With SXSW under way in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world.
Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Ash Reiter: The San Francisco set pours out a hefty glass of "California Groove" music. Check out their current single, "Hola." 4 p.m.
The Ugly Club: Ugly isn't the word. The five-man group's psych, pop and funk tunes blend beautifully with Ryan Egan, Joseph Stasio and Taylor Mandel's rich tenor voices. Rick Sue's ukulele adds country twang, and Ryan Mcnulty keeps the tempo. 5 p.m.
The Killing Floor: A rock and alternative collective with members who come from both NYC and London. "We're actually on the road at the moment," guitarist Mark Alberici tells us over the phone. "At Cracker Barrel." 6 p.m.
Pan: Borrowing the last name of the boy who never grew up, theirs is a pretty apt group name. The cover of their latest release, These Are the Things I Love and I Want to Share Them With You, depict a happy birthday scene that further cements their happy-go-lucky image. 7 p.m.
Dear Blanca: Dear Blanca just released their LP, Talker, on February 12. 8 p.m.
Little Tybee: A little indie band from Atlanta. 9 p.m.
Colorfeels: "Chamber-pop" band Colorfeels and Little Tybee come to us as a two-for-one deal, as the pair of bands are currently touring the U.S. together. 10 p.m.
Flagland: "Stress-rock" from Brooklyn. 11 p.m.
Ghost to Falco: "An ever-evolving expression of what I'm finding interesting," says Eric Crespo, vocalist and guitarist for Ghost to Falco, a three-person group from Portland. What he finds "interesting" may range from "psychedelic" to "post-punk rock," he further explains. 12 a.m.
Sensual Harassment: "New Wave with a modern twist," explains Todd Thomas, vocalist and keyboardist. 12:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13
Bella Russia: "It's got a weird instrumental thing going on," says guitarist Alex Braden of his band's sound. He goes on to describe "tricky composition" and "weird melodies" well. 4:45 p.m.
People Person: Songs like "I'm Skinny," "Up and Done It" and "It Bugs Me, It Was Nothing" make this eccentric group a must-see. 5:30 p.m.
Lullwater: Lullwater has just released their second single, "Blind." Perhaps we'll get to hear it this Wednesday? 6:15 p.m.
Mechanical River: Experimental band from Charlotte, North Carolina. 7 p.m.
Yes Yes: An experimental folk singer who announces boldly on his Facebook page that he only deals with witches? Yes, yes, we do want to check that out! 7:45 p.m.
Cloudeater: The band has recorded a song with rapper Wale ("Faces"), so, you know, they've got street cred. 8:30 p.m.
America Hearts: This D.C. group might as well change its name to "America Sweethearts," as its songs strongly resemble the cutesy sing-rambling style made popular by Kimya Dawson in the movie Juno. 9:15 p.m.
The Glorious Veins: "A mixture of post-punk and blues rock," explains the band's drummer, Wiggy Colmenares. 10 p.m.
Cusses: "Big Beat" band from Savannah, Georgia. 10:45 p.m.
Cowboy Indian Bear: "Home is where the heart is" might be the prevailing motto of Cowboy Indian Bear's second full-length album, Live Old, Die Young. 11:30 p.m.
Isle of Rhodes: A rock duo from Brooklyn. "We're kind of like a driving rock sound," says Rob Ferran, the pair's keyboardist, from an iHop in Birmingham, Alabama. Though there are just the two of them, he adds that they "sound like a three-piece guitar band." 12:15 a.m.
LTW: NC-17. Hide yo kids. 1 a.m.
Come back Thursday for Part 2 of Week 1. We told you there were a lot of bands!
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