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Merge at SXSW

March 4th, 2010

Merge Showcase @ Cedar Street

208 West 4th St b/t Colorado & Lavaca

Thursday, March 18th

7:30 PM

(from first to last)

Special Guest

Let’s Wrestle

Radar Brothers

She & Him

Wye Oak

Lou Barlow + the missingmen

The Love Language

Merge @ Homeslice Pizza’s “Music by the Slice” Party

1415 Congress Ave.

Free & Open to the public

Thursday, March 18:

1:30 pm The Love Language

2:15 pm Radar Brothers

Friday, March 19:

Noon Let’s Wrestle

3:45 Wye Oak

6:45 Lou Barlow

Bighassle media at SXSW

March 4th, 2010


Acrylics Brooklyn-based Acrylics’ debut EP, All the Fire, is produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear and is the first release on he and Ethan Silverman’s label Terrible Records. Check out their Pitchfork “Rising” feature.
Wed. 3/17 – SESAC DAY STAGE Convention Center TBC-1-3 and Live Broadcast
Wed. 3/17 – Peckerheads, The Music Slut Day Party – 4pm
Wed. 3/17 – Plush – 7:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Hype Machine, VICE – 1:45pm
Fri. 3/19 – Gibson Room, Cantora Showcase – 9pm
Sat. 3/20 – Urban Outfitters – 12:45pm
Sat. 3/20 – Moose Lodge, La Snacks – 4:30pm

ARMS “[Brooklyn-based] ARMS is a one-man pop confectionary machine created by Todd Goldstein (of Harlem Shakes)… ARMS’ debut has already been warmly embraced in the UK, but now those in need of swoon-appropriate melancholy-pop can finally get their paws on this little gem.” – Interview Magazine
Thu. 3/18 – Club Primos, La Snacks – 5:30pm
Thu. 3/18 – Galaxy Room, Hardly Art Showcase – 7:30pm
Sat. 3/20 – Pianos Day Party – TBA

CasiokidsNorwegian group sign to Polyvinyl for their US debut! “My favourite Norwegian discovery, Casiokids (…) switch styles so much that it’s hard to really pin them down–variables include high, winsome vocals, rubbery 8-bit melodies, dancey backing tracks, slashy post-punk guitars, [and] a multi-media stage show…” –Pitchfork
Sat. 3/13 – New York, NY – Pianos w/Spleen United
Sun. 3/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield w/The Megaphonic Thrift, Spleen United, The Good The Bad
Tue. 3/16 – The Mohawk, Media Temple Party
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pet Care Awareness Stage-1:10pm
Wed. 3/17 – Creekside Lounge, Shout It Out Loud Party – 4pm
Wed. 3/17 – Plush, Giant Steps Party – 6pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Red House Pizzeria, Moshi Moshi Party-12pm
Thu. 3/18 – Cedar Street Courtyard, Filter Magazine Party-3pm
Sat. 3/20 – Galaxy Room, Polyvinyl Showcase – 10pm

CFCF – Montreal-based DJ and electronic artist CFCF (aka Michael Silver) “resurrects ’80s keys and synths, modifying them into a hybrid of sturdy structure mixed with vintage minor chord melody.”- The Fader
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pet Care Awareness Stage – 12:45 pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Fader Stage – 5pm-8pm
Thu. 3/18 – Speakeasy, Paper Bag Records Official SXSW Showcase – 8pm-2am
Fri. 3/19 – Dub Frequency Lounge -1:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Vice Magazine Party – 5:30pm
Sat. 3/20 – NYLON Magazine Party – 9pm

Class Actress – “Unabashedly slick electro-pop beats juxtaposed with coy, romantically depressed vocals courtesy of star-in-the-making Elizabeth Harper.” – (Cover Story) Brooklyn’s Sonic Boom – The 40 Songs That Define the Sound – New York Magazine
Read her “Pitchfork Rising” feature here.
Wed. 3/17 – Creekside Lounge – w/ Casiokids, Shout Out Out Out Out – 4pm
Thu. 3/18 – Canvas Bar, Midwasteland Party – TBA
Fri. 3/19 – The Hideout Café w/ Eisley -1:30pm
Fri. 3/19 –  Lose Control, Vice w/ French Horn Rebellion, Toro Y Moi, Delorean – TBA
Sat. 3/20 – The Phoenix, Rob Da Bank Showcase – 8:50pm

The Golden Filter – “an infectious slice of shimmering disco beats, sparkling synth melodies and breathy disaffected vocals.” – Pitchfork
Thu. 3/18 – Urban Outfitters + Windish Agency Presents (2406 Gaudalupe St) – 3pm
Fri. 3/19 – Mexican Summer x Gorilla vs. Bear – Klub Krucial – 5.15pm
Fri. 3/19 – Official SXSW Showcase – Emo’s Junior – 8pm

Little Girls – “REVELATION! …these are jams–check them out, and if you’re down, envelop yourself in the Little Girls explosion…” – The Fader
Thu. 3/18 – Speakeasy, Paper Bag Records Showcase – 10pm
Fri. 3/19 – Paradise on 6th, M for Montreal – 12:25pm
Fri. 3/19 – The Blind Pig, Rooftop Riot – 2:10 pm
Sat. 3/20 – Club Primos, Parade of Flesh – 4pm

The Megaphonic Thrift – Members of Casiokids + The Low Frequency In Stereo and one of AOL Spinner’s “Five Scandinavian Acts You Need To Hear Now.” “Remember this band name. In fact, write it down now. The next step up the ladder from A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, mixing MBV with SONIC YOUTH, but basically a cat caught in a ceiling fan comes close to describing the shear furious and glorious noise that makes up The Megaphonic Thrift from Bergen, Norway.” –Future Sounds
Sun. 3/14 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield w/Spleen United, The Good The Bad, Casiokids – 2pm
Mon. 3/15 – New York, NY – Oya/Oh My Rockness SXSW Send-Off – Santos Party House – 8pm
Wed. 3/17 – Lose Control party – 12am
Wed. 3/17 – Official Showcase, Habana Calle – 11pm
Thu. 3/18 – Cedar Street Courtyard, Filter Magazine Party w/Casiokids, Serena Maneesh – 11:05am
Thu. 3/18 – Shangri-La, Future Sounds Party – 5pm

The Octopus Project – Austin locals The Octopus Project will be debuting a one-of-a-kind one-day-only literal “surround sound” immersion experience with original music and video called HEXADECAGON. First come first serve and badge not required so get there early!
Fri. 3/19 – Whole Foods rooftop (free show) – 7:30pm
Fri. 3/19 – Whole Foods rooftop (free show) – 9pm

Seabear – Icelandic septet’s US touring debut is not to be missed!! “Seabear sounds like nothing you want to keep to yourself (…) rolling out hushed, percolating songs about dreamless sleep and punching holes in the sun.” –Paste “Emergent Artist
Wed. 3/17 – Epoch Coffee [221 W. North Loop Blvd.], Austin Pets Alive Fundraiser Party – 6:25pm
Thu. 3/18 – Scoot Inn, Baeble Music Party – 1pm
Thu. 3/18 – The Hideout – Official Showcase – 1am
Sat. 3/20 – Tim Ranch Artspace – 2:40pm


Cassette archeologists with a new single for a free download

March 3rd, 2010

Cassette archeologists Lofiles favs Javelin with a new song.

Javelin – Oh! Centra

Javelin`s U.S tour:

3/4 – E & L Auditorium – New York, NY

3/5 Trocodero Theatre w/ Man Man -PHILADELPHIA, PA

3/23 – The Jackpot Saloon – Lawrence, KS#

3/22 Sang House – Fayatteville, AR #

3/24 – Bourbon Theatre – Lincoln, NE#

3/25 – Public Space One – Iowa City, IA#

3/26 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN

3/27 – Big Ears Festival- Knoxville, TN

3/28 – Cafe Bourbon St – Columbus, OH

3/29 – The Cafe – Detroit, MI#

3/30 – And And And (Artspace)

– Toronto, ON#

3/31 – The Friendship Cove – Montreal, QC#

Yeasayer US Tour


SUN 4/4 CARRBORO, NC Cat’s Cradle*

MON 4/5 ASHEVILLE, NC Orange Peel*

TUE 4/6 ATLANTA, GA Masquerade*

WED 4/7 MEMPHIS, TN Hi Tone Café*

THU 4/8 DALLAS, TX Granada Theatre*

FRI 4/9 HOUSTON, TX House of Blues*

SAT 4/10 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*

SUN 4/11 AUSTIN, TX The Parish*

TUE 4/13 MARFA, TX Crowley Theatre*

WED 4/14 TUCSON, AZ Club Congress*

THU 4/15 PHOENIX, AZ Rhythm Room*

* Yeasayer

# These Are Powers


March 3rd, 2010

From Greenland to the theatre near you. Check Nive Nielsen at SXSW


Nive Nielsen on tour:

3/4/10 Montreal, QC @ Lambi

3/10/10 Toronto, ONT @ Central (Canadian Music Fest)

3/13/10 Toronto, ONT @ Global Village (Canadian Music Fest)

3/17/10 Austin, TX @ Gibson Room @ 4PM (Crossing Border Event/SXSW)

3/18/10 Austin, TX @ 18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn @ 10PM (SXSW)

3/21/10 Austin, TX @ tbc

3/27/10 San Diego, TX @ San Diego Indiefest

Tell All Your Friends 2010 SXSW Bands

March 2nd, 2010

Our friends at ‘Tell all your friends’ PR with bunch of great great bands. Got to catch them in Texas.

The Antlers

Click Hear To Watch Fuel TV Live Performance

Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session



Click Here To Watch Stereogum Premiere “3.1” Video

Click Here To Listen To Bob Boilen’s NPR “All Things Considered” Feature 


Cymbals Eat Guitars

Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session

Click Here To Watch ABC News “Amplified” Feature

Cymbals Eat Guitars On Myspace


Earl Greyhound


Freelance Whales 







Click Here To View Exclusive XLR8R TV Interview & Download “Me Thing Drawing Me”





Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson

Click Here To Listen To AOL Spinner’s Premier Of “The Sound”



Phil & The Osophers

Click Here To Watch The Video For Propeller Jet



Sleepy Sun

Click HERE To Read More About Sleepy Sun On Be Yourself: A Tribute to Graham Nash’s Songs for Beginners

Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session



The So So Glos



The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt!  



The Walkmen



White Denim

Click HERE To Watch White Denim’s “I Start To Run”



Yourself And The Air

Click Here To Listen To Listen To Yourself And The Air’s Break Thru Radio Session
Click Here To Listen To Daytrotter Session



KISSES debuts “Bermuda”

March 2nd, 2010

KISSES is a Los-Angeles based disco project featuring Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson. Though primarily inspired by long-format, instrumental disco (Cerrone, Gino Soccio) KISSES has developed a uniquely concise songwriting style that is equal parts FM radio pop and expansive four-to-the-floor. Early in life, Kivel developed a friendship with venerated cult disco producer Alec R. Costandinos, who rose to prominence in the late 1970s on a wave of ambitious concept albums and club singles. As Costandinos made available his knowledge and a healthy vinyl collection, the seeds for the KISSES album were sewn — the KISSES name chosen as a nod to Costandinos’ erstwhile ‘Love & Kisses’ project. As this creative relationship blossomed, Jesse took a day job as a travel writer to help make ends meet. His editors asked him to review hundreds of exotic hotels and resorts, many of which he had never seen or heard of before. The imagery used to write these reviews wove itself through the lyrics of songs like ‘Bermuda’ and ‘Women of the Club’, as well as the overall sound of The Heart of the Nightlife.

The modern-day resurgence of Costandinos’ music, notably sampled on The Avalanches classic 2001 LP Since I Left You, allowed for an easy synthesis between current dance music trends (Lidstrom, Air France) and the panoramic ambitions of disco’s commercial golden age. Nine songs were composed for the project, each exhibiting a refined pop sensibility evocative of Arthur Russell’s later-period romantic works. There is a subconscious embrace of simple emotions and sentimentality on this record. It is a minimalist approach to pop music that revels in the celebratory moments of life, those fragments of time that we only remember in postcards or faint recollections. The Heart of the Nightlife takes these elusive moments and celebrates them openly, without fear of scorn.

Kisses will release their first single, Bermuda, on April 27th. It features the single and a remix by rising LA artist, Active Child. Future plans include DJ sets, SXSW parties, a full-length, and much more. Listen

KISSES tour dates:

03/08 – Los Angeles, CA – Mandrake (DJ Set)

03/15 – Los Angeles, CA – Mandrake (DJ Set)

03/18-19 – Austin, TX – SXSW (DJ Sets)

04/23 – Echo Park, CA – Echo Curio (Live Set)

04/27 – Los Angeles, CA – Origami Vinyl (7″ Single Release Party)

05/16 – London, UK – TBA (DJ Set)

05/21 – Madrid, ES – TBA (DJ Set)

A life in a suitcase

March 2nd, 2010

From the composer of ‘Life in a suitcase’ (a film by Peter Greenway), Borut Krzisnik, a brilliant and innovative musician.


March 2nd, 2010

During a recent move to Edinburgh, Scotland, Iceland native Benni Hemm Hemm aka Benedikt Hermannsson learned two things: 1.) to speak Scottish, and 2.) that it’s just as much fun recording at home as it is to record in Sundlaugin, the Sigur Rós studio.

To practice his recently discovered knowledge, Benni made an EP with his home recording gear, aptly named, Retaliate. Benni plays most of the instruments, in addition to the wonderful contributions of Emily Scott (double bass) and Peter Liddle (trumpet & alto-horn)

Retaliate is Benni Hemm Hemm´s third EP (and sixth overall release), and is his first release sung completely in English. It will be released on a 10″ vinyl and on CD April 24th on Kimi Records (FM Belfast, Reykjavik!). Benni Hemm Hemm will tour Europe this spring and summer, with plans to hit the US later this year. Listen to Retaliate

Freelance Whales Generator 2nd Floor – now the video

March 2nd, 2010

Emit Bloch

March 1st, 2010

The ultimate country folky lofi track you have ever heard – Emit Bloch. Recorded on a Dictaphone. Plays Rough Trade East In-store London – Tuesday 2nd March, 1.00 pm. Releases Dictaphones Vol. 1 on One little Indian on 5th April 2010.