Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hot new artists perform at Hyde Park

By: Casey Bean

Austin's Hyde Park Bar and Grill hosted its annual South by Southwest (SXSW) outdoor venue for artists March 14-16. Many different types of artists attended and jammed on the outdoor stage for an eager crowd.

Among the artists present was The Falls, a folk duo who traveled all the way from Australia to be heard at SXSW. They played a 30-minute set featuring a new song they had never performed live before. Their music is geared toward lovers of acoustic folk, like dedicated listener Zan Rowe. 

"Beautiful harmonies, sweet lyrics, warmth all around," Rowe said. "I really love this. Those voices climb and soar so sweetly."

The Falls performing at Hyde Park Bar and Grill 

Another artist present was Matt Sucich, an alternative country singer-songwriter from New York. Tashira Lott, a fashion merchandising major at Texas State, was present for his performance.

 “His music just spoke to me in a way that is hard to put into words,” Lott said.

Matt Sucich serenading the crowd


Black Bird White Sky, an electro-rock duo based in Brooklyn, also performed. The group is made up of two members: Ronnie Shingelo and Luke Wagman, who got the crowd dancing with their catchy beats.

Black Bird White Sky performing at Hyde Park Bar and Grill

Also present at the venue was Dejaset, a company that offers live music recording instantly on any device. The service lets attendees re-live the concert experience by offering $5 downloads of high- quality recordings. Attendees can download any live set instantly after it's over.  

Dalila Esparza, a 21-year-old live music fan was present at the showcase. 

“Dejaset is an awesome way for me to get ahold of all the great music I hear at different places around Austin,” said Esparza.

 All music recorded at the Hyde Park Bar and Grill showcase is available online at the official Dejaset site

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