The Texas LoopFest - 2019


March 11: San Antonio Airport - 12:30-4:30pm

12:30pm Noah Peterson - San Antonio, Texas

1:30pm Violonceloops - Guadalajara, Mexico

2:30 Pedepelei - Mexico City, Mexico

March 12: The Friendly Spot, 6-8pm

6pm Liz Ruvalcaba - Guadalajara, Mexico

6:30pm Violonceloops - Guadalajara, Mexico

7pm Pedeplei - Mexico City, Mexico

7:30pm James Sidlo - San Antonio, Texas

March 13: Concrete Gallery, 6pm

March 14: Halcyon, 8pm-2am

March 15th: Colonial Hills United Methodist Church 6pm

March 16: Mission Marquee Theatre, 10am-2pm

March 16: El Luchador, 7pm-2am

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Accepted Performers:

Markus K - HollandDutch blues fusionist Markus K is doing a busking tour in the States. He uses the VoiceLive 3 and a Wavedrum to support his guitar based songs and improvisations

Rejyna - Los Angeles, CaliforniaI loop with six sync'd Digitech JamMan Solo XT Loopers with FS3X 3-button switches PLUS a dual-master config for discreet Verse and Bridge/Chorus systems using the same four slaves...and each XT has my 'save with your foot' modification.  I'm using a Boss GT3 Multi Effects, a Roland Guitar Synth GR20, a Godin Spectrum Midi Guitar, a Yamaha DD55 eDrums and a Digitech Vocalist Live Pro harmonizer plus an SDRUM

Nothing Chief - San Antonio, Texas

Thawind Mills - Austin, Texas

James Sidlo - San Antonio, Texas

Dave's Device - San Antonio, TexasElectronic loops mixed live

This Is Where Two Oceans Meet - San Antonio, TexasDreamy guitar loops wrapped up with a synth squeancer and peppered over with some drums

Lizeth Ruvalcaba - Guadalajara, MexicoVocal looping. A fusion of traditional Mexican and contemporary rhythms.

PEDEPLEI - Mexico City, MexicoImprovised ambient electronica using mainly the iPad as looper and effects processor.

Jimmy Loop Costa Rica - La Fortuna, Costa RicaOne Man Band, Original Music from Costa Rica

[stagename] - Tiffin, Ohio2017 American Beatbox Loopstation Champion. Award winning songwriter and champion performer, this performance certainly has its quirks. Taking inspirations from pop and hip hop, as well as jazz and even more niche internet genres, [stagename] brings an exploration of voice-based music that acts as a transition between mainstream and experimental performing styles.

Widespread Noise - San Antonio, Texas: Improvised sound produced by a variety of gizmos.  It's never the same show twice.  The Texas LoopFest performances will be drone.

Polysynthfusion - San Antonio, TexasThree ringed circus of synths from space. 

Brian and Chanel - Rockwall, TexasSinger/guitarist layers bass, organ, synth, and guitar tones, accompanied by drummer. Original songwriting.

GrooveTronX - San Antonio, Texas: The hippest Nu Jazz duo in Texas.  Prerecorded sequences manipulated live with guitar and effected sax loops and samples.

Deferlow - Austin, TexasLooped bass guitar with live processing, generatively sequenced MIDI percussion. 

Breaking Light - Fort Worth, TexasGuitars looped,stretched and delayed

Violonceloops- Guadalajara, MexicoChamber Shoegaze, Avant-garde, Electronic Chamber Music, Alternative Cello, Soundscape, post rock. 

The Winkler - Houston, TXThe Winkler (Clay Bowman) is a guitarist and electronic musician from Houston, Texas.  Growing up on the Gulf Coast in the 1960’s, Clay brings regional influences to his sound.  His musical career began in the 1980s with post-punk and new wave bands.  He has since performed in dive bars, art galleries, performance halls, and on the Avenue of Art at the Burning Man Festival.  His musical interests currently include both instrumental and song-based material featuring live looping.  He recently performed at the Y2K18 Live Looping Festivals in Mexico City and Santa Cruz California.

2019 Texas LoopFest Spotify Playlist



Concert footage of previous festivals

2016 Texas LoopFest

Jame Sidlo, Butch Ross, Momentary Gamelan Ensemble, Lost Son, Deferlow,Breaking Light, Daves Device, The Winkler, Spookstina, Cian, Troll Foot Frass, Arte Sacra Atelier, Xandra Wong       2016 Sponsors - TC-Helicon, Loopinglive, Morley Pedals, Pigtronix

2015 San Antonio LoopFest Concert Footage:

Momentary Gamelan Ensemble, Breaking Light, Michael Garfield, James Sidlo, The Winkler, Lost Son, Jenuine Cello, The Josh Glenn Experiment, This Is Where Two Oceans Meet, Aldo Caldo         2015 Sponsor: Smartsa

2015 Austin LoopFest Concert Footage:

Momentary Gamelan Ensemble, James Sidlo, Michael GarfieldLost SonThe Winkler, Aldo Caldo, Jenuine Cello, The Josh Glenn ExperimentThis Is Where Two Oceans Meet

2014 San Antonio LoopFest Concert Footage:

Noah PetersonJoe Trevino, Josh Glenn, Just Alliance, Mike Why, James Sidlo, FreshFX, Additional Performers:The Winkler, Cian     2014 Sponsor: Smartsa, Blue Moon Beer

 2014 Austin LoopFest Concert Footage:

Just Alliance, SaulPaul, Mike Why, Cian, Michael Garfield, FreshFX, The Winkler

2013 San Antonio LoopFest Concert Footage::

Aotearoa, Joe Trevino, Xylo, Noah Peterson, James Sidlo, SaulPaul, KBeeta, PyroplasticFlow, Captain of the AM, Artificial Earth Machine

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What's What?

What is live looping?  Live looping is artists using hardware/software technologies to instantly record and playback sound.  Born from the experimental efforts of early pioneers with magnetic tape and sound recording devices, "Loopers" have expanded into every music genre and into performance art. What I have assembled at this festival are performers who are passionate and serious about their music and their technology.  They are there for you to enjoy and appreciate.  Support them, buy a recording, make a donation below.  We hope you'll come on board and see how incredible looping is.