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Shearwater SXSW session on Radio K today at 12 noon CDT

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Chances are you're either tired of hearing about SXSW, or you're too drunk to be reading this. What I have here, though, is worth pushing through your SXSW fatigue and putting down that margarita (it's 9 in the morning, for chrissake). The fine folks at Radio K made the trip to SXSW again this year, and as in years past they have an illustrious list of bands recording sessions for them. One of those bands is our own Shearwater, whose session will be airing today at noon Central time. Minneapolitans can tune in to Radio K at 104.5 FM (Minneapolis-St. Paul), 100.7 FM (St. Paul), 106.5 FM (Minneapolis) & 770 AM (Metro area), while the rest of us can listen online.

Shearwater's amazing new album, The Golden Archipelago, can be purchased in all the usual formats by going right here.

If This Bus Is A Rockin'...

This is really happening right now at Pillar 6 at AUS.

Shattered Records Family Showcase: A Tribute to Jay Reatard

This Thursday (March 18) in Austin, TX a fantastic collection of bands from near and far will be performing at Beerland in loving memory of Jimmy Lee Lindsey, Jr aka Jay Reatard

Thursday, March 18
1pm – 6pm
Beerland, Austin
21+, FREE

1:00 – 1:30pm Mickey
1:45 – 2:15pm Shannon & The Clams
2:30 – 3:00pm Hunx & His Punx
3:15 – 3:45pm Wizzard Sleeve
4:00 – 4:30pm Digital Leather
4:45 – 5:15pm River City Tanlines
5:30 – 6:00pm Cheap Time
6:00 – 6:30pm special guests (Matador Records)

Amazing Instances Of Austin Bands Playing Too Many Austin Shows

(an airplane full of musical tourists, overcome with emotion knowing they'll soon be greeted with just-raised-drink prices, t-shirts reading "don't move here" and multiple opportunites to see Love Collector)

Y'know, if I had a quarter for every person who has asked me, "Gerard, we're so thoroughly enjoying Matador's 'Casual Victim Pile' compilation, where and when can we see those ridiculously talented bands in Austin this week?"....i'd be a very, very poor person. BECAUSE NO ONE HAS ASKED ME. That's ok, however, I'm more than happy to supply a long, though possibly incomplete list.

Flesh Lights
Thursday, March 18, 8pm, Burger City party, The Grand
Friday, March 19 (afternoon) Aparition Skateboards
Friday, March 19,  10pm, Beerland (with Cheap Time)

The Young
Friday, March 19, 7pm, Klub Krucial *

Dikes Of Holland
Wednesday, March 17, 12:30am, Headhunters*
Thursday, March 18, 12:45pm, Longbranch Inn (with XYX, Zoltars, Simple Circuit and more)
Friday, March 19, 1pm, 2200 Alta Vista Ave (with Follow That Bird!, Zoltars and more)
Saturday, March 20 (afternoon), Typewriter Museum, FXFY Fest
Saturday, March 20, 2pm, Uncle Billy's (with Bad Sports, Bang Bang Theodores and more)
Sunday, March 21, evening, Beerland closing ceremonies (with Digital Leather, The Stuffies, Love Collector and more)

Tuesday, March 16, 11:30pm, House Of Guys
Wednesday, March 17, 8pm, Charlie's, 1301 Lavaca (True Panther/GvsB Party, with Hunx, Magic Kids and more)
Thursday, March 18, 9pm, Red 7 (with Bad Sports, Pierced Arrows)*
Friday, March 19, 2:15 pm Fader Fort
Friday, March 19, 3:40pm, Stubbs (inside), Spin Party
Saturday, March 20, 11:30pm, Cheer Up Charlie's, 1104 E 6th St

Wild America

Tuesday, March 16, 6pm, Trailer Space
Thursday, March 18, 2pm, I Luv Video (with Ghost Knife)
Thursday, March 18, 7pm, Trailer Space
Friday, March 19, 2pm, House Of Commons
Saturday, March 20, 12:30pm, ROFL House (with XYX and more)

The Distant Seconds

Wed. March 17th 6.30 PM @ Chain Drive (504 Willow, one block south of Cesar Chavez across from Iron Works BBQ)
Thur. March 18th, noon @ Chicken Ranch Records day party @ the Liberty (1618 1/2 E 6th Street)
Sat. Mar. 20th, 12.30 PM @ Stem & Leaf day party @ Rainey Manor (90 S-IH-35, catty-corner to the Lustre Pearl).

Follow That Bird!
Tues, March 16, 10pm, Club 1808
Weds, March 17, 3:15pm, Hotel San Jose (Monofonus Press party)
Thursday, March 18, 7:30pm, Club Primos
Friday, March 19, 4pm, 2200 Alta Vista Ave. (with Dikes Of Holland)
Friday, March 19, 11:30pm, Wave*
Saturday, March 20, 5pm, Sneak Attack (behind City Hall)
Sunday, March 21, 5pm, Trophy's

Love Collector
Thursday, March 18, 1pm, Burger City Party, The Grand
Saturday, March 20, 4pm, Aparition Skatebords
Sunday, March 21,  Beerland Closing Ceremonies

The Stuffies
Sunday, March 21, Beerland

Bad Sports
Thursday, March 18, 9pm, Red 7 (with Harlem , Pierced Arrows)*
Friday, March 19, early afternoon, Club 1808
Saturday, March 20, afternoon, Uncle Billy's (with Dikes Of Holland and more)

Woven Bones
Wednesday, March 17, 2pm, Beerland (with Cruddy, TV Ghost, the Spits and more)
Wendesday, March 17, 6:30pm  Trailer Space (HoZac party)
Wednesday, March 18, 7:30pm, Galaxy Room (Hardly Art showcase)*
Thursday, March 19, 5:4pm, Broken Neck
Friday, March 20, 8pm, Club 1808 (with Bad Sports, Jeff The Brotherhood, Magic Kids and many more)
Saturday, March 20, 1pm, Uchi Sushi, South Lamar Blvd.
Saturday, March 20, 8pm, Karibu, E. 7th St.

The Golden Boys
Saturday, March 20, 4pm, Trophy's
Saturday, March 20, 11;45pm, Encore (patio)*
Sunday, March 21, Sidebar

The No No No Hopes
Sunday, March 21, 3pm, Sidebar

Kingdom Of Suicide Lovers

Saturday, March 20, 11pm, U.S. Art Authority

Lost Controls

Saturday, March 20, 2pm, Creekside Lounge (with Manikin, Turbo Fruits and more)


Wednesday, March 17, 1opm, Chain Drive
Thursday, March 18, 11pm, Club Primo

* - badge or wristband might be required.  or maybe not.

We'll see you, seeing us, in Austin

Heading to the annual Musical Trade Fair That Also Features Unaffiliated Gigs thing in Austin TX this week?

Well, do yourself the favor and check out The Cave Singers, Harlem, Fucked Up and Shearwater playing multiple times through the weekend. Here's a useful breakdown by time and place for your calendars.

Tues, March 16th

-11:30 PM, Harlem

House of Guys Party

@1907 Rio Grande Street

Weds, March 17th

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ Emo's
603 Red River
Brooklyn Vegan Day Party

- 8:00 PM, Harlem
@ Charlie's
1301 Lavaca Street
Victims of Sonic Attack Day Party

Thurs, March 18th

-1:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ The Mohawk
Billions/Ticketfly Party

-1:00 PM, Shearwater

@ Galaxy Room
507 E. 6th Street
Paste Party

-7:30 PM, Fucked Up
@ FADER Fort
1101 E. 5th Street
between San Marcos and Waller

-9:00 PM, Harlem

@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

SXSW Showcase

-11:30 PM, Cave Singers
@ Club Deville
900 Red River Street
Billions SXSW Showcase

Friday, March 19th

-1:15 PM, Shearwater
@ Waterloo
600 North Lamar Boulevard
In-Store Performance

- 2:15 PM, Harlem
@ the FADER Fort
1101 E 5th St
Fader Day Party

- 2:20 PM, Fucked Up
@ Stubb’s
801 Red River
Spin Party

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb's

801 Red River
SPIN Party

- 3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-3:40, Harlem
@ Stubb's

801 Red River

SPIN Party

-3:50 PM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 E. 7th Street
Shirts for a Cure

-6:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Home Slice Pizza
1415 S Congress Ave
Dickies Sounds Showcase

-12:00 AM, Shearwater
@ Antones
213 W 5th ST
Billions Showcase

Sat, March 20

-5:00 PM, Cave Singers
@ Beauty Bar
617 E 7th St
SX-Seattle Day Party

- 5:00 PM, Fucked Up
@ The Space
E 6th & San Antonio
Mess With Texas

-10:30 PM, Harlem

@  1104 E 6th St

Todd P Party

-1:00 AM, Fucked Up
@ Red 7 Patio
611 East 7th St

Fucked Up Showcase

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