Dammit, now I really need to get a SXSW 2008 wristband

So I went through the entire list of showcasing artists at SXSW 2008 posted so far, and I’ve reached the conclusion that I do indeed want to get a wristband. Grumble, grumble. This year, I’m going to skip Japan Nite if it conflicts with any of the other showcases I want to see.

I don’t mind if everyone clamors to see Vampire Weekend or R.E.M. — just so long as they stay out of the shows I want to attend:

  • hey willpower I’m betting this showcase will be the gayest of the entire festival. I just hope whatever venue hey willpower plays that there’s enough room for the male dancers.
  • So Percussion This ensemble recorded Steve Reich’s Drumming, so I’m wondering if perhaps Reich’s interview has a tie-in?
  • Wing Yes! Wing! There’s a terrific write-up of Wing’s 2007 concert over at The Standing Room, and while I would probably never buy any of her CDs, I’d love to see her live. I might get a t-shirt, though.