Hollywood’s Viper Room returns to Austin on March 15 and 16 with The Viper Room at South by Southwest (SXSW) – transporting its world famous Sunset Strip music experience to SXSW 2007 stage. Over two days, the venue will take over the Apple Bar (125 5th St., Austin) – a 400 indoor/outdoor capacity location–with confirmed shows from Valient Thorr, The Ringers, Oliver Future, Dirty Sweet, The Ruse and more.
Since its stellar opening in 1993, the world-famous Viper Room (also known as Johnny
Depp’s joint) has hosted the likes of Johnny Cash, Oasis, Queens of The Stone Age,
Courtney Love, Elvis Costello, Pete Yorn, Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Weezer, Maroon 5,
John Mayer, Iggy Pop and Sheryl Crow, as well as an array of other internationally established artists and the cult favorites of America’s underground
This year’s The Viper Room at SXSW (sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, BC Ethic and more companies to be announced) will feature some of the club’s most prominent acts, who are guaranteed to pack the house with the hippest crowd SXSW has to offer.
The first night kicks off with performances from: Valient Thorr, the legendary Venusian rock ‘n rollers; The Ringers, Austin expatriates whom have hit it big with their LA career at the Viper; Big Bang, a big bad whirlwind of raw, overdriven rock n’ roll that landed the opening slot on the Raconteurs’ U.K tour last year after Meg White spotted them at the Viper; and LA faves Hello Stranger, featuring Joachim Cooder, son of Ry.
The second night will feature stellar sets from: Austin natives Oliver Future who are now Viper Room regulars; Dirty Sweet, another Viper favorite whose music is steeped in classic-rock chords with modern-day edge; The Ruse, whose haunting compositions have been dazzling audiences at the Viper since arriving from New York in 2005; and the luminous Stars Of Track And Field whose “shoegazery” approach has been taking the indie landscape by storm.
Confirmed bands and their set times for The Viper Room at SXSW are as follows:
Thursday, March 15th
9:00 pm – Hello Stranger
10:00 pm – Big Bang
11:00 pm – The Ringers
Midnight – Valient Thorr
Midnight – Oliver Future
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