FirstCom Music Artists Showcasing at SXSW

We are excited to announce the FirstCom Music artists performing at official South by Southwest (SXSW) showcases this year! First up, Ariel Abshire:

Ariel Abshire

The 21-year-old singer/songwriter has always been surrounded by great music and the people that make it. She released her debut album just after turning seventeen, and soon after earned a spot on The Austin Chronicle’s ‘Top Ten Female Vocalists’ list. Ariel’s voice can be heard on soundtracks of feature films (like Robert Rodriguez’s Sharkboy and Lavagirl), numerous video games, animated cartoons and FirstCom Music’s Eclectic Collective (RCR012)! She recently recorded several guest vocal parts for Matt Pond PA’s projects and has also been performing with her band in venues across Texas.


You can check out Ariel’s official SXSW Showcase at The Tap Room at the Market Saturday, March 15 at 10 pm. RSVP today to receive a free CD and T-shirt!


Next up, electronic music producer Ryan DeRobertis, aka SAINT PEPSI. The 21-year old from Long Island just released his Gin City EP earlier this week. He can also be heard in Eclectic Collective (RCR012).


Catch him performing at Parish Underground Thursday, March 13 and at The Madison on March 14. Both shows are 21+ only.

Sarah Sharp

The singer-songwriter from Austin, will be performing with her jazz band The Jitterbug Vipers at the Elephant Room on Thursday, March 13. The band’s SXSW showcase was recently recommended by the Wall Street Journal (see: “SXSW 2014: Your Guide to the Best Music Acts“). Sarah Sharp is also 1/2 of the duo Kaliyo and can be heard all over FirstCom’s Roadside Couch Records catalog, as well as in the album The Austin Project (EVO142). She will be featured in our upcoming Roadside Couch release,  Girls No Boys 2 (RCR013). Definitely be on the lookout for that!

UPDATE, March 6, 2014 – The album has been released! Audition it by clicking the album cover below: 

Holiday Mountain

Austin’s own Holiday Mountain will also be showcasing at SXSW this year! The psych-dub pop trio, which formed while attending Berklee College of Music in Boston, has been compared to big names like M.I.A. and Major Lazer. Watch their official SXSW performances at Avenue on Congress on Tuesday, March 11 and the Dirty Dog Bar on Saturday, March 15. Holiday Mountain will also be featured in Girls No Boys 2 (RCR013).

If you plan on being in the “live music capital of the world” March 8 through 17, be sure to check out our contributing artists and tweet us pictures @FirstCom_Music!

Other FirstCom Music Artists Showcasing at SXSW 2014:

Kelsey Wilson, one of the singers/songwriters of the indie-folk pop band Wild Child, will be at The Main II on Tuesday, March 11 and the Dirty Dog Bar on Saturday, March 15. You can hear her in Girls No Boys 2 (RCR013).

Symbolyc One (also known as S1) will be at Avenue on Congress on Thursday, March 13.

For the full SXSW’s Music Event Schedule, click here.


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