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Following just days after their Motorhead odyssey, Jibbies and Loond returned to Austin for SXSW 2011, and put the young'uns to shame with their stamina, tenacity, and liver power, like two superheroes powered by METAL!, rock, and alcohol.  Loond got things started on Thursday afternoon at Emo’s with the Full Metal Texas day party. After the day-time bludgeoning it was time for the Small Stone Records showcase at Barbarella, which took J&L into the wee hours of the night. 

Friday afternoon J&L were at Headhunters for the Small Stone Records day party and spent that night at The Dirty Dog Bar for the Metalliance showcase. Saturday afternoon at The Scoot Inn brought our metallic duo the Tee Pee Records/Converse/Thrasher Magazine day party and as the sun was setting found them once again in the wonderful confines of Stubb’s for Tres Mts. The night was capped by a raging party set from Valient Thorr at Barbarella. 

Aside from being steeped in fabulous music for four days, we consumed large quantities of Lone Star beer, sampled a variety of street food, went on missions to evacuate our bowels in the most decent restrooms we could find, hung out with some great fools, and saw some of the most vast/varied array of female deliciousness the eye can see.  It was an absolutely incredible time, so have a listen to the show for all the gory details, and as we promised…some voices other than ours. - Loond

[Editor’s note: Part 1, presented here, follows J&L through the Small Stone day party and includes interviews with Jeff Martin (Lo-Pan), Erik Larsen (the Might Could, Parasytic, ex-Alabama Thunderpussy), Keith Gibbs (Sasquatch) and Scott Hamilton (President, Small Stone Recordings). Part 2 is already under construction.]


[Potentially NSFW]

Follow Jibbies on Twitter @MetalJibbies.

Music featured this episode:

Lo-Pan - 'Dragline'

Sasquatch - 'Boss Hog'

House of Broken Promises - 'Obey The Snake'

Sasquatch - 'Seven Years To Saturn'

Suplecs - 'In Your Shadow'

Ozzy - 'Fairies Wear Boots' [Speak of the Devil]

Cream - 'Wrapping Paper'

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Michael Monroe - LIVE! - Finland, Mar. 27, 2011, Japan benefit

I'm not sure what else I can say to convince the planet that this is its greatest currently functioning rock band, so I'll just let the music do the talking instead. Click here for 40 minute set from Japan benefit show. Could have used a little more Ginger and Sami in the broadcast mix, but other than that a complete stormer.


Posted in: Music

Friday LinkFrogging - 3/25/11

Welcome back  boys and girls. All the Geeks are back from Austin and, in my case, points further south.  Thanks to Matt for holding down the fort whilst I was in sunny Naples, Florida working as arm candy and dancing with the blue agave (which is quite different than Dancing at the Blue Iguana). I didn't go to SXSW, but I did manage to squeeze in an MLB Spring Training Game between the Red Sox and the Mets.  The baseball gods and StubHub smiled down on me as it was the ann...


Posted in: Gonzo

Jibbies & Loond: Metalliance tour - SXSW 2011

It's Friday of SXSW. Day 2 for Jibbies, Day 3 for Loond. After roughly 24 hours of Small Stone immersion, its time for....well, more rock and metal! We stroll up on Dirty Dog's Bar and are instantly deflated. The line goes into the street and nearly out of sight. Fortunately, all the good mojo built up from a lifetime of devotion to metal once again comes to bear as a voice booms from nowhere in particular: "Chris Smith!" It comes from Brother-of-Metal and current Austinite C...


Posted in: Music

UME at SXSW 2011

Day four of SXSW 2011, Saturday 3/19 and I took a bit of a break from the Metal to go down to Skinny’s Ballroom and catch Austin’s very own UME.  I was turned on to this band by a YouTube post on FB by my buddy Chris Smith (aka Jibbies) and I was hooked.  What a fantastic power trio they are.  Led by the gorgeous Lauren Larson, who is a sick guitar player and has a beautiful voice to boot.  Husband (boooo), Eric Larson, on bass and a hard hitting new drummer, Rach...


Posted in: Music

dUg Pinnick (King's X) and Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam) have been trying to get their (joint) musical act together for the better part of 15 years now. As musicians in two very hard working bands, however, little more than small snatches of time could ever be cobbled together. Both men very much wanted to do it, but there was only so much that could be done.  dUg wrote with Jeff and Richard Stuverud (the Fastbacks) in 2001 and again in 2004, joined by Mike McCready. And then the years starte...


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Playing (Sun) Devil's Advocate: Anthony Robles And Why The Ass-Kicking Contest Occasionally Favors The One-Legged Man

You may have already heard a bit about Anthony Robles, the 125-pound wrestler from Arizona State who just won a national championship on March 19. Winning a national championship in wrestling is a very, very difficult untertaking, no matter what Cael Sanderson tells you.  So it's a borderline superhuman feat that Robles finished his senior year undefeated and beat the defending national champion, Matt McDonough of Iowa, to win his title. But people will be talking about Robles not so much f...


Posted in: Sports

Bob Geldof: Newest once-cool old bastard

Bob Geldof evidently gave the keynote address at SXSW this year. I didn't know this despite being there because I was there to find the vitality in music he evidently thinks is a thing of the past. The only time I stepped foot inside the convention center was to use a clean toilet. I didn't own even a wristband (much less a badge) and got into every event I wanted to see. This is how legend-has-it he used to operate. Apparently now, however, he is busy checking...


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Jibbies & Loond: Tee Pee Records SXSW Day Party special

If you enter Day 3 at SXSW without beginning to feel your momentum wane at least a little you're either a liar, a poseur (ie. not working a bit), or a meth-head. So it was for J&L as Saturday's festivities began. Fortunately, the combination of Tee Pee Records' diverse line-up and the cozy laid-back confines of Scoot Inn offered the perfect antidote. Scoot Inn is on the 'other' side of I-35, well removed from the 6th St./Red River mayhem. More than anything it is an old-school bar...


Posted in: Music

Jibbies & Loond: Small Stone SXSW Pt. 2 - The Day Party

What could possibly be better than spending an entire night getting blown away by Small Stone Recordings artists? Spending the first 6 rocking-hours of the next day doing it again! Loond got there early and had a great talk with Small Stone head Scott Hamilton, which we'll bring you as part of the next podcast. He then had his face melted by a daytime reprise of House Of Broken Promises' showcase peformance and had the beers waiting by the time Jibbies completed his 2-hr parking odyssey and ente...


Posted in: Music
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