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Friday, March 20, 2009
Los Lonely Boys play GSD&M during SXSW
San Angelo, Texas's own Los Lonely Boys were in town today playing a private concert at GSD&M. I honestly had no idea they were in town and playing during South By. The last time I saw these dudes was last year at Blues on the Green at Zilker Park. Even though there was lots going on with SXSW everywhere else in town, I try not to miss a Los Lonely boys concert.
It was a short set todat, but they played to a few hundred people there at "idea city" and a few persoanl friends of theirs. There was wine and Amp energy drink to be had by all. I chilled with my AMP by the front of the stage on the lawn area they had. It was great except for the speaker that blew during the early part of their set. It smelled like a smoke bomb (firework) I used to play with as a kid.
Speaking of kids, it seemed like every kid that asked for a guitar pick got one. The Lonely Boys love the kids. That, and it would look really douchey on their part not to give them the pick in front of everyone watching. What was cool of them was that they made sure to play with the picks before giving them away...like blessing it first.
I was dissapointed that it was a shorter set than I am used to from them, but theis wasn't a normal venue or a typical show. All in attendence had a great time and got more than their money's worth. It was a nice break from all the craziness happening everywhere else. Don't get me wrong, I love it. One just needs to chill in between it all. The Lonely Boys are good for that.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.