Robinson’s music is influenced by the likes of Dylan and Waits. Inspirations are endless and ongoing, from the readings of Charles Bukowski and other beatniks to the darker gothic sounds of Eastern Europe. Whether it be guitar, piano, clarinet or sax, Robinson’s melodies are pulled from many lovers. This English native is heading over to Austin to display his creative and catchy melodies from England’s Bleeding at SXSW.

03.16.11 The Creekside Inn 9pm (SXSW) Austin, TX
03.17.11 Holiday Inn Austin Town Lake 7pm (20 IH 35 North) (SXSW) Austin, TX

Said The Whale

Canada’s own Said The Whale is no stranger to life on the road. Said The Whale have played several full Canadian tours, including supporting Plants and Animals and Mother Mother as well as gigs with the likes of City and Colour, Sloan, Joel Plaskett and Devo. Said The Whale have been invited to showcase at The Great Escape (Brighton, UK) in 2011 and at SXSW in Austin, TX and will spend much of the next year developing their presence internationally.

03.16.11 SXSW In-store performance at Cheapo Discs. (3 PM)
03.18.11 Planetary Sonicbids Party @ Maggie Mae’s (SXSW) Austin, TX
03.19.11 Official Showcase @ Paradise (SXSW) Austin, TX

Simon Says No

Brilliance Records is proud to present Norwegian band, Simon Says No!’s  debut album, Simon Says No!, An uncompromising, solid, and brave debut album that draws on classic indie/ shoegaze while blending, backgrounds in hardcore, and pop-rock. Simon Says No! will be making their debut at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin 2011.

03.16.11 All Together Now Showcase (SXSW) 615pm Austin, TX
03.17.11 Bar 512 @ SXSW (Official Showcase) Austin, TX
03.18.11 Sea Now Party @ Annie’s West SXSW 2pm Austin, TX