Friday, February 13, 2009

SXSW '09 Official Showcases

The SXSW official showcase schedule has been posted. I skimmed over it quick and these are some of bands that stood out to me. Obviously many of these bands are going to be playing several additional "unofficial" showcases, but that it for you to figure out.

First, these are the band that will/would be TOP priorities for me if I go/was going:

Future of the Left - Aces Lounge - Fri 3/20 9:00pm
Russian Futurists - Karma Lounge - Fri 3/30 1:00am
The Rural Alberta Advantage - Central Pres Church - Thurs 3/19 7:45pm
The Wrens - Prague - Thurs 3/19 TBA
Let's Wrestle - Wave Rooftop - Thurs 3/19 11:00pm
WAVVES - The Music Gym Patio - Thurs 3/19 12:00am
The Coast - Lamberts - Sat 3/12 11:00pm
The Secret Life of Sofia - St David's Church - Sat 3/21 9:00pm

These are notables. Big name/buzz bands.

Voxtrot - Volume - Wed 3/18 11:00pm
Department of Eagles - Central Pres Church - Wed 3/18 10:00pm
Grizzly Bear - Central Pres Church - Thurs 3/19 8:30pm
Here We Go Magic - Club 115 - Thurs 3/19 1:00am
Okkervil River - The Parish - Fri 3/20 1:00am
Matt & Kim - Opal Divine's - Thurs 3/19 TBA
The Thermals - Red Eyed Fly - Thurs 3/19 TBA
Silversun Pickup - Antone's - Sat 3/21 TBA
The Rosebuds - The Parish - Sat 3/21 TBA

Two NY bands that I highly recommend:

The Cloud Room - Cedar Door - Wed 3/18 TBA
Bell - Club de Ville - Wed 3/18 TBA

Two showcases, other than the AFTER THE JUMP SHOWCASE, which i have already posted about, stood out as being all around great:

MOKB show - Radio Room - Wed 3/18
Slumberland/Cakeshop show - Emo's Jr - Fri 3/20

I reserve the right to add to this post.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

UFO Sighting in Brooklyn

travels - The Hot Summer, Union Hall

travels are coming back for their second ever NYC show! Union Hall, Sat Feb 21. Playing with Get Him Eat Him and Kleenex Girl Wonder. Excellent lineup. travels were one of my TOP priorities for CMJ '08. I saw them at Bell House and loved them. Hopefully this is the beginning of many more NYC shows as they promote their new album, The Hot Summer, which I have been listening to a lot. Fans of their first album and of their previous bands, especially Metal Hearts, will be pleased. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

After The Jump - SXSW '09 Lineups

Two shows this year. Official and Unofficial. Here are the lineups:

The Official ATJ/SXSW Showcase
Thursday, 8pm-2am
The Rusty Spurs Saloon, 405 E 7th St.

- Bearsuit
- Drink Up, Buttercup
- Fight Bite
- Bloodsugars
- Eugene McGuiness
- A Classic Education

The Unofficial House Party at the infamous ATJ Backyard presented by Red Stripe (that means free beer)
Friday 1pm - 11pm (?)
1204 Salina St. - EAST SIDE BABY

- Superdrag
- the Parenthetical Girls
- the Pains of Being Pure at Heart
- Cause Co-Motion
- Blank Dogs
- Nite Jewel
- Girls
- Golden Triangle
- US Royalty

This year MAY be my first SXSW, but it's going to be a very last minute decision. Whether I go or not, I'll try to throw up some suggestions for bands to check out.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Annex - Feb 21

I told you that once the flyer for this show popped up that I would post it, so here you go. And DDDDAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNN!!! The Shackeltons are playing too!!!!

Mark my words. Come hell or high water, I WILL be at this AMAZING show.

Fires of Rome - "Set in Stone" video

Another band that I have been meaning to post about for a while have just given me a great reason to. Fires of Rome have detonated the comments section of my myspace with the video for one of my favorite songs on their You Kingdom You album, which I have been listening to a lot recently. Give it a view:

Hey, is that Billy Corgan???? And this reminds me, isn't Westminster this week? I love Westminster.