SXSW is here again and we’ve got a particularly great lineup of shows for you.
There’s a little bit of everything in here… you gonna be downtown? Gotcha covered. Don’t feel like dealing with the traffic? Gotcha covered. Free booze? Check. Free food? Check. Getting paid to attend our event? Well, we don’t have that.
So here’s the lineup. We hope to see you out at as many of these as possible. It’s gonna be a great week!
Tuesday, 3/12 – FROG MUSIC LICENSING UNOFFICIAL SHOWCASE (free)… 8pm
Bar 96, 96 Rainey Street
Show starts at 5pm, Slowtrain plays at 8pm. Other acts include Wild Child, Jazz Mills, Quiet Company, T Bird and the Breaks, The Eastern Sea, and Frank Smith
Thursday, 3/14 – THE RECHARGE LOUNGE (wristbands only)
307 E 2nd Street… 9pm
Music starts at 6pm, Slowtrain plays at 9pm. Other acts include Spindrift, Seth Sherman, and more.
Friday, 3/15 – STRANGE BREW (free)… 10pm
5326 Manchaca Rd
Slowtrain plays at 10pm. Strange Brew is one of the best new listening rooms in Austin. We’ll have a real Hammond B3 and an upright piano on stage. This one should be pretty awesome and it’s away from the downtown crowds as well.
Saturday, 3/16 – 4TH ANNUAL GOOD DANNY’S + NAVIGATIONAL SOCIETY DAY PARTY (free, free food, free booze)… 3:30pm
214 E 6th Street
You don’t want to miss this one. The music starts at 11am, Slowtrain plays the upstairs stage at 3:30pm. There are a million great bands playing including What Made Milwaukee Famous, Marmalakes, Brass Bed, Crooks and more. The downstairs stage features Dana Falconberry, David Ramirez, The Preservation, and many more.
TOBACCO FILMS 5TH ANNUAL SXSW BARN PARTY… 10pm
House of Hearts Music Barn
902 Spence St
We’re closing the week out as we have every year for the last several years. This is a great, low key even with beer, BBQ, and live music in the backyard. Other bands include Spindrift, The Golden Ghosts, The Giving Tree Band, and Strange Vine.Share
We’re really excited to have our song Bound To Find You Out featured on tonight’s episode of Sons Of Anarchy. If you’re checking us out for the first time, follow the links above for live video, links to the full record, and all that. And definitely send us a note to let us know what you think of the music.
For those of you that have been following for awhile, the Kickstarter funding all came through and we’re hard at work on the new record. We’ve also got some big shows to announce so stay tuned for that too!Share
As you may have heard, Slowtrain is joining up with producer Danny Reisch (Austin’s Producer Of The Year, 2011) to record our new record “Ghosts Inside This Hotel”.
We’ve scored up enough dough to get us in the door, but we need the help of our supporters to put the funds together to do the whole record. Check out this video from our Kickstarter campaign to learn more.
And if you do want to pledge your support, go click here.Share
If you’re one of the millions of EarthSky listeners that heard our song “Not The Only One” featured on today’s episode, we’ve got great news for you! That tune is available as a free download. Just click the “buy our new album” link in the top right corner of this page and that will bring you to it.
Download it and if you enjoy it, buy the rest of the record too!Share
Tonight we return to the legendary Cactus Cafe. The intimate setting at Austin’s best “listening room” affords us the opportunity to play some alternate arrangements of our songs and try out new material, both of which we will be doing tonight. Don’t miss it!Share
We are playing at a really unusual, quite wonderful “house party” up near Georgetown with our pals in Uncle Lucius! We are not talking a few chairs in someone’s living room here – oh no. We are talking a full stage, full lights, full professional sound system, on a real stage, all in one of the most intimate, outdoor settings you can imagine!
This is the kind of thing that makes the Austin area such a great place to be a band, and such a great place to be the kind of person who likes to go see live music! That’s you, right?
The show is BYOB, and we recommend you bring your own chairs too. The event is advance ticket ONLY, open to everyone 12 and up, and you can get tickets by calling 512-658-7737 or visit The Beacon website at www.thebeacongeorgetown.coShare
m. Tickets are $27 (which includes tax).
We’re pleased to announce a new partnership with The Music Playground in NYC. We’re hoping for some great things out of this relationship, not the least of which should be doing some showcases back in the home territories. Check ‘em out at www.themusicplayground.com.
Quick announcement on some upcoming shows. We’ll be playing the Hole In The Wall on May 18th, full lineup to be announced with our event invite.
Also, look for us in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Georgetown in June. We’ll announce those officially in short order.Share
w/ Golden Bear, The Couch, and yours truly, Slowtrain! Show starts at 9:00 PM. Can’t beat a bill like that, and we will be kicking the whole shebang off. Great venue, great bands – come celebrate with us and the boys from Whitman the release of their new CD “Weekends” (it’s a great record, too).Share
Here is our full SXSW schedule, and a handy flyer that you should feel free to print out and carry around with you, readily available to flash at interested parties. Hell, print up a handful – you never know, right?
SLOWTRAIN SXSW SCHEDULE
We are playing a ton of shows this coming week as the whirlwind that is SXSW comes blowing through Austin, including our official showcase at Beale Street on Tuesday night That’s right people, we’ve gone legit. Here’s the scoop, and hope you can make it out to one (or more) of the shows!!!
It’s going to be a great week.
Tuesday, March 13th at Beale Street Tavern
show starts at 8:00 PM, our set is at 11:00 PM
Wednesday, March 14th at Hole in the Wall
show starts at 6PM, and we go on at 12:30 AM
Thursday, March 15th 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Thursday, March 15th at East Avenue Lounge
show starts at 2PM, we go on at 11PM
Friday, March 16th at Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar
show starts at 12:30 PM, we go on at 7:30 PM
We are thrilled and honored to be a part of the Big Knife party at the East Avenue Lounge on Thursday, March 15th.
You can get free entry to this fantastic event just by RSVPing on do512.com: http://do512.com/c/sx2012/event/2012/03/15/the-big-knife-party