OC Music Showcase Returns to Austin, TX
March 14, 15, & 16
Fourteen bands perform across three dates at Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse (WTF Icehouse)
(Austin, TX) – OC Music Showcase makes its triumphant return to Austin during South by Southwest, featuring celebrated and emerging artists from Orange County, Long Beach, and Los Angeles, and will also feature home grown talent from local acts. Presented by innovative media group, Atmosphere TV, and sponsored by KIA, the SoCal-based showcase will take over WTF Icehouse located in Austin’s West 6th Street entertainment district March 14, 15, and 16.
The OC Music Showcase lineup spans three nights of diverse live music, descending upon Austin during SXSW for its 9th year. The showcase is free to attend, and the 2019 incarnation will feature returning acts Robert John & The Wreck, Devil Season, Alice Wallace, Orion Walsh and more, along with several first time showcase artists (full artist info, lineup, and schedule below).
After nearly a decade of organizing showcases during SXSW and celebrating the 15th anniversary of his company this year, Hampton Productions founder and director, John Hampton, notes that this year’s unofficial showcase in Austin is poised to be one of the best yet.
“South by Southwest, and all that comes with it, has a history of being a compass for talent,” Hampton says. “I’m incredibly proud of our OC Music Showcases, and I take a lot of pride in building a community vibe for these events. We’ve organized stellar shows in the past years, including our Wahoo’s and Westin rooftop showcases. I can’t wait for people to come out and see the artists we have lined up this year, and WTF Icehouse is the perfect venue.”
OC Music Showcase continues to build a stronghold for Southern California artists during SXSW, uniting a SoCal community while expanding into Austin. With previous showcases boasting impromptu guest appearances by reggae artist Kabak Pyramid alongside members of SoCal’s own Devil Season, and house jams featuring musicians from multiple bands, expect the unexpected and prepare to rock at the 2019 OC Music Showcase. #OCSX
Fans can also tune in to a Facebook live on @OCMusicShowcase Friday, March 15 from 5:45 – 10 p.m. to catch a glimpse of various performances. For more information visit www.ocmusicshowcase.com or www.hamptonproductions.com.
TICKET INFORMATION & LOCATION
Free and open to the public Thursday, March 14, Friday, March 15, and Saturday March 16, 21+ only. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse is located at 701 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701; (512) 710 – 8988.
Hailing from Orange County and gearing up for more national and international tour dates in 2019, Robert Jon & The Wreck will take the OC Music Showcase stage with fiery, soulful rock and material from their newly released album, Take Me Higher. Alice Wallace, 2017 California Country Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, also returns to the showcase to unleash her sweet yet powerful sound.
Long Beach-based Devil Season also returns the showcase, bringing their satiating and funky blend of R&B, punk, and indie electronica to the stage. While technically from Nebraska, Orange County proudly calls Orion Walsh one of their own, bringing his singer-songwriter talents back to Austin.
Austin-based artists include brothers and Sledge TV award winners Sergio and Adrian Romanos of Automatic Weekend, along with more local acts to be announced. Additional bands include gritty rock duo The Sugar, along with OC three-piece rock outfit Glass Radio, along with Dirtdoggs, Porcelain Hill, Dr. Scientist, David Langran and the Velvet Dream and Vigil and The Thieves and Spendtime Palace.
2:00pm David Langran and the Velvet Dream
4:30pm Glass Radio
5:45pm Automatic Weekend
7:00pm Robert Jon & the Wreck
8:15pm Devil Season
9:30pm The Sugar
ABOUT ATMOSPHERE TV
Atmosphere TV is a first-of-its kind streaming portal containing original, owned and operated ambient TV channels. The AVOD/SVOD service aims to fill the void in a world where video content is ever present, but no one has addressed the need for TV programming that doesn't require audio to be enjoyed. A content-first Digital Signage feature is also available for businesses. Necessity is the mother of invention so Atmosphere TV founders set off to conquer an entirely new class of content consumption: audio optional, ambient TV. Welcome to Atmosphere.
KIA is a proud sponsor of the OC Music Showcase, and will be featuring two KIA’s outside of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse. Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.
ABOUT HAMPTON PRODUCTIONS
Hampton Productions is a full-service agency and industry leader specializing in producing and coordinating events. Our talented team combines business strategy and creative innovation with full production management. Hampton Productions has represented over 60 companies in corporate management and partnership activations, with experience is centered within the entertainment, music, business and lifestyle industries. Celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2019, we’re experts in integrated experiential programs and campaigns.
ABOUT WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT ICEHOUSE
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Icehouse (WTF Icehouse) is a den for you foxy people with a keen taste for craft cocktails, spirits, beer, wine, music, arts, social media, new and old friends. Those of us who find liberty in experiences and fraternity in connections. Come all who hunt killer drinks and memorable nights. Those of us who are mischievous, filled with a taste for adventure. Fellow believers in all that is raw and rich who know that life is a chase, and only the sly make it out.
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