That is right Earth; we will be playing our first show in Lake Charles, LA this Saturday, May 18th @ The Center Stage.
We are also playing one of our favorite venues, BFE Rock club in Houston,TX on Friday night May 17th.
Come out and buy us a few drinks while your cheer Greg on as he goes for the “longest hair on a bassist who moved from the East coast to Texas and still has an accent” world record. We have invited Guinness but no response as of now.
Powderburn is very excited and honored to announce a direct support spot for Powerman 5000 in Austin, TX on Sunday, April 28th at Dirty Dog Bar on 6th street.
The “When Worlds Collide” juggernauts led by, Spider One, have announced that they are currently in the studio recording a new PM5K album and somehow are managing to hit the road to unleash their brand of music to the world. When asked to provide support for them on their stop in Austin, Powderburn didn’t hesitate for a moment to take this gig. Also on the bill will be fellow Austin metalheads Closed Hand Promise, Dawn Over Zero and Distant Lights.
Tickets are available directly from Powderburn for $18 so let us know if you need a few and we’ll be glad to get them to you. (Send ticket requests via email to info at powderburn dot email -subject ‘Powerman tickets’)
Powerman 5000 & Powderburn
w/ Closed Hand Promise, Dawn Over Zero, and Distant Lights
Sunday April 28th, 2013
Dirty Dog Bar
505 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Doors open at 7:00 PM
All Ages welcome
$18 in advance / $20 day of show
As if Adam Brewer’s Heart of Texas Rockfest, smack dab in the middle of SXSW, wasn’t enough to bring you a hefty dose of rock and metal, he decided to keep the party going with his Rockfest Rewind shows on Saturday April 13th, 2013. There will be over 20 bands playing between the War Horse bar and it’s new next door neighbor Project Infest (Formally Antones) and you can be part of the Rockfest party that keeps going long after SXSW is over for only $10. The $10 will get you in to both clubs (or you can choose to only get into one for $6) and there is a virtual who’s who of Rockfest artists playing in both clubs. Powderburn will be playing Project Infest at 11:15pm sharp…and if that wasn’t enough, we will be playing in block with other Austin bands Black Earth, Critical Assembly and Dirty Wormz. Let us go through that once more…
10:30pm – Black Earth
11:15pm – Powderburn
12:00am – Critical Assembly
12:45am – Dirty Wormz
All for $10!!! People, this is no brainer….why are you still sitting here reading this and not spreading the word??? Hit a share or like button or something. Call your radio station and tell them to plug this show, call your congressman and tell them to make it Rockfest day, call your psychic and ask them how your life will be changed from this one event….do something!!!!
Saturday April 13th, 2013
RVSP on the Facebook invite
War Horse & Project Infest (old Antones)
$10 for both clubs or $6 for one
FREE COUNTY LINE BBQ
Doors at 5:00pm
Powderburn at 11:15pm SHARP
BONUS: The FIRST 100 at the door that purchase the 2 club wristband ($10) get a free ROCKFEST CD featuring 14 bands from 2013. The new Powderburn song “Crash” from the 432 EP is on this CD! What a deal!
SXSW has come and gone once again and through all the chaos involved in being anywhere near downtown Austin, we still pulled off a pretty good show at the annual Heart of Texas Rockfest. Rockfest is THE event to be at during SXSW if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on wristbands or badges and you get some of the best talent gathered on multiple stages for 4 days. We can’t thank Adam Brewer enough for continually making us a mainstay of his festival and for his unlimited support of Powderburn. We saw some great bands over the course of the festival including old favorites and new upcoming bands.
If you were able to make it out to the show, and have a facebook profile, we would love to see any pictures you took or hear about how good/bad/horrible we played…or what ever other experiences you had with our show or anyone else you saw during Rockfest. Here is the link to our facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/PowderburnBand
Thanks to Katy R for these photos!
If it’s spring break in Texas, then you know it’s time for the annual SXSW film, interactive, and music festival. For those of you who don’t know much about SXSW here’s a quick rundown…
The first SXSW Festival was held way back in 1987 and the whole thought behind creating the festival was to bring more attention to the Austin music scene. Austin has long been billed as the “music capital of the world” so having a festival like this seemed only fitting and a proper way to display that badge to everyone. The powers that be in the Austin music scene wanted to create the perfect environment to bring people from all over the world to do business and to showcase talent. What started out with roughly 700 registrants back in those days has now grown to over 16,000 registrants. This doesn’t even count the 32,000 registrants that also come here for the film and interactive portions of the festival as well. When you put it all together, what you get is quite possibly one of the best networking opportunities around to show off your talent.
As for Powderburn’s role in all this…we will be playing slightly off the SXSW grid in the Heart of Texas Rockfest Festival. This event, which started back in 2000 in one tiny venue with 16 bands, has now grown to hundreds of bands playing in various venues in Austin. Powderburn has been one of the lucky few to be a Rockfest mainstay throughout the years and one of the best features of this festival is that because it’s off the SXSW grid, it doesn’t follow the wristband/badge rules that other SXSW venues have to follow. Does that mean you have to travel to some hidden part of town to find it?? NO! It’s held right in the middle of downtown Austin (7th and Neches) among all the other SXSW venues.
Powderburn will be playing on Wednesday night, March 13th at 11:00pm sharp at the outdoor stages located at 7th and Neches. Once again, this is FREE and you do not need wristbands or badges or anything to come see this show. Also performing that night will be legendary Austin musician Jason McMaster with his band Broken Teeth as well as Austin’s guitar virtuoso Yayo Sanchez with his band Cosmic Wolf.
Come on out and enjoy the kickoff of the SXSW Music Festival with Powderburn at a FREE show in the heart of downtown Austin. See you there!!!
For a complete schedule of the bands playing Rockfest (Wed-Sat) go to: http://texasrockfest.com/inc/Schedule_Print.asp?disp=PRINT
"432" now available on iTunes!!
Some of you may have already heard but "432" is now available on iTunes! In addition to being on iTunes, you should see it start to pop up on other sites like iHeartRadio, Xbox Music, Spotify, Amazon MP3, and others. Ahhh the wonders of digital distribution.
“The Impaler Speaks” (@impalerspeaks) has been a longtime supporter of local music on a global scale for quite some time as a member of the Mass Movement creative team.
The Impaler recently took the time to review “432″ and give their insight into how this EP presented itself to some of the listeners out there. Please take a few minutes to check it out!!
The Impaler Speaks review of Powderburn’s “432″ can be read here.
To read his review of the previous Powderburn EP, “Come and Take It” go here.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was able to make it out to our show on Saturday despite having to deal with the Mardi Gras weekend chaos. This was a very special show for Powderburn because it was also a way for us to celebrate the release of the “432″ EP that was funded by Powderburn fans from all over through a kickstarter campaign.
It was very exciting to see just how many of you made it out! We had fans that drove from all over Texas to be there (and keep in mind TX is 12+ hours long), along with radio DJs such as Chuck Loesh from 101x’s No Control, as well as tons of local bands showing their support such as 7 Miles an Hour, Dead Strangers, Black Thorn Halo, and many more!
The show started at 9pm with Witch Diaries, who is an amazingly talented progressive metal instrumental band fronted by a quirky 80 year old man (or is he?) that plays guitar so well it makes you wonder your life choices. Up next was Downfall 2012 who puts on a really entertaining show, complete with a blueman group type of drum-off that occurs while the members seamlessly switch instruments. Be sure to catch them with us in Houston, TX on 2/16 at The 19th Hole!
We took the stage next and played for 80mins while debuting three new songs from the 432 EP that have never been played live before (Raise the Flag, Crash, The Substance of All Things Hoped For). After playing “Hoi Polloi” from our self titled cd we were called back on stage for an encore and former guitarist Josh Klayman graciously joined us on stage to play two old tracks; Revulsion and Now You Know…and the crowd went nuts!
However the show was not done yet, closing out the night while we had some drinks and chatted with our friends/fans was our good friends Nothing in Return who played some straight forward no bs hard rock / metal. The bass player, Donovan, is a long term friend of ours who has been everything from our bus driver to our tshirt supplier…definitely hit him up if you need any screen printing. He also works at Dirty Dog and we definitely want to thank Ben along with all the bartenders for their support of local metal! Be sure to look up all these bands during the week of SXSW as you are bound to catch a free show from all of them. (As always Powderburn will be playing on the always free, Texas Rockfest showcase…keep an eye on their website for the exact day time to be announced!)
If you have any pictures or videos of the show, please let us know by tagging us on our brand new facebook profile. We love seeing what our fans are able to capture at out shows and we like to feature them whenever possible on our website.
Hey you krazy fans! Eric here to tell you we will be doing a radio interview tonight on 93.7 KLBJ @ 10:15pm
Here is the link to the live stream: http://www.klbjfm.com/stream/
Call in to win new merch, downloads or to harass us!
And our EP release party is this Saturday @ the Dirty DOG!!
Here is a link to the event:
The brand new Powderburn EP entitled “432″ is now available at:
This fan funded EP features three brand new tracks that will be loved by both old and new fans alike. You can listen to them for free by clicking the link above or using the buttons below. The entire EP is only $2.99 however, as with all Powderburn albums, you are welcome to pay more if you’d like to throw an extra tip to the band.
Thanks for to everyone who made this happen!
Ken Lockman – vocals/guitars
Eric Anthony- lead guitar
Greg Enkler – bass/vocals
Joel Reyes- drums/vocals