85 South Sessions! Is a new showcase designed to create a networking pipeline for artists, bands and industry stakeholders between the Carolina’s and Atlanta. We will feature all genres of music and will invite industry tastemakers to each show. Our 1st Mash-Up Session features 3 AWESOME bands fresh off of stellar performances at SXSW! Headliner...The Swear from Atlanta, is led by award-winning songwriter/guitarist Elizabeth Elkins and driven by the punk-rock power of bass player Kevin Williams, guitarist Cooper Carter and drummer Alex Grieco. The band has played hundreds of shows across the United States in support of their EP Every Trick's A Good One and LP Hotel Rooms and Heart Attacks. Special guest traveling down 85 South is Grown Up Avenger Stuff from Charlotte! GUAS is an seasoned family band fronted by amazing singer Deidre Kroener! They are presently touring the US Southeast, Midwest, and Northwest & Southwest, including 9 shows at SXSW, and the highly popular Launch Music Festival in Pennsylvania, in support of their critically acclaimed self produced CD release of Sparkleton. Opening the show is American Mannequins from Athens which features guitarist Taylor Combs and Thomas Barton Their unique blend of soaring vocal melodies and insightful, image-rich lyrics with driving guitar and expressive, exotic rhythms has been described as "thoughtful, melodic, and dance-able rock n' roll."
HEARO.FM Presents: a SXSW Showcase Featuring: GANG OF THIEVES ELDREN, THE SWEAR, THE YAWPERS, SIRSY, SDRA, DAVON, DROWNING CLOWNS and many more! The showcase starts at 2:00pm // 21+ // FREE BEER!
Bio: The Swear is an Atlanta-based rock band led by award-winning songwriter Elizabeth Elkins. Driven by a punk work ethic, the band has played hundreds of shows across the United States since its beginnings in 2005, and has released two records. The band's songs have been on many television shows, in...See Full Bio
"Elizabeth Elkins is a tough, assertive and expressive...a sort of speeded-up-girl-doing-Geddy-Lee-prog-punk, hence reminding me of old Boston art-core pinkos the Proletariat albeit more melodically.