HEADING TO AUSTIN Blurt at SXSW 2011

Thursday night showcase at the
Continental Club, day parties Thurs. – Sat., and a brand new issue of the
magazine…

 

BY BLURT
STAFF

 

Bags are packed and we’re headed to the airport:
the BLURT staff is converging on Austin
from multiple points on the map for the 2011
SXSW Music Conference
.  We’re doubly
excited because not only will we be hosting, along with our good friends at Second Motion Records, a Thursday night
showcase and co-sponsoring several day parties, we’ll also have the new issue
of BLURT, hot off the presses, in hand to pass around.

 

The Spring 2011 print edition is due on newsstands March 29 and
the uncompromising PJ Harvey graces
its cover, and in a revealing interview, discusses the historical obsessions
that helped inspire her curiously titled latest album, “Let England
Shake.”
The 10th issue carries on the BLURT tradition of
covering all things music and culture-related, with the kind of editorial
irreverence and passion its readers have come to expect since the 2008 kickoff
of blurt-online.com and the 2009 launch of BLURT’s print magazine. This edition
includes interviews with the Drive-By
Truckers, Explosions in the Sky, Lykke Li, Nicole Atkins, Jessica Lea Mayfield,
Panda Bear, Wanda Jackson
and many more, as well as over 50 DVD, CD and
book reviews. We’re available at Borders, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Hastings, and hundreds of
other retail outlets around the word.

 

Additionally, with a bevy of thoughtful and insightful bloggers
(that include artists Greg Laswell, Otep
Shamaya, David Schools, James McMurtry
and others), interviews, daily news
updates and exclusive content, Blurt-online.com continues to be a destination
site for music and culture fans worldwide. As part of its evolution, the site
will be getting a facelift in the months to come. It’s all part of what is
making 2011 look so promising for BLURT and its dedicated readership.

 

Meanwhile, this year’s showcase will be our best
yet as we are hosting it at the legendary Continental Club on Thursday night,
St Patrick’s Day!  Below is the line-up and times. Please come early
as we are expecting a full house all night long and as always in Austin/SXSW,
entry is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. Below you’ll also find
details of our day parties, so please drop by and say hello.

 

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Blurt Magazine/Second Motion Official SXSW Showcase

The Continental Club

1315
S. Congress Ave

Austin, TX 78704

 

8pm: The Latebirds

9pm: K’s Choice

10pm: Ian Moore

11pm: David
Garza

12am: Jon
Langford & Skull Orchard

1am: Scott
H Biram

 

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We are also cosponsoring several day parties during SXSW.
Here is the kick-ass lineup:

 

GINGERMAN PUB

301
Lavaca St

Austin, TX 78701

 

 

THURSDAY:

1:00-1:40 Marques Toliver (solo) – www.myspace.com/marquestoliver

2:00-2:40  Lydia
Loveless – www.myspace.com/lydialoveless

 

3:00-3:40
Eatliz – www.eatliz.com  

 

4:00-4:30
 Jon Langford and the Skull Orchard (from The Mekons) –
http://www.myspace.com/jonlangfordskullorchard

4:45-5:15  The Waco
Bros (members of The Mekons) –
http://wacobrothers.com/wb/

5:45-6:25  Ha Ha Tonka –www.hahatonkamusic.com   

 

7:00-7:40  Hoots and Hellmouth – www.hootsandhellmouth.com

8:00-8:40  Kingsley Flood – www.kingsleyflood.com

9:00-9:30  Ryan Schmidt – http://www.myspace.com/aboutschmidt

9:45-10:25 Cliff Hillis – www.cliffhillis.com

10:45-11:25 Mean Creek – www.myspace.com/meancreek   

 

11:45-12:15
McAlister Drive – www.myspace.com/mcalisterdrive
 
12:30-1:00am Andy Friedman (solo) – www.myspace.com/otherfailures

FRIDAY:

1-1:40  The BellRays – www.thebellrays.com   

2:00-2:40  Richard Barone (from The Bongos, w/special guests Peter Buck
from REM, and Vanessa Hay & Michael Lachowski from Pylon who will do ‘Cool’
by Pylon as finale) – www.richardbarone.com  

3:10-3:50  The Fleshtones – www.fleshtones.org   

4:20-5:00  Steve Wynn and the Miracle 3 –
http://www.myspace.com/stevewynnthemiracle3  

5:20-6:00  The Baseball Project (members of REM, Young Fresh Fellows,
Dream Syndicate, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3) – www.thebaseballproject.com   

6:30-7:15  Mike Watt (Iggy Pop and the Stooges, The Minutemen, fIREHOSE) –
www.mikewatt.com   

7:40-8:20  LITE (instrumental virtuosos from Japan) –
http://www.myspace.com/liteband  

8:50-9:30  The Bluebonnets (Kathy Valentine from The GoGo’s) –
http://www.kathyvalentine.com/  

10:00-10:40  Supercluster (Vanessa Briscoe Hay from Pylon, Bob Hay from
The Squalls) – http://www.superclusterband.com/  

11:00-11:40  Casper and the Cookies (from Athens GA) –
http://www.casperfandango.com/  

12:10-12:50 Flash To Bang Time (Lynda Stipe, Michael’s sister, from OH OK) – http://www.myspace.com/flashtobangtime  

SATURDAY:

 

1:15-1:55  Gram Rabbit – www.gramrabbit.com   

 

2:15-2:55  Locksley  – www.locksley.com   

 

3:15-3:55  The Latebirds  – www.latebirds.com 

 

4:15-4:55  Eddie Spaghetti (The Supersuckers)
www.supersuckers.com ; http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/artist/eddie-spaghetti   

 

5:15-5:55  Evaline – http://www.myspace.com/evaline  

 

6:15-7:00  Jimmy Gnecco (of OURS) – www.jimmygnecco.com   

 

7:20-8:00  Blackbells – http://www.myspace.com/blackbellsband  

 

8:20-9:00  Colourslide – www.myspace.com/colourslide 

 

9:20-10:00  David Wax Museum – www.davidwaxmuseum.com

 

10:20-11:00  Girls Guns and Glory – www.girlsgunsandglory.com   

 

11:20-12:00 Parallax Project – www.parallaxproject.com   

 

12:20-12:50 The Wandas – www.myspace.com/thewandas

 

 

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And we are also excited to once again sponsor our
good friends at Bloodshot Records and their annual day party at the Yard Dog:

 

Bloodshot Records annual SXSW Yard Dog Party
1510 S.
Congress, Austin
TX

Friday
March 18, 2011

12 noon – 12:20  Carolyn Mark with The Jack Grace Band
12:30 – 1:00    Ben Weaver
1:10 – 1:40     Maggie Bjorklund with Cobirds Unite
1:50 – 2:20     Lydia Loveless
2:30 – 3:00     Exene Cervenka
3:10 – 3:40     Whitey Morgan & the 78s
3:50 – 4:10     Freakwater
4:20 – 4:50     Eddie Spaghetti
5:00 – 5:30     Ha Ha Tonka
5:40 – 6:30     Waco Brothers
Party sponsored by Rolling Rock and Blurt
Savory and sweet pies by Dangerously Delicious Pies

 

 

 

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