Lineup announced for SXSW Japan Nite 2009

I’m supposed to be taking a vacation trip to Japan with my brother later in 2009, and in order to save cash, I’m considering skipping SXSW 2009 this year. But I thought I should wait till the Japan Nite line-up has been announced before I make a decision. It would pretty much take Tokyo Jihen or MASS OF THE FERMENTING DREGS to get me to SXSW this year.

And now that the line-up has been announced, I think I may actually skip this one, the first in 10 years.

That’s not to say there aren’t some interesting bands on the docket. I wouldn’t mind seeing SPARTA LOCALS or Grapevine or even detroit7 again. But I think this year, I need to strict with the finances. Maybe I’ll skip the wristband and try my luck paying at the door. Hah.

Here’s the schedule:

Japan Nite 1


Friday, March 20, 2009

8 p.m.: FLiP

9 p.m.: Dirty Old Men

10 p.m.: HONEY SAC


12 a.m.: Grapevine

1 a.m.: detroit7

Japan Nite 2


Saturday, March 21, 2009

8 p.m.: Stereopony

9 p.m.: Special Thanks

10 p.m.: The Emeralds

11 p.m.: SA

12 a.m.: Asakusa Jinta

1 a.m.: quaff