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 Mannning.

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 Paul Guevera starting at 9 pm!

11:00 pm Mike Pinder’s Bandwars Presents Kingsfall. 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.

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The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival is invading Austin in full force this March, releasing an incredible line-up of 350 artists representing the best in independent and emerging music.

Company day parties include showcases for UR Label, Right Bank Music, BroadJam.com, Indie Extreme, Old Flame Records, Mad Dragon Records, PLAY:stl Music Festival, Manatt, KMA Management, True North Records, Happy Salmon Productions, and more

The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival will take place March 18-21 in the heart of downtown Austin on 6th street. Shows in participating RedGorilla venues are free and open to the public, bringing music lovers together to see, hear and experience the best in new and emerging musical talent.

 

The RedGorilla Music Festival is dedicated to promoting up-and-coming music in all genres by helping independent artists gain exposure to and awareness of industry, performance, product, and strategic marketing opportunities. Over the last six years, RedGorilla has grown immensely, working to provide more festival and showcasing opportunities for independent artists.

By late 2009 RedGorilla plans to expand to 15 international and national markets with programs such as Road To RedGorilla and partnerships with OurStage, ReverbNation and Flyfi.com.

The 2009 RedGorilla Music Festival is also excited to have Vitamin Water, Skope Magazine, InTune Guitar Picks, Royal Flush Magazine, Po Boy Drums, Nimbit, Moog, WeAreListening.com, Tinderbox Radio, Shure Microphones, Jakprints, Onlinegigs.com, Dickies Yak Pak, and TexasBeerMaps.com for their sponsorship support.

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