Thursday March 13:
Slept in. A more lazy day: Met with Seattle friends for Lunch at Iron Cactus BBQ. Went to 'Flatstock' in the convention center to see all the assorted band concert poster artwork. Walked 6th street. Had a drink at Darwin's Pub where some awful solo guitar guy was playing. Didn't stay long. Showed friends the Warehouse district, the downtown Whole Foods Market, Waterloo Records (where someone was doing an in-store performance, I forget who), and then had some Amy's Ice Cream.
Drove to South Congress. Listened to a couple bands doing day-shows down there; also had a free beer.
Had dinner at Rio Grande. Then, for 'official' showcases:
Joe Ely and Joel Guzman at Antones. Always good live.
The English Beat (i.e. Dave Wakeling with a bunch of other replacement guys who weren't in the original band playing English Beat songs).
BoDeans at Bourbon Rocks (left after 3 songs since we might see their dayshow tomorrow and I was tired).