News from 3/2017

NEWS : WED, MAR 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Share “French Press” Video Off Their Debut EP ‘The French Press’ (out March 10)

Today, Rolling Blackouts C.F. (or Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever to their mothers) share the new video to the title track of their upcoming EP - and Sub Pop debut - ”The French Press,” out March 10th. The band will shortly be making their first landfall in the States as well, presumably after a 4-month journey by ocean freighter.  

The video, directed by Jamieson Moore, portrays the band performing at what appears to be a sunny and fun pool party wedding, but something more somber seems to be peeking out from underneath the surface. Please enjoy the video for “French Press” and have a look through their upcoming US and Australian tour dates, including performances at SXSW, as follows:

ROLLING BLACKOUTS C.F. TOUR DATES + Ticket Links

Mon. Mar. 13 - Fri. Mar. 17 - Austin, TX @ SXSW

Sat. Mar. 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts w/ Tennis

Sun. Mar. 19 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ Tennis

Tue. Mar. 21 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Wed. Mar. 22 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Tennis

Thu. Mar. 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right

Sun. Mar. 26 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

Tue. Mar. 28 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

Fri. Apr. 21 - Cats @ Adelaide, AUS @ Rocket Bar

Sat. Apr. 22 - Sydney, AUS @ Newtown Social Club

Fri. Apr. 28 - Brisbane, AUS @ Black Bear Lodge

Sat. Apr.  29 - Byron Bay, AUS @ The Great Northern

Sun. Apr. 30 - Gold Coast, AUS @ Shark Bar

Fri. May 12 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Tote


“The French Press” EP will be available on vinyl, CD and of course digitally. Preorder is on now via this here link.

You could (and should also) follow Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever everywhere in the known universe… via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter


[Photo Credit: Rubin Utama]


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : WED, MAR 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM

King Tuff Announces West Coast Solo Shows; Ruth Garbus and Chris Weisman of Happy Birthday to Open

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[Photo Credit: Dan Monick]

There is cause for rejoicing! Illustrious rocker King Tuff has announced a short solo West Coast tour with his longtime friends and former-Happy Birthday bandmates Ruth Garbus and Chris Weisman opening with their own solo sets. These dates will find the King showcasing a mix of older and newer material.

King Tuff - aka Kyle Thomas - shared some words about the shows: “I’m excited to announce I will be doing a little solo tour with two of my greatest old friends and favorite musicians Ruth Garbus and Chris Weisman. This is a rare treat because these Vermont genie/geniuses rarely leave their snow holes. I will be performing mostly new songs and the vibe will be magical/rustic/spazzy. Hope to see you there.”


 
May. 12  - Big Sur, CA - Henry Miller Library
May 13 - North Fork, CA - King Tuff and Friends at Bandit Town
May 14 - Gundlach Bundschu Winery - The Old Redwood Barn
May 15 -  Oakland, CA - Starline Social Club  
May 17 - Felton, CA - Don Quixote’s
May 19 - Big Sur, CA -  
Hipnic Festival  *
*King Tuff Only



For more information on King Tuff and Happy Birthday click on over to subpop.com/artists/king_tuff, and follow King Tuff everywhere in the socialverse via Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter .


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : THU, MAR 9, 2017 at 9:00 AM

Watch Video for Porter Ray’s “Past Life” (feat. Cashtro and Black); Watercolor Is Out March 10th

On the eve of his debut album release on Sub Pop, rising Seattle rapper Porter Ray drops a dream-like video for previously unheard track, Past Life.
 
Filmed in Porter’s hometown of Seattle, the visual is directed by Patrick O’Brien-Smith.  The bittersweet Past Life - featuring Cashtro and Black - finds Ray reflecting on his eventful teenage years, lost family and friends, highs, lows, misadventures and more.  The rapper’s laid back yet captivating style, vivid lyrical vignettes and powerful storytelling are built around a vulnerability and unflinching honesty.   
 
Porter Ray signed to Sub Pop after catching the attention of Shabazz Palaces founder and label A&R Ishmael Butler, his debut album Watercolor drops tomorrow AND he plays at SXSW next week.
 
Porter Ray’s current live dates include multiple appearances at SXSW March 
15th-19th, and Sasquatch Music Festival on May 26th. Additional live dates will be announced soon.

Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Swan Dive Patio
Mar. 19 - Austin, TX - SXSW - Dozen Street - Kosher Dillz Show
May 26 - Quincy, WA - Sasquatch Music Festival

 

Watercolor is out tomorrow, March 10th, on CD / 2xLP / DL / CASS from Sub Pop right over here and in finer independent record stores the world over.  LP orders through the Sub Pop Mega Mart and independent retailers will receive the limited Loser Edition on translucent vinyl with magenta swirl in North America & Translucent vinyl in Europe, while supplies last.  

Watercolor features original production from B-Roc, Dez Anthony, and 
Kmtk, and was mixed by Erik Blood.  Guest appearances include Cashtro, Nate Jack, Jus Moni and Black Constellation elders Palaceer Lazaro and Fly Guy Dai of Shabazz Palaces.


[Photo Credit: Jay Scroggins]

Follow all things Porter Ray everywhere in the galaxy via Facebook | Twitter | Instagram.
 


What “The People” are saying about Porter Ray:


“A star in the making.” [Watercolor] – Uncut
 
“A natural storyteller, Ray unleashed a series of vivid mixtape portraits of his locale’s druggy highs and lows that painted him as a new school Nas with the lyrical slickness of Roc Marciano. The street-wise intellect certainly lets his slightly off-pitched voice do most of the heavy lifting over the stuttering spacey synthetics, phased keys and warped Rhodes of B-Roc’s atmospheric production.” [Watercolor, 4/5] – MOJO
 
“As a rapper, Porter’s storytelling skills drive his lyrical content. He tries to paint pictures, never sounding over excited or too energetic, opting for beats which create unique moods….with his effortlessly smooth tone and considered lyricism, Porter carries himself with striking presence and wisdom.” [Watercolor]  - Crack Magazine
 
“Ray is Seattle to the bone, continuing the tradition of Sea-Town rappers with malleable flows and unorthodox sounds that bend along with them….The first taste of his album is a posse cut of sorts featuring Shabazz
Palaces, Palaceer, and Castro. They all spit complicated rhyme schemes over a hollowed-out soundscape with dry 808 drums and shimmering, space-age synths reminiscent of THEESatisfaction.” [“Sacred Geometry”] – Stereogum
 
“Seattle rapper Porter Ray shares another hazy and seductive gem from his debut…“Arithmetic” showcases Porter’s golden voice and effortlessly vivid flow over a dreamy, immersively narcotic beat, elevated by spectral siren calls from the great Stas
Thee Boss (formerly of THEESatisfaction) and anchored by a crucial assist from revered Seattle MC Infinite.” [“Arithmetic”] - Gorilla vs Bear

“On the first track from the Seattle native’s forthcoming Watercolor, Porter leads the song with melodic cadences and descriptive verses. Here, he and his collaborators all highlight the narratives that make up this holy equation.” [“Sacred Geometry”] The FADER


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : FRI, MAR 17, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Watch Jesca Hoop’s Charlie Rose Interview + Performances of “Pegasi” and “Songs of Old” from Memories Are Now

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BEHOLD: Jesca Hoop made her US TV debut on Charlie Rose last night  [Watch here], sitting for an interview with guest host Anthony Mason (of CBS News). She also delivered stellar performances of “Pegasi” and “Songs of Old” from Memories Are Now, her acclaimed new album.

 
Hoop’s international tour in support of Memories Are Now is currently underway. The U.S. leg continues tonight, Friday, March 17th, with a show in Seattle at Fremont Abbey and ends on March 21st in Los Angeles, CA at the Roxy.  The EU shows now begin March 24th in Glasgow at 6 Music Festival and run through May 25th in Rome, IT at Unplugged at Monti. Additionally, there is a festival appearance on July 21st in Thirsk, UK at the Deer Shed Festival.

Hoop has also confirmed her largest London show to date at the Union Chapel on December 1st.

 
Mar. 17 - Seattle, WA - Fremont Abbey Arts Center
Mar. 18 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
Mar. 20 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
Mar. 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
Mar. 24-26 - Glasgow, UK - 6 Music Festival
Mar. 28 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Mar. 29 - London, UK - The Lexington [Sold Out]
Mar. 30 - Bristol, UK - Exchange
Mar. 31- Leicester, UK- The Musician
Apr. 01 - Brighton, UK - Patterns
Apr. 02 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Apr. 03 - Cambridge, UK - Portland Arms
Apr. 05 - Liverpool, UK - The Magnet
Apr. 06 -  Manchester, UK -  Gorilla
May 12 - Brussels, BE - Botanique
May 13 - Amsterdam, NL - Bitterzoet
May 14 - Hamburg, DE - Nochwache
May 16 - Aarhus, DK - Atlas
May 17 - Copenhagen, DK - Vega Musikkens Hus (Main hall)
May 20 - Graz, AT - Forum
Stadpark
May 21 - Vienna, AT - Chelsea
May 23 - Zagreb, HR - TBA
May 24 - Genoa, IT - Teatro
Bloser
May 25 - Rome, IT - Unplugged in Monti
Jul. 21 -  Thirsk, UK - Deer Shed Festival
Dec. 01 - London, UK - Union Chapel

 
Please visit www.jescahoop.com/tour for ticket links + updates, and follow Jesca absolutely everywhere via FacebookInstagram and Twitter


 
Memories Are Now, featuring highlights “The Lost Sky”, “Pegasi” and the title 
track, is available on CD / LP / DL from Sub Pop right over here. LP orders through megamart.subpop.com will receive the limited Loser Edition on Robin’s Egg Blue-colored vinyl (while supplies last).

The album is Hoop’s best reviewed to date. Drowned in Sound gave the album a 10 out 10 rating, and said, “Past, present, and future rest patiently before Hoop, and she’s weaved them all into her most endearing album yet.”  The Skinny also gave the album a perfect score (5/5), calling it a “gorgeously delivered elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs to bring comfort and strength to the weary, broken and scorned.”
 
Meanwhile, Loud & Quiet named Memories Are Now it’s “Album of the Week,” and raved, “One of the most engagingly idiosyncratic and refreshingly broad collections of solo singer songwriting in recent memory.” And NPR Music added, “In both content and construction, Jesca Hoop’s songs practically burst with ideas: They’re as strange and smart and heartfelt as they are gorgeous, and that’s saying something.”


Posted by Rachel White

NEWS : TUE, MAR 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

NO FLY LIST: NOTES FROM SUB POP’S AIRPORT STORE (MARCH 2017) RECORD STORE DAY EDITION

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It’s that magical time of the year. You can smell the hot grease of overworked vinyl presses in the air. The cooling fans of online auction servers are humming in your ear. The seasonal change of record colors is upon us. Standard black vinyl disappears and the neon, splatters, and picture discs appear in full splendor. Friends: Record Store Day is here.

April 22, 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the indie record store holiday. We’ve come a long way since the original ten Record Store Day releases hit the shelves back in 2007. And, it’s hard to believe it’s now been a decade of grown men and women trampling each other for limited-edition releases without any major arrests. This year, y’all should come on down to Sea-Tac and avoid any of that trampling nonsense. Trust us, TSA doesn’t take very kindly to pushing and shoving. Once again, the Sub Pop Airport Store will be carrying a selection of this year’s Record Store Day releases. We have met all the requirements. We double-checked with this year’s ambassador: St. Vincent. Judging by this video, she’s taking the role very seriously.

Sure, yes, you have to buy a plane ticket to get to our store. Do yourself a favor and get that ticket to see your grandmother in Milwaukee. We won’t tell her that the only reason you finally broke down and and sprung for a visit was to have first dibs on a sweet seven-inch single. Or better yet, pack your shades and book a flight to Hawaii. You can hit up our store when we open the gates at 6 AM (we open earlier than any other participating store, so far as we are aware) and then quickly hop on a jetliner to Honolulu. If you manage to arrive around 10-10:30 AM island time, you might even have enough time to get to your favorite Hawaiian record store before it has been picked through.

While neither Sub Pop nor Hardly Art are putting out any exclusive Record Store Day releases this year, please consider an alternative: Father John Misty’s eagerly anticipated new album Pure Comedy comes out mere weeks before, on April 7th! And, if you’re lucky, we may have some remaining copies of the Deluxe 2xLP editions left at the airport on Record Store Day.


This truly DELUXE 2xLP version of Pure Comedy arrives on two pieces of colored vinyl, one of which is referred to as “aluminum,” the other “copper” (as evidenced by this not-to-be-missed Pure Unboxing video). These two opulent record albums are housed in a die-cut, customize-able jacket, with 4 interactive “backgrounds” on the 2 full-color dust sleeves within (four different sky color schemes to choose from!) all sheathed in an outer plastic slip-cover. Also included are a tri-fold poster and holographic HA card. If that doesn’t scratch your collectible itch, I don’t know what will. You can also order Pure Comedy on the Sub Pop Mega Mart right G-D now.

The Sub Pop Airport Store will (most likely*) be carrying the below-referenced Record Store Day exclusive titles. 

*No guarantees we’ll get them all, but here is what we ordered:


Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit-Live from Welcome To 1979

Pink Floyd- London 1966-1967

R.L. Burnside-Long Distance Call: Europe Recordings, 1982

The Districts-Ordinary day/Lover,Lover,Lover

The Pretty Things-The French EP’s 1964-69

V/A-Stories For Ways & Means

V/A-We’re Gonna Have A Party! The Sound Of Wand Records

Pearl Jam-“State Of Love and Trust” B/W “Breath” (7”)

Alice In Chains-What The Hell Have I/Get Born Again (Double 7” Single)

Dave Matthews Band-Live at Red Rocks 9.15.95 (4LP Silver vinyl set)

Moondog-Moondog

Dennis Wilson- Bambu The Caribou Sessions (2LP green vinyl set)

Santana-Woodstock Saturday August 16, 1969

Curtis Knight featuring Jimi Hendrix-Live at George’s Club 20

Robert Johnson- The Centennial Collection: The Complete Recordings (3LP)

David Bowie-Cracked Actor Live in Los Angeles, ’74 (3LP set)

David Bowie-BOWPROMO (GEM Promo LP)

The Cure-Greatest Hits Acoustic (2LP Picture Disc)

The Cure-Greatest Hits (2LP Picture Disc)

The Grateful Dead- P.N.E. Garden Auditorium, Vancouver, British Columbia, 7/29/66 (2LP)

The Doors- Live At The Matrix ‘67

Flaming Lips-The Flaming Lips Onboard the International Space Station Concert For Peace (Yellow Vinyl)

The Head and the Heart-Stinson Beach Sessions

Notorious B.I.G.-Born Again (2LP Gold Vinyl)

Prince-Batdance (12” Single)

Prince-I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man (12” Single)

Prince-I Wish U Heaven (12” Single)

Prince-Little Red Corvette/1999 (7” Picture Disc)

Prince-Partyman (12” Single)

Prince-Pop Life (12” Single)

Prince- Sign O’ The Times (12” Single)

Vangelis-Blade Runner Original Soundtrack (Picture Disc)

V/A-Nuggets: Come To The Sunshine (2LP Orange/Yellow Marble Vinyl)

Neil Young-Decade (3LP)

Hawkwind-Best of the United Artist Years 1971-1974 (Swirl Color Vinyl)

Black Angels- Death Song RSD Exclusive (2LP Set)

Sun Ra-Janus (Yellow & Black Swirl Vinyl)

Balkans-Pedro Four-Way ft. Mike Watt (Green Vinyl)

Motörhead-Clean Your Clock (2LP Picture Disc)

Iron and Wine-Archives Series Volume No. 3 (Translucent Blue Vinyl)

Patti Smith-Hey Joe (Version)/Piss Factory (7” Single)

The Smiths- The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (7” Single)

Spoon-Hot Thoughts

Lumineers-Song Seeds

Animal Collective- Meeting The Waters

Blondie-Long Time

Big Thief-Mythological Beauty

Noise Addict-10,000 Kids With Guitars (2LP)

Blitzen Trapper-Waking Bullets At Breakneck Speed (Recorded Circa 2006)

Wipers-Better Off Dead (7” EP)

Pickin’ On Series- Pickin’ On Nirvana: The Bluegrass Tribute (ft. Iron Horse)

Pete Krebs-Western Electric (Produced by Elliot Smith)

Julian Cope-Drunken Songs

The Raincoats-Fairytale in the Supermarket EP (7”)

The Stooges-Heavy Liquid/The Album (2LP)

T. Rex-Rock N Roll (7” EP)

Sun Ra-Discipline 27-11

Danny Brown-Ain’t It Funny (10” Picture Disc)\

Black Lips- Black Lips (4xCS Box)

Policia-Lipstick Stains/Still Counts (7” Single)

Evan Dando-Baby I’m Bored (2LP+book)

Stay safe out there. If you are crazy enough to listen to me and end up going to Hawaii, say hello to our old co-worker Josh.

Check out the official Record Store Day website (and this complete list of releases) for participating stores near you.







Posted by Bailey Flynn

NEWS : MON, MAR 13, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Sub Pop vs SXSW 2017: Downtown Boys, Marika Hackman, LVL UP, Porter Ray, and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

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Heading to SXSW 2017? Us too!

Sub Pop recording artists Downtown Boys (Providence, RI), Marika Hackman (London, UK), LVL UP (New York, NY), Porter Ray (Seattle, WA), and Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (Melbourne, AU) will all make appearances at the 2017 edition of SXSW in Austin, Texas.

Downtown Boys [artist page] / “Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)” [listen]
Marika Hackman [artist page] / “Boyfriend” [watch]
LVL UP [artist page] / “The Closing Door” [watch]
Porter Ray [artist page] / “Past Life” feat. Cashtro & Black [watch]
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever [artist page] / “French Press” [watch]
 
Links to artists pages, tunes (video or audio) and daily schedule are below…


 

MARCH 14
5:45pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Hotel Vegas - Spring Break Boogie! Heaven or Hot
Burrito
Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
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9:00pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER 
Show: I OH YOU / Transgressive Records Showcase
Location: 21st Co-Op (707 W 21st St, Austin, TX 78705)
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9:30pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show:
Paradyse x Sportsday Showcase
Location:  Pearl Street Co-Op (2000 Pearl St, Austin, TX 78705)
                       
MARCH 15
4:30pm 
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: The FADER Fort
Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702)
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10:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN 
Show: BBC Radio 2 SXSW Official Showcase.
Location: Latitude 30 (512 San Jacinto Boulevard)
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10:00-10:40pm
PORTER RAY
Show/Location: Swan Dive (615 Red River Street, Austin, TX  78701)
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1:15am
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: Ground Control Touring Showcase
Location: The Sidewinder (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
 
MARCH 16
12:00pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Pitchfork Day Party
Location: French Legation Museum (802 San Marcos St, Austin, TX 78702)
Time: 12:00pm
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12:15pm
LVL UP
Show: Sound on Sound & Brooklyn Vegan’s Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX, 78701)
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2:15pm
LVL UP 
Show: The FADER Fort
Location: Volcom Garden (1209 E. 6th St., Austin, TX 78702)
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3:00pm 
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Show: Another Planet Showcase
Location: The Sidewinder - Indoor (715 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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3:30pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS 
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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6:35-7:00pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  
Show: Aussie BBQ Showcase
Location: Brush Square Park (409 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701)
Time:
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9:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN

Show:Transgressive Records SXSW Showcase
Location: The Blackheart (86 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701)
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11pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER  
Show: Paradigm Official Showcase
Location: The Parish (214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701)
 
MARCH 17
12:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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12:45pm 
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER
Show: Brooklyn Vegan x Sound on Sound Lost Weekend  
Location: Cheer Up Charlies (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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1:30pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: SXSW Showcase
Location: The Mohawk (912 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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5:35pm
LVL UP  
Show: Austin Oasis 2017
Location: Hole in the Wall (2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705)
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6:00pm
DOWNTOWN BOYS
Show: South By San Jose
Location: Hotel San Jose (1316 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704)
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10:10-10:45pm
ROLLING BLACKOUTS COASTAL FEVER 
Show: Panache Bookings Party
Location: Hotel Vegas (1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702)
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11:00pm 
LVL UP 
Show: Ad Hoc Showcase
Location: Cheer Up Charlie’s (900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701)
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12:35-12:50am
PORTER RAY
Show Kosher Dillz Showcase
Location: Dozen Street (1808 E 12th St, Austin, TX 78702)
 
MARCH 18
1:00pm
MARIKA HACKMAN
Show: Space 24 Twenty
Location: Urban Outfitters (2406 Guadalupe Street Austin, TX 78705)
 


Posted by Rachel White