My Old Kentucky Blog Presents SXSW Day Party with Wind-Up Records, Unrecorded, and Blah Blah Blah Science on March 13th

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After waiting patiently and fine tuning the final details, MOKB is very stoked to announce our SXSW day party in Austin, next week. We are teaming up with some of the very our fine friends at Wind-Up Records and, two of our favorite blogs, Blah Blah Blah Science and Unrecorded on March 14th at La Barbecue (1200 East 6th Street). We are bringing you, in our humble opinion, a pretty fantastic and diverse lineup. You will have the opportunity to put a face with enigmatic synth-pop project Great Good Fine OK, get a mini-Aussie invasion from The Griswolds and Strange Talk, catch the ascending Misun and Little Daylight, more established acts Blondfire and French Horn Rebellion, and so much more.

In addition to the great music, we will be offering free PBR and Lone-Star; free BBQ when you show the Applauze app to your server (while supplies last); along with art and screenprinting from Worst Of All Design / #SELLOUT. We would also be remissed if we didn’t give a shout out to our other sponsors Moniker Guitars, Applauze, Vitacoco, and Mailchimp.

RSVP here (add to My512) for free entry until at capacity. We have the full list of participants below along with a sampler playlist. The madness will begin at Noon. Be sure to look for future updates regarding set times.

Jillette Johnson
Wakey! Wakey!
The Revivalists
Zella Day
Strange Talk
Great Good Fine OK
Little Daylight
The Griswolds
French Horn Rebellion
Rare Monk, Knuckle Rumbler & MOKB Presents…VAYA CON TACOS 3 – Two Days of Party at SXSW!, Knuckle Rumbler & MOKB PresentsVAYA CON TACOS 3 – Two Days!

Thursday March 14th & Friday March 15th – 12 to 8pm

We’re back at Peckerheads on 6th (402 E 6th Street, ATX) for TWO DAYS of party during SXSW! Look at all these great acts that will be performing! RSVP NOW and get in for free!

Swear & Shake, Andrew Combs, Criminal Hygiene, Sam Flax, Calvin Love, DWNTWN, God Des & She, K.I.D.S., Jetta, Houndmouth, Free Energy, Futurebirds, Pokey Lafarge

Solid Gold, Monophonics, Cayucas, Lucius, Blackfeet Braves, Suburban Living, Fol Chen, , Wake Owl, Pacific Air, Helado Negro, Teen, Indians, Reignwolf

We are being sponsored by some awesome folks this year! Check out Fred Water, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Red Bull, TicketFly, Taco Cabana, JakPrints and DejaSet! Powered by Indigenous Promotions.

Check out the event page and RSVP for Free Entry!

MOKB Video Premiere : Cairo Knife Fight : Violence Of Action

A while back we hipped you to New Zealand’s Cairo Knife Fight, a blistering post-rawk duo poised to give more established units like Foo Fighters and Biffy Clyro a run for their money. Fitting that we should be getting back to CKF this week, as they will be descending upon America, and have a big ol’ red X marks the spot on Austin for SXSW 2012. If you’re in town, you have plenty of chances to catch these guys, but for those of you on the outside looking in, MOKB is pleased as pie to premiere their video for Violence Of Action, a somewhat hard-to-watch clip that might just metaphorically remind you of an average day on the job. If that’s the case, you might want to take a little action yourself.

Cairo Knife Fight at SXSW 2012
3/14 Official SXSW Show – at BD Riley’s -10:00PM
3/14 The Players Pitstop – Rusty’s
3/15 NZ Party – West Ten Brush Square Park – 6:30PM
3/17 Mushroom Publishing/Sounds Australia party – Maggie Mae’s – 3:35PM
3/18 SXSW Closing Ceremony Party – RedEyed Fly – 11:00pm x Paper Garden Records @ SXSW 2012

MOKB has already announced a couple of other parties for this year at SXSW. In addition to those, we are very happy to announce that we are teaming up with the fine folks at Paper Garden Records. We are taking over Uncorked, a beautiful outdoor space overlooking Downtown Austin, located on 900 East 7th Street from 3pm until 11pm on Thursday, March 15th. The event is completely free to the public and a SXSW badge is not necessary for entry. The event is sponsored by Vitamin Water, Thinglink, Threads 4 Thought, and Moniker Guitars. You can find all of the details, along with the RSVP link below.

Event: & Paper Garden Records Present A Free Day Party at SXSW 2012
Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Hour: 3PM-11PM
Place: Uncorked Wine Bar — 900 East 7th Street (Austin, TX)

3:00-3:30 Thee Attacks
3:45-4:15 Black Books
4:30-5:00 Dad Rocks!
5:15-5:45 Spanish Prisoners
6:00-6:30 Fierce Creatures
6:45-7:15 Pree
7:30-8:00 Gangi
8:15-8:45 Little Tybee
9:00-9:30 Eli Mardock
9:45-10:15 DMA
10:30-11:00 Candy Claws

Listen to the Bands Performing:
 @ SXSW 2012 will once again journey to land of tacos and honey for our annual SXSW debauchery. We’re excited to be a part of three parties this year. Here are two for ya…

As usual, we’ll be at Peckerheads on 6th on Friday 3/16 for another 15-band-extravaganza! We’re bringing back VAYA CON TACOS, but you know yer gonna have to get there early to get a handful of those tasty vittles from Taco Cabana! We’ve teamed up with INDIGENOUS PROMOTIONS and KNUCKLE RUMBLER for this fun event. It will be powered by TicketFly and Gelaskins.

RSVP to MOKB’s 3/16 #SXSW party powered by TicketFly and Gelaskins on Do512!

(Art by Ronlewhorn)

MP3 : Bass Drum Of Death – Get Found
MP3 : Exitmusic – The Sea
MP3 : Father John Misty – Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
MP3 : WATERS – O Holy Break Of Day
MP3 : Bear Hands – Crime Pays
MP3 : Free Energy – Something In Common
MP3 : Andy D – God Loves Drunk Chicks
MP3 : Rockwell Knuckles – Play Catch

On Wednesday 3/14, we’ve teamed up with SONG, BY TOAD for a fun affair at the HYPE MACHINE HOTEL. RSVP for the MOKB/Song, By Toad party at The Hype Machine Hotel!

MP3 : Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
MP3 : Brown Brogues – Treet U Beta
MP3 : Big Deal – Locked Up
MP3 : The Twilight Sad – I Became A Prostitute (live on

New Song + Video : Pontiak : Part III

The brothers of Pontiak are currently in the studio working on their next full-length, but that hasn’t dampened their spirits for releasing new music as witnessed by the soon-to-be-released Comecrudos EP.

What the next record is going to sound like is anyone’s guess, because Comecrudos represents a fairly radical departure for the band. For starters, the EP is a single piece of music, 25 minutes in length, inspired by “the orogeny and environment of West Texas from Marathon to Big Bend.” Perhaps more shocking is the absence of pedal effects, which is offset by the presence of horns.

Comecrudos officially drops on June 21st, but is already available for pre-order. If you are at all interested in scoring this platter, I highly recommend going the pre-order route, as the vinyl only release is limited to 1000 copies.

MP3 : Pontiak – Part III

If you’re digging the studio version of the track, hold tight, because this Part III/Shell Skull medley from SXSW 2011 is gonna have the cats cowering in the corner before it’s over and done.

Pontiak – “Part III” // “Shell Skull” from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.