2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16



"Taking form last spring, BLXPLTN stands out both for its future-sound take on Eighties American hardcore – compete with live electric drums – as well as effectively capturing an attitude that's both hostile and inspiring." -Kevin Curtin, Austin Chronicle

"The Austin-based trio blends punk fury with industrial and electrocrass sounds on “Stop and Frisk” and “Train.” Building from a minimal electro beat and distorted bass “Stop and Frisk” eviscerates the tactic. ...Sounding something like Black Flag with an electronic drum kit, the trio of TaSzlin Muerte, Jonathan Hortsmann, and Khattie Q inject raw minimalism with a new fire." -Nathan Leigh, Afropunk

BLXPLTN (Blaxploitation) is a cutting-edge new electro-punk music project out of Austin, TX. Power trio TaSzlin Muerte (electro drums, vocals) Javelin Horstmann (bass, synth, vocals) and Lil K Big Q (guitar, screams) comes together to create music that has distinct punk, new wave, and even hip-hop influences. Audience reactions to live shows range from enthusiastic headbanging to drop-jawed, drooling disbelief. All multi-instrumentalist veterans of live performance and touring,TaSzlin, Jonathan, and Khattie are quickly gaining recognition and support both locally and nationally. They are currently completing their first full-length studio album with Autry Fulbright (...Trail of Dead, Midnight Masses) and Elliott Frazier (Ringo Deathstarr), and on their first single and music video.

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