SXSW Music Festival

Picks & Sleepers

SXSW Music Festival

Sunday Picks

HOOT NITE FEVER: Freddie's dead -- R.I.P. Curtis -- but the Seventies live on. Optimizing the recent acquisition of their coruscating disco ball, the Hole in the Wall/Free For All honcho Paul Minor honors the Me Decade and its super-chic, four-on-the-floor fashion. Among the all-star lineup of local talent revisiting early childhood memories will be members of Goudie, Spoon, the Wannabes, Lil' Cap'n Travis, the El Orbits, Grand Champeen, the American People, Trish & Darin Murphy, Golden Arm Trio, Pocket FishRmen, Brit guests Departure Lounge, and your Studio 54 hosts, Superego. Wide collars, coke spoons, and pet rocks a must. (Hole in the Wall, all night) -- Christopher Gray

MARK RUBIN PRESENTS: Taking the franchise over from his esteemed colleague Maestro Escovedo, Mr. Rubinchik the Bad Liver hosts what's sure to be a surprise-filled festival closing ceremony featuring Austin's twanging Tailgator guitarist Don Leady, Hayseed's twisted take on Nashville, and his own orchestrated romp through the sepia-toned Amercana he, Danny Barnes, and a slew of local faves put together for the soundtrack to Richard Linklater's The Newton Boys. Hope McConaughey shows with his bongos. (La Zona Rosa, 9pm-Midnight) -- Raoul Hernandez

GODS & MONSTERS NUDE REVUE II: "REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIE COVER BANDS!": The Dung Beatles offer letter-perfect renditions of the Fab Four's best, only with the lyrics altered to glorify flatulence, sodomy, and coprophilia. The Diamond Smugglers are similarly dead-on impersonators of the Jazz Singer -- if Diamond had a proclivity towards lowbrow oral sex jokes and covering Nirvana and Alanis Morrisette. Glamourpuss, featuring Dangerous Toys' Jason McMaster, refuses to accept that the age of Sweet and Gary Glitter has gone down the shitter, while Stretford spinoff the Orgasm Addicts keep the memory of the Buzzcocks alive. Coverage, members of Peenbeets, Sexy Finger Champs, Juan Solo, Playdoh Squad, Hobble, Miss Universe (the Austin band, not the Dutch guys), and Missile Command are a Descendents tribute act who think they're "All" that. A typical Sunday night's entertainment at Emo's. (Emo's, 9pm-2am) -- Ken Lieck

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