That's right, Rare Book Room is walking the talk in Austin this year. TALK NORMAL has a rally of gigs deep in the heart of, in advance of a run around the country with Xiu Xiu and Tune-Yards (who have not commandeered our sHiFt key just yet) and, coming up quick after that, their first-ever trip to Europe and the UK. Awright awright. You can glaze your eyes through all of Talk Normal's upcoming dates here, and we've pulled out their Austinisms below, as well as jpeggios for Other Music's annual two-day affair at the French Legation Museum (Talk Normal has a sweet time-slot on Friday afternoon) and the awesome Ecstatic Peace showcase (Talk Normal are special guests and *again* get a plum set time Friday night, just before the goddess Viv Albertine, guitarist for the great early Slits lineup). Dates and times remain subject to wild eruptions of chaos; be flexible and thine reward shall be wealth beyond riches.
Mar 18, noon Kill Rock Stars Day Party @ Cheer Up Charlie’s w/Horse Feathers, Quasi + more
Mar 18, 5pm M’Lady Showcase @ Baby Blue Studio w/The Carrots, Tyvek, Grass Widow, Wet Hair, many more...
Mar 19, 5pm Other Music Party @ The French Legation Museum with everybody
Mar 19, 11pm Ecstatic Peace Showcase at Red 7 w/Thurston Moore, Viv Albertine, Nancy Garcia + more
Mar 20, 2pm NY Night Train Daytime Party @ Spider House
Mar 20, 5pm ROFL House w/ GOWNS, XYX, Wet Dog, etc
Also appearing all over Austin are official friends of Rare Book Room BANJO OR FREAKOUT, visiting from London and (shhh) for this quick jaunt featuring the six-string talents of RBR's capo di tutti capi Nicolas Vernhes. Take pictures, is what I'm sayin' here. At the moment you can check out Banjo dates here, and I'll see if I can pull some strings to get set times posted there too. Both Talk Normal and Banjo or Freakout also play the MtyMX Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, immediately following SXSW highly advisable that you go here for info on tickets et cetera for this one-or-maybe-twice-in-a-lifetime event.
See ya in the pancake business, kid!