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Built from the ground up with recognized music curators that include Filter Magazine, East Village Radio, Fake Shore Drive, Full Service Music and a network of mentors, promoters, venues, festivals and content creators,
Red Bull Sound Select is preparing to deliver a unique way to support emerging artists while keeping music fans heavily involved through digital and real-world activations -- all in an effort to Break Music.
As part of the beta program launch in February, Red Bull Sound Select curators invited 15 emerging artists from across the country to perform at local showcases, and asked fans to select five artists to perform at the
120 Hours in Austin event this March. Red Bull Sound Select provided fan-favorites:
The Black Cadillacs,
Show You Suck,
The Sour Notes with tour support; a performance slots alongside headliners from their respective hometowns; and even gave their most active fan (and 3 friends) an all-expense-paid trip to watch them perform in
WHAT CAN YOU SEE DURING120 HOURS IN AUSTIN?Tuesday, March 12, 4p-9p @ Gatsby's – 708 E. 6th Street, Austin TXLos Angeles Red Bull Sound Select artist
Beach Party will bring its rock sound to
Austin to rile you up in a night curated by Filter Magazine featuring
Hands, Big Black Delta and
a special headlining set by
Best Coast.Wednesday, March 13, 4p-9p @ Gatsby's – 708 E. 6th Street, Austin TXFull Service Music will present
Nashville's Red Bull Sound Select act—
The Black Cadillacs, who bring their blend of rock, soul and R&B down the road to
Austin. They'll be joined by
Jonny Fritz and headliner
John McCauley and Friends featuring full band sets from
Deer Tick and
Thursday, March 14, 4p-9p @ Gatsby's – 708 E. 6th Street, Austin TXThursday's event brought to you in collaboration with Fake Shore Drive will feature
Chicago-based Red Bull Sound Select emcee
Show You Suck, who's known for getting the crowd turned up by delivering a hard-hitting performance. But that's just the beginning. This hip hop showcase will feature
Chance the Rapper, LEP Bogus Boys and Spenzo, The Cool Kids reunion and a headlining performance by
Master P to close out the night.
Friday, March 15, 4p-10p @ Gatsby's – 708 E. 6th Street, Austin TXRed Bull Sound Select and East Village Radio get you ready for the weekend with
Brooklyn-based all-female rock quartet
Heliotropes, bringing a guitar-heavy sound reminiscent of the '90s but with a completely new edge and texture. Friday night keeps rockin' with
Little Barrie, the
Ultramagnetic MCs and a not to be missed performance by southern rap pioneers the
Geto BoysSaturday, March 16, @ a Surprise Location – (time and details to be announced via @rbsoundselect)Saturday night brings a change of scenery but no change in direction.
Austin-based Red Bull Sound Select artists
The Sour Notes will set off the rock show with in a night that also features, heavy metal band
Girl in a Coma and a special performance by a super secret headliner that you won't want to miss. Follow
@rbsoundselect on Twitter for up to the minute details.
WHAT'S NEXT FOR RED BULL SOUND SELECT?
Just as with the live music showcases that took place in February in
New York City,
Nashville, Red Bull Sound Select will continue to celebrate and elevate local music by connecting artists and fans to unique opportunities and tools to help them discover, create, support and ultimately -- Break Music. Red Bull Sound Select's digital platform will be formally unveiled in beta later this Summer, with additional details to follow.
Break Music at redbullsoundselect.com.