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SXSW: Via Audio, Tacks the Boy Disaster announce day party

Via Audio

Bands: Via Audio, Tacks the Boy Disaster, Hoots & Hellmouth
Location: The Whisky Bar (303 W 5th St)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, Times TBA

David saw Tacks the Boy Disaster last year at SXSW and said, “They were–simply put–amazing. The closest I can come to describing their sound is Midlake, but that might be due to the fact that one of the members of Midlake played a song with them during their set.” Meanwhile, Via Audio landed at number 6 on my “Favorites of 2007″ list, so you can imagine the Donewaiting staff will be well represented at this FREE day party.

Here’s Via Audio performing at a day party last year at SXSW.

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The Irish are Coming! The Irish are Coming! (to SXSW)

Bands: Delorentos, Paddy Casey, Iain Archer, Oppenheimer, Channel One, Cathy Davey, Fight Like Apes, Laura Izabor, The Distractors, Driving by Night, and The Bleedin Bleedins
Location: BD Rileys (204 E. 6th St.)
Date/Time: Thursday, March 13, 12 – 5 pm
RSVP: angela@firstmusiccontact.com

SXSW always happens around St.Patrick’s Day and I always make it a point to stop into the Irish pub, BD Rileys, to enjoy a pint of Guiness and listen to some great Irish bands. Truth of the matter is I enjoy listening to the Irish contingency who shows up to watch the bands as much as I do listening to the bands that are performing. This day party is being called “The Music from Ireland brunch”. I’m not that familiar with most of the bands playing, but I did happen to catch Iain Archer play a short but sweet set at BD Riley’s in 2006 and am looking forward to checking out the former touring Snow Patrol guitarist again this year (Archer co-wrote SP’s biggest hit, “Run”).

For a more in-depth look at the Irish bands performing at this party and at SXSW, check out State Magazine’s coverage. The guest list for this party is limited to 150 people so RSVP today if this is your thing.

More info, including set times, will be posted at www.musicfromireland.org in the near future.