Apr 4 2009

Interview on Austin CW


When we were in Austin for the Houston @ SXSW show we had the privilage of being interviewed on the Austin CW by Terrell. Terrell is on Twitter as @TheFace_of_CW

Here is a link to the website

Here’s some photos from that day:

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Mar 19 2009

Post Houston@SXSW wrap-up


Well we’re back home in Houston just as the rest of the world is just heading to Austin. I was way too late in booking this year so we only had the one gig. We were lucky (and honored) to be asked to play this one by Grace Rodriguez. We had an amazing time but not without incident. For those following us on Twitter (@waysidedrive) you pretty much got a play by play of everything, but to recap…

Foggy drive into Austin, zero visibility actually. Arrived, had barely been there a few hours and backed into a car in the La Quinta parking lot. It was this grouchy old man that wanted $100 to not report it to the insurance. It was barely scratched, not even a dent. So I reluctantly coughed it up. After we unloaded at the venue we parked the trailer at the hotel and took a taxi back to the venue. After a few minutes upon arriving we realized that we left the camcorder in the taxi! Luckily we were able to get a hold of them and get it back. Then later that evening, to my shock and amazement, I received a call from the hotel that the wife of the aforementioned grouch had determined that they didn’t need the full $100 and left some money back at the front desk! WOW! And the best part, she put the money in a card. Here it is…


She must be the Ying to his grouchy Yang. You can view the envelope and front on our flickr photostream. It’s worth it, trust me.

But the show went well. We really had a great time. Here are a few photos of the event taken by Grace Rodriguez. If you click on them you’ll go to her photostream.

SXSW 2009 - Houston@SXSW March 17 at Gruv

SXSW 2009 - Houston@SXSW March 17 at Gruv

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Mar 12 2009

Austin bound!


We have the honor playing at a Houston-centric event taking place during SXSW in Austin, TX. The event is going to be Tuesday March 17th and will feature loads of Houston musicians and film makers. We go on at 5 PM but if you’re able to make it you have to check out Western Civilization right before us at 4PM. Lots of great music until 2 AM and come even earlier to see some great films!

Full details here

This is the lineup:

12:30 – 1:00    Showcase of short films by Houston filmmakers featured on “The Territory“

  • “Coffee & Milk” by Mary Magsamen & Stephan Hillerbrand
  • “Below” by Laura Harrison
  • “Golden Silk Orb Weaver” and “Working Jewel” by David Guthrie
  • “Ard As-Sawad” by Tish Stringer

1:00 – 1:30    Houston Film Panel

  • Alfred Cervantes – Deputy Director of the Houston Film Commission (confirmed)
  • Michelle Mower - Program Coordinator, Southwest Alternate Media Project (confirmed)
  • Pablo Veliz – Filmmaker (waiting confirmation)

1:30 – 2:30    Screening of “Citizen Provocateur: Ray Hill’s Texas Prison Show” by Brian Huberman ( Houston-made documentary)

HOUSTON INTERACTIVE : 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Details on Houston Interactive line-up will be added as participants are confirmed.

HOUSTON MUSIC : 2:30pm – 2:00am (Dave Wrangler will DJ during Interactive)

  • 2:30pm    Dave Wrangler
  • 4:00pm    Western Civilization
  • 5:00pm    Wayside Drive
  • 6:00pm    Ben Wesley
  • 7:00pm    Espantapajaros
  • 8:00pm    Golden Cities
  • 9:00pm    Liquid Kitchen
  • 10:00pm  Tha F—–g Transmissions
  • 11:00pm  American Sharks
  • 12:00pm  Something Fierce
  • 1:00am    Fat Tony

Wayside Drive – Houston, TX band – healing hearts two ears at a time.

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