Both Erik Friedlander and The National are touring the US in March. The National will play ten shows in the Midwest and South, including three gigs during Austin's SXSW festival. Erik Friedlander will do a west coast tour with his quartet Topaz, and has also announced a schedule that will extend into May, including four performances in Victoria, BC and a trio of gigs at John Zorn's new space The Stone. Check out our tour page for details.
Meanwhile, Brassland is throwing its first ever SXSW party on Friday, March 18th 2-8pm at Ruta Maya, 3601 South Congress Ave. Here is [LINK TO COME]the flyer. The sponsor list is long and bizzy, but includes our friends at French Kiss Records, Stop Smiling Magazine, and OhMyRockness.com. Sadly, Erik Friedlander has had to cancel his SXSW plans this year, but the party will still feature a performance by The National, $2 Lone Star tallboys, DJs, and possibly even skateboarding. They could totally film a Mountain Dew commercial at this bad boy. Totally.