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Recap Video | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

With “Beast Out” as the rallying cry at the L.R.G. x Workaholics SXSW party, those attending followed through with energy that nearly blew the roof off the joint and had people literally jumping out of trees to show their commitment to those who took to the stage. With acts like The Cool Kids, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Wavves and Trash Talk – not to mention a quartet of rapping wizards, the music thumping from the speakers was as diverse a lineup ever assembled at one SXSW party. The only question that remains is – how will we top this for next year?


Photos | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012


Freddie Gibbs Calls Hardcore Band Trash Talk Best Act at SXSW

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Posted on Mar 19th 2012 4:30PM by

While SXSW has traditionally been a proving ground for unsigned artists, in recent years stadium-level acts have begun to overshadow the up-and-comers, who have cut their teeth at the almost week-long Music event in Austin, Texas for the past twenty-five years.

One such artist, who saw his star rise after being labeled rap’s breakout star of SXSW 2010, and has since been signed to Young Jeezy’s CTE imprint, is Gary, Ind. rapper Freddie Gibbs, who noted the change in this year’s conference, which featured performances by Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross and The-Dream.

“I still think it’s something dope for independent artists, but this year it’s getting a little Hollywood and corporate and s—, to be honest,” Gibbs told The Boombox, while taking in a stellar set by Brooklyn indie band Dive at the Fader Fort.

“I did a lot of groundwork here a couple years ago, so like I said, it’s a good thing for up-and-coming artists and artists putting in that work, but it is a little Hollywood this year, and a little bogus,” Gibbs continued. “Everything got a label on it, brands. That’s cool and all, I know you gotta sell your s—, but it’s taking away from being initial.”

Discussing this year’s overabundance of big-name hip-hop acts — a genre which was hardly represented before Hip-Hop Director Matt Sonzala began booking rap acts in 2004 — Gibbs lamented the lessened impact of surprise performances by heroes like Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

“It doesn’t meen nothin’ no more. When an artist like that come through, it should mean somethin’. It should be a dope experience. I wouldn’t mind just seeing big artists in the crowd, being spectators, just to see this type of s—,” he said, referring to the unique-looking indie band on stage. “With me, it’s just about coming here, hearing good music. I go to shows, all that s—, it’s a good experience for me.”

When asked to name his favorite act at SXSW, Gibbs gave a surprising answer — California hardcore band Trash Talk, who previously caused a near-riot at the Fader Fort in 2011.


Trailer | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

LRG x Workaholics Trailer | #LRGbeastout from LRG on Vimeo.

After another successful year of SXSW, people are still buzzing about the party that went down between LRG, Comedy Central’s The Workaholics and a host of musical acts from different backgrounds. With Blake, Adam and Ders looking on as Freddie Gibbs, The Cool Kids, Curren$y and Trash Talk blew the roof off of the joint, it’s no surprise that those same folks are already dreaming about what next year’s party will bring with it. For now, enjoy the little teaser trailer of the event as an appetizer for Wednesday’s main course.


Tweets | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

As you’ve probably already heard, the house party that went down at SXSW between LRG, the Workaholics and a host of musical acts ranging from the hip-hop to harcore was a complete and utter success. Don’t believe us? Just check out some of the best tweets sent out during that 14-hour period where #LRGbeastout was the rallying cry.


Instagram | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

If you couldn’t make it down to SXSW to the party that people are calling the “best party of the festival,” featuring LRG, the Workaholics, The Cool Kids, Trash Talk, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and more, allow some of these Instagram snapshots to serve as a peak at the debauchery had by all. With wizards, dinosaurs and everything in between, wait until you see the video of the event that drops early next week.


Recap One | The Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Some called it a “madhouse,” while others referred to it as “controlled chaos.” Either way, the atmosphere at the LRG x Workaholics party at SXSW was one that won’t soon be forgotten. With the cast of the hit Comedy Central show on hand to share in the good times and take pictures with fans from all walks of life, the entire experience was highlighted by musical acts that had the party going from 9am-2am. This included The Wizards, The Cool Kids, Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y, not to mention Trash Talk who had partygoers so riled up that they nearly shut the whole show down. While a few photos and tweets can’t nearly capture everything, a full video recap is in store for next week.

The Workaholics – Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Kyle Newacheck, and Anders Holm.

The Workaholics and the winners of our “Let’s Get Weeeeird” sweepstakes.

The aftermath of Trash Talk’s set.

Chuck Inglish of The Cool Kids.


Part two coming soon.


Workaholics House Party at SXSW

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012
Icenhauer’s – 83 Rainey St. Austin, TX

LET’S GET WEIRD with the cast of Comedy Central’s Workaholics down at SXSW! You – the fans – are invited to the WORKAHOLICS HOUSE PARTY to hang out, PARTY, listen to live music, PARTY, play games, PARTY and interact one-on-one with the stars of the show.

Party Supplies
A House for Lions
Youngblood Hawke
Chuck Inglish
Statik Selekta
The Cool Kids
Trash Talk
Freddie Gibbs
With a Special Appearance by The Cast of Workaholics

Doors open at 1 p.m.
All attendees must be 21+ and have valid I.D. at the door.
This event is open to the public. No purchase necessary.
RSVP does NOT guarantee admission and is non-transferable.
Admission is on a first come, first serve basis.
SXSW badge holders do not have priority or special access.
Comedy Central reserves the right to refuse admission at their discretion.
Rainey St. will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. – please plan accordingly.

Workaholics follows Mail Order Comedy’s Blake (Blake Anderson), Adam (Adam Devine) and Ders (Anders Holm), three friends who work together as telemarketers from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Whether they’re at their house in Rancho Cucamonga or getting ready to rage at a Renaissance Faire, the guys find trouble wherever they go.

When the clock strikes five — and often before that — the guys can be found at their favorite bar, children’s park or enjoying the product of their friend/drug dealer Karl “the human genius” (MOC’s Kyle Newacheck) and drinking beers on their roof.

Click here to RSVP.

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