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JAG @ SXSW // Secretly Label Group Official SXSW Showcase Lineup + Band Schedules


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Secretly Label Group SXSW Showcase

Friday March 14 at Red Eyed Fly – 715 Red River St. (Between 7th & 8th)

Outdoor Stage
Gardens & Villa: 1:00 – 1:50
Angel Olsen: 12:00 – 12:40
Woman’s Hour: 11:00 – 11:40
Mark McGuire: 10:00 – 10:40
Small Black: 9:00 – 9:40
Tomas Barfod: 8:00 – 8:40

As SXSW gets busier every year, we like to provide you one place to see all of our bands and those on our sister labels Dead Oceans / Secretly Canadian. This year on Friday March 14th, we’re posting up at Red Eyed Fly, between 7th and 8th St. on Red River St. where you can see Jagjaguwar artists Angel Olsen and Small Black. No RSVP needed to get in, first come first serve.

Catch both acts during the week at other showcases with their info below. Follow their respective FB/TW accounts for updated times and additional venues as SXSW approaches.

Angel Olsen

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/12 @ Mohawk (Spin Magazine/House of Vans) 4:00 PM
03/14 @ Central Presbyterian Church (Pitchfork) 8:10 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 12:00 AM

Small Black

[Twitter / Facebook]
03/13 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under The Radar Party) 3:15 PM
03/13 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (Solid Gold) 6:00 PM
03/14 @ Waterloo Records (Waterloo Records) 12:00 PM
03/14 @ Red Eyed Fly (Secretly Label Group) 9:00 PM
03/15 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (The Wild Honey Pie) 4:30 PM

Journey On, Jason Molina


Jagjaguwar would not exist today if it weren’t for Jason Molina.

I met Jason Molina for the first time in 1997, when he performed as Songs: Ohia in Charlottesville, Virginia at the sushi-restaurant-venue named Tokyo Rose. I was the promoter and sound person for the show. Jason had just released his debut album, and due to his newfound renown, the one-year-old Bloomington, Indiana record label he was on, Secretly Canadian, was growing by leaps and bounds.

It goes without saying that Jason’s performance that evening was a special kind of evocative. His one-of-a-kind voice soared through whatever obstacles the rickshaw sound system of Tokyo Rose put in front of him, and that night Charlottesville learned that Jason was not only a poet but an evangelist. So many of us left the show with an immensely personal and abiding bond to his messianic song-craft. In the years to come, Jason’s extraordinary efficacy in making new fans and keeping them, combined with his uncanny work ethic, would carry the fledgling label Secretly Canadian a very long way.

That night I also met Chris Swanson for the very first time. I had spoken with the co-founder of Secretly Canadian on the phone numerous times, but I had never met him in person. Shortly thereafter I would ask him to become my partner in Jagjaguwar. Chris would say yes, but only if I was willing to move the label to Bloomington. So in 1999 I moved to the Midwest. Jason would become a friend and a neighbor. In that same year, Jason offered to Chris and I the recording entitled “Journey On” for release on Jagjaguwar. It was a house-warming gift, and it would become one side of a split 7-inch record. The other side was a recording called “Fat Bobby’s Black Thumb” by the Brooklyn band Oneida, who Jason knew from his days at Oberlin. And so Jason connected Jagjaguwar to Oneida, and Oneida would become a very important flagship artist for Jagjaguwar during our early, insecure period as a label, when we were first trying to reach out beyond our Virginia roots. If Jason was still here with us today, I could imagine him fondly recasting the split 7-inch as some defining “blood oath” between the Secretly Canadian and Jagjaguwar brotherhoods.

It’s one of the things I miss the most about Jason when I think of him now. He was a genius for the way he stated things so strongly and so convincingly, concerned only with communicating what he thought was the most beautiful, possible truth. He revised history to establish sacrosanct bonds, and he was always generous in his recollections. He was a masterful, charismatic storyteller. But his ecstatic truths were not fictions. He was right most of the time. Most of the time.

So I will say it again, but with even more conviction this time: Jagjaguwar would not exist today if it weren’t for Jason Molina.

Journey on, Jason Molina. You commanded respect not only for yourself but for all of us. You carried us on your back to ecstatic heights. The whole Jagjaguwar family shall miss you dearly.

– Darius Van Arman


SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK // Jagjaguwar at SXSW 2013

SWIM.AT.YOUR.OWN.RISK. Jagjaguwar has teamed up with Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian for an OFFICIAL SXSW SHOWCASE and folks, let me tell you, it’s a real winner. Jagjaguwar artists include Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Foxygen, Small Black and The Besnard Lakes.

The event takes place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.), and all with wristbands/badges are invited to attend. Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages! See the full showcase schedule below (JAG artists shown in bold). You’ll also find all of our artists’ performance schedules at the end of the post.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage

Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

The Besnard Lakes
3/13 @ 4406 AVE C Pussy Palace (Brooklyn Vegan) 4:30pm
3/13 @ Swan Dive (Planet Quebec) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 11:30pm
3/15 @ Pussy Palace (BUST) 2:00pm
3/15 @ The Ginger Man (Blurt) 4:45pm

DIANA
3/13 @ Empire Control Room (EXFM/Megablaag) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:40pm

Foxygen
3/13 @ Stage on Sixth (Paste) 2:00pm
3/13 @ Hype Hotel (Aquarium Drunkard) 11:00pm
3/14 @ Flamingo Cantina (Under the Radar) 2:25pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 10:55pm
3/16 @ Old Emo’s (Brooklyn Vegan) 12:45pm
3/16 @ Hotel San Jose (SXSJ) 4:00pm

Small Black
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 9:05pm
3/15 @ 508 House (C3 – DJ Set) 1:00pm
3/15 @ Lustre Pearle on Rainey (Filter) 9:00pm
3/16 @ Stubb’s BBQ 9:00pm – Official SXSW Showcase w/Vampire Weekend

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
03/13 – 5:30pm – Mellow Johnny’s Bike Shop – KEXP Showcase
03/13 – 11pm – Scoot Inn – Life or Death PR Showcase
03/14 – 3:45pm – 1100 Warehouse – Pitchfork Unofficial Day Party
03/14 – 1am – Red 7 – Jagjaguwar Label Showcase
03/15 – 1:50pm – Stubbs BBQ – SPIN Media Official Party
03/16 – 5pm – Old Emos – Brooklyn Vegan

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The Besnard Lakes Set to Tour With SUUNS


The Besnard Lakes are all set to tour the US/UK in support of their soon-to-be-released album Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO. Joining them through April 18 to April 25 is none other than fellow Montrealites & Secretly Canadian band SUUNS, who are also touring in support of their new album, Images Du Futur. See the full schedule below.

Have you heard the new single from The Besnard Lakes? Listen to “People Of The Sticks.” While you’re at it, check out SUUN’s “Edie’s Dream.” Read the rest of this entry »

DOC / JAG / SC SXSW INSTAGRAM CONTEST

Hello party people! Are you roaming the streets of Austin, checking out the best SXSW showcases and sipping on cold beer? Sure hope so! Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian have teamed up with Stickygram for a SXSW Instagram photo contest and we went all of you to be a part of it!

Here’s the deal: You take awesome photos and post to Instagram using the HASHTAG #DOCJAGSCSXSW. We’ve got several categories, so basically just start snapping away! We’ll reward the “best” photos with some sweet prizes, including vinyl, posters, mp3 downloads, and much more! Stickygram is jumping in on this too and we’ll turn some of your photos into magnets! Pretty neat, huh? SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR!?! Check out the categories below and then start taking photos! Reminder!!! REMINDER! We’re looking for photos of our bands; you can check out the full schedule of all DOC/JAG/SC bands at SXSW HERE! MAKE SURE you use our hashtag and we’ll let the winners know who they are at the end of the week! Good luck and have fun!!

CATEGORIES:

Photo from OFFICIAL SXSW DOC/JAG/SC Showcase at the Mohawk on March 15th
Band Backstage OR Waiting Off Stage
Photo of Band on Stage
TACOS!!!!
Band Hungover
Landscape/Street photo

BANDS TO LOOK FOR:

The War On Drugs
Bear in Heaven
Brazos
Exitmusic
Gardens & Villa
Sharon Van Etten
Gauntlet Hair
Peter Wolf Crier
Supreme Dicks
Little Scream
Nite Jewel
Taken By Trees

Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
How Can You Really by Foxygen
Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen
Forever Dilating Eye by Sinoia Caves
Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices
Taking Chances by Sharon Van Etten
Every Time the Sun Comes Up by Sharon Van Etten
Lines of Latitude by Small Black

Your Love Is Killing Me by Sharon Van Etten

Coulda Been My Love by Foxygen

Thousand Eyes by Lia Ices

Tiderays by Volcano Choir

Angel Olsen
Tallahassee, FL - Club Downunder  w/ Lionlimb

Foxygen
London, UK - Village Underground  w/ Ben Chatrer

The Cave Singers
Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works  w/ The Devil Makes Three

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