Saint Motel at SXSW + Tour Dates

Article Contributed by press | Published on Friday, March 12, 2010

Saint Motel is known for their over-the-top performances and an explosive, psychedelic, indie-pop sound. In the world of Saint Motel, nothing bows to convention: Stages become forests and living rooms, and shows become kaleidoscopic mind explosions in 3D. The band's live shows are marked by this effusive energy and the spectacle of exciting visual soundscapes that blend the sonic with the artful. Their last headline show in LA at The Roxy was sold out weeks in advance and brought out well over 600 costume clad fans fiending for the unique vibe that only a hit of a Saint Motel show can bring. Frontman A/J Jackson explains, “People want to be entertained when they go out to see a show so we try to offer not only an energetic performance but also a memorable experience.” Metromix agrees, stating that “Saint Motel never fail to put on a show that’s a treat for the senses” and The Onion claims “Saint Motel has a...particular blend of wholesome indie rock brimming with raucous sexual energy,” while the Los Angeles Times declares the band “ Los Angeles’ own pop-rock phenom.”

Their music is has been featured on 90210, MTV’s The Hills, VH1 shows, E! News, ABC Family's "Make It Or Break It," the popular THQ video game Saints Row 3, KCRW, and KROQ. The band's keen visual sensibility has yielded an array of stunningly original videos that accompany songs from their debut EP ForPlay, released via the band's record label On The Records and the physical or digital version of ForPlay includes the free added bonus of the beautiful, ultra-conceptualized videos for each song.


Wednesday March 17 @ 7:30 PM – Shangri La – 1016 East 6th Street

FutureSounds Super Rumble Showcase Plus surprise special guests

Thursday March 18 @ 4:15 PM – El Sol y La Luna – 600 East 6th Street

FREE / All Ages

45th Parallel SXSW Day Party (FREE Cupcakes)

Also Performing: Zaza, The Invisible, Dearling Physique, Bella Koshka

Thursday March 18 @ 10:15 PM – Rusty Spurs – 405 E 7th Street

SXSW Official Party / RSVP

The Roxy Theatre & KROQ Locals Only AustinRox Showcase

Performing immediately before She Wants Revenge also w/ Street Sweeper Social Club (Tom Morello), Glitch Mob, Orgone, Crash Kings, Carney

Saturday March 20 @ 7:00 PM – Scholz Garten – 1607 San Jacinto

$5 Suggested Donation to benefit The Leukemia Foundation and HAAM

All Ages

South By SouthWurst Benefit Show

Also Performing: Wax Fang, Brack and Co., Tom Schraeder and His Ego, The Law, Whalers, Daniel Martin Moore, & more


Apr 3 @ Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco

Apr 10 – HEADLINE SHOW @ The Echoplex - Los Angeles

Apr 19 @ The Rickshaw Stop w/ BAND OF SKULLS - San Francisco

Apr 20 @ Doug Fir Lounge w/ BAND OF SKULLS -Portland

Apr 22 @ The Crocodile w/ BAND OF SKULLS - Seattle

Apr 23 @ Sugar w/ BAND OF SKULLS - Victoria, BC

Apr 24 @ Venue Niteclub w/ BAND OF SKULLS - Vancouver, BC

Apr 26 @ The Starlite w/ BAND OF SKULLS - Edmonton, AB