Well…we told you so!
Powderburn is proud to announce our return to Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX on Saturday August 3rd, 2013 where we will be playing a free show for the troops!! We’ve been on a campaign to return ever since our last time there when we shared the stage with Drowning Pool. The stars, planets, and key hairs in Eric’s beard have finally aligned to make it happen once more.
As if this weren’t enough, we will be sharing the stage with platinum selling artists P.O.D., Flyleaf, (a fellow Central Texas band) and Stars In Stereo as they make a stop there on their tour. As always, it’s an honor to perform for our troops, their families, and their friends and we look forward to seeing everyone again!
Powderburn will hit the stage at 5pm - Check out the flyer below for full details!
As Powderburn has been involved in the process of booking shows, and doing our best to fill up our calendar as much as possible, we sometimes sit and ask each other where we would like to play. Being in Austin, TX has a great advantage over other cities in Texas because we are right in the middle of Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio….so of course we love playing those places as often as possible because they are all within four hours of Austin. However, Powderburn has always had a very special connection to the military bases in El Paso, TX (Fort Bliss which 10 hours from Austin) and Killeen, TX (Fort Hood which is 1 hour from Austin).
A couple of years ago, Ft. Bliss was a very “out of the way” stop for us and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. All we knew was that we had a very unique opportunity to play for real true American heroes and that was what made these opportunities very special. One of the most memorable shows was a free “Rock The Fort” show held directly on the Fort Hood grounds where Powderburn was direct support for our longtime friends Drowning Pool. We knew it was going to be a good show as Drowning Pool has a very strong relationship with the armed forces. Still, walking out onstage to 10,000 people was something that we couldn’t even have predicted in our wildest dreams. It was very much a defining moment in Powderburn history that reminded us that we’re part of something bigger in the music world and that we have and continue to leave our mark in the world of entertainment. But, one of the most moving and inspiring aspects of playing at Ft. Bliss is the chance and honor to be able to sit down and talk face to face with the troops about their experiences and their sacrifices for our country. It truly is a very eye opening experience when you take a few moments to listen to someone describe their life in the military.
With that, Powderburn is trying to return back to Fort Bliss as soon as possible and we thought it would be nice to share a little video with you to show how hard we are trying. We miss you Ft. Bliss and we’ll be back very soon. We also would love to play in Fort Hood whenever the opportunity arises. Thank you for all your sacrifices and your dedication to making the United States the country it is today.
-with much respect and admiration,
It’s almost Rot Rally time in our hometown of Austin, TX where 50,000+ motorcycles will descend upon the Austin area to attend the annual Republic of Texas Biker Rally. The rally is known for its high caliber music acts, after all, Austin Texas is self proclaimed “The Music Capital of the World.”
Powderburn will be part of the festivities (which are expected to draw 200,000 spectators to the downtown streets of Austin) with a FREE SHOW down on Red River Street with our good friends from Snake Skin Prison on Friday June 14th at the Red Eyed Fly.
That’s right…..THIS IS A FREE SHOW!! Ya hear me?!?! FREE!!! No excuses people, this is a party and you’re all invited and you don’t even have to pay anything to get in!! What can beat that? Anyone…Bueller?? We look forward to seeing you there to help celebrate the ROT rally in true Powderburn style!
Friday – June 14th, 2013
Red Eyed Fly
715 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
12:00am -Snake Skin Prison
10:00pm -Wellborn Road
9:00pm -Capture Theory
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.