Bloodshot Records announces its SXSW 2011 Showcase and Day Party!

FRIDAY, MARCH 18
12 noon SHARP! until 7pm
16th annual Bloodshot Records Party @ Yard Dog Gallery
1510 S Congress, Austin

No wristband, badge or invitation needed. It’s free, it’s egalitarian! Beer, music and conviviality.

Bands appearing:
12 – 12:20: Carolyn Mark with The Jack Grace Band
12:30 – 1:00: Ben Weaver
1:10 – 1:40: Maggie Bjorklund with Cobirds Unite
1:50 – 2:20: Lydia Loveless
2:30 – 3:00: Exene Cervenka
3:10 – 3:40: Whitey Morgan & the 78s
3:50 – 4:10: Freakwater
4:20 – 4:50: Eddie Spaghetti
5:00 – 5:30: Ha Ha Tonka
5:40 – 6:30: Waco Brothers

Party sponsored by Rolling Rock
Pies by Dangerously Delicious Pies

SATURDAY, MARCH 19
7pm-2am
Official Bloodshot SXSW Showcase @ Red Eyed Fly
715 Red River Street, Austin

Bands appearing:
7:30-8:10: Lydia Loveless
8:25-9:05: Maggie Bjorklund (with Cobirds Unite & special guests)
9:20-10:00: Exene Cervenka
10:15-10:55: Eddie Spaghetti
11:10-11:50: Waco Brothers
12:05-12:45: Ha Ha Tonka
1:00-1:50: Whitey Morgan & the 78’s

For other showcases with Bloodshot guests, including Scott H Biram, Ben Weaver and Jon Langford, visit:
http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/2011-sxsw-schedule

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

LYDIA LOVELESS: Blessed with a blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 20-year- old native of Columbus, OH combines country classicism with punk rock candor—sometimes within the same song. Lydia will release her Bloodshot debut at the end of 2011.

MAGGIE BJORKLUND: Danish pedal steel whiz. Her debut Bloodshot album, ‘Coming Home,’ is out March 22 and features appearances by Joey and John of Calexico, Mark Lanegan and Jon Auer. She’ll be backed by Cobirds Unite, featuring Rachel Flotard of Visqueen, who also appears on ‘Coming Home.’

EXENE CERVENKA: The legendary first lady of X returns with her second Bloodshot solo album, ‘The Excitement of Maybe,’ on March 8.

EDDIE SPAGHETTI: Known as 1/4 of the greatest rock-and-roll band in the world, THE SUPERSUCKERS, Eddie released his solo Bloodshot debut earlier this month—’Sundowner’ covers territory from Johnny Cash to the Dwarves.

WHITEY MORGAN AND THE 78s: Flint, Michigan’s Whitey Morgan and The 78s are as tough as the city that bred them: “As far as outlaw country goes, Whitey Morgan is the real fucking deal. Whisky-soaked, weed-smoked, firepit-stoked. The redo of Johnny Cash’s “Bad News” seals the deal.” —Detroit Metro Times

HA HA TONKA: Fronted by incredible four-part harmonies, Missouri’s Ha Ha Tonka marries authentic Southern songs with modern edges. Ha Ha Tonka returns in April with their third full-length, ‘Death of a Decade.’

WACO BROTHERS: Quite possibly, ladies and gentleman, the greatest live band you will ever see—and at this point, a bona fide SXSW institution.

CAROLYN MARK AND FREAKWATER: These two groups are old friends of Bloodshot — We’re happy to have these pals celebrate at our day party!

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