SXSW 2007 is here! Let the rock begin!

Submitted by TheBaba on March 13, 2007 - 1:29pm.

South by Southwest 2007 is here.

Some general sites with lots of lists of the unofficial and day shows:
the Austinist's Interactive Day Show Map
Don't Need No Badges

Some friends of mine are putting on their own this year, ShedXShedEast in a warehouse 3 of them live in on East 6th:
ShedXShedEast at the East Side Shed

SXSW 2006 Recap and Review

Submitted by TheBaba on March 22, 2006 - 2:15am.

That time has passed yet again where Austin is set upon by music from the four corners of the Earth. This year marks my first time attempting live on-the-scene coverage, or "moblogging" the event. Moblogging, for those of you technologically rooted in the era when "e-mail" meant you got on CompuServe or MCI, is live web logging from a mobile phone, PDA or other such gadgetry. For those of us technologically rooted even earlier, let's just be happy we got here at all.

So, join "moBaba" and ATL Gretchen ("mo-G") as they rock the SXSW in the ATX... [read more]

10 Things I Learned from Volunteering at SXSW

Submitted by scarlett on March 20, 2006 - 4:34pm.
When I learned that my friend from high school was in charge of staffing all the venues and still needed more volunteers, I decided to take the plunge and give it a shot. As volunteers, my crew’s jobs would be to help move equipment between sets, answer questions for audience and crews, keep fire exits clear and keep people from smoking. Sounded pretty simple. In addition to hearing some amazing bands for free – including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and a surprise performance by the Flaming Lips – I quickly learned a few truths about volunteering for SXSW…

1) There are 1,800 different terms for the restroom, depending on your nationality. This became one of the jokes of the week, as the most common question that we repeatedly answered was how to get to the bathroom, delivered with various accents and terms for the washroom. By the end of the week, you could almost recognize that desperate look in someone’s eyes and you would simultaneously answer, “Around the light booth to the left, down the hallway to your right.”

saturday: plans & recommendations

Submitted by TheBaba on March 18, 2006 - 3:22pm.


food and rest


  • 8pm
    DJ Logic (NY) @ Oslo
    Vasallo Crab 75 (Japan) @ Elysium
    Cadence Weapon (Canada) @ 8:30pm - Caribbean Lights
  • 9pm
    LoneLady (UK) @ Exodus
    Forward Russia (UK) @ Fox and Hound
    The Rodeo Carburettor (Japan) @ Elysium
    Birdy Nam Nam (France) @ 9:30pm - Oslo
  • 10pm
    The Datsuns (NZ) @ Emo's Main Room
    Gitogito Hustler (Japan) @ Beerland
    Coco Solid (NZ) @ Caribbean Lights
  • 11pm
    The Jessica Fletchers (Norway) @ Blender Bar / Ritz
  • 12am
    She Wants Revenge (LA) @ Fox and Hound
    Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re (Japan) @ Elysium
    Lords of Altamont (LA) @ Beerland
    Holy Fuck (Canada) @ Momo's
  • 1am
    The Hellacopters (Sweden) @ Emo's Main Room
    The Charlatans (UK) @ Exodus
    Die! Die! Die! (NZ) @ Lava Lounge
    We Are Scientists (NY) @ Fox and Hound
    The Emeralds (Japan) @ Elysium

friday night summary

Submitted by TheBaba on March 18, 2006 - 10:52am.

we had few real-time updates for friday night, cellular data service was really flaky yesterday. the influx of leather-jacketted greasy a&r types on their RAZR-z probably overloaded the system.

Firday Night Highlights

Gemma Hayes @ Soho
Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles showcase @ the Jackalope:
- Turn Me On Dead Man
- Zolar X (from Pluto and the past)
- eX-Girl (dancing lobsters with guitars rock)

friday: the plan

Submitted by TheBaba on March 17, 2006 - 12:10pm.


Elf Power @ Sound on Sound Records 2:30pm
Mean-Eyed Cat (Forward Russia, Longcut, Dirty Pretty Things)
Red Eyed Fly (Brian Jonestown Massacre 4:30pm, She Wants Revenge 5:30pm)


  • 8pm
    The Flairz (australia) @ Caribbean Lights
    The Klezmatics (NY) @ Cedar Street Courtyard
    Mum DJ Set (icelnad) @ 7:45pm Fox and Hound
    The Brunettes (new zealand) @ Red Eyed Fly
    Polysics (japan) @ Zero Degrees
  • 9pm
    Billy Bragg @ 9:30pm Cedar Street Courtyard
    Princess Superstar (NY) @ Elysium
    Storsveit Nix Noltes (iceland) @ Fox and Hound
    Oppenheimer (UK) @ Friends
  • 10pm
    The Revs (ireland) @ Caribbean Lights
    Afriampo (japan) @ Flamingo Cantina
    Gemma Hayes (ireland) @ Soho Loungs
  • 11pm
    OK GO (chicago) @ Dirty Dog Bar
    Animal Alpha (norway) @ Drink
    Zolar X (pluto) @ 11:30pm The Jackalope
  • 12am
    Brian Jonestown Massacre (LA) @ Bourbon Rocks
    zZz (netherlands) @ Dirty Dog Bar
    Veto (denmark) @ Drink
    eX-Girl (japan) @ 12:45am THe Jackalope
    Arctic Monkeys (UK) @ La Zona Rosa
    Ted Leo & the Pharmacists (NJ) @ 12:30am Red 7
  • 1am
    Quit Your Dayjob (sweden) @ Drink
    Rogue Wave (CA) @ Red Eyed Fly

thursday: the plan

Submitted by TheBaba on March 16, 2006 - 12:40pm.
The plan-ish like schedule for Thursday...


  • Go! Team @ Waterloo Records 3pm, also at Mean-Eyed Cat
  • Gram Parsons tribute Jam @ Opal Divines noon-3pm
  • Mates of State @ Factory People soco at 3pm
  • The Ark @ Guero's at 4pm
  • South Austin Jug Band @ Red Eyed Fly at 5pm


  • Nordic night:
  • The Drink: Astrid Swan 8pm, Latebirds 10pm, Royal Higness 11pm, Disco Ensemble 12am, Sign 1am
  • Oslo: Dr. Spock 9pm, Jakob'nar'na 10pm
  • Morissey 9:30pm @ Austin Music Hall
  • Auktyon (St Petersburg) 10pm @ Caribbean Lights
  • Mates of State 12pm @ Parish
  • Spiros: Poni Hoax 9pm, Zenzile 10pm, Linea 77 11pm, Girls in Hawaii 11pm (patio), dEUS 1am
  • Jackalope: Shifter 12am, The Mess Hall 1am
  • Good local Austin set @ Cedar Street: South Austin Jug Band 9pm, Carolyn Wonderland 10pm, Ruthie Foster 11pm
awash in a sea of music

Wednesday night rock and roll Ozzie-style

Submitted by jason on March 16, 2006 - 11:52am.
An utterly infectious Australian punk-pop act called The Grates (like a grate in the ground, she says). It was punk in that "fuck it i just want to play" kind of way, with a driving beat made by a short-haired lass who looked like she was probably an australian librarian when she wasn't busy being a rock star. The singer had an incredible voice -- they were NOISY, but somehow she could wrangle all that sound and impose her melody on top of it. I hate it when the drummer has to hold back so the singer won't get overwhelmed, but these guys were full-on balls-to-the-sticky-club-walls. And she did all of that while jumping around for the entire show like she was in one very rocking jane fonda workout video. Not sure if they're playing again here, but if you see their name somewhere i HIGHLY recommend it.

Interesting international acts

Submitted by TheBaba on March 15, 2006 - 11:32am.
Here's a starter list of international acts that appear to be worth a look (hit read more). More tips and schedules coming soon.

signs and portents...

Submitted by TheBaba on March 14, 2006 - 2:17am.
signs and portents...
Soon the music will play... getting the live posting from the Treo working.

South by Southwest 2006 is NOW

Submitted by TheBaba on March 14, 2006 - 1:21am.

Year 20 for South by Southwest is here and the beginning of the music festival is nearly upon us. With 1300 bands having official showcases and more day shows and parties than you can spit Pearl at, the hangover is sure to be profound.

I'm going to try some field reporting this year, so stay tuned to the homepage here at Austin Music Monkey for live coverage from throughout the music festival.

i'll start talkin' again when i've got something to say — Blaze Foley

SXSW 2005 Recap and Review

Submitted by TheBaba on March 14, 2006 - 12:02am.

39 bands in 4 days from 7 countries at 21 venues with 3 Canadians and one ATL refugee, leading to a hangover that'll last until ACLfest

SXSW 2004 Recap and Review

Submitted by TheBaba on March 14, 2006 - 12:01am.

gotta love any south-by that starts on Sait Patrick's day...

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