by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOAD: Let's Wrestle - We Are the Men You Will Grow to Love Soon (MP3)

Lets Wrestle

SXSW is almost exactly a month away and BrooklynVegan is going to be very active there, throwing more than a couple parties (official and unofficial) which we'll be telling you more about as it gets closer to the actual festival. Despite what music blogs lead you to believe (and the mass of people that will be there), not everybody goes to Austin in March. With that in mind, we're trying to bring a little SXSW to NYC this year by throwing a pre-Festival party on March 15 at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn with three (possibly four) bands on their way to Austin: Let's Wrestle, Casiokids, and The Wave Pictures. Stay tuned for one more band TBA. Tickets are only $8 and on sale now.

Let's Wrestle have just signed to Merge, who will be putting out their great debut album, In the Court of Wrestling Let's, on March 23. (The import made my Best of 2009 list.) You can download a track from it at the top of this post. Maybe you caught one of their CMJ shows back in October -- they're a lot of fun. In addition to our show and SXSW, Let's Wrestle will be on tour with Quasi in April -- including a 4/22 stop at Bowery Ballroom (tickets). All tour dates below...

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Let's Wrestle - We Are the Men You'll Grow to Love Soon

Let's Wrestle - March 2010 Tour Dates
03.15 - Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (BrooklynVegan Presents) *
03.17-03.21 - SXSW, Austin, TX
* w/ Casiokids & The Wave Pictures

Let's Wrestle & Quasi - 2010 Tour Dates
04.15.10 St. Paul, MN Turf Club
04.16.10 Madison, WI Annex
04.17.10 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
04.18.10 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
04.19.10 Montreal, QC Il Motore
04.20.10 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs
04.22.10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
04.23.10 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
04.24.10 Washington, DC Black Cat
04.26.10 Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle
04.27.10 Atlanta, GA 529
04.28.10 Birmingham, AL The Bottletree
04.29.10 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
04.30.10 Newport, KY The Southgate House
05.01.10 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall