Willie Nelson to headline 2015 SXSW Heartbreaker Banquet

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson will again headline the Heartbreaker Banquet at this year’s South By South West music conference.

The event will take place on the 19th of March at Nelson’s own ranch in Luck, Texas with a diverse range of artists playing across two different stages.

Nelson and his Family Band will headline the main Medicine Show Stage, while a host of other musicians will play sets there and in the more intimate confines of the Revival Tent.

Numerous favourites of Skin Back Alley have been announced for the banquet, including Lindi Ortega, Nikki Lane and Heartless Bastards. Also making appearances will be the likes of Hurray for the Riff Raff, Leon Bridges, Delta Spirit and Nelson protégée Lily Meola.

Electric Lady Studios and Robot Fondue will host this year’s event at Nelson’s town of Luck, essentially a series of buildings and facades originally constructed for use during the filming of the outlaw country star’s 1986 film Red Headed Stranger. Many of the buildings were damaged in storms following the 2014 banquet, but have since been restored for this year’s show.

Tickets for the 2015 Heartbreaker Banquet are on sale now.

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New music releases, 16th June 2014

Here are this week’s new and notable music releases for the 16th of June, 2014:

Linkin Park - The Hunting Party
The Hunting Party, Linkin Park

Ultraviolence, Lana Del Rey
Band Of Brothers, Willie Nelson
Black Eyed Sons, Quireboys
Love Frequency, Klaxons
Manslaughter, Body Count
The Perfect Cult, Deathstars
Familiars, The Antlers
Live 2014, Franz Ferdinand
The Sorrow and The Sound, Feed The Rhino
The Reckoning, Ethan Johns
N.O.W. is The Time, Nightmares On Wax
Live At The Greek, Black Crowes
Noise, Boris
United States, Ian McLagan & The Bump Band
Dangerous Days, Perturbator
Bodies and Control and Money and Power, Priests

All of the above – and many more! – are available via the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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Willie Nelson to host day long festival during SXSW

Heartbreaker Banquet 2014Country music legend Willie Nelson is to host a day long festival during the SXSW music conference.

Nelson’s private ‘Luck, Texas’ ranch will play host to the third annual Heartbreaker Banquet, a day long concert taking place on Thursday 13th March. The festival is set to feature pop-up shops, locally sourced food and music from 18 different performers.

The music will be split over two stages, and will feature sets from the likes of Shovels and Rope, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Lucius, the Felice Brothers and the Wild Feathers. Event organisers have also promised that there will be “surprises in store.”

Proceeds from this year’s Banquet are set to benefit the SIMS Foundation, offering mental health services to Austin based musicians.

The full lineup for the Heartbreaker Banquet is as follows:

Medicine Show Stage:
Shovels and Rope, J. Roddy Walston and the Business, Lucius, the Felice Brothers, Clear Plastic Masks, Nikki Lane, the Wild Feathers, Elle King and a surprise headliner.

Chapel Stage:
Willie Watson, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Shakey Graves, John Fullbright, Noah Gundersen, Mechanical River, Jonny Burke, Sons of Fathers and Insects Vs. Robots.