Versus was formed in 1990 by Richard Baluyut, Fontaine Toups, and Edward Baluyut in New York City. The band was noted for its marriage of pop songwriting and vocal harmonies to the “loud-soft” dynamics of grunge and alternative rock. They were also noted for their proficient and disciplined musicianship and for their credo of “meat, sports, and rock.”
This year, we have a very exciting showcase featuring Merge freshmen and a couple of old friends! Get there early to meet newest Merge signees Times New Viking and stay late to see the only nighttime WILD FLAG show of the festival! In between, Apex Manor, Telekinesis & Wye Oak will be sharing songs from their new albums out this spring, and American Music Club & Versus will make a rare appearance in Austin for the festival.
Versus will head west for dates this spring to promote their new album On the Ones and Threes. Don't miss your chance to see Versus live!
Sebastian Blanck - Alibi Coast
Corin Tucker Band - 1,000 Years
Lower Dens - Twin-Hand Movement
Cotton Candy - Top-notch & First-rate
Violens - Amoral
Sharon Van Etten - Epic
Plus Minus - Pulled Punches
Beach House - Teen Dream
Superchunk - Majesty Shredding
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (I know, and I don't care!)
Versus returned to the "active" column in 2010 with On the Ones and Threes and just announced new west coast tour dates in February!
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