Levitt LA 2023

Austin 2012

Welcome to the info page for DEAR AUSTIN: LOVE, L.A., Buzz Bands LA’s day party in conjunction with SXSW.

BUZZBANDS.LA, brings nine of the southern California’s best emerging bands to Austin on Wednesday, March 14, for “DEAR AUSTIN: LOVE, L.A.” — a kickoff party concurrent with the first day of the 2012 SXSW Music Festival. The free showcase runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Opal Divine’s Freehouse, 700 W. 6th Street, Austin. No RSVP is necessary.

Participating bands, in order of set time:

Chasing Kings (11:15 a.m.)
Hands (noon)
Harriet (12:45 p.m.)
Dead Sara (1:30 p.m.)
Vanaprasta (2:15 p.m.)
NO (3 p.m.)
The Henry Clay People (3:45 p.m.)
PAPA (4:30 p.m.)
Milo Greene (5:15 p.m.)

There will be free drinks and giveaways for early arrivals — just look for the Buzz Bands LA staffer in the blue-and-gray Los Angeles Dodgers road jersey.

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Meet the bands:

CHASING KINGS, 11:15 a.m.

||| Download: “Nice Guys” and “Maybe It’s the Distance”

HANDS, noon

||| Download: “Warm Night Home”

HARRIET, 12:45 p.m.

||| Download: “I Slept With All Your Mothers”

DEAD SARA, 1:30 p.m.

||| Stream: “Weatherman”

||| Download: “Lemon Scent”

VANAPRASTA, 2:15 p.m.

||| Stream: “Self Indulgent Feeling”

||| Download: “Minnesota”

NO, 3 p.m.

||| Download: “Stay With Me” and “There’s a Glow”


||| Stream: “California Wildfire”

PAPA, 4:30 p.m.

||| Download: “I Am the Lion King”

MILO GREENE, 5:15 p.m.

||| Download: “1957”

Images: Flyer design by Luke McGarry. Photo of Hands by Charlotte Zoller. Photo of NO by Piper Ferguson. Photo of Milo Greene by L Gray Photography.

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