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Devo playing SXSW, Sleep not

Devo @ McCarren Pool (more by Zach Dilgard)

On Friday, March 20, performing right society BMI will partner with SXSW to present new wave progenitors Devo at Austin Music Hall (208 Nueces St). The show marks the climax of BMI’s focused presence at SXSW 2009: Throughout the week, the organization will also stage indie rock showcases, orchestrate film and songwriter panels, and host its annual invitation-only mixers, the details of which will be announced soon.

Devo‘s only other scheduled 2009 show is at ATP UK’s The Fans Strike Back festival in Minehead which runs from May 8th-10th. That’s the same festival that Sleep is reuniting to play.

SXSW also announced a ton of other bands playing SXSW this year. On that list, is….Sleep, BUT after a false alarm that included a minor Black Bubblegum freakout, we confirmed that in fact the band playing SXSW is a different Sleep. Oh well.

A few other bands playing SXSW this year: The Wrens, Peter Bjorn and John, Primal Scream, and Explosions in the Sky.

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