Special Events

SXSW 2016

ITB artists performing at South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas:

Tuesday March 15th

Barracuda Backyard

Salvage Vanguard

Guero's Taco Bar

Maggie Mae's Gibson Room

Wednesday March 16th


St David’s Historic Sanctuary

Stephen F's Bar

Shady Grove Restuarant

Radio Day Stage

Hotel Vegas

Hole in the Wall

Thursday March 17th

Barracuda Backyard

Black Heart

The Main

Flood Fest @ Cedar Street Courtyeard

Continental Club


Latitude 30

Seneca Falls Co-op



Hilton Hotel Second Play Stage

Friday March 18th

Palm Door on Sixth


Dirty Dog Bar



Esther's Follies

Saturday March 19th

Latitude 30

Black Heart

Street Legal Guitar Shop

Flood Fest @ Cedar Street Courtyeard

El Sapo


The Parish

Alice Phoebe Lou

Alice Phoebe Lou's fiercely independent approach to her music has given the singer songwriter a creative confidence that shines through in her captivating vocals and stripped back music. Having developed her bluesy, folk sound busking on the streets of Berlin, Alice has caught the ears of a community of music lovers the world over with her honest storytelling and raw, beautiful voice.


  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  22:00 Stephen F's Bar
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  (time tbc) Hilton Hotel Second Play Stage
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Los Angeles-based sister duo Jennifer and Jessie Clavin knew that things were going to be different for their band Bleached sophomore LP Welcome The Worms. Not only had they managed to charm world renowned producer and engineer, Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, The Strokes, Elton John) to join the sisters and their bassist Micayla Grace in the studio, but Jen and Jessie had been crawling out of their own personal dramas. Jessie was evicted from her house and scrambling, while Jen ended a torrid, unhealthy romance. While emotionally spinning, she dove head first into music. She struggled and escaped the pressures with drinking and partying, sometimes to excess, feeling like she was losing herself altogether.


  • Thursday 17/03/2016  00:00 Barracuda Backyard
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ROCK SOUND (UK) album review of CEMETERY HIGHRISE SLUM (8/10): “The swirling, wholly immersive gloom that’s become their signature provides the foundation. But it’s during the bolder, more aggressive moments that this record truly shines”


  • Thursday 17/03/2016  00:00 The Main
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Since their inception, Grammy-winning alternative band Deftones have quietly been pursuing two paths, delivering songs defined by churning, double-fisted aggression while also quietly testing the boundaries of music by incorporating elements of psychedelia and shoegaze.


  • Friday 18/03/2016  15:00 Stubb's
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Eli Paperboy Reed

“It’s been a wild ride, that’s for sure,” admits Eli “Paperboy” Reed, looking back at the incredible journey that took the boyish-looking yet preternaturally mature soul belter from a Boston high school band room to a Mississippi Delta juke joint, from Sunday morning gigs behind the organ at a tiny South Side Chicago church to headlining the coolest clubs in Brooklyn with his red-hot band, and now, signed to Capitol Records.


  • Thursday 17/03/2016  23:00 Continental Club
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Some bands have one thing that’s truly remarkable about them. Some lucky ones have two or three. Formation have too many to count.


  • Friday 18/03/2016  00:00 Palm Door on Sixth
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  00:00 Latitude 30
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Gwenno Saunders is a music producer, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. She has recently released her debut solo album, 'Y Dydd Olaf' on Heavenly Recordings inspired by an obscure 70s sci-fi novel of the same name written by nuclear scientist, Owain Owain about a dystopian future where everyone gets turned into robot clones and the only way to document it all is by writing it down in Welsh - a language that the computers who now rule the world can't understand.


  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  22:15 Barracuda Backyard
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Jane Weaver

Abusing, evading and obliterating 20 years of whimsical pop trends, Jane Weaver’s experience as a truly independent and resilient female experimental songwriter / sound-carrier commands respect and inspiration in equal measures.


  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  23:00 St David’s Historic Sanctuary
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Emerging young talent, Holly 'Låpsley' Fletcher, is already being labelled as one of the UK’s most exciting new music discoveries.


  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  17:00 Radio Day Stage
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  22:15 Stubb's
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Matthew Logan Vasquez

2015 (The Year of The Ram) has been a year of major change for Matthew Logan Vasquez. He moved with his wife, Marthe, from Brooklyn to Austin, he saw the birth of his first child Thor, and after a decade since founding his critically acclaimed band, Delta Spirit, he’s finally decided to go it alone for the first time, with his solo debut, The Austin EP, to be released November, 2015 , and a full length LP, Solicitor Returns, to shortly follow in early 2016.


  • Tuesday 15/03/2016  (time tbc) Maggie Mae's Gibson Room
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  (time tbc) The Parish
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My Jerusalem

“Nobody ever paid money to see Harry Houdini escape being buried alive” says My Jerusalem founder and singer Jeff Klein. “They wanted the small chance of seeing him killed by the weight of the earth on top of him.”


  • Friday 18/03/2016  (time tbc) Esther's Follies
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Manchester all-female four-piece PINS have announced the release of their second album ‘Wild Nights’. Recorded in Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna with Dave Catching (QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal) and Hayden Scott, and mixed in New York with Ben Baptie at Atomic Sound NYC (Mark Ronson), ‘Wild Nights’ will be released through Bella Union on 8th June. The second single from the album, 'Young Girls', will also be released on 8th June.


  • Tuesday 15/03/2016  17:30 Salvage Vanguard
  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  16:00 Hotel Vegas
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  15:00 Seneca Falls Co-op
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  20:00 Latitude 30
  • Friday 18/03/2016  14:45 Jackalope
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  12:00 El Sapo
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  18:25 Street Legal Guitar Shop
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  21:00 Black Heart
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Ra Ra Riot


  • Thursday 17/03/2016  00:00 Flood Fest @ Cedar Street Courtyeard


“The strongest, most self-assured band in years…They have ‘world beaters’ written all over them.” – Hot Press

Raglans are four feisty alt rock dreamers from Dublin. They consist of Stephen Kelly (lead vocals, guitar), Rhos Horan (bass, backing vocals), Conn O’Ruanaidh (drums, backing vocals) and Brendan McGlynn (lead guitar, backing vocals) and they take their name from a poem by Patrick Kavanagh. Happily.

If the circumstances surrounding your birth can define what happens for the rest of your life then the story that Raglans actually formed in a music festival tent was surely an indication of what their future held, for theirs is a rowdy, crowd-teasing musical tumult, all muscular new wave guitars, gritty pop (aka Gritpop) melodies and suitably ragged epic glories.


  • Saturday 19/03/2016  (time tbc) Lucille
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Residual Kid

In January of 1992 Nirvana’s Nevermind replaced Michael Jackson‘s Dangerous atop the Billboard sales chart, Pop-music and pop-culture would never be the same. Seemingly overnight underground rock music & post-punk culture (popularly dubbed Grunge at the time) became a highly marketable commodity. Eventually the aesthetic, purity, and artistry of an entire music scene was diluted and became everyday, sellable, rhetoric… 25 years passed.


  • Tuesday 15/03/2016  17:00 Guero's Taco Bar
  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  13:00 Hole in the Wall
  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  17:00 Shady Grove Restuarant
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  (time tbc) Frank
  • Friday 18/03/2016  23:10 Valhalla
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Shannon & The Clams


  • Tuesday 15/03/2016  01:00 Barracuda Backyard
  • Thursday 17/03/2016  15:00 Empire

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Sun Club

SUN CLUB formed in 2012 out of an old band, with the purpose of making people go insane (in a great way). Pulling from influences like The Beach Boys and Animal Collective, SUN CLUB creates an array of energetic noises


  • Thursday 17/03/2016  00:00 Black Heart
  • Saturday 19/03/2016  17:00 Flood Fest @ Cedar Street Courtyeard
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Wild Throne

Wild Throne’s debut three-song EP, Blood Maker, is controlled sonic violence rolled in a layer of psychedelia and topped with epic vocals. The music is as aggressive and powerful as Jane Doe-era Converge if the hardcore heroes were fronted by a young Rob Halford of Judas Priest instead of Jacob Bannon.


  • Friday 18/03/2016  22:45 Dirty Dog Bar
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What you won't be expecting is this.


  • Wednesday 16/03/2016  23:10 Bungalow
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