Alpha Rev at SXSW

Article Contributed by LiveLoud | Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013

Alpha Rev will be in their hometown of Austin, Texas for the SXSW Music Conference, and will hang around the week after - when the band releases their third album, Bloom (March 19/Kirtland Records). Details on all their upcoming Austin plays are included below.Bloom’s first single - “Sing Loud” (listen here) - currently has them at #5 on the radio charts and still climbing. The band was recently chosen "Artist Most Likely to Break in 2013” at the tightly curated Sunset Sessions (credited for helping discover artists including Fun., The Zac Brown Band, and The Black Keys, among many others).Indeed, Alpha Rev has armed themselves with a stunning collection of songs; Bloom delivers a set of personally transformative and redemptive songs - born in the spirit of creative expansion - and a mandate to blossom and grow.“To bloom implies something beautiful is going to happen, but it’s a process – like all our journeys,” says Alpha Rev singer-songwriter Casey McPherson.With a glistening rock sound that is at once fragile and tough, Bloom picks up threads from the past while it takes a big bite into the eternal here and now. Drawing from the wellspring of American history, the grandeur of its landscape, and life's sweet and tragic mysteries, Texas-born McPherson leans into his personal challenges as well as the wages of the 21st century and emerges with a triumphant and timeless statement.Alpha Rev at SXSWThursday, March 14 @ 7 am - KGSR Morning Show at The W Hotel200 Lavaca Street, AustinThursday, March 14 @ 12 midnight - SXSW Showcase at Bungalow92 Rainey Street, AustinSaturday, March 16 @ 11 PM - SXSW Showcase at Dirty Dog Bar505 E 6th Street, AustinAndTuesday, March 19 Waterloo Records In Store 600A N. Lamar, AustinFriday, March 22 The Belmont Austin TX with Ben Rector 305 W 6th Street, AustinThe complete list of Alpha Rev tour dates is as follows:Thursday, March 14 KGSR Morning Show at The W Hotel Austin TXThursday, March 14 SXSW Showcase at Bungalow Austin TXSaturday, March 16 SXSW Showcase at Dirty Dog Bar Austin TXTuesday, March 19 Waterloo Records In Store Austin TXWednesday, March 20 Common Grounds Waco TX with Ben RectorThursday, March 21 Grand Stafford Theater Bryan TX with Ben RectorFriday, March 22 The Belmont Austin TX with Ben RectorSaturday, March 23 House of Blues - Dallas TX with Ben RectorSunday, March 24 Spring Jam Music Fest Charleston SCTuesday, March 26 Granada Theatre Lawrence KS with Ben RectorWednesday, March 27 - Thursday, March 28 George's Majestic Lounge Fayetteville AR with Ben RectorFriday, March 29 University of Oklahoma Norman with Ben RectorWednesday, April 3 The Lyric Theatre Oxford MS with Ben RectorThursday, April 4 Bourbon Street Bar Auburn AL with Ben RectorSaturday, April 6 Amos' Southend Charlotte NC with Ben RectorSunday, April 7 WorkPlay Soundstage Birmingham AL with Ben RectorFriday, April 12 Cannery Ballroom Nashville TN with Ben RectorWednesday, April 17 Bijou Theater Knoxville TN with Ben RectorThursday, April 18 The Handlebar Greenville SC with Ben RectorFriday, April 19 Center Stage Atlanta GA with Ben RectorSaturday, April 20 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh NC with Ben RectorTuesday, April 23 Jefferson Theater Charlottesville VA with Ben RectorWednesday, April 24 9:30 Club Washington D.C. with Ben RectorThursday, April 25 Bowery Ballroom New York NY with Ben RectorFriday, April 26 The Sinclair Cambridge MA with Ben RectorSaturday, April 27 Monnalisa Bar @ Hotel Sorella Houston TXMonday, April 29 Mod Club Toronto ON with Ben RectorWednesday, May 1 The Intersection Grand Rapids MI with Ben RectorThursday, May 2 Majestic Live Madison WI with Ben RectorFriday, May 3 Varsity Theatre Minneapolis MN with Ben RectorSaturday, May 4 Park West Chicago IL with Ben RectorTuesday, May 7 Bluebird Theater Denver with Ben RectorThursday, May 9 Cain's Ballroom Tulsa OK with Ben RectorFriday, May 10 Old Rock House St. Louis with Ben RectorSaturday, May 11 Blue Note Columbia MO with Ben Rector