Music News 3.1.2016

Waterloo Records, SXSW Outdoor Stage, and more Announce line-ups

Three of the city’s most anticipated free and all ages shows during SXSW announced their full line-ups yesterday. The SXSW Outdoor stage, formerly known as the Auditorium Shores stage, will be headlined by prog rock group Coheed and Cambria. The entire line-up dances across many sub-genres of rock from surf punk group Tijuana Panthers, to indie rockers Beach Slang to the more straight ahead rock sound of Australia’s Wolfmother. The SXSW Outdoor stage happens on Friday, March 18th.


If you’re looking to binge on the coolest and best local music, the place to be is the All the Friends Ball at Spiderhouse curated by Mother Falcon. The event takes place over 14 hours on 5 stages at 1 coffee house and features the best of this city’s groups who fly low or under the radar. The line-up is as dense as it is beautiful, with acts ranging from Golden Dawn Arkestra and Ruby Jane to lower-key acts like Trax Rebo and Sometimes a Legend. Discover your next favorite local group on Monday March 14th.


If this all sounds great, but you’re looking for a multi-day affair, Waterloo Records, as usual, has you covered. Their annual 4-day event is happening Wednesday March 16th-Saturday March 19th. This event is also the most genre diverse of the three shows. Peaches, Casey Veggies, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, and Soul Asylum are among those slated to perform. Waterloo Records live streams the bands, and don’t forget: the artists all do signings after their set.


Flight of the Conchords Reunite – the World Can’t Even

The Reuniting of New Zealand’s fourth most popular folk duo, Flight of the Conchords, has the the whole world rejoicing. After pursuing solo efforts after breaking up in 2012, the duo has excitably reassembled. Not only will the comedy duo embark on a North American tour (cheekily named Flight of the Conchords Sings Flight of the Conchords), but they confirmed yesterday that there will be new music as well…new music that will be tested on the tour. Flight of the Conchords hit the road in June.



NPR’s Austin 100 SXSW Playlist

As if yesterday wasn’t packed with enough fun SXSW news, today NPR also released their annual 100 List of need-to-know SXSW artists. The 100-song, six-hour long playlist has been winnowed down from a bulk list spanning nearly five days, and covers a laundry list of genres with every song available for download until March 31st. The playlist will be available for streaming until March 31st, 2017.


-Taylor Wallace

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