Another Austin outfit, Circling Drones, kicked off the show with an intense set of funky jazz-fusion instrumentals, thick with hard-driving riffs and heavy metal undertones.”

Scott Sterling, SPIN Magazine

Circling Drones at SXSW 2017

Circling Drones at SXSW 2017

Previous events

Circling Drones ALBUM Release Party

Stay Gold

Join Circling Drones celebrating their "Nowsterday" album release party at Stay Gold!

Circling Drones - 10:00-11:20 D-Madness Project - 11:40-1

Come ONE, Come ALL!


Free Week with Circling Drones

Stay Gold

Enjoy Free Week at Stay Gold with Circling Drones. Music from 10-1.

The Victor Wooten Trio featuring Dennis Chambers & Bob Franceschini

Empire Control Room and Garage, Austin

Victor Wooten Trio Henry + The Invisibles C J Edwards & The Funk Fellowship Circling Drones

This will be a night to remember! Get tickets soon!

Circling Drones + Big Britches

Mohawk, Austin

Come get your pre-ACL funk on at the Mohawk!

Circling Drones 9:30pm Big Britches 11pm

$5 21 and up $7 for everyone else!

Circling Drones at Voyager Fest

Spiderhouse Ballroom

Voyager Fest continues this year September 17th & 18th inside the ballroom and outside at the chapel!

Circling Drones will be performing at 5:10 at the Chapel outside stage!

Circling Drones Album release show

The Mohawk, Austin, Tx

Its that time again! Solstice Festival is on the horizon! We are having parties all around Austin on June 17th 2016 to celebrate and kick off the festivities!

Buy a wristband to the ALL the parties and the festival at the early bird price now:

Otherwise pay $10 at the door

Location: Mohawk Austin Doors 7pm

Outside Stage: 7pm HIGH CHURCH 8pm Fort never 9pm Continental Drift 10pm Holiday Mountain 11pm Night Drive

Inside stage: Circling Drones Album Release 9:15-10:15 Mama K & The Shades 10:30-11:30 Circling Drones 11:45-1am Tomar and the FCs

For more info about the festival and other parties visit:

Descendants of Erdick, Circling Drones at North Door

The North Door

Descendants of Erdrick - progressive metal VIDEO GAME MUSIC tribute band - LIVE SHOW

Performing songs from The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros, Final Fantasy series, Castlevania, Dragon Quest, and more!

$5 - All Ages Doors at 7pm Music at 8pm

VoyagerFest Film Launch Party - chronicling the inaugural 2015 Voyager Music Festival


Descendants of Erdrick Circling Drones


Circling Drones

Empire Control Room

Catch Magical Mondays with Circling Drones at Empire Control Room. Get there early! Show starts at 9pm sharp.

Music News!

3/13/17-Circling Drones play the Garage Stage at Empire Control Room & Garage for SXSW Mazda Music + Tech Mash Up opening for Robert Glasper, Tameca Jones.

2/25/17-Circling Drones are playing the Austin Instrumental Music Festival 2017 at Empire Control Room in the garage at 6pm!

1/28/17-Circling Drones submitted their NPR Tiny Desk Concert video! Good luck to all participants! NPR Tiny Desk Contest

9/18/16- Circling Drones play Voyager Festival 

6/17/16-Our LP Release at The Mohawk for Solstice Festival

4/10/16- Listen to Circling Drones tonight on Virtual Noise! 91.7 or online at

1/24/16- LP is OUT!!! Check out the Store to get your copy today!

11/2/15- Circling Drones mentioned in Progression Magazine! Go to 'In the Media' to read full article!

"What’s in a name? In the case of Circling Drones, not a whole lot. The web site identifies its style as “sax-driven funk fusion,” but the group played tasteful jazz-rock fusion with a decidedly Canterbury flavor (think Soft Machine). Instrumentation comprised drums, bass, guitar and tenor sax; no keyboards for this set. Bandleader/saxophonist Matt Moore studied music at the University of North Texas, so the jazz presence is understandable. Circling Drones was a pleasant surprise and a nice contrast to the harder rocking acts that followed." -Walter Daniel of Progression Magazine

10/22/15- Mixing and Mastering are being done to Circling Drones' first LP! Full LP to be done by end of year! 

8/3/15- Check out Circling Drones at this years' Voyager Festival! Check out the Media page! 

7/31/15- Circling Drones are doing a live-recording for their first LP sometime in August. More details to come.

7/21/15- Circling Drones are working on their first 8-song LP! Head over to the music section to get more info! 
Click here to listen to Circling Drones LIVE at Voyager Festival 2015!

Click here to listen to Circling Drones LIVE at Voyager Festival 2015!

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