Posted in music | tour dates on February 2, 2010

the concert site...
Todd P

==BIG NEWS!==

It is my pleasure to announce the inaugural MtyMx All-Ages Festival of Art and Music!

The MtyMx festival will happen on March 20th, 21st, and 22nd at Autocinema Las Torres in Monterrey, Mexico

The MtyMx festival is a collaboration between Yo Garage and Todd P and will feature up to 25 bands a day for three days, playing outdoors on two stages in a beautiful drive-in movie theater on the side of a mountain in the Sierra Madre Oriental. Over one third of the bands playing are from Mexico!

Tickets are $30 for a three day pass. 75 bands!

Confirmed bands include: Dan Deacon, Neon Indian, Washed Out, Thee Oh Sees, Pocahaunted, Indian Jewelry, Male Bonding, Best Fwends, Banjo or Freakout and many many more, along with Mexican groups Los Fancy Free, Los Margaritos, and more to be announced in the coming days. -Todd P

You can add to that list of confirmed bands: No Age, Fucked Up, Das Racist, dd/mm/yyyy, Lemonade, Quiero Club (MX), Los Llamarada (MX), Toro y Moi, Small Black and Liturgy.

The only bad news (for SXSWers) is that Todd will not be bringing his multi-day fest of day shows to Ms. Bea's again this year, though he doesn't seem to be ruling out doing at least something in Austin before Mexico.

Scared of Mexico? In an e-mail, Todd P told us, "Monterrey has a lower violent crime rate than NYC, Dallas, or Houston, even accounting for international drug trade violence. A major goal of the festival is to dispel US misconceptions that Mexico is the 3rd world, uneducated, dangerous and backwards. Mexico is a modern country with a surging middle class and a vibrant, plugged in 1st world art and music community. Another major goal is to correct the disenfranchisement of Mexican artists and bands caused by strict US visa restrictions on Mexicans. In short: these bands and fans can't go to SxSW."

Details and reservations for Austin-to-Monterrey round-trip bus service, hotel options and onsite camping are forthcoming. More info on MtyMx is below...

====| MtyMx ALL AGES FESTIVAL OF ART AND MUSIC |====

organized by Todd P & Yo Garage
w/ Ric Leichtung, Fiona Campbell, & Jesse Hlebo

March 20th-22nd 2010 // 12pm - 12am // Avenida Lázaro Cárdenas 1818, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

buy a three day festival pass ($30 USD) here:

Band sets will be staggered (ie. no overlapping sets!), one after the other, so you can see everyone!

The festival includes a substantial visual art element as well, with the perimeter of the space decorated by huge original murals and projected video pieces (on the drive-in screen of course!) by such artists Stephanie Davidson, Sumi Ink Club, Jesse Spears, Katja Mater, JD Beltran + many more to be announced soon!

We will be offering onsite camping as well as discounted rooms in a 3 star hotel in downtown Monterrey. We will soon be taking reservations online for these services.

Discount shuttle buses will run three times daily between Austin, TX and the festival site in Monterrey. We will soon be taking reservations online for these services.

TOURING SOUTH

For the past 4 years, Todd P and countless volunteers have organized an independent festival during SxSW at Ms. Bea's in Austin, Texas. With over 100 bands featured and a crowd in excess of 2500 people, Ms. Bea's has consistently provided a free, all-ages alternative to the badges and wristbands of 6th Street. This year, Todd is packing up, joining forces with Monterrey, Mexico-based Independent promoters Yo Garage, and introducing a new post SxSW tour routing direction: South!

Monterrey, Mexico is roughly the same distance as other "next stop on your tour" cities like Dallas, Houston, New Orleans, El Paso, etc.. The idea of the festival is to provide bands with another option during those 3-4 days after SXSW, where they risk playing under attended, money losing shows because a) it's spring break, b) it's a Sunday night in Oklahoma City and c) every other band in the world is also trying to play a show on a Sunday night in Oklahoma City!

3 DAYS + 75 BANDS + US, MEXICAN, & INTERNATIONAL BANDS TOGETHER

The MtyMx Festival will begin at noon on Saturday, March 20th (overlapping with the final day of SxSW), continuing until midnight, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Up to 25 bands a day will play staggered (no overlapping sets) on 2 stages, both featuring professional, festival quality sound. The festival will be $30 USD (roughly 390 pesos) for a 3-day pass, all-ages, and will include musical artists from all over the world, with fully one third of the bands booked hailing from within Mexico. Because of restrictive US border controls, Mexican national bands rarely get the chance to play alongside international acts or in front of international audiences.

OUTDOORS AT A DRIVE IN MOVIE THEATER ON THE SIDE OF A MOUNTAIN

The venue is spectacular: "Autocinema Las Torres" is a drive-in movie theater on the side of a mountain, overlooking Monterrey's old city towards the foothills of the Sierra Madre Oriental and Monterrey's signature mountain "La Silla." This site is a regular location for concerts, raves, parties and other large-scale events.

The space can host 5,000+ people, features modern toilet facilities, on-site ambulance for emergencies, professional security, secure on-site parking, a vintage concession stand, local food vendor trucks (i.e. some of the finest tacos in Northern Mexico!), and a full bar.

WORLD CLASS VISUAL ART

Surrounding the perimeter of the site will be mural pieces by prominent U.S., European and Latin American artists curated by Jesse Hlebo in the spirit of our NYC arts and all ages events publication "Showpaper." Confirmed artists include Rudy Shepherd, Stephanie Davidson, Sumi Ink Club, Jesse Spears, Dena Yago, Shalo P, Katja Mater, JD Beltran + more added daily. Further, we will utilize the site's classic, curved drive in movie screen to show avant video works.

DISCOUNT LODGING AVAILABLE

Lodging options will include the Fundador Hotel, a three star-rated 76 room hotel available at low cost via the festival, located in Monterrey's historic Barrio Antiguo colonial district. Lower cost on-site camping will also be available, with tents available for rent and a late night "tent city" bar with DJs and fun!

EASY BUS TRAVEL TO & FROM AUSTIN, TEXAS

The festival will also be providing a reduced cost, no-frills bus service from Austin to Monterrey and back. The first bus will be an "after bar red-eye" bus leaving at 2:30AM on Friday night/Saturday morning, through the weekend, with more to be added as interest grows. There are also several commercial companies who offer the same route every hour or so for around $48 each way. For those driving, in the last 10 years, the Mexican federal government has embarked on a freeway-building spree including highways directly from the border crossing at Laredo to Monterrey.

A SIMPLE BORDER CROSSING

Crossing the border into Mexico is very simple. All you need is a valid passport or an official passport card. Passport books & cards currently take 4-6 weeks to order and process if not expedited. Books are $100, cards are $45 (only for entry to Mexico/Canada and can only used when traveling by land). No Visas are necessary.

U.S. citizens can apply for a passport book or card here (PDF)

You can renew an existing passport here

MONTERREY: MODERN CITY OF 4 MILLION PEOPLE, WEALTHIEST & SAFEST CITY IN MEXICO

Monterrey is a safe, clean city of 4 million people, and is by far the wealthiest and most modern city in Mexico.

Monterrey has a two line subway system, a modern airport, great hospitals, and modern industry, culture, architecture, and government, as well as the most renowned university in Mexico. Monterrey was ranked as "The Most Secure City in Latin America" by América Economía magazine.

Mercer Quality of Life Survey 2008 mentions Monterrey, to say that Monterrey has lower crime index than New York City. New York is used as a baseline of 100 for the Mercer Personal Safety Index: "Elsewhere in the region, Santo Domingo has the highest ranking at 92 followed by Panama City (96) and Monterrey (99). Bogota (207) in Colombia has the lowest levels of personal safety."

Monterrey has dramatically fewer instances of kidnappings than other Latin American cities, as well as has much lower levels of non-international drug trade related violence.

TOWARDS CORRECTING U.S. IGNORANCE ABOUT MEXICO

The conventional wisdom on the U.S.A. side of the border is that Mexico is a third world country, with hopeless problems of crime, chronic lack of education, and crooked government. Anyone who has traveled extensively within Mexico, or has looked at actual statistics, knows these perceptions of Mexico are deeply incorrect. Mexico is a modern, growing nation with industry, free press, modern art, world class universities, and rich culture and history. MtyMx aims to encourage U.S. citizens to travel to Mexico and see Mexico for themselves.

SPOTLIGHTING U.S. TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON MEXICANS

The U.S. has strict visa restrictions in place to curtail Mexican immigration. To obtain a tourist visa for travel to the United States, a Mexican must provide proof that they have held a job consistently for 5 years, show that they own substantial property, and show they have maintained a stable address for 5 years. Many creative people in the U.S. or Mexico would find these requirements hard to meet. The policy effectively locks out all but the most established Mexican bands and artists from touring or showing their work in the United States - particularly playing or attending SxSW. MtyMx seeks to reverse this disenfranchisement, by bringing the best of SxSW across the border to play with bands and in front of audiences that have been effectively shut out of the party. There is valid, informed modern art and intellectual music being made in Mexico and Mexican artists deserve their place as part of the international conversation.

GUESTS CURATORS RHINOCEROPOLIS

The MtyMx Festival is also proud to include guest curators Rhinoceropolis curating a portion of the festival. Rhinoceropolis is one of the purest examples of a progressively curated DIY punk space. The space is based in Denver, Colorado and hosts local art shows and promotes them with the same fervor as it does the musical acts that pass through its doors. Whatever you're looking for, you're guaranteed to see -- or hear -- something way outside the mainstream any time you visit. Noise artists, psych folk, avant-garde rock and anything else that is just too weird to fit into the universe of more conventionally minded folk finds a home at Rhinoceropolis. They have been instrumental in booking early "before they were famous" shows as well as present day major tours for acts such as Dan Deacon, HEALTH, High Places, Pictureplane and many others.

YO GARAGE: DIY PARTNERS IN MONTERREY

The promoting duo, Ricardo Ramírez Franco and Leila Ibarra Castro, showcase independent bands in the city of Monterrey. They have their own space called Garage where they put on shows for local acts as well as bands from other states and countries. They collaborate with the bands on recordings, tours and shows in other spaces, also provided in the DIY spirit. This year, besides organizing MtyMx Festival, have been invited to curate a Mexican showcase during SxSW 2010 in Austin.

Brief bios of a few of the Mexican bands playing...
| LOS LLAMARADA |
A 4-piece from Monterrey, MX. "The music is Stooges-crude and rendered
free of distractions, like high-midrange frequencies. It evokes an
eavesdrop upon a found practice space transmission, a shambolic rock
and roll 'happening' maybe meant to have been purely ephemeral and
undocumented. " - Dusted Magazine

| QUIERO CLUB |
Quiero Club sounds like decades of Spanish pop from all over Latin
América through the minds of five creative youngsters. While they can
check fashion designer, producer, and record label owner off their
list of day jobs, they still find a way to take what's good about pop
music and create songs with timeless hooks, thoughtful arrangements
and powerful beats. Their second album Nueva América was recently
released in the U.S. through Nacional Records.

| LOS FANCY FREE |
Los Fancy Free are a psychedelic 4-piece from Mexico City with a
unique kind of reputation. Their energetic live shows equally draw a
bunch of kids to a DIY space and thousands to a ridiculously big
festival. They are highly involved with the Mexican independent scene
as producers through their own label, Silicon Carne, as well as other
record labels. Around Los Fancy Free exists a bunch of weird and
exciting side projects such as Evil Hippie, Pan Blanco and Las
Comadrejas.

| LOS MARGARITOS |
Los Margaritos are one of the fixtures of the Monterrey punk scene.
Filled with images, both visual and lyrical, of melted creatures, sick
heroes and weird teenage habits, Los Margaritos shows have lasted up
to 3 non-stop hours, with kids singing along the entire time. Its the
best secret kept in Monterrey and some think all of México. Their new
album "Melcochambre Sonoro" is free to download but you have to get
your hands on The Amazing Herviononos audio-comic book (illustrated by
Edwin, the singer) that comes along with it. Check out the track "El
mundo ya no sabe rockear" (the world no longer knows how to rock) and
let Los Margaritos teach you.

And a bit about one of the UK bands playing:
| BANJO OR FREAKOUT |
"Alessio Natalizia (aka Banjo or Freakout)... has released several
singles to mass acclaim, including the most recent Upside Down EP,
which is a masterclass in claustrophobic shoe-gaze joy. It's on the
live stage that Banjo or Freakout really take sail though. Allowing
the layered sounds to break free of their laptop based shackles -
Alessio carves out massive curve balls of noise, helped only by an
additional drummer and countless effects pedals and synths. Banjo Or
Freakout really are one of the few essential live acts on the UK
circuit at the moment." - The Line Of Best Fit

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Comments (83)

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Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 7:57 PM

^ ...to comment, last in life.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:01 PM

Mehico.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:03 PM

Yeah, uh-huh. Somebody's going to end up dead.

Maybe they can add Brujeria to the bill.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:09 PM

you have a much higher chance of getting killed or mugged in New York City than in Monterrey, Mexico

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:12 PM

^ Yeah, I can read a press release, too.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:16 PM

Rave Till Dawn!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:18 PM

Be sure to print an explanation of "La Mordida" on the back of the tickets, and encourage the kiddies to drink as much local tap water as possible.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:21 PM

what does this have to do with Lost?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:29 PM

am i the only one who missed the lost bus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:37 PM

Mexico isn't nearly as wild as Hollywood and the nightly news tries to convince you it is.

They try to convince you that US cities are too dangerous to visit or live in in too, remember?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 8:40 PM

I actually think this is pretty cool.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:04 PM

yeah this should turn out well

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:04 PM

8:40, my experience comes from many years of living in San Diego, with multiple trips to Tijuana, Baja, Mexico City, and Acapulco, having my best friend die in Baja after an accident on a dangerous road - due to a lack of adequate medical attention, watching the local police try to put "The Bite" on my girlfriend of seven years - a Mexican national, and witnessing first-hand how drunken children behave in a country that is not their own.

...and all of this was long before the current drug wars.

Ask Gibby Haynes some time how much he enjoyed the Tijuana jail (he's lucky he got out - a lot of people don't).

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:13 PM

DUDES THIS IS OUR WOODSTOCK

Posted by he understands us | February 2, 2010 9:22 PM

this is good, hope it works. and i can tell you some horror stories about the cops and hospitals and drunk driving in westchester.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:40 PM

Wow..Brave or Stupid?

Be careful kids if you are going to do this.

http://s.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/web02/2008/8/12/19/15ea071685cf66c955cd624798623827.jpg

Posted by TXn | February 2, 2010 9:57 PM

Thee Oh Sees are the best band ever

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 9:59 PM

^If you don't know what the pic is...then you should not be in Mexico

Posted by TXn | February 2, 2010 9:59 PM

Remember the Alamo

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:04 PM

"Monterrey has a lower violent crime rate than NYC, Dallas, or Houston, even accounting for international drug trade violence" - Todd P

Todd...well done on the fest, but...

Americans stand out in Mexico...not Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Brownsville, Corpus Christi, Galveston (Who could use a festival after the Hurricane disaster).

Should have just made it Cancun w flight packages, not driving directions and buses without security.

Posted by TejasTea | February 2, 2010 10:08 PM

this looks sweet,
bring it to nyc!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:11 PM

so let me get this straight.... we've successfully gentrified as much of brooklyn as this shitty economic climate will allow so we have turned our sights on gentrifying other countries' scenic loveliness?

remember how hot market hotel gets in the summer? have fun with this one.

Posted by howell | February 2, 2010 10:12 PM

um, this is in March.

congratulations to a lot of commenters here for successfully demonstrating how much Americans foolishly stereotype Mexico and Mexicans.

Extrapolating what Mexico is like from (exaggerated) anecdotes about Tijiuana... any idea how ignorant you sound?

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:27 PM

Here's an anecdote about Tijuana

There once was a man from Greenpoint
who went down to Mexico for one joint
But he got lost just outside of Tijuana
and ended up smoking an Iguana

Posted by Up In Smoke | February 2, 2010 10:39 PM

Hahaha. Ewwwwww.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:42 PM

HIPSTER HOLOCAUST!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:45 PM

Will it be possible to buy a ticket for just one day? At this point many people have already purchased plane tickets to and from Austin and would not be able to stay for the entire 3-day festival, but might want to attend just on Saturday or something. There should be an option to attend just one day!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:48 PM

as a member of a violent monterrey-based gang, i'm really glad you've provided me with all the necessary information for me to kidnap as many hipsters as my little bloodthirsty heart desires.

thanks BV!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:52 PM

I hope somebody gives Todd P a medal for his humanitarian efforts.

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 10:52 PM

This is such a stupid idea. It conflicts with the last day of SXSW and who the fuck is going to want to go to Mexico to see bands play after a week of SXSW? Sounds like some hippie shit.

Posted by dumb | February 2, 2010 10:53 PM

10:27: Exaggerated? I've attended a funeral on a Tijuana hillside, while standing in six inches of mud during a downpour - what the fuck would YOU know? Do you have any idea how ignorant YOU sound? Pendejo gringo...

There are many, many, good Mexicans in their home country and elsewhere, but don't fool yourself - Mexico at this point in its history IS NOT a place for day-tripping hipsters, or anyone else who doesn't take its very real problems seriously.

Hey, I encourage you to go (and anyone else who pays plane fare to attend a live music show)! Just remember, should any problem arise, tell anyone that will listen that you're a UNITED STATES CITIZEN and YOU HAVE RIGHTS (sometimes they forget)!

Posted by Anonymous | February 2, 2010 11:56 PM

haha brooklyn vegan people are reactionary idiots!

I could set my watch to you fools reliably hating o anything... and pretending like you know what you're talking back when you've got no clue

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 12:02 AM

the facts are simple. there are fewer murders there than here. tell all the horror stories you want, but the fact remains you're safer there than here, if that's your concern.

get over it... nowhere is "safe" anyway. but if you're obsessed with crime fears, maybe check the statistics before you jump to stereotypical conclusions.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 12:40 AM

howell 10:12pm:

what are you, 25? shut the fuck up about gentrification like you have any idea what you are talking about. you think bringing some much needed tourist dollars to a small city in mexico is going to ruin the scene down there? that lemonade and dan deacon playing in a field for a couple of 20-something kids camping in tents is going to price out the locals? what point are you even trying to make? these are the kind of ignorant "hipster," "trust fund," "gentrification" bullshit comments on here that do nothing to move the conversation forward.

if you have so much guilt about it, move back to the suburbs or go work for HUD or something.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 1:09 AM

God, shitty music is shitty music. No matter what country you play in.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 1:24 AM

2000 mexicans kids who will love the shit out of this disagree with you haterz

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 2:36 AM

@TXn wtf is that picture of??

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 3:26 AM

Exactly, 2:36 - MEXICAN kids.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 6:47 AM

wish this was in nyc

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 8:59 AM

Wish this was in Camden

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 9:28 AM

I will most def. go to this outing. One piece of misinformation is not needing a visa. I go to mexico twice a year and they always required a VISA. Even though other websites have also reported this, Don't give the Federal Police a reason to hassle you. As soon as you cross the border you just ask about getting a visa its normally right off the bridge in a small office they give you a small paper that you must keep with you when you return to give back to mexican authorities, it states how long you will be in mexico and where you are going. If you only went as far in as 70 KM into Mexico then it is not required. Some will argue with this, but for 20 bucks it's better not to get in this argument with a mexican federal agent. If you have any other questions about mexico you can email me at cesar13080@aol.com.

Posted by Cesar Olivares | February 3, 2010 9:52 AM

what you pay when you go to Mexico is not a visa, it's an entry fee. the two things are not the same. Also, the entry fee is only charged when you're entering in your own vehicle, not if you're entering by bus or by plane.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 10:17 AM

this is going to be amazing. the location is beautiful, and i really want to visit monterrey. sxsw gets old. this is totally new and exciting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 10:37 AM

to those saying us gringos are going to attract undue attention down there: US hipsters won't stand out in Mexico any more than they do in Bushwick.

Monterrey is crawling with tall "white" looking Mexicans anyway... it is the richest city in the country and white and tall is what 90% of rich people look like in Mexico (the old Spaniard families still pretty much control all the money, sadly).

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 11:12 AM

SpiderFriends just posted a new song, here is a free download... www.mediafire.com/spidergifts I wish Monotonix a swift recovery.

www.myspace.com/spiderfriendsnashville

Posted by parker Donaldson | February 3, 2010 11:30 AM

BV should make readers log in to post comments. . . make it less like a you tube comment form

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 1:49 PM

If you walk across the border or ride the bus or drive your car you have to get a visa, just like if you fly. You don't have to follow my help. Do it on your own and don't get a visa when you cross the border and enter a go past the 70 km radius. I am sure some of you wll come back on this after the festival and say see i told you so, but to take precautions pay 20 bucks and have piece of mind. It's Mexico and I have been going for 30 years it's always better to take precautions.

Posted by Cesar Olivares | February 3, 2010 2:12 PM

Sounds like an amazing event. Btw, I love Gogol Bordello too!

Posted by Fun play online | February 3, 2010 2:20 PM

2:12/9:52

you don't need a "visa" to enter Mexico if you're from the US, Canada, or Europe. What you have to do is fill out an entry form, and if you're driving your own vehicle you have to pay a fee. What you get is what's called an "FMT" which is known in English as a "tourist card," not a "visa."

here, this is is off the site of The Mexican Embassy in Washington, DC:

"If you are a citizen of Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Island, Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay or Venezuela, YOU DON'T NEED A VISA TO ENTER MEXICO, although you must present a valid passport and fill out an immigration form for tourists and business trips, which can be obtained in travel agencies, airlines or at the point where you enter Mexico."

http://portal.sre.gob.mx/usa/index.php?option=displaypage&Itemid=111&op=page&SubMenu

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 2:38 PM

Mexico is the new Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 2:51 PM

When you go down there ask for a tourist card in Engish "fill out an immigration form for tourists and business trips, which can be obtained in travel agencies, airlines or at the point where you enter Mexico". In Mexico they call this card a VISA. It may legally be a tourist card, but they call it a VISA.

Posted by cesar olivares | February 3, 2010 2:55 PM

"Mexico tourist visa is not required
for citizens of United States for a stay up to 180 days."

http://mexico.visahq.com

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 4:00 PM

Cesar Olivares es estúpido.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 4:17 PM

Cesar is not stupid, he's just confusing two things

you definitely need the tourist card, but that's free if you're not driving in with your own vehicle. if you somehow got in without the tourist card you could get harassed by Mexican cops, which is always annoying and often involves petty bribery.

a Visa is a much more formal affair, where you have to apply weeks before your trip at a consulate and you can be turned down, etc.

So it's important not to confuse the two things. understood?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 4:28 PM

free hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 4:40 PM

free salsa?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 5:01 PM

Once we are done trashing Mexico, can we please move on to Canada?

Posted by land o the fee | February 3, 2010 5:39 PM

A music fest in Mexico... sounds like just the thing a spoiled rich kid would do! And just the thing spoiled rich kids would attend. Unless, of course, you are from Monterey, Mexico.

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 8:09 PM

Once we are done trashing spoiled rich kids, can we please move on to impoverished hipsters?

Posted by Anonymous | February 3, 2010 9:03 PM

NAFTMEH

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Posted by Leonard Okoth | February 4, 2010 5:32 AM

^ Herpes-ridden Russian mobster.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 12:58 PM

You guys all jerking off over this is fucking retarded. I wouldn't travel 10 miles for this bullshit, never mind to Mexico. You queefs will get excited by just about anything with four indie bands as long as you think it will help to define your identical, individual personalities.

Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 3:19 PM

I want to be an individual just like everybody else!

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Posted by Anonymous | February 4, 2010 7:21 PM

Can anyone list bands that aren't officially announced but are also playing?

Pictureplane
Cloud Nothings

Why aren't Lightning Bolt at this??

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 9:14 AM

I WANNA GO I WANNA GO I WANNA GO!

Posted by Anonymous | February 5, 2010 12:32 PM

i can only imagine how sick people will get, in a place like mexico, where u cant already drink the water, let alone sanitation ??
also, what about local authorities ? this has international incident written all over it.

THIS COULD BE THE END OF TODD P, who's next ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 2:28 AM

newsflash 2:28:

there is a world outside of your upper middle class American life, and many many intelligent people live there.

The rest of the world is not a cesspool, the USA is not the only decent place in the world, and you are about as ignorant and sheltered as 10 year old beauty queen.

Do some travelling and actually see what other countries are like, then talk some shit. ok?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 2:45 AM

^ Fuck you Mr. World Citizen - go to Haiti and see if you can find a Starbucks with Wi-Fi. I'm sure Mom and Dad will finance it,

Dilettantish bitch.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 7:05 PM

if 7:05 had a point I can't fathom it

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2010 10:22 PM

Looks like Todd got priced out of Mrs. Bea's this year! Only way to outdo SXSW is free booze, and that ain't gonna happen...

Posted by Heraldo | February 8, 2010 5:47 PM

5:47 hahahahha you don't have a clue

Posted by Anonymous | February 8, 2010 6:02 PM

Confirmed bands include:
Los Fancy Free (MEXICO)
Quiero Club (MEXICO)
Antoine Reverb (MEXICO)
White Ninja (MEXICO)
El Resplandor (MEXICO)
Lazaro Valiente (MEXICO)
Chikita Violenta (MEXICO)
XYX (MEXICO)
Soho Riots (MEXICO)
Yo Linares (MEXICO)
Los Llamarada (MEXICO)
Mockinpott (MEXICO)
Los Margaritos (MEXICO)
Ratas del Vaticano (MEXICO)
BamBam (MEXICO)
Alexico (MEXICO)
Le Macabre Party (MEXICO)
Mentira Mentira (MEXICO)
Acid Mothers Temple (JAPAN)
Grant Hart (of Hüsker Dü)
Telepathe
Andrew W.K.
Dan Deacon*
Neon Indian (TEXAS/MEXICO)
No Age
the Carrots (TEXAS)
Mutating Meltdown (TEXAS)
Pocahaunted
Adventure
Videohippos
Das Racist
Anamanaguchi
Wet Hair
Drawlings
Toro y Moi
Hunx and his Punx
Teengirl Fantasy
Explode Into Colors
Male Bonding (UK)
Coathangers
Indian Jewelry (TEXAS)
Washed Out
Fucked Up (CANADA)
Small Black
Chinese Stars
Talk Normal
The Beets
Tanlines
Bitters (CANADA)
Drunkdriver
TV Ghost
Total Abuse (TEXAS)
Coasting
Beach Fossils
So Cow (IRELAND)
Cloud Nothings
Best Fwends (TEXAS)
Fergus and Geronimo (TEXAS)
Big Troubles
Lucky Dragons
DD/MM/YYYY (CANADA)
Lemonade
Liturgy
Banjo or Freakout! (UK)
Thee Oh Sees
Baths
Sandwitches
Salem
High Places*
Pictureplane

Posted by Anonymous | February 9, 2010 1:33 AM

eh raza nmbre ni se arrimen andan robando bien gacho y aqui nos gusta violar a los gringuitos, ay sabor!

Posted by lobato | February 9, 2010 7:32 PM

esta la chingada pinche babosos

Posted by gragrgarha | February 11, 2010 6:17 PM

Where does the mtymx bus pick up in Austin??

Posted by Anonymous | March 15, 2010 3:06 PM

Oh, and what about those question marks on Sunday's text in the concert poster below? No, that isn't saving a spot for a Smiths reunion or U2 debut on the Coachella stage, it's the way that Yorke presents himself as a solo star, the marquee at his Orpheum concert had the same punctuational flourish.

Posted by منتديات | January 12, 2011 3:00 PM

i was at highline and not williamsburg and the set list posted here seems to fit though I thought they only played 3 songs in the encore (definetely slush and take it in were two of them) though i could be wrong.

Posted by Girls Games | December 4, 2011 3:20 PM

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