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Stray SXSW tidbits: Expect an announcement in the next day or two about the date and time for additional SXSW wristbands to go on sale. Notice will be given via SXSW's text-messaging service (sxsw.com), as well as on KLBJ, 101X, and KGSR. This will happen no later than Wednesday, March 15. Limit one wristband per person, which will be cash-priced at $175... Potato peelers Built to Spill and Norwegian porn-punks Turbonegro have dropped out, but fellow oddball Scandinavians Dungen have been added (March 17, Buffalo Billiards, 11pm)... Ray Davies, the Kinkster not running for governor, will show home movies and play a few acoustic bits of Other People's Lives 5pm March 17 at the Convention Center, Room 12... Two of jazz's most recognizable names will be hanging around: Herbie Hancock for the March 17 SXSW Film premiere of Possibilities, tracking the gestation of his latest album, and Norah Jones for her honky-tonk side project the Little Willies' show 7pm March 17 at the Town Lake Stage... If you can't get into the Secret Machines Wednesday night, take note that Spin's newest Next Big Things are also playing the Roky Erickson Psychedelic Ice Cream Social Thursday afternoon at Threadgill's World Headquarters with the Minus 5, Powell St. John, and Roky himself at his only performance next week besides Wednesday's Austin Music Awards, which bid farewell to MC-for-life Paul Ray with an earlier start time (7:25pm) and a rumored appearance by Miss Lavelle White.

Congratulations to Texas author emeritus Larry McMurtry for his Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar (good show thanking son James). And roll this around your tongue for a while: Academy Award winners Three 6 Mafia. It really is hard out here for a pimp.

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