We would like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to our party during SXSW we hosted with The Wild Honey Pie on Friday 3/15. It was… AMAZING! We’d like to send a big internet hug to all of the bands who all played incredible sets, The Eastern Sea, Doe Paoro, You Won’t, Conveyor, Pearl and the Beard, The Last Bison, High Highs, Widowspeak, Mikhael Paskalev, ON AN ON, Little Tybee, Pree, Eli Mardock and Frances Cone… we love all of you!
We’ve kept you waiting long enough for this one! My Old Kentucky Blog and Paper Garden Records are partnering up for this hipster-infested free day party at SXSW 2012. Held on day 2 of Paper Garden’s stronghold at Uncorked (900 East 7th St) from 3-11pm, this day will feature many of Paper Garden Records’ label bands as well as a slew of top picks from MOKB.
Via the support of our sponsors, we will be giving away free Vitamin Water, juice from Ralph & Charlies, clothes from Threads 4 Thought, secret giveaways from Moniker Guitars, and showcasing the new Facebook technologies from Thinglink.
3:00-3:30 Thee Attacks
3:45-4:15 Black Books
4:30-5:00 Dad Rocks!
5:15-5:45 Spanish Prisoners
6:00-6:30 Fierce Creatures
8:15-8:45 Little Tybee
9:00-9:30 Eli Mardock
10:30-11:00 Candy Claws
SXSW 2011 was phenomenal for Paper Garden & The Lovely Hearts Club. This year, we are going even bigger and better – setting up a Paper Garden fort for 4 full days. Showcasing 30+ bands over the first 3 days (3/14, 3/15, 3/16) and a featuring unique solar-panel sound installation called Sun Boxes & more surprises TBA on our recovery/hangover day (3/18), we have established a solid week of events featuring extraordinary talent from across the world. On top of the diverse and exciting group of bands that Paper Garden is bringing in directly, we are also partnering with three of our favorite music blogs for each day (Pigeons & Planes, My Old Kentucky Blog, The Wild Honey Pie) to co-curate some of today’s most buzz-worthy acts across all genres.
In addition to the musical talent, we have partnered up with some amazing sponsors this year. Moniker Guitars will be present again this year, giving away some custom guitar-related goodies, Thinglink will be demonstrating the launch of their new Facebook Tabs (check out an example HERE), Threads For Thought will be doing a raffle/giveaway of their sustainable and environmentally friendly clothing, Ralph & Charlies is hooking us up with some delicious AND healthy juices and to hydrate everyone even further in the heat of Austin, Vitamin Water will be supplying product throughout the week.
All events are FREE and open to the public – just RSVP below:
Stay tuned for finalized details on set times, drink specials, giveaways, and more!
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Austin, TX @ Uncorked – 900 East 7th Street
Uncorked is a beautiful outdoor space overlooking Downtown Austin, drink specials, gourmet food and an air conditioned bar.
**Event posters & full schedule coming soon…below bands and set times are subject to change**
Time and good karma have a funny way of repeating themselves sometimes and coming full circle. Here and now is one of those times, as we tell you the tale of Paper Garden Records’ first ever release and the Lovely Hearts Club’s newest addition – former Eagle Seagull front-man, Eli Mardock.
Eagle Seagull was the inspiration and jumping off point behind Paper Garden Records‘ entire existence back in 2005. The town of Lincoln, Nebraska brought the two together, and from there both parties grew into their early adulthood years, quickly gaining international critical acclaim. With their debut album very much at the forefront of the new indie-rock sound (think Arcade Fire and Handsome Furs), Eagle Seagull began to see shows and tours flow in from the likes of The B-52′s, Tokyo Police Club, Gnarls Barkley, Blonde Redhead, The Faint, and more. In the wake of this immediate success the big, bad major labels came calling, and needless to say, won the signing battle over the humble Paper Garden Records. After enduring nearly every major label cliche known to man and numerous setbacks to to release of their follow-up album, Eli and the band eventually decided to go their separate ways.
In the two years since the band’s demise, Eli has been hard at work recording and producing his first solo LP, “Everything Happens for the First Time”. Mixed in Brooklyn by Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes), the record is set for release in Summer 2012 and marks a new beginning for both Eli Mardock and Paper Garden. We are so excited to be working with Eli on his solo record and just couldn’t be happier about this phenomenal family reunion.
Eli will be making his way down to SXSW this year as well, playing the Paper Garden/My Old Kentucky Blog party @ Uncorked on 3/15…stay tuned for more on that soon!
With performances from 30 acts over the course of 2 full days at SXSW 2011, Paper Garden’s Lovely Hearts Club was an overwhelming success. Thanks to our sponsors – Moniker Guitars, Thinglink, Vitamin Water, and Uncorked – and thanks to all the bands and everyone else who came out for an incredible 2 days of entertainment!