Friday, 12 March 2010 I come

OK, so it's almost time. In about 23 hours or so I'll be on a plane to sunny Texas, home of Dallas the TV series, erm Dallas the city, a bunch of gun nuts and one of the most famous indie music festivals in the world, South by South West or SxSW if you prefer.

SxSW, eh. It's a monster of a festival and navigating the festival website in order to create a schedule is quite a task. There's so much going on and everything seems to clash. But, I guess that's the way of most music festivals.

My SxSW so far:

Sunday 14th March - Tuesday 16th March - I'll just be bumming around the city trying to catch a movie or two at the SxSW Film Festival which is also on.

Wednesday 17th March

The Muffs, back in the days

The music starts! This is the day of Allo Darlin's main showcase show, which takes place at 11:10pm at The Tap Room at the place is called Six, that's not a time. How confubbling. I have no idea where anything is in Austin, but in an ideal world I'll manage to catch French actress-turned-mega-hyped-then-completely-disappeared-only-to-reappear-this-year-singer-songwriter-songwriter Soko at 8pm. At midnight old-school pop punkers The Muffs are playing. Probably won't make it to that, although it would be awesome.

Thursday 18th March

Math The Band

Busy, busy, busy evening. Trying to catch crazy electro pop loonies The TerrorPigeon Dance Revolt at 7:30 and will most likely hang on in that same venue for some riotous chiptune/8bit pop madness from Math The Band at 10:30. Mega clash follows with Adam Green, Dum Dum Girls, Beach Fossils, Roky Erickson and Man or Astro-Man? all playing at the same time (midnight-ish), but they all might have to be missed in order to ensure I get in to see Japanther at 1am. It's been over two years since I saw those guys and their new album is absolutely amazing, so I really don't want to miss that.

Japanther at Barden's Boudoir, London (March 2008)

Friday 19th March

Grass Widow

Another crazy eveing. A Say Hi solo show at 7:45, followed by Quasi at 11 and Grass Widow at midnight. Hoping to finish off the night with either Les Savy Fav, Liars or The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who again, all are playing at the same time.

Saturday 20th March

Best Fwends

This will be a tricky day, since Allo Darlin are playing three shows. I might have to sneak away from at least one of those, casue there's alot of other stuff on. Kimya Dawson at 3pm, Best Fwends at 10pm, The Wave Pictures at midnight and Liars or No Age at 1am.

Eek. That's alot of music. I expect to miss most of the planned things and see alot of random things instead, but I feel very organised having a plan. sleep for eight days.....GO!

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