BASSMAN @ SXSW

NOTE: DATE CHANGE ON SXSW MEET UP. It is Sat. March 10, 11 AM, Hyatt.
Another change: SXSW show at Billy’s (see below) moved to 5:30-7:30.
And…. stay tuned for announcement of a MUSICIANS AS VISUAL ARTISTS show at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Yes, I’m in it, and so are Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, Guy Juke and a total of 10 musician / artists.

A quick note here about SXSW and other related things. For your SXSW Interactive schedule, I’ll be hosting an ePublishing Meet Up at 11 AM Saturday March 10 at the Hyatt campus. They should have an updated schedule here with the location (and my name!) any minute now. I’ll be talking about my new enhanced iBook for the iPad, Rock Critic Murders: 25th Anniversary Edition for the iPad, which I developed using the new iBooks Author 2 app, so this eBook has lots of rocking music, video, photos and art. Many of my favorite things about Austin are visited in video travelogues. This book came out originally in 1989, and I have updated and super-turbo-charged it with all this new media. Check it out on iTunes right now.

Also I’ll be a guest on Texas Radio Live Weds. March 7, 6-8 PM, broadcasting live from Guero’s on so-hip SoCo, with hosts Larry Munroe and David Arnsberger. Besides the usual interview thing, I’ll play a few songs for them, and we’ll be joined by the lovely fiddler Ruby Jane. If you can’t come, you can listen to the live broadcast at www.kdrplive.org.

More SXSW news: I’ll be playing with my fabulous great pal, Jon Dee Graham, at Uncle Billy’s on Barton Springs Rd. on Fri. March 16 5:30-7:30 PM. I don’t think I need to assure you that this will be a rocking show. And I’ll also be playing at Uncle Billy’s on the Lake on Sat. March 17, in a benefit for George Kinney, featuring a whole bunch of veteran Austin psych bands.

AND, NO JOKE, ON APRIL FOOL’S DAY (for you Right Wing Home Schoolers, that’s the First Day of April): The April Fool’s Rag Blog Benefit on Sunday, April 1, 6-9 p.m., at Jovita’s. The bill is Shiva’s Head Band, Greezy Wheels, and the one and only Jesse Sublett. I am so happy to throw my support to my old school left winger pals, Thorne Dreyer, et al. I’m a child of the Sixties, a citizen of the Future.

And in case you missed the big blurb about Rock Critic Murders: 25th Anniversary Edition for the iPad, here it is again.

Rock Critic Murders, debut novel of the first crime fiction series set in the Austin music scene, starring Martin Fender, the blues bass player who moonlights as a skip tracer and problem solver, has been released as an enhanced iBook for the Apple iPad. Author Jesse Sublett is one of the first adopters of the new iBooks Author app, released January 19, 2012, to publish his work to iTunes. Rock Critic Murders: 25th Anniversary Edition for the iPad, has not only the first-rate, quirky, adrenaline fueled music-and-mayhem plot of the original (inspired by Sublett’s own experiences as a working musician) but features music from his legendary band, The Skunks, as well as his fictional one, Cloud 19, plus solo material from his current incarnation as a blues and murder ballad troubadour. The book is also enriched with tons of photos, his own original surrealistic art, Austin travelogues on video (Sublett shot video postcards from all his favorite things in Austin, such as the moon light towers, Continental Club and the place where the wife of sniper in the Tower Charles Whitman worked), and video clips from many of Sublett’s contemporaries, such as Jon Dee Graham, Bill Blackmon, Louis Black, Robert Draper, Joe Nick Patoski and Ed Ward — the last four being among the rock critics who are caricaturized in the book.
Find it, check out the sample preview, buy it, rock out to it. It’s here, it’s now, and if you’re cool, you’ll dig the hell out of it.

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