With SXSW just around the corner, many folks from all walks of life will descend upon Austin, TX for two weeks of art, fashion, film, technology, music and much more. As with the festivities there will also be a host of galleries, pop-up shops, screenings, displays and - the most popular of them all - showcases and concerts.
With so many different things going on, it's almost impossible to miss your favorite act(s) performing throughout the week, and mostly for free to boot. So once you are finally able to catch your favorite musician perform songs that are in constant rotation in your iPod/iTunes (or, if you're like
Shake and LowKey and still live in the prehistoric era, Zune/WinAMP) what's left to do?
Well, this is where we come in. As a thank you for all the support you have given us over the past few years, sites like us and our respected, respective contemporaries are providing relaxing alternatives to the hustle and bustle of SXSW. The good folks at The Smoking Section will host their second annual Hoops x Hang basketball tournament, while the crew over at GFCNY (The Smoker's Club) will be having a rather pleasant surprise there as well.
As for us? Well, we're be throwing a two-night, Kid 'n Play-style, House Party... well... party for any and every fan of the site, visitor of SXSW and anybody that wants to relax, drink away your brain cells and have your pelvis feverishly ground upon by that one chick you saw at an earlier showcase.
The Dopehouse goes down on two nights: Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 17th (yeah, St. Patrick's Day), with doors opening at 8pm each night. When does it end? I guess when we all get kicked out of the venue. As such, I am currently looking for two more deejays to help me and the other spin doctors rock the place. I'm looking for something different (dancehall, disco, some shit that Rick James did when he was slapping around Charlie Murphy, etc etc), as I've been beaten over the head with entries saying that their specialty is "real hip-hop." So, if you're interested and down to rock a set at The Dopehouse (there will be no performances, so all rappers, singers, rappers-turnt-singers and singers-turnt-rappers shouldn't bother) feel free to hit me on the Twitter or my 2DBz email address: nu0360[at]gmail[dot]com.
Within the next two weeks we'll be announcing the location of The Dopehouse. See you there.