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Do you live life to the fullest? This is a question that for thirty years now has been challenged by a formidable group known as the Skatenigs. A band of heathens that has survived like cockroaches navigating life’s ups and downs making no excuses for their unconventional lifestyles or lack of. Phil Owen (aka Phildo) developed a brand of music that stole from every aspect of outlaw genres such as punk rock, heavy metal, rap, hillbilly and every sacred rock and roll anthem vulnerable to its taking. Read more.
Worm Suicide formed in South Texas 1996, later to migrate and reform in Austin 2014. Winner of Austin Music Awards “Best Performing Punk Band 2016-2017”. Still spewing blatantly offensive angst and catchy sing-alongs from Austin’s Red River district and beyond. Watch more.
The Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival, a.k.a. the Heart of Texas Rockfest features the best in unsigned talent that Austin and the surrounding southwest region have to offer, as well as some of the best indie artists from across America and beyond. Launched in March 2000, the first Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass Music Festival started humbly with one venue and sixteen bands in downtown Austin. Now in its 19th year, the 2018 Heart of Texas Rock Fest will boast hundreds of indie acts in our enormous downtown outdoor stages. Motivated by the desire to support and promote the best yet-to-be discovered talent rising from the burgeoning Texas alternative rock scene, the event is strategically scheduled to coincide with Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Media, Film and Music Festival. Last year over 40,000 rockers came to our showcases!
Over 30,000 entertainment professionals and 200,000 people are expected to attend the ten days of interactive multimedia, film, and music events, conferences, and trade shows in Austin. The 19th annual Heart of Texas Quadruple Bypass provides one more good excuse for music industry executives and cutting edge indie bands to come to Austin in March.
The Heart of Texas Rockfest has played host to Rock Legends and Hitmakers like Tom Morello, George Lynch, Blue October, Ghostland Observatory, Pepper, Bob Schneider and many more. Every year a star is born and we continue to keep the event FREE and open to the public. NO $200 WRISTBAND REQUIRED.
The Heart of Texas Rockfest – Music For The People!
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