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Ploom and The Laugh Button invite you to #RethinkComedy on March 26th

Ploom ShowJust as one stellar Laugh Button Live! show ends another one begins.

Join Ploom and The Laugh Button for #RethinkComedy, a night of stellar stand-up comedy from some of the best in the business. It all happens on Wednesday, March 26th at Gotham Comedy Club for a night of great jokes and storytelling from some terrific comedians.

It’s been over a year since The Laugh Button has put on a live comedy show in city of New York so there’s great excitement about this one. Spring will be upon us and it will be a good night of great laughs thanks to the folks at Ploom and some terrific comics.

Gotham Comedy Club
Wednesday, March 26th at 8pm
Tickets $15
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Accident at SXSW

Everyone at The Syndicate is safe after last night’s tragedy at SXSW. Our thoughts are with all those affected.

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The Syndicate’s PR acts and events at SXSW 2014

Below is The Syndicate PR department’s roster of artists, comedians and events taking place at SXSW 2014, along with all performance schedule info available thus far.


Analog RebellionANALOG REBELLION: The group’s new album Ill’e Grande has been championed by outlets like the A.V. Club and Bullett Media for blending melodic lo-fi pop with psychedelic and experimental leanings. Part of the ethereal nature of the recording is due to it being recorded in an abandoned CIA spy tower from the cold war era in Berlin.

Analog Rebellion’s SXSW Schedule:

3/14 – Exploding In Sound Presents EIS The Glorious Hole Party @ Hole In The Wall (12:45 pm)
3/15 – Bunce Booking Showcase @ Valhalla (8 PM)



ATCRA TRIBE CALLED RED: Trio of Native (as in aboriginal first tribes from Canada) DJ/Producers who fuse traditional “Pow Wow” chants, vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronics, as heard on the track “Electric Pow Wow Drum.” A Tribe Called Red has been heavily championed by Diplo, Polaris Music Prize, The Washington Post and Pop Matters, and have also produced for Das Racist and Angel Haze and their albums topping year end lists.

A Tribe Called Red’s SXSW Schedule:

3/12 – ARTS & CRAFTS and friends presents @ Swan Dive (12 am)
3/12 – Canadian Blast BBQ & Showcase @ Brush Square Park (4:40 pm)
3/13 – MuchFACT Brunch @ Iron Cactus Mexican Grill (2:30 pm)
3/14 – Day Party @ Wonderland (12:30pm)
3/14 – Listen Global, Act Local @ Kenny Dorham’s Backyard (6pm)
3/15 – Rock Paper Scissors Presents A Tribe Called Red @ Russian House (1 am)



DTCVDTCV: French-American post-punk outfit influenced heavily by ‘70s and ‘80s rock.  The group features the dual songwriting talents of James Greer (ex-Guided By Voices) and Guylaine Vivarat (ex-Useless Keys). The band’s new album, Hilarious Heaven (Xemu Records), was produced by Steven Kille of Dead Meadow and has been championed by such tastemakers as Brooklyn Vegan.

DTCV’s SXSW Schedule:

3/13 – All Tomorrow’s Tacos @ The Lost Well (Set time TBA)
3/13 -  Nicodemus Agency Presents @ Valhalla (12 AM)
3/14 – DTCV @ Valhalla (12 AM)



EmicidaEMCIDA: Brazil’s top emcee, whose debut full-length O Glorioso Retorno de Quem Nunca Esteve Aqui was named Album Of The Year by Rolling Stone (Brazil).  His rhythmic lyrical attack and beats peppered with influences including samba-soul, Brazilian funk and thick percussion have even resonated in North America.  An example of this recognition includes being the first Brazilian rapper invited to perform at Coachella in 2011.

Emicida’s SXSW Schedule:

3/11 @ Red 7 (11:50am-12:10pm)

3/12 @ Icenhauer’s (11:05pm)



France-RocksFRANCE ROCKS: Come celebrate France’s most up-and-coming music acts at a SXSW 2014 party presented by The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US, Bureau Export, Institut Français, and UbiFrance on Tuesday March 11th at Austin’s Trinity Hall.

France Rocks’ SXSW 2014 party:

3/11 – Austin’s Trinity Hall

8pm – Heymoonshaker

9pm – Lys (9 pm)

10pm – Lo’Jo

11pm – La Femme

12am – Superpoze

More information: http://www.francerocks.com/austin2014/



HannibalHANNIBAL BURESS: The comedian’s brand new hour stand-up comedy special Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago features more of the signature dry wit and cool delivery we’ve come to love. The special SXSW screening of the Comedy Central and Broad City favorite’s new special comes on the heels of his recent performance on The Tonight Show.
SXSW screening of Hannibal Buress Live From Chicago:

3/14 – Alamo Ritz 1 theatre (8pm)



HellbendersHELLBENDERS: The Brazilian quartet who deliver massive stoner rock with southern inflected grooves on their debut full-length, Brand New Fear, which won over outlets like CraveOnline and Decibel Magazine. This will be their first time in the U.S. but they have played their home country with notables such as Kyuss Lives, Exodus, Nashville Pussy and Truckfighters.

Hellbenders’ SXSW Schedule:

3/12 – Casa Brasil @ Icenhauer’s (4 PM)
3/12 -  Metal & Lace @ 720 Red River (11 PM)



TLB Live SXSW THE LAUGH BUTTON LIVE! with Gotham Comedy Club: What happens when you team up premier NYC comedy club Gotham Comedy Club with one of the premier comedy websites in existence? You get a night to remember down in Austin. SNL alum Jim Breuer is hosting a night of incredible stand-up comedy from some of comedy’s best emerging and new talent.

THE LAUGH BUTTON LIVE! with Gotham Comedy Club:

3/11 – Esther’s Follies (525 E 6th St. at Red River), Two Shows! 8pm & 10pm

Hosted by Jim Breuer

Nate Bargatze

Matt Braunger

Jerrod Carmichael (10pm)

Byron Bowers (8pm)

Maggie Maye

+ special guests



m for montrealM FOR MONTREAL: On March 13th, twelve of the hottest acts from Montreal will descend at Maggie Mae’s on E. 6th Street for the 8th annual M For Montreal showcase at SXSW. The night will begin at 6:30pm with the infamous Free Poutine Party and at 8pm the upstairs and downstairs stages in Maggie Mae’s will showcase Quebec Francophone and Anglophone artists at the cutting edge of their respective genres.

M For Montreal @ SXSW:

3/13 – Maggie Mae’s

Downstairs Upstairs
8pm – AKUA 8pm – Black Atlass
9pm – Marie Davidson 9pm – Foxtrott
10pm – Sean Nicholas Savage 10pm – Random Recipe
11pm – No Joy 11pm – Alaclair Ensemble
12am – Solids 12am – Tommy Kruise
1am – Sam Roberts Band 1am – Lunice


More info: http://www.mformontreal.com/mformontreal/events-page/m-south-southwest



Random RecipeRANDOM RECIPE: Montreal quartet transcend DIY music including their own signifier of electro, hip hop, rock and soul into a high-energy genre-morphing party, as heard with tracks like “Traffic” and “Big Girl.”  Their hard to pigeon-hole sound and live show has seen them perform worldwide with such notable as SBTRKT, Grimes, SUUNS and Braids as well as Iceland Airwaves, SXSW and even performing for U.K. royal couple, William and Kate

Random Recipe’s SXSW Schedule:

3/13 – M For Montreal @Maggie Mae’s (10 PM)
3/14 – Scene 1425 @ Maggie Mae’s (TBA)



WBTBWBWE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER: The German heavy rock group has been touring non-stop around the world in support of their new album Goldkinder. The new record has been praised by the likes of Revolver Magazine, CraveOnline, Guitar World, Loudwire, Metal Sucks and more for utilizing the technical harmonics of metal and the hooks of electro-pop.

We Butter The Bread With Butter’s SXSW Schedule:
3/14 – Metal & Lace Lounge @ 720 Red River (12 AM)



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