Always great shit here. If you’re not familiar with it, Flatstock is the music-centric poster/art show in the Auston Convention every year. Great stuff and nice people, as usual. I’ll post pics of the prints I bought somewhere down the road.
Free show @ Lovejoy’s
Heard they were incredible. Thirty minutes from seeing them at Valhalla. Seemed like nice people too. Always cool when that’s the case.
Layered, textures, creeping doom. Will be good on record. Fun band and worth checking out/buying the record.
Missed ’em for Flatstock. Have heard both good and bad things.
Lots of people there to see them. Wasn’t my thing. Heavy 90’s-style hardcore. Lot of this around. Lame.
Missed ’em. Have also heard good and bad things.
Badass, as always. Love the new songs.
Ambient soundscapes, yet still organic. I’d actually listen to this at home, not sure what you’ll think. Kind of like Master Musicians of Bukkake.
Sheesh. Is everybody copying 90’s hardcore and turning it into metal? Enough of my friends are in unoriginal bands like this. What the fuck?! We need more musicians who aren’t record collectors. Think about that, seriously. Fuckin’ hell.
Scoot Inn Showcase
Only caught the end, but didn’t sound like anything special.
Sounds interesting. We’ll see … Holy shit! Awful…
Badass, bluesy-based heavy rockin’ shit. The way it’s s’posed to be. Yes, there’s still rock ‘n roll, you pussies. Fuck your cookie-cutter metal shit.
Good as hell, although I don’t trust their popularity.
Wicked heavy rock, not metal. You heard me.
The South by Southwest Music Festival is here and the free shows and parties have begun. I’ll be posting daily updates and recommendations throughout, and for the record, if it ain’t listed here, don’t bother. That said, let me know if I missed something. Also, remember that showcases are reserved for badge holders and wristbands, but there’s always a chance you can get into a show if you try hard enough.With the large number of concurrent shows getting into a showcase is always a possibility, and if they won’t let you in, get creative.
FREE SHOWS AND PARTIES
Psychic TV/PTV3 at Elysium [12:30am]
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.