Springtime is here, and we're reminded again why we are lucky to live in this town. I'm speaking, of course, of South by Southwest (SXSW), the annual music festival that brings hundreds of musicians from around the globe to Austin to entertain music industry bigwigs and fans for five days and nights. There's never a shortage of live music in Austin, but from March 14-17 we will be absolutely inundated with new tunes.
Two of my picks are Boris, a loud metal sludge trio from Tokyo, free at Auditorium Shores Saturday the 17th at 5 pm, and later that night at 12:30 am the Stooges, Iggy Pop's legendary band together again, at Stubb's, and probably impossible to get into unless you have a badge.
If you're not able to get in to the Austin show, check out these DVDs and CDs from the library:
Live in Detroit
DVD 782.42166 LI (2004)
Iggy Pop & the Stooges live in Detroit
CD MA IGGY 2530 (1997)
Iggy and the Stooges
Lust for life
CD MA POP 3015 (1990)
Iggy Pop! Live San Fran 1981
DVD 782.42166 IG (1981)
The big keynote speaker of SXSW this year is Pete Townshend, taking a break from the current Who tour. Not sure where or when Pete might be performing, but you know it'll be even harder to get into than the Stooges show at Stubb's. You might check out these DVDs and CDs instead:
Best of Pete Townshend
CD MA TOWN (1996)
Pete Townshend's Deep End live!
CD MA TOWN (1986)
CD MA WHO 2392 (1995)
DVD 782.42166 WH (1999)
Tommy and Quadrophenia live: with special guests
DVD 782.1 WH (2005)
And of course APL's own: John Schooley and his One Man Band will be performing Wednesday, March 14, 11:00 p.m. at the Lava Lounge Patio. See him now, before those industry bigwigs find him and whisk him away from us!