Ume shows some hometown love beginning this week at the annual SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival. Day parties and showcase schedule is below:
3/10: Mohawk. Tumblr Party w/ Portugal the Man, Cloud Nothings. (9 p.m. Outside Stage) *
3/12: Holy Mountain. Art Disaster Party (11 p.m.) *
3/13: Swan Dive. Epitonic + Brooklyn Vegan Chicago Party (3:15 p.m.) *
3/13: Maggie Mae’s. Modern Outsider Official SXSW Showcase (Midnight)
3/14: The Bungalow. Austin/Angers Official SXSW Showcase (1 a.m.)
3/15: The Grackle. The Grackle Rock Party (6:30 p.m.) *
3/16: Dirty Dog. Reverb Party (3:45 p.m.) *
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Ben Sollee and Cheyenne Mize will be among the artists performing as part of this year’s Savannah Stopover Festival. Ben plays at 8 p.m. on March 7 at the Ships of the Sea Museum Garden; Cheyenne plays B & D Burgers on Congress (Patio) at 6 p.m. on March 9. For more information and updated times, visit, the festival website.
Sandpaper Dolls are performing several pop-up shows this weekend during Louisville’s First Friday Trolley Hop, and they’ll be handing out free demos of couple new songs. On March 7, the Dolls – featuring new member Tamara Dearing – open for Brian Owens at Uncle Slayton’s (8 p.m., $8, 21+). Tickets are on sale now.
California Guitar Trio confirmed some more dates with pals Montreal Guitar Trio: 11/3 at Peery’s Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, Utah and 11/4-5 at Lander High School Auditorium in Lander, Wyo. CGT heads to Nevada, Mo., this Wednesday at Cottey’s Center for the Arts Recital Hall. More liveage.
The Midnight Ghost Train joins High On Fire, Maserati and many, many others this April in Holland as part of Roadburn Festival. The band originally wasn’t scheduled to play, but fans on their last European tour won the organizers over. More dates for them wil be posted as they are confirmed.
Rachel Grimes heads across the pond to perform with Amsterdam Sinfonietta Soloists, Adriane Tilanus (viool), David Marks, (altviool) and Örs Köszeghy (cello) Feb. 27-March 4. Feb. 27 she performs in Hasselt, Belgium before taking part in CrossLinx Festival.
The Phantom Family Halo has been lying low but that changes March 1 when they play an all-ages show at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge in Brooklyn with Dragons of Zynth, Iyez and Lushes. Copies of Phantom’s gatefold double LP, Monoliths & These Flowers Never Die are still available.
More dates to be announced soon.
Wax Fang singer-guitarist Scott Carney plays a solo show this Saturday, Feb. 23, at Zanzabar. 9 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or through Ticketfly. Check out this video of Scott performing an unreleased song, “Repetition,” in July 2011. The video was shot by David Boone, with sound mixed by Joe Seidt and Scott Carney.