I am sure I have bragged about this before but… I’m going to be checking out SXSW finally, well sort of. I am going to be missing a few days of it thanks to school but will be able to catch the latter end as I will be arriving in Austin on March 18th around noon.
Why am I telling you all this? Well why wouldn’t I? I’m stoked to actually check some of this amazing span of days in one of my favorite cities.
Plus I am hoping people from Austin will read this and give me a ride from the airport to the city as I have things to do!!! Just kidding, I made arrangements already.
Shirts For A Cure will be putting on a free show at Red 7 that will start right around the time my plane lands. I am hoping I can make it there in time to see Paint It Black, Fake Problems, BANE, Title Fight, Riverboat Gamblers, Dave Hause, and The Flatliners. I am not holding my breath though as I am sure a ton of kids will get there before I do.
Later that night I need to poke around the city and find The Scoot Inn as Screeching Weasel, Banner Pilot, Dead To Me, and The Flatliners (2 shows in one night!) will be playing a later set. I am pretty certain that this show is going to not be free and I will do my best to find a way in as I did not obtain a SXSW bracelet since I am only going to be there technically for two days.
Saturday afternoon it looks like Alternative Press is having a free afternoon of music as well but I am not too sure I am going to dig any of the bands so we shall see. If anything I will spend that day eating good food and seeing good people.
I plan on making it over to Ginny’s Little Longhorn Saloon (see Ginny on the right) and see Dale Watson and crew play a show on Sunday the 20th. That right there would make my weekend. Plus I hear the chicken-shit bingo is a ton of fun too. Mike B., I’ll be looking for you man!!!
Other than those couple events I have nothing really planned for my 5 days in the coolest city in Texas other than hanging with one of the coolest ladies on Earth. I hope to mingle with some other friends too that I have who live in the area as well as meet up with some of the PR folks who help keep this site awesome including JT and Vanessa.
I am sure I will spend a dollar or two at Waterloo Records and I am hoping to see the cool parts of town and maybe see about getting a permanent souvenir again at Triple Crown Tattoos (not counting on that as Austin is going to be insane, but still…).
I am done bragging…for now.