Springfield Goes To SXSW 2009

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sxsw2009muAustin’s annual South By Southwest music and film festival is still two months away (the full event is March 13-22, while the music festival runs specifically March 18-22), but we can already tell you that you have good reasons to make the drive to attend. Not only that, you’ll find some familiar faces onstage when you get there: Springfield bands Ha Ha Tonka (previously known as Amsterband) and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (set up by Polyvinyl, apparently, but canceled by the band) are both is on the list of acts playing showcase shows during the second weekend. (For a complete list of performers, click here.) We’re guessing here that the band secured the show with help from its label, Bloodshot Records, though that’s not confirmed. Regardless, they’ll be there and they’ll be playing–representing for Springfield at an internationally known music happening.

Need more reasons to make the road trip? Follow after the break.

Not only are two of Springfield’s music acts turning up in Austin in March, but there are acts with less direct ties to our scene taking a stage:

*The Bottle Rockets, who recorded their album Brand New Year at Springfield’s The Studio with Lou Whitney in 1999.
*The Republic Tigers, named (we’re told) after the Republic High School mascot and containing Kenn Jankowski, formerly of Springfield band The Golden Republic.

Among the performers you will also find numerous bands that played Springfield before and will now vie for national attention.

Among these:

Black Diamond Heavies
Cursive
The Devil Wears Prada
French Horn Rebellion
(coming to Black Box Revue in February)
Health
He Is Legend
Joseph Israel
Nashville Pussy
The Queers
The Spinto Band
Superdrag
These Arms Are Snakes
David Vandervelde
Via Audio
Viva Voce
Your Vegas

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8 Responses to “Springfield Goes To SXSW 2009”

  1. The Spilken8r Says:

    And ilijah, albeit at a non official venue. We’re playing on Thursday, March 19th at Plush.

  2. thederosh Says:

    Machina is, apparently, another unofficial show–that, or they’re not added yet to the list linked above–and singer Phil Taylor (formerly of Future Leaders of the World) previously lived, performed and recorded other artists here in Springfield. The list above contains only the official showcase acts, but there is A LOT more out there.

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  4. Francis Rizzudo Says:

    Be on the lookout for a big SXSW announcement from Black Box coming real soon!

  5. thederosh Says:

    Awwwww, why you gotta tease it….

  6. Francis Rizzudo Says:

    French Horn Rebellion will be playing Black Box on Feb 20th!

  7. Francis Rizzudo Says:

    sorry bout the tease, just gotta work on some finishing touches that’s all!

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