Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Obligatory SXSW Post

It’s spring break at the University of Texas, so that means SXSW starts tomorrow. If you’re heading to Austin, remember to take a break from seeing mediocre bands, and take in some of the sights. It’s a beautiful city and most of the Barbeque and Tex-Mex restaurants are way better than what you get for free at those parties. Maybe I'll see you down there? I'll be the white guy with brown hair, medium build....

Here are some of the LA related parties/showcases (listing the bands would be too cumbersome):

Wednesday Day:
Little Radio Party @ Red Eyed Fly – Von Bondies, Tallest Man on Earth, Megafaun (Lineup HERE); free beer and bloody marys

Spaceland Party @ Maggie Mae’s – Wavves, Vivian Girls, Marnie Stern (RSVP HERE)

Wednesday Night:
KCRW Showcase @ Buffalo Billiards – Ida Maria, School of Seven Bells, Port O’Brien, Other Lives

Thursday Day:
Little Radio Party @ Red Eyed Fly – Port O’Brien, Loch Lomond, Viva Voce, Afternoons, Imaad Wasif (Lineup HERE); free PBR and bloody marys

Aquarium Drunkard Party @ Peckerhead’s [402 E. 6th St.] – Rosebuds, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, J Tillman, Le Switch, Henry Clay People, The Grates, Dark Meat, Megafaun, Port O’Brien (RSVP HERE); free Red Stripe and wine and breakfast

Thursday Night:
LA Record @ the Independent – Blu, Busdriver, Very Be Careful, Henry Clay People, Blank Blue, Castledoor

Hotel Café @ the Parish – Cary Brothers, Greg Laswell, Meiko, Lenka, Thao Nguyen, Lisa Hannigan, Anya Marina

Dangerbird @ the Ranch – Eulogies, Dappled Cities

PPM @ Red 7 – Mika Miko, Abe Vigoda, Soft Circle, Gun Outfit, Silk Flowers, Total Abuse


Friday Day:
Hot Freaks (co-presented by Aquarium Drunkard) @ Mohawk/Club De Ville – Hold Steady, American Analog Set, Thermals, Handsome Furs, Richard Swift, Henry Clay People, Wrens (RSVP HERE)

Little Radio Party @ Red Eyed Fly – White Denim, Phosphorescent, Restaurant, Henry Clay People. Horse Feathers, Great Northern, Pity Party (Lineup HERE); free PBR and bloody marys

Buzz Bands Party @ Cheers [416 E. 6th St.] – Harlem Shakes, Red Cortez, Local Natives, The Shys, Mother Hips

Friday Night:
In the Red Records Showcase @ Beerland - Vivian Girls, Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds, Thee Oh Sees, Intelligence, Christmas Island, TV Ghost, The Strange Boys

Hotel Café @ Alehouse – Rocco DeLuca, Tyrone Wells, HoneyHoney

DimMak @ the Parish Downstairs – The Willowz, Gil Mantera’s Party Dream

The Roxy Theatre @ Rusty Spurs – Semi Precious Weapons, Nico Vega, Valient Thorr, Bigelf, Alberta Cross

Saturday Day:
The Smell Party @ Domy Books – No Age, Mika Miko, The Mae Shi, Anavan, Bastidas

Mess with Texas (curated by Sean Carlson) @ Waterloo Park – Black Lips, Circle Jerks, Monotonix, Thermals, Cursive, King Khan, Red Cortez, Kid Sister, Busdriver, Akron Family, Soft Pack, Crystal Antlers, Jason Lytle, Abe Vigoda

Hot Freaks (co-presented by Aquarium Drunkard) @ Mohawk/Club De Ville – Jeremy Jay, Sebastian Grainger, The Grates, The Girls, Camera Obscura, Viva Voce, Jason Lytle

Saturday Night:
IHEARTCOMIX Party @ Texas Nightclub – Diplo, Switch [RSVP HERE]

Hotel Café @ Alehouse – Buddy, Pedestrian, Whispertown 2000

Silversun Pickups Party @ Antone’s – Silversun Pickups, Happy Hollows, Pity Party, Duke Spirit, Afternoons

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