It’s been a long time since I was able to attend the coveted, and now convoluted, South-By-Southwest music festival and conference amnd this year is no exception. But in the nature of bloggy goodwill I will try and list all the Americana-Roots events I have come across. Please feel free to add any I might have missed.
Joe Pug is pretty damn cool. His schedule is:
3/18Â Â SXSW–Stimulus Package Day Party @ Paradise – 3:00pmÂ (401 E. 6th at Trinity upstairs Free/Public)
3/18Â Â SXSW Official Showcase – 10:30pm Victorian Room at the Driskell Hotel
3/19Â Â SXSW–Schubas Roundup @ Yard Dog Gallery – 12:40pm (1501 S. Congress Free/Public)
3/19Â Â SXSW–Thru Windows Party @ Fado -Â 11:00pm (214 W. 4th Free/Public)
3/20Â Â SXSW–Bring Down the House ShowÂ – 5:45pmÂ (Free–email day ofÂ show for address firstname.lastname@example.org)
3/21Â Â SXSW–Reggie’s/Unscene Party @ The Jackalope – 3:45pm and 4:40pm (Free/Public 404 E. 6th at Trinity)
3/18Â – Joe Ely’s playing Momo’s
3/19 Aquarium Drunkard and My Old Kentucky Blog’s “Vaya Con Tacos” party featuring Roadside Graves, Those Darlins, The Rosebuds and many more.
Also 3/19Â the Yep Roc at the Continental Club is offering one of the best showcases with Dave Alvin, The Iguanas, The Gourds, Giant Sand and BeauSoleil.
3/20 The always lovely Bloodshot Records day party at Yard Dog art gallery (1510 S Congress) – starts at the crack of noon
No invite or badge required!
12:15 Walter Salas-Humara / I’m Not Jim
12:45 Andre Williams
1:15 Charlie Pickett
1:45 Dex Romweber Duo
2:15 Ha Ha Tonka
2:45 Exene Cervenka
3:30 Deadstring Brothers
4:15 The Meat Purveyors
4:45 Justin Townes Earle
5:15 Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
5:45 Waco Brothers w/ Rosie Flores
Bloodshot Records SXSW showcase
Red Eyed Fly (715 Red River by 7th Street)
Saturday, March 21
8p Exene Cervenka
9p Deadstring Brothers
10p Ha Ha Tonka
11p Dex Romweber Duo
Mid Justin Townes Earle
1am Waco Brothers
Hoist a shiner and some BBQ or a taco and enjoy the fine music and hospitality Austin offers.