Hard-edged, glammed-out alternative rock with a healthy dose of Rocky Horror dramatics and devil-horned power chords! We are Chasca.
And darkness was upon the land. All that was, was no more. The land lay wasted in ruins. No words were spoken. No songs were sung. Music was in a state of chaos. Its direction unknown. But one day, in the forest and through the trees, a voice came calling…
The Invincible Czars are an adventurous, eclectic band from Austin, TX. They make music for thinkers, geeks, nerds and seekers/lovers of all things in the “other” category.
Transit Method have been described as as great mix of grunge, thrash and punk and have been credited as giving birth to a new genre, Alt Prog, by The Punk Site. Fans of Jane’s Addiction, Rush and The Mars Volta will definitely want to check these guys out!
A variety of influences are present with emphasis on long pieces with intricate, syncopated arrangements while maintaining a strong focus on melodic content and thematic development. The music appeals to fans of classic as well as newer forms of prog-rock and anyone enjoying complex arrangements with melody and emotion.
Just as scientists conduct experiments by using their knowledge to explore the unknown, The Aaron Clift Experiment combines elements of classic and cutting-edge music into an innovative whole.
Cinematic progressive rock band Proud Peasant (Austin, Texas, USA) released their debut album Flight in May 2014 to considerable acclaim. Their sound has drawn comparisons to Mike Oldfield, Gryphon, and Wobbler, with classic and modern sounds residing comfortably beside one another.
eBurner’s style of music can be described with influences of rock, jazz, hip-hop/rap, world, drum and bass, jungle, deep house, two-step, and R&B; and many of his tracks are embellished with live instruments. For his audience, Evan hopes to achieve a sense of enlightenment, by using cerebral and intricate electronic tones, motivating themes in his lyrics, and exotic instrumentation to represent nomadic aspirations.
Robot drums and home-made instruments. Viola and Cello. Power tools. “Pony Trap treats audiences to chamber music for the age of electricity, at once intimate and thundering, rigid and fluid, classical and industrial.” – Justin Boyle, CultureMap Austin
Started in 2013, Circling Drones is a funk-fusion jazz band from Austin, Texas, that play originals inspired by artists such as Jeff Beck, Freddie Hubbard and Eddie Harris.
The Dialtones is a side project of Lauren Gurgiolo (Okkervil River) with: Karla Manzur on vocals and keyboards (Alejandro Escovedo, Dana Falconberry), Lindsay Greene on vocals, Moog bass, and the the Double Duce, a device of his own making (Paula Nelson, Elizabeth McQueen)
Groove Think is an innovative trio based in Austin, TX. Fusing progressive rock with elements of groove metal, funk, and jazz, they put on an energetic live performance that will make your head bang and set your feet to dancing.
Aileen Adler has been playing and performing the Theremin (live and recorded), for over 20 years. Her mission is to present the Theremin as a viable musical instrument. She creates many dynamics with the Theremin to show off it’s true essence within music and sound.
Black Ladder is a progressive rock trio based in Austin, TX. Members include Shane Lamb (keyboard), Clarence Riley, IV (bass), and Ray Cardenas (drums).
Beam me up matey! Space Mariner is breaking the barriers of sound with 9000 knots of pulse pounding space pirate proggy goodness.
DiM13NSiON (pronounced Dimension Thirteen) is a duo comprised of Thomas McGregor on 5-string violin and Cédric Theys on 8-string U8 Touch Guitar. They produce together mesmerizing improvised tracks ranging from ambient to experimental, touching on classical and rock.
Postwriter fuses together Spoken Word and Post Rock to form something greater than its individual parts. Working with members of the Southwest Post Rock Collective, they have been enrapturing audiences with their unique live performances combining the elements of visual storytelling, slam poetry, and delicately woven guitars and effects.
Atlas Maior maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Middle Eastern, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another.
Every Shape A Diamond (ESD) is an instrumental rock duo from Austin, Texas. The members of the duo are drummer David Pavkovic, and guitarist Joshua LaRue. Pavkovic and LaRue first crossed paths in 2001 through the indie-rock-jazz juggernaut know as HiM, the continually evolving group helmed by Doug Scharin.
Mount Pressmore‘s eclectic style has been described most succinctly as “Chop-Pop,” and their musical comparisons span the range from the progressive visions of Yes and King Crimson to the dancefloor rock of The Police and Talking Heads.
Herd of Instinct draws from a vast array of influences – elements of rock, avant-garde, electronica, prog, psychedelic music, horror and cinematic film scores – to create a style that is uniquely their own. The band signed to Djam Karet’s Firepool Records in 2011 and has released three albums.
B4tF attempt to combine the dynamic of interesting music/prog with the accessibility of alternative melodic songwriting. Far more emphasis on arrangement than complexity. The focus on classic sounds like the 12 string acoustic guitar, Rickenbacker bass, mellotron, Moog, Hammond and other analog synths combine with more alternative influences in writing and production.
Drawing inspiration from several math-rock and post-rock influences, Trying Science is an original 4-piece aiming to bridge the gap between…
With influences like Black Sabbath, The Beatles, and Led Zeppelin; Jam Therapy presents a contemporary take on the heavy riffs and grooving rhythms of true rock’n’roll, successfully transporting their listeners back in time (where having vinyl wasn’t just “hip,” it was how you fed your ears.)
Flourish is an Austin based, four-piece band with a sound that extends from dreamy, reverb-soaked tunes to upbeat indie rock.…