Heartless Bastards Lead The Outlaw Roadshow
Springing from the minds of music blogger Ryan Spaulding of Ryan's Smashing Life (rslblog.com) and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows, The Outlaw Roadshow will feature 3 stages featuring 19 emerging bands, all hand-picked by Ryan and Adam after a blizzard of pinballing mp3 email exchanges and phone calls ("Seriously dude, you have GOT to check out...").
Duritz and Spaulding first met in 2008. "Ryan's Smashing Life was my favorite music blog" says Duritz, "I wanted to do interviews with great blogs for our last record - not just big print publications - so I called him up. That's how we met." The two became fast friends, inseparable geeks and true believers in the future of indie music. They wanted to help young bands and, in The Outlaw Roadshow, Adam and Ryan created an event where music fans come for the show, stay for the music, and leave with the echoes of new favorite bands ringing in their ears. The Outlaw Roadshow runs from noon to 7 pm at Rusty's Austin (405 E. 7th Street).
In addition to Heartless Bastards, this year's Roadshow lineup includes: Young Buffalo, Kasey Anderson & The Honkies, Tender Mercies, Gentlemen Hall, Hey Marseilles, Son of the Sun, Jukebox The Ghost, Oldjack, Dave Godowsky, Mellow Bravo, Field Report, Filligar, Brown Bird, Casey Desmond, Flights, You Won't, JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound and Runaway Dorothy.
There are free downloads of tracks from all 19 bands at the Roadshow's website (www.theoutlawroadshow.com), as well as an exclusive track ("Like Teenage Gravity") from Counting Crows' forthcoming album Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation), due out April 10th on Tyrannosaurus Records/Collective Sounds.