South By Southwest Ain't Trippin' This Year
16 - 20 March, 2005
G.R.i.T. Boys, SXSW 2004, Aussies, Austin, TX
Alright y’all here goes. A run down of all the shit I have been working on with South By Southwest. I basically just help them select the hip hop shit and make sure that some down south cats get on there. We’ve got some real hip shit happening so take a look at the list, then go to
This is just the preliminary announcement as it stands so far….
UPDATE! Trae will now perform on Friday Fox N Hound show and Swishahouse will perform on Wednesday Back Room show. And Ojos de Brujo has cancelled for Saturday night. Working on a suitable replacement.
NEW UPDATE! HSE will now be performing on Wednesday night at Back Room!
Full List of Hip Hop Here
Wednesday, March 16th, Backroom
Bun B & MDDL FNGZ, Port Arthur/Houston
Devin the Dude, Houston
Swishahouse - Paul Wall, Archie Lee, Cooda Bang, Houston
Play N Skillz, Dallas
Partners N Crime, New Orleans
Basswood Lane, Austin
Barely Broke Family, Austin
DJ Rapid Ric and DJ Chill in between sets, Austin/Houston
Thursday, March 17th, The Vibe (all live bands with rappers)
Scarface and the Formaldehyde Funk Band, Houston
Bavu Blakes, Garland/Austin
Money Waters, Dallas
Mojoe, San Antonio
Thursday, March 17th, Zero Degrees
M.I.A. (maybe, hoping, trying – she’ll be at sxsw, on this show and/or something else)
DJ Lt. Dan, Delaware (with special guest?)
DJ Rapid Ric, Austin (with special guests?)
DJ Chill, Houston (with special guests?)
DJ Panko, Spain (with special guests?)
Nick Nack, Austin (with special guests?)
Friday, March 18th, Fox and Hound
Slim Thug, Houston
Chingo Bling, Houston
Grit Boys, Houston
K-Rino and South Park Coalition, Houston
Ovadose, Gary, Indiana – formerly of Grind Family
MC Fatal, Austin
DJ Chill/Rapid Ric between sets, Houston/Austin
Friday, March 18th, Zero Degrees
Josh Martinez, Sleep, Chiccarones, Canada
Studemont Project, Houston
Grand Buffet, Pittsburgh
Lunar Heights, San Francisco
No Luck Club, Vancouver
Kevin Coval, Chicago
Saturday Night, March 19th, International Caribbean Lights
Daara J, Senegal
C-Mon & Kypski, Netherlands
Cartel de Santa, Mexico
Saturday, March 19th, Zero Degrees
Frank N Dank, Detroit
Non Phixion, New York
Zion I, Bay Area
Scavone, New York
Tre Hardson, LA
Doujah Raze, New York
Malcovich of B.L.X., LA
ATX Records Click, Austin
Spread the word and come out.
There’s literally like 950 more bands playing and shit…
Austin, TX March 16 – 20, 2005. www.sxsw.com
EVERYTHING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE – BE ALTERED – CANCELLED BY ACT OF GOD OR HATERATION BY A MUSIC BUSINESS TYPE…
That's a series of photos I took of my man Jeff Liles this past weekend. I was hanging out in Dallas and had to go see the big homey. For those who don't know, Jeff was on the Colors soundtrack. His Decadent Dub Team song "Six Gun" Remixed by Dr. Dre.
I first saw Decadent Dub Team in Houston in 1990. I actually wasn't sure who they were, I just saw they were playing the Axiom and I was like "Decadent Dub Team? Where do I know them from?" But I was like man, I have to go see them. So I went down there to the Axiom and the shit was packed. DDT was opening for Billygoat. And I saw the show and was like, damn this shit is wild. Their DJ, J-Son was off the hook, a really young MYK was spittin' and there was Jeff Liles just flowing to his beats. Weird shit, pre-Anticon, pre-any hip hop weird-out shit.
And it was weird. This girl I later met and found out was fucking insane jumped on stage and started fucking with Jeff and was like getting all in his face, so he took this huge watch he was carrying, like a 5 foot watch and pushed her away with it. I don't want to say hit cuz it wasn't really a hit, but it was fucked up she jumped on stage and was trippin' and Jeff hit her with a huge watch. There I said it.
Then after the show I met these DDT dudes and told them King Tee was playing at a club not too far away, but we soon found out we were too late for King Tee. Anyway, that night, after the show, Jeff hipped me to one of the most jammin' tapes I ever purchased. Shit, actually, this was one of the first CD's I ever purchased. Paris - The Devil Made Me Do It. Fuck with that. Jeff was like "You heard of Paris?" I said I'd heard of him but didn't hear the album yet and he hit me with an advance tape. I was floored. And for the rest of time I always kept in touch with this dude.
Funny story related to SXSW. Decadent Dub Team was actually banned from South By Southwest at one point in time for sparking up a joint on stage on a showcase that I think may have included Ultramagentic MCs. I missed that show but heard the uproar. Jeff also released a 45 called "Meltdown" that was a straight Vanilla Ice diss. Now he's about to release a documentary on Bill's Records. Dude's off the hook. Jeff Liles...