Austin has been blessed with tons of rain as throngs of tech geniuses and indie bands swarm downtown for the mega-festival that the kids refer to as "south-by." Downtown is starting to get crazy, but it's only going to get crazier as the week rolls on. I had my first taste of it last night sitting in with Larry Gee at ACL Live at the Moody Theater, which was a blast (thanks to my homey Bryan English for getting me in the horn section). I feel like such a hipster-- I took the bus to my gig to avoid parking, and it was ridiculously easy. I'll be doing that a lot more this week.
I've been doing a lot of arranging work for the Vintage 15 Big Band, and that's been very fun and satisfying. Of course, I'm working hard on taking over Austin with Progress, and I can scarcely contain my anticipation to play at Key Bar on Friday. Nelo will be doing a few things this week too, of course, and I'm excited to be hitting with D Madness on Tuesday at Lucky Lounge, so come check us out.
3/12/12: Nelo acoustic show at the Varsity Theater, Austin, TX
3/13/12: D Madness/Thermostat at Lucky Lounge, Austin, TX
3/14/12: Baker's Dozen at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
3/16/12: Nelo at the Rattle Inn, 2pm, Austin, TX
3/16/12: Progress at Key Bar, 4pm, Austin, TX
3/17/12: Nelo at Doc's (South Congress), NOON, Austin, TX
3/21/12: Monster Big Band at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
3/24/12: Nelo acoustic show at the Saxon Pub, Austin, TX