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Monday, March 19, 2012

Greetings from SXSW!!!

Hellooooo MIRKins!!



This week was sooooo busy! We went from Atlanta to Austin for South by Southwest!

We went down there with our new stickers which we plastered all over Austin...


Once we got there, we set up outside to busk ( v. To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.)

Unfortunately, we were playing without a permit and got shut down after only a half hour. It was late on Tuesday, so we decided to call it a night and go out and enjoy ourselves. First stop was the "Shot Bar" for some fireballs...

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For those who don't know, our guitarist Mike is mildly obsessed with the food network. He was our food guide for the trip and we ended up going to Maria's Taco Express from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.

Whilst there, Mike and Josh decided to join the open mic and do some acoustic MIRK also known as MIRKoustic


Since we got shut down from using power, we had to get creative with our busking. Kate couldn't play her bass, so she went to a pawn shop and purchased a baritone...let's make some music 'Roots' style...


Mike had to roll with a battery powered amp...an ORANGE battery powered amp...

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On Thursday and Friday we played at Pete's East Side Bar on 6th Street where we got nothing but love...



For the last night we had in Austin, we all went out to eat as a band...but ran into some southern UNhospitality
Chris Russell explains...

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There were some high school students beasting on their marching drums in the street and Steve decided to join...

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We left Saturday afternoon to bring Kate to Jackson, Mississippi so she could catch her plane. A little north of Waco, Texas, we ran into some super fans. Now, to preface this story, our bus has 'Tree Shurts' spray-painted on one side and '3-D Cycles' on the other (the owners of the Winnebaker).
Here's what happened...

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Well we are all home safe! Glad to be back. Don't forget to check us out at Red Square in Albany NY this Friday, March 23rd at 10pm. Hope to see you then!

Until next time...
MIRK signing out

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