The following Big Picture Media bands will be performing at SXSW 2013 . We look forward to hanging in Austin!
The Hollows: www.TheHollowsOnline.com
The Hollows are a roots-rock group of multi-instrumentalists; a freewheeling hootenany of a band. A veritable junkyard of mandolins, banjos, guitars, accordions, horns, harmonicas, and various other musical doodads are in constant rotation. With no frontman (or six frontmen), everyone writes and arranges material, creating a diverse and uniquely blended sound. The show is a high-octane, unpredictable barn-burner.Their debut LP, BELONG TO THE LAND, was released in August 2011. The subsequent music video, "Poor Eyes," debuted in February 2012. A follow-up self-titled EP and music video were released this past June, and a live album, NEVERENDING SHOW, is scheduled for release in April 2013
Thurs., March 14th - 2:40PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Hydra Melody: www.HydraMelody.com
Hydra Melody has been been a band for 7 years and in the last year they were busier than ever before and things aren't slowing down any time soon. The band toured extensively this last year, performing for huge crowds on the East and West Coasts and everywhere in between. They opened for Every Avenue, The Early November, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Minus The Bear and The Toadies, and performed at festivals such as Never Say Never (McAllen, TX), Driven Music Festival (Atlanta, GA), SXSW (Austin, TX), and the CMJ Music Marathon (NYC). Hydra Melody also chalked up extensive hometown airplay on 99.5 KISS-FM and 90.1 KSYM-FM in 2012 and, most recently, were musical guests on Daytime at 9 on FOX-29 and Great Day SA on KENS-5. Finally, the band's latest video, 'California', has already garnered over 25,000 YouTube views. Hydra Melody is currently writing the next album, excited about releasing it early summer 2013!
Tues., March 12th - 12:45PM - Dirty Fest - Dirty Dog Bar | 505 E. 6th St.
Wed., March 13th - 7:20PM - Jivewired Showcase - 311 Club | 311 E. 6th St.
Thurs., March 14th - TBD - AEMMP Records Showcase - Bat Bar | 218 E. 6th St.
Thurs., March 14th - 9:15PM - Dejaset Showcase - Hyde Park Grill | 4206 Duval St.
Fri., March 15th - 11PM - Eye In The Sky Showcase - Shiner's Saloon | 422 Congress Ave.
Sat., March 16th - 9PM - Tinderbox Music Showcase- The Dizzy Rooster | 306 E. 6th St.
Via Coma: www.ViaComa.us
Via Coma is one of the hardest working independent artists in the San Francisco Bay Area. They began the new year with a series of 18 shows in 14 days all over the state of California. Immediately after, Via Coma began recording their follow up to their debut album "Figures", with Aaron Lunsford of As Cities Burn on drums once more. It's remarkable that, in the brief amount of time since the release of "Figures", their latest to-be-released material is on a level so far beyond what they have done less than a year ago.
Thurs., March 14th - TBA - Indie On The Rise Showcase - Coyote Ugly | 501 E. 6th Street UPSTAIRS
Thurs., March 14th - 2PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
June Divided: www.JuneDivided.com
June Divided might call Philadelphia home, but the rock quartet has spent its first 2 years making noise around the country. After the summer release of their first full-length album, Backbone, the band jumped on Vans Warped Tour 2012, and continued touring throughout the end of the year. They've been featured on MTVu, NBC, The CW Network, Alternative Press and they are looking forward to appearing again at SXSW in 2013. June Divided is Melissa Menago (vocals/guitar), Chris Kissel (guitar), Keith Gill (drums) and Lenny Sasso (bass). With the recent release of their music video for their single, Secrets, expect to see June Divided on the road in 2013!
Tues., March 12th - 11:20PM - Heart of Texas Rockfest - Shiner's Saloon | 422 Congress Ave.
Wed., March 13th - 2PM - Red Gorilla Music Fest - HandleBar | 121 E. 5th St.
Wed., March 13th - 10PM - MusicGorilla Showcase Series - Burnside's Tavern | 413 E. 6th St.
Thurs., March 14th - 5:20PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Dance for the Dying: www.DanceForTheDying.com
Dance for the Dying is a synth-driven dance-rock quartet that effortlessly fuses the joyful with the melancholy to craft infectiously catchy tunes. The D.C. based quartet have opened for indie-favorites such as The Psychedelic Furs, Mother Mother, Charlene Kaye and even had all their tracks from their debut self-titled 2011 EP featured on the ROCK BAND video game, and included on the Rock Band Network! Dance for the Dying released their second EP "Puzzles for the Traveler" in October 2012, which gained instant positive acclaim from CMJ, NYLON, Buzznet, Hype Machine, AOL Spinner, The Washington Post and led them to be chosen as an official artist at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon in NYC.
Thurs., March 14th - 1PM - Study Breaks Showcase - Location TBA
Thurs., March 14th - 3:20PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Fri., March 15th - 12:20PM - DC v Austin Showcase - The Sidebar | 602 E. 7th St.
Winslow's unique blend of pop, soul, funk, and rock has been described by many members of the press and fan's alike as a musical breath of fresh air. This sound, combined with the 6-piece outfit's polished and passionate stage show has led them to sharing the stage with such major acts as Incubus, Earth Wind & Fire, OAR, Robert Randolph, Keane, OK GO, Rusted Root, and recently voted "Cleveland's Best Local Band". Winslow's heavily awaited sophomore album "Left of the Right Direction" is the culmination of 4 years of growth and changes, due out March 26th via Little Fish Records and RCR Recording Studios. Winslow teamed up with Grammy Award Winning producer Edwin "Tony" Nicholas (Gerald Levert, Barry White, Mary J Blige) and Grammy Nominated engineer Nick Chahwala (Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, Gym Class Heroes) to produce the new album. Winslow's award winning sound has gained the band praise, a loyal growing fan base, and the reputation of one of the Midwest's rising musical acts.
Thurs., March 14
th - 7PM - Red Gorilla Music Fest - Amped | 300 East 6th Street
Fri., March 15
th - 5:30PM - Cleveland Rocks Showcase - Tiniest Bar in Texas | 817 W. 5th Street
Mission South: www.MissionSouth.com
Washington, DC-based band Mission South is hitting Austin on the cusp of their sophomore EP release, "Migration Vol. 2," the latest installment of their 3-part "Migration" EP series. What began as a garage band of elementary school friends has now taken shape since the trio graduated college in May 2012 and hit the studio and the road. Over the years, the band's sound has transformed into a mature, experimental blend of soulful roots rock that is taking the D.C. music scene by storm, being called the "next big thing to emerge from the local scene" by OnTapMagazine. The band's debut EP "Migration Vol. 1" topped DC's Independent Music Download charts and earned them a runner-up position on DC Deli Magazine's Poll for 'Best Emerging Artist of 2012.
Thurs., March 14th - 12PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Thurs., March 14th - 3PM - Kings of The Galaxy Festival - Darwin's Pub | 223 East 6th Street
Thurs., March 14th - 11PM - Red Gorilla Music Fest - Amped | 300 E. 6th St.
The Body Rampant: www.TheBodyRampant.com
The Body Rampant is a 5 piece Alternative band out of Los Angeles, CA. Formed in 2011 by singer/songwriter J.M. Lopez, the group has gained worldwide attention over the last few years. Everyone from Alternative Press to MTV have covered the group of masked miscreants throughout their drastic journey in rock music. Spending the month of November 2012 in the studio with famed producer Brian McTernan (Thrice, Balance & Composure, Circa Survive) The band has finally crafted its full length debut expected to release this Spring.
Thurs., March 14th - 4PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
The Material: www.WeAreTheMaterial.com
In a world where the music that moves us is so often defined by it's genre or label, The Material embody art that is thoughtful, powerful, organic and inspiring. The 5-member, Southern California band delivers compelling music that mirrors each member's lives and the real world around them. Soulful and raspy, female lead, Colleen D'Agostino, delivers honest vocals over power drumming and precise guitar lines - creating an undeniable connection between the audience and the music. With their fourth independent release coming in April, international shows from Warped Tour to South By Southwest, MTV features and enough press to cover the walls of their tour van- The Material has emerged from up-and-coming to here now.
Thurs., March 14th - 4:40PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Thurs., March 14th - 10PM - Red Gorilla Music Showcase - Thirsty Nickel | 325 E. 6th Street
David & Olivia: www.DavidAndOlivia.com
David & Olivia, an Americana duo that preach Country, Folk, Gospel and Blues. Half of the duo, David Rosales, is from a 13 generation Texas family and is the 4th great grandson of Alamo defender Jose Gregorio Esparza; the only defender to receive a proper burial. The other half of the pair, Olivia May, hails from a Central California farming town, is also an aspiring actress and has been featured in a number of commercial and stage productions. David and Olivia are based in Huntington Beach, California and recently finished recording their debut record, On The Sea, with Matt Grundy (Donavon Frankenreiter's Start Livin') and Paul Clark at the helm. The 6-song EP will be released May 2013.
Thurs., March 14th - 12:40PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Alabaster, Chicago transplants in Seattle with explosive stage presence, are taking over this year's SXSW with an undeniably-melodic-hardcore-pop-punk-sound that creates a simple love affair between ear and brain. This band gives their fans, friends, family, and industry folks alike a chance to remember why the hell they got into music or the business of loving music in the first place. Alabaster is a MUST see at this years SXSW festivities. For fans of Bayside, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, In This Moment, and Jimmy Eat World.
Thurs., March 14th - 1:20PM - Big Picture Media Showcase - Blind Pig Roof | 317 East 6th Street
Thurs., March 14th - 6pm - Oilcan Harry's | 211 W. 4th Street
Thurs., March 14th - 11:55PM - Heart of Texas Rock Fest - Shiner's Saloon | 422 Congress Ave.
Fri., March 15th - 9PM - Red Gorilla Music Fest - Thirsty Nickel | 325 E. 6th St.
Fri., March 15th - 11PM - AMFM Magazine Music Madness - Aussie's Beach Bar and Grill | 306 Barton Springs Rd.
Sat., March 16th - 3PM - Kings of The Galaxy Festival - Karma | 105 E. 5th St.
RedGorilla Music Fest: www.RedGorillaMusic.com
RedGorilla Music Fest takes place during one of the most important music weeks of the year. The city of Austin, TX hosts the music industry's premier destination, and thousands of fans and industry professionals descend upon Austin to network and check out new talent. Over the years, some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the world have been showcased by RedGorilla Music Fest. As a result, RedGorilla Music Fest has received international media attention and a reputation for being the showcase for new music. RedGorilla Music Fest launched ten years ago as the DreamScapers Artist Showcase and grew each year under that name. In 2007, the showcase was branded as RedGorilla Music Fest, and over the years the mission remains the same: To promote up-and-coming independent music in all genres and help independent artists further their careers.