach is a conglomerate of musical styles from around the world, but always with a firm foothold in energetic indie rock. Everyone from Turkish DJs to Scandinavian indie kids has been blown away by their live performances. Danceable songs fronted by a great front man, which have the power to turn any audience into a smiling, dancing crowd.”
The eclectic indie band from Norway’s appeal is evident in their “Gonzo” style of music as performers, and as music lovers with a penchant for compiling and sharing favorite tunes from around the world (see Bloody Beach Pirate Radio IV).
Other Bloody Beach performances during SXSW TBA soon, but don’t miss their performance @ Bernadette’s Wednesday afternoon.
New wave trio Art Institute releases an eponymous split EP 7” with Austin’s KNIFIGHT the same week they perform at Indie Radio Rocks The World 2. The band’s name suggests more of an irreverent (piss)take on the art schools that profit more than the certified artists that graduate, but Art Institute does sound artful, blending their loves of early new wave, and post punk music with an artless exuberance not to be missed live.
Indie Radio Rocks The World doesn’t have a list of other parties for Art Institute yet, but we will update this post with date/s and time/s as soon as we get an update for our second day’s awesome opening band.