WARNER BROS. RECORDS COMPLETE SXSW 2015 ARTIST SHOWCASES

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WARNER BROS. RECORDS COMPLETE SXSW 2015 ARTIST SHOWCASES

March 12, 2015 – (Burbank, CA.) – Warner Bros. Records is excited to announce our complete SXSW 2015 schedule of events.  The WBR Publicity Team: Roderick Scott, Brooke Black, Jaime Rosenberg, and yours truly, Rick G from WB will be in Austin from March 18 – 21. We are setting up invites and interviews opportunities now. All info listed below.

 

WBR Artist Showcase by Date:

 

Sun March 15:

The Flaming Lips   9:00PM – 12:00AM Spredfast & Viacom Velocity ACL Live at the Moody Theater

 

 

Wed March 18:

Big Data                      10:00pm                      KCRW Showcase                                   The Parish

Twin Shadow               7:30pm                       Tumblr Interactive                               Ironwood Hall

 

 

Thurs March 19:

Big Data                      8:30am                    KGSR Morning Session                                  W Hotel

Twin Shadow               12pm                            Spotify Session                               Spotify House

Priory                          1:00pm                    YouTube Music Experience    Coppertank Event Center

Priory                          3:30pm                    OnAirStreaming Session           OnAirStreaming Studio

ILOVEMAKONNEN      4:10pm                                                                              The Blackheart

Big Data                       4:30pm                         Spotify Session                               Spotify House

Twin Shadow               5:00pm     Consequence of Sound / Hype Machine Day     Party Hype Hotel

ILOVEMAKONNEN      7:05pm                    YouTube Music Experience   Coppertank Event Center

Twin Shadow               8:50pm                         Culture Collide (DJ Set)                     Container Bar

Mystery Skulls             9:10pm – 9:40pm            BIZ 3 Showcase                                     The Main

Dylan Gardner             10:00pm – 10:40pm   Grammy Museum’s Homegrown        The Velveeta RM

Big Data                      10:00pm                        ACL – Live 101x                                    Zilker Park

GTA                             1:00am – 2:00am           Outbreak House                                  Old Antones

Andra Day                    1:30am                                                                  St. David’s Bethell Hall

 

Fri March 20:

Andra Day                    12pm – 6:00pm           The Blue House                Lamberts Downtown BBQ

Twin Shadow               12pm – 12:40pm          Public Radio Rocks Day Stage     Convention Center

Greg Holden                12:10pm                     Quantum Collective                 Whole Foods Rooftop

Priory                          1:30pm – 2:30pm          BaebleMusic                Empire Control RM & Garage

Mystery Skulls             2:05pm                        Quantum Collective                Whole Foods Rooftop

Big Data                      2:45 – 3:10pm               Quantum Collective                Whole Foods Rooftop

Twin Shadow               3:00pm                        Spin Party                                          Stubb’s BBQ

Mystery Skulls              4:30pm                        Beautiful Buzz Party                The Brew Exchange

Greg Holden                 5:00pm – 5:30pm          Grammy Pro Studio                    Gibson Showroom

ILOVEMAKONNEN       5:00pm                        Hype Machine                                      Hype Hotel

Big Data                       6:00pm                        Waterloo In-Store                        Waterloo Records

Priory                           6:50pm -7:20pm           IFC Showcase                                       Palm Park

Funk Volume               8pm-2am                      Funk Volume showcase                         Red Seven

Dylan Gardner              8:00pm                        ASCAP Showcase    Victorian Room / Driskill Hotel

Greg Holden                10:00pm                       ASCAP Showcase    Victorian Room / Driskill Hotel

Andra Day                   12:30-1:15am                18th Floor                   Hilton Garden Inn (downtown)

Mystery Skulls             1:20am                         Shout It Out Loud                      Cheer Up Charlie’s

 

 

Sat March 21:

Dylan Gardner              1:00 – 1:30                  WBR / FLOOD Fest              Cedar Street Courtyard

Twin Shadow               1:00pm                        Waterloo In-Store                         Waterloo Records

Mystery Skulls             1:45pm – 2:15pm          WBR / FLOOD Fest             Cedar Street Courtyard

Priory                           2:30pm – 3:00pm          WBR / FLOOD Fest             Cedar Street Courtyard

Greg Holden                 3:15pm – 3:45pm          WBR / FLOOD Fest            Cedar Street Courtyard

Big Data                       4:00 – 4:45pm               WBR / FLOOD Fest            Cedar Street Courtyard

Twin Shadow               5:00 – 6:00pm                WBR / FLOOD Fest            Cedar Street Courtyard

Priory                           9:00pm – 9:40pm           Pandora Showcase                              The Gatsby

Big Data                       10:00pm – 10:45pm        Pandora Showcase                             The Gatsby

 

WBR Publicist Guide:

Andra Day                   [email protected]  818-953-3319 (o) / 323-360-3494 (m)

Big Data                      [email protected]  212.707.2038 (o) /917.292.2490 (m)

Lyssa Thompson  [email protected] 917-292-7273 (m)

Dylan Gardner              [email protected]  818-953-4368 (o)

While @ SXSW:            [email protected] 818-953-3692 (o) / 718.404.6465 (m)

[email protected]  818-953-3473 (o) / 818-331-0852 (m)

Funk Volume (Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton)

[email protected]  818-953-3319 (o) /323-360-3494 (m)

GTA                             Brice Ormesher [email protected]

Greg Holden                [email protected]  212.707.2038 (o) / 917.292.2490 (m)

[email protected]  818-953-3473 (o) / 818-331-0852 (m)

ILOVEMAKONNEN      [email protected] 818-953-3319 (o) / 323-360-3494 (m)

Mystery Skulls             [email protected]  818-953-3319 (o) / 323-360-3494 (m)

Priory                          [email protected]  818-953-3692 (o) / 718.404.6465 (m)

Twin Shadow               [email protected]   818-953-3692 (o) / 718.404.6465 (m)

 

 

ARTIST INFO:

 

Andra Day: Andra Day’s voice is as powerful as it is expressive.  The San Diego native and performing arts high school graduate worked with various producers over the years to develop her musical style.  Her break came from a taped recording of a live performance heard by Stevie Wonder, who contacted her and introduced her to producer/writer/musician, Adrian Gurvitz. Day and Gurvitz spent the next year working on her debut album with what she calls a “retro-pop-soul” sound (“a blend of jazz, soul, doo-wop, plus a little bit of rock, and hip-hop on the underbelly”).  In 2012, Andra posted a series of covers on YouTube to gauge public opinion.  The pieces went viral and that, combined with her breathtaking live performances, and landed her a recording deal with Warner Bros. Records, who will release her debut album this summer.  If the name/voice sound familiar, her song “Coolin’ in the Streets” was used for Bud Light Lime’s “Switch On Summer” campaign and she could be seen on national ads for GAP’s “Summer Loves” campaign.  The singer wowed audiences at the Sundance screening of “What Happened Ms. Simon?” and she will be participating in this year’s ESSENCE Music Festival in New Orleans.

 

Big Data: (New Album, 2.0, to be released March 24) Paranoid electronic artist Big Data saw major success in 2014 with his hit single “Dangerous (feat. Joywave),” which claimed the #1 spot on the Alternative chart at Billboard, has been one of the longest charting songs of 2014,and is preparing to impact at Top 40 in February. Big Data was named one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Artists You Need to Know” and USA Today’s “On the Verge” artist, with coverage in Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and a performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Big Data, led by mastermind Alan Wilkis, will release his album 2.0 on March 24, which features guest appearances from Twin Shadow, Rivers Cuomo, White Sea, Kimbra, Jamie Lidell and many more.

 

Dylan Gardner:  Dylan Gardner is one of a new breed of young artists for whom the internet is a great education. He has taught himself to be a multi-instrumentalist, pro-tools engineer, and bedroom producer (though it’s not your typical bedroom; the closet has been turned into a vocal booth).Did we mention that Dylan is 18?  None of this would matter if Dylan’s songs weren’t so effortlessly, effervescently extraordinary. Innocent yet sophisticated, classic but up-to-the-minute, and utterly comfortable and confident in his own skin, Dylan is a major talent. In 2013, he signed to Big Deal Music Publishing and recorded his debut album Adventures in Real Time, co-produced with John Dragonetti of the Submarines. It was released on WBR on January 1st. Album Stream: https://soundcloud.com/dylangardnermusic

 

Funk Volume: Funk Volume is one of the most successful independent hip-hop record and production companies in music today.  Founded in 2009 with the idea of protecting the integrity of the artist’s vision, the label is home to co-founder and artist Hopsin, Dizzy Wright, Jarren Benton, SwizZz and producers DJ Hoppa and Kato.  Several of their artists have graced XXL magazine’s Freshman Class list as a result of their organic and rabid following.

 

Greg Holden: (New album, Chase The Sun, to be released April 14) Scottish-born singer-songwriter Greg Holden will release his major label debut Chase The Sun on April 14 Produced by Greg Wells (Adele, One Republic), featuring new single “.Hold On Tight”  He’s best known for writing the massive Phillip Phillip’s single hit “Home” that sold five million tracks in the U.S. and landed Holden an ASCAP Pop Award. He also released “The Lost Boy”, which hit No. 1 on iTunes in Holland, raised over $50,000 for the Red Cross, and was featured in the fifth season of Sons of Anarchy.

 

GTA(New EP DTG Vol. 1to be released March 23) Thirty push-ups and a shot of tequila each: that’s all the preparation Julio Mejia and Matt Toth need to transform from laid-back, unassuming 24-year-olds into the scene-stealing DJ and production duo, GTA. Despite GTA’s wild, unpredictable sets, everything the duo does – both on stage and in the studio – is unified by a simple mission statement: death to genres. Promoting their genre-free ethos, Toth and Mejia have become bona fide tastemakers to fans and fellow artists alike, proving that “dance music” is best defined as whatever makes you move. They finished their first collaboration in a single sitting, sent it off to a few labels for feedback and heard directly from Afrojack, who wanted to sign the song to his Wall Recordings imprint.  Since then, the guys have toured the globe with Rihanna, Calvin Harris and Tiesto, collaborated on releases with Diplo, A-Trak and Martin Solveig and officially remixed Kylie Minogue, Iggy Azalea and deadmau5. Now, the guys are prepping a barrage of new releases as part of a freshly-inked deal with Three Six Zero Music and Warner Bros. Records.

 

ILOVEMAKONNEN:Makonnen Sheran, better known as iLoveMakonnen, is a whimsical self-made rapper, singer, and producer from Atlanta by way of Los Angeles influenced by the likes of Gucci Mane, Young Jeezy and Lil B. Unfortunate circumstances – a two-year period in which was under house arrest following the accidental shooting death of a friend – made him focus more on music, as well as on blogging and interviewing artists, which enabled him to hone his craft and network. From 2011 through 2013, Makonnen released several albums and EPs, gradually building a reputation for his surreal and seemingly lackadaisical approach to singing and rapping. In 2014, Miley Cyrus boosted his profile by posting an image of the I Love Makonnen EP to Instagram. Later that year, Drake remixed and inserted himself into Makonnen’s “Club Goin’ Up on a Tuesday” which led to a signing with Drake’s OVO Sound label supported by Warner Bros. Records and released officially as “Tuesday“.  The song hit #1 song at urban radio reaching the Top 5 and Top 20 at rhythmic and Top 40 radio, respectively.  The song would later be nominated in the “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration” category for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. Makonnen is busy gearing up for his major label debut due this year.

 

Mystery Skulls: Mystery Skulls is an electronic dance-oriented neo-soul and vintage disco-influenced outfit centered around lead singer/songwriter Luis Dubuc. Formed in Dallas, Texas in 2010, Mystery Skulls grew out of Dubuc’s previous project the Secret Handshake. In 2011, Dubuc debuted the first Mystery Skulls album, the five-track EP, which included the single “Amazing.” In 2012, buoyed by a strong online following, Dubuc relocated the band to Los Angeles. In 2014, Mystery Skulls released their full-length debut album, Forever, on Warner Bros. Records which features appearances from Nile Rodgers, Brandy and Snowblood.

 

Priory:  Portland duo Priory sold everything they had, built a studio in an old cement factory and crafted their own signature breed of alt-pop.  Their anthemic song “Weekend” has been making waves on pop and alternative radio and will appear on their April 2015 Warner Bros. Records debut, Need To Know.  “Weekend” was featured on ESPN’s SportsCenter throughout football season, and the band can be heard in the latest Taco Bell commercial. You can catch them on tour this spring with Kaiser Chiefs, and they’ll be making appearances at SXSW, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball.

 

The Flaming Lips:  I think you know who they are…

 

Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis, Jr., is on a headlining tour behind his third album ‘Eclipse,’ out March 17th. Listen to new single ‘I’m Ready.’ The album was recorded at the historic chapel at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, one of George’s many sources of inspiration in his new home of Los Angeles after relocating from New York a few years ago. The Dominican Republic-born, Florida-bred Lewis adopted the Twin Shadow moniker in 2006. He has released two previous albums on indie labels Terrible and 4AD, 2010’s ‘Forget’ and 2012’s ‘Confess.’ Live performances opening for Florence & the Machine and The Strokes, appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Bonnaroo, plus his own headlining shows have earned George a reputation as a charismatic and compelling frontman. He has also performed on ‘Letterman,’ ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ and ‘Conan‘. His track ‘Old Love, New Love’ featured in ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ was named one of the best songs of 2013 by Rolling Stone. 

 

VENUE GUIDE:

ACL Live at the Moody Theater  – 310 W 2nd St (Willie Nelson Blvd)

Cedar Street Courtyard – 208 W 4th St, Austin, TX 78701

Cheer Up Charlie’s  – 900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

Container Bar    – 90 Rainey St, Austin TX 78701

Coppertank Event Center – 504 Trinity St, Austin, TX 78701

Driskill Hotel – 604 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701

Empire Control Room & Garage – 606 E. 7th Street, Austin TX 78701

Gibson Showroom – 3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Hype Hotel – 1100 East 5th Street, Austin, TX

Ironwood Hall – 505 E. 7th Street, Austin TX

Old Antone’s Venue – 213 W 5th St, Austin TX 78701

OnAirstreaming Studios at Vintage Innovations – 1409 W 3rd St, Austin TX

Palm Park – Austin, TX 78701

Parish – 214 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

Red Seven – 611 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701

Spotify House – 901 E 6th St. Austin, TX 78702

Stubb’s – 801 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701

The Blackheart – 86 Rainey St, Austin, TX 78701

The Brew Exchange – 706 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The Gatsby – 708 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

The Main – 610 E 6th St, Austin TX

The Velveeta Room – 521 E 6th St, Austin, TX

W Hotel – 200 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Waterloo Records – 600A N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Zilker Park – 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
Convention Center – 500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701
Whole Foods – 525 N Lamar Blvd Austin, TX

 

 

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