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Wee Fest Returns! Weeing for two solid days!


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So, we here at Sporkbooking decided to bring back the Weee Fest for a couple days.  Why?  We know that there is so much good music in Austin, and we feel like we need to help completely over-saturate this city and represent the underrepresented once in awhile.   So Weee Fest is here to say:  “Hey, over here!  Here are some unknown performances ready to rock your world and expand your mind!”  Or something like that.  Last year, about this same time, we did these monthly shows at Skinny’s Bar (RIP)  This year, Frontier Bar (2421 Webberville Road)  is where we are hosting the resurgence of said shows, for who-knows-how long.   All we know is that, this time around, there’s TWO DAYS and ELEVEN BANDS on the lineup:

MONDAY FEB 18TH
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Medosevo 8PM  – Doing a special spoken word set.    What will they talk about?

Single Lash 9PM – Post punk/no wave?  local Act.  Maybe they will dress up like a chicken.  http://singlelash.bandcamp.com/

Ouiness 10PM – Improv on-the-spot insta band, just add theme.  You KNOW they will dress up like a chicken.  http://youtu.be/k3HaYp5eS1A

Magic Helmet 11PM – Bluesy rock duo with an actual magic helmet!

Destroyed For Comfort 12midnight  – All we can say is this is the greatest thing you are supposed to hate around.  https://soundcloud.com/destroyedforcomfort

ABGAL 1AM – New on the Austin scene, from their mad scientist lab in the sky, Abgal might take you on a vitural reality tour of their home planet, if you are lucky.  http://petroglyphmusic.bandcamp.com/album/unctioned-ziggurat-pherkad

TUESDAY FEB 19TH
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PAN PAN PAN 8 PM – Speaking of chickens, I think he stole my suit…https://soundcloud.com/nealretke/pan-pan-pan

Petkus Ono Band 9 PM – On the classier? side of improv – one of the only bands I personally know in Austin with a condcutor.  http://christopherpetkus.com/index2.htm

Cabrini Green 10 PM – Whoever gave him his trophy might consider taking it back.  Always able to get a crowd rioting…I mean started.
http://www.reverbnation.com/cabrinigreenuk

Pilgrimess 11 PM – There isn’t anything we can say about Pilgrimess that isn’t true.  Beautiful, Smart, and she paid us to say all this.
http://rebeccaramirez.bandcamp.com/

Null Hypothesis 12Midnight – The collaborative efforts of a Bradford Kinney and Mickey Delp, the electronic eyes and ears of a nation wait eagerly in anticipation of what they come up with.  Or at least a room of Austinites.   http://ghostofelectricity.bandcamp.com/ http://mickeydelp.com/

One of our most favoritest parts of this show is the diversity of the weirdness that can span Austin’s definitions.  From experimental, electronic, rock n roll, hip hop, and more, all can push the envelope enough to be “Weeeird enough” for this show.

 

Weee Fest is free, but the bands have merch so bring cash., and they are all broke so you can just like, give them money and stuff.  Comecelebrate our return, or else Aliens might come down and steal what brains you have left.

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Everything’s going great!


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Added some new links to the side bar over there, added some work to our roster.  Everything seems to be going as the (fill in the blank of your favorite deity or science) Universe has it planned.  Or not planned.  Not much to say, except I mean to write more in this on a regular basis.  SXSW is coming up(March!), Acro-cats tour is coming up(April!), and the warmth that Texas starts to feel every time about this year is upon us.  I think I am going to go out and work in the garden.  But first, this – one of my favorite movies: One of the best movies ever made!  Holy Mountain, by Alejandro Jodorowsky.  Enjoy.

The Anti-sxsw tradition goes on…and on…and on…


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I remember the first “anti-sxsw” show I ever went to.  It was called FXFU (or Fuck By Fuck You if you want all the explicatives) and it was great.  Rowdy bands, off the beaten path of the main-stream of  event attendees, and lots and lots of free crappy keg beer.  Did I mention the  music?  The first time I ever saw Kinski, now one of my top 25 favorite bands, was at a FXFU show.  Along with Guitar Wolf, Gorch Fock, (who were the masterminds behind the whole event, pretty much) and uhm….okay I can’t remember much of the rest of the day (did I mention lots of free beer?)  but it was great, and it was the BEST thing to do if you werent going to “do” South by.   You could stay there all day, see a sampling of the best that the official event was going to bring (and some who would never get to play said event) and do it all for free.  I think they got up to 5 or 6 of them before it had to end.   And, as with everything great and weird and amazing, it had to end.  It was a lot of work, and a lot of trouble if any of you have ever even attempted to throw parties at all, especially in Austin, and ESPECIALLY during that week.

The official SXSW event itself is growing so big its bursting at the cities seams, and all the once off-the-beaten paths that FXFU and other shows of its kind once graced is now engulfed in official and corporate crap shows.  That brings me to why I brought you all here today.  Johnny Cash (aka Breakdancing Ronald Regan) and Austin Noise seem to be keeping the spirit of Fuck You alive with Suxby.  The third of its kind (sux by sux west 3) is coming to us on St. Patrick’s day this year, March 17th, 2013.  Noisy, raunchy, loud and diverse  – if looks and smells like a big fuck you then it most definitely is.  This year it will be at the poorly lit and always awkward Club 1808 – a perfect match for the strangeness that will ensue during the show, I am sure.   This year, Johnny has started a campaign to raise money for the event – if you send money you get some shit for donating, and it help with some of the costs of putting the show on.  These things always cost money, whether its transportation for the bands, or renting the venue, getting some kind of decent PA, or even buying hot dogs for the door guys.    Here is the link to his campaign site: http://www.indiegogo.com/suxby.  If you want to continue to see choices outside of what the huge downtown machine force feeds on us, then I suggest you donate something…or don’t bitch about it when it REALLY starts SUXing…

A list of the mayhem that ensued last year can be found here.  Videos of BRR’s antics are here.