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Four bands representing the ‘Ham at SxSW

The list of bands performing at this year’s edition of SxSW continues to grow, and so far the state of Alabama looks like it’s being represented quite nicely. Seven acts will grace venues in Austin, with four (that’s right – four!) of them calling Birmingham home. Here’s the lineup as it stands right now:

Band City Additional profiles
Act of Congress Birmingham MySpace profile
13ghosts Birmingham MySpace profile
Duquette Johnston Birmingham MySpace profile
Wild Sweet Orange Birmingham MySpace profile
Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit Muscle Shoals MySpace profile
The Escape Frame Montgomery MySpace profile
Willem Maker Turkey Heaven Mtn. MySpace profile

If we hear of any more, we’ll let you know. If you hear of any more, just add them to the comments. And if we really wanted to, we could just head on over to the SxSW website…

Got plans this weekend? 9.5 – 9.7

Yep, I’m out of sports cliches. So without any further witty banter, I’m just going to get on with it …

Friday, if you work downtown, stay downtown. If you don’t work downtown, forget the commute home and point your car downtown. It’s time for Artwalk, probably the third biggest event for downtown following Sidewalk and Magic City Art Connection. I used to live downtown so I really enjoyed seeing all the art in the lofts and office spaces right outside my door. They kind of design Friday night for the hip crowd with lots of music and folks looking cool. THE2NDHAND people take the stage at 7:30 p.m. with some strong readings. Saturday is the day to bring the kids as there is a special area just for them behind Space One Eleven. I like people watching on Saturdays because you can easily spot the folks that hardly ever come downtown. So the hours are Friday 5-10 p.m. and Saturday noon to 6 p.m. I would like to point out that our very own Terminal contributor Charles Buchanan will be somewhere on 1st Avenue North. Be sure to say hi. And wear your Terminal Tee if you have one. Don’t have one? We can fix that. Continue reading