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.
The Boxer Rebellion
Billboard Set Time: 9 PM
The London group made chart history in 2009 when sophomore set "Union" became the first self-released album to enter the Billboard 200 on digital sales alone. It reached the top five on iTunes' U.S. and U.K. charts and was named iTunes' alternative album of the year. The act scored a high-profile spot playing itself and performing three songs in the 2010 Drew Barrymore film "Going the Distance." Its third self-released set, "The Cold Still," came out in February. Abandoning its mostly self-produced ways, the Boxer Rebellion teamed with producer Ethan Johns, who adds a touch of arena-ready sheen. At the core remains the band's ability to emote lyrically and musically, which brought the act from obscurity to independent success story.
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