Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin

playing at Main Stage One on Sunday from 6:00 to 6:45

Conceived and recorded as a sort of therapy to help cope with adjusting to post-college life, an ensuing break-up and geographic isolation Mikal Cronin steps momentarily away from the rhythm section of Orange County surf-punk bashers The Moonhearts with his…
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Solange

Solange Houston, TX

playing at Main Stage One on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30

Solange’s latest release, “Losing You” off her upcoming EP: True, with collaborator Dev Hynes, is reflective of her journey as an artist, bringing listeners a fresh new sound, “with a breezy fusion of singer-centric R&B, 1980’s pop, and lanky mid-tempo…
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The Demigs

The Demigs

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:15

Sleep

Sleep San Jose, California

playing at Main Stage One on Friday from 8:00 to 9:30

Once referred to as “the ultimate stoner rock band,” Sleep evolved in the early 1990s and has exerted a considerable, consistent influence on modern heavy music ever since. The group split in 1997 after the release of two hugely influential…
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Chelsea Light Moving

Chelsea Light Moving New York City, NY

playing at Main Stage One on Sunday from 8:00 to 9:30

CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has…
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Roky Erickson

Roky Erickson Austin, TX

playing at Main Stage Two on Friday from 7:00 to 7:45

Legendary rock and roll pioneer Roger Kynard “Roky” Erickson hails from Austin, Texas. He is, in the words of music writer Richie Unterberger, one of “the unknown heroes of rock and roll.” As singer, songwriter, and guitar player for the…
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Killer Mike

Killer Mike Atlanta, GA

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 8:00 to 8:45

How many times have you heard someone complain that contemporary rap music lacks its modern day Public Enemy equivalent? You’ve probably said it yourself. We all have. But we need to stop. Yeah, Public Enemy is inviolate and irreplaceable, but…
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Reigning Sound

Reigning Sound Memphis, TN

playing at Main Stage Two on Sunday from 5:00 to 5:45

Reigning Sound was formed in 2001 by Memphis, TN garage-punk legend Greg Cartwright who is also known for his previous bands The Compulsive Gamblers and The Oblivians. Cartwright (vocals/guitar) relocated his family to Asheville, N.C. in 2004, where he formed…
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Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees San Francisco, CA

playing at Main Stage Two on Sunday from 7:00 to 7:45

Thee Oh Sees are the latest incarnation of songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer’s ever-evolving pop-folk psychedelic group. Dwyer, who hails from Providence, RI, has been active on the San Francisco indie scene since the late ’90s, working with several…
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Man Man

Man Man Philadelphia, PA

playing at The Hive on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

It’s hard to imagine what looked worse: the night a sleep-deprived, Ambien-addled Ryan Kattner hallucinated his way into a motor bike accident or the afternoon an electrician checking out his sublet’s faulty wiring walked into his room and found nothing…
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Astronautalis

Astronautalis Minneapolis, MN

playing at Main Stage Two on Saturday from 3:00 to 3:45

Six years spent on the emcee battle circuit wasn’t enough to get Astronautalis to shake his indie rock roots. The grind of defending his freestyle chops across the nation from high school lunchrooms in Florida, to bus stops in Dallas,…
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Silver Apples

Silver Apples New York, New York

playing at Hailey's on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Formed in 1967 as an electronic rock duo featuring Dan Taylor on drums and Simeon on a homemade synthesizer consisting of 12 oscillators and an assortment of sound filters, telegraph keys, radio parts, lab gear and a variety of second…
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Com Truise

Com Truise Princeton, NY

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Com Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the…
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The Soft Moon

The Soft Moon

playing at Hailey's on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

The Soft Moon was never intended for the public’s ears, but you found it, were drawn in by its danger, and insisted that others hear. Oakland’s Luis Vasquez began the project in order to better know his own self. He’d…
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Akron/Family

Akron/Family Brooklyn, NY

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Akron/Family is writing a 21st century non-denominational hymnal, free of any New Age stink or hippie laziness. The trio (though they often perform as five, six, seven or more) tap into the great currents of the universe and share that…
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Merchandise

Merchandise Tampa, FL

playing at Andy's on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Merchandise is the result of years and years of hallucinatory heat and musical quarantine in the skinhead mecca of Tampa, FL. A trio-gone-duo-gone-trio again, the band has been active since 2008, releasing numerous cassettes and CD-R’s, along with two full-length…
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Brutal Juice

Brutal Juice Denton, TX

playing at Main Stage One on Friday from 6:00 to 6:45

Brutal Juice was a self-proclaimed “acid punk” (LSD-influenced hardcore and prog-rock) band from Denton, Texas. The band formed in 1991. The band initially met in the music school at the University of North Texas. Brutal Juice officially disbanded in February…
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Wayne Hancock

Wayne Hancock Austin, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

“Wayne Hancock has more Hank Sr. in him than either I or Hank Williams Jr. He is the real deal.” – Hank III Since his stunning debut, Thunderstorms and Neon Signs in 1995, Wayne “The Train” Hancock has been the…
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Prurient

Prurient New York, NY

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Prurient is the ‘extreme performance electronics’ moniker from multi-media artist Dominick Fernow. In 1997 Fernow founded the Hospital Productions label which manifested itself as an infamous brick and mortar store, engineering studio and packaging workshop in Manhattan’s East Village. Since…
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The Cannabinoids featuring Sarah Jaffe

The Cannabinoids featuring Sarah Jaffe Dallas, Texas

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 6:00 to 6:45

The Cannabinoids represent a musical exploration of the science of addiction. It’s the sensational reaction created when the synthetic combines with the organic, and The Cannabinoids are the receptors that bind the experience. The project was originally conceived when Erykah…
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Soul Clap Dance Off

Soul Clap Dance Off New York, New York

playing at The Hive on Sunday from 11:30 to 1:30

The Soul Clap and Dance-Off is not only New York Night Train’s biggest and most famous party, but one of the NYC underground’s more popular monthly nightlife institutions. The concept is simple – all night dancing to the wild original…
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Marnie Stern

Marnie Stern New York, NY

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

There’s little doubt that Marnie Stern lives up to her reputation as “the lady who shreds,” but for Marnie, shredding is not enough. After putting out three critically-acclaimed albums, Marnie could have gotten away with putting out another album filled…
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Scott H Biram

Scott H Biram Austin, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Friday from 12:30 to 1:20

In an era where most of the world is floating around on laptop computers and digital social networks, there’s still someone out there coughing up chunks of salt, dirt, and gravel into a microphone, and banging out the bowels of…
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Locrian

Locrian Chicago, IL

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

The band’s music was described by Allmusic as an “eclectic mixture of black metal, electronics, drone, and noise rock”. Allmusic writer Ned Raggett also identified progressive rock influences on The Crystal World. The band have identified krautrock and 1990s death…
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White Lung

White Lung Vancouver, B.C

playing at The Labb on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

White Lung is a punk band. They have released four 7 inches, “Local Garbage” (Hockey Dad Records), “Magazines” (Deranged Records) , “Atlanta” (Deranged Records), “Clown Life” split 7″ with Nu Sensae (Deranged/Nominal) and appeared on the Emergency Room compilation LP…
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Houndmouth

Houndmouth New Albany, IN

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

Houndmouth’s electrified folk-rock sound calls the mighty Midwest home. The Ohio River separates their hometown of New Albany IN from Louisville KY. Matt Myers, Katie Toupin, Shane Cody and Zak Appleby formed the band in late 2011. Together they create…
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Mac Demarco

Mac Demarco Edmonton, AB

playing at The Hive on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

When the then 21-year old Mac DeMarco released his debut Rock and Roll Night Club 12” just a short while ago in the Spring of 2012, it was accompanied by a barrage of bizarrely funny promo videos, wildly unhinged live…
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Antwon

Antwon San Jose, CA

playing at Hailey's on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

ANTWON IS A NEW AGE WORLD RAP MUSICIAN WHO LIVES IN THE CITY OF SAN JOSE BACKED BY HIS DJ FORMALLY KNOWN AS “DJ BAD SLORP”.HIS SONG THEMES RANGE FROM DEATH OBSESSION/NIHILISM TO SONGS ABOUT THE LOVE OF WOMAN AND…
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You Won’t

You Won’t Boston, MA

playing at Banter on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

You Won’t is the Boston-based duo of Josh Arnoudse and Raky Sastri, fast friends ever since they squared off in a fierce but poorly executed sword-fight in 1999. The two Massachusetts natives collaborated on a litany of non-musical projects prior…
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The Last Bison

The Last Bison Chesapeake, VA

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Ben Hardesty doesn’t look the part of a rock star as he navigates a rickety tractor through the sprawling ranch where he grew up and fell in love with music. On the edge of The Great Dismal Swamp, Hardesty developed…
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Ruby Suns

Ruby Suns Auckland, New Zealand

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30

Travel through the desert of pop long enough and, no matter the odds, eventually you’ll find an oasis. And it just might be frozen. When the Ruby Suns’ main mover Ryan McPhun alighted in Oslo, Norway in the winter of…
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Ghost Wave

Ghost Wave Auckland, New Zealand

playing at J&J's Pizza on Friday from 10:00 to 10:45

Started out in late 2010, Ghost Wave spent the best part of the following year investigated by an insurance company after their recording gear was stolen in a Christmas time robbery. The other half of the year was spent between…
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Buxton

Buxton Houston, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

Buxton’s music is a study in contrasts: rock and folk, subtle yet eccentric, lush harmonies over prickly guitar. Buxton’s fusion of lovely harmonies, jarring explosions of energy and meticulously applied instrumentation is led by Sergio Trevino on Vocals/Guitar with Jason…
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Talk Normal

Talk Normal Brookyln, NY

playing at Andy's on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

On Talk Normal’s sophomore LP Sunshine, out October 23 via Joyful Noise Recordings, the Brooklyn duo unveil songs that sparkle with melody and dissonance. Jarring rhythms and feedback-drenched guitar tones lace Sunshine’s nine surprisingly songful tunes – creating a sound…
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Hunters

Hunters Brooklyn, NY

playing at The Labb on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

Hailing from Brooklyn NY, Hunters music is charged with wild energy led by singers/guitarists Derek Watson and Isabel Almeida. Mixing boy/girl harmonies with super catchy guitars, their songs tend to get stuck in your head before you even finish listening…
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Gap Dream

Gap Dream Cleveland, OH

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

From glam to gunk this Ohio trippy man can be found making his home recordings that range from Peter Koppes to Slade. Or just at home resting with his pretty little pup Judy. Nothing stands in Gabriel Fulvimar’s way.

OBN III’s

OBN III’s Austin, TX

playing at The Labb on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

OBN III’s started as a threat. In January 2010 that threat became a reality when they played their first of many shows at Beerland in Austin, TX. Orville Bateman Neeley III, the band’s singer and namesake, teamed up with Matt…
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Fat Tony

Fat Tony Houston, TX

playing at Hailey's on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Fat Tony stands at the forefront of new generation of young rappers who get it themselves—a DIY hustler who’s built his burgeoning career on a foundation equal parts smarts and swagger. The Houston MC owns the mike with a casual…
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Sinkane

Sinkane Brookyln, NY

playing at The Labb on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

Ahmed Gallab (Sinkane) is not just a drummer for the indie elite (Caribou, of Montreal, Born Ruffians) but he’s also a mastermind behind the psychedelic music of his solo project. His third, self-titled release is part one of a two…
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Audacity

Audacity Fullerton, CA

playing at The Labb on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Audacity is Orange County’s latest proof that California’s the place to be. This fresh-faced Fullerton four piece has roots that stretch back to elementary school. That sense of lifelong camaraderie comes across in their buoyant take on the classic power…
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Roomrunner

Roomrunner Baltimore, MD

playing at The Labb on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Roomrunner (2010-present) is the new band of Denny Bowen (Double Dagger, Dan Deacon Ensemble, Yukon, etc). Their first EP was released in November 2011 following the final shows of Double Dagger. Their follow-up EP, “Super Vague,” was released in May…
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The Coathangers

The Coathangers Atlanta, GA

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

The Coathangers were a band before they were musicians. The Atlanta quartet started out as an excuse to hang out and play parties. Their jokey attitude ran deep, right down to their name–a self-admittedly crude abortion reference for an all-girl…
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Destruction Unit

Destruction Unit Tucson, AZ

playing at The Labb on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

Destruction Unit are a band of trans-radical psychedelic desert dwellers, dug up from the sonic landfills of the cosmos, who have built a reputation for both mesmerizing and terrorizing crowds with their sheer power and intensity. Like running head first…
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Delicate Steve

Delicate Steve Fredon, NJ

playing at The Hive on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Like a hydro-electric Mothra rising from the ashes of an African village burned to the ground by post-rock minotaurs, the music of Delicate Steve will literally make you the happiest person who has never lived. Discovered firsthand by Luaka Bop…
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Shannon and the Clams

Shannon and the Clams Oakland, CA

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

It has been a very busy 18 months since The Clams debut full length “I Wanna Go Home” was released. They’ve circled the US on tour after tour (playing shows with Thee Oh Sees, King Khan & BBQ, Nobunny, Harlem,…
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Valleys

Valleys Montreal, Quebec

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

Formed in August 2005 by long-time collaborators Marc St. Louis and Matilda Perks under the name There Were Valleys, the duo began playing together as a backing band for Brooklyn based anti-folk artist Rachel Lipson. In 2006 they self-released their…
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Odonis Odonis

Odonis Odonis Toronto, Ontario

playing at Hailey's on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

Based in Toronto, Canada, Odonis Odonis came into being in 2010, taking its name from a friend of bandleader, Dean Tzenos, who was unforgettably called Adonis Adonis. A prolific writer, Dean initially recorded recorded nearly 40 demos in a couple…
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True Widow

True Widow Dallas, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Up from the warm, almost oppressively humid Texas air rises a din. The sound is created by only three people. For now, we’ll just call them D.H., Nikki and Slim. The music that they are creating might be the aural…
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Dustin Wong

Dustin Wong Brooklyn, NY

playing at The Labb on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

Dustin Wong’s second LP Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads, is a departure from Dustin’s previous methods but more closely a distillation of his live show into recorded form. The pieces are so intricate and detailed that we’ve asked Dustin…
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John Wesley Coleman

John Wesley Coleman Austin, TX

playing at Andy's on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

Self-proclaimed “trash poet” John Wesley Coleman III incorporates indie rock slack with witty storytelling in his music. Hailing from Irving, Texas and living much like a drifter in East Austin, Coleman started engaging himself in a variety of creative activities…
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Nü Sensae

Nü Sensae Vancouver, BC

playing at The Labb on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

Nü Sensae’s primal, ferocious revivalist punk owes as much to Sub Pop as it does SST. Comprised of singer/bassist Andrea Lukic and drummer Daniel Pitout, the band formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2008 with roots playing shows at underground…
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Cloudland Canyon

Cloudland Canyon

playing at Andy's on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Originally an all-things-not-Panthers outlet for guitarist Kip Ulhorn swapping musical ideas with Simon Wojan (now in King Khan and his Shrines), Cloudland Canyon spent several years interpreting the more structurally-challenged examples of Krautrock, ’70s psych of the drone-discovering variety, spots…
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Idiot Glee

Idiot Glee Lexington, KY

playing at J&J's Pizza on Friday from 11:00 to 11:45

Ashland, Kentucky, 1987. Bill Withers’ first secret croons issued decades prior have been ping-ponging between the mountains, for to seed, taking on strange new shapes now that they’ve gained the Appalachian foothills, frequencies filtering through strip mall and holler, o’er…
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Whirr

Whirr San Francisco, CA

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

With their steady ebb and flow of warm, effects-laden sounds, northern California’s Whirr (Formerly Whirl) give the sounds of 90s shoegaze a widescreen update for the post-millennial era. The young sextet’s walls of lush guitars, breathy vocals, dreamy synth and…
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Deep Sea Diver

Deep Sea Diver Seattle, WA

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Jessica Dobson started playing shows around her native Southern California when she was 17, and life’s moved fast in the decade since. Deep Sea Diver was originally a solo project, just Dobson singing along to the bold sounds of her…
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K.Flay

K.Flay San Francisco, CA

playing at Andy's on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

K.Flay’s new EP, Eyes Shut, is a response to apathy. Thematically, the disc’s five tracks offer a dialogue about what it means to care—and not care—in the twentysomething era. K.Flay, the moniker for San Francisco-based musician Kristine Flaherty, reacts to…
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Kingdom

Kingdom Los Angeles, CA

playing at The Hive on Thursday from 11:15 to 12:00

Los Angeles-based DJ / producer Kingdom rose to public acclaim with his debut single “Mind Reader” (released on Fool’s Gold in early 2010), a collaboration with big-voiced NYC diva Shyvonne. But even before “Mind Reader,” Kingdom had been deeply involved…
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Prince William

Prince William Los Angeles, CA

playing at The Hive on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15

L-Vis 1990

L-Vis 1990 London, United Kingdom

playing at The Hive on Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00

As L-Vis 1990, James Connolly has been releasing a singular brand of club music free of rules and genres since dropping his eponymous debut EP in 2008. Yes, we understand if you’re sceptical—everyone claims to be a rule-breaker these days.…
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Bok Bok

Bok Bok London, United Kingdom

playing at The Hive on Thursday from 12:00 to 1:00

Bok Bok aka Alex Sushon is a London based DJ, producer, remixer and director of the incendiary Night Slugs record label. DJing since 2004, Sushon started to make his name on London’s underground scene around the time Grime music was…
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Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry Austin, TX

playing at Banter on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Dana Falconberry suffuses the majesty of nature in the orchestral pop-folk she elegantly crafts in Leelanau, her inaugural release for Oakland’ Antenna Farm Records.  Citing influences ranging from the prints of artist Gwen Frostic, the books of Willa Cather, and…
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Ralph White

Ralph White Austin, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

One of our foremost instrumentalists and a true hidden American treasure, Ralph White has taken the back roads in his inspired pursuit of the ancient roots of music.  The “folk/noise/avant-whatever genius” (Joe Gross, Austin Statesman) has made many strange travels…
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Brainstorm

Brainstorm Portland, OR

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

BRAINSTORM is an experimental-pop group from Portland, Oregon, whose songs shine with inescapable melodies, polyrhythmic singing, thunderous drumming, and shimmering guitar lines. With influences ranging from African highlife to soulful AM-radio nostalgia, the result is a musical experience that is…
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Jamaican Queens

Jamaican Queens Detroit, MI

playing at The Labb on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

$LIMY GRO$$ TRAP POP. http://jamaicanqueens.tumblr.com/

Calvin Love

Calvin Love Alberta, CA

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

This is Calvin Love: He started a punk band in the northern Canadian city of Edmonton at the age of thirteen. The oppressively long, dark, and cold winters kept him indoors making madcap music while summer nights found him tearing…
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Naomi Punk

Naomi Punk Olympia, WA

playing at Andy's on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

Naomi Punk are a minimal punk trio from Olympia Washington USA. Notorious for loud and intense live performance. Hardcore Punk and Avantgarde concepts inform oblique Pop music. Evoking a spirit and ethos transcendent of bland revivalism or traditional rock tropes.…
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Summer Twins

Summer Twins Riverside, CA

playing at The Hive on Sunday (daytime) from 12:30 to 1:00

Summer Twins are sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown. The two write dreampop and rock ‘n roll songs with a touch of California sun. Born and raised in Riverside, Ca, the two decided they wanted to start a band from a…
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Burnt Ones

Burnt Ones San Francisco, CA

playing at Burnt Ones on from 12:30 to 1:00

Holograms, hallucinations, and other weird magic.

White Fang

White Fang Portland, OR

playing at The Hive on Sunday (daytime) from 1:30 to 2:00

White Fang is four lifelong friends (Erik Gage, Kyle Handley, Jimmy Leslie, Chris Uehlein). Formed in Portland, OR in 2005 while still in high school, first as a recording band, then as a folk band, then as a punk band,…
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The Memories

The Memories Portland, OR

playing at The Hive on Sunday (daytime) from :00 to :00

One Christmas, while still a teenager living on the outskirts of Portland, Oregon, Erik Gage received a gift card from his grandmother. While browsing online, he stumbled across one hundred C-10 cassette tapes. Encouraged by Adam Forkner of White Rainbow,…
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Pangea

Pangea Los Angeles, CA

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

From Los Angeles by-way-of Newhall, Pangea play poppy, snotty, shitty, fitty, punky, stunky garage-pop and roll. est. 2005

Colleen Green

Colleen Green Los Angeles, CA

playing at The Hive on Sunday (daytime) from 2:30 to 3:00

Colleen Green sings lovely, catchy, fuzzy songs that range from 80′s pop goulash to psychedelic drone; from 90′s power punk to homemade Sebadoh-style songs of heartache. Think of her as a sort of female Daniel Johnston, with her at home…
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Mind Spiders

Mind Spiders Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

Fort Worth/Denton based MIND SPIDERS was started by Marked Men co-singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark Ryan in 2010. Since then, the band has released a 7″ and a self-titled album on Dirtnap records. Mind Spiders started as Mark’s recording project that soon transformed…
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How I Quit Crack

How I Quit Crack Austin, TX

playing at Hailey's on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Suicide is a concept for lovers in a neon dia(ry)logue. everyday kill a part of yrself that impedes the cromulence of a personal sincerity. How I Quit Crack recovering from terminal cocaine guilt, suicides daily in a blind blacklit haze…
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-topic

-topic Dallas, TX

playing at Hailey's on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

-topic is a young emcee/poet/self taught producer out of Dallas, TX. As the leading man of a small collective entitled “Team From Nowhere”(a loose string of artists ranging from singers to emcees and poets), -topic finds comfort in experimenting with…
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A.Dd+

A.Dd+ Dallas, TX

playing at Main Stage Two on Saturday from 5:00 to 5:45

The Cowboys, the Grassy Knoll, J.R. Ewing, the Stanky Leg… Dallas, Texas, is known for lots of things. Progressive, forward-thinking hip-hop has, until now, not been one of them. That’s all starting to change, thanks to A.Dd+ (spoken aye-dee-dee). The…
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A.M. Ramblers

A.M. Ramblers Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday (daytime) from 2:20 to 3:00

In 2007 a bunch of drinking buddies decided to start an old time band. Despite childbirths, breakups, alcoholism, lost kittens, and destruction of every kind, they still love drinking – and playing music.

Acid Baby Jesus

Acid Baby Jesus Athens, Greece

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Acid Baby Jesus represents the future of heavy psych’n’roll from an isolated, ancient civilization. Combining the ruthless elements of American outlaw roots music and celestial glam rock, Acid Baby Jesus suggests the Rolling Stones at their wearied best, with electrifying…
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The Angelus

The Angelus Dallas, TX

playing at Banter on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

The Atomic TanLines

The Atomic TanLines Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

Birthed in 2012 at your local Denton Waffle House, The Atomic TanLines met, formed a band and booked a show all in one week.Their like some sort of fucked up Gregg Araki fairy tale but with much more of a…
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AV the Great

AV the Great Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

It’s amazing what can happen in a year after dropping one album, just ask Denton, Texas MC AV The Great. With no mainstream radio or club play AV has been sought out by major record labels and landed a job…
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Babar

Babar Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Babar stands with a foot planted firmly on each side of the state line between math rock and adventure soundtrack. Friends first, team-Babar-mates later, the trio initially met and grew up in Lake Jackson, TX, and would go on to,…
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Bad Design

Bad Design Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:00

Bad Design is a post-punk band from Denton, TX. Drawing from influences such as Wire, Television, and Fugazi. Bad Design has continued to refine their sound over the course of two full-length releases and several EPs. The band delivers a…
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Bad Idea

Bad Idea Prosper, TX

playing at Andy's on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:00

Beach Fossils

Beach Fossils Brooklyn, NY

playing at Main Stage Two on Sunday from 3:00 to 3:45

Beach Fossils began in 2009 as the solo project of Dustin Payseur. Before and after the 2010 release of the S/T debut LP and 2011’s What A Pleasure EP, they performed around the world with a lineup that once featured…
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Biographies

Biographies Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Biographies is a group of six young friends from Denton, TX, who strive for a sound that can not only be heard, but felt. Though still in their formative year, the band is disciplined, and their careful attention to dynamics…
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Black James Franco

Black James Franco Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

Black James Franco is an indie/soul/power-rock trio that lives in Denton TX. Edwin plays drums and sings lead vocals while Elliot provides a rhythmic body with his bass lines. Julio plays on top of the beat with his eccentric and…
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Blackstone Rangers

Blackstone Rangers Dallas, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

Distorto-pop trio Blackstone Rangers formed in 2011. Current members include Ruth Smith (vox, synth, loops), Derek Kutzer (vox, guitar), and Dan Bornhorst (drums). Tape label Dallas Distortion Music released “Into the Sea” – their debut EP – on cassette tape,…
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Blessin’

Blessin’ Denton, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Blessin’ are four cuties from Denton, TX. Their sleazy dream-pop songs will remind you of the first time you smoked dope and you didn’t get stoned. They LOVE to party, drink and GIRLS

The Blurries

The Blurries Dallas, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

The Blurries’ music is an ultra modern take on New Jersey’s Hoboken Sound, California’s Paisley Underground, and Athens’ New South. The band is a self-procalimed Janglecore outfit. They’re all simple clothes and complex melodies with some drums that sound like…
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The BoomBachs

The BoomBachs Denton, Texas

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

The BoomBachs are a new breed of jazz/hip-hop fusion, founded in April 2011, by instrumentalist Marcus Wheat and vocalist Adonias “AD” Wondwessen. In a short time, the band has proven the ability to thrill audiences through intense, improv-laden live performances.…
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Boxcar Bandits

Boxcar Bandits Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday (daytime) from 12:40 to 1:20

Boxcar Bandits began when Texas Rex enlisted the help of some local musicians and began performing under the moniker in February 2006 in their town of Denton, TX. Early incarnations of the Bandits featured J. Paul Slavens (ex. Ten Hands)…
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Brain Gang

Brain Gang

playing at Andy's on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

Catamaran

Catamaran Dallas, TX

playing at Banter on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

Catamaran is a Dallas-based indie rock band that crafts catchy melodies and rhythms from surf guitars, rocking drums and bass, and psychedelic flourishes. Goes good with Surfer Blood, Real Estate, and Vampire Weekend.

Cerulean Giallo

Cerulean Giallo Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

Consisting of Justin Talley (A Smile Full of Ale, Depths, Idiots) on bass/vocals and Brandon Young (Depths) on drums, Cerulean Giallo is a Progressive Psych band from Denton,Tx. Influences include everything from King Crimson, Yes, Pink Floyd, Goblin, Wolves in…
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Chambers

Chambers Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

Chambers is a mood-rock band from Denton, TX. They’ve grown quickly and proven their adaptability, while adding to their lineup. Chambers has shown an intense hunger for more. The final product consists of five members who each bring something unique…
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CODETALKERS

CODETALKERS Denton, TX

playing at The Labb on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Punk band formed in Denton, TX. Two drummers, Two Guitars but only one bass because two basses would not sound very good. Have played opening spots for Red Fang and Slobberbone. Features members of The Von Erichs, The Daily Beat,…
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Communion

Communion Austin, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Saturday from 11:45 to 12:30

Seeping to the surface through the cracks of the Oragoua Mountains, a place unknown to man, twisted within light and darkness, smoke has risen with low earth tones and surface rumbles fierce to all beings. Communion is born. Communion is…
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Cutter

Cutter Dallas, TX

playing at Andy's on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Dallas-based duo, Cutter bring a new approach to typical dark electro, synth, post-punk by including live instruments. Their influences include Burzum, Suicide, and The Screamers. In 2012, Cutter was nominated for a Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Electronic Act…
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Daniel Francis Doyle

Daniel Francis Doyle Austin, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

Daniel Francis Doyle is a solo artist from Austin who once had a revolutionary take on the one-man band format, as he rather imaginatively used guitar loops to to do the job of at least three people, playing a mix…
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Datahowler

Datahowler Dallas, TX

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Datahowler, born Ross Edman, is a Mad Scientist from Dallas, Texas. A musician, producer, designer and wizard. At a young age Ross trained classically in percussive arts eventually moving on to guitar, keys and sequencers. His history traverses many genres…
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Diamond Age

Diamond Age Dallas, TX

playing at Hailey's on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

DIAMOND AGE is M. Leer. For nearly a decade, Leer played as a member of Mandarin (Bella Union), Baptist Generals (Sub Pop), History at Our Disposal (Creative Capitalism), Paul Duncan (Home Tapes), as well as the short lived bands Universal…
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Dove Hunter

Dove Hunter Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Thursday from 11:00 to 11:45

Just in time for the 35 Denton festival, north Texas art rock veterans DoVE HunTER release Black Cloud Erupt Us, their second album and first on Dallas label Exploding Plastic Recordings. The long-awaited release features an earthier, more sinister sound…
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Danny Rush and the DD’s

Danny Rush and the DD’s Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Danny Rush and the Designated Drivers is a foray into the mind of Daniel Rush Folmer. The son of a music teacher, Folmer has had a lifelong involvement in music – from elementary school choir to being a member of…
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Deep Throat

Deep Throat Denton, TX

playing at The Labb on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

DEEP Throat gives a shit but doesn’t give a fuck. Non-symmetrical, thirsty and ambiguous, DEEP Throat begs the question: Do you want to get-off or do you want to wreck a city? With DEEP Throat you’re only a few inches…
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Def Rain

Def Rain Dallas, TX

playing at The Hive on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Def Rain is Ashley Cromeens & Grant Ring. Def Rain makes electro-pop-dance-laser music.

Delmore Pilcrow

Delmore Pilcrow Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday (daytime) from 1:20 to 2:00

Delmore Pilcrow is a post-authentic rock band from Denton, Texas. Delmore Pilcrow is a hobby horse in a garbage heap that’s on fire.

Dim Locator

Dim Locator Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Dim Locator, the nom de plume of William Kapinos, has been tearing up stages in and around Texas in earnest since 2009. His long awaited debut album, Disturbance In the Field Holler, will finally be released on TXMF Records in…
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Doug Burr

Doug Burr Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

A singer and songwriter of uncommon resonance, Doug Burr was born in 1972 in Dallas, TX, growing up in a Southern Baptist family, the spiritual residue of which has been a lifelong influence on his musical endeavors. Burr took up…
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Dust Congress

Dust Congress Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Things not working out for you lately? Stuck in a rut at work or with your loathsome significant other? Feel like life is just a cruel joke and there’s no way out? Well, yeah. Sounds about right. Dust Congress has…
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Eat Avery’s Bones

Eat Avery’s Bones Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Your life has led up to reading the following words, this very moment: EAT AVERY’S BONES. The meaning of the name is inconsequential, as it is far too juvenile to speak of why. What matters is what comes out of…
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Ella Minnow

Ella Minnow Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Mark from the Local Edge (KDGE 102.1) put it best during the 35 Denton festival in 2012: “Ella Minnow has released some of the most underappreciated indie rock in the area.” Ella Minnow is a dynamic seven-piece pop-rock group from…
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Endless Thoughts

Endless Thoughts Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Zeigler – Green – Walker – Manganaro

Ethereal and The Queer Show

Ethereal and The Queer Show Portland, OR

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Portland, Oregon electronic duo, Ethereal and the Queer Show is made up of two singer/songwriters, Dan Hill and Juliana Dieterich who came together in 2008 over shared passions for freedom of spirit during their early years living in Denton, Texas.…
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Expo ’70

Expo ’70 Kansas City, Missouri

playing at Andy's on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

EXPO ’70 is late night improvisations conceived by Justin Wright. Once a member of a group calling themselves Living Science Foundation from Los Angeles, California. Expo ’70 started with Justin Wright, Paul Kneejie (The Pope, Bipolar Beat, White Suits Brown…
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Fab Deuce

Fab Deuce Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Fab Deuce is A collective of MC’s, Dj’s and Producers from the Denton (North Texas) area. These guys pride themselves in being underdogs..often compared to the team assembled in “The Mighty Ducks”, or the kids from “Sandlot”. This crew of…
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Filth

Filth Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

ESOTERIC POWER ELECTRONICS / INDUSTRIAL NOISE FOR WEIRDOS FILTH is Rob Buttrum. Striving to bring an original approach to the world of noise. Using a unique instrumental setup of vintage audio & video gear. Mixing psychedelic tape manipulation, aging electronics,…
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Final Club

Final Club Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Four dudes in a big world.

Fungi Girls

Fungi Girls Fort Worth, TX

playing at Main Stage Two on Friday from 5:00 to 5:45

Ghost to Falco

Ghost to Falco Portland, OR

playing at Banter on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Beginning in late 2001 as the swirling, beatless solo project of Eric Crespo, he first used the moniker as a way to book shows that might score him a floor to sleep on while moving cross-country from North Carolina to…
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The Great Depressions

The Great Depressions Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

The Great Depressions are a 2 piece band from Denton Texas; with a sound based on drum and bass dynamics, sonic beating and quantum mechanics. Brad used to be in ‘Kaboom’ & ‘Snuff American Style’. Billy used to be ‘Gun…
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H.I. Jr.

H.I. Jr. Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

H.I. Jr. was formed March 2012 in Denton, Texas. The sound blends from epic sonic adventures to catchy pop melodies warped by intense Texas summers. We believe in painting city murals on the walls of country homes. When the songs…
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Hares on the Mountain

Hares on the Mountain Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Hares on the Mountain play folk music. Rowdy, messy and loud folk music. Hares on the Mountain understands that folk music is the music of our everyday lives and it’s HOTM’s mission to return it to its roots as a…
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HELL SHOVEL

HELL SHOVEL Montreal, Quebec

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

HELLSHOVEL is… an insane blend of Arthur Brown psych terror, giallo-esque soundtrack creepiness, and 60’s fuzzed-out awesome. With tunes that coulda been the scene track for a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western duel, or 70’s creepo psycho killer hitchhiking through the…
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The Holler Time

The Holler Time Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday from 1:40 to 2:20

The Holler Time formed almost by default in 2009 as three guys playing music in a loft apartment in Gainesville, Texas. They had tried bands before, together and with others, but when Chad Henderson (lead guitar) called up longtime friend,…
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Holy Wave

Holy Wave Austin, TX

playing at Main Stage One on Sunday from 4:00 to 4:45

Holy Wave is a band of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, TX. Originally from El Paso, the band’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of sun baked surf-psychedelia. Holy Wave creates a brand of psych that brings to mind fellow Texans…
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The Hope Trust

The Hope Trust Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

The Hope Trust is a Denton, TX based rock and roll band. Influences include Wilco, Spoon, Joy Division, The Kinks, and the 20th and 21st Century. The Hope Trust are set to release their new EP titled Silver and Lead…
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Hormones

Hormones Dallas, TX

playing at The Labb on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Michael Beard and Jordan Williams started Hormones in early 2009. After multiple lineup changes, the band was able to find comfort in longtime friend Geoff Walp to appropriately fulfill guitar duties. The band’s “erratic” style has led to an inherent…
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Isaac Hoskins

Isaac Hoskins Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Jacuzzi Boys

Jacuzzi Boys Miami, Florida

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

The Jacuzzi Boys are guitarist/vocalist Gabriel Alcala, drummer Diego Monasterios, and bassist Danny Gonzalez, three dudes from South Florida, bright as neon and fun as hell. After forming the band in 2007 and accruing a handful of 45s, the group…
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Jeremy Buller

Jeremy Buller Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Jessie Frye

Jessie Frye Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

“Ms. Frye confidently holds her own against distorted guitars and a thunderous beat.” – The New York Times Jessie Frye is currently recording her debut full length LP. She has opened for artists such as Pat Benatar, Eric Hutchinson, Katie…
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Joy Sores

Joy Sores Denton, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

To attempt to trace any band’s history back to one day or a single event would be futile at best; every line and every movement draws from countless years’ worth of experiences. But the beauty in the origin of Joy…
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Juve

Juve Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

“Aaron Mollet’s solo-project has an improbably danceable quality to it, akin to bass music for psych-heads or Swisha House on acid.” -Zach Hale (musicforusbports.com) “With his year-old Juve (pronounced yu-vay) project, Mollet combines his background in live electronic music with…
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Kid Prison

Kid Prison Denton, TX

playing at The Labb on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Kid Prison is a punk, hardcore, Revolution Summer inspired trio from Denton, TX featuring members of FINAL CLUB.

King Automatic

King Automatic Nancy, France

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

King Automatic is the solo garage trash nom de plume of Jay, drummer from French garage band Thundercrack, and occasional collaborator with Billy Childish. King Automatic’s tools of the trade include (but are not necessarily limited to) the kick drum,…
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La Migra

La Migra Austin, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Lily Taylor

Lily Taylor Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

“Vintage effects, aural soundscapes, looped melodies, and a ravishing voice all contribute to Lily Taylor’s dynamic solo performances. [Her] uniquely structured songs play out with an arresting passion and a sublime spirit.” -CHARLIE SWANSON Noise Pop SF

Little Birds

Little Birds Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30

Little Birds began as a simple solo project for Brooke Opie Ragusa, but it has evolved into an instrument swapping sextet brimming with harmonies. After years of performing by herself under her own name, Brooke was joined by her husband…
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Los Vigilantes

Los Vigilantes San Juan, Puerto Rico

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

LOS VIGILANTES from San Juan, Puerto Rico are an explosive four piece band filled with fuzz guitars and catchy vocal arrangements bringing back a combination of 60’s rythms with droopy 50’s doo-wop back up vocals that will take you back…
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Madisons

Madisons Austin, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Madisons are a BIG, high-energy, folk/rock group based out of Austin TX. Shows include anywhere between 6 and 12 members on stage.Their sound is a mix of traditional Americana, punk, and atmospheric layering. The songs are as happy as they…
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MAGIC MILK

MAGIC MILK Chicago, IL

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

MAGIC MILK plays garage-psych music stuff they throw crazy shows and people show up. They practice, record, and communicate with the devil in a haunted basement in Chicago. The band is Luke Tokyo Drifter (Kenny), Magic Maggie, and Nick. Nick…
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Mariachi Quetzal

Mariachi Quetzal Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Sunday (daytime) from 12:00 to 12:40

Mary Walker

Mary Walker Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Singer-songwriter Mary Walker captures the sweeter notes of a musical life born and bred in North Texas. Her debut album, Heavy Hearts, balances the intellect of Denton’s focused musicianship with the accessibility of cheeky pop. Whether perched at the piano…
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Melting Season

Melting Season Dallas, TX

playing at The Labb on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Heralding from the Dallas, Texas that spaghetti westerns are made of, Melting Season is a multi-layered head-trip. A drummer from a young age and a practically-everything-else-ist from only slightly after that, Bruce Blay first came to prominence with the band…
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Midday Veil

Midday Veil Seattle, WA

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday from 12:00 to 12:30

Known for dramatic performances as well as subtle, varied recordings, Seattle multimedia ensemble Midday Veil combines haunting, intense vocals and cosmic synths with Middle Eastern-influenced guitar tones and driving, hypnotic rock grooves. Eyes All Around, Midday Veil’s 2010 debut LP…
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Midnite Society

Midnite Society Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Sunday from 10:00 to 10:30

Forged in the spiritual darkness of east texas and finally escaped to the sleepy asylum of Denton. Erected prolific DIY basement venue Majestic Dwelling of Doom until it collapsed in on itself and shat out Midnite Society. Still toiling in…
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Missions

Missions Austin, TX

playing at Hailey's on Sunday from 11:30 to 12:30

Deep space music and darrk dance electronics from one carbon-based lifeform. Visual stimuli zapped from the blessed crystal beams of VIDKIDZ or the sacred glow of GUSHH.

My Education

My Education Austin, TX

playing at Banter on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Nervous Curtains

Nervous Curtains Dallas, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Sunday from 10:00 to 10:45

With their amplified synth-rock and creeped-out, cryptic vocal hooks, Nervous Curtains’ new record takes you into a world of Fake Infinity where everything you think you know is wrong. The canvas here is filled out by black space organ and…
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Nicholas Altobelli

Nicholas Altobelli Dallas, TX

playing at Burguesa on Friday from 12:30 to 1:30

Born in Southern California and raised in Texas, 28 year old songwriter, Nicholas Altobelli, is “on the cusp of a breakthrough” according to the Dallas Morning News. Altobelli’s brand spankin’ new album, Without a Home (February 26th), was produced by…
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Nitemoves

Nitemoves

playing at The Hive on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:30

The O’s

The O’s Dallas, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Old Snack

Old Snack Denton, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Old Snack play sophisticated, efficient garage rock. They formed in a Denton, TX living room in 2009 and released “Everything Is Happening So Fast” in November 2011. Their live performance availability is primarily dependent on the Major League Baseball season.

Old Warhorse

Old Warhorse Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday (daytime) from 1:00 to 1:40

Old Warhorse don’t give no damn. Old Warhorse been around. Old Warhorse play the blues, rock and soul. Old Warhorse like to roll. Old Warhorse like to party. The ladies love Old Warhorse. Old Warhorse know how to party. Old…
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Pageantry

Pageantry Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Saturday from 11:30 to 12:15

The band Pageantry explores musical landscapes like feral animals with flashlights taped to their heads, roaming through the barren streets begging the random joggers and cyclists to listen to their questions and concerns. No one knows what the hell is…
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Pallbearer

Pallbearer Little Rock, Arkansas

playing at Hailey's on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built…
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Paper Robot

Paper Robot Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

Paper Robot is a rock band from Denton, TX. Sounds like flannel soaked in whiskey.

Peopleodeon

Peopleodeon Denton, TX

playing at The Hive on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

Peopleodeon has been creating semi-weird post-exotica popular song since 2009. In their fourth year as a band, after a few line-up changes and the addition of a strange sound, they hope to release their first full-length album.

Pinebox Serenade

Pinebox Serenade Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday (daytime) from 12:20 to 1:00

Pinebox Serenade draws influence from the general demeanor of Texas along with Texan music influences including Denton greats Slobberbone and Centro-matic. Add a traditional touch in the vein of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, or the dark introspection of Richard Buckner,…
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Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black Fort Worth, TX

playing at Hailey's on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

PINKISH BLACK is the continuation of THE GREAT TYRANT, a three-piece that released one LP following the passing of their bass player, Tommy Atkins. When Atkins died, Teague and Beck decided to change the band’s name and remain a two-piece,…
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Power Trip

Power Trip Dallas, TX

playing at Hailey's on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

Formed in early 2008, POWER TRIP is a crossover band from Dallas, Texas in the vein of late 80’s thrash, heavy metal, and hardcore punk. Influenced primarily by Bay Area thrash, New York hardcore & crossover, and the Scandinavian punk…
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PVC Street Gang

PVC Street Gang Dallas, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

The PVC Street Gang is a rock band. Explain more than that is unnecessary, just to find everything that you like or that ever liked rock, waiting for a fine specimen of the genre. Do not miss it. The beat…
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Quaker City Night Hawks

Quaker City Night Hawks Fort Worth, TX

playing at Andy's on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

“Quaker City Night Hawks’ brand of hard rock n’ roll is bred from Texas boogie, Memphis soul and heavy blues. Their music is southern rock right out of ’75, played with the fervor of a sermon crackling out of the…
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RTB2

RTB2 Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

Over the course of one song, RTB2′s admiration of rock n’ soul tendencies, efficiency in backbeat precision, and construction of pop sensibilities are equally matched by a desperation to decimate all existing traditions. Postmodern Buddy Holly. Denton-born. Denton-fed.

The Satans of Soft Rock

The Satans of Soft Rock Denton, TX

playing at Andy's on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

Creepy rock songs about mail, landlords, neophytes, running, lying, gambling, pontiffs, and bubble gum.

Savage and the Big Beat

Savage and the Big Beat Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

A four piece indie rock group with theatrical musical-like tendencies, primal narratives, and catchy tunes channeling the strange and wonderful; Inspired by nothing more than their child-like imaginations.

School of Rock

School of Rock

playing at Main Stage One on Sunday from 5:45 to 6:00

Sealion

Sealion Dallas, TX

playing at Mellow Mushroom on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

Sealion is a 4 piece band with surf, punk, and Indie influences. This past summer they completed multiple national tours including a run with The Toadies. In the past two years Sealion has played countless shows and shared the stage…
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Secret Cakes

Secret Cakes Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Thursday from 8:45 to 9:15

Secret Cakes is a synthetic organism designed to both look and act like a band.

Senor Fin

Senor Fin Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Thursday from 11:30 to 12:30

Señor Fin is a band that formed in Denton Texas in 2011. The band formed as an outlet for a demo that Jesse Miller recorded the previous year, but soon became a conglomeration of everyone’s musical ideas and playing style.…
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Seth Sherman

Seth Sherman Austin, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

Shiny Around the Edges

Shiny Around the Edges Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Shiny Around the Edges is a band from Denton, Texas that writes songs, plays instruments, releases records, CD’s, and digital downloads for labels in Texas (Paperstain, Gutterth), California (Sounds Are Active), and Australia (Dreamland), occasionally drives in a van for…
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Skeleton Coast

Skeleton Coast Fort Worth, TX

playing at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Dubbed “swimgaze”, these boys have been at it since late 2010 locking themselves in houses and writing songs. Creating a dreamscape with a foggy lens attached for the viewers eye to lock on to. Its like driving to prom in…
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So Far Safari

So Far Safari Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Friday from 9:30 to 10:30

So Far Safari will make you happy. Very happy.

Somebody’s Darling

Somebody’s Darling Dallas, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday from 10:30 to 11:30

On September 4th, 2012 Dallas band Somebody’s Darling released it’s sophomore effort “Jank City Shakedown.” The album, recorded over 10 days with Grammy award-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Loretta Lynn, etc.), sees the band taking huge strides…
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SPACE CAMP Death Squad

SPACE CAMP Death Squad Austin, TX

playing at Hailey's on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

SPACE CAMP Death Squad is an American television sitcom about identical twin girls Doc Brown and DJ Murk Jones (Tia and Tamera Mowry), who were separated and adopted at birth, when one day they come face-to-face after 14 years apart.…
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Spooky Folk

Spooky Folk Denton, TX

playing at Dan's Silverleaf on Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30

Born in Denton, Texas on October 31, 2008, Spooky Folk arose from a solo project of frontman, Kaleo Kaualoku, into a 5 piece indie rock band. Over the years they have covered a lot of musical ground and grown into…
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Strange Towers

Strange Towers Denton, TX

playing at Hailey's on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

Strange Towers is a prog-punk crypto-anomaly from Denton, Texas. Their interests include new flesh, parasitic horrors, scientific abominations, and complete psychological collapse.

Summer of Glaciers

Summer of Glaciers Dallas, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Thursday from 10:15 to 10:45

Summer of Glaciers is a project created by Dallas/Denton musicians Ryan Wasterlain & Miranda Alvarado. The music can be loosely defined within the electronic and post-rock genres. While not sitting in either completely, Summer of Glaciers takes influences from both…
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TC

TC Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30

TC, the most recent solo endeavor of Travis Oliver, provides the kind of introverted writing that helps us make it through those late night drives, wherever they may lead us. As a former member of Denton shoegaze outfit, Baruch the…
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Team Tomb

Team Tomb Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Team Tomb is a current incarnation of Caleb Ian Campbell’s. Through the years it has been known as different things. The band released a full length last year and is gearing up to record another. This year’s 35 performance will…
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Terminator 2

Terminator 2 Denton, TX

playing at Hailey's on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

The sound of the Human Machine shutting down forever. Sludge filled brutality. Noisy Doom Sludge from Denton, TX.

Track Meet

Track Meet Denton, TX

playing at The Hive on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30

In early 2011, Ynfynyt Scroll (Rodrigo Díaz), Shooknite (Austin Shook) and Matte Blaque (Matt Creech) founded Track Meet DJ Crew. They became known for their focus on uptempo North and South American hyper-regional underground club music, blending their influences of…
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The Treelines

The Treelines Denton, TX

playing at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:30

TV Ghost

TV Ghost West Lafayette, IN

playing at J&J's Pizza on Sunday from 11:00 to 11:45

A band formed six years ago in Lafayette, IN, with a firm grip on making dark, dense music that is powerful and visceral Now, they’ve let the abandon subside and sewn their visions into bigger skies. TV Ghost is Brahne…
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Ulnae

Ulnae Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Saturday from 11:00 to 11:30

Artist, Darcy Neal has created circuitbent and custom circuit designed instruments since 2007. Neal was originally inspired by the circuitbending of Reed Ghazala as well as the rich underground scenes in Texas. She performs live with her devices, and has…
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Vaults of Zin

Vaults of Zin Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Saturday from 10:15 to 10:45

Vaults of Zin evokes the dark undercarriage of fear and uncertainty through soaring lines of mythic expression. From Denton, TX, VoZ encapsulates the contrasting natures of four artists and musicians. Striving to explore the boundary between improvisation and structural meticulousness,…
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Violent Squid

Violent Squid Denton, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Sunday from 9:00 to 9:45

Experimental project Violent Squid started in 2003 as a solo project of Ty Stamp from Denton, TX. In 2006 the project evolved into a large improvisational collective consisting of some of North Texas’ most skilled musicians. Expanded in 2012 to…
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Vulgar Fashion

Vulgar Fashion Denton, TX

playing at Hailey's on Saturday from 10:30 to 11:30

Vulgar fashion uncovers what heterosexual men think about when they see sexually provocative advertising (hint: it isn’t their girlfriends). Mmmmmagic ice cream. Maerc eci cigammmmM .and stokes the flames of public panic and profit on paranoia over global contagions, extreme…
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War Party

War Party Fort Worth, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Friday from 9:00 to 9:45

Part men, part machinations; the soul filled androids known as WAR PARTY have somehow sssslithered their way through the time/space continuum. Now they are back from the 1960s with the pistol grip of Phil Spector, scraps of discarded rhymes from…
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Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique

Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique Denton, TX

playing at Banter on Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30

Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique is a cadre of musicians steeping rooms and lounges alike in an atmosphere of southern jazz that guides audiences through narratives haunted by ghosts, devils, and personal tragedy. The band is a culmination…
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The Well

The Well Austin, TX

playing at J&J's Pizza on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:00

The Well are a power trio that have been exploring the darker side of the music spectrum through doom-laden sonic landscapes and haunting lyrics for the past two years. On the tail end of a former project guitarist Ian Graham…
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Western Skies

Western Skies Denton, TX

playing at Burguesa on Friday from 10:30 to 11:30

Western Skies started as a solo project for singer/songwriter Michael McMahon which gradually grew into a collective group effort to write and play songs that combine old Folk and Americana influences with a modern sound in order to create a…
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Wiccans

Wiccans austin/denton tx

playing at The Labb on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30

Yeahdef

Yeahdef Denton, TX

playing at Main Stage One on Saturday from 4:00 to 4:45

I have been djing for a decade. I believe everyone has at least one song that will involuntarily force them to dance, similar to how you will jerk your hand away if exposed to an open flame. Over the past…
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Zorch

Zorch Austin, TX

playing at The Hive on Friday from 11:30 to 12:30