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Saturday, March 15 • 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Pig Out

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Pig Out combine the chugging synth and beat of Chicago acid house with a highly individual mc style and a rhythm section that draws on the cold post-funk of Factory and 99 records. A unique mix of programmed and live instruments enables them to build intensity in a way that owes more to a DJ than a traditional live band, although their rare communicative ability engages the audience in a way DJ’s rarely do. Formed in New Zealand in February 2006 by a UK and New Zealand musician on sabbatical from London, Pig Out spent their first year of existence touring relentlessly, building a reputation based on their intense 2 hour live shows, headlining monthly club shows, performing large scale festivals and international support. Pig Out's throw down performance has seen them shift effortlessly from 4am warehouse parties in Auckland to raves on boats in Barcelona and based on word of mouth of their intense live show they have played European festivals and support slots for the likes of Soulwax. Pig Out released a mini album Club Poems on Pinacolada (NZ) in November 2006 and an EP of remixes ‘Bak 2 Xtacy Rush’ on Bhang! (Australia) in April 2007. Club Poems recieved widespread critical acclaim including NZ’s premier music magazine Real Groove’s Album Of The Month and #10 in the same magazine’s top 50 albums of 2006. Pig Out are currently recording their second album for release on the Tardus in NZ/Aust later this year. Pig Out were nominated in four Bnet 2007 categories, Best Album - Club Poems, Best Electronic Song - Disco Bag, Best Cover Art - Club Poems, and Breakthrough Artist 2007. The band won Best Electronic Track 2007. Pig Out will be performing at SXSW March 13th at the NZ showcase at North By North and March 15th at Mohawk Patio and The Free Agency Showcase.

Saturday March 15, 2008 9:00pm - 9:30pm
Mohawk Patio 912 Red River St

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