KUT at the Four Seasons: Saturday, March 17
KUT is hosting some great shows at the Four Seasons during SXSW, AND there is no wristband required for entry. With the shows starting so early, you can count on a more intimate experience than what you might expect from those shows starting later on in the day. Here are the specifics: Each set is 25 minutes. There is a $10 entry fee with the proceeds going to Seton Shivers Cancer Center.
Sons of Fathers – 8am – Saturday
Texas duo Sons of Fathers’ name almost implies a lot about them as a band. Their music is timeless and traditional country folk, music that their fathers or their fathers’ fathers could have played. Either that, or I’m reading way too far into a band name, which is very likely. In the short time that the band has been together, they’ve become known for their flawless vocal harmonies and their very talented songwriting. Sons of Fathers’ first, self-titled album was released last year to a warm critical and fan response. Sons of Fathers will be joining KUT this Saturday as a part of our SXSW lineup at the Four Seasons. They’ll go on stage at 8am.
Glen Hansard – 9am – Saturday
Irish singer and songwriter Glen Hansard is perhaps best known as half of the Swell Season, a indie folk and rock duo which wrote the music and starred in the 2007 film Once. The film was recently adapted into a Broadway musical, and Hansard has said that he’s working on a new solo album, his first since the start of the Swell Season. Hansard is also the frontman for Irish rock band The Frames and is known for his emotionally charged voice and lyrics. Glen Hansard will join KUT as part of our SXSW lineup at the Four Seasons this Saturday at 9am.
Justin Townes Earle – 10am – Saturday
Singer and songwriter Justin Townes Earle has quite the musical pedigree, being the son of Steve Earle. That being said, he’s made more than enough strides to make it a very safe distance from his father’s shadow. Earle is a pioneer of Americana and folk music today, and the things he does frequently make waves in throughout the genre. His music is very personal in nature, and retains themes from darker periods in his life, such as his drug addiction. Justin Townes Earle has released 4 albums throughout his career, his most recent, Harlem River Blues, earning him an Americana Music Award. Justin Townes Earle will be a part of KUT’s SXSW lineup this Saturday at the Four Seasons, he’ll go on at 10am.
Nada Surf – 11am – Saturday
This year, indie and alt rock band Nada Surf will enter their third decade together as a band, something that not many of their contemporaries can claim. Throughout those years they’ve swapped out early 90′s angst for a more deliberate and melodic playing style, but at their core, the group remains the same. The band released their seventh album in January, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, sought to bring the energy of their more raucous live performances back to the studio, and the result of the effort is a more balanced record on the whole. Nada Surf will join KUT as a part of our SXSW lineup at the Four Seasons. Come check them out when the go on stage at 11am on Saturday morning.