SXSW 2013: Divine Fits, Matthew E White, Radiation City and more playing IFC’s Crossroads House


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SXSW has something for everyone with content for interactive fans, social media buffs, movie lovers, business people and of course a stellar reputation for comedy. That said, but it’s really known as the place that bands come to be seen and heard and fans come to get their socks blown off by balls out rock performances. While we’re all about the comedy this year (and with Marc Maron, Fred Armisen, Scott Aukerman, Tim Heidecker, Chris Gethard and more, can you blame us?) we still have two full nights of must-see bands at the IFC Crossroads House, including sets from the incredible Matthew E White, Radiation City, Caveman, Canadian up-and-comers Royal Canoe and indie supergroup Divine Fits, the band featuring Spoon’s Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs’ Dan Boeckner, and New Bomb Turks’ Sam Brown.

You can see the music schedule below and right here and make sure you check out our insane comedy schedule. See you in Austin!

Wednesday, March 13th

7PM Doors Open
8PM – 2AM freecreditscore.com Music Showcase
8:00 PM Psychic Friend
9:00 PM Love Inks
10:00 PM Caveman
11:00 PM Ambassadors
12:00 AM Pickwick
1:00 AM Divine Fits

Each attendee will receive a token for one free drink at the IFC Crossroads House.

Thursday, March 14th

5-7PM LEGALZOOM Happy Hour with DJ Car Stereo Wars **OPEN TO PUBLIC**

7:15PM Doors Open
8PM – 2AM Red Ryder Music Showcase
8:00 PM Pageants
9:00 PM Radiation City
10:00 PM Royal Canoe
11:00 PM On an On
12:00 AM Highasakite
1:00 AM Matthew E White

Watch Divine Fits “Would That Not Be Nice” now and we’ll see you in Austin:

Want the latest news on IFC’s happenings at SXSW? Check the schedule here. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @IFCsxsw

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”

Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”

But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.


It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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