Posted in music | tour dates on February 24, 2009

Meat Puppets @ ATP NY 2008 (more by Abbey Braden)
Meat Puppets

Stubb's in Austin is like Roseland Ballroom in NYC, except it's outdoors, it's conveniently located downtown near all the other venues, and you actually want to go see shows there (in my experience anyway). A lot of the "big" SXSW shows happen there. Last year Stubb's hosted R.E.M. and Motorhead. Metallica is still rumored to be playing there on the Friday night (which may or may not be the same show Jane's Addiction is or isn't playing). It's where the Decemberists will play their new album for the first time on that Wednesday, and it's where Andrew Bird is playing on the Thursday. PJ Harvey plays there that Saturday.

Katy PerryEach Stubb's bill has up to seven artists, and I think more than any other venue, they put together some... interesting combinations. Gomez is playing before Andrew Bird who is playing before Ben Harper. PJ Harvey and John Parrish are opening for... The Indigo Girls who are opening for... Third Eye Blind. AND, last but not least, The Meat Puppets are playing after... KATY PERRY. View the whole schedule, as it currently stands, at SXSW's site.

Echo and the bunnymenThere are a couple of other big bands playing SXSW this year that I wanted to mention. The first is New York Dolls - they're playing Friday March 20th at 12:30 AM at Smokin' Music. The second is Echo and the Bunnymen - the UK band that recently headlined Radio City Music Hall have THREE official showcases scheduled in Austin, and they're scheduled to play the annual SPIN party at the 2500 (approx)-capacity Stubb's on Friday, March 20th, in the afternoon. Glasvegas, Passion Pit, Hot Leg (Justin Hawkins from the Darkness), Black Lips, and Cut Off Your Hands are also on SPIN's (invite only) bill.

Hot Leg also plays an official showcase Saturday night at Emo's Annex.
Videos below...

Full SXSW schedule at SXSW's site.
Lots more SXSW coverage right here at BrooklynVegan.

Hot Leg - Cocktails

Hot Leg - I've Met Jesus



Comments (10)

Stubb's holds 2500 not 25K!
sorry to be a stickler, just want out of towners to be prepped to wait. :P

Posted by TXn | February 24, 2009 5:39 PM

I am so stoked about SXSW this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2009 5:43 PM

Roky's Psychedlic Ice Cream Social looks awesome again this year.

Posted by TXn | February 24, 2009 6:06 PM

Im so psyched Meat Puppets are playing. The first song I ever covered was by them in 8th grade.

Glad they are still around and rocking out! Maybe Ill try to catch them next time.

Posted by Dion Roy | February 24, 2009 6:23 PM

For those who loved the first Darkness album but found the second one a little too overblown, the Hot Leg album is definitely a step in the right direction though it's a little too rediculous at times for it's own good. There's some good songs for sure. Can't wait to see them live, though.

Posted by bill p | February 24, 2009 7:33 PM

Stubbs fucking sucks, but at least you get free BBQ when you play there.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2009 8:07 PM

agreed on the hot leg cd...the lyrics are possibly worse than on the first two darkness albums but its still enjoyable.

would be nice for them to play a small nyc show after sxsw.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2009 8:54 PM

Katy Perry is super cute.

Posted by Anonymous | February 24, 2009 9:40 PM

guess i won't be at stubb's this year.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 12:06 AM

Katy Perry's version of lesbianism is porno for straight men. Insulting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 25, 2009 11:21 AM

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