As previously announced, Consequence of Sound will set up shop at the Beauty Bar in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, March 14th for the first annual CoSigns day party. Presented by Louisville, Kentucky’s Forecastle Festival, the six-hour long event will feature 10 bands playing two stages. Today, we’re proud to reveal the full lineup, as well as a number of the other goodies we have planned.
Titus Andronicus and Cloud Nothings will serve as headliners and they’ll be joined by The Men, Screaming Females, Mikal Cronin, The Henry Clay People, Princeton, Mr. Dream, Bleached, and Future Unlimited. For more on each band and the set times, scroll below.
CoSigns will also serve as the kick-off party for Consequence of Sound’s long-awaited mobile app. Attendees of the party will receive free access to all the app’s premium features for 30 days. In addition, everyone who downloads the app will automatically be entered to win a pair of VIP passes to Forecastle Festival 2012, or one of 100 Kingston Wi-Drives pre-loaded with music.
At CoSigns, we’ll also be exploring the 10th Anniversary of Forecastle with exclusive promotions and ticket giveaways. This year’s festival, set for July 13-15th in Louisville, will feature My Morning Jacket as both headliner and curator.
If that weren’t enough, our sponsor Kingston Technology will be on hand to showcase many of its exciting new products with demos and exclusive giveaways.
And did we mention it’s all free to attend? All you have to do is RSVP below. However, please note that an RSVP does not guarantee entry. If you want to get in, get there early. Seriously.
Also, you must be 21+ to attend CoSigns.
11:30 am – Doors
12:00 – Future Unlimited (I)
12:30 – Princeton (O)
01:00 – The Henry Clay People (I)
01:30 – Mikal Cronin (0)
02:00 – Bleached (I)
02:30 – Mr. Dream (O)
03:00 – The Men (I)
03:30 – Screaming Females (O)
04:00 – Titus Andronicus (I)
04:45 – Cloud Nothings (O)
I = Indoor stage; O = Outdoor stage
Meet the talent…
Listen to our Spotify Playlist.
The festivities will be headlined by Titus Andronicus and Cloud Nothings, two of the strongest acts in garage punk today. The former is currently recording the follow up to their sophomore LP The Monitor, which we ranked as the 5th best album in 2010. That same year, the band took home the honors as our Live Act of the Year. As for Cloud Nothings, they’re fresh off the release of Attack on Memory, which is one of the best records we’ve heard in 2012 so far.
We’re just as excited for the rest of the bill, especially since three of New York’s best new bands will be showcased. No less than a year removed from their album of the year-contending Leave Home, The Men will debut their brand new and equally solid LP, Open Your Heart. Screaming Females will support their own new album, the Steve Albini-produced Ugly. And Mr. Dream, who rocked our CMJ 2011 party, will return for another stellar set.
California is also well represented at our party; psych-rocker Mikal Cronin will showcase tracks from his self-titled debut, which we ranked as the 43rd best album of 2011, and The Henry Clay People will show why their live show is one of the most highly regarded around. Plus, Princeton will support their acclaimed new album, Remembrance of Things to Come, and Bleached will play standout tracks like “Electric Chair” and “Screeching Through the Past”.
Opening our party is Nashville synth-pop duo Future Unlimited, whose debut single “Golden” is one of our favorites of the year so far.
About Forecastle Festival…
The Forecastle Festival is a port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art and Activism. A celebration of sights, sounds, and sustainability, Forecastle connects travelers North, South, East, and West. Merging entertainment with education, Forecastle inspires a voyage of personal growth and global change. Since 2002, the Festival has featured over 450 bands, 100 visual artists, and 150 environmental and outdoor recreational organizations.
This year’s edition marks the festival’s 10th anniversary and My Morning Jacket will serve as both headliners and curators. The three-day event will take place July 13-15th, 2012, at Louisville’s scenic, award-winning Waterfront Park. Full festival details, including the complete line up of headliners, along with over 75 bands performing on multiple stages, will be announced in the coming weeks. Separately ticketed late-night after-parties will also take place on the historical steamboat, the Belle of Louisville and at the newly renovated Ice House. For more information, visit the festival’s website.
About Kingston Technology…
Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. To learn more about their exciting products, visit Kingston’s website.
About Knuckle Rumbler…
Knuckle Rumbler is independent booking, promotions, and branding agency based out Austin, Texas. We plan, promote, and produce some of the biggest concerts, most creative events, and most influential campaigns for the hard to reach 21 – 40 year old taste maker demographic.
Knuckle Rumbler is dedicated to making each experience unique and beneficial, whether its producing local fundraisers to working with Grammy nominated artists to jump starting blogs. We never do the same event twice. For more information, visit Knuckle Rumbler’s website.