He’s originally from Austin and his upcoming EP is titled “Toronto,” but the video for Ian Moore’s new single “You Gotta Know” features footage shot in the Seattle area, where Moore has lived for more than two decades now.
The song, an immediately catchy three-minute rocker, is an early glimpse at “Toronto,” due out May 25 on Last Chance Records. It’s the first release on the Arkansas indie label for Moore, who rose to prominence in the 1990s with three albums on Capricorn Records after touring as a guitarist with Joe Ely’s band.
Moore almost always comes back to Austin for South by Southwest. This week he’s playing two official SXSW showcases, the first at 11 p.m. Wednesday at Cooper’s BBQ, followed by a 10 p.m. Saturday slot at the Continental Club.
Day parties offer six more chances to catch him, without needing a badge:2 p.m. Wednesday at El Mercado Backstage1:45 p.m. Thursday at Yeti Flagship4 p.m. Thursday at Yard Dog6 p.m. Thursday at Lucy’s Fried Chicken (South Congress location) 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Rio (601 Rio Grande St.)6 p.m. Saturday at Hole in the Wall
MORE DAY PARTIES: Check out our 2018 SXSW unofficial shows guide