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SXSW castaways in Houston

March 13th, 2005 · No Comments

For those of us who are unable to make it to SXSW this year (believe me when I say I am unthrilled about not being able to make it), at least there are a handful of good shows this week by bands also performing in Austin as part of the SXSW festivities.

Shows of note this week include:

Tonight (Sunday, 3.13.05)

The Blues Hound’s 3rd Annual Spring Howl (KPFT Benefit), featuring Joe Miranda and The Wildcatters, Dave Nevling and the Blues Kats, The Holland K. Smith Band, & The Malford Milligan Band @ The Meridian
Elvis Costello and The Imposters/Tift Merritt @ Verizon Wireless
Ian Moore @ Rudyard’s
(Hed)Pe @ The Engine Room
Rodeo Houston, featuring Duelo & Jimmy G y El Grupo Mazz @ Reliant Stadium

Monday, 3.14.05

Rodeo Houston, featuring Steve Miller Band @ Reliant Stadium
Electric Eel Shock/The Thieves/The Ronin King @ Super Happy Fun Land
Ash/The Bravery @ The Engine Room
Pat Metheny Group @ Verizon Wireless

Tuesday, 3.15.05

Ambulance Ltd/VHS or Beta/Robbers on High Street @ The Meridian (small room)*
Kings of Leon/The Soundtrack of Our Lives/The Features @ The Meridian (large room)
Swarm of Angels/God’s Temple of Family Deliverance/Ouija Radio @ Super Happy Fun Land
Enon/Swearing at Motorists/Oxes/More Dogs @ Fat Cat’s
Rodeo Houston, featuring Brad Paisley @ Reliant Stadium

Wednesday, 3.16.05

The Futureheads/Shoutout Louds/High Speed Scene @ Rhythm Room*
Hot Hot Heat/Louis XIV @ The Engine Room
Death From Above 1979/Supersystem/Controller Controller @ Fat Cat’s
Rodeo Houston, featuring Maroon 5 @ Reliant Stadium
The Wreckers @ Numbers
The Oranges Band/The Heavenly States/Taylor Hollingsworth @ Rudyard’s
Fellow Project @ Super Happy Fun Land
Bobby Conn/Viva Voce @ The Proletariat

Thursday, 3.17.05

Bane/Comeback Kid/With Honor/Silent Drive/Your Mistake @ Fat Cat’s
Alabama Thunderpussy/God’s Temple of Family Deliverance/Axehandle @ Walter’s on Washington
3 Inches of Blood/Still Remains/The Agony Scene/Trivium @ The Engine Room
Rodeo Houston, featuring Montgomery Gentry @ Reliant Stadium

Friday, 3.18.05

The Music/Morningwood @ The Meridian*
The French Kicks/Koufax/The Reputation @ Fat Cat’s
Against Me! @ The Engine Room
SXSW Overflow Festival, featuring The Twinemen @ Super Happy Fun Land
Stone Coyotes @ The Engine Room
Spoonfed Tribe @ Rhythm Room
The Iguanas/Molly & the Ringwalds @ The Continental Club
Rodeo Houston, featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Reliant Stadium

Saturday, 3.19.05

Clem Snide @ Walter’s on Washington*
SXSW Overflow Festival, featuring The Whole Fantastic World, De Novo Dahl, Appogee, & Ionian Fly @ Super Happy Fun Land
Of Montreal/Mahjongg/Apollo Sunshine @ Fat Cat’s*
Guitar Wolf @ Rudyard’s
Rodeo Houston, featuring Clint Black @ Reliant Stadium
Midnight Circus/Mercury Down/Live Nude Chicks @ Forgetta ‘Bout It
Hacienda Brothers @ The Continental Club
Bill Gaither Homecoming Concert, featuring Gaither Vocal Band, Jessy Dixon, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Anthony Burger, Taylor Mason, Ben Speer, The Isaacs, Ivan Parker, Lynda Randle, Mark Lawry, Mike Allen, Booth Brothers, Signature Sound Quartet, & Kevin Williams @ Toyota Center

Sunday, 3.20.05

SXSW Overflow Festival, featuring Clueless, The Break-Up, Harris Newman, & Swayback @ Super Happy Fun Land
Indian Jewelry @ The Proletariat
The Snake The Cross The Crown/Codeseven/Decibully/By the End of Tonight @ Walter’s on Washington

If I missed your band or you know of other bands playing in Houston this week, please email me.

Congrats to all of the local bands that are playing showcases in Austin this year. Hope everything goes well.

* denotes shows I plan to attend

Now Playing in My iPod: My Bloody Valentine — Loveless

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