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Meat Puppets – SXSW recap, new album, new NY & LA shows

Meat Puppets @ Stubb’s, Austin, TX (SXSW) – Mar 19, 2009 (andycarvin)
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“After meeting back up with M, who had eaten dinner during her movie (Alamo Drafthouse Ritz), we dropped back into Le Cafe Crepe where I ate for the second time that day. We then headed on over to Antone’s to catch the Doug Sahm tribute by various artists. First up was Jimmie Vaughan, who played 3 or 4 songs. When he left the stage, they began setting up for the next band (The Gourds), and M stayed here while I headed over to Stubbs to catch several acts there, beginning with the Meat Puppets. I was a big fan back in the late 1980’s – early 1990’s, but hadn’t seen them in a long time. I believe this was my 7th time seeing them. They were still fun to see, although I thought the bass was mixed too loudly relative to everything else. :-/” [DNC Austin]

The Meat Puppets set at Stubb’s included the debut of some new material – material that can be found on their new album, Sewn Together – out May 12th on Megaforce Records. “Recorded at The Saltmine in Phoenix, Arizona in winter 2009, the album features the Kirkwood brothers, Cris and Curt, with drummer Ted Marcus.” That same album-release day, Meat Puppets are playing an album-release show at The Mint in LA. One month later they’ll be back in NYC to play two nights in a row at Mercury Lounge. Tickets ($16) for the June 11th & 12th shows go on sale Friday at noon.

Last time the band was in NYC, it was Maxwell’s (Hoboken) and Music Hall of Williamsburg (Brooklyn). Before that it was ATP NY and Terminal 5.

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