How Does Everyone Do It?

I have 14 days left until I hit up Austin for SXSW and within the last two days I have learned more about what acts I plan on seeing than I have since I bought the flight tickets.

A lot of shows are going on at the same time and I can help but wonder, how do all the folk who go to SXSW do it?  how do their weigh who they are going to see every day?  I want to see Screeching Weasel but just found out the Black Lips are playing a set right around the same time… 

Regardless, yesterday my fav female pal in Austin left me a voicemail telling me to RSVP for a free show that The Dead Milkmen were going to be playing. I about fell out of my chair the moment I heard her say that… 

Then looked at the website for Transmission Entertainment’s Mess With Texas 5th annual event and saw this line-up:

  • The Dead Milkmen
  • !!!
  • Odd Future
  • Surfer Blood
  • The Dodos
  • Ted Leo (solo)
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Deer Tick
  • OFF!
  • Screaming Females
  • The Strange Boys
  • The Fresh and Onlys
  • Davila 666
  • Big Freedia
  • Lemuria
  • Dom
  • Esben and The Witch
  • Devin Therriault
  • The Growlers
  • We Barbarians
  • EMA

Wow, just….wow!!!!!

I know what I am doing Saturday whilst in Austin now.

Sadly I am going to be missing the one and only Wu Tang Clan who play the night of the 17th…  Having seen them twice in my time, once with ODB himself, I think I will live, but I am always down to see some live Wu Tang.

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