Here’s a very short list of upcoming shows – buy your tix accordingly as they all have potential for selling out. There are plenty of others, of course, especially with SXSW coming up, but these are mostly non-SXSW shows and getting tix is a good idea. Speaking of, Showlist Austin has a good list of the free/day shows if you don’t intend on buying a wristband. I’ll list my schedule this weekend.
Rotting Christ @ Emo’s: Monday, April 4th – $15.00 – Tix here
Amon Amarth @ White Rabbit (San Antonio): Wednesday, April 27th – $20.00 Tix here
Crass @ Emo’s: Rescheduled! Tuesday, May 3rd – $20.00 Tix here
Danzig @ Stubbs: Friday, May 6th – $21.50 – Tix here
Orange Goblin @ Scoot Inn: Friday, June 3rd – $10.00 – Tix here
Other shows your friends are getting drunk/high at:
Weedeater @ SXSW. If you missed them last time, don’t make the same mistake twice.
St. Vitus @ SXSW
Bill Maher @ ACL Live: 3/26
Devo @ ACL Live: 3/27 sold out and was $40 (too much) anyway.
Pack of Wolves @ Emo’s: 4/3
Wire @ Mohawk: 4/8
The Dicks @ Emo’s (with the Chumps and Motards): 4/22
Meatmen @ Red 7: 4/23
Roky Erickson (+ a million terrible bands) @ Austin Psych Fest: 4/29
Femi Kuti @ ACL Live: 5/6
Holly Golightly @ Emo’s: 5/20
Zeke @ Red 7: 5/21
Chaos in Tejas: 6/2 (I hear that Tragedy and other bands will be playing at the Broken Neck the same week)
The Lovejoy’s record swap was relatively small and lightly attended, but a fun time was had by those of us hanging out. Fuck you for not supporting it as it could turn into something cool. The next one will be in a few months at which time I’ll post a flyer, etc.
Lastly, a word about festivals: I don’t like ’em. But there are some good ones these days and the lineups are often a great mix of old and new bands, and there’s more variability within the genre than one would initially think. I’ll be attending the Maryland Death Fest this year, and I’d really like to go to Roadburn in the Netherlands next year. Maryland is easy to get to, and you really have no excuse for not making it happen. Roadburn is obviously a longer haul and I’ll go by myself if I have to, but you shouldn’t need convincing after looking at the band list for the last few years. Tix sold out in 15 minutes this year and they’re only about a $100 for 3 days of music and camping so your cost will largely be associated with travel. Let me know if you’re serious about going.