Thursday, February 08, 2007

SXSW Fever--Catch It!



South By SouthWest finally put up the prelminary band list for this year's music festival, and you can peruse it at your leisure right here.

Your humble Felt Up blogette is most excited about The Saints (huzzah!!!), an olden-timey punk band from Australia; Mary Weiss, lead singer of '60s girl group The Shangri-las appearing with The Reigning Sound; Charlie Louvin, one-half of country music legends the Louvin Brothers (the other half, Ira Louvin, died in a car crash many years ago); Swedish le rock dramatique purveyors The Ark; Friend of Felt Up Mr. Kenneth's occasional side-project Boom Bip; soul singer Barbara Lynn; and the re-formed Iggy Pop & The Stooges. WHEEEEEEEEEE!

No mention on the list of the Stax Records Anniversary soul showcase or of fellow Stax Records alumni Booker T. Jones (of Booker T. & The MGs), who is a keynote speaker, but I've got my fingers crossed.

I haven't been this excited about SXSW in years! Now I just have to get my paws on a wristband. I've been toying with the idea of letting an out-of-town band stay at Felt Up HQ in exchange for a free wristband, but I'm afraid of a) vomit in my living room (which is not my own), b) loud music/noise until the wee hours (which is not my own), and c) groupies in my bathtub (who are not my own). However, if the wristbands are over $125 this year, I may consider this option more carefully...

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