New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Workman Entertainment & PR)
Indie record label Krian Music
Group and their exclusive digital distributor, BFM Digital
will be joined by media sponsor M Music
& Musicians Magazine for their first official SXSW showcase this year, bringing an exhilarating must see lineup to the Iron Bear on Thursday, March 15. Dance rockers VHS Or Beta, Nashville's retro-rockers The Ettes, Los Angeles indie outfit Hands, Brooklyn quirk-pop band Suckers, Spanish garage punks Capsula, and Ohio's The Strange Familiar are all scheduled to perform.
1:00am -VHS or Beta "Breaking Bones" (single)
The Brooklyn based dance-rock band, VHS OR BETA, released their fourth album, Diamonds and Death, in the fall of '11. From the backroom disco of their favorite Bushwick watering hole, to DFA Records' Plantain Studio in the West Village, new surroundings exerted a powerful influence on the predominantly electronic grooves of their first full-length since 2007's Bring on the Comets. www.vhsorbeta.com
12:00am -The Ettes "Teeth" single
THE ETTES return with Wicked Will, the fourth record from the rowdy and relentless Nashville, TN garage rock trio of Coco Hames (vocals, guitar), Jem Cohen (bass) and Poni Silver
(drums). Wicked Will encompasses everything you've come to expect from The Ettes and more - up-front, fearless vocals, fuzz bass runs, primal, driving drumsbeats, searing guitar lines and of course, tons of black eyeliner and attitude. Female attitude. www.theettes.com
11:00pm- Suckers www.suckersmusic.com
SUCKERS are on a mission to break musical barriers and cultivate something new while maintaining a classic pop accessibility. Suckers merged as the sound and aesthetic of three one-man bands playing together. The band hit their stride, packing Brooklyn venues and sharing bills with friends and kindred spirits in Yeasayer, MGMT, Dragons Of Zynth, Chairlift, Kyp Malone and Awesome Color, among others. Suckers' lush tapestry of joyous pop, style and imagination on their self-titled debut EP (produced by Yeasayer's Anand Wilder) -and its hit single, "It Gets Your Body Movin'"-launched them to global acclaim.
10:00pm -Hands "Warm Night Home" single
Each of HANDS four members has distinct strengths and disciplines that coalesce into a truly unique sound worthy of their recent praise. With technical authority, a profound sense of tempo, solid complementary bass thumps and the occasional auxiliary drums, Hands' interplay of esoteric guitar riffs and soaring tenor vocals is further expanded upon by the various sampling and looping techniques crafting a blissfully fresh sound.
Scoring a slew of opening spots for the likes of Deerhoof, DeVotchKa, Foster the People and more, Hands is bracing for a big 2012, including a much-anticipated EP this spring. www.handssounds.com
9:00pm- Capsula "Hit 'n' Miss" single and video
The second full-length release from Spanish rockers CAPSULA, In The Land of Silver
Souls, is a striking combination of garage rock toughness and modern style. The band, originally from Argentina, was affected creatively by the Argentinian dictatorship's censoring of music. In a place where subversive lyrical and music expression was a necessity, Capsula found their sound: the unbound emotion of dirty rock.
Witnessing Capsula live is an experience not easily forgotten, as they tear though blistering washes of guitar and pounding rhythms delivered with the true essence of punk rock attitude. www.capsula.us
8:00pm- The Strange Familiar "Being Me" single and video
Indie pop outfit THE STRANGE FAMILIAR, have performed for millions on network television, had hit records recorded by major artists and are now set to release their debut album, Chasing Shadows, on March 27, 2012.
is filed with smoky acoustic grooves, jubilant choruses, big hooks and smart lyrics...all of which show off Kira Leyden's soulful upper register. But underneath the deftly orchestrated tunes is a story of struggle and searching to find happiness in the midst of false dreams. www.thestrangefamiliar.com