Words by Alison Morales
Every so often there is a gem of punk in the sea of South by Southwest. The 23 years of the festival have been filled with music from around the world to local artists. The wave of punk that we are currently on depends on how much of the punk genre is brought in by SXSW. The past few years we have been missing the Fat Wreck Chords showcase, but it looks like that hiatus might be over.
NOFX (http://www.nofxofficialwebsite.com) has been added as an offical SXSW artist. They have two dates booked for March 17th and 19th. The venues and times are TBA but the shows are happening. It might be due to the release of the band’s memoir called “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories”. NOFX will also be touring with other Fat Wreck band’s Night Birds and Toy Guitar. If case you miss them here in Austin, this mini tour will also be in Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA. See articles below for more details: