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Texas is Funny Records Celebrates with Two-Night Showcase

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The Grasshopper Lies Heavy’s James Woodard

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Deer Vibes set to have a “really special” 2014, according to the label


Making the considerably shorter drive down from Austin is Young///Savage, a post-punk quartet appropriately set to headline the first, heavier night.

“When I heard Young///Savage, they immediately struck me as this punkier Bear vs. Shark with maybe some Alkaline Trio influence in the vocal melodies,” said Gossi.

Like Glish, Young///Savage has their debut full-length slated for release in early 2014, and an ambitious national tour set to follow.

Also headed down from Austin are emo-punk outfit Diving. A host of San Antonio bands rounds out the showcase lineup, including Gossi’s project the Vetter Kids, post-punk instrumentalists The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, and non-label acts Massiver and Bright Like the Sun. According to Gossi, the local act poised to play the biggest role for the label in the coming year is Deer Vibes, playing on Saturday.

“They are on pace to do something really special, and I think people in general are really going to be surprised when it happens,” says Gossi. “We have some things lined up for them that are pretty big.”

Though planning the Fall Showcase is occupying plenty of Gossi and Andreu’s attention, the pair are already looking ahead to new releases, including a four-way split single this winter, and an even more ambitious presence during SXSW, with shows in both SA and Austin.

“We’ve become so much more solidified in our lineup and, I think, in our identity as a label,” said Gossi. “There have been some growing pains, but the main thing is we are growing.”

Texas is Funny Records Fall Showcase Day 1

$5
9pm Fri, Nov 29
The Ten Eleven
1011 Avenue B

 

Texas is Funny Records Fall Showcase Day 2

$5
9pm Sat, Nov 30
Hi-Tones
621 E Dewey
texasisfunny.com

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