Announcing the 2011 Village Voice and Frank 151 SXSW Party, Featuring the Wu-Tang Clan, Yelawolf, Wild Flag, Fishbone, and More

Rocky Business at the Mercury Lounge last week. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.
Rocky Business at the Mercury Lounge last week. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.

With three weeks to go and counting, we figured we might as well make it official: please join us in welcoming the 2011 Village Voice SXSW party, presented in concert with Frank 151, and starring the Wu-Tang Clan, Fishbone, Yelawolf, Trae Tha Truth, Marz Lovejoy, Rocky Business, Trouble Andrew, Wild Flag, Ume, and a DJ set from Erykah Badu. How about that? We're still pretty fond of last year's line-up (Superchunk, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Surfer Blood, and the xx), but this may well top it. People who have been sentient in the last two decades should need no introduction to Wu-Tang and Fishbone--or to Alabama rap hero Yelawolf or the all-lady post-Sleater-Kinney supergroup Wild Flag, for that matter. And Voice readers should recognize formidable Austin trio Ume too, if not from their lively CMJ stint a year and half back, then at least for their towering frontwoman:

Ume at Public Assembly during CMJ in 2009. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.
Ume at Public Assembly during CMJ in 2009. Photo by Rebecca Smeyne.

Add Houston rap vet Trae Tha Truth and the Rocky Business/Trouble Andrew tour that just hit NYC's Mercury Lounge last week, and we're pretty excited. Thursday, March 17, Austin Music Hall, 5 p.m.-2 a.m., all ages. See y'all down there...

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