Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Hot Freaks III: The Search For Hot Freaks II

Photo by Kristen Lidell

Okay, that’s not entirely accurate – we knew exactly where Hot Freaks 2 was. And the first one. And that’s where part the third will be as well – next month, coincidentally running at the same time as a certain music festival in Austin, Texas that shall not be named for we have no affiliation with that event whatsoever, at Club DeVille and The Mohawk (aka “the best bar in America”) on March 14 and 15 from noon till 6PM, across two venues and three stages – The Hot Freaks 3.

This edition is brought to you through the efforts of An Aquarium Drunkard, Daytrotter, Gorilla Vs Bear, Largehearted Boy, My Old Kentucky Blog, You Ain’t No Picasso and yours truly as well as the support of our generous sponsors at Zazzle, Insound, WOXY, Monolith Music Festival and the SIMS Foundation.

Admission is free though you may note that there’s an RSVP form on the website that gets you… well, I’m not entirely sure. A name on a list that may or may not ever be checked ’cause when we’re full, we’re full.

And anyway, since talk is cheap, here’s the lineup.

Friday, March 14, 2008
(between-set DJ-ing by The Hood Internet)

The Mohawk (outside)
12:00PM – Nicole Atkins & The Sea / MySpace / MP3: “Maybe Tonight”
1:00PM – The Dodos / MySpace / MP3: “Fools”
2:00PM – Cadence Weapon / MySpace / MP3: “Sharks”
3:00PM – White Denim / MySpace / MP3: “Shake Shake Shake”
4:00PM – Blitzen Trapper / MySpace
5:00PM – British Sea Power / MySpace / MP3: “Waving Flags”

The Mohawk (inside)
12:30PM – Blair / MySpace
1:30PM – Ola Podrida / MySpace / MP3: “Cindy”
2:30PM – Cameron McGill / MySpace
3:30PM – Bowerbirds / MySpace / MP3: “In Our Talons”
4:30PM – Jason Collett / MySpace / MP3: “Out Of Time”

Club DeVille (Insound stage)
12:30PM – Evangelicals / MySpace / MP3: “Skeleton Man”
1:30PM – Crystal Castles / MySpace
2:30PM – Fleet Foxes / MySpace
3:30PM – Peter Morén / MySpace
4:30PM – Jens Lekman (MySpace / MP3: “The Opposite Of Hallelujah”

Saturday, March 15, 2008
(between-set DJ-ing by AmpLive)

The Mohawk (outside)
12:00PM – Bad Veins / MySpace / MP3: “Gold And Warm”
1:00PM – The Whigs / MySpace / MP3: “Right Hand On My Heart”
2:00PM – Film School / MySpace / MP3: “Lectric”
3:00PM – A Place To Bury Strangers / MySpace / MP3: “To Fix The Gash In Your Head”
4:00PM – Peelander-Z / MySpace / MP3: “Me Gusta Lucha Libre”
5:00PM – Islands / MySpace

The Mohawk (inside)
12:30PM – Frankel / MySpace
1:30PM – Le Switch / MySpace / MP3: “Tongue Tied”
2:30PM – The Acorn / MySpace / MP3: “The Flood, Pt 1”
3:30PM – David Bazan / MySpace / MP3: “Cold Beer And Cigarettes”
4:30PM – White Hinterland / MySpace / MP3: “Dreaming Of The Plum Trees”

Club DeVille
12:30PM – Lyrics Born / MySpace / MP3: “Hott 2 Deff”
1:30PM – The Jealous Girlfriends / MySpace / MP3: “Something In The Water”
2:30PM – Bodies Of Water / MySpace / MP3: “I Guess I’ll Forget the Sound, I Guess, I Guess”
3:00PM – List Christee (Kevin Barnes DJ set)
3:30PM – White Rabbits / MySpace
4:30PM – Lykke Li / MySpace

I don’t know about you, but where I come form, we call that an ass-kicking lineup. I know that there’s more day parties at going on that week than you can swing a cat at, but we hold up. Yes we do. I’m already trying to figure out how to maximize time at both Jens Lekman and British Sea Power’s sets…

Some extra news you can use from our performers – Spinner has the premiere of Nicole Atkins’ new circus-powered video for “Maybe Tonight”. Will she bring the clowns along with her when she and The Sea open up Hot Freaks at noon on the Friday? Hope so!

Video: Nicole Atkins – “Maybe Tonight”

The Jealous Girlfriends will be in town April 7 at the Opera House opening for Nada Surf. Their self-titled new/old album is out May 6.

Crystal Castles are on the cover of NOW this week and at the Wrongbar tonight.

San Diego City Beat profiles British Sea Power, in town at Lee’s Palace on May 16.

Some less hot and freaky Sx-related bits: The Lemonheads well devote their set at Emo’s Annex on March 12 with a show in the “Don’t Look Back” vein, performing their classic album It’s A Shame About Ray in its entirety. Good pick, since if memory serves that album is about 34 minutes long – which is about the length of a Sx-set. It’s timed to coincide with a deluxe 2-CD/1-DVD reissue of Ray on March 25. Details at Harp.

SxSW Baby reports that there will be NO big-ass MP3 torrent of showcasing acts this year. At least not an official one. Five will get you six that someone will grab everything off the artist profiles and whip together a torrent in 3… 2… 1… now. Or soon.

I’ll probably start paying more attention to Sx happenings as the next three weeks whiz by – that schedule should be up any day now and some good though incomplete listings can be found at Free Yr Radio but Donewaiting should still be your go-to source for anything and everything Sx-related.


By : Frank Yang at 7:46 am
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  1. Chuck says:

    Cadence Weapon, Blitzen Trapper AND British Sea Power?
    Kudos to one pretty lineup combo….(and the others are cool too).

  2. brads says:

    Best lineup yet, hands down. Well done, all.

  3. Thierry says:

    Any chance that you could put Lykke Li in your suitcase and bring her up to Canada?

  4. cubikmusik says:

    that is a superb lineup. can’t wait to check it out!

  5. PaulL says:

    Killer line-up.

    I’ll do my damndest to show up for the The Whigs / Film School / A Place To Bury Strangers portion of Saturday’s festivities.

  6. blah haha says:

    su-perb, I’m staying overnight…

  7. danieljosef says:


    Hear anything about The Verve playing Ricoh on May 1st? According to ticketmaster, it goes on sale Saturday.

  8. Frank says:

    Daniel – you know as much as I do. I saw the listing, was surprised, now it’s gone.

  9. kelly says:

    what a lineup! can’t wait.

  10. bruce says:

    And speaking (some more) of Nicole, (ignore me if you’ve seen this already), but she has her very own American Express spot – just search "nicole atkins and american express" on YouTube.

  11. catherine says:

    this looks fantastic. i’m adding it to my list!

  12. dee says:

    All parties here (100+) >
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