– Words by Philip James –
HAND DRAWN RECORDS PRESENTS: The Unofficial South-By Showcase
BRASS HOUSE – AUSTIN, TX // MARCH 20 & 21, 2015
No wristbands. No cover. // Two days. 40 bands.
North Texas based label, Hand Drawn Records, announces second annual unofficial South-By showcase, coinciding with Austin’s famed music week. Taking place at the city’s top-ranked jazz venue, Brass House, the label is expanding their showcase’s breadth dramatically from last year, doubling the number of artists and pushing a heavy angle of female-fronted roots and indie-pop acts.
Featured artists include Southern rockers, Somebody’s Darling, the delicate-voiced troubador, WILSEN, powerhouse Nawlins’ singer, Kristin Diable and last season’s The Voice NBC finalist, Reagan James.
Beyond the caché-cool of female empowerment, the showcase also profiles some fantastic indie-rock male-fronted acts. Denver’s Amzy and My Body Sings Electric, along with Dallas’ The Orange hold enough sway to make even the tightest of hips swivel; while down-to-dirt-rockers, The Roomsounds, Daniel Markham, Goodnight Ned and Birds of Night crunch out the straight-ahead grit.
Check out this playlist of the performing acts below and you’ll clearly hear why this year’s event is bound to rank amongst the top unofficial shows of the South-By weekend.
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FACEBOOK: Showcase updates on the Facebook event page.
Somebody’s Darling (Nashville, TN)
Kristin Diable (New Orleans, LA)
Wilsen (New York, NY)
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