2014 Austin 10/20 Band Update
We will be reviewing applications and assigning bands to stages in the coming months. Check back in late summer for more information on how your band can apply to play at the 2014 Austin 10/20. The 2013 course band line up is below. Take some time to listen to each of the bands that played on race day.
2013 Austin 10/20 Headliner Band: Candlebox!
Runners, walkers and spectators, get ready to party to the sounds of Candlebox following the 2013 Austin 10/20 on April 14!
Formed in Seattle, Washington in 1991 Candlebox has had multiple chart topping albums and singles including “Far Behind,” “Cover Me,” and “You.” Their fifth and latest album, Love Stories & Other Musings was released in April 2012.
Candlebox offers a unique contemporary music style. While predominantly rock, their songs reference other music genres like blues, jazz, grunge and glam metal making them a hit amongst so many people.
Currently Candlebox is made up of five members: Kevin Martin (vocals, guitar), Peter Klett (lead guitar), Scott Mercado (drums), Sean Hennesy (rhythm guitar) and Adam Kury (bass).
The post race rock concert will begin at 10:45 AM on race morning following the conclusion of the Austin 10/20 awards ceremony. New for 2013 the Austin 10/20 will have an opening band – Lost Element!
2013 Opening Band: Lost Element!
Lost Element, the 2011 winners of Texas Buzz “New Band of the Year” and 2012 nominees for “Best Alternative Band” will be opening up for Candlebox at the 2013 Austin 10/20. They’ll take the Main Stage at 9:45 AM. Lost Element bridges the gap between today’s new generation of young listeners of alternative and rock, and those that have been around long enough to witness hard rock at its best and have witnessed the conception of rock and alternative. The Houston based band is made up of Trevor Luthy (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Piano), Brian Barrett (Drums), Trace Sisson (Guitar) and Omar Lopez (Bass, Vocals). Currently they are on tour with 10 Years and Young Guns. To learn more about Lost Element click here!
2013 Course Bands
Shaka is a 3 piece band from McKinney, Texas. Just outside of Dallas.“We play whatever we feel like playing and we love playing shows.” For more information on Shaka click here!
Surly Gates was born when East met West in the middle of the South. Original California baked-out beach tunes were wed to the melancholy guitar and mournful strains of the Erie coast to form a bi-coastal sound that reflected the empty mileage of America in between.Taking cues from the garage and psych-inspired vibes in the epicenter of Austin, Texas, Surly Gates began exploring the variations, filling out the weird pockets with lush, carnival-esque organ layers and spaghetti western horn lines, focusing on lyrical themes of strangeness, loneliness and women. Equal parts garage, psych, beach and desert, Surly Gates is poised to carve new identities and freaked-out disguises out of a well-worn suit of clothes. For more information on Surly Gates click here!
Dimitri’s Rail out of Houston TX with a Rock, Active Rock, and Adult Contemporary markets with 8 radio singles on the debut album which has a total of 12 tracks. For more information on Dimitri’s Rail click here!
Melodic rock and roll informed by John Lennon, Nirvana, The White Stripes, Weezer, Neutral Milk Hotel, Local H, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and Utah Philips. For more information on Radio Fallout click here!
The Heard Theorem:
The Heard Theorem is an Austin,Tx based Singer/Punk-Writer band that has combined elements of the last three decades of Rock, Alternative, Singer-Songwriter, Punk and Indie to create a sound that is uniquely their own.While drawing influences from artists as diverse as The Toadies, Bruce Springsteen, Against Me!, The Killers, Johnny Cash and Joy Division, the band specializes in high energy shows that builds and deconstructs anthems to give the listener the sensation of a wild roller coaster ride. For more information on The Heard Theorem click here!
The earnest and passion of pop-punk is not something that is incredibly hard to locate in today’s music community. But a refreshing change of scenery comes when a band in the genre changes the rules on the level of the musicianship and live performance, trading out traditional song structures and predictable live shenanigans for something more interesting. Austin, TX’s Thieves are just that kind of change in the scenery. For more information on Thieves click here!
The Tiarra Girls are a Texas original band made up of three sisters who write all their own music and play multiple instruments. For more information on the Tiarra Girls click here.
The Staylyns is a high-energy rock & roll band based in Austin Texas that draws on influences from Jack White, Sheryl Crow & Dave Grohl to create a signature sound and strong stage show. For more information on The Staylyns click here!
Running State like every band started off with an Idea. The idea of making quality music and have fun doing it. The unique sound that Running State brings shows the passion of 4 guys who love what they do. For more information on Running State click here!
Born in the Live Music Capital of the World, Revolution Wild offers a fresh, live rock experience. Revolution Wild revitalizes high-energy rock ‘n roll ‘n soul, featuring hard-hitting riffs over bombastic drums. For more information on Revolution Wild click here!
Orbitmann and Ground Control:
Orbitmann and Ground Control is an artistic songwriting oriented original rock band trio from austin, texas that picks up, dusts off and carries aloft the blazing torch of Rock n’ Roll, injects it with magic fuel and charges forth to illuminate uncharted musical territories! For more information on Orbitmann and Ground Control click here!
Something Called Nothing:
Something Called Nothing is an all original Austin band with a bit of a dark swing rockabilly sound. For more information on Something Called Nothing click here!
Originally conceived in 2001 as an 18-piece jazz big band, The Blue Diamonds have morphed over the years to their current 8 member format which focuses more on funk, R&B, Latin, and classic rock. The Blue Diamonds are able to bring a wide range of music which is enjoyed by both those who want to fill a dance floor as well as those who prefer to sit back and “listen to the music”. For more information on The Blue Diamonds click here!
Adrian and the Sickness:
Adrian and the Sickness is an undeniable front of infectious pop concoction wrapped around electric, bombastic rock and roll. For more information on Adrian and the Sickness click here!
With a sound steeped in Funk and Rock Ducado VeGA and Zenya Vi have carved out a unique niche and eclectic blend of music. The duo creates a magic and energy on stage with edgy original songs and heavy grooves. The combination of Funk and Rock makes this team a dynamic force. For more information on Ducado VeGA click here!
Evolution Trip takes audiences through melodic, progressive, gut-wrenching hard rock. Born out of the fight to evolve and grow through life’s hardships. For more information on Evolution Trip click here!
Fighting Gemini is quickly making their way to the top. Some call their sound a mix between Theory of a dead man / Nickelback, but more unique than both. Thriving on their passion for modern rock, FG shows creativity like no other. For more information on Fighting Gemini click here!
James Cook and The Audacity:
James Cook has been a singer/songwriter in Wichita Falls in north Texas for 15 years. Artists ranging from Elvis Costello, Ben Folds, Queen, and The White Stripes to Texas greats like Malford Milligan, Ben Kweller and Bob Schneider have guided his recent creation…. James Cook & The Audacity. For more information about them click here!
An army of sound is emerging from the tired and war-torn troops, determined to breathe life back into the Battle of Conventionality, wake the sleeping tyrant of the norm, and bring it to its knees. For more information about Brothers Grymn click here!
Escape has been performing all over the D/FW area and beyond to packed venues where the crowds love to sing along and dance to the timeless music of Journey, both old and new. As a tribute band, this gives ESCAPE the advantage of appealing to a wide audience that spans across all ages and musical tastes. For more information on Escape click here!