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Saturday, February 17th, 2007

SxSW Schedule Up!

So I get home last night from the Chin Up Chin Up/Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin show, it’s late, I’m sick and I’m tired and doing a little surfing before turning in when what do I find? The SxSW schedule is up. Goddamn. So I spend the next hour cruising showcases, copying stuff into my calendar and just generally getting the excitement levels ratcheted up a couple hundred notches.

The artist MP3s are also up but I’m waiting for the ginormous .zip torrent appears before I start wading through the stuff I don’t know. As it is, I’ve jotted down dozens of showcases from bands I already know, love and have seen which if all goes according to plan, I won’t be attending. Must find new bands! I’m not flying across the continent to see the same olds, even if they are great. Okay, maybe some. And I’m definitely catching Buffalo Tom because, well, I’m old. And The Tragically Hip closing things out on Saturday night at Antone’s is also tempting – though not the smallest club, I think it’d still be a pretty cozy and unique experience catching the greying Canadian ambassadors deep in the heart of Texas.

So if you’re perusing the sched and see something that you think is a must-see, do share the recommendation. Lots of the bigger showcases don’t have times scheduled yet so it’s tough to figure conflicts, but there’s more than enough info to get started on.

And some Hot Freaks-related news. Due to overwhelming demand from more performers wanting to get in on the action, we’ve moved the start time on both days up by an hour and are now hoping that the punters (and bloggers) will be able to haul their asses out of bed for 11AM on Friday and Saturday to catch one or all of The Broken West, The Hylozoists, Small Sins, The Hot IQs and Mezzanine Owls. Where and when info is on the website.

By : Frank Yang at 9:01 am
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  1. torr says:

    hey there frank, looking forward to seeing your picks. I just put mine up today.

  2. annie z says:

    um, i totally hear you on buffalo tom. they’re so fantastic live. and especially since they’re early on friday night? win!

  3. Paul says:

    "And I’m definitely catching Buffalo Tom because, well, I’m old."

    That’s the best line I’ve read on any blog anywhere in a long time.

  4. Mitch says:

    Mezzanine Owls and The Broken West should be awesome.