Best Reason* to Go to SXSW: Get Hip!


* Besides the 4-day Blurt/Dogfish Head party at Ginger Man, of course!


By Fred Mills


One Austin
tradition we observe every year is closing SXSW with the annual showcase from
our friends at Get Hip Records. I mean, seriously – what better way to blow out
the remaining synapses prior to hopping a flight home than with some kickass
garage and psych? (Check out our 2011 coverage of SXSW – the Get Hip bash is reviewed at the end.)


This year looks to be no different – glom onto the poster
above and the roster below, and then see if you can come up with a better option for Saturday night. And if you do, don’t
bother telling me, ‘cos I’m already queued up outside the Easy Tiger patio and
won’t be able to year ya!


(Dallas, TX)
legendary punk-rock band, original lineup!


The Ripe
(Austin, TX)
Amaxing new Austin
trio. Debut album out March 2012 on Get Hip combines beautiful pop, garage and
psych landscapes!


Pow Wows
(Toronto, Canada) Killer
punk-rock/garage-psych quartet! Debut album “Nightmare Soda” Out Now on Get


Higher State (Kent, UK)


The Ugly
Beats (Austin, TX)
undisputable kings of Garage Rock! Their 3rd album for Get Hip, Motor!, is out now!


Collins Beat feat. Peter Case (NYC, NY / L.A.,
CA) two power-pop legends playing
together again! Set list will include The Beat songs – a few from the recently
reissued on Get Hip The Kids are the Same- plus Nerve and Plimsouls trax.


Authorities (Vancouver, Canada / Stockton,
CA) legendary California punk-rock of Killed by Death fame
Original lineup!



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