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