For the third year, Illegal Pete’s and the Greater Than Collective are marching Colorado talent down to Austin, Tex., to play for the sweaty masses at SXSW 2013. This year, the two-night Starving Artist Showcase features a mix of musical and comedic talent on March 14 and 15 at Peckerheads (402 E. 6th Street).
Along with Colorado mainstays such as Esme Patterson, Fierce Bad Rabbit, Input, the Knew, Epilogues, Photo Atlas and A. Tom Collins are some national acts like California’s Whispertown. To add to the good news, both nights include free beer.
As it turns out, all things cost money, especially trucking your band down to SXSW, so Illegal Pete’s is throwing a fundraiser on March 9 at Summit Music Hall to help pay for the trip.
Also while you’re on an RSVP binge you can check out and Reverb’s party lineup, which includes the Hush Sound, Ume, Slow Magic and more. RSVP here for Reverb’s day party at the Dirty Dog on March 16.
The full Starving Artist Showcase lineup:
Thursday, March 14
Andrew Orvedahl (of the Grawlix) 9-9:25
Special Comedic Guests 9:30-9:55
Mouthstepperz (A capella dubstep) 10-10:25
Special Guest 10-10:55
Special Guest 11-11:25
Esme Patterson 11:30-11:55
The Epilogues 12:30-12:55
A Tom Collins 1-1:25
Friday, March 15
Post Paradise 9-9:25
Fierce Bad Rabbit 9:30-955
Flashbulb Fires 10-10:25
The Knew 11:30-11:55
You Me & Apollo 12-12:55
My Body Sings Electric 1:00-1:25
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