WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2011
@ Yard Dog (1510 South Congress Avenue, Austin)
Noon until 6:30 pm
Loads & loads of FREE beer, FREE alligator chili, FREE black beans & yellow rice & Cuban bread and Tampa Bay’s finest with whom to while away the afternoon. Oh, and we got a mega cigar donation! FINAL LINE UP:
12:15 Special Guest Hoots & Hellmouth
12:45 Ronny Elliott
1:25 Rebekah Pulley & The Reluctant Prophets
2:05 The Human Condition
2:45 Special Guest The Silos
3:15 Poetry ‘n Lotion
3:55 Have Gun, Will Travel
4:35 Sleepy Vikings
5:15 The Beauvilles
5:55 Special Guest Exene Cervenka
RSVP list is closed but the party is OPEN. STOP BY!
Sleepy Vikings: The ride’s been fast and furious for the Sleepy Vikings who have taken their road show to epicenters of cool both north (Toronto for North by Northeast) and south (Athens GA for Popfest). Recently signed to New Grenada Records, the band was named as one of the four best artists (out of 650) at NXNE by Paste Magazine, scored a showcase at CMJ Music Marathon in New York City, and in 2011 debuts as an official SXSW act. Sleepy Vikings are playing the New Grenada Showcase on Saturday, March 19 at the Ghost Room (304 W 4th St) in Austin.
Poetry ‘ n Lotion: Making their SXSW debut with an official showcase in 2011, “the instrumental foursome has evolved their old-meets-new brand of acoustic jazz and bluegrass into a plugged-in sound that incorporates elements of hard, psychedelic and progressive rock, roots reggae, samba, gypsy jazz, ragtime, and even Irish folk music” (Creative Loafing, Leilani Polk, 01/10). Date, time and venue for their official SXSW showcase will be available soon.
Have Gun, Will Travel: Tampa Bay’s ambassadors of Americana, Have Gun, Will Travel recently released their first ever music video (watch the video here). The song “Salad Days” is featured on Have Gun, Will Travel’s most recent full-length release, “Postcards from the Friendly City,” which was the third-most played album on WMNF 88.5 FM in 2010. With the release of “Postcards from the Friendly City,” Have Gun, Will Travel has secured national distribution through Denver, CO indie label Suburban Home Records. The album recently debuted at 72 on the CMJ Radio Top 200 and moved to 56 within 3 weeks on the chart. Have Gun, Will Travel will be appearing at Tinderbox Music’s Anniversary Party on March 17 (location TBA) during the SXSW Music Conference.
The Beauvilles: “Snow” won Best Music Video 2009 in the Sunscreen Film Festival. They were invited to play an official SXSW showcase in 2009 and 2010 and played CMJ each year, too. And thanks to constant touring, they’ve become one of the Southeast’s most recognized D.I.Y touring artists, travelling far and wide across the 48 states to play hundreds of shows and dozens of festivals. The Beauvilles will be appearing at Monster Nature’s unofficial showcase at The Liberty in East Austin (1618 1/2 East 6th Street) on March 17 during the SXSW conference.
The Human Condition: Their album “Life in Lines” got much-deserved attention on the CMJ chart and garnered praise as “a stellar example of the high quality music that the Tampa Bay area has to offer as well as a fine representation of The Human Condition’s undeniable talents.” (Creative Loafing, Jeff O’Kelley, 05/10). Their song “Godspeed” was selected as the lead character’s theme song in the movie “Beautiful Noise” shot in Sarasota in 2010; “Last Dance” is on the soundtrack, too. At last, one the area’s hardest working bands getting their due. The Human Condition will be appearing at Darwin’s Pub (223 East 6th Street) on March 17 in Austin during the SXSW conference.
Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets: Tampa Bay’s perennial favorite just keeps getting better and better and the songs, excellent in sound and structure, keep pouring out. Four-time winner of a Creative Loafing “Best of the Bay” award, Rebekah has acquired a famous fan in Dave Marsh and appeared live on his Kick Out the Jamz show for Sirius Radio in 2010. Of her last album, he wrote “One of the most graceful records of the past several years. Pulley’s got a perfectly sinuous, utterly personal singing style … outstanding through and through” (Rock and Rap Confidential, Dave Marsh). Rebekah Pulley & the Reluctant Prophets will be playing at The G & S Lounge (2420 South First) @ 7:00 pm on Friday, March 18 and at Amelias (2213 S. 1st St.) @ 3:30 pm on Saturday, March 19 during the SXSW conference.
Ronny Elliott: Disproving his theory that the nice guy always finishes last, Ronny Elliott is gearing up for some well-deserved recognition. Washington DC’s Hungry For Music Records (HFM) is following-up their 2006 tribute to Peter Case with a tribute to Ronny and his amazing catalogue of songs. The to-be-titled double album will feature a variety of interpretations of 30 of Ronny’s songs by artists including Chuck Prophet, Jimmy LaFave, Johnny Dowd and Jon Dee Graham. The record is expected to be released sometime in 2012. Ronny will be appearing at The G & S Lounge (2420 South First) @ 12:30 pm on Saturday, March 19 during the SXSW conference.