Antennas Up Releasing Free Song To Celebrate SXSW

Powerful, groovy music phenoms Antennas Up have been channeling the fever of Saturday night in support of their debut album since April 2009 and the ensuing buzz has finally paid off. Their invitation to do an official showcase at this year's SXSW has arrived! The band will play a kick-off show in Kansas City on March 12th before heading south to perform a Saturday night showcase in Austin. Following that, they'll head for Chicago to cure their hangovers and play a show at the vaunted Logan Square spot Whistler.

To celebrate these exciting times, Antennas Up will release a new song as a free download for the month of March. Their trademark dance floor-crashing style is in full effect on "This Way", but the amped-up synthy funk can be deceiving this is the ultimate kiss-off. Look for "This Way" at www.antennasupmusic.com on March 1st.

When learning of a band who wears their fascination with spaceships, videogames and assorted results of hyper-accentuated technology on their sleeve as Antennas Up does, one might make the assumption that their obsession is a reflection of a rather cold persona. Thank God, their debut album is now available and any pre-conceived notions of frigid, scientific vibes are swept away by dance floor-worthy grooves that share loyalties to funk, neo-soul and electro-robot rock. The songs on this self-titled debut are incredibly inclusive, with hypnotic rhythms weaving in and out of infectious melodies, drawing listeners closer. Innovative studio techniques bring a modern edge to tunes that are guaranteed to fill the dance floor, generating collective joy between the audience and band.

Unlike most indie bands, Antennas Up tour with an entire multimedia production that includes an interactive light and music show. Their tech-centered show started with a slight obsession with guitar effects pedals and morphed into a mini-mountain of effects and lights connected by over 1000 feet of cable. The band controls audio backing tracks, lights and video through one central box. Akers explains, "Of course the live show's cornerstone is the music. But to us, the show is about more than just what songs we perform. When people walk in and see a band with full stage production, it makes an impact. And what's great is, we bring our entire setup with us, and are able to duplicate it in every room across the country."

Antennas Up carved out their own musical realm, a domain in which the chillier aspects of technology are offset by the warmth and good humor emanating from this trio of musicians.

Friday, March 12th Kansas City Kick-Off Party 9pm
Record Bar w/ Via Audio, Pattern Is Movement, Thee Water Moccasins
1020 Westport Road

Saturday, March 20th Official SXSW Showcase in Austin - 8pm
212 East 6th Street
(512) 477-7455

Tuesday, March 30th Chicago, IL - 9pm
Whistler with Volcanoes Make Islands (Acoustic) & DJ Screeble Dee
Whistler - 2421 N. Milwaukee Ave
(773) 227-3530

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