SXSW Spotlight: The Suffers


SXSW Spotlight: The Suffers

South By Southwest is one of the best places to be when it comes to music. It set the place to see great musical groups like The Suffers.

This year there are some amazing groups that will be performing this week and you don’t want to miss any of them. It is a music lovers dream, because everyone is there and Austin,Texas comes alive at night and all day for the SXSW music festival.

The Suffers are an experience. The 10-piece Houston, TX band create a concoction of classic American soul, rock & roll, and vintage Jamaican rocksteady so unique its no wonder they have won 4 Houston Press Awards

Since forming just over two years ago and have already shared the stage with The Wailers, Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes, The Walkmen, and Cat Power. The sonically and visually arresting ensemble is packed with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive, passionate vocals. With deep roots in Houston’s live music history, The Suffers are just a few guys,and girl, having a good time playing music that they love.

The band’s debut video, a live performance of “Giver,” was premiered in January 2014 by Side One Track One following their hugely successful performance during Austin’s Free Week. Work has already begun on a follow-up to their debut 45, which will be a full-length album planned for release in 2014.

“In a more just world, The Suffers – fronted by the powerhouse Kam Franklin – should be at least as well known as Sharon [Jones] or Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.” – Star-Telegram

The Suffers SXSW Performance dates:

Wed, Mar 12th – 12pm – Symphony Squar

Fri, Mar 14th – 1:00PM – Eye In The Sky Collective Party – Shiner Saloon (422 Congress Ave.)

Sat, Mar 15th – TBA – Convoy Group Official SXSW Showcase – TBA

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