Little Radio always manages to put on some of the greatest day shows at SXSW. This year is no different, especially Friday.
Here’s the info:
Red-Eyed Fly (715 Red River)
12pm – 6pm, March 17, 18, 19
Free, 18+, No wristbands required, free Bloody Marys and Beer!
WEDS MARCH 17
04:50P-05:20P The Growlers
04:20P-05:00P The Entrance Band
03:50P-04:20P The Happy Hollows
03:20P-04:00P Miles Kurosky (Beulah)
02:20P-03:00P The Henry Clay People
01:50P-02:20P Findlay Brown
01:20P-02:00P Red Cortez
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + guests
THUR MARCH 18
04:20P-05:00P Jason Collett (Broken Social Scene)
03:50P-04:20P Those Darlins
03:20P-04:00P Sarah Jaffe
02:20P-03:00P Shadow Shadow Shade (formerly The Afternoons)
01:50P-02:20P Matt Ellis
01:20P-02:00P Andy Clockwise
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + The Eastern Sea
04:50P-05:20P The Upside Down
03:50P-04:20P Jason Simon (Dead Meadow)
02:50P-03:20P Serena Maneesh
02:20P-03:00P Darker My Love
01:20P-02:00P Dead Confederate
12:00P-01:20P Tenlons Fort + Manhattan Murder Mystery
It’s a big day for The Damnwells. At 9 a.m., the band will release it’s third full-length CD, One Last Century, exclusively through Paste Magazine’s website. Fans of the band’s first two releases will want to download the new CD for tracks like “55 Pictures”, “Bastards of Midnight” and “Down with the Ship” while those who just recently discovered the band due to their inclusion on the Chaos Theory soundtrack will undoubtedly fall in love with “Jesus Could Be Right”, “Closer”, and “WWXII”.
My personal favorite is “Like It Is”, which Alex first debuted in a YouTube video accompanied by his wife Angela on backing vocals. As you listen to it, just imagine the Dixie Chicks providing backing vocals, banjo, and violin.
MP3: “Like It Is”
On the eve of the virtual release, I gave Alex a call at his (temporary) home in Iowa where he is attending The University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. The following is our close-to-40-minute conversation.
MP3: Interview with Alex Dezen
And in SXSW news, Alex revealed that The Damnwells will play an unofficial day party hosted by September Gurl, Organic Entertainment, and Ripple Entertainment on March 18 at Threadgills (South Store). More info as we get it.
Now get to downloading One Last Century. (available after 9 a.m.)
Looking like another great year for the Aussie BBQ. This party is open to SXSW badgeholders (entry subject to capacity).
I’ll have to do some homework before heading to Austin as the only two names that I’m familiar with are Youth Group and Gabriella Cilmi, who could be one of the hits of SXSW 2009 if her live show lives up to her recorded material. Continue reading