SXSW pick: March 16th – RedGorilla at 10pm – the Rooftop Bar on 6th St.
Buzz Track: The Last Song
If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Tim Halperin, he has the #1 album on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Halperin also landed in the top 24 in last years American Idol and has shared the stage with Hot Chelle Ray, Cody Simpson, etc. For fans of The Fray, etc.
Buzz Track: Fairest One of All
The Spin Room is the stage name of American emo/indie/pop punk musician Nick Miley from Long Island, New York. The Spin Room recorded his debut EP “The Dream We Keep” with producer Rob Freeman (Cobra Starship, Hit the Lights) with several songs landing on shows such as E! Channel’s “Keeping up with Kardashians”, “Kourtney and Kim Take New York” and other shows on E!, MTV and VH1. PureVolume has picked The Spin Room as one of their Top Unsigned Bands of 2011. The Spin Room was also the 25th most played band on PureVolume in 2011. The song “Fairest One of All” is being featured on the popular online game “Super Crazy Guitar Maniac Deluxe 4” by Second Impact Games.
Buzz Track: Cherokee
Super Water Sympathy has become a Kings favorite after listening to Cherokee. It’s hard to pin down this Shreveport, Louisiana alternative rock act, but the music grows on you with each listen. The band has played over 75 shows, recorded a full-length original album (“Vesper Belle”), is featured on the new MTV series, “CAGED,” and is playing the 2012 Vans Warped Tour.
3/16/12 New York, NY – The Bowery Electric
4/6/12 Los Angeles, CA – Viper Room
**VANS WARPED TOUR**
7/05/12 St. Louis, MO
7/06/12 Detroit, MI
7/07/12 Chicago, IL
7/08/12 Minneapolis, MN
7/09/12 Kansas City, KS
7/10/12 Indianapolis, IN
7/11/12 Cleveland, OH
7/12/12 Pittsburgh, PA
7/13/12 Toronto, ON (Canada)
7/14/12 Montreal, QC (Canada)
7/15/12 Hartford, CT
7/17/12 Buffalo, NY
7/18/12 Scranton, PA
Buzz Track: 21
The Rassle has become a Kings favorite and is a SXSW pick. This indie band based in NYC has toured the northeast with Mona, Civil Twilight, and Sam Roberts band. Several songs were featured in NBC’s Parenthood, MTV’s I Just Want My Pants Back, and in the popular adventure game Saints Row: The Third. Check out the just released video for the undeniably catchy indie rock song 21 that was self produced, shot on an old Super 8 camera, and directed by the band.
SXSW show dates:
Buzz Track: Catalyst
The Gallery, a Kings favorite is a SXSW pick. After a high profile year this alternative rock band shows no sign of slowing down. Last year, they were one of the 16 unsigned bands to compete for the cover of Rolling Stone and they recorded demos for Columbia Records. The band is currently finishing up new songs.
Wednesday, March 14 – 6:00pm – All Together Now Showcase @ The Bayou (500 E 6th Street Suite A)
Wednesday, March 14 – 9:50pm – Texas Rockfest @ Blue Moon Upstairs (422 E 6th Street)
Thursday, March 15 – 8:00pm – MusicGorilla Showcase @ Fuel (607 Trinity)
Friday, March 16 – 3:00pm – Big Picture Media Showcase @ BandPage HQ (604 E 7th Street)
Friday, March 16 – 4:30pm – D’Addario Party @ Rusty’s (405 E 7th Street)
Saturday, March 17 – 3:00pm – Red Gorilla Music Fest @ Dizzy Rooster (306 E 6th Street)