Here is what VICE is doing at SXSW this year, and here is more info on their newest signing Dark Meat who is also one of the many bands playing a SXSW VICE party....

Dark Meat

Vice Records' newest edition, Dark Meat, a 17-piece psychedelic rock collective from Athens, Georgia sound like the Stooges meets Crazy Horse meets Albert Ayler -- double drums, shredding guitars, jazz bursts, gospel vocals and marching band horns! Dark Meat lives together, eats together and makes music together, the true meaning of collective - several members live in Orange Twin, a 100-acre sustainable-living eco-village, where members farm, do bio-diesel conversion and host shows at their amphitheater. For three years, Dark Meat has thrilled crowds with earth-shaking, hallelujah-roaring performances throughout the South. Now, Vice Records is ready to let a true Southern gem shine.

Dark Meat's past and current lineup include members from Of Montreal, Elf Power, The Instruments, We Versus Shark, Gnarls Barkley and more.

Dark Meat's Universal Indians, originally released on Orange Twin Records, is to be given its first wide release by Vice Records with three unheard bonus tracks ("One More Trip" and "Three Eyes Open" both recorded live in Joshua Tree National Park, and "Universal Indians," an Albert Ayler tribute). Universal Indians - Expanded Edition will be released on CD April 8 and LP April 22.

Dark Meat's massive 66 show, 50 date spring tour - in a bright green, 35-foot 1972 GMC coach tour bus - kicks off at SXSW with tour dates running through the end of May!

Dark Meat - 2008 Tour DAtes
Tue Mar 11 Shreveport LA The Jackrabbit
Wed Mar 12 Flagpole Party // Bourbon Rocks 508 E. 6th St // Open to Public 5:15pm
Wed Mar 12 Orange Twin Party // Spiro's 611 Red River // Badge Holders 1am PLAYING THE STOOGES' FUNHOUSE LIVE!
Thu Mar 13 Todd P Party // Ms Beas 1104 E 6th St. // Open to Public 7:30pm ACOUSTIC!
Thu Mar 13 VICE Showcase // VICE Bar 302 6th St. // Badge Holders 1:30pm
Fri Mar 14 VICE Saves Texas // Outdoor Stage 1106 E 11th // RSVP 5:45pm
Fri Mar 14 Art Authority // Spiderhouse 2908 Fourth St. // Open to Public 11:00pm
Sat Mar 15 Exclaim!/Outside Party // Saxon Pub 1320 South Lamar // Open to Public 5pm
Sat Mar 15 Late night party TBA
Sun Mar 16 San Antonio TX The X-ing
Mon Mar 17 Houston TX The Mink
Tue Mar 18 Pensacola FL Sluggos
Wed Mar 19 Birmingham AL BottleTree
Thu Mar 20 Athens GA 40 Watt
Mon Apr 7 Brooklyn NY Union Hall
Tue Apr 8 Brooklyn NY Union Pool
Wed Apr 9 Boston MA Milky Way
Thu Apr 10 Bridgeport CT Two Boots
Fri Apr 11 Providence RI as220
Sat Apr 12 Washington DC Red and The Black
Sun Apr 13 Norfolk VA The Boot
Tue Apr 15 Raleigh NC Slim's
Wed Apr 16 Charlotte NC The Milestone
Thu Apr 17 Richmond VA Gallery 5
Fri Apr 18 Baltimore MD Talking Head
Sat Apr 19 Philadelphia PA WPW
Sun Apr 20 New York City NY Cake Shop
Mon Apr 21 Buffalo NY Mohawk Place
Tue Apr 22 Pittsburgh PA Garfield Artworks
Wed Apr 23 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom
Thu Apr 24 Urbana IL The Canopy Club
Fri Apr 25 East Peoria IL Peoria Pizza Works
Sat Apr 26 Chicago IL Empty Bottle
Sun Apr 27 Minneapolis MN Nomad World Pub
Mon Apr 28 Fargo ND Aquarium
Tue Apr 29 Omaha NE The Waiting Room
Wed Apr 30 Lawrence KS Jackpot Saloon
Thu May 1 Denver CO Hi-Dive
Fri May 2 Salt Lake City UT Kilby Ct.
Sat May 3 Missoula MT Friend Friend Friend Fest
Sun May 4 Seattle WA Comet
Tue May 6 Portland OR Doug Fir Lounge
Thu May 8 San Francisco CA Hemlock Tavern
Fri May 9 Visalia CA The Cellar Door
Sat May 10 Los Angeles CA tbc
Sun May 11 Los Angeles CA tbc
Mon May 12 Tucson AZ tbc
Tue May 13 Phoenix AZ tbc
Wed May 14 Houston TX Walter's on Washington
Thu May 15 Austin TX The Mohawk
Fri May 16 Ft. Worth TX Lola's
Sat May 17 Dallas TX Good Records
Sun May 18 Oklahoma City OK The Conservatory
Mon May 19 Columbia MO tbc
Tue May 20 Kansas City MO The Record Bar
Wed May 21 St. Louis MO The Blue Bird
Thu May 22 Champaign IL Mike n Molly's
Sat May 24 Chicago IL tbc
Sun May 25 Chicago IL tbc
Mon May 26 Detroit MI tbc
Wed May 28 Brooklyn NY tbc
Thu May 29 New York City tbc
Fri May 30 Woodstock NY Mountain Jam