[photo swiped from headphonerecord's flickr]
Look out music industry: Sonny & the Sunsets are headed to SXSW in Austin! After getting the initial invite from WFMU, the band said "fuck it," & pawned some gear to pay for flights to the Live Music Capitol of the World™.
If you're planning to attend the festival, we urge you to see them; if for no other reason, to seek respite from the overwhelming chaos & ridiculousness of (most of) the rest of it.
Their plans in Austin, TX (times are close to accurate) -
03/18 - Beauty Bar (Bay Bridged showcase); 11 AM
03/19 - Encore (WFMU / Aquarius showcase); 11 PM
03/20 - Spiderhouse (Panache/Cake Shop showcase); 1 PM
03/20 - City Hall (Sneak Attack showcase); 2 PM
03/20 - Domy Books (KVRX showcase); 4 PM
03/20 - Beerland; 6 PM
The band should have some records with them, including recently unearthed copies of the heretofore out-of-print Love & Death 7".
In other news, Tomorrow is Alright, the band's debut LP, is possibly sold out from anywhere you might look to find it. I'm sure there are copies lurking in shops & mailorders. It's worth tracking down; it looks like this -
There may soon be an LP repress available, but in the meantime it's out there on iTunes, Other Music Digital, et al as a DL. The CD version is forthcoming, shouldn't be much longer now...