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SXSW has released an updated list of bands that have been awarded “official” showcase slots at Austin’s annual celebration of bands you can’t see because the lines are too long and stuff you score for free because you know the right parties to goto (or you know Roy Mata). Big congrats to Kam, Young Mammals and the Wild Moccasins, all of which will find themselves staring at a sea of wristbands come March. Also on the list and hailing from H-Town are Roy Head, Magno aka Magnificent and TRE9. Also tapped is up and comer Solange and her band the Hadley Street Dreams, which is kinda cool because we love them Knowles and didn’t know she had a band. We’ll drop updates as often as they are announced, or you can check for yourself on the official SXSW band list.
OOOOOOOOOH FIZZLE BIZZLE. You know, in the midst of a truly LOL Vice Presidential vetting disaster, it’s harder than Gary Hart to compete for your attention – and we recognize this. But fortunately, some news that will in no way raise to the DailyKos or Redstate radar has come across our desks and it’s with massive relief that we’re able to quit hitting refresh on Huffington and be able to put some actual NEWS YOU CAN USE into your hands. Granted, this won’t make your choice on November 4th any easier, but it will leave you better equipped to pull the lever on your plans for October 11th.
Yessiree, the folks at the Free Press have announced the tentative lineup for their Fall Westheimer Block Party, and as in the past it does not disappoint. Rather than list out the parade of hitmakers, let’s take a moment to contemplate this poster (the less whip ass but more informative of the two crowding out post-vacation hurricane emails in our inbox):
SHAKA! As always, the show will be free except for the final ‘main event’ at Numbers late in the evening, which, at present, appears to be headlined by Austin’s Voxtrot. Party. One day we should send Innoculist up there to headline Jester Jam Fest. Joax. More details, including individual stage lineups and set times (along with additions and subtractions of acts) are likely to head our way over the next month. We’ll keep our researches doing all the due diligence and report it back here faster than you can find Wasilla.
Something Fierce is tearing through the humidity like Roy Mata and a Tofu Hoagie. DESTROY ALL ROBOTS. Perseph 1 is about to play on the TEXAS HEAT PRESENT BLESSED RELEASE OF THE SHADE OF AN OLD OAK STAGE. STOKED, cause it’s been quite a while since we’ve had the pleasure. We can’t quite see from here, but it looks like friend of the Skyline Network David is still wearing the purple sequined dress that he donned especially to freak out to Something Fierce’s set and is dropping hot in front of the crowd this very moment. There are 32 of us here from the staff, and combined we’ve drizzled off atleast 320 pounds. Ok actually, according to our attorneys, we’ve consumed a similar weight in Patron, so it nets out. No swimsuit calendar next year, sorry.
Based on their being here in the sweat, we’re ready to go ahead and make the deceleration that Ume, You(genious) (looking HELLA fresh in linen y’all), Kam, Guitars and The Mathletes are still to play this evening. Party.
OH SNAP – RYAN CHAVEZ IN THE HOUSE. Actually not, he’s waiting in line. What are you doing at home reading this? Maybe you just waiting for more GLITTERATTI!
DUSTI RHODES AND DAVID:
UPDATED: ok. turns out there is a show in Montrose afterall. This is a weird weekend kinda, and not just cause we’re recommending shows at Fitzgeralds, Dan Electro’s Guitar Bar and Double Dave’s Pizza (to some of you it will also be weird that we’re all frosted tips about a weekend at the Shady Tavern too, but we recommend the weekly show there on an ongoing basis). What’s truly odd about this is that its the first time we can ever really not recommending a single gig in the ‘Trose. Damn. It won’t be long before we’re all holding court and flooding the bathroom at The Shiloh. Nevermind.
SHARKS AND SAILORS CD RELEASE SHOW W/UME and THE JONX @ WALTER’S
YUSSS. PLUS DJ UNDER WARRANTY. YUSS!
LEAVE YOUR GENRE AT THE DOOR @ FITZGERALDS
Featuring: The Tontons, Perseph 1 & Andacc, Hueman, Kam, Evak 1, The Television Skies, Satin Hooks, Lower Life Form, Babel Fish, Two Star Symphony, Peekaboo Theory, B.B. Aeroplane and Dirty De.
Hey Fitz. We remember when we used to go to you all the time. It was kind of the highlight of our young lives, recently minted drivers license in our wallet and super big gulp Dr. Pepper in the cup holder of our parents’ Olds 88. We heard a rumor that this whole Leave Your Genre at the Door thing might turn into a regular event. If it does, and you keep having APPROVED mash-up line-ups like this, we might need to get a bigger cup-holder.
Spain Colored Orange, You(genious), Arthur Yoria, Program @ The Mink
SATURDAY SECRET SHOW FESTIVAL @ THE SHADY TAVERN
Check out our post earlier in the week for the skinny on this fatty of an event. Five bucks for two days, tons of bands, cheap beer and setups in the sunshine. Helluva lineup, even if who is playing when and on what day is SECRETS. Party
TEXAS SKA FEST @ DAN ELECTRO’S GUITAR BAR
You know, ever since a few weeks ago when some friends of the Skyline went to check out the Les Than Jake show and reported back about the epic time they had, we’ve had a bit of the twin tone on the brain. So then, add to that little pique of interest our desire to go give a fresh listen to Los Skarnales, who we thought were no longer a band (we swear to blog we went to a final show of some sort a few years ago at Fitz) and yet somehow bested Fatal Flying Guilloteens, Hell City Kings, Poor Dumb Bastards and Something Fierce in the Houston Press Music Awards punk category (granted, we called it at the time, but didn’t actually think it would happen). So, while checking them out, we stumbled across a poster for this event, which features eight ska bands, including Houstonians Los Skarnales, The Failed Attempt, The Pocket and Molotov Cocktail. Yeah. A band headlining a ska festival beat out all you punks. BANKSHOT. Doors at four. Ten Bucks.
Data vs. Data, Flowers to Hide, Wicked Poseur @ Rudyards
BLACKIE and Giant Princess @ Notsuoh (followed by)
BLACKIE, Cop Warmth, Delta Block, Cheney Young, PWI @ Franciscos (in the basement)
SATURDAY SECRET SHOW FESTIVAL @ THE SHADY TAVERN
TWO DAY SATURDAY!
LANCE HIGDON’S 25th BIRTHDAY SHOW @ DOUBLE DAVE’S PIZZA
The Tambersauro drummer is taking the opportunity of his turning a quarter century to offer up the live debut of THREE of his musical projects. QUOTE: “B L A C K I E vs. Limb vs. Gray Tapes (weirdo avant-rap jams), Holy Fiction (Acoustic guitars and beats and strong vocals) and Golden Cities” Woah. Starts at 7pm at the DD on Ella near 34th. Free.