(Courtesy Apparat's MySpace)I first discovered Apparat in 2008, while studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Though my advisor had to push the German artist on me initially, it didn't take long before his critically acclaimed album Walls became the most played LP I owned. Needless to say, when I heard the talented musician -- real name Sascha Ring -- would be playing SXSW 2012, I made sure to fit his act into our schedule. While Ring typically performs live with a band, and sings his own vocals...Read Full Story
SXSW 2012 welcomes thousands of bands to Austin for the city's annual music festival. From mainstream rock legends like Bruce Springsteen to upstart indie darlings like Grimes, there's no shortage of talent. If anything, there's simply too many musicians to keep track of. With well over 2,000 acts scheduled to play from March 13-18, trying to keep tabs on what's great and what's worth missing can leave you with a serious headache. But don't worry, that's where we come in. Rather than become...Read Full Story
Apparat, a.k.a. Sascha Ring, is a German electronic musician who lives in Berlin. In 2011, he released his fourth studio album, 'The Devil's Walk.'