50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss At SXSW (Part 1)
It’s that time of year again and South By Southwest (SXSW) is just around the corner! We’ve decided to bring back our “50 Acts You Won’t Want To Miss” feature, which will run from today until March 16th, the day before the Music section of SXSW begins! Check out our first installment (acts 1-10, in no particular order) of artists we think you need to check out below!
*Note: some acts we’ve included are performing at South By So What?! and not South By South West. However, since the festival takes place during the week of South By Southwest, we’ve decided to still include them in our list!
The Maine Announce Album Details
The Maine recently announced details about their fifth full-length album, American Candy. The album will be available on March 31st via 8123! To pre-order the album, click here!
Below you can find the artwork and track listing for the album!
The Maine Spring Tour Dates
You may have noticed that the guys of The Maine have been pretty quiet lately. Well, they’re back and have announced a new album and Spring tour! The American Candy tour, which will kick off in Arizona on April 3rd, will feature special guests Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and the Technicolors! The tour will be in support of the band’s upcoming fifth full-length, American Candy, also to be released this Spring!
Below you can find the poster and dates for the tour! You can purchase tickets for the tour by clicking here!
Interview With:: Eagles In Drag
My name is John O’Callaghan and I am moral supporter and attempted empower-or of weirdness the individuals that are a part of EID. I’d like to think of this as more of a creative project than as a band.
Eagles In Drag seemed like a project that appeared out of the blue, but you guys actually formed back in 2012. Why did you guys decide now was the right time to release your debut EP?
I really wanted to wait for a time when 8123 had a clear plate and no other artists were really pushing any new material. It seemed like the right to release it and we did so without much (if any at all) marketing to reiterate the idea that this project was simply an outlet for expression and not something to get hung up on.
Review:: Eagles In Drag EP | Eagles In Drag
Side projects are a touchy subject for some.
On one hand, fans sometimes see a member from a band venturing off into some other direction, causing them to worry about the future of the initial group.
Then, at the other end of the spectrum, a side project can be a blessing - an artist’s chance to momentarily reinvent their sound, to blow off some steam in a new arena, to reignite their creativity and bring a new life back to the main project (which is why I’m constantly thankful for The Horrible Crowes, but that’s another story). Here, we have the latter.
As a whole, Eagles in Drag - which is built from The Maine’s John O’Callaghan and Jared Monaco, Eric Halvorsen (ex- A Rocket to the Moon) Trey Nickelsen, and Ryan Gose of This Century and Stop Dead, takes the members’ various musical backgrounds and styles and compresses them into a mix that’s heavier, darker, even psychedelic at times, and a good way’s away from anything we’ve heard from their main projects.
Within the first seconds