On March 14, KRTU is bringing some of the best of the San Antonio indie scene to a downtown Austin rooftop. This free showcase will feature seven bands old and new, representing the full range of our indie scene and a collision of San Antonio sound and Austin energy. If you’re in the city, stop by the Cheers Rooftop Bar (see awesome image above from 6street.com) from 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM. But if you’ll be joining us from the 210, just turn your dial to our live broadcast on 91.7 FM, join us online at krtuindie.org, or download the new KRTU app!
Full poster with details below. To tide you over before the big night, check out the lineup:
One of San Antonio’s big names will be taking the stage with their innovative performance and upbeat art-rock. This group has put out 7 albums, gone on multiple tours, and often combines installation and visual art into their act. These three friends have been making music since 2004 and will bring a taste of the classic San Antonio music scene to the program.
For an instrumental turn, Verisimilitude will be hitting the stage with their psychedelic prog rock. This band just released a 3-track EP, “Hippy Eyes,” but they’ve been together since 2006 and have been friends since elementary school. Their music has a full, complex sound that’s both positively upbeat and groovy-chill.
The Foreign Arm
This seven-member band creates complex tracks that feature harmonies, occasional rap, violin, guitar, keyboard, and vocals. Between this seven-member group, they have a variety of backgrounds ranging from other indie-rock groups to classical training. Their mix of indie, RnB, and neo-soul is a lot of fun--In their own words, “be ready to dance.”
Representing San Antonio’s rock and post-punk scene, Yoshimoto is also joining the Rooftop Showcase. Another well-known group, Yoshimoto has been playing music in Alamo City for almost 12 years. Their take on rock is influenced by Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead, and Dinosaur Jr. and will bring a fun, messy, guitar-heavy San Antonio sound to the night.
Pink Leche plays an up-and-coming electronic and strut mashup they’ve deemed queer bass. Their take on electronic is a combination of synth and spoken vocals that’s full of energy and their shows are a whirlwind of colors, skull costumes, and lights. Check out the future of San Antonio’s experimental electronic scene with their fun set.
For another newcomer, Booty Feet will be playing their dreamy indie rock. Their sound pulls together grunge, post-rock, and even the occasional glockenspiel in a way that’s very San Antonio. Their name is inspired by a mission to make people dance and their music delivers. This upbeat soul-pop set will make it hard not to jump in.
This band is indie-meets-hip-hop-meets-dance music. Their take on electronic is completely different from Pink Leche’s sound and will really give you a taste of the future of San Antonio indie scene. Mr. Pidge is hard to pin down but their talent ranges from remixes to acoustic sets, so you’ll be in for a great show that will capture your attention.