March 16, 2006

SXSW Thursday Night Recommendations!

Well, it looks like Thursday’s going to be an exciting day, what with tons and tons of great bands performing! There aren’t many shows of interest in the early evening, but the ones worth noting are quite exciting! Former Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson will be performing, as well as Richard Hawley and one of our favorite new bands, Brothers and Sister!

For those who like mellow, LA-styled country-rock, you’re in luck, as you can be entertained by such artists as The Tyde, Bobby Bare, Jr, Milton Mapes, Jay Bennett, Damien Jurado, and Magnolia Summer. Speaking of LA, also performing tonight is the soulful Twilight Singers, led by the incomparable and unforgettable Greg Dulli.

For those who want more experimental fare, you’re in luck. The wonderful His Name is Alive will be performing, as well as DeVotchKa, The Starlight Mints, Man Man, and Islands. Tonight schedule also features NOMO and Groupo Fantasma, two bands that mix world music with all sorts of things, making music that’s simply without comparison. Vague Angels blends hip-hop with indie-rock, as does Aqueduct, but Busdriver is straight-up hip-hop.

But for those who simply want to rock out, there’s something for you, too! Check out sets by Chin Up Chin Up, Dixie Witch, The Gossip, and, of course, the legendery dEUS.

There’s plenty of fun to be had tonight, now go and have it!

8:00 PM
(8:15) Richard Hawley -- Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces St.

9:00 PM

(9:30) Brothers & Sisters -- Emo's IV, 601 Red River
(9:30) Rob Dickinson -- Friends, 208 E. 6th St.

10:00 PM

Vague Angels -- Latitude 30, 512 San Jacino St.
The Starlight Mints -- THe Parish, 214B E. 6th St.
Dixie Witch -- Red Eyed Fly, 715 Red River St.
DeVotchKa -- The Velvet Spade Patio, 912 Red River

11:00 PM

The Tyde --Buffalo Billiards, 201 E. 6th St
(11:30) The Twilight Singers -- Friends, 208 E. 6th St.
Magnolia Summer -- Habana Calle 6 Patio, 709 E. 6th St.
Function -- The Hideout, 617 Congress Ave.
The Happy Bullets - Karma Lounge, 119 W. 8th St.
(11:15) Man Man -- The Velvet Spade, 912 Red River St.

12:00 AM

Bobby Bare, Jr -- Bourbon Rocks, 508 E. 6th St.
(12:30) Islands --Emo's IV, 601 Red River
Chin Up Chin Up -- Emo's Jr, 603 Red River
His Name is Alive -- Habana Calle 6, 709 E. 6th St.
Milton Mapes -- Habana Calle 6 Patio, 709 E. 6th St.
(12:40) Aqueduct -- The Parish II, 214 E. 6th St.
(12:30) Busdriver -- Zero Degrees, 405 E. 7th St.

1:00 AM

Skeletons & The Girl-Faced Boys -- Blender Balcony at The Ritz, 320 E. 6th Street
Groupo Fantasma -- Cedar St. Courtyard, 208 W. 4th St.
The Gossip -- Emo's Annex, 600 Red River
NOMO-- Habana Calle 6, 709 E. 6th St.
Jay Bennett -- Habana Calle 6 Patio, 709 E. 6th St.
Damien Jurado -- Redrum, 401 Sabine St.
dEUS-- Spiro's Patio, 611 Red River

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