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sxsw09 Fri Mar 13 2009

Heading South to SXSW 2009

sxsw 2009 music chicagoIn the past, we've followed a couple of musical groups down from Chicago to Austin for the annual music lovefest that is South By Southwest. This year is no different, as we get a virtual seat in the van with Chicago band Blueblood and once again get to sneak aboard the magic carpet ride with The Hood Internet. Keep your eye right here for daily updates, photos, and a very special liveblogging event later next week. If you're headed that direction yourself, keep an eye out for the many, many bands from the area headed to Austin this coming week.

Things actually get going today, as Blueblood heads to Milwaukee, WI to start off their southern adventure. More on the band, and their upcoming shows, after the jump.

The Blueblood Van (literally!)

From Thom of Blueblood:
"My name is Thomas J. Des Enfants. I'm 31 years old and I live in the Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago. I currently play drums in a band called Blueblood. I started Blueblood with my friend Mark Bachara and my brother, Michael. Shaun Paul Jones, Michael's co-worker at the time was brought on to play bass. We've been playing in and around Chicago for about 3 years now. We've done a few jaunts through the midwest, and we will be attending the SXSW music festival for the third straight year."

Blueblood takes off from Chicago, from left to right Michael (vocals), Thomas (drums, percussion), Mark, (guitar), Shaun, (bass, percussion).

SXSW tour dates for Blueblood

March 13th- Milwaukee, WI, Frank's Power Plant
March 14th- Madison, WI, The Frequency
March 15th- Des Moines, IA, Vaudeville Mews
March 16th- Lincoln, NE, Box Awesome
March 17th- Kansas City, MO, (day off celebrating St. Pats.)
March 18th- Denton, TX, Dan's Silverleaf
March 19th- Austin, TX, Co-Lab Eastside Escape, 4pm
March 20th- Austin, TX, Brodown Hoedown II Day Party @ Back Alley Social, 2pm
March 21st- Austin, TX, Reggie's Chicago Day Party @ The Jackalope, 3pm

 
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