by Black Bubblegum

The Bronx
The BX

What are you up to Wednesday, March 18th? If you're in the greater Austin region, it might be a good idea to slide on down to Emo's for a day of killer bands, suds, and full on badass-ed-ness. To get all official and shit, we'd like to announce the FREE BROOKLYN VEGAN/SOLID PR DAY PARTY featuring

The bands kick off at 2PM, but get there by 1:15 to experience the NEW Big Business record Mind The Drift before it hits the shelves on Mar 31st. Our friends from ilovemikelitt will also be on hand to help spread good causes and cheer, and special thanks goes out to Timmy for all his help in putting this together.

This all goes down inside Emo's on the 2nd stage on the afternoon of the first day of SXSW Music. Happening at the same time on the main stage of the same venue is the also-killer, also-free Fat Possum Records day party with King Kahn & BBQ, Wavves, Thomas Function, Strange Boys, Crocodiles, Thomas Function and more.

Later that same night is the official BrooklynVegan SXSW showcase at Club De Ville, about a block away. We're (BrooklynVegan) also doing sorta-TBA, free day parties on the Thursday and Friday of SXSW (full details coming shortly).


Young WidowsYoung Widows recently dropped the video for "Old Skin" from Old Wounds, a song that premiered right here on BrooklynVegan. The band is logging some miles in the coming months (dates below), linking up with Australian band My Disco for the trek and playing Europa in Brooklyn with The Austerity Program & Tournament on April 1st in the process (tickets here). The pair will also drop a split 7", one of a series with the likes of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Pelican, and Melt-Banana.

The Bronx are touring the US like mad dogs including playing a show at Bowery Ballroom with Trash Talk on April 20th (tickets here), and a show at Maxwell's on April 22nd (tickets here).

NYCers will have FOUR chances to check out Garotas Suecas in the coming month, three in person and one on the Pat Duncan Show on WFMU on March 26th. The band has lined up live appearances at Mercury Lounge on March 24th (tickets here), Death By Audio on April 5, and Zebulon on April 6th.

Psychedelic Horseshit have a "a self released LP collecting our very first and oldest 4 track recordings" due in "March or April" entitled Golden Oldies as well as a TON of new material including Shitgaze Anthems 12" EP on Woodsist (spring 09), Acid Test 12" EP on Troubleman Unltd. (late spring/early sum 09), Beached Wails 7" with a "surprise release date", and their second LP, Too Many Hits, on Slitbreeze (late summer 09). The Columbus, Ohio crew have a few dates on the calendar as well, check THOSE out, along with everyone's tour dates, below...

Young Widows - "Old Skin"

March 18 2009 Emo's, Austin, Texas*
March 18 2009 Red 7 SXSW, Austin, Texas
March 19 2009 The Wave, Austin, Texas
March 21 2009 Waterloo Park, Austin, Texas
March 23 2009 Launch Pad, Albuquerque, New Mexico
March 24 2009 Yucca Tap Room, Phoenix, Arizona
March 25 2009 Casbah, San Diego, California
March 27 2009 Wasted Space, Las Vegas, Nevada
March 29 2009 Rickshaw Shop, San Francisco, California^
March 31 2009 Dante's, Portland, Oregon^
April 1 2009 Richard's, Vancouver, British Columbia^
April 2 2009 El Corazon, Seattle, Washington^
April 5 2009 Bamboozle Left, Irvine, California^
April 8 2009 Club 156, Boulder, Colorado^
April 9 2009 Larimer Lounge, Denver, Colorado^
April 10 2009 Riot Room, Kansas City, Missouri^
April 11 2009 Picador, Iowa City, Iowa^
April 12 2009 Triple Rock, Minneapolis, Minnesota^
April 13 2009 Reggie's, Chicago, Illinois^
April 14 2009 Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan^
April 15 2009 Grog Shop, Cleveland, Ohio^
April 16 2009 Ravari Room, Columbus, Ohio^
April 17 2009 Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland^
April 19 2009 The Note, West Chester, Pennsylvania^
April 20 2009 Bowery Ballroom, New York, New York^
April 21 2009 First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania^
April 22 2009 Maxwell's, Hoboken, New Jersey^
April 23 2009 Middle East, Boston, Massachusetts^
April 24 2009 Jerky's, Providence, Rhode Island^
June 5 2009 Queen Mary Events Park, Long Beach, California
* w/ BrooklynVegan afternoon show w/ Young Widows, Trash Talk, Annihilation Time, Garotas Suecas, Psychedelic Horseshit
^ w/ Trash Talk

Mar 13 @ Drunken Unicorn, Atlanta, GA *
Mar 14 @ Common Grounds, Gainesville, FL *
Mar 15 @ The Social, Orlando, FL *
Mar 17 @ Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA *
Mar 18 @ Emo's, Austin, TX (BrooklynVegan SXSW Party)%
Mar 18 @ The Mohawk, Austin, TX (The Austinist SXSW Party)
Mar 19-21 @ SXSW, Austin, TX
Mar 22 @ The Lounge on Elm Street, Dallas, TX
Mar 23 @ The Bottle Tree, Birmingham, AL *
Mar 24 @ Halloween House, Indianapolis, IN *
Mar 25 @ The Beat Kitchen, Chicago, IL *
Mar 26 @ PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI *
Mar 27 @ Casbah, Hamilton, ON *
Mar 28 @ Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, ON *
Mar 29 @ Soundlab, Buffalo, NY *
Mar 30 @ Great Scott, Boston, MA *
Mar 31 @ VFW, Wallingford, CT *
Apr 1 @ Club Europa, Brooklyn, NY *
Apr 2 @ Talking Head, Baltimore, MD *
Apr 3 @ MAC ROCK Festival, Harrisburg, VA *
Apr 5 @ Cafe Metropolis, Wilkes-Barre, PA *
Apr 6 @ DC9 Washington, Washington DC *
Apr 7 @ Gallery 5, Richmond, Virginia *
May 1 @ Headliners, Louisville, KY **
* w/ My Disco
** w/ Guilt and Split Lip
% BrooklynVegan afternoon show w/ The Bronx, Trash Talk, Annihilation Time, Garotas Suecas, Psychedelic Horseshit

March 18 2009 Emos, Austin, Texas*
March 19 2009 PANACHE SHOWCASE @ Emos Jr, Austin, Texas
March 21 2009 NY Night Train Party @ SpiderHouse, Austin, Texas
March 22 2009 Panache party @ Beerland w/ Mae Shi and more, Austin, Texas
March 24 2009 Mercury Lounge, NYC, New York
March 25 2009 Ralph's Dinner, Worcester, Massachusetts
March 26 2009 Pat Duncan Show at WFMU Radio, Jersey City, New Jersey
March 27 2009 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
March 28 2009 Comet Pizza!, Washington, Washington DC
March 29 2009 The Union, Athens, Ohio
March 30 2009 Rumba Cafe, Columbus, Ohio
March 31 2009 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, Ohio
April 1 2009 WNUR Radio Show Live, Chicago, Illinois
April 1 2009 Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois
April 2 2009 The Pike Room, Detroit, Michigan
April 3 2009 Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 4 2009 Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
April 5 2009 Death by Audio, NYC, New York
April 6 2009 Zebulon, NYC, New York
* BrooklynVegan afternoon show w/ The Bronx, Young Widows, Trash Talk, Annihilation Time, Psychedelic Horseshit

Mar 13 2009 Carabar columbus, Ohio
Mar 14 2009 Catalyst knoxville, Tennessee
Mar 15 2009 Buccaneer memphis, Tennessee
Mar 16 2009 The Chat Room Ft. Worth, Texas
Mar 17 2009 Denton house party denton, Texas
Mar 18 2009 SXSW Emos Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2009 SXSW Columbus Discount show Austin, Texas
Mar 19 2009 SXSW Siltbreeze Show Austin, Texas
* BrooklynVegan afternoon show w/ The Bronx, Young Widows, Trash Talk, Annihilation Time, Garotas Suecas

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