Friday, March 14, 2014

SXSW Cares Fund

We want to thank everyone who came to our show this past Wednesday in Austin, TX. We had fun, however as you may have heard, there was a terrible accident  a few blocks away that impacted many other people that were attending South by Southwest (SXSW).

We wanted to share the following note from our friends in the Austin Music Foundation:

The tragedy that took place on the streets of SXSW on March 13 have left us speechless and heartbroken for the families and friends who lost their loved ones. From all of us at AMF, our hearts and love go out to the victims, first responders, City of Austin and of course the worldwide music community as we remember just how precious life is.

SXSW and the City of Austin have created a SXSW Cares Fund to help people affected by the tragic events of March 13, 2014 and future possible events.  The funds will be disbursed to those most affected through a community-based process to be created by representatives of SXSW, the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau and the City of Austin with the Austin Community Foundation.


Let's join together as a community that is united far beyond the 10 days of SXSW and do anything we can to help out the families of the victims as they undergo this challenging time.


As always, we thank you for your continued support.


  • The Blood Center of Central Texas (Type O & Type O Negative): 512-206-1266

  • Victim Services can be reached at 512-974-5037

  • Witnesses should call APD at 512-974-5186 or email

  • Local musicians and their dependents impacted by this event and seeking counseling are encouraged to contact the SIMS Foundation confidential client line at 512-494-1007.

  • Grief counseling is being provided by The American Red Cross

    • Work hours- 800-928-4271 ext 1132

    • After hours- 512-516-0302

    • Looking for loved ones. 800-928-4271 ext 1121, 1122, 1124

    • After hours- 979-436-8940

Musically yours,

Austin Music Foundation

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Monday, March 3, 2014

SXSW and Texas Rockfest

It has begun once again...

SXSW will be officially kicking off on Friday March 7th, 2014 here in our hometown of Austin, TX.

As we all know by now, this is when it seems like everyone in the known universe decides to come to Austin to enjoy their particular flavor of fun, food, panels, and traffic gridlock nightmares.  Historically speaking, this is around the time when Powderburn comes out of their winter hibernation and plays their first shows of the year and 2014 will be no exception.

Continuing our tradition, we will be playing off the SXSW grid at Adam Brewer's Heart of Texas Rockfest located at 7th & Neches on March 12th (Wednesday).  We are slated to go on at 11:00pm so this will give everyone time to head downtown and find parking before we hit the stage.  As always, Rockfest is FREE and requires no badges or wristbands or arms/legs or whatever else the SXSW people are asking people to contribute this year.  Rockfest is a celebration of the music, musicians, and their fans and continues to deliver by providing a wide variety of music to choose from among the 100 or so bands that play this festival every year.

Some of the other acts on the bill for March 12th are: Dharma Kings featuring David Komie, Thunderosa, and Memory of a Melody...and many more.

We look forward to seeing y'all there!!

...and as always, we'll see you in the pit.

Joel, Ken, Greg, Eric



Thursday, January 30, 2014

Was 2013 the final year for the band?

To all the Powderburn friends and family,

Can you believe it? There is only one day left of January 2014....time is flying by! If you've been a Powderburn fan for a number of years you know that Powderburn has won a fair share of music awards, all thanks to votes from cool people like yourself. Since the band is based in Austin, TX the Austin Music Awards has always been extra special to the band....which brings us to the point of this email.

Tomorrow is the last day to cast your vote for the current Austin Music Awards and this will be the first, and only request, for your vote. Just like previous years it only takes a minute to vote, and you do not have to live in Austin or fill out the entire form to vote for the band.

To place your one minute vote:
-Go to
-Click on the "Best Performing Bands" tab and type in Powderburn for "Metal"
-Click on the "Required Information" tab and fill in the fields.
-Click "Submit Ballot" at the bottom.
It's so easy that your baby brother's 3 year old brother can probably do it on an iPad in 30 seconds.

Was 2013 the final year that Powderburn won an award?! We certainly hope not! Keep the streak alive by voting now.

Interesting Powderburn Austin Music Awards facts:

- Since Powderburn formed, the band has been in the top 10 list of "metal" bands EVERY SINGLE YEAR. The only band in the "metal" category to do this in this time span.

- During all these years, Powderburn was a top five band 10 times

- During all these years, Powderburn was the number #1 band 4 times!!!

- In 2002-2003, Powderburn also won a "Best MP3" award for the track "Nation" off of their self titled CD

Still reading? :) If so, it's time head on over to...

...and cast your vote to keep Powderburn as one of Austin's top metal bands. You do not have to fill out every category to submit your vote but this is your opportunity to let your voice be heard about who you feel are the best performers in the Austin music scene!

Thank you very very very much!!