Category Archives: SXSW 2015

VIDEO: 6th Street Cypher (SXSW 2015)

So here’s a cool thing that we did. With a hole in my SXSW schedule, I decided to throw an impromptu cypher on 6th Street (where all the unofficial parties are) in Austin. This area is notorious for seeing pop up performances on street corners, and during SXSW the area is literally filled with talented artists from all over the

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VIDEO: WebsterX Featuring Siren Live at Antone’s Record Shop (SXSW 2015)

When I heard that WebsterX was playing South By Southwest this year, I was pretty stoked. Then I heard that there was going to be a Third Man Records showcase, and being a huge Jack White fan, I was even more stoked. I came to find out that WebsterX was playing the Third Man showcase, and I was on the

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VIDEO: Group of the Altos Live at Cheer Up Charlies (SXSW 2015)

Wednesday was my first experience seeing Milwaukee’s extra-large Group of the Altos, and it was definitely just that; an experience. The 15(I think?) piece group has multiples of just about every instrument, making for a larger-than-life sound that translates to their live performance. The group features Milwaukee emcee Klassik as well, both for his verses as well as his saxophone

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VIDEO: GGOOLLDD – “Gold” Live at Cheers Shot Bar (SXSW 2015)

Milwaukee’s GGOLLDD have a full South By Southwest schedule, with seven shows in six days throughout Austin. Wednesday night’s agenda included the rooftop of Cheers Shot Bar, with a crowd so energetic that the tented area for the stage and sound board, as well as the bar, were shaking throughout their set. As you can see in the clip below,

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VIDEO: Night Terrors of 1927 Live at Vulcan Gas Company (SXSW 2015)

One of the many emerging artists that opened for Bleachers at their fan-driven day party on Wednesday was Night Terrors of 1927. The band had two shows on their South By Southwest schedule that day, in support of their latest release, “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”. They’ll also be on the road with Bleachers for a while. Check out some quality

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VIDEO: CRUISR Live at Vulcan Gas Company (SXSW 2015)

Bleachers’ day party on Wednesday was packed with some solid up and comers, including Philadelphia natives CRUISR, who helped kick things off earlier in the day. This was definitely a chance for the band to showcase their sound to a new audience, and I’m sure they converted several people into fans with their ear-catching songwriting. Check out a clip from

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VIDEO: Joywave Live at Vulcan Gas Company (SXSW 2015)

Sprinkled into a fun set of opening acts at Bleachers’ free day party was Joywave, a band that had been around for several years, but is first starting to really break into the elusive next level. The group has been touring with Bleachers, and so naturally it made sense for them to open for Antonoff and co. at their party.

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VIDEO: The Mowglis – “San Francisco” Live at Vulcan Gas Company (SXSW 2015)

As part of Bleachers’ day party for their fans yesterday, the opening act bill was stacked with solid music. Amongst those playing sets were The Mowglis, a band that is popping up left and right with their infectious sound. Already armed with a legion of fans, this band could become superstars in the very near future. Check out footage of

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VIDEO: Bleachers – “Rollercoaster” Live at Vulcan Gas Company (SXSW 2015)

Yesterday morning I woke up looking for a day party to go to at South By Southwest, seeing as how I really only was there during the night last year. A quick scroll through Twitter showed me that Bleachers were throwing a free, no badge party at Vulcan Gas Company, and the opportunity seemed perfect. The goal was to make

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