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sxsw2012 Mon Mar 12 2012

SXSW 2012 Tour Diary: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound, Day 1

sxsw2012.jpgThe second of the two bands we're following on their tour from Chicago to Austin, Texas is the neo-soul outfit JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound. They've got an exhaustive schedule lined up for the week, often with two shows per day, just minutes apart, and we're so glad they decided to burn some of that sweet sweet downtime with some tour diary posts for Gapersblock. Below is the first report in from guitarist/vocalist Billy Bungeroth.

Woke up to the sun in the backseat of the van this morning, somewhere on the outskirts of Austin. Our first time trekking down for SXSW. Back in January, we were waking up in Minneapolis to -11 degrees, so 82 degrees and sunny is a good look.

Its been six weeks off the road in Chicago and the nerves we had that we'd be rusty for SXSW were calmed by duo of 90 minute sets in Davenport and St. Louis which went off great.

Today we woke up at our buddy Phil's, some of us inside on bunk beds, some of us outside in the van. The lines for coffee were too long so a spread of fish tacos and Lone Stars got us going. We dug for soul 45s at Friends of Sound. I was able to find Laura Lee's "Dirty Man" on Chess. And now BT's in the bathroom of our hotel mowing JC's hair with clippers, Kevin's online, and Andy's meditating in the lotus position.

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Anyway you figure it, we're preparing for the week ahead.

Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Austin.

- Billy

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See JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound's full SXSW schedule after the jump:

Monday 3/12/12
8pm
Flamingo Cantina
515 E. 6th St, Austin, TX

Wednesday 3/14/12
4pm
Presented by: Dog Fish Head & Blurt Magazine
Gingerman Pub
301 Lavaca St. (at 4th), Austin, TX

5pm
Presented by: Brooklyn Vegan
Hotel Vegas
1500 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

Thursday 3/15/12
1:30pm
Presented by: Paste Magazine
Stage on Sixth
508 East 6th St., Austin, TX

4:30pm
Presented by: Let's Get Messy
The 512
408 E. 6th St., Austin, TX

Friday 3/16/12
Noon-7pm (band plays around 5pm)
Presented by: Bloodshot Records
Yard Dog Gallery
1510 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX

3pm
Presented by: Bloodshot Records
Jovita's
1619 S. 1st St., Austin, TX


Saturday 3/17/12
TBA (around 1pm)
Presented by: Ryan's Smashing Life
Rusty's
405 East 7th., Austin, TX

7pm-2am (band to play at 1am)
Presented by: Bloodshot Records
Red Eyed Fly
715 Red River, Austin, TX

 

matthew corbett / March 13, 2012 1:35 PM

Great Live footage from JC Brooks. Check these guys out! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saEsgZFhUUg&context=C48da44bADvjVQa1PpcFNpEv32-AxRG9urlnRDRjBysvZ7MJUO_N0=

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