SXSW Showcase Artists Announced

Is it really almost time for SXSW again?  Yup, that indie music mecca known as Austin is gearing up for yet another unforgettable festival, and its featured performing artists have just been announced.  Plants and Animals, We Are Scientists, The View, and Robert Francis?!  Be still my heart!

Free MP3 Download From Brazos: “Day Glo”

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This Austin-based trio will be opening things up at the highly anticipated White Denim show on November 5th.  Check out a free spaced-out folk tune from Brazos below, and grab your tickets to see them live here.

Brazos – “Day Glo”

Droids Attack LIONS! Exclusive Photos Inside

Well, no…the droids didn’t actually attack the lions, but at a recent show at the Annex, local Madison punk metal band “Droids Attack” and Austin based “LIONS” both put on quite a show. Here are some photographs from the evening…

All photos © Copyright 2008 Bryan Gladding


All photos © Copyright 2008 Bryan Gladding

Click HERE for more photos of these and other bands by concert photographer Bryan Gladding (In the Muck Photos)

You can email Bryan at IntheMuck (at) gmail.com for permission to use photos or for booking information.

Media Round-up..The Queen of Rockabilly and More

Looking for the buzz on artists touring through Madison?

The Swell Season show this Monday sold out in 24 hrs. but for those of you have been wondering who the opener will be, Nina Nastasia has been chosen.

Mojo says: “These intimate hushes and lilts would be remarkable even as instrumentals…. Yet it’s Nastasia’s voice–and the words that it sings–that really sucks the air out of the room.”

Check out her free download: Nina Nastasia- Our Day Trip, 2006 On Leaving

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Were you one of the fans disappointed by the break up of Page France? Well the frontman for that now defunct band started “The Cotton Jones Basket Ride” playing at Café Montmartre on June 22.

Check out this free download: The Cotton Jones Basket Ride- To Death With You, 2007 Paranoid Cocoon

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If you are one of the few who don’t know about legendary Wanda Jackson listen up..Ms. Jackson is sometimes referred to as the first female rock-n-roll singer, and is celebrated as “The Queen of Rockabilly”. She toured with peers Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Buddy Holly. Although ultimately she spurned Elvis’ romantic attempts, he is the one who encouraged her to shift from country and gospel to rock. Check out what else she has to say about the two of them in this Rolling Stone article. She has been nominated for 2 Grammys and inducted in to countless halls of fame. You can’t miss out on seeing the legend in person at age 71 Wed June 25 at the High Noon Saloon.

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Local media coverage of True Endeavors shows:
Austin psychedelic rockers The Black Angels interview/preview in Madison Music Review
Photos of Ingrid Michaelson at Barrymore in Muzzle of Bees
Ingrid Michaelson Review in Isthmus