Author Archives: David A. Cobb

The Judy’s reunite for Austin Music Awards

The Austin Chronicle recently published this article about Houston/Pearland group The Judy’s, who plan to reunite for a show during SXSW at the Austin Music Awards on March 12.

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Suburban Homes announces day party

Bands: Jon Snodgrass (from Drag the River), Two Cow Garage, Playing Favorites, Joey Cape (acoustic set), Teenage Bottlerocket, Scott Reynolds and the Steaming Beast, Limbeck, Portugal the Man, Ghost Buffalo, Jr. Juggernaut, O Pioneers!!! (performing with the Paper Moons)
Date: Friday, March 14
Location: Headhunters, indoors (720 Red River)
RSVP: n/a (no cost/no badge or wristband required)

Suburban Home has put together this fine day party. Reportedly, Jon Snodgrass will be performing his set with Two Cow Garage and might trade off songs, play songs together, and throw in a few surprises for everyone.

Set times TBA, but the party starts at noon and runs until 8pm.

Get a free SXSW Music badge for volunteering…

This in from HoustonSoReal:

Anyone still interested in volunteering for SXSW needs to log on to and fill out the online application.

What I am looking for is people to work stage crew and anyone wanting to work stage crew can contact me ( If they want to volunteer but are interested in other volunteer positions besides stage crew they can email for available crews.

Stage crew volunteers are assigned to one of the SXSW Music Festival venues, and will work in the same venue each night. The stage crew assists performers in loading equipment on and off the stage during set changes; communicates pertinent information to artists, stage managers and staff; and surveys the venue for problems.

This position requires no specific knowledge – just patience and the willingness to work hard and have fun. A team-oriented attitude and the ability to work well with all types of people are essential. At minimum, two meetings will be required of each crew member prior to the festival. One meeting will be a walk-through of the assigned venue.


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Houston Press SXSW showcase

On Thursday, March 13th, the Houston Press hosts a showcase at The Tap Room (311 Colorado St.).  The show features some of Houston’s most touted bands:

The Mathletes
The Ton Tons
Studemont Project
Peekaboo Theory
Million Year Dance
The Dimes (No, not the Portland band of the same name. Actually, by March the Houston-based Dimes will probably no longer be called The Dimes.)

Idol Records showcase w/ Black Tie Dynasty, PPT, Glen Reynolds, and more

Idol Records will host a label showcase at SXSW on Friday, March 14, at The Wave (408 E. 6th St.). The line-up includes: Black Tie Dynasty, The Crash That Took Me, PPT, Glen Reynolds, Watershed and Mitra–along with some surprise guests.

Austin mayor tells it like it is during SXSW

Check it out on YouTube.

Pre-order Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky + vinyl

You can now pre-order Wilco’s upcoming Sky Blue Sky from MusicToday. T-shirts and a double vinyl set (which includes the CD) are also available.

Check out the good here.

Highlights of SXSW 2007 Day 3

Hands down, the Australian Music Collective‘s annual Aussie BBQ was Friday’s highlight for me, as usual. Besides the free food, the slew of mostly unknown (in the U.S., at least) Australian bands was–and usually is–pretty amazing.

Expatriate | Airbourne | You Am I | Wolf & Cub | Hoodoo Gurus

The Hoodoo Gurus were playing the U.S. for the first time in 13 years (I think). I listened to them back in the mid-80s and love Stoneage Romeos so this was a great throwback show for me. They had the place packed as well, which was good to see.

Local H‘s Scott Lucas acoustic set @ the Sinister Muse party @ Momo’s. Look on YouTube sometime soon for his cover of Concrete Blonde’s “Joey.”

Mew @ Under The Radar‘s party @ The Belmont

Badly Drawn Boy / The Good, The Bad & The Queen @ Stubb’s

On The Verge 2007 showcase

Check out these bands tonight at the parking lot on 5th and Trinity. A free party, open to all ages.

6 p.m.: Million Year Dance, Houston
7 p.m.: Midnight Pilots, Houston
8 p.m.: Charles P. and The 10%, Conroe
9 p.m.: Trevor Guthrie, Vancouver


Highlights of SXSW Day 2

I started off the day with breakfast tacos at “The Fort,” the Fader/Levi’s party, where they previewed the new Queens Of The Stone Age album. We hoped for an appearance but it didn’t happen.

Another great band I had never heard of, Grand Ole Party, started off the Filter magazine party at Cedar Street. They’re from San Diego and blew me away. Be sure to check them out.

Also great today:

Great Northern
@ the Filter party
The Prairie Cartel (again) @ the Belmont
Buddy @ The Parish
Pale @ a parking lot on 5th @ San Jacinto

Mute Math had a crowd even outside their show at the Dirty Dog, but it was 120 Days @ Flamingo Cantina that stood out the most on Thursday. They are a impressive live band and really got the crowd into their spacey electro-pop. Check out one of their videos. See a live performance on YouTube.