Winter's shadow still shrouds life here in Austin. But with the hope of Spring just around the corner, the knife moves a little further away from the wrist and...hold on a minute, we're happy to announce the full and official Nic Armstrong and The Thieves schedule during the week of mayhem that is the South by Southwest Conference.
2015 marks the ten year anniversary of the first US shows by Nic Armstrong & The Thieves - blasting away the crowd at a memorable Club de Ville show. With a new EP close to completion and shows on the books, Nic and the band are sharpening their teeth for future voyages beyond the Lone Star State.
- March 12th: Harnessing the power of some fine English cheek, we're bringing the spirit of the mad, breathless mindfuck of SXSW to New York City for the Interactive segment of the festival. The first showcase takes place at The Cake Shop at 9:00 PM - other acts include Gunfight!, Cool Ghouls and Monte de Rosa's Band. http://cake-shop.com
- March 12th: Second showcase (and afterparty) begins at 11:15 PM at Otto's Shrunken Head - infamous Alphabet City mind warp Tiki-bar. Come and interact as a human being by being part of the performance, breathing, seeing. http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
Then, shit starts getting real as we fly back into Texas for an absolutely smoking event on...
- March 17th: Surly Fest @ Stay Gold. Stay Gold is a fabulous new venue on the Eastside and it's hosting a tip top event chock full of hot, local acts...The Happen-Ins, Elijah Ford, Surly Gates and more. Nic Armstrong & The Thieves at 10:00 PM. http://staygoldaustin.com
- March 18th: Free show, music, food spectacular. The only chance to catch Nic Armstrong & The Thieves in the afternoon. EVER. Not really. No, really. Wednesday's showcase is slated for Sahara Lounge - a true dive and Austin icon - and it's The Unofficial Last Supper SXSW Potluck. Bring a dish, share, revel, be merry with some of our favourite sexualites: The Sweet Nuthin', Jesse Vain & The Happy Hour Holiness Movement, Tennessee Stiffs, Rattlesnake Milk, Eric Hisaw. Event starts at 4:00 PM. http://www.saharalounge.com
- March 20th: do not miss this - full details TBA. Nic Armstrong and The Thieves - Indian Roller - 8:00 PM. http://www.indianrolleraustin.com
Are you attending the festival? Come and say "hi!" at the shows and tweet band photos with the hashtag #NATX - our favourite photo will win a Nic Armstrong & The Thieves goodie bag!