Saustex 2015 Sxsw Official Showcase

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Saustex 2015 Sxsw Official Showcase

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Saustex is pleased to once again be an official presenter at SXSW. Our relationship with SXSW has allowed great access to business folk through the years and given the artists we work with the opportunity to be seen by reps at the world's largest music industry conference. Additionally this year - our showcase will be held at one of the most local friendly venues, The Saxon Pub, located away from the fray on South Lamar. C'mon out and support the great lineup: 1 am - Javier Escovedo & The City Lights Band Javier Escovedo is best known as founder of both The Zeros, punk rock legends from Chula Vista, California, -one of the first Mexican-American punk bands who recorded for BOMP! Records, and The True Believers, the band that spearheaded Austin's "New Sincerity" movement. Javier continues to make great records that are heavily influenced by 60's garage and pop rock and 70's glam and proto-punk. Midnight - BP Fallon Straight out of Dublin, Ireland Fallon has spent a lifetime in music as a storied DJ (U2's Zoo TV Tour), writer, photographer, publicist (Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, T Rex) and manager (Johnny Thunders) but has come to the table as a performer only relatively recently. Described in Hammer Of The Gods as “a visionary imp”, by Vogue magazine as “a gentle wispy sorcerer”, and by Bono as ” a rock’n’roll creature. The only white black man I know apart from Bob Dylan”, Fallon has always possessed a nose for what is new and crucial. Saustex recently released his album 'Live In Texas'. 11 pm - Churchwood plus The Money Shot Brass Churchwood are quite arguably Austin's greatest live act. Based on the long running musical partnership of Poison 13 member Bill Anderson and sometime LeRoi Brother Joe Doerr, the bands dizzying brand of "dystopic blues" is singular and inventive and they always deliver a riveting live performance. Not to be missed. 10 pm - The Krayolas with The Westside HORNS This San Antonio based band were known in the original incarnation as "The Mexican-American Beatles". Their love of 60's rock'n'roll is still at play but their sound has expanded to include more traditional elements of "Border Music" and Americana. They'll be joined on this night by the world famous, globe-trotting Westside Horns. 9 pm - A Pony named Olga A Pony Named Olga is already a familiar name around Europe where they've played hundreds of shows over the past several years in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Portugal. The Berliners arrive with a jazzed up take on cowpunk that blends polka, big beat, rockabilly and rock. Lyrically biting and wryly comedic, they avoid the linguistic pitfalls of many German bands that sing in English. Lead vocalist Heinrich Heimpel has a high, throaty timbre -- perhaps reminding of a modern-day male equivalent to Wanda Jackson. He's no slouch on his Gretsch six-string either, seamlessly blending a wide variety of styles with panache. Bassist "Luscious" Lloyd Clark slaps with class and high showmanship while drummer Steve The Machine lives up to his name. This is musically deft psychobilly that's the soundtrack for any roots rocking party. 8 pm - Trixie Trainwreck What do you say about a gal like Trixie? Also hailing from Berlin Ms. Trainwreck is a hot touring commodity across the Euro-Zone at festivals and nightclubs. Her live act mixes elements of American rockabilly and roots with a hint of closer-to-home chanteuse stylings. “For those of you who have not yet heard Trixie Trainwreck and her No Man Band, I would hurry up. Trixie (Trinity Sarratt) will never be lost to Berlin, but with her cultivated look and talent, we will soon only be able to see her between world tours. With a rock steady rhythm guitar strum and the round boom of her one woman band bass drum, Trixie poured out heartfelt country ballads, with an occasional rock and roll growl, just in case you might think its an angel singing. Catch her while you can.” (Kevin Fletcher- Indie Berlin)

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