March 15, 2013
To properly kick off our time in Austin, TX for SXSW, we hosted our very own FREE showcase at Macy’s, presented by Vans Warped Tour on Wednesday, March 13! The day started out with a rousing performance from Skinny Lister, who literally brought the music into the crowd, before MC Lars took to the stage for a dose of his “post-punk laptop rap.” After the first two sets, fans who made a $25 purchase were invited over to meet each of the bands and get some autographs, while we prepared the stage for the next two acts.
Following a quick break for the signing, Super Water Sympathy gave the crowd a welcome change of pace with their melodic set before Breathe Carolina ignited the party with a Harlem Shakedown complete with a green body suit (for Kyle) and hundreds of balloons. Needless to say, it RULED. Following the show, both bands again stayed to meet fans and sign some autographs.
We’d like to send our deepest thanks out to each of the bands, Vans Warped Tour, the crew at Macy’s Barton Creek in Austin, and of course all of the fans who came out to join the party! Head over to facebook.com/AmericanRag for a full gallery from the day (over 100 pics!) and stay tuned for details of our next tour stop!