Stimulus Package

I’m not going to lie. When the Playmates showed up to our party, it was a good feeling even for us married guys. I attended the Playboy “Rockin The Rabbit” party the following night and assumed (wrongly) that I’d bump into them, so I felt obligated to chat it up with them for a good 20 minutes. Really, really nice people with no attitude whatsoever. And quite photogenic.

Our Denver friends over at GigBot set up their always awesome photobooth at the party for a limited time. Lucky for all of us, they were there when the ladies showed up. You can see the rest of the photobooth pics here.

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HearYa SXSW Party Preview: Gringo Star

by oz on March 16, 2009

Atlanta’s Gringo Star launched into the blogosphere with their catchy garage rock track “All Y’all” and then followed up the hype with a great, self-released debut album by the same name. While All Y’all was an early favorite of mine, the song “Transmission” ended up trumping it.‚  Look for them on stage at our Wednesday party between 6.30-7pm.

You can hear more in the Gringo Star Live Session.

Gringo Star – Transmission (Live at Criminal Records in Atlanta)

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The Henry Clay People are playing about 7 sets at SXSW, so there’s no question about the bands determination to win over crowds the old fashioned way. To me, their sound is like Stephen Malkmus fronting The Hold Steady. The Henry Clay People follow Ferraby Lionheart at 1pm on Wednesday at our 15 our day party at The Paradise. That’s when the dancing starts.

The Henry Clay People – Something In The Water

The Henry Clay People – Something In The Water

The Henry Clay People “Something in the Water” from Adam Mesinger on Vimeo.

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If you haven’t been introduced to LaundroMatinee, let me do the honors. Dodge from MOKB created this website dedicated to live video sessions and he’s had some great acts in recently, including O’Death, Blitzen Trapper and two artists that will be performing at Stimulus Package, our Wednesday 15 hour SXSW Day Party at The Paradise Cafe. Joe Pug and Justin Townes Earle go on at 3pm and 5pm respectively.

Joe Pug performs an unreleased war ballad called “Bury Me Far From My Uniform” and Justin Townes Earle fingerpicks his way through “I Don’t Care.”

Joe Pug – Bury Me Far From My Uniform (LaundroMatinee Sessions)

Hear more Pug here.

Just Townes Earle – I Don’t Care (LaundroMatinee Sessions)

Hear more JTE here.

Joe Pug – Bury Me Far From Uniform

Joe Pug – Bury Me Far From My Uniform from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

Justin Townes Earle – I Don’t Care

Justin Townes Earle~I Don’t Care from LaundroMatinee on Vimeo.

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HearYa SXSW Party Update: Free Headbands, Free Shoes, Free Beer Nuts

March 12, 2009

We’re less than week away from our 15 hour “day” party not-so-clevery called Stimulus Package, and there are a couple updates. First off, Saucony has joined us as a sponsor and will be giving away free headbands that will display either “Winner” or “Loser” across your forehead. Show up early enough, and you could walk […]

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HearYa SXSW Day Party Preview: Red Cortez

March 11, 2009

In just over a week, I’ll be aboard a plane wearing some noise canceling headphones, sipping on a Budweiser in a can with a shit-eatin’ grin on my face. When SXSW approaches, I get the same feeling in my stomach that I had when I was seven and Christmas was fast approaching. Just substitute beer […]

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HearYa SXSW Day Party Update: The Deep Dark Woods and Free Tacos

March 9, 2009

Just when you thought our party couldn’t get better, we went ahead and added free tacos to Stimulus Package, courtesy of Taco Town. For those keeping score, that’s free booze and free tacos. And free music. More free shit is in the works. We also added one Canadian band to the lineup. Well actually, we […]

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