The wait is finally over. Today, CoS and Sled Island Music Festival are proud to present the lineup for our first annual joint day party. On March 18th, 2010, we will take to the Republic Live in Austin, TX to kick off day two of South by Southwest with a severe bang.
This year’s festivities will feature a lineup made of some of the hottest up-and-coming outfits in music, including — drum roll!!! — Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood, The Rural Alberta Advantage, James Husband (Of Montreal), Jukebox the Ghost, Garotas Suecas, Royal Bangs, and Brasstronaut!!!
And the best part? The entire event will be free! Yeah, you’re welcome!
That said, the capacity for the event will be limited to 750 lucky individuals, so it’s probably a good idea to get there early in order to guarantee admission for this intimate affair. Doors will open at 12pm and the party should run until 7pm.
Additional details, including set times, accommodations (liquor!), and maybe even another band!, will be announced in the weeks ahead. We may also provide a few opportunities to get on the guest list. So, stay tuned!
Scroll down for band bios and venue information! Again, how f’ing epic is this!?!?!
About the Bands:
Titus Andronicus: Hailing from Glen Rock, NJ, these lo-fi rockers drew rave reviews with the release The Airing of Grievances in April of 2008. Now signed to XL Recordings (the home of Radiohead, the Raconteurs, and more), the band is gearing up for the release of its much anticipated sophomore studio effort, The Monitor, due out March 9th. In addition to its appearance at our party, Titus Andronicus is scheduled to perform at Fucked Up’s official SXSW curated showcase with Dinosaur Jr.s J. Mascis, Cold Cave, and others on March 20th.
Brasstronaut: In a mere three years, the Canadian outfit Brasstronaut has already released an acclaimed debut EP (2008’s Old World Lies), topped the Hype Machine, and started its own blog. Having spent much of 2009 recording, the band will kick of what will surely be a busy 2010 with a much anticipated performance at our party.
About the Venue:
The Compound is located in Austin, TX at 1300 E 4th St. It’s less than a ten minute walk from the Austin Convention Center.
About The Presenters:
Sled Island Music Festival is an annual independent multi-venue music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that attracts over 17,500 attendees each year. Entering its fourth year, it aims to celebrate, showcase and nurture the best emerging and established local talent alongside national and international independent music, comedy, film and art.
Consequence of Sound is a global music publication averaging 50,000 daily page impressions. Now in its third year, CoS sports over 50 contributors, recognition from countless premiere media outlets, and a readership that proves to be one of the most active and dedicated in all of the online music blogosphere. The SXSW day party will also coincide with the launch of a brand new, professionally designed CoS website.