What’s up world?! This is your official RedGorilla update for Friday, March 20.
The Hollywood Kills are about to take the stage at the Chuggin’ monkey, followed by Nashville’s own AutoVaughn and then a special guest appearance from Oakland, Cali rockers The Matches!!! All these guys rock incredibly hard so come on down and check it out!

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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.

It might be the last full day of bands, but Saturday at RedGorilla Music Fest boasts an amazing lineup. We’ve got everything from punk to ska to blues and country/pop so if you’re looking for a good time that won’t cost you a month’s rent, you better be at RedGorilla Saturday, March 21.

Because there are so many amazing bands playing this year’s festival we’re making it a little easier on you and hand-picking some of the day’s favorites. Just like before, this is by no means the full schedule so check out redgorillamusic.com for a full list of artists.

Here come Saturday’s highlights:

12:00 pm @ The Chuggin’ Monkey. Lindsay Ell looks like Charlotte church with a guitar, but sounds like Carrie Underwood’s little sister. This Canadian pop artist sings country and blues-inspired tunes that will leave you wondering why major labels aren’t banging down her door. Get a taste of Lindsay’s music on http://www.myspace.com/lindsayell and check out her RedGorilla set Saturday night at The Chuggin’ Monkey.

1:00 pm @ Nuno’s Upstairs. This little band from Salt Lake City knows how to have fun. This is fun, indie-rock with an alternative flare. Kid Theodore’s Unique sound will make you want to dance up and down 6th street all afternoon.

1:00 pm @ Dizzy Rooster. Damon Dotson has opened for acts such as B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Matt Nathanson, The Gin Blossoms, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Tristan Prettyman, and Stephan Kellogg and the Sixers. Always striving for something bigger and better, Damon is relentless when it comes to his music career. He is truly a unique artist that blends extreme talent with hard work and dedication. Come on down to Dizzy Rooster Saturday night to catch Damon Dotson in all his musical glory.

2:00 pm @ The Chuggin’ Monkey. Mike’s Pawn Shop’s “ghetto-tech” sound is incredibly unique and super fun. They’re a young band from Franklin Tennessee, but their sound is already so refined, it’s a wonder they aren’t all over the club scene already. Fueled by techno beats, with a Beasties Boys twist, Mike’s Pawn Shop is one to watch on this year’s festival.

3:30 pm @ The Chuggin’ Monkey. Tori Sparks calls Nashville home, but spends most of her time on the road in the U.S. and Europe. Called “a knockout” by the Village Voice, her dynamic live show is equal parts eye-popping soul-singing, and zany stand-up-style humor. This will be a great live show people, so don’t miss it.

4:00 pm @ Nuno’s Upstairs. Born in Country music and raised on Rock & Roll, the Street Corner Champs bring an abrasively unapologetic lyrical style paired with aggressive melodies. The Street Corner Champs were made to rock, and that’s exactly what they’re going to do Saturday afternoon!

5:00 pm ∆ @The Blind Pig. The Hollywood Kills have been pounding away at the Nashville rock scene for several years, playing their melodically driven, guitar-heavy pop/rock for anyone who will listen. Now, for the third year in a row, The Hollywood Kills have brought their infectious harmonies and killer licks to Austin just for you. Don’t miss this force to be reckoned with and they bring down the house Saturday evening.

5:00 pm @ Nuno’s Downstairs. Part homage to the twinkling pop vistas of The Beach Boys and the sixties, part incisive take on the hopes that push us to the everyday commute, Jeremy Messersmith’s precise lyrics and expansive scope of sound is impressive to say the least. His thoughtful lyrics and organic melodies make this singer/songwriter one to watch on this year’s festival.

5:00 pm Special Guest ** @ Dizzy Rooster.

5:30 pm @ Darwin’s Pub. Flight 409 formed in 2001 and quickly became a fixture in the Fresno music scene. From rocking out on cardboard guitars to nation-wide tours with bands like Saosin, Poison The Well, and The Used, this group has proven that they are a force to be reckoned with. Don’t miss their set Saturday night!

6:00 pm @ Nuno’s Upstairs. Chicago’s State And Madison are known for delivering pop-infused indie-rock with a signature punch, an always infectious live show, and consistently giving back to their loyal fans. This year at RedGorilla Music Fest, State And Madison showcase the very best of their craft and prove why this combination of elements continues to stick. Don’t miss State And Madison Saturday night at Nuno’s Upstairs.

7:00 pm @ Dizzy Rooster. A ménage trios plus 1 composed of members Justin P, Leara Bee, Dave Anderson, have evolved from a concoction of aggressive, melodic, eccentri, eclectic elements that were originally formulated by the musical alchemist, and the band’s lead singer, Pete Crotty. Ncm is currently tantalizing eardrums w/ their raw and innovative full length cd, “escape fromMyopis” throughout the tri-state area and are currently on a US tour. They stop off at RedGorilla Saturday night so don’t miss it.

7:00 pm @ The Chuggin’ Mokey. Peter Adams first appeared in the underground music scene in 2005 with his self-released album The Spiral Eyes. Written, recorded, and produced entirely by Adams, the album mixed the folk-psychadelia of Neutral Milk Hotel, the playful inventiveness of the Beatles and the technical complexity of Radiohead to create a truly unique musical experience. Without help from any record labels or traditional avenues of distribution, Adams’ music caught on among independent music fans and began to spread through word of mouth. Don’t miss Peter Saturday night.

7:30 pm ∆ @ Darwin’s Pub. When Larry Leicht , Devin Dean, Daniel Lopez, and Joshua Dufrene came together in 2006 to form Kingsfall they all had one thing in common: a vision of taking their unique sound to the masses. Based out of Dallas, this exciting and energetic band with a very distinct sound has been compared to Mutemath, Coldplay, Third Eye Blind, and Switchfoot. For a dose of quality pop/rock with a positive flare, don’t miss Kingsfall Saturday night.

9:00 pm Special Guest ** @ The Chuggin’ Monkey.

9:00 pm @ Dizzy Rooster. Waltz for Venus is a five-piece melodic rock band from Indianapolis, IN. Their debut, Devestation.Celebration, caused a surprising wave of college radio buzz, and soon the record was spinning on more than 215 stations across the U.S. Walzt For Venus enjoyed an extra boost when it’s songs were featured on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16.” Catch Waltz For Venus (an official RedGorilla Showcasing Artist) Saturday night!

9:00 pm Special Guest ** @ Paradise Upstairs.

11:00 pm Special Guest ** @ Dizzy Rooster.

11:00 pm @ Nuno’s Upstairs. Red Letter Agent are able to make guitars soar from an ambient whisper into a fury of sound, with killer backbeats, melodic bass lines, all Laden with a singer who wails like BONO and can soften a tune with mellow crooning. Clever hooks and anthems give proof to songwriting prowess, which comes to life through their dynamic live show.

11:00 pm Special Guest ** @ The Vintage Lounge.

11:30 pm Special Guest ** @ Darwin’s Pub.

11:30 pm Special Guest ** @ Thirsty Nickel.

12:30 am @ Darwin’d Pub. Rival City isn’t a band, it’s a place… a place where creativity and expression collide, and the output is high. The collateral damage stings and the pain is a good thing. It’s a place where super strength is found within, and anybody can do anything. Listen up, cause it’s gonna hit you hard! Catch Rival City’s unique blend of rock/reggae/hip/hop at Darwin’s Pub Saturday.

** We can’t announce these names just yet…because they are that awesome! Check back the day of show to see who’s playing. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

∆ This artist plays more than once during the festival.


It’s March people. The third month of this glorious year is finally upon us, and it can mean only one thing—RedGorilla Music Festival is just around the corner! This year’s festival is sure to please with bands like Liam & Me, AutoVaughn, Odis, JES, Fools & Horses, Oh No, Not Stereo, By All Means Necessary, Dremnt the End, Danger is My Middle Name, The Hollywood Kills, USS, Divide the Day and many more top secret guests we can’t announce just yet.

For those of you who are new to the RedGorilla experience, the first show of each day will begin around noon, at each of our designated RedGorilla venues along 6th St. and doesn’t stop until the last sweet riff echoes off into the night—or should I say morning—air. Each day is jam packed with bands from all over the country playing their hearts out for nothing more than their love of music.


Because RedGorilla is dedicated to promoting music of all genres, via various forms of promotion, the possibilities are endless at this year’s festival. Everything from pop, to indie rock, to reggae and hip/hop can be heard at RedGorilla showcases up and down 6th St.. Company day parties, RedGorilla sponsored events, and individual label showcases are all part of the RedGorilla experience, bringing together fans, bands, and industry professionals for the sole purpose of celebrating independent music in America.

As part of this year’s festival, RedGorilla will be keeping everyone posted on the days’ events with daily blogs on both http://www.redgorillamusic.wordpress.com and http://www.miscpause.wordpress.com. Make sure to check in with us each day to get the latest news and information surrounding the festival. We’ll be announcing special guests, backstage secrets and more, so check back often because you never know what we’ll be talking about.

As always, the best part of the entire week is that all venues at RedGorilla Music Fest are free of a cover charge, and no tickets, wristbands, or badges are required to see any RedGorilla showcase! So, make sure to wear your walking shoes, leave those wallets at home, and join us down on 6th St. for the sickest free music fest ever to hit Austin, TX. See you on 6th Street music lovers!

For the full schedule of 400+ artists, please visit http://www.redgorillamusic.com/schedule.html

RedGorilla Music Festival is in no way associated with South By Southwest or SXSW Inc.