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SXSW Band Diary: Rabble Rabble -- Monday & Tuesday


[Editor's note: Here's the first SXSW tour diary from Rabble Rabble. They'll be posting more throughout the week!]

So our first day at SxSW pretty much consisted of us pretty much passing out for the majority of the afternoon. We drove for 20 hours straight to get here and that was brutal.

We did however stop off at "Boom Land" in Missouri and got a bunch of fireworks, cause Why Not right!?


Six people, a packed to the brim van and a case of red bull later we made it to Austin and immediately just crashed.

In the late afternoon we headed into the downtown area. And as we predicated it was chaos. Bikers and pedestrians in their best summer garbs just running into the middle of the street at any moment. Our first gig was at the Cedar Street Courtyard as part of the PBR Chicago SXSW Blast Off and we managed to get parking spot right out front. Score! The show kicked off around 7 and featured a all night line up of Chicago bands. It was nice seeing fellow Chicago musicians and kicking off this week together.


Shawn from Netherfriends performing at the PBR Chicago SXSW Blast Off

Rabble Rabble SXSW Tour 2011

March 15 - Cedar Street Courtyard - Chicago's PBR Blast Off
208 West 4th Street, Austin, TX

March 16 - House of Guys Party

March 17 - PBR Rock 'n Roll Breakfast

March 18 - Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant
1209 E. 7th St., Austin, TX

March 19 - Kenny Dorham's Backyard "Hipster Skinny Jean Invasion"
1106 E. 11th Street , Austin, TX

March 19 - Dikes of Holland House, Fucked Up Fest
2200 Alta Vist Ave., Austin, TX

March 19 - House of 88, SXSW PBR Chicago Showcase
305 E. 17th St., Austin TX
6:45 pm

March 19 - House of Commons, Stay Posi, No Future Fest
2610 Rio Grand St., Austin, TX

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