Well, now I know where I will be on March 20th! I just found my first showcase at SXSW this year (my first year attending). Fucked Up @ Red Seven outside (611 E. 7th Street, Austin, TX 78701).
This showcase will include Fucked Up, J Mascis, Rival Schools, Titus Andronicus, Cold Cave and Katie Stelmanis.
Fucked Up had a lot to say about this on their blog. Including the following:
At the same time at the same venue only inside, is the Woodsist records showcase, so it’s more than likely gonna be an Aerosmith-Run DMC video type of situation.
SXSW is a great time, where the indie rockers are only outnumbered by the free energy drinks
We are coming back Austin, and we welcome all challengers; your Pheonix’s, your xx’s and jj’s, bring us all the TuNeYaRdS and Passion Pits you have, we are ready.
enough with the indie-culture-presented-by-the-worlds-most-evil-companies-in-the-world. This isn’t Nick and Noras Infinite Playlist.
And for a lot of bands, the experience is like Vietnam – it’s hard to get shows, then the shows you do play there’s only a few people there because everyone else is on the 7th floor of some parking garage on south Lamar thats being presented by Pepsi because they were the only ones that could afford to pay Death Cab, but your band is actually GOOD and you just came to sxsw so that people could hear your music, and you spent $2000 dollars just to get there (this was us for the first two years, mind you) and then you get captured by the Vietcong and imprisoned for three and a half months and the only coverage you get on Pitchfork is a mislabeled picture on “SXSW Coverage day one: Wednesday” which no one reads anyway, because all the cool people are on trains to Austin on Wednesday and have no internet.
Looking forward to seeing these hardcore guys who have paid their dues and are now getting the showcase they deserve.