I’m a day late on this, but here are a few pics from this past Sunday’s show at the House of Blues. Absolutely frigging AWESOME show, I might add.
Three fantastic Midwestern bands — Wussy, The Sundresses and Oh My Me — have launched a brand new Kickstarter campaign to help fund their upcoming tour to and from SXSW, including the fantastic All Night Party official showcase.
If you have a few bucks, I definitely recommend helping them out and picking up a couple albums while you’re at it. Wussy’s Strawberry is particular fantastic, if I say so myself.
Click here or on the video below to get taken to the Kickstarter page.
This was THE best show of SXSW last year, and with this lineup is sure to be amazing again. Don’t miss this.
If you’re headed to Austin for SXSW, there are two local Austin bands that you absolutely must catch while you’re there. (Well, to be honest, there’s a ton of great Austin bands you should catch, but these happen to be my favorites.) First, obviously, Quiet Company, who I rave about here and on Twitter constantly. And second, Leatherbag, who put out *two* of my favorite records last year.
For proof on the latter, check out their new video for the tune “Teenage Creeps” below. I’ll be posting show/set times for both of these bands as it gets closer to SXSW. You won’t want to miss them.
Another fantastic day party, this time from Chicago’s Trouble in Mind label. I’m particularly excited for the chance to see San Francisco’s The Wrong Words again. I saw them play out in L.A. when I was there for FYF Fest this past September, and I’ve been waiting for a chance to see them again. Also, you can’t go wrong with Mean Jeans, though I suspect their Saturday night set during the Dirtnap Records showcase will be more of a drunken mess (in a good way).
Saturday March 17th
Trailer Space Records
1401 Rosewood Ave.
12-12:30 : Hex Dispensers
12:45-1:15: Wheels On Fire
1:30-2:00 : The Mean Jeans
2:15-2:45 : The Wrong Words
3:00-3:30 : The Resonars
3:45-4:15 : Mikal Cronin
4:45-5:15 : Apache Dropout
5:30-6:00 : Night Beats
Brand new video from one of my favorite records from 2011. Can’t wait to see them again in Austin next month.
SXSW day parties are finally starting to get announced, and Paste’s set of shows is an absolutely humdinger. Glen Hansard, The dBs, The Wedding Present, Built to Spill, Hospitality, Crooked Fingers and many, many more. Don’t be stupid – RSVP here.
Also, if you’re in Austin for SXSW next month, I implore you to catch these guys live.
Really nice new song from Glen Hansard. It’s apparently modeled on (with Paddy’s blessing) the also-excellent “Sweet Suburban Sky” by Paddy Casey. You can check out both songs below.