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Bands To Watch Out For At SXSW

The Musebox SXSW 2015 Artists
EL CONJUNTO NUEVA OLA (Mexico/Los Angeles)

Hilarious but ROCKING band from Mexico City, by way of Los Angeles. ECNO perform in Mexican wrestler costumes, singing in Spanish and English. They include fantastic covers of “Take On Me” and “Dancing With Myself.” You’d be hard pressed to find a better party band. They always perform in lucha libre masks and keep their true identity a mystery (think Mexican KISS!) Can play acoustic as well as full-on electric shows.
“2014’s SXSW was set ablaze by El Conjunto Nueva Ola’s unique rhythm, humor, and distinct style.” -- (Vesper PR)
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/20, 9PM at Half Step 75 1/2 Rainey St, Austin, Texas
  • 3/21. 4:30p at Bizarre-B-Q at Carousel Lounge 1110 East 52nd Street, Austin, TX 78723, United States
  • 3/21, 10p at Clive Bar, 609 Davis Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States

BUFFALO SUNN (Dublin, Ireland)
Gorgeous, soaring melodies of Americana-Psych. Two brothers backed by their mates, making stunningly beautiful music. They come on like a punked up version of CSNY. Can play acoustic as well as electric shows.
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“Accessible and warm, By The Ocean, By The Sea is the first step in a what will surely be a bright career for Buffalo Sunn.” – GoldenPlec
SXSW Appearances:
  • March 13th, 8pm; Maggie Mae’s, 323 East 6th Street,
  • March 17th, 10PM , Brazo's Hall, 204 E 4th St, Austin, TX
  • March 20th, 2;30PM B.D. Riley's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 204 East 6th Street
  • March 21, Time TBD Goorin Bros., 1323 South Congress Avenue,
  • March 21, 9:30PM , Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 323 East 6th Street

Fabryka play pretty indie/folk/pop/electronica, with sweet but strong female vocal lead. They sing in English and Italian. Think of an Italian version of Metric, The Cardigans or The Sundays. Can play acoustic as well as full electric.
“Fabryka’s Echo is a treasure trove of well-mixed sounds, a magic potion that enchants at first taste.” -- (Rockit.it)
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/18, 3:25p at Numero 28, 452 West 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
  • 3/20, 11p at Buffalo Billiards, 201 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
  • 3/21, 5:30p at Goorin Bros., 1323 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 US

20yr old, indie pop songstress from Dublin, Ireland  (think HAIM with an injection of 80s synth pop.) Her organic appeal is impressive with really strong social numbers, most coming from North America (77k+ Facebook likes & 11million+ views on Youtube). Aside from her SXSW dates she is playing her first headline US tour including NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, DC, SF and LA through March.
“Orla Gartland serenades all the "Lonely People" with indie pop splendor. A true chart-topping artist who could compete with established acts of today.” -- (EARMILK)
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/18, 11p at MFI showcase, Maggie Mae’s Gibson Room, 512 Trinity St
  • 3/20, 11:35a at Irish Breakfast at B.D. Riley's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 204 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701, United States
  • 3/21, 1p at Goorin Bros., 1323 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704 US

Coffeehouse (From Santiago, Chile)
Coffeehouse is a 4-piece Chilean rock/pop band, formed in 2011 in Santiago, Chile. Reputed by critics as “One of the most influential emerging bands in Santiago” and “An international promise” by COSAS Magazine. Their music is extremely North American radio-friendly and has been compared with big international acts such as Coldplay and Keane. Coffeehouse have enjoyed some great career highlights such as a national tour (sponsored by Cristal, one of the biggest beer brands in the Country), three shows in Miami, FL and being the local support act for Blur’s first gig in Chile, performing in front of more than 8.000 people. They are now poised for the North American market.
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/17, 11PM Icenhauer’s, 83 Rainey St.

Panda Elliot; (From Buenos Aires Argentina)
Panda Elliot, is an emerging vocalist with a vibrant musical vision and an attitude to match! With a sweet voice and exotic flair. Panda gives listeners a kick of guitar riff followed up by swelling rock beats and the remix makes this tune totally dance-y.
“A personal evolution from her previous recordings is evident. Elliot perfectly balances her urge to create danceable beats and rhythms with her passion for rock music.” SpotOn Magazine
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/19 1pm, Goorin Bros. Showcase, 1323 South Congress Avenue
  • 3/20 3pm, Girls Rock Austin Unofficial SX Party, Cherrywood Coffeehouse, 1400 East 38th 1/2 Street
  • 3/21 3pm, Gfire Women to Watch Showcase, Austin Java on 12th and Lamar
  • 3/21 time TBA, Esther's Follies 525 E 6th St

Holy Esque; (From Scotland)
Accolades and achievements are piling-up. 'Silences' made it onto Spotify's playlist Best Songs of 2014 You Haven't Heard, and NME declare them to be “Glasgow’s most exciting and inventive new band.”
“Partly epic, partly industrial, and wholly inspiring.” Clash
SXSW Appearances:
  • 17th March, Red Eyed Fly (outside), 9pm
  • 18th March, Austin Underground Interview, Handlebar, 121 E. 5th St @ 12pm
  • 21st March Latitude 30, 3:50-4:20pm
  • 21st March Buffalo Billiards, 11-11:40pm

VUURWERK (Brussels, Belgium)
Tipped by some of music’s leading tastemakers such as Thump, Boiler Room, Clash and Disco Naivete, VUURWERK have fast established themselves with their acclaimed productions, remixes and explosive live AV set. Bringing together bass heavy electronic rhythms and startling cinematic visuals VUURWERK transport the party to places beyond the imagination.
“They are on a fast-track to becoming one of their nation's notable exports, besides chocolates, Soulwax and that one girl you made out with while backpacking.” -- THUMP
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/18, 8p at Disco Naivete / Pukkelpop at Red 7, East 7th Street
  • 3/21, at Bizarre B Q at Carousel Lounge, 1110 East 52nd Street

Hashback Hashish (from India)
The music of Ashish Sachan confronts you with a simplicity that is both earnest,  but also misleading - if you drill down there are details that only a pair of  headphones (and perhaps a taste of his adopted name) can reward you with.  Firmly rooted in the minimalist tradition, his narrative offers something for  electronic music fans across the spectrum - committed geeks who respect  musical history on one end, and on the other, those who could care less about  the past and just want to lose it on a dance floor. Since 2005, Ashish has been perfecting his craft, both as a producer, and a  performer; eight years in, his musical vision can be heard from SXSW, to Delhi,  and everywhere in between; working with producers as diverse as Da Fresh to  fellow Delhi electronica alumnus Audio Pervert. His 2012 debut album 'The Grinning, Naked Bunch' is a must listen to if one wants to get a sense of what is  going on in India right now, masterfully merging local motifs with relentless  programming sophistication.
“Raw and spacious, and without all the modern ‘plug-in’ excesses found in current laptop-electronica (...) delivering high energy beats that would seem right at home in a krumping competition, coupled with distorted and complex basslines, repetitive semi-melodic synths, and topped with a heavy dose of high end lters. Think early Stanton Warriors meets a minimal Ritchie Hawtins.” - NME India
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/20 - Iron Bear, W. 8th Street, @ 11pm

Hector Bizerk (from Scotland)
Experimental Hip Hop group who have won many awards including Scottish Alternative Music Award 2014, Scottish Album of The Year shortlist 2014, and Hit Like A Girl drummer comp 2014. Their LIVE shows are a cultural phenomenon mixing live visual art, b-boying and improvisation.
“Their live show has become something of a cultural phenomenon.” Static Multimedia
SXSW Appearances:
  • 3/16 -A Spotlight On Scotland, Brush Square Park, 7-7:45PM
  • 3/20 - British Music Embassy @ SXSW, Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto @ 3.50-4.20pm
  • 3/20 - Oy Vey! TBC
  • 3/21 - Modern Rock Gallery. Time TBC
  • 3/21 - NME & PRS for Music Presents, Latitude 30, 512 San Jacinto @ Midnight-12.40am

Kosha Dillz; (from LA and NYC)
World class improv artist who has played every kind of gig, ranging from shows with RZA of the Wu Tang Clan and Matisyahu, to the Legendary Yo Gabba Gabba childrens show.  Kosha is playing all 41 dates of the 2015 Vans Warped Tour alongside Riff Raff and Mod Sun. He is most known for his ability to improv in front of thousands of people and rap in Hebrew and Spanish combined. Kosha's song "cellular phone" was the #1 rated 2012 Superbowl commercial.  His latest album, Awkward in a Good Way, was produced entirely by 4 time Grammy nominated Jesse Shatkin, who produced Sia's Chandelier." This year, Kosha Dillz curates his fourth annual (first time official)  OY VEY! showcase, which brings together Israeli and Jewish musicians with Indie and Hip Hop, creating bridges for cultural understanding."
“Though he’s a technically skilled rhymer, Dillz’s greatest gift is his willingness to engage the crowd.” The Los Angeles Times
SXSW Appearances:
  • March 14th Kosha Dillz opens for NAS @ MRY SXSWI  10:45
  • March 17 SXkids @ My little Yoga house  1 pm - 2pm (children's yoga performance)
  • March 18 The Eastern @ 12 pm - 12:15
  • March 18 L Rock Ent Party @ Darwin's 1:10- 1:40
  • March 18 OY VEY! SXSW Official showcase  @ Javelina Bar 12:15 - 12:45
  • March 19  Dozen Street   1808 E 12th st.  5:20-5:45
  • March 20 OY VEY Friday @ Love Goat  upstairs 3:55 - 4:20 w/ BLKKATHY, Deniro Ferrar and more.
  • March 20 SXShabbat 7:15-8:15 @ Love Goat upstairs (Free Chalah  x Grapes x Jewish peeps)
  • March 21 SXSocialWalrus (house party)  7pm- 7:45

ALL of these artists are currently independent and are interested in putting their global team together including record label, publishing, booking agents, etc
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