March 17, 2012: Day 5, Saturday

Day 5 came with a double dose of Frankie Nowhere and one of the best Chumps shows ever! Saw some great bands, including quite an interesting guest performer with Crystal Antlers...
Anyhoo, here's the rundown:
Creamers @Spider House;
Freddy Steady @Antone's Records;
Paul Collins and Peter Case @Tom's Tabooley;
Then back to Spider House for the rest of the day with The Flash Boys, Sweat Lodge, Teenage News, Barreracudas, Flesh Lights, Blasted Canyons, Cosmonauts, Dikes of Holland, Dead Ghosts, Chumps, Jack Oblivian, King Tuff, Crystal Antlers, Las Ardillas.

First, the PICS...

And a couple of Flash Boys VIDS...

Flash Boys - "Shitty Things"

Flash Boys - "For a Good Time"

March 16, 2012: Day 4, Friday

Heavy Times, Spray Paint, Dikes of Holland, Same Sac @Trailer Space;
'69 Judas, Neighbor, Party Lines @Legendary White Swan;
Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds, Bare Wires, Football, Blind Shake, Thee Oh Sees @Spider House/29th St. Ballroom

Here are some PICS...

And, here are a couple of VIDS of...

Dikes of Holland @Trailer Space

(On the date of this show, this band was called) '69 Judas (and they are now called Feral Future) @Legendary White Swan

Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds - "I'm Cramped"

March 15, 2012: Day 3, Thursday

Smithers, Bottle Service, Mystery Twins @Austin Java;
Purling Hiss, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete @Beerland;
Modern Convenience, Zoltars, Spray Paint, Lovely Bad Things, Blind Shake @Dikes of Holland House;
Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders, Sons of Hercules @Tom's Tabooley;
Las Ardillas @Trailer Space



Bottle Service - "Bitches Be Tripping"

Lorelle Meets the Obsolete - "Traveler"

Spray Paint - "Squaw" and "Pink Pus"

The Blind Shake - "Man Leaves House"

The Blind Shake - "O' Rider"

Pat Todd and the Rankoutsiders - "All Around the World"

March 14, 2012: Day 2, Wednesday

Saw a few more bands on day 2...
Church Shoes @Longbranch Inn;
Lola-Cola, Crooked Bangs, Allah Las, Las Ardillas @Spider House;
Come and Take It, Manikin, Serious Tracers, Nazi Gold @Beerland;
Fidlar, Dead Ghosts, Missing Monuments @Spider House again.



Church Shoes - "Lady Love Me Lousy"

Crooked Bangs - "Be Young"

Manikin - "Black Song"

Manikin - "Fumes"

March 13, 2012: Day 1, Tuesday

Day 1 of the 2012 edition of unofficial southby... I was off to a slow start this year and only went to two venues and saw six bands: Ichi Ni San Shi, Dikes of Holland, Dahling and Teenage News @Trailer Space and then finished up @Spider House for the Sons of Hercules and TRMRS. I have seen a LOT of Sons of Hercules shows and this was one of the best ever!

Here are some PICS!

And here are some VIDS...

Dikes of Holland @Trailer Space

Teenage News - "The Backslider"

Sons of Hercules - "Numb"

March 10, 2012: Coma in Algiers

Coma in Algiers @Club 1808 during ESCAPES --->> NiИXSxSWƧxƧXNiИ.



Coma in Algiers - "The Delmore Effect"

Coma in Algiers - "Let's Get Married"

March 8, 2012: LC, BBT, DS&WT

Dikk Sexx and the Weepy Teens, Bang Bang Theodores, Love Collector @Beerland. The Best also played but I didn't get any pictures of them.


And 1 VID of Bang Bang Theodores...

March 3, 2012: Ugly Beats and Lost Counts @Carousel Lounge

It's always so much fun seeing the Ugly Beats @Carousel Lounge. This time they were joined by the Lost Counts, who played some really cool old school sounds.

Here are some PICS from the evening...

And some VIDS...

Lost Counts

Lost Counts playing a Bo Diddley cover "Crackin' Up"

Lost Counts

Ugly Beats

March 2, 2012: SssserpentsssS, Sweat Lodge, The Well, Rhett and Dean

SsserpentssS! Sweat Lodge! The Well! Rhett and Dean! Beerland! Dude!


...and some VIDS.



Rhett and Dean

March 1, 2012: Black Gum, Woozyhelmet, Kay Leotard, Simple Circuit

Simple Circuit, Kay Leotard, Woozyhelmet and Black Gum @Beeerland. Such a good show! It's just too damn bad Simple Circuit played so early. I only got to hear three songs.

Here are some PICS...

And some VIDS...

Kay Leotard playing "Come Around"


February 28, 2012: Lola-Cola, A Giant Dog

Lola-Cola and A Giant Dog @Mohawk. Lola-Cola's Shawn Carpetbagger's first gig back after his hand injury. Plus, Alfie's joined the band.

Here are some PICS...

..and VIDS...

Lola-Cola playing "A Pair of Blue Eyes"

A Giant Dog playing "Pins n Needles"

February 25, 2012: French Inhales,Woozyhelmet, Gangster Rainbow

Smithers opened this show @Bernadette's but I missed them. I'd never seen Woozyhelmet before and they wuz pretty cool. Ditto for Gangster Rainbow (although Liz didn't play with them that night). French Inhales closed out the night quite nicely.

Here are a few PICS...

...and a couple of VIDS...


French Inhales - "All Bed and No Breakfast"

French Inhales - "Stilts" (with some cool in-the-band-and-audience's-face camerawork by Alfie).