RedGorilla Music Fest During SXSW Week

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Austin is a city known for its awesome music scene and the strength of its community support of independent artists. The RedGorilla Music Fest (formerly known as DreamScapers Artist Showcase) is one example of that support, presenting four days of indie musician showcases which are free to the public. Yup, that’s right, there are more than 100 bands playing at Austin’s 6th Street clubs, starting this Wednesday (March 14th) and continuing through Saturday (March 17th) and you don’t have to pay a thing to see any of them.

Musicians come from all over the world to play at RedGorilla, so if you’re already planning to head to the area for SxSW, you’ve got the chance to see some of the names which might make it big in the near future. There are multiple shows every hour for more than twelve hours per day, so I’m not going to give you the full line-up here, but you’ll find my daily top picks after the jump.


Wednesday:
Blake and Fallon – An indie folk rock duo out of Austin that got my attention the first time I came across their website.
A.M. Elevator – A three-piece alternative rock band representing Cincinnati.
Monica Giraldo – It might not be your normal kind of music, but this Latin (Spanish-language) singer from Columbia has a voice that drips with beauty.

Thursday
See the three ladies in a row playing at Touche starting at 3:
Wendy Newcomer brings alternative country straight from Nashville.
Audrey Ryan from MA peps it up with her experimental brand of indie rock.
Randi Russo keeps it going with New York brand alternative music.
At night, head over to Darwin’s Pub for…
The Loft playing classic rock with a Nashville flavor.
Seis Pistos changes the tune with Latin punk from Chihuahua, Mexico.
The Last Vegas from Chicago closes down the bar.

Friday
Angie Stevens has a down-to-earth Idaho attitude with a folk rockers added punch.
Bang Bang Bang is back with, um, a bang. One of the most fun rock bands which has played the event in the past.
Iglu & Hartly bring a unique blend of new wave and hip hop from their home in Hollywood.

Saturday
Lovers Electric are in Austin all the way from Australia playing indie pop at Touche.
Emily Hagihara brings industrial rock to Cheers from her home in Kentucky.
Dixie Dirt comes from Knoxville with their progressive indie rock sound.
The Modern Skirts follow them from Georgia to bring pop flavor to the stage.

A number of the SxSW performers are playing free shows as part of the RedGorilla Music Fest so be sure to check the lineups and see all that you can see in Austin this coming week.

  • http://www.redgorillamusic.com Kelly

    For Immediate Release:
    RedGorilla Music Fest is extending the invitation to music lovers and musicians alike to come together and celebrate the best in new and independent music. The 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest will showcase over 300 artists and is now accepting submissions.

    RedGorilla’s mission is to promote up-and-coming independent music in all genres and help independent artists further their careers. Last year RedGorilla hosted nearly 300 bands, solo artists, and DJs and expanded the event to eight stages. Due to its overwhelming success, the 2009 festival will continue to grow while upholding its reputation as the cool, rebel showcase that caters to talented artist from all parts of the world.

    The 2009 RedGorilla showcases are scheduled take place from Wednesday, March 18th to Saturday, March 21st, during one of the most important music weeks of the year when the city of Austin, TX becomes the music industry’s premier destination, and thousands of fans and industry professionals descend upon Austin to network and discover new talent. RedGorilla showcases are held in venues on 6th Street, right in the heart of all the action. RedGorilla continues to be a “No Badge Required” event, it is free to attend, and is open to the general public.

    New developments for the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest include a key partnership with OurStage.com. OurStage.com is a web platform dedicated to new music and artist discovery. Because of their mutual ambitions to promote independent music, RedGorilla is confident that its partnership with OurStage will prove beneficial in contributing to showcasing the best in new and independent talent at the 2009 festival.

    This year RedGorilla has partnered with OurStage introducing an online contest for artists to enter one song to be judged by the Ourstage.com community for the chance at securing a showcase at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest. OurStage will also provide an alternative online resource for artists to create free electronic press kits and a submission platform for those interested in showcasing at the RedGorilla Music Fest.

    RedGorilla is now accepting showcase submissions. RedGorilla Music Fest prides itself on making these showcases the best experience possible for participating artists as well as their fans. Performance slots are open to bands, solo artists, and DJs of all genres. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

    To apply for a showcase at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX from March 18-21, 2009 please visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for artist submission form. Submissions are accepted online through Ourstage.com, Broadjam.com, and via fax, email or mail.

    RedGorilla Music Fest is not affiliated in any way with SXSW or South By Southwest, Inc.

    For more information please visit: http://www.redgorillamusic.com and http://www.ourstage.com.

  • http://www.redgorillamusic.com Kelly

    For Immediate Release:
    RedGorilla Music Fest is extending the invitation to music lovers and musicians alike to come together and celebrate the best in new and independent music. The 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest will showcase over 300 artists and is now accepting submissions.

    RedGorilla’s mission is to promote up-and-coming independent music in all genres and help independent artists further their careers. Last year RedGorilla hosted nearly 300 bands, solo artists, and DJs and expanded the event to eight stages. Due to its overwhelming success, the 2009 festival will continue to grow while upholding its reputation as the cool, rebel showcase that caters to talented artist from all parts of the world.

    The 2009 RedGorilla showcases are scheduled take place from Wednesday, March 18th to Saturday, March 21st, during one of the most important music weeks of the year when the city of Austin, TX becomes the music industry’s premier destination, and thousands of fans and industry professionals descend upon Austin to network and discover new talent. RedGorilla showcases are held in venues on 6th Street, right in the heart of all the action. RedGorilla continues to be a “No Badge Required” event, it is free to attend, and is open to the general public.

    New developments for the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest include a key partnership with OurStage.com. OurStage.com is a web platform dedicated to new music and artist discovery. Because of their mutual ambitions to promote independent music, RedGorilla is confident that its partnership with OurStage will prove beneficial in contributing to showcasing the best in new and independent talent at the 2009 festival.

    This year RedGorilla has partnered with OurStage introducing an online contest for artists to enter one song to be judged by the Ourstage.com community for the chance at securing a showcase at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest. OurStage will also provide an alternative online resource for artists to create free electronic press kits and a submission platform for those interested in showcasing at the RedGorilla Music Fest.

    RedGorilla is now accepting showcase submissions. RedGorilla Music Fest prides itself on making these showcases the best experience possible for participating artists as well as their fans. Performance slots are open to bands, solo artists, and DJs of all genres. Take advantage of this excellent opportunity.

    To apply for a showcase at the 2009 RedGorilla Music Fest in Austin, TX from March 18-21, 2009 please visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com for artist submission form. Submissions are accepted online through Ourstage.com, Broadjam.com, and via fax, email or mail.

    RedGorilla Music Fest is not affiliated in any way with SXSW or South By Southwest, Inc.

    For more information please visit: http://www.redgorillamusic.com and http://www.ourstage.com.