Feuding Fathers (Austin & San Antonio, Texas) [Wednesday, March 14, 4:00pm]
Feuding Fathers are an eclectic trio from two cities that have become Texas indie music’s heart of experimentation. What at first sounds like a half-baked melange of words and music, becomes an engaging art of sound in recordings and live performances.
Experience the experimental rock sounds of Feuding Fathers on bandcamp, and live at Bernadette’s on day two of Indie Radio Rocks The World 2.
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.
The Escatones Bare All For The Love of Psychedelic Surf Rock
The photo is a rarity and a bit of an inside joke, because The Escatones (Houston via Galveston, TX and Detroit, MI) are known for an undressed sense of expression on stage, as well as donning house dresses. But they are becoming even better known for their expressive garage rock that blends psychedelic and surf styles.
Hear The Escatones (and see what they may or may not be wearing) on Wednesday afternoon at Bernadette’s.
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.
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.
The Houston indie rock scene has a sweetheart: The Tontons, and they’re pitching woo to the rest of America with their current tour after releasing the Golden EP.
Expect The Tontons to win over more ears and hearts of music lovers in Austin during SXSW. Details of official and unofficial showcases forthcoming, but don’t forget to schedule to hear them Wednesday afternoon at Bernadette’s.