March 14, 2012

Guide to SXSW 2012. ~ Ethan Converse

Photo: Fill Your Well

The shows and parties you want to attend at SXSW 2012 (even if you don’t have an official badge).

5 Bands from Denver you should check out:

Gauntlet Hair

Song to Note: Top Bunk


Song to Note: Science

Green Carpeted Stairs

Song to Note: Heaven


Song to Note: Fireworks

The Morning Clouds

Song to Note: Wasted Youth Blues

7 National/International bands you should check out:

Body Language


Song to Note: Social Studies


(Los Angeles)

Song to Note: Headless

Wild Child


Song to Note: Pillow Talk

Chrome Sparks & Steffaloo

(Ann Arbor & Los Angeles)

Song to Note: Still Sleeping



Song to Note: Oblivion

Fat Tony


Song to Note: Nigga U Ain’t Fat

Youth Lagoon


Song to Note: 17

Youth Lagoon – July from Tyler T Williams on Vimeo.

Other bands worth seeing:

Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Danny Brown, Chairlift, Thee Oh Sees, Time Wharp, Cassian, Bear in Heaven. Teengirl Fantasy, American Royalty, Candy Claws, Gardens & Villa, Young Magic, Pure X, Radiation City, Penguin Prison, Option 4, ANR, Blackbird Blackbird, Ezra Furman

Rad, Free Parties to Check Out:

1. Lefse Records vs Banter Media

2. Portals Showcase

3. Reverb Party

4. Lose Control 4 Party

Ethan Converse is a singer and producer for the electro-pop band Flashlights and is a co-founder of the Holy Underground label/collective in Denver, Colorado. He also interns with SnowBall Music Festival and helps book shows at Larimer Lounge. In his free time he likes to watch copious amounts of Parks and Recreation, and read trashy fiction books. He also loves cats, but doesn’t own one…yet. Follow him on Twitter @FlashlightsBand

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