The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 2, Part 1
Ready for another week of the SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 at Super Happy Fun Land? Check out the first half of the second week's musical acts!
MONDAY, MARCH 18 Embers in Ashes: Their single, "Then You Came," connects a metallic, thrashing chorus to a surprising series of mildly sung verses. 6 p.m.
Sky Is Falling: Extremely hardcore rock, per their YouTube video, "The Only Way to Beat a Camper Is By Camping." It should make for an interesting show. 7 p.m.
Suns: Their debut, When We Were Suns, has just been released. Check it out here. 8 p.m.
Vampirates: This group's 2012 release is titled Planet Stupid. Their 2011 release is titled Shit Summer. Their 2008 release is titled Muffstache. Enjoy? 9 p.m.
James Quall with David Liebe Hart: From The Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! 10 p.m.
Har-di-Har: "We are super, happy and fun, so we thought we'd get involved with the festival. Duh," says Andrew Thoreen via e-mail of the two-person group. 11 p.m.
Die Geister Beschworen: Experimental folks from Austin. 12 a.m.
Kaiser Soze: Another Austin act, this time specializing in indie-folk. 1 a.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19 The Dirty Seeds: "We are stoner rock," says lead guitarist Tomas Sanchez over the phone, "which is basically '70s hard rock with a modern twist." Plus, they're from Houston, which automatically makes them awesome. 8 p.m.
Sugar Baron: The quartet describes their sound as "electronic dance rock," in the same vein as MGMT and Owl City. 9 p.m.
HolySexyBastards: "Garage rock" all the way from Venezuela. 10 p.m.
Pocket Vinyl: This "piano slam rock" group will bring a painter onstage with them. 11 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20
Vox Vocis: They're from Houston! 8 p.m.
Kids From Nowhere: Actually, they are from somewhere, and it's Tel Aviv, a city in Israel. 9 p.m.
Pocket Vinyl: They're back again! 10 p.m.
Si Mori: Hey, they're from Houston, too! 11 p.m.
Part 2 will run Thursday.