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David Cross Mess With Texas

OLD NEWS: David Cross hosts the indie music Plug Awards at Irving Plaza in NYC this Saturday night. The show is of course sold out.

NEW NEWS: David Cross curated two days (March 16 & 17) of FREE & ALL AGES comedy and music at SXSW this year. Presented by the new comedy website Super Deluxe, this extravaganza may leave the bloggers wondering why nobody came to their party (I kid! I kid!). It's called "Mess with Texas" and it looks a little something like this:

Friday, March 16th (Hosted by David Cross) with: Les Savy Fav, The Black Angels, Gossip, Dead Meadow, Erase Errata, David Vandervelde, Matt & Kim, Danava, Brother Reade, Spindrift + special guest + Andrew WK discussing stuff.

Saturday, March 17 (Hosted by Patton Oswalt) with: The Walkmen, Sloan, The Black Lips, The Ponys, Fucked Up, Deerhunter, Fatal Flying Guiloteens, Ladyhawk, The Carbonas, The Cubical + two headliners that will be announced next week.

Comedians performing both days: David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Eugene Mirman, Leo Allen, Laura Krafft, Kristen Schaal, Bob Odenkirk, Brian Posehn, Jon Glaser, Scott Auckerman, BJ Porter, Jon Benjamin, Zach Galifianakis, + more.

We even hear that MAYBE one of thse secret headliners might be Ghostface Killah! "Both shows will be taking place at Red Seven, 611 E. Sixth St. Austin, TX." I need to get my plane ticket.


  • DAVID ON PANEL AT SXSW ON 3/16: David will be part of a panel discussion about music and comedy on March 16th. The panel will include David Cross, Patton Oswalt, Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Robert Pollard, The Best Show on WFMU), Andy Earles (Just Farr A Laugh, "Where's the Street Team?" feature in Magnet), Megan Jasper (Sub Pop) and my personal entrepreneurial idol and man behind Chunklet Henry Owings. The discussion will be moderated by Bob Mehr.
  • DAVID TO APPEAR AT HOT TUB VARIETY SHOW IN NYC - 2/22/07: Hot Tub Variety Show is a really fun variety show that takes place at Comix and is hosted by Kristen Schaal and Kurt Braunohler. Other guests have yet to be announced, but David Cross is confirmed. It will be so much fun, I promise.
  • DAVID TO EMCEE NOISE POP: San Francisco indie music festival Noise Pop celebrates its 15th anniversary this year. The event happens February 27-March 4 and David Cross will emcee on 2/27. The Comedians of Comedy featuring Patton Oswalt and Brian Posehn will be at the festival on 3/4. See the overwhelming list of performers HERE.
  • Also, David shows off his tats for the program Dos and Don'ts Friends on Vice Magazine/MTV's new video site, VBS.TV.

And that is it. Stay tuned for the rest of this week's Canon. In the meantime, read the old ones. Also, here's who else is playing SXSW.

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