Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Photos From Stereogum x Exploding In Sound’s Austin Invasion 2015

Yesterday, we threw a 14-hour unofficial SXSW showcase at Austin’s Hole In The Wall alongside the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Boston label Exploding In Sound Records. Thirty-one bands played two stages, from established names like Speedy Ortiz, Alex G, JEFF The Brotherhood, and Pity Sex to breakthrough acts like Wand, Girlpool, Dirty Dishes, and Krill. New Orleans’ Caddywhompus kicked off the day and the crowd steadily grew from there. SXSW is often disparaged for being solely an advertising opportunity, but this show proved that the festival is still an important place for lesser-known artists to gain recognition alongside contemporary stars. No badges, no brands, this was all about giving up-and-comers space to prove themselves away from the downtown hassle.

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Alex G

Ava Luna

Baked

Beth Israel

Caddywhompus

Celestial Shore

Dirty Dishes

Ed Schrader's Music Beat

Elvis Depressedly

Ex-Breathers

Girlpool

Gnarwhal

Jeff The Brotherhood

Jeff The Brotherhood

Jeff The Brotherhood

Krill

Krill

Leapling

Lost Boy ?

Meatbodies

Native America

Mallory Turner

Palehound

Mallory Turner

Paperhaus

Mallory Turner

Paperhaus

Mallory Turner

Pile

Mallory Turner

Pity Sex

Mallory Turner

Pope

Mallory Turner

Rozwell Kid

Mallory Turner

Rozwell Kid

Mallory Turner

Speedy Ortiz

Mallory Turner

Tweens

Mallory Turner

United Fruit

Mallory Turner

Vision Fortune

Mallory Turner

Wand

Mallory Turner

Woozy

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