Summer of the Buzz continued in Kansas with another night of great music. This time, alternative radio station 96.5 the Buzz brought in Vampire Weekend and Cults for an outdoor show at the Crossroads.
Fun Fun Fun Fest has just revealed its 2014 lineup and it might be one of the most eclectically brilliant lineups of the festival season. Headlining the Austin, TX festival are Judas Priest, Neutral Milk Hotel, Death Cab for Cutie, Wiz Khalifa and Nas. That’s right heavy metal, indie pop rock and hip hop — and that’s just the headliners.
In Photos: Kevin Devine + the Goddamn Band, Manchester Orchestra and Balance & Composure at Emo’s, Austin TX
The last time Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine appeared together in Austin, it was part of the Austin City Limits Festival as part of their electronic pop rock act, Bad Books. This time the acts came back to play as their separate, but complimentary alternative rocks act: Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band and Manchester Orchestra. Balance and Composure also joined them for their Emo’s show to help round out the bill.
Both Imagine Dragons and the Naked and Famous have come along way since their SXSW days. Here they are in photos at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX:
Despite being a Boston band, one of their must hear hits is a song called “Texas,” a romantic medley that’s sure to be popular this year in the heart of Texas at SXSW.
“If you didn’t see me, then you weren’t on the dance floor…”
This may simply be lyrics from Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.’s current single, but it’s also an apt description of what it’s like to see them live. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is quirky, funny, but above all, they are a blast to dance along with. The indie pop act brought their brand of dance music all the way from to Detroit to Austin, Texas for a night of dance fun at Emo’s.
Apple’s popular iTunes Music Festival is making a special appearance at this year’s SXSW music festival. The iTunes Festival will be taking over ACL Live at the Moody Theater for five nights of free music for SXSW registrants.
Foster the People is set to return to SXSW this year and they’ll be headlining one of the festival’s biggest events: a free to the public outdoor show at Butler Park in Austin, TX.
Antone’s is moving from its current Riverside location back to downtown Austin, but they went out with a bang. The final show at the Riverside Antone’s featured New Politics, Magic Man and Sleeper Agent in a memorable finale. While the last for Antone’s, it was one of the first of many shows together for these touring bands.
In Photos: KGSR Anniversary Party featuring Brett Dennen, Saints of Valory & the Unlikely Candidates at Antone’s in Austin, TX
To help celebrate 23 years of bringing music to the Austin airwaves, local radio station KGSR brought a fun lineup of local and national acts to town for a special show for its most loyal listeners. Brett Dennen, Fort Worth’s the Unlikely Candidate’s and Austin’s very own Saints of Valory joined together at Antone’s to help KGSR celebrate in style.