Twangfest Presents: 20th Anniversary Tribute to Wilco’s A.M. and Son Volt’s Trace

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Twangfest is proud to present this tribute night in honor of two of the great debut albums in the history of American music: “A.M.” by Wilco and “Trace” by Son Volt. Both albums were released 20 years ago this year, and to celebrate the occasion, seven St. Louis band will play both albums, start to finish, in order.

The songs on these albums — from “Casino Queen” to “Windfall,” “Box Full of Letters” to “Tear-Stained Eye” — are among the best songs Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar have written — and you’ll hear them all on this very special night.

Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
Venue: Off Broadway

Doors 7 p.m. Show 8 p.m.

Confirmed lineup:

Brothers Lazaroff
Cree Rider Family Band
The Langaleers
Old Capital Square Dance Club
Shooting With Annie
The Trophy Mules
The Vondrukes

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A portion of the proceeds of this tribute night will benefit Twangfest.

Announcing the Twangfest Day Party at SXSW 2015

Dancers at the Twangfest SXSW Party 2013. Photo by Nate Burrell.

Join us for the Twangfest SXSW Day Party at the Broken Spoke in Austin. Now in its 16th year, the Twangfest party is among the most anticipated afternoon events during the week-long South By Southwest gathering.

This year we will have one amazing event with 10 bands at the Broken Spoke: Thursday, March 19, 2015.

Known as one of the great country music dance halls in the world, the Broken Spoke has hosted everyone from George Strait to Asleep at the Wheel, Bruce Robison to Dale Watson, Willie Nelson to the Derailers. It’s a big (600 person capacity), warm, historic and absolutely dance-friendly hall, with great home cooking and some of the coldest beer in town.

The Broken Spoke is located at 3201 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, TX 78704.

Take an awesome virtual tour of the Spoke!

As always, the Twangfest SXSW party is free and open to the public, with RSVP required. Just become a fan of Twangfest on Facebook and RSVP for the event, and you’re set. You may also RSVP by email, if you prefer (sxsw at twangfest dot com).

Each RSVP may bring up to three guests. RSVP does not guarantee admission. Entry subject to capacity.

Party runs noon-5 p.m. on Thursday, March 19 with two stages at the Broken Spoke.

Schedule (all times subject to change)

Thursday 3/19/15

Main Stage

12PM Waco Brothers
1PM Motel Mirrors
2PM Suzy Bogguss
3PM Amy Speace
4PM Chuck Prophet

Lobby Stage

12:30PM Kevin Gordon
1:30PM Lilly Hiatt
2:30PM Doug Seegers
3:30PM The Stray Birds
4:30PM Gill Landry (of Old Crow Medicine Show)

RSVP for the party!

Follow Twangfest on Twitter or Facebook to get all the late-breaking news about our legendary SXSW party, now in its 16th year.

See you in Austin!

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Twangfest 18 was beautiful, glad you were here

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Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express at Twangfest 18. Photo by Colin Suchland

What could be better than four nights of music in two great clubs in St. Louis?

Sharing that music with the best music fans in the world.

Twangfest 18 has come and gone, and we thank everyone who came out and souled, rocked and twanged with us this past week. We had a blast, and we hope you did too.

If you want to relive those June nights at Plush and Off Broadway, be sure to check out all the Twangfest 18 coverage at KDHX.org. Photos, reviews and more await your commenting and sharing pleasure.

And while Twangfest 18 may be over, the mighty Twangfest eBay Auction is just getting started.

An annual Twangfest tradition, this auction features 200 rare and collectible and otherwise awesome musically-related items up for the bidding. And 100% proceeds from this auction benefit our presenter, KDHX.

Highlights include:

Signed LPs by Chuck Prophet, the National, Ha Ha Tonka, John Fullbright, Vintage Trouble and more.

Signed CDs by Gary Numan, Ha Ha Tonka, EELs, Amy LaVere, Tristen, Lydia Loveless, the Minus 5 and more.

Rare signed Baseball Project baseball.

Rare signed Roky Erickson wooden figurine.

Rare signed Marshall Crenshaw and the Bottle Rockets plaque.

Signed posters from Twangfest and KDHX Tribute Nights.

Plus 45s, DVDs, memorabilia and more great stuff.

Bidding ends June 15 so bid early and bid often!

Announcing the Twangfest 18 lineup and tickets, June 4-7, 2014

Get ready to rock, rumble, twang and dance: Twangfest 18 is on its way.

We kick off the festival on June 4, 2014 at Plush and then move to Off Broadway, the original home of Twangfest, for three nights of music. And the lineup? We think it’s one of the best ever.

Twangfest 18
June 4-7, 2014

Wednesday
, June 4 at Plush
Cody ChesnuTT
DeRobert & the Half-Truths
Theresa Payne

Thursday, June 5
 at Off Broadway
Rodney Crowell
Shannon McNally
T&A (Tom Hall and Alice Spencer)

Friday
, June 6 at Off Broadway
Centro-matic
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin
Tristen
Beth Bombara

Saturday
, June 7 at Off Broadway
The Dream Syndicate
Chuck Prophet and the Mission Express
Magnolia Summer

Twangfest VIP packages are on sale now for $135, which gets you guaranteed access to all four nights of Twangfest 18, the official T-shirt and poster, an invitation to the opening reception at Plush and access to the special, limited-seating, afternoon house concert with the Dream Syndicate on Saturday, June 7. The VIP package is limited to the first 50 purchases, so get yours today!

Single night tickets are on sale now!

See you in June!