2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

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Pirates Canoe

Saturday, March 19
1:00AM - 1:50AM

The Hideout
617 Congress Ave


Listen to Ballerina Meena Jane

A roots music loving band, Hopelessly stuck somewhere between America and Japan

Pirates Canoe, a group of somewhere 5-6 members.who began performing together in the summer of 2009 in the Kansai area of Japan. With members from all sorts of genres (Irish, jam, soul, rock, etc.), a healthy love of the old, and self-penned songs, the band manages to create a traditional but fresh sound.

Rolling Stone on Pirates Canoe

"Even the hippest of SXSW hipsters probably haven't heard of Pirates Canoe, but with a sound that's Alison Krauss-meets-Ry Cooder-meets Alan Toussaint, they're the skinny jeans from Japan that are destined to be fashionable stateside soon. The sometimes trio, other times sextet, mixes a dollop of Irish folk with a helping of fiddle, mandolin, guitar and percussion that beautifully complement — but never overwhelm — the singers' ethereal harmonies. Though based in Japan, the members met in a very Amer...

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Kyoto, JAPAN
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