Thursday, March 03, 2005


SXSW and My Favorite Cincinnati Band

I am not sure how many people reading this blog will have any idea what South by Southwest is (SXSW). But it's a great music festival in Austin. It's been warped from a festival of unsigned bands to a coming out party for mostly unknown, but signed bands. Never-the-less, it's a pretty big deal to get a gig at SXSW, there are dozens of venues over 5 nights that each have 3-5 bands playing. This year there are a couple Cincinnati Bands on the same ticket. The Heartless Bastards (recently signed to Fat Possum), and The Sundresses (My Favorite Cincinnati Band, still unsigned, but not for long) will be playing at Club De Ville on the same night. Good luck to both bands, and you can catch the Heartless Bastards at Southgate House on Friday night for their CD release before they head to Austin.

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