Wednesday, March 9th, 2005
Okay, so SxSW goes next week. I’ve been so busy putting together my tenative schedule for the three days that I haven’t really been paying attention to the more important logistical stuff like, oh, getting US cash, making sure I can get to the airport on time, that sort of thing.
But schedule – here’s my preliminary. This is not nearly everything I’ve got in my calendar, just the stuff that I’m going to try and make it to and maybe some second choices. I’ve actually got third, fourth and fifth choices in the Palm Pilot, as well as some buzz bands that I really don’t care about, but have written in just in case I need to appear hip.
Thursday, March 17:
Wrens @ Emo’s – 1:00 PM
Stars @ Emo’s – 2:00 PM
Rob Dickinson @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 2:45 PM
Feist @ Blind Pig – 3:45 PM Invite only! BOOO.
Midnight Movies @ Emo’s – 4:25 PM
Calexico @ Jovita’s – 5:00 PM
Aaron Booth @ Sake On Sixth – 8:00 PM
Ulrich Schnauss @ Blender Bar – 9:00 PM
Mark Eitzel @ Cactus Cafe – 10:00 PM
The Futureheads @ La Zona Rosa – 11:00 PM
M Ward @ The Parish – 11:00 PM
Hot Hot Heat @ La Zona Rosa – 12:00 AM
Spoon (rumoured) @ The Parish – 1:00 AM
The Salteens @ Sake On Sixth – 1:00 AM
Doves @ La Zona Rosa – 1:00 AM
Friday, March 18:
Asobi Seksu @ Emo’s – 1:25 PM
American Analog Set @ Club DeVille – 2:00 PM
Experimental Aircraft @ Trophy’s – 3:00 PM
Phoenix @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 4:00 PM
Kaiser Chiefs @ Cedar Street Courtyard – 5:00 PM
M Ward @ Pok-E-Joe’s – 5:30 PM
Earlimart @ Red Scoot’s Inn – 9:20 PM
Ash @ Blender Bar – 11:00 PM
Laura Cantrell @ The Parish – 11:00 PM
Saturday Looks Good To Me @ Friend’s Bar – 12:00 AM
Spoon @ La Zona Rosa – 12:30 AM
Centro-Matic @ Maggie May’s – 1:00 AM
Calexico@ Antone’s – 1:00 AM
Saturday, March 19:
Dirty On Purpose @ Spiderhouse – 2:00 PM
Doves @ Waterloo Records – 3:00 PM
Bloc Party @ Urban Outfitters – 3:00 PM
Centro-Matic @ Red-Eyed Fly – 4:00 PM
Tift Merritt @ Jo’s Coffee – 5:00 PM
Trashcan Sinatras @ Speakeasy – 6:00 PM
Earlimart @ Porchlight-Twillery Street Theatre – 7:00 PM
The Meeting Places @ SoHo Lounge – 8:00 PM
Aimee Mann @ Stubb’s – 9:00 PM
Ed Harcourt @ Antone’s – 10:30 PM
Stars @ Blender Bar – 11:00 PM
Son Volt @ Stubb’s – 11:45 PM
Idlewild @ La Zona Rosa – 12:00 AM
Ambulance LTD @ Exodus – 1:00 AM
American Analog Set @ Blender Bar – 1:00 AM
Nada Surf @ Red Eyed Fly – 1:00 AM
…Well, that’s approximately it. I’m actually sorry I’m missing the 16th – there’s a lot of shows that night (Trespassers William, Asobi Seksu, American Music Club, Jon Auer, Wrens) that I’d love to see, but that’s what I get for trying to save a day’s vacation time.
I’m sure a lot of what I am trying to see is logistically impossible (like being in five places at once) and it’s entirely possible that I’ll end up seeing some different bands entirely. I’m not dead-set on seeing anyone in particular, really. Well, Centro-Matic. Not missing them. And SLGTM again, if only to declare my undying love for Betty Marie Barnes (back off Grambo, she’s mine!). Set times are as accurate as I’ve been able to deduce, but are not 100% accurate by any stretch of the imagination, particularly for the day shows. But – if you’re going and are planning on being at any of the same shows, or think there’s something else I absolutely have to see, or just want to try and meet up somewhere or someplace, drop me a line. I have no problem going to shows on my own here at home, but somehow it seems that much sadder in Texas.
And if you want more information on the bands or samples of their music, the SxSW website has all that and more. Oh what a weekend this will be.
I’ve got a review of the new Wedding Present album Take Fountain up on Torontoist, and have dug up a couple more Wedd-o-matic links. Something and Nothing is a new fansite dedicated to archiving all things Gedge and are doing a pretty bang-up job so far and this piece at Manchester Online talks to David Lewis Gedge about how the new record was informed by his breakup with co-Cinerama founder Sally Murrell.
np – Pernice Brothers / The World Won’t End