Press & Photo Recap: SXSW | The Resist Tour

There was national attention around our official SXSW showcase last month: ContraBanned: #MusicUnites featuring artists representing the diaspora of the 7 countries targeted by the US immigration ban. This recap organizes 25+ outlets that featured us between our album release, tour dates, and SXSW - including Al Jazeera, BBC, Daytrotter, Huffington Post, Noisey (Vice), PRI, Reuters, and Yahoo Music to name a few. Photos from our showcase, panel discussion, and tour dates are here as well!

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Sincere love and thanks to our families, friends, and fans for an unforgettable year! Here's a look at the key highlights of our biggest year to date.

::: NEW MUSIC :::

::: PR :::

::: LIVE ::: 

  • 60+ shows in 35 cities including performances at South by Southwest (SXSW), The Kennedy Center / Millennium Stage, Millennium Park, Summerfest, Summer Camp Music Festival, Taste of Randolph, Wicker Park Fest, and many others

  • Featured in the nationally-acclaimed SXSW showcase ContraBanned: Music Unites featuring artists from the diaspora of countries targeted by the travel ban

  • Produced and launched #AmplifyPeace in partnership with the Syrian American Medical Society.

::: OTHER :::

  • Raised $11,000 during the Elements preorder campaign. Donated over 25% for humanitarian aid for Syria.

  • Shared stages with amazing artists near & far -

    Youssou N'Dour, Sinkane, Escort, JC Brooks, Omar Offendum, Kayem, Ronnie Malley, DJ Bella Loki, Emancipator, Pokey LaFarge, Whitney, San Fermin, Charley Bliss, Jerry Folk, Henna Roso, Googie, Erin Willett, Molehill, The Maytags, Willy Dynomite, The Candymakers, Vox Sambou, Faarow, Mamak Khadem, Mohsen Namjoo, Dena El Saffar, The Admirables, Gretchen Pleuss, Nat Baldwin, CoLab, Friday's Foolery, On The Sun, and many others!

The Resist Tour & SXSW 2017



Friday, 3/17 @ Palm Door; 8:00-8:25pm
Panel Discussion @ Convention Center 10B; 5:00-6:00pm
* Wristband/Badge only


SXSW: Bassel & The Supernaturals
Reuters | Al Jazeera |  Huffington Post | CBS Austin | Daily Dot | Full Press Recap



Friday, 3/10
Lincoln, NE @ Zoo Bar
9pm / 21+ / $8

Saturday, 3/11
Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
w/ The Maytags, The Candymakers
8pm / 21+ / $8-10

Sunday, 3/12
Wichita, KS @ First UMC
7pm /  All Ages / Free

Monday, 3/13
Norman, OK @ The Deli
w/ Taylor Graham & Friends
10pm / 21+ / $5

Tuesday, 3/14
Deep Ellum, TX @ Three Links
w/ Friday's Foolery, CoLab
9pm / 21+ / Free

Thursday, 3/16
RedGorilla Fest
Austin, TX @ Parlor & Yard (on 6th)
5pm / Free / No Badge Needed

Friday, 3/17
ContraBanned: #MusicUnites @ SXSW
Austin, TX @ Palm Door
8-8:25pm / 21+ / Badges Only

Saturday, 3/18
Tulsa, OK @ Fassler Hall
10pm / 21+ / Free

Sunday, 3/19
First Plymouth Presents
Lincoln, NE @ Grata Bar & Lounge
6pm / All Ages / Free

Friday, 4/7
WXRT Presents:
 w/ JC Brooks [Album Release]
Chicago, IL @ Chop Shop
8:30pm / 21+ / $15-18

Wednesday, 4/19
SAB: B-Sides
Harrisburg, PA @ Messiah College
9pm / All Ages / Free

Thursday, 4/20
Paste Magazine Session & Interview

Facebook Live Stream

Thursday, 4/20
Get Down for Refugees: IRC Benefit
New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
w/ FutureType, Denny Love, No Wahala DJs
9:30pm / 21+ / $15

Friday, 4/21
Dayton, OH @ Blind Bob's
w/ The Nightbeast, 2 Birds, The Dead Licks
9:30pm / 21+

Saturday, 4/22
We Are Refugees (WAR)
Kokomo, IN @ Bind Cafe
w/ Bashiri Asad, Pale Giants
9:30pm / 21+ / $10

Bassel Resist Tour


Thrilled to announce that we're officially part of SXSW 2017! We are honored to represent Syria in this incredible showcase featuring artists from the 7 nations targeted by the immigration ban.


Friday, 3/17 @ Palm Door; 8pm-2am

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Elements Release Show: Recap & Photos

Thanks for an unforgettable night Chicago! Here are photos from our album release show at Logan Square Auditorium on Friday, 2/24. Catch us on the road from 3/10-3/19 in Lincoln, Des Moines, Wichita, Norman, Tulsa, Dallas, and Austin for SXSW (more info).

Photos courtesy of Kari Terzino Photography


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