Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Wednesday
Billboard's SXSW Showcases Upclose: Wednesday

We're set to invade Austin, Texas for this year's SXSW Music Festival, with four nights' worth of showcases at the Billboard Bungalow, housed at Buffalo Billiards (201 East 6th Street). We open our doors to SXSW badge-holders every night at 7 pm.

Royal Bangs

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Billboard Set Time: 11 PM
This rambunctious Knoxville, Tenn., outfit caught its break after Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney discovered the group's brand of scuzzy dance rock on Myspace. Carney's Audio Eagle record label released Royal Bangs' first two albums, which showcased the band's scattered-dance-rock-meets-classic-rock sound. Now the group has teamed with Flaming Lips producer David Fridmann for its latest, "Flux Outside," due in March on Glassnote Records.

Video: "Grass Helmet," Royal Bangs

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