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SXSW Day Party: DC VS Austin

Friends!  For SXSW 2013 we’re really happy to be teaming up with Pop Press International, No Play Music, Sasha Lord Presents, and some folks from the great District of Columbia to bring you DC VS Austin at Sidebar on March 15.  The party is free (no credentials required), and it will run from noon to 6pm.  Also, and this is the best part, there will be a healthy mix of bands from DC and Austin spread across two stages (with DJ Baby Alcatraz spinning in between sets).  See below for the lineup.  It’s totally fine if you get real excited.

Thanks to CHIRP and RSVPster for helping us throw this bash.

Inside Stage Set Times:

12:20-1:00 – Dance For The Dying
1:20-2:00 – The Bad Lovers
2:20-3:00 – Lowercase Letters
3:20-4:00 – The Sour Notes
4:20-5:00 – Dana Falconberry
5:20-6:00 – American Hearts

Outside Stage Set Times:

12:00-12:40 – Letting Up Despite Great Faults
1:00-1:40 – Bella Russia
2:00-2:40 – Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds
3:00-3:40 – Hundred Visions
4:00-4:40 – Shark Week
5:00-6:00 – Ringo Deathstarr

Representing DC:

Kid Congo And The Pink Monkey Birds
Revered punk rock veteran. Member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Cramps and The Gun Club.
:Kid Congo Powers And The Pink Monkey Birds – At The Ruin Of Others:

Shark Week
DC’s hugely hyped garage band. Sure to bring the house down. Undeterred by Discovery Channel’s C&Ds.
:Shark Week – If You Want Me To Stay (For A While):

Bella Russia
Exploded on scene in 2012 and were quickly named one of DC’s best up and coming bands.
:Bella Russia – Nocturne In Blue And Gold:

America Hearts
Indie folk band drawing national attention. You’ll be smitten, we promise.
:America Hearts – Be My Jones:

Dance For The Dying
Post-punk band inspired by goth and pop of the 80′s and 90′s. Garnered a lot of attention after last year’s CMJ.
:Dance For The Dying – El Monstro:

Lowercase Letters
Neo-soul group that has taken the capital city by storm. Already have played to a sold-out crowd at DC’s legendary 9:30 Club.
:Lowercase Letters – Hookup Fee:

Representing Austin:

Ringo Deathstarr
One of Austin’s psych stalwarts.  Recently put out a full length titled Mauve.
:Ringo Deathstarr – RIP:

Dana Falconberry
Talented singer/songwriter that’s great at blending folk and pop.
:Dana Falconberry – Lake Charlevoix:

The Sour Notes
Progressive pop at its finest.  Set to release a new full length sometime before the summer.
:The Sour Notes – Two Hands Wait:

Letting Up Despite Great Faults
A band that makes stellar shimmering pop.  Released Untogether last year.
:Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Visions:

Hundred Visions
One of Austin’s up and coming garage rock acts.  Put out Permanent Basement late last year.
:Hundred Visions – Where Do I Sign:

The Bad Lovers
Old school rock n’ roll that you can’t help but love.  Released Actin’ Strange last summer.
:The Bad Lovers – Things That I Forgot: