Southby

This has nothing to do with this post. I love parfaits. Actually, SXSW is like my life's musical parfait. The crunchy, the smooth and nutritious. Yeah? That works.

No funny business today.  Every March, swarm of bands, companies and filmmakers descends upon Austin looking to make a name for themselves, connect with their markets or flat-out rawk face!  I am personally excited about the music events.  Every year there’s someone that takes me by surprise.  A few years ago it was The Hush Sound and Dead to Fall.  I hope the same happens this year.  Anyway, here’s a few peepz I’m excited to see.

Wednesday is going to be a pretty brutal day.  The Funeral Pyre are a death metal band hardened by the beautiful weather of Southern California.  They’ll be playing at the Mohawk at 9:40.  If you wanna get brutal wif me, you can at Emo’s which will play host to one of the greatest hardcore bands our generation has seen, Dillinger Escape Plan.  I can’t fucking wait.  Then it’s to the Amsterdam Cafe with me to catch Kiss Kiss and The Forecast, both of which are drastically different from the Funeral Pyre and Dillinger Escape Plan.

I’ll be working the SXSW Trade Show on Thursday, so I’ll be missing the Texas Metal Showcase during the day.  Iwrestledabearonce will be there. Thursday night seems like slim pickin’s to me except for Pattern is Movement at the Mohawk at midnight and The Fall of Troy at Opal’s on 6th at 1am.  I can’t make both, but I’m sure I’ll be at the FoT show. I think The Fall of Troy are everything that’s right with music.  Their use of complex rhythms, melodies, chord progression and flare make them so fun to listen to and watch. Unfortunately, the band has decided to break up after this tour.

Friday is going to be jam packed. Gotta hit the Beauty Bar. Murder By Death is doing an acoustic set, and folky outfit the Low Anthem will be playing later at the HearYa.com showcase.  Also, later in the day, brutalists Mychildren Mybride and Goatwhore will be playing at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival Does Austin at Emo’s.  At night I have some choices to make.  It’s between seeing Murder By Death again or channeling my inner-hipster by catching An Horse and Local Natives at the Galaxy Room at the Backyard.  Later on I have my MUST SEE of the night, and that’s Native.  They are amazing.  Wrestling Moves has become one of my favorite albums of the year thus far.  Afterward, I have to decide between Sum 41… whom I still love, and dancey pants Foxy Shazam, and then somehow make my way to Attack! Attack!.  I really wanna catch Attack! Attack and Evergreen Terrace’s showcase because that’s where the metal God squad is going to be, and that’s always cause for a good time. There will definitely be a lot of running around on Friday night.  I might just decide to sit around one place. Who knows? I have lofty goals.

Saturday I get to catch my favorite band at the moment and that’s La Dispute at Emo’s at the Alternative Press Day Party.  Ruiner, Circa Survive and Sum41 will be there as well. I will wrap up my night for sure at the Galaxy Room to catch Joan of Arc and Japandroids, after trying to catch some of the Fat Wreck Chords Showcase at Emo’s Annex.

So, hit me with any recommendations.  I’m open to pretty much anything.  Those of you who know how to contact me through phone should, and those that don’t know me but want to through me a recc should do so through TWITTER. http://www.twitter.com/tehdago

Anyway, thanks, for reading, y’all.  This has been a useless post. :D

-dago

beginning things

This is my second/third (if you count an early-2000s era LiveJournal) attempt at a blog. I used blogs in the past to deal with personal issues. I would leave them open to the public, knowing what the consequences were. This blog won’t go down that road. To avoid most interpersonal conflicts, the intended purpose of this blog is to criticize the anonymous.  I hope the more I get the hang of this, the better the writing and topics get.

I want to discuss the everyday things I see, and hear. As any good American, I consume. Also, like any good student of the liberal arts (blegh!), I have a lot of opinions about things I interact with on a daily basis. You will probably not agree with what I have to say, have an opinion on whatever sport I’m yelling about or even like the way I write about it. I just want this blog to be fun. In fact, I’m pretty sure this blog will be fun at the expense of others. I hope you’re okay with that. OK.

Now, onto the most important thing—myself. I’m an out-of-shape, twenty-three year old male from Austin, TX. A graduate of St. Edward’s University, I have a degree in History (know-it-all), and one day hope to get my hands on a Ph. D.

I currently have two employers, but will probably disclose their names in another post.  I’m not a fucking bum!

I have opinions, and I, being a dirty fucking liberal fascist, feel like all voices are important. I suppose this will be mine, for now. I’m originally from Houston, TX—Sharpstown to be exact. I’m obsessed with sports, music, politics, lively debate and people’s day-to-day interactions. So, let’s just get started, eh?

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