It’s going to be easy to feel REPUBLIC RECORDS‘ presence at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX.
In fact, over the course of one week from March 10 until March 16, 50 high-profile events will play host to many different, diverse, and dynamic artists from the label’s extensive roster. Tastemakers and fans alike will have the chance to experience these acts up close-and-personal, as all of them will also be performing at multiple events.
Los Angeles indie rock upstarts YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE, whose full-length debut is on the horizon for April 30, will bring their infectious and incendiary live set to Austin. They’ll be appearing at the Hatch Show at Palmers Event Center (900 Barton Springs Rd) on March 10 at 7pm, MTV/VH1/CMT Present Live in Austin at Club 606 March 12 at 10pm, The Spotify Showcase at The Spotify House March 13 at 8pm, at W Hotel & VH1 Event at W Hotel Austin March 13 at 12am, a KROX Acoustic Taping March 14 at 2:15pm, the Rachael Ray Event at Bangers March 14 at 8:30pm, a KAMX West of the Fest Party March 15 at 12pm, a W Hotel & Nylon Event March 15 at W Hotel Austin at 2:45pm, the Indie Shuffle Showcase March 16 at Club DeVille at 12pm, and a BMF Party March 16 at 4:30pm.
As he readies his full-length debut, Brooklyn hip-hop titan-on-the-rise and critical sensation MR MFN EXQUIRE will also be delivering some of his patented “Power & Passion” to the festival. You can bare witness to his live power at the Rosenberg NY Rap Show on March 14 at The North Door (501 Brushy St, 9pm).
Virginia’s favorite “mountaintop chamber” family, THE LAST BISON, just dropped its debut, Inheritance, and will be supporting the record throughout the fest. They’ll be performing at the Paste/Newport Folk Festival showcase March 12 at Blackheart at midnight, the Spotify House March 13 at 1pm, the Rachael Ray Showcase March 14 at Bangers (79 Rainey St) at 9:30pm, The Wild Honey Pie Showcase March 15 at Uncorked at 3:50pm, and the FRYE Showcase March 15 at Buffalo Billiards at 8pm.
RDGLDGRN recently unleashed their self-titled debut EP through Fairfax/Republic, which boasts collaborations with both Dave Grohl and Pharrell Williams, and they’re turning heads everywhere. They’ll also be down at SXSW, rocking their inimitable hybrid of punk, R&B, alternative, and reggae. They’ll be appearing at the T-Mobile/Wal-Mart Event March 12 at Papa Tinos at 9:45pm, the Virgin Mobile Showcase March 13 at 508 House at 9pm, the Paradigm showcase March 14 at Mohawk at 9pm, the UMG/FRYE Showcase March 15 at Buffalo Billiards at 1pm, and the NME Official Showcase March 16 at The British Music Embassy at 8pm.
Southern California band of brothers, the ethereal pop duo PACIFIC AIR, hit everybody’s radar last year with their debut EP Long Live Ko Ko and first single “Float”. They recently unveiled their shimmering new single “Lose My Mind”. It builds from an organ swell into an undeniably catchy hook that’s as warm as it is wonderful. You can experience them live at Disco Naivete/Crack in the Road March 13 at BD Riley’s at 3pm, the Spotify House March 14 at Spotify House at 3pm, the Paradigm Showcase March 14 at Mohawk at 9pm, the ASOS Party March 15 at Cedar Door at 1:30pm, My Old Kentucky Blog March 15 at Peckerheads at 4:30pm, and Blackberry House/Republic Records March 15 at Blackberry House at 7:15pm.
Hip-hop’s fiercest and fieriest female ANGEL HAZE is prepping her first full-length for release later this year. However, she’s primed to knock crowds out at numerous SXSW events. She’ll be at the Spotify Showcase March 13 at Spotify House at 3pm, the SOBs Official Showcase March 13 at Brazo’s at 8pm, Last Call with Carson Daley March 13 at Cedar Street at 11pm, the Pandora’s Official Showcase March 15 at Antone’s, and the ASOS Party at Cedar Door on the 15th at 4:30pm.
Liverpool-born and London-based alternative soul singer-songwriter JETTA (Lava Records) is also on the rise. With her sultry delivery, expect her to win over countless new fans. She’ll be performing at the C3 Showcase March 13 at The Stage on Sixth at 4pm, the My Old Kentucky Blog Showcase March 14 at Peckerheads at 4:30pm, the Windish Agency Showcase March 15 at Mohawk at 1pm, Blackberry House/Republic Records March 15 at Blackberry House at 6pm, and the Knuckle Rumbler showcase March 16 at Holy Mountain at 3pm.
UK sensation DAN CROLL is gearing up to unveil his debut EP March 12 via Lava Records, but in the meantime he’ll introduce audiences to his elegant world-infused folk at SXSW. He’s set to perform at Spaceland Presents on March 13 at 1:30pm at Cheer Up Charlie’s, Windish Showcase March 13 at Red 7, and the ASOS Party at Cedar Door on March 15 at 2:30pm.
Electronic duo RHYE recently garnered widespread critical acclaim for their debut album Woman (Loma Vista Recordings/Republic Records). Now, they’ll be seducing crowds at SXSW. They’ll be performing at Pitchfork Show March 14 and UMG/FRYE Showcase March 15 at Buffalo Billiards at 1pm.
One of the label’s newest signings, BABY BEE, took a bite out of a pivotal scene in AMC’s The Walking Dead and its soundtrack album with the swaggering, swamp rock blues of “Love Bug”. Armed with a host of new songs, these Louisiana brothers add a real down home kick to rock. You’ll feel it March 15 at BD Riley’s at 11pm.
The Walking Dead soundtrack hits shelves and digital retailers on March 19. However, Jamie N Commons will be performing his song “Lead Me Home” March 12 at the Spotify Showcase at Spotify House at 1pm. Other performances include the Neon Gold Chess Club showcase at The Red Eyed Fly on March 13 at 1:30pm, the Hide & Seek showcase at The Blackheart Bar on March 13 at 3:30pm and the KCRW/School Night Presents Field Trip showcase at CTC Gardens on the 13th at 6pm.
Finally, REPUBLIC RECORDS VP of Digital Marketing Theda Sandiford will host “Digital Marketing Bootcamp for Musicians” March 14 at Austin Convention Center, Artist Central in Ballroom at 12:30pm.
Republic is also teaming up with BlackBerry for the Republic BlackBerry House showcase on March 15 from 6-8pm. The BlackBerry House is located at 78, 80 & 82 Rainey St, and will house the following performances: Jetta (6-6:30pm), Baby Bee (6:45-7:15pm) and Pacific Air (7:30-8pm).
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