Music Showcases

Black Violin - "Rock Anthem": SXSW Music 2013

Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their Band is redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

Black Violin - "Virtuoso": SXSW Music 2013

Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their Band is redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

Black Violin - "The Mission": SXSW Music 2013

Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their Band is redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

Black Violin - "Dirty Orchestra": SXSW Music 2013

Combining a daunting array of musical styles and influences to produce a signature sound that is not quite maestro, not quite emcee, this group of two classically trained violinists and their Band is redefining the music world-one string at a time. With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, Black Violin breaks all the rules, blending the classical with the modern to create something rare-a sound that nobody has ever heard, but that everybody wants to feel.

LYS - "New Way Home": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

First french band spotted at 93 Feet East in London by Steve Hewitt (drummer & songwriter in the mutli million selling PLACEBO), the young indie pop band came back from a show at KOKO for club NME magazine in London & has even won a first album recording thanks to the famous label "Warner Music France" (BB Brunes, Archive...), produced by Steve Hewitt himself & recorded/mixed by Paul Corkett (The Cure, Placebo, Bjork, Fiction Plane, Nick Cave, Suede, Radiohead & many others ...). Coming soon the 21st January 2013.

New Madrid - "Houseboat": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Born from the rolling thunder of the Tennessee mountains, and once spread across the tri-state area, NEW MADRID is glad to finally call Athens, GA home. The band, settled in a big red barn just outside of Athens, are taking the southeast by storm. Drawing heavy influence from alt-country and noise rock alike, these young Athenians create captivating soundscapes, both tastefully dense and uniquely expansive. With reverb drenched vocals and harmonies that soar and echo over a lush and textured musical patchwork, NEW MADRID seamlessly evolved from bedroom project to polished quartet.

The Wilderness of Manitoba - "Morning Sun": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist

Thematically, a lot of the new Wilderness of Manitoba album, Island of Echoes, is about the past year or so and all of the songs come from that timeframe. There wasn’t a lot of downtime for the Toronto-based band as they were on tour, primarily in the United States and England. Vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Will Whitwham reflects, “For me personally, a lot of my songwriting was done on the road because it had to be.

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