UK's neo-psych group Temples were one of this year's SXSW festival most-hyped acts and based on the reviews, they did not disappoint as they rolled through tracks from sophomore album Volcano at the House of Vans Showcase at Austin's Mohawk. Watch the band perform "Strange or Be Forgotten" below.
After many years of SXSW rumors, legendary El Paso rockers At the Drive In finally put in a surprise appearance last week at the House of Vans SXSW Show at the Mohawk in Austin. The Cedric Bixler-Zavala led act predominantly focused the 50-minute setlist on material from 2000's Relationship of Command, which inspired many a
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Brooklyn Vegan hosted an excellent three-day SXSW showcase at Cheer Up Charlies in Austin, Texas, and Gretsch was grateful to partner with the indie music blog to host the artist lounge area. The venue provided an indoor and outdoor stage of non-stop music from noon until six to keep concert goers energized with plenty of
The Cult headlined the Austin City Limits Live set at the Moody Theater late Friday night playing for a packed SXSW crowd looking to end their music-filled day with a bang, and Billy Duffy and crew did not disappoint. While lightning raged outdoors, cancelling many SXSW showcases, the groundbreaking band entertained the indoor masses at
We were thrilled to partner with Under the Radar for their SXSW day parties in Austin, Texas, which kicked off on Wednesday at Flamingo Cantina with a noontime set by HAELOS. Heavily influenced by late ‘80s and early-90s post –new wave dance music, the London electro-pop trio is one of those “must watch” bands during
While in Austin, Texas, for the annual South by Southwest music festival, British musician Gemma Ray stopped by Frank to perform a set for Transistor 6. Ray's take of Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick" - which appeared on her 2010 album of covers titled It's a Shame About Gemma Ray - was shot on Kodak
With an opening gig at Thursday’s Waterloo Records SXSW Day Party, Los Angeles’ the Airborne Toxic Event delivered in spades. They didn’t have much time in the abbreviated time slot that the South by Southwest music festival typically allows, but the indie rockers fit a lot into their set. At one point, the energy was so high that singer Mikel Jollett even climbed to the top of the scaffolding to deliver the anthemic “Does This Mean You’re Moving On?” off their self-titled debut.
California indie rockers The Drowning Men played a number of shows at this year's South by Southwest music festival, and the guys recently sent a few photos of their performance at the FILTER Magazine Culture Collide showcase to the Gretsch Post. Check out frontman Nato Bardeen on stage at Austin's Bar 96 with his Gretsch
Alejandro Escovedo was joined on stage by Bruce Springsteen during a show at the South by Southwest music festival, and the Texas-based musician helped his buddy out in return by opening for the Boss' intimate SXSW show at the ACL Moody Theater last Thursday night. During Springsteen's appearance at the Escovedo show, the two played