Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The League

I have mentioned this show before, but if you aren't watching The League on FX, you are missing (probably) the funniest show on television right now. You don't need to know about sports or fantasy football to enjoy the just need to have a sense of humor and like variations of dick jokes. Trust me, this show is great. It can even help your vocabulary; you will learn new terms such as: fear boner, Eskimo brother and even "the white-knuckler."

Here is a clip reel of a lot of what happened in the 6 episodes that compiled season 1:

Here is just one clip (of many) that I really liked from season 2:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

#OFFLINE Day Party | East Side Drive-In (3/17 & 3/18)

#OFFLINE is hosting a 2-day SXSW party featuring 2 stages and one of the better lineups released so far. With this lineup, you will need to get there early if you want to get in. Also, they are sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, so I think it is safe to say there will be free booze.

Note: For Dinosaur Jr. fans - J Mascis is playing one of his only free sets at this show on Thursday.

Thursday, 3/17:

Stage 1:
12:30 - Lord Huron
1:15 - Weekend
2:00 - Shabazz Places
2:45 - The Fresh & Onlys
3:30 - Dodos
4:15 - Times New Vikings
5:00 - J Mascis
6:15 - Smith Westerns

Stage 2:
12:45 - Lower Dens
1:30 - EMA
2:15 - Hooray For Earth
3:00 - Ford & Lopatin (Games)
3:45 - Mount Kimbie
4:30 - OFF!
5:15 - Dom
6:00 - Dum Dum Girls

Friday, 3/18:

Stage 1:
12:30 - Class Actress
1:15 - Cloud Nothings
2:00 - Diamond Rings
2:45 - Baths
3:30 - Yuck
4:15 - Edwyn Collins
5:00 - Owen Pallett
6:15 - Toro Y Moi

Stage 2:
12:45 - Memoryhouse
1:30 - Colin Stetson
2:15 - Gold Panda
3:00 - The Soft Moon
3:45 - Dirty Beaches
4:30 - Sun Airway
5:15 - PS I Love You
6:00 - Cass McCombs

East Side Drive-In | 1001 E. 6th Street
Noon - 7pm | Free/NO RSVP

Friday, February 18, 2011

Under the Radar SXSW Parties | Flamingo Cantina (3/17 & 3/18)

Under the Radar is hosting not one, but two amazing parties this year for SXSW!! The party on Thursday (3/17) is co-hosted by JanSport, and the party on Friday (3/18) is co-hosted with Shure.

Judging by the AMAZING band lists on each day, I would expect these parties to reach capacity very quickly, so you should probably get there early!

JanSport Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2011, Thursday, 3/17:

5:00pm: Atlas Sound
4:05pm: The Dears
3:15pm: Lord Huron
2:25pm: Anna Calvi
1:35pm: Yuck
12:45pm: The Dodos
12:00pm: Violens

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW Party 2011, Friday, 3/18:

5:00pm: Okkervil River
4:05pm: Menomena
3:15pm: Telekinesis
2:25pm: Surfer Blood
1:35pm: Owen Pallett
12:45pm: Hooray for Earth
12:00pm: Porcelain Raft

Flamingo Cantina | 515 E. 6th Street
Noon - 6pm | Free/NO RSVP

Alt. Press Day Party | Emo's (3/19)

The band list for the Alternative Press all-ages show has been released. This is usually a good place to go if some of the more popular spots are packed, but I wouldn't expect any free booze at an all-ages show!

Band list
Black Veil Brides
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
I See Stars
Enter Shikari
The Ready Set
The Downtown Fiction
As Leaders
Balance and Composure
Middle Class Rut
I Fight Dragons
Vampires Everywhere!
The Limousines
River City Extension
Touche Amore

Emo's | 603 Red River

Monday, February 14, 2011

Filter Magazine + Dickies Day Party | Lustre Pearl (3/17-3/19)

Filter + Dickies seem to get REALLY good/popular bands to play at their parties each year, and this year is no different. Only the early times will be free for this party, which sucks, because the great bands play at night...but you shouldn't complain. If you really want to see Cold War Kids at midnight, then pay to get in, or just listen from the other side of the fence.

The capacity is pretty small at this venue, so get there early! Band/set times are listed on the flyer above.

There will most likely be no free food/booze at this venue.

Lustre Pearl | 97 Rainey Street
Noon - ? | RSVP

Friday, February 11, 2011

Mexican Summer + Gorilla vs. Bear Party! | Klub Krucial (3/18)

Once again, Gorilla vs. Bear is putting on a really good party at SXSW (what else would you expect from these guys?)!!! The set times and info hasn't been released yet, but the band list looks great.

Plus, free beer till it runs out.

Band list:
Nite Jewel
Toro Y Moi
Puro Instinct
No Joy
Lower Dens

Shabazz Places
White Denim
Cass McCombs
The Fresh and Onlys
Star Slinger
The Soft Moon
Lia Ices

NOTE: The first half of the party (all the bands in red) will be unofficial, so it’s free / no RSVP or wristband required. The second half (the evening showcase) is official, and you’ll need a wristband or you’ll need to pay cover at the door if there’s room.

Klub Krucial | 612 (and 614) East 6th St.
No time/RSVP info released yet.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Filter Magazine's Culture Collide | Cedar Street Courtyard (3/17-3/19)

Filter Magazine has released their SXSW day party band/set list and, per usual, it is amazing! This is honestly one of my favorite spots each year (if you can get fills up quickly!), and I can't wait to attend this year.

Plus, DATAROCK is playing Saturday!!

Click the flyer above for bands and set times (I will write it out when I have more time).

Free BBQ each day from Noon until 1 - but I doubt any will be left by about 12:30pm.

Cedar Street Courtyard | 208 W. 4th Street
11am - 6pm | RSVP

IODA Day Party | Emo's Annex (3/16)

IODA has announced the details for their SXSW day party, to be held at Emo's Annex on March, 16th. The party will be free, all ages and open to the public (with RSVP).

Set Times:
12:00pm Withered Hand
12:20pm Geographer
12:45pm Queen Sea Big Shark
1:15pm Fredrik
1:45pm Weekend
2:30pm Aphasia
3:00pm True Widow
3:30pm The Bewitched Hands
4:15pm Typhoon
5:00pm Beach Fossils
5:30pm Gold Panda

From my experience, 'all ages' shows don't have a ton of free booze.

Emo's Annex | 603 Red River (corner of 6th & Red River)
Noon - 6pm | RSVP

The Windish Agency Day Party | Emo's (3/18)

The Windish Agency has announced its 6th Annual SXSW day party to be held at Emo's on Friday, March 18th. The party will be free and open to the public.

Band Lineup (set times not announced yet):
Chain Gang of 1974
Esben and the Witch
Foster The People
Friendly Fires
The Naked And Famous
Toro Y Moi
Twin Shadow

Emo's | 603 Red River
Free/No RSVP

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The A.V. Club Day Party | The Mohawk (3/18)

The A.V. Club has posted the band lineup for their SXSW free day party this year, to be held at Mohawk on Friday, March 18th. This will be a really good show, and be prepared for all the Ted Leo followers to come out in packs. Note that the outside lineup is much better than the inside one, so get there early since there isn't a ton of space at Mohawk as it is.

5:00pm Baths
4:00pm Sharon Van Etten
3:00pm Wye Oak
2:00pm Ted Leo (solo)
1:00pm Gentlemen Jesse And His Men
12:00pm Small Sins

5:15pm Low
4:15pm Chikita Violenta
3:15pm Maritime
2:15pm An Horse
1:15pm Tristen
12:15pm No Joy

The A.V. Club site mentions that there will hopefully be plenty of free things to go around, but those details are not out yet.

The Mohawk | 912 Red River
Noon - 6pm | RSVP: Email