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 w/ Alex Grenier

Lucky Lounge

Catch Circling Drones at Lucky Lounge opening for French jazz-artist, Alex Grenier!

FREE WEEK w/Circling Drones at Lazy Lizard

The Lazy Lizard

Come enjoy the last night of FREE WEEK with a killer line-up at The Lazy Lizard! We go on from 9pm-10pm!

Circling Drones + Epirus Quartet at The Gatsby

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The Gatsby, Austin, Tx

Catch a full night of music with Circling Drones and Epirus Quartet at The Gatsby starting at 10pm!

Wednesdays in August at Vulcan Gas Company!

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Vulcan Gas Company, 418 E 6th St, Austin

Wednesdays in August at Vulcan Gas Company! Circling Drones go on at 10pm and Satalights go on at 11pm! Come enjoy a great night of FREE music!

Circling Drones

Sahara Lounge, Austin, Tx

The pre-parties are over, the festival complete, the after party enjoyed~! What's next?!

Of course we are having an After Show party at The Sahara Lounge!!! Doors 7pm

Line Up- Spindlegraf Circling Drones Bourgeois Mystics SOULFOOD Rentak

Can't wait!!!!

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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