2017 Austin 10/20 Headliner Band:
Get ready to party on April 9 as Austin’s own Alpha Rev headlines the Post Race Finish Line Concert at the 6th Annual Austin 10/20! Since being founded in 2005 by Casey McPherson, Alpha Rev has won numerous awards including being named one of Austin’s best rock bands by Austin Chronicle during SXSW and VH1’s newest “You Oughtta Know” artists. American Songwriter Magazine also featured McPherson as one of the best new and upcoming songwriters.
Alpha Rev is made up of McPherson (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Zak Loy (guitar, mandolin, lap steel), Wesley Ardis (guitar, vocals), Tabber Millard (drums, percussion, guitar, vocals) and Matt Noveskey (bass). The band has performed at numerous major music festivals including Austin City Limits, SXSW, CMJ Music Marathon and Summerfest.
Their music has been featured in numerous TV shows, movies and video games including: Melrose Place, Greek, Breaking the Silence, Brothers & Sisters, Royal Pains, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Last Song, ESPN Sports Center, Guitar Hero 5 and The Sims 3.
Alpha Rev will take the Main Stage at 10:30 AM on April 9, 2017. The concert is free and open to the public. Bring your friends and family to cheer you on during the race and celebrate with you afterwards.
2017 Course Bands
We couldn’t have a rockin’ race without the 20+ awesome bands that perform on the course! We’re excited for all the awesome talent that will be lining 10 miles at the 6th Annual Austin 10/20 on April 9. Stay tuned for the course band line up!
Sour Bridges: Sour Bridges are an Austin quintet Browngrass band. What’s Browngrass? It’s like Bluegrass, only a little dirtier. Listen to Sour Bridges here.
Animals for Hands: Animals For Hands are a 5-piece indie-psych-pop-rock band founded in Austin, Tx in 2014. They’ve spent past months writing and refining their sound in hopes of recording a new album this summer for a late-summer/early-fall release. Listen to Animals for Hands here.
Tiarra Girls: Tiarra Girls are a band made of three sisters. They perform Original and Covers from many genres. They are named Best Performing Band U-18, and Tiarra girls have a newly released EP and Video. Listen to the Tiarra Girls here.
Tiny Purple Fishes: Tiny Purple Fishes can best be described as a trumpet playing Rock-n-Roll band from Austin, Tx. However, their music draws upon a wide array of influences, making their sound venture beyond the scope of any one musical genre. Their second EP entitled Intergalactic Foam Rangers, is scheduled to release in the Summer of 2017. Listen to Tiny Purple Fishes here.
Denny Herrin: Born in Austin, Texas and raised in the Central Texas Hill Country, Denny Herrin can’t help but express his small town roots through his music. You can catch Denny in an acoustic setting with just his guitar or catch his full band at your favorite honky-tonk, dance hall, rodeo or festival. Denny has found his voice as an artist and is steadily gaining popularity with his ability to connect with fans and musicians alike. Listen to Denny Herrin here.
Fulcrum Lake: Searching for an energetic, vibrant, and fresh take on rock music? Enter Fulcrum Lake. “One of the best new bands in Texas,” says 99.5 KISS DJ Randy Bonillas. In a world of manufactured sounds and music loops, Fulcrum Lake is a breath of fresh air – an actual what you hear is what you get kind of rock band. “What rock used to sound like before it died,” according to San Antonio 103.3 The App DJ Mighty Iris. Listen to Fulcrum Lake here.
Angel Cintron: Angel Cintron, San Antonio, Tx native started singing at the age of 8yrs old and songwriting at the age of 12. Today at the age of 18, she has progressed in her musical abilities and has recently completed her EP entitled “Arise”. Angel had to opportunity to collab with Track ENT.,award ASCAP/BMI producer Adam Zelkind, and Atlantic Records artist Jaymes Young. Listen to Angel Cintron here.
The Fledglings: The Fledglings have left the nest, and now they soar with a quirky, catchy indie pop/rock sound. Listen to The Fledglings here.
Demi the Daredevil: Demi the Daredevil is an American Art Pop band with a dark theatrical twist. Listen to Demi the Daredevil here.
The Homewreckers: In February of 2013 after answering an online ad three friends found a solid line up to begin what would become The Homewreckers. They soon were playing debaucherous shows in Austin, and obviously having more fun than the people they entertain. Songs about empty bottles and broken hearts delivered like a shot of whiskey. Soaked in booze, heartache, and despair. The band finally sat down long enough in 2016 to record a full length album, and once again continue to disturb the peace and quiet of Texas. Listen to The Homewreckers here.
The Krawlers: The Krawlers have been playing Austin clubs since 2008. We’re mainly a Blues Band with a few twists. Juke Joint Jumpin Good Time Party Blues is what I like to call it. High energy performances with lotsa harp honkin’, guitar waillin’ and a bit of flute tootin’ thrown in. We do our best to getcha going and make ya happy! Listen to The Krawlers here.
The Clutch Kings:The Clutch Kings hail from Austin, TX and are everything the band’s name suggests. They pack the big Texas rock sound in the classic 2 guitars, bass and drums format. Upfront vocals, slippery blues rock guitar runs, chugging bass grooves, and thundering drums are the order of the day here. The Clutch Kings routinely perform a healthy mix of gigs, studio work, benefit shows, UT Texas tailgate performances and of course private parties. Look for their first EP “Up in Arms” out Spring 2017. Listen to The Clutch Kings here.
Max and The Waysiders: The Waysiders have been described as a Tex-Mex Experience. “We thrive in the back and forth with a live audience. They push… we pull… and vice versa”. Listen to Max and The Waysiders here.
Bubba Coletrane and The Train Wrecks: Bubba Coletrane and The Train Wrecks is an Austin based, horn infused rock band that plays everything from funk to country, especially good old classic rock and blues, with a mixture of original tunes thrown in for good measure. Formed in 2000, the band specializes in having fun, energetic shows to get everyone dancing. Listen to Buba Coletrane and The Train Wrecks here.
UTLEY3: UTLEY3 is an Austin area Power-Pop-Americana trio formed in 2012 featuring Cordy Lavery on guitar and vocals, Shannon Rierson on Bass and vocals and Steve Chapman on drums. UTLEY3 currently has 2 albums under their belt, most recently, 2015’s “While You’re Down There…” on FLAK Records. “Rough and tumble power pop” -Calvin Powers, The Americana Music Show. Listen to UTLEY3 here.
The Human Circuit: Although deserving of their own genre, The Human Circuit has been compared to bands such as Modest Mouse, Arcade Fire, and David Bowie’s last album, Black Star. New album “Electric City” will be out this summer! Music Connection Magazine says, “intense passion and creativity” and ““vibrant charisma and contagious musical unity, which reached brilliant heights.” Listen to The Human Circuit here.
Kids from Nowhere: Kids from Nowhere is an Austin-based band that was originally formed in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2007 by songwriter Zach Wheat. The band is heavily influenced by Texas “outlaw” country music, and the British Invasion. Listen to Kids from Nowhere here.
Plan Sonidero: Plan Sonidero is an Austin based 10 piece cumbia band that is full of energy and is the most authentic when it comes to Mexican sounds and rhythm. Each member has a different background that ranges from Mexico all the way to Houston, Texas. You will hear an accordion, a keyboard, a bass guitar, and 6 different percussion pieces, but no drum set. When it comes to cumbia, we KNOW cumbia. Listen to Plan Sonidero here.
The Soulies: The Soulies are redefining live music night after night with Dave’s sensational ukulele skills and killer beats that have been compared to likes of Kygo and Calvin Harris. With over 1000 hrs of stage time, these showstoppers have been crafting their own genre of Hip POP that has fans raving all over Austin (soon to be around the globe). Fresh off of their 2nd feature on FOX7’s ‘Good Day Austin’ and celebrating the release of their highly anticipated single ‘DREAM’ (available on Spotify) – The Soulies are definitely a band to keep on repeat and on your radar for 2017. Listen to The Soulies here.