Israel Invades Austin: SXSW 2010

If I have to explain to you what SXSW (South By South West) is, then, really, you need to bone up on… well, stuff. Suffice it to say this 9 day festival of independent music as well as film and technology will have plenty of representation from Israel.

Here’s the list of Israeli acts that will perform:

Wed March 17th
Carusella: Barbarella (615 Red River St) (21+) 8 pm
Onili: Club 115 (115 San Jacinto St) (21+) 11 pm
Orphaned Land: Red 7 (611 E 7th St) (All Ages) 1 am

Fri March 19th
Boom Pam: Copa (217 Congress Ave) (21+) 10 pm
Terry Poison: Spill (212 E. 6th St) (21+ ) 11 pm
Balkan Beat Box: Spill (212 E. 6th St) (21+ ) 12 am
Useless ID: Valhalla (710 Red River St) (21+) 7 pm

Saturday March 20th
Soulico: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 10 pm
Boom Pam: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 11 pm
Balkan Beat Box: Beauty Bar/Palm Door (401 Sabine St) (21+) 1 am

I’ve linked to the band Web sites so that you can check them out yourselves. These are all awesome acts, spanning genres from drunken gypsy to slutty electronica and I’ve seen most of them live here in Israel. Honorable mention goes to Jewlicious Festival alum Kosha Dillz who is performing on Wed. March 17th at The Independent (501 N IH 35) (21+) at 9:15 pm and for those more tech inclined, check out Judaism 2.0 with Chavi Edwards and some Lubavitcher. Also not to be missed is Jewlicious Festival alum Leah Jones who will be talking about Social Networking ruining your love life!

I’m pretty sure I have Israel’s presence down pat. Did I miss any notable Jews? Will the BDS assholes try to ruin everyone’s fun with their hypocritical, bullshit? We’ll see!

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  1. What War Zone???

    3/3/2010 at 4:22 am

    Mr. Jewlicious, are you going? Dude, if you need a list of top 100 places to eat unbelievable food, you need to talk to me (@leahjones will confirm this!)


  2. Jon

    3/5/2010 at 2:54 pm

    hey Benji,

    im in a new york city-based rock band THE SHAKE – 4 Jews, 3 of us are Orthodox. Please give us some tips on Kosher places to eat!


    Jon Merkin

  3. Jon

    3/5/2010 at 2:55 pm

    and also – we’re playing SXSW March 17 and 18, but would LOVE to play on another bill….any open slots?

  4. What War Zone???

    3/8/2010 at 8:24 am

    As for kosher places, I have no idea. Didn’t keep kosher in college and haven’t lived there for several years. I can put you in touch with someone who works at Hillel if you’d like…

  5. Jon

    3/8/2010 at 8:30 am

    that would be great! thanks.

  6. jeff "ozzy" nelson

    2/14/2011 at 12:46 am

    i went to the Israel party last year and it was awesome except for the d’bag israeli protesters outside! Totally looking forward to SXSW 2011

    fyi – i shot some video of the protesters:

    because of these jerks the bands couldn’t/wouldn’t play at the party. Free food, free booze, free music and these people have to go and ruin it for everyone.

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