SXSW Week: Showcase at The Hideout, Paradigm Showcase, Dickies Sounds & Orthy at The Madison
Hello once again from the fray! I, your friendly neighborhood Austin Music Minute maven Laurie Gallardo, have another handful of recommended gigs for you to check out. I’m well aware that, if you’re in the midst of catching all of this amazing music, you haven’t even had time to catch your breath, but we still have a few more days to go.
Take notes. You’ll be quizzed on this later:
-We’ll start with the SXSW showcase going down at The Hideout, at 617 Congress Ave. Very good stuff here with Portland, OR indie instrumentalists Talkdemonic, new fave of mine Brooklyn-based Vacationer, Italian electronic duo Japanese Gum, San Francisco-based songwriter Michael Beach, Denton, TX band Sundress, and Chicago electronic duo Houses.
-There’s the Paradigm Showcase at the IFC Crossroads House at Vice, 302 E. 6th St. Lots of good ones on this bill, like Delta Spirit, Austin’s own The Heartless Bastards, Cincinnati, OH quartet Walk The Moon, New York City indie-grass folk-rockers Punch Brothers, Athens, GA pyschy-rock quartet Reptar, electro R&B dark pop band Polica, and DJ sets by Joseph Epstein (Dale Earnhardt. Jr. Jr.) and DJ Jester the Filipino Fist.
-The Dickies Sounds Showcase at Lustre Pearl, 97 Rainey St., also has a great line-up. Featuring Stockholm beat-heavy indie-electronic Miike Snow, Portland-based cosmic electronic duo YACHT, NYC-based songwriter/guitarist/UK-centric beat-ster Drop The Lime, and New York eletrofunk artist Penguin Prison. That’s a lot of dancing in store.
-Plus, I have a special shout-out for my friend and colleague Ian Orth, artist and DJ with Learning Secrets, who’s performing the Bond Music Group Showcase at The Madison (307-A W. 5th St.) with his new band, Orthy.
It ain’t over ’til it’s over. I’ll have more recommendations for you tomorrow. Stay tuned, and remember to take disco naps to rejuvenate.