I like guitars.
Because of the introduction of technology, synthesizers, and electronic music, the 80s became the decade of exploration in music less organic. A paradigm shift happened on a grand scale in the art of music sometimes for the better, and at times for the worst. The better of that shift has quietly existed, bubbling beneath the surface while electronic music has permeated the industry on a global scale, diehard fans of the true pioneers, at the time considered underground, find themselves embedded in a resurgence of sorts. Whether intentional or not, the three artists on the bill for the first full night of Levitation Fest 21 at Empire Control Room, embody the essence and pay homage to some of the key players in that pivotal movement of music that ushered in a global shift from our analog lives into the digital world. Hit the jump for more and fancy photos.
Those looking to begin their weekend the right way with a killer dance party should head on down to Empire Control Room& Garage this Friday night. Headlining the night is up and coming dance pop group Stepdad who are sure to get your feet moving in the wee hours of the night/morning. Joining in on the fun are some great Austin bands The Bipolar Bears and Sphynx. Your feet will be moving.
Download: Stepdad – Must Land Running [MP3]
Today we are pleased to announce our 3rd annual unofficial SXSW show during the madness of the festival next week. This year we decided to go with a night show as opposed to a day show since many of you have voiced complaints about not enough good music to see at night. Well here you are people, we have partnered with our friends over at Songsinc to bring you a show at Empire Garage (next door to Side Bar). Deets are as follow:
– Thursday March 18th
– Location: Empire Garage
– Doors: 7pm/Music 8pm
– Lineup (in order of appearance with links):
Ash Reiter, She Sir, The Fling, Eulogies, Cloud Control, One AM Radio
This show is totally free and open to the public with no RSVP, wristband, badge or other B.S. needed to get in. Just come out and have a good time while listening to some great music at one of the best bars in Austin. You’d probably be at Side Bar anyway right? The two places are connected so come on over and say hi. We’re also very pleased to have Floyd’s Barbershop, Dangerbird Records, and Sweetish Hill Bakery on board to help put on this event. You can also help us promote by liking the event on facebook, Do512 and Ning.
Download: Cloud Control – There’s Nothing In The Water We Can’t Fight [MP3]