We’ve been in love with Austin for a very long time. Between the music scene, the food, the technology, the food, Alamo Drafthouse, Barton Springs, Congress Street bats, the food, the people, the creative communities, the weather, Burning Flipside, and the food, it only seemed to be a matter of time before we decided to pack up and move there.
But Delaware has its charms (not to mention our families), so perhaps being bi-state-ual makes more sense. But could we ever be Texas’ premier acoustic dork-rock power duo? Texas sure is a big place; I mean, you can fit 107.95 Delawares in Texas. That’s a lot of area to fill with our awesomesauce… so I think we’ll stick to living in smaller states for now.
But we’re no strangers to playing in Austin; no ma’am! We played at ye olde Burning Flipside Festival in 2012 and had a blast, and we’ve played a few house concerts there too. But this year, we’re playing at South By Southwest as part of Hearo.fm’s showcase at 219 West. Wooot!
Hearo.fm is taking over the downstown gastropub named 219 West on Saturday March 15th and the music site’s favorite bands will be playing all afternoon and into the night. We’ve got a gig the night before in Delaware that there’s no way we’d miss, so we’ll be flying into Austin the morning of the 15th, which means we get to play an evening slot!
Here are the details of the Saturday, March 15th’s events at the venue/gastropub named 219 West. NOTE: The venue’s name is NOT its address, which is confusing. The venue’s address is 612 W. 6th St. (which is between Rio Grande and Nueces), Austin, TX 78701. Their phone number is (512) 474-2194. Please don’t go to the wrong place. :-)
219 West has a comfy indoor stage as well as a gorgeous roofdeck! As of now, we’re scheduled to play on the indoor stage. Here’s the schedule:
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Songwriter’s Circle (round-robin style)
3:50pm – 7:20pm: Hearo Folks
3:50 – 4:20 – Lover’s League
4:40 – 5:10 – No Good Sister
5:30 – 5:50 – Keelan Donovan
6:10 – 6:40 – Granville Automatic
6:50 – 7:20 – Jamie Kent
7:40pm – 9:40pm: Songwriter’s Circle (round-robin style)
10:00pm – 2:00am: Indie Rock SuperHearos
10:00 – 10:30 – Senior Fin
10:50 – 11:20 – The Yawpers
11:40 – 12:20 – Drowning Clowns
12:40 – 1:10 – WaveRadio
1:30 – 2:00 – Heatwarmers
2pm – 6pm: Indie Rock SuperHearos
2:00 – 2:40 – Gang of Theives
3:00 – 3:40 – KingFisher
4:00 – 4:40 – Southwork
5:00 – 5:40 – Sirsy
6:00pm – 10:00pm: Hearo Soul
6:00 – 6:30 – Damien Anthony
6:50 – 7:20 – Davon
7:40 – 8:10 – Dan Orlando
8:30 – 9:10 – Julia Figueroa
9:30 – 10:10 – Boy Wonder
10:00pm – 2:00am: Hearo Rocks
10:30 – 11:10 – The Swear
11:30 – 12:10 – SDRA
12:30 – 1:10 – Trendy Trendy Space Vegans
1:30 – 2:00 – Langton Drive
We’ve played with a bunch of these bands before on the big stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, and we’re here to tell you: they’re outstanding! Heck, if you wanted to park yer butt at 219 West all day and eat their delicious foods, drink their delicious drinks and listen to all the music, that’s a great freakin’ day right there. And best of all: You don’t even need a wristband!
WHO: A bunch of bands, including Hot Breakfast!
WHAT: South By Southwest Interactive, baby!!
WHERE: A venue confusingly named 219 West, which is located at 612 W. 6th St. in downtown Austin. (That’s on 6th between Nueces and Rio Grande.)
FOOD: Yup! This is a highly-rated gastropub with outstanding food/drinks.
PARKING: Likely nada. This is SXSW, so you’re taking the shuttle and hoofin’ it. It’s part of the fun!
COVER: I’m fairly certain it’s a free show. We’re trying to find out from the promoter.
AGES: We pretty sure it’s 21+.
So come on out– there will be press coverage, food, and Hot Breakfast. It’s the next best thing to brisket.
Your pals in dork rock,
Ji11 and The Suburban Legend
(aka Jill and Matt)