Happy Monday everyone! RedGorilla is only TWO days away so pack your things and head to Austin, TX because this year is going to be the shit. We’ve got some of the country’s hottest independent music and we’re sharing it all with you FOR FREE!
In addition to FOUR full days of music we’ve got some really exciting parties, showcases, and special events taking place up and down 6th Street that you won’t want to miss.
Let’s start with Wednesday’s events.
3:30 pm Mad Dragon Records presents The Losw Anthem, Andrew Lipke& The Prospects, and Hoots and Hellmouth at the Thirsty Nickel. The showcase starts at 3:00 pm and will wrap up around 6:00 pm.
7:00 pm Also on Wednesday there will be an entire night of DJ’s, techno, and electronica at The Marq starting at 7:00 pm.
Thursday is packed with showcases all day long!
12:00 pm Play:stl will present Dan Craig, Rosemary’s Garden, Dear Future, and a special guest we can’t announce just yet. This showcase will start at noon and runs until 4 at The Chuggin’ Monkey.
12:00 pm Also on Thursday, Nina’s (Nuno’s Upstairs) will host the Naked Without Us fashion show, Nashville, Tenn.’s own version of Fashion Rocks. While some of the hottest fashions are taking the catwalk, there will be RedGorilla artists playing from noon to 4:00 pm and DJ’s spinning between sets. Bands playing during the show include Used Computers, Leslie, Sterling Y, Luna Halo, and The Hollywood Kills. DJ 12”, DJ Bo-pacalypse, and DJ Kidsmeal will also be spinning in between sets. Don’t miss this innovative combination of fashion and rock Thursday afternoon.
12:00 pm Thursday at the Blind Pig, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips presents Casxio, Queen Killing Kings, Iglu & Hartley, and a super secret special guest you’re going to love. The show will start at noon and runs until 4:00 pm.
4:00 pm Then at 4:00 pm Indie Extreme presents Quimi, Tracy Root, Matt Brower, Evangeline, and another secret guest that will be announced later on in the week.
4:00 pm Rounding out the night at Blind Pig, ABB Records presents the HOTTEST Hip/Hop showcase in Austin will a special lineup designed just for you.
7:00 pm At the Dizzy Rooster Thursday, Road to RedGorilla presents: Sunward, Airline, One Lone Car, Part Bear, and Your Electric Grandmother. This batch of Kansas City artists played hard on the Road to RedGorilla and now they’re here in Austin to share their music with you!
7:00 pm At The Marq Thursday there will be a full night of emcees and electronica courtesy of Dimensions of Sound. This showcase will feature DJ Platurn, 40 Love, Bayliens, DJ Eleven, Kev Choice, Keelay & Zaire, DJ J-Boogie, Trackademicks, DJ Amplive, Mistah FAB, Zion I & The Grouch, and of course, a special guest you’re sure to love.
Friday’s a busy day for RedGorilla. We’ve got several day parties, and showcases for you to check out in the morning and a late night-full of DJ’s.
12:00 pm Starting off the day right, Happy Salmon Productions presents Gabe Vitek & The Ivory at noon, followed by The Delta Saints and The Hollywood Ten down at Dizzy Rooster.
12:00 pm Paradise will host the Livin’ The Music showcase featuring special guests that will be announced later in the week.
12:00 pm Darwin’s Pub will host the UR Label Showcase from noon until 6:00 pm. For more information about the artists playing this showcase visit urlabel.net.
12:30-5:30 pm At Thirsty Nickel Old Flame Records will present The Winter Sounds, Mean Creek and Twin Tigers. We’ll kick off this event at 12:30 and keep it hot until 3:00 pm when Right Bank Music and DL Music jointly present their “Bands, BBQ, and Booze Showcase” Cody, Honey Ryder, and Bookmat feat. Taryn Manining.
3:00 pm At 3:00 pm MJG Productions presents Speakeasy, Tim Palmieri, Javier Trejo, Roster McCabe, Heatbox, and White Iron Band, all at Nina’s (Nuno’s Upstairs). You’re going to love this set so don’t miss it.
4:00 pm Down at the Blind Pig, Broadjam presents Fedora, The Jimmy’s and The Motor Primitives for your listening pleasure. We’ll kick off this showcase at 4:00 pm and keep things rockin’ hard until 7:00 pm.
6:00 pm At 6:00 pm True North Records presents The John Henry’s followed by The Mojo Gurus over at The Chuggin’ Monkey.
6:30 pm Thirsty Nickel will host the North & South Party from 6:30 pm until midnight, Friday featuring RedRiot, The Sheepdogs, Painkiller Hotel, TELE, Luna Halo, and The Nods!
11:00 pm Also at Nina’s Emergenza will present Crossed Keys at 11:00 pm.
Finally, on Saturday there are a few showcases you’ve got to check out.
9:00 pm QUE Radio presents Carter Hickman and Raul Guevera starting at 9 pm!
11:00 pm Mike Pinder’s Bandwars Presents Kingfall. This band is pure pop/rock with a grungy edge and a positive twist. You’ll love it, so make sure you check it out down at Paradise (upstairs).
Remember, there’s something for everyone at RedGorilla Music Fest. We feature the best and brightest in independent music from all over the world. There’s Pop, Rock, Punk, Ska, Hip/Hop, Cajun, Blues, Bluegrass, Jazz, Country and everything in between. For a full schedule of RedGorilla artists visit redgorillamusic.com.