- March 15, 2016

Aus10™ Live: 10 SXSW Shows You Cannot Afford To Miss

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Tuesday, March 15th

Jared & The Mill at McDonald’s Loft

Even though this Phoenix, Arizona band calls the desert home, Western indie band Jared & The Mill sound like they are from another place entirely, as their sound suggest that their music is rooted in the American South. With songs such as “Breathe Me In” and “Hold On”, Jared &The Mill become instantly addictive and is one group that you will want to catch again during the week, so we highly suggest that you check them out while they are in town as you won’t regret it for a minute.

* Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90Bm2rC6zaM]

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Wednesday, March 16th

 

The Avett Brothers at Scoot Inn

Hailing from the American South in Pleasantville, North Carolina The Avett Brothers have spent the last few years making a name for themselves by introducing their audiences to their version of southern American rock, which wins the band new fans at each and every show. With tunes such as “Winter In My Heart” and “I And Love And You”, the band have continued becoming more well-known and their performances at SXSW will certainly help them accomplish this even more.

Additional performances: JW Marriott (Wednesday, March 16th) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0eSpAgqrWo]

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Thursday, March 17

DNCE at Waterloo Records

Every year during SXSW, Austin’s most famous record store Waterloo Records puts on four days of free music that is open to the public and does not require festival or conference credentials. While the store is known as a great spot to see bands for free, what’s also great about seeing bands at Waterloo Records is the caliber of bands that are performing. This year DNCE, a Los Angeles based rock band fronted by former Jonas Brother Joe Jonas will be performing their slick pop songs that you won’t be able to get enough of. The band’s name which is a play on the word “dance”, recently put out their debut EP SWAAY to positive reviews, with their hit “Cake By The Ocean” winning over critics who once believed that Jonas had fallen into oblivion after the Jonas Brothers broke up in 2012, due to their failed comeback. To see why DNCE is on their way to success, check out “Cake By The Ocean” below.

Additional performances: Monster Energy Outbreak House (Wednesday March 16th) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

Scoot Inn (Friday, March 18th) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9prl_q5epQw]

Beach Slang at Waterloo Records

Over the years, SXSW has always been known at breaking bands into the mainstream and the Philadelphia rock act Beach Slang is no exception. Releasing their latest album, The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us late last year, Beach Slang are well on their way to becoming stars in the indie music scene with their energetic and memorable songs. To see just how good Beach Slang are, check out their explosive track “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” below.

Additional Show Times: SXSW Outdoor Stage at Lady Bird Lake (Friday, March 18th.) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

Cheer Up Charlie’s (Friday March, 18th, +21) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

The Sidewinder, outside (Friday, March 18th) * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7nXvOTqyCY]

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Friday, March 18th

Bavu Blakes at PromiseLand Church

While many musicians at SXSW play music full time, Garland, Texas native Bavu Blakes splits his time as an emcee in the hip hop world and a middle school humanities teacher, who uses his chosen genre to inspire and empower his students while also providing a message of spirituality through his music. With songs such as “Summer Saturday Songs” we are sure that Blakes will inspire and move you too, so make sure to check this engaging and intriguing artist this Friday.

* Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

*Free with guest pass

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_jVvhkNnM4]

Chvrches at Radio Day Stage

When Chvrches formed in 2013, no one had heard of the Glasgow based band even though the group had recorded their debut record The Bones of What You Believe. While the band did not know what to expect while recording, what ended up happening was something that most bands dream of. The Bones…ended up selling 500,000 copies worldwide while also receiving critical acclaim from music outlets such as Pitchfork, Spin, and Rolling Stone, catapulting the band to worldwide fame. To get a taste of the band’s music, check out “The Mother We Share” below.

* Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mTRvJ9fugM]

George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic at Antones (21+)

Anyone who is looking for some good funk music should look no further than George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic, as Clinton has been a part of the funk scene for fifty years and counting. Known for helping out such bands as The Red Hot Chili Peppers by taking over backing vocal duties on their 1985 album Freaky Styley, as well as performing with his own groups, Clinton has the style and character that funk is known for, while also bringing an energetic presence to every show he plays.

* Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjKFCYzqq-A]

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Saturday, March 19th

Cala Vento at Soho Lounge (21+)

Blending the indie and hardcore genres together is no easy task though Spain based duo Cala Vento has managed to do it, and do it well. With songs such as “Isabella Canto” you won’t be able to get the band’s sound out of your mind, so we encourage you to check out one of their performances if you can.

Additional Performances: BD Riley’s  (March 16th)   * Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aaddn4J1qk]

I See Stars at Dirty Dog Bar

Michigan hardcore-electronic band I See Stars will be hitting the stage this Saturday at the Dirty Dog Bar to introduce new fans to their blazing mix of electronic and hardcore music that is dangerously catchy. With songs such as “We’re Not In Kansas Anymore” to showcase the group’s seamless intertwining of two opposite genres, I See Stars should not be missed during SXSW and we encourage you to get to the venue early to get a good spot to catch the bands set.

* Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvDcDxgbUhM]

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Sunday, March 20th

Radio Birds at Strange Brew

Traveling all the way from Atlanta this coming week is rock band Radio Birds, an act that plays soulful and honest rock music that becomes memorable to everyone who listens. While not officially a part of SXSW, Radio Birds is certainly a group worth seeing for their entertaining performance style and well written songs.

Tickets: $15 (online) $20 (at the door)

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGKmoCYnk30]

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