The wait is finally over, and it has almost been longer than the trip that inspired the album. Gareth Emery's second full-length studio album, Drive, is out today (April 1st) on Garuda, and it's taking the country by storm, just like its producer did. After his initial singles-- 'U' featuring Bo Bruce and 'Lights and Thunder' featuring Krewella --received tremendous early support and gained insane popularity, it seemed like Drive was destined for greatness, and it did not disappoint.
Following the Day Party, head down the road to the second Windish event of the day, as the agency’s Electronic Showcase takes place at Haven. Beginning at 8pm, the event will feature familiar names such as Lee Bannon, Bixel Boys, and Cashmere Cat, among others. The event runs from 8pm-2am, and tickets are $15 at the door.
RSVPing will not guarantee entry into either event, so arriving early to both events is highly recommended, and note that those with SXSW badges will be given priority entry. For more details for each event, see the event flyers below.
Friday, March 14
8pm - 2am
409 Colorado St
Austin, Texas 78701
Hailing out of Dallas, Texas, electronic/hardcore unit Crown The Empire is making waves in the music scene without even releasing a full length record. This five-piece showcases impressive musicality and memorable lyrics. Coupled with their catchy hooks and dance break-downs, there's just something for everyone to listen to.
Q: Electronic hardcore sounds like an evolution of sound. What made you choose that genre?
A: "Growing up, we all went to a lot of hardcore shows and we knew the kids, including us, had a lot of fun going."
Q: What bands would you say were and are your biggest influences?
This past weekend's sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival in Texas ended in chaotic tragedy, with more than 20 people rushed to local hospitals for a variety of heat, drug and alcohol emergencies. According to CNN, a 19-year old Dallas man was reported dead on arrival at Baylor University Medical Center. Reasons for his death are still under investigation.
Although there were three medical assistance stations in Texas's Fair Park, which hosts the Texas State Fair, around 9 PM a series of 911 calls began, sending at least 10 rescue units to the festival. The event, which was slated to run from 4 PM - 2 AM, was so packed that fire inspectors issued two citations, one for overcrowding, and another for failure to obey the order of the fire marshall, as party throwers refused to stop the music in order to help control the crowd. Finally, at 1:30, someone pulled the fire alarm and ended the madness. Although city officials commented that all air conditioning, security and safety procedures were in place, it is an unfortunate risk masses take when gathering together.
“I Just Wanna Be ___.” Fashion Show
June 16, 2011 6 PM – 8:30 PM
ZOUK LOUNGE 703 McKinney Ave. Dallas, TX 75202
Overcoming tragedy by taking the runway, event coordinators London Langston, Etiera Ashford and Brittany Albercrombie have put together a charity fashion show tackling the prevention of gun violence by showcasing some of Dallas’ own aspiring models, designers, and other young entrepreneurs trying to make it in the industry.
Each of the ladies have been the victim of gun violence in some form and this Thursday, June 16, 2011 they will shine light on such a dark, grim trend that has yet to die. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased by contacting Etiera Ashford at (469) 693 - 0697. Even if you can not attend donations for the cause would be greatly appreciated.
Paul van Dyk// Avicii// Markus Schulz// Gabriel & Dresden// Morgan Page// Super 8 & Tab// Filo & Peri// Alakai// Burufunk
Axwell// Wolfgang Gartner// Chuckie// Green Velvet// DJ Dan// Felguk// Manufactured Superstars// Jeremy Word// Hunter Vaughan
Diplo// Skrillex// 12th Planet// Feed Me// Bart B More// Doorly// Zedd// Wish FM// Mountblood
University of North Texas, Denton - The crowd of 1500 shuffle in and take their seats. The auditorium isn't massive - especially by stadium standards, but instead has an intimate, night-on-the-town feel. The lights dim, Wilco takes the stage. BAM! And we're off on a wagon ride of twangin' country rock and roll.
In classic Jeff Tweedy style, he chatted with the audience throughout the show, and even commented on how far the barricade was from the stage - chastising the security, saying the fans should be closer to the band.
Dare to fly and embark on an enchanting night of fashion taken to new heights! Texas Discovery Gardens plays host to Organic in the City, a fashion show and auction. Displaying some of Texas’ own raw, revolutionary talents in the fashion industry, this is a show that will make your heart flutter!
The event will feature eco-friendly designers like Nicolas Villalba, Mari Hidalgo/REWERKED and Emerging Design Stars of El Centro. The MC for the event will be WFAA Channel 8 of Dallas, TX's very own news anchor Shelly Slater.
Organic in the City Fashion Show + Auction, Texas Discovery Gardens, 3601 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard Dallas, TX (214) 428-7476, Tickets $50/advance, $65/door.