is a city known for its awesome scene and the strength of its community support of 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 ’s 6th Street clubs, starting this Wednesday (March 14th) and continuing through Saturday (March 17th) and you don’t have to pay a 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 to see some of the names which might make it big in the near . 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 .
Monica Giraldo – It might not be your kind of , but this Latin (Spanish-language) singer from Columbia has a voice that drips beauty.

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

Friday
Angie Stevens has a down-to- 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 .

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 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.


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