Sub Pop vs. SXSW: Sub Pop Licensing Showcase March 12th
KEXP, Sub Pop, & Hardly Art Present “Officially Unofficial” Day Party March 13th
SXSW show schedules for Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out
what Sub Pop has planned for this year’s SXSW Music Festival in Austin,
TX! We’re foregoing an official showcase in favor of keeping our
options open to partner up on a few day parties, participate in a
multi-record label rummage sale, and live vicariously through our bands’
individual shows, Austin-wide! Bands scheduled to appear at the
festival include: Avi Buffalo, The Baptist Generals, clipping., Dum Dum
Girls, THEESatisfaction, THUMPERS, and Washed Out.
Our week of parties, events and band shows include:
Wednesday, March 12th: Sub
Pop Licensing’s Showcase at North Door will feature a diverse array of
talent: The Haden Sisters and Sub Pop alum Kelley Stoltz (Third Man
Records), along with The Coathangers (Suicide Squeeze), Protomartyr
(Hardly Art), THUMPERS (Sub Pop), and R. Ring, featuring Kelly Deal
Thursday, March 13th: Sub
Pop & sister label Hardly Art will team up with KEXP for the
“Officially Unofficial” day party & broadcast at Mellow Johnny’s.
The party will feature performances from Dum Dum Girls, La Luz,
THUMPERS, and Avi Buffalo. Visit KEXP.ORG for live updates throughout the day.
Also on Thursday, we’ll have a table at the Record Label Rummage Rampage at Obsolete Industries.
Please find a current list of events and individual band schedules below.
Day Parties: Mar. 12 (Noon - 5pm)
Sub Pop Licensing Showcase The North Door / 502 Brushy Street The Haden Triplets (12:30pm) The Coathangers (1:15pm) Kelley Stoltz (2pm) Protomartyr (2:45pm) THUMPERS (3:30pm) R. Ring (4:15pm)
Mar. 13 (Noon - 6:30pm)
“Officially Unofficial” Day Party Presented by KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art
Mellow Johnny’s / 400 Nueces St Dum Dum Girls (12pm) La Luz (2pm) THUMPERS (4pm) Avi Buffalo (6pm)
Mar. 13 (Noon - 5pm)
Record Label Rummage Rampage Presented by Amphetamine Reptile, Sub Pop, Merge, Third Man
Obsolete Industries / 1700 E. 12th St.
Band Schedules: Avi Buffalo Mar. 11 - Buffalo Billiards / SAG-AFTRA Party (1am) Mar. 12 - Do512 Lounge (7pm) Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Party (2:30pm) Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (6pm) Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (2pm) Mar. 15 - Homeslice Pizza (12:10pm) Mar. 15 - Dirty Dog / Denver Post Reverb Party (3pm)
The Baptist Generals Mar. 13 - Cheer Up Charlie’s (inside) / SXSW Showcase (12:15am)
clipping. Mar. 12 - Hotel Vegas (Volstead Inside) / Inland Empire Touring Day Party (3:30pm) Mar. 14 - The Owl of Austin / PORTALS Day party (2pm)
Dum Dum Girls Mar. 12 - Spotify House (2pm) Mar. 12 - Mohawk / SPIN at House of Vans Day Party (4:15pm) Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (12pm) Mar. 13 - TBA Mar. 13 - Convention Center, Ballroom D / KCSN Show at Radio Day Stage (4pm) Mar. 13 - Red 7 / Ground Control Touring Showcase (1:10am) Mar. 14 - Clive Bar / Filter (5pm) Mar. 14 - Hotel San Jose (7pm) Mar. 14 - Cedar Street Courtyard / Chevy (11:45pm) Mar. 15 - Empire Control Room & Garage / Check Your Ponytail (2:15pm) Mar. 15 - Gypsy / Sailor Jerry’s (5pm)
THEESatisfaction Mar. 15 - Bungalow / SXSW Showcase (9:35pm)
THUMPERS Mar. 12 - Swan Dive / PASTE day party (12:35pm) Mar. 12 - The North Door / Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (3:45pm) Mar. 13 - Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Showcase (1:35pm) Mar. 13 - Mellow Johnny’s / “Officially Unofficial” KEXP, Sub Pop & Hardly Art Day Party (4pm) Mar. 13 - Latitude 30 / BME BBC Introducing Showcase (8pm) Mar. 14 - Mohawk (Outdoor) / ATC Management + Vans Showcase (9:30pm) Mar. 14 - Latitude 30 / BME SXSW Present Showcase (4:40pm) Mar. 15 - Hotel San Jose / WFUV Session (10am) Mar. 15 - El Sapo / MFL (1-2pm) Mar. 15 - TBA Mar. 15 - TBA
Washed Out Mar. 14 - Butler Park - Free Show (7pm) Mar. 14 - Bar 96 / Filter Showcase (12:30am) Mar. 15 - Hype Hotel (12:30am)
Euphoric UK pop act and newish Sub Pop recording artists, THUMPERS, have expanded
their US tour schedule, which now includes multiple SXSW appearances.
The trek begins Wednesday, March 12th in Austin, TX at Swan Dive and
currently ends on Saturday, March 22nd in Seattle, WA at Barboza. The
tour is in support of Galore, their acclaimed, and wonderfully addictive, Sub Pop debut. See a full tour schedule below.
In related news, you can now listen to THVMPERS cover of “Lungs,”
originally recorded by former tour mates and friends of the band, CHVRCHES. For a great time, press play on the embedded video player.
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Swan Dive / PASTE day party (12:35pm)
Mar. 12 - Austin, TX - SXSW – The North Door / Sub Pop Licensing Showcase (3:45pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Flamingo Cantina / Under The Radar Showcase (1:35pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Mellow Johnny’s / KEXP, Sub Pop, Hardly Art “Officially Unofficial” Showcase (6pm)
Mar. 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Latitude 30 / BME BBC Introducing Showcase (8pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Mohawk (Outdoor) / ATC Mgmt + Vans Showcase (9:30pm)
Mar. 14 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Latitude 30 / BME SXSW Presents Showcase (4:40pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – Hotel San Jose / WFUV Session (10am)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – El Sapo / MFL (1-2pm)
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – TBA
Mar. 15 - Austin, TX - SXSW – TBA
Mar 17 - Scottsdale, AZ - The Western
Mar 18 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music Hall
Mar 21 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Mar 22 - Seattle, WA - Barboza
Mar. 26 - Brussels, BE - AB Club
Mar. 27 - Cologne, DE - Blue Shell
Mar. 28 - Zurich, CH - M4Music Festival
Mar. 29 - Munich, DE - Milla
Mar. 31 - Vienna, AT - Flex
Apr. 01 - Prague, CZ - Futurum
Apr. 02 - Berlin, DE - Comet
Apr. 03 - Hamburg, DE - Molotow
Apr. 04 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
Apr. 05 - Rotterdam, NL - Paradiso
May 01 - Liverpool, UK - Soundcity Festival
May 21 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store
May 22 - London, UK - Scala
May 23 - Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
May 24 - Sheffield, UK - Leadmill
May 28 - Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
May 29 - Glasgow, UK - King Tuts
May 30 - St. Helens, UK - Library
May 31 - Norwich, UK - Epic Studios
Are you by chance heading down to South By Southwest this year? ?? (Was your answer “yes” to that question? If so, read on, if it was “no”, see the below*)?? That’s crazy, because us too! Well, some of us are. The “us” to which I am referring are the collective “us” that is comprised of the always terrific Sub Pop recording artists METZ, Pissed Jeans, Rose Windows, Jaill and King Tuff. There will be other Sub Pop employees there, but they won’t be playing shows, so they don’t really matter too much in the context of this blog post(though I’m certain that if you found one, they’d definitely buy you a drink or your choosing). Since you are going to SXSW, why not take a minute to acquaint/reacquaint yourself with the aforementioned bands through the magic of this playlist we’re not-so-creatively calling, “The Sub Pop Bands Playing SXSW This Year.” I think you’ll be impressed.
*That’s crazy, because neither are we! Well, some of “we” aren’t going, but others of us are. The “we” that are going are the always terrific Sub Pop recording artists METZ, Pissed Jeans, Rose Windows, Jaill and King Tuff. And while it is a bit of a bummer that not everyone gets to go down and enjoy warm, sunny Austin to see a lot of very exciting bands do their thing, you can still listen to them from wherever you are (we’re in the very gray city of Seattle not at all bitter that we don’t get to go to balmy Austin to watch a ton of bands) through the magic of this playlist we’re not-so-creatively calling, “The Sub Pop Bands Playing SXSW This Year”, you can listen to these bands as if you are there in person (minus the sun and ice-cold Shiners).
For those of you who are going to SXSW, please refer to the following schedule to catch our bands’ sets.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
3:00 PM – Rose Windows – Fin Records Showcase @ Jackalope ADDRESS: 404 E 6th Street
4:00 PM – JAILL – Burger Party @ Trailer Space ADDRESS: 1401 Rosewood Ave.
8:00 PM – JAILL – SXSW @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
9:00 PM Rose Windows @ Austin Ale House (Seattle Music Showcase) ADDRESS: 301 West 6th Street
THURSDAY, MARCH 14
3:00 PM – KINGTUFF – Converse / Thrasher Party @ Scoot Inn ADDRESS: 1308 E 4th Street (at Navasota)
4:00 PM – METZ- Brooklyn Vegan @ Old Emos Venue ADDRESS: 603 Red River St
9:00 PM – JAILL – KVRX Party @ Spider House ADDRESS: 2906 Fruth Street
9:20-9:50 PM- PISSEDJEANS- Pitchfork Showcase ADDRESS: 1100 Warehouse (1100 E. 5th St. between San Marcos and Waller)
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
12:30 PM- Rose Windows @ Hotel Vegas (IET / Ping Pong PR Day Party) ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
3:00 PM – METZ – Stereogum/Hype Machine @ Hype Hotel ADDRESS: 301 Brazos St
3:30- JAILL – Goner / IET / Ping Pong Party @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
3:30 PM – Rose Windows @ Brush Square Park (ZIIBRA Showcase) ADDRESS: 409 East 5th Street
5:00 pm – KINGTUFF – Sailer Jerry / Blundertown Party @ Gypsy Lounge ADDRESS: 1504 E 6th Street
5:00 pm – METZ – Another Planet Entertainment Party @ Red Eyed Fly ADDRESS: 715 Red River
8:00 PM- Rose Windows – Blackbox Showcase @ Doc’s Motorworks ADDRESS: 1123 South Congress Avenue
9:50 – JAILL – Austin Facial Hair @ Grackle ADDRESS: 1700 E 6th St
10:30 PM – METZ – Filter Magazine / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 ADDRESS: 96 Rainey Street
11:30 PM – KINGTUFF – Filter / Doc Martens Party @ Bar 96 ADDRESS:96 Rainey Street
SATURDAY, MARCH 16
2:00 PM – METZ – The AV Club/Flowerbooking Party @ Mohawk ADDRESS: 912 Red River
5:00 PM – KINGTUFF- Brooklyn Vegan Party @ Emo’s ADDRESS: 603 Red River St (corner of 6th)
6:00 PM – METZ – Urban Outfitters Back Lot ADDRESS:2406 Guadalupe St
6:30 PM- Rose Windows – @ Redefine Mag Party @ House of Commons ADDRESS: 2610 Rio Grande Street
11:00 PM – Rose Windows- Rockin Tomato Pizza Party! ADDRESS: 3003 South Lamar Blvd
11:45 PM – KINGTUFF – Burgermania II @ Hotel Vegas ADDRESS: 1500 East 6th Street
SUNDAY, MARCH 17
12:00 PM- Rose Windows – SXSW “Hangover” show @ Beerland ADDRESS: 711 Red River Street
As you may or may not already be aware, right now the city of Austin, TX is in the midst of being utterly and quite happily engulfed by the South by Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival, Conference and Giant Branding Opportunity. And at this festival, we at the Sub Pop Recording Concern of Seattle, Wash, are hosting a showcase this coming Friday night, March 16th at Red 7. It will, we are very much hoping, be an exceptionally good time for everyone in attendance. We have already provided details on that, though.
The thing we have not yet provided details about is that even those of you NOT in actual, physical attendance can watch all of the performances on one of the two stages at our showcase online at TapIntoAustin2012.com! More specifically, you will be able to watch performances by these bands currently putting out records under the Sub Pop imprint of moderate-to-pretty-good quality: Spoek Mathambo,Niki & The Dove,THEESatisfaction. You will also be able to watch performances by Debo Band (who are putting out a record on Next Ambiance/Sub Pop in July) and Gashcat (whose records Sub Pop does not release, but who are playing the showcase just the same).
Also! There will be live events in five different cities where all manner of crazy and fun junk will be happening, along with the live streaming of the portion of Sub Pop’s 2012 South by Southwest showcase described at sufficient length in the previous paragraph. The full and complete details on all of this are here.
Plus, here’s further info about the events in each city…
Sounds by Chances with Wolves
10:30 pm – 2:30 am EST
Santos Party House
96 Lafayette Street RSVPHERE
Sounds by Stretch Armstrong
10:30 pm – 2:30 am EST
American Ice Co.
917 V Street NW RSVPHERE
Sounds by Boy Wonder & Jon Huang
9:30 – 1:30 am CST
2210 West Chicago Avenue RSVPHERE
Sounds by Chris Holmes + Brie Larson + Elijah Wood + TURQUOISEWISDOM
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm PST
Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Boulevard RSVPHERE
Sounds by Claude VonStroke
7:30 pm – 11:30 pm PST
101 Sixth Street RSVPHERE
Indie Rock Spring Break aka The SXSW Music Festival is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce our 2012 showcase lineup, to be held on March 16 at Red 7.
This year’s lineup will feature performances from the likes of Shearwater, Niki & The Dove, Spoek Mathambo, Poor Moon, Father John Misty, THEESatisfaction, King Tuff, Blitzen Trapper, Poor Moon, Debo Band and Husky.
You can now stream tunes from each of the bands we have playing at this
year’s festival by clicking here. We have also included set times for the showcase below.
Stay tuned for a full list of Sub Pop related events & day parties at this year’s festival!
Blitzen Trapper- 1am
Father John Misty 12am
King Tuff 10pm
Poor Moon 9pm
Niki & The Dove 1am
Spoek Mathambo 12am
Debo Band 9pm
Special Guest 8pm