The Complete SXSW Overflow Festival 2013 Guide: Week 1, Part 1
With SXSW under way in Austin, Super Happy Fun Land is keeping Houston ears satisfied with its Overflow Festival 2013, a two-week lineup of up-and-coming music acts from all over the world.
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Below is a complete list of the rest of this week's performers.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12
Ash Reiter: The San Francisco set pours out a hefty glass of "California Groove" music. Check out their current single, "Hola." 4 p.m.
The Ugly Club: Ugly isn't the word. The five-man group's psych, pop and funk tunes blend beautifully with Ryan Egan, Joseph Stasio and Taylor Mandel's rich tenor voices. Rick Sue's ukulele adds country twang, and Ryan Mcnulty keeps the tempo. 5 p.m.
The Killing Floor: A rock and alternative collective with members who come from both NYC and London. "We're actually on the road at the moment," guitarist Mark Alberici tells us over the phone. "At Cracker Barrel." 6 p.m.
Pan: Borrowing the last name of the boy who never grew up, theirs is a pretty apt group name. The cover of their latest release, These Are the Things I Love and I Want to Share Them With You, depict a happy birthday scene that further cements their happy-go-lucky image. 7 p.m.
Dear Blanca: Dear Blanca just released their LP, Talker, on February 12. 8 p.m.
Little Tybee: A little indie band from Atlanta. 9 p.m.
Colorfeels: "Chamber-pop" band Colorfeels and Little Tybee come to us as a two-for-one deal, as the pair of bands are currently touring the U.S. together. 10 p.m.
Flagland: "Stress-rock" from Brooklyn. 11 p.m.
Ghost to Falco: "An ever-evolving expression of what I'm finding interesting," says Eric Crespo, vocalist and guitarist for Ghost to Falco, a three-person group from Portland. What he finds "interesting" may range from "psychedelic" to "post-punk rock," he further explains. 12 a.m.
Sensual Harassment: "New Wave with a modern twist," explains Todd Thomas, vocalist and keyboardist. 12:45 a.m.