You read that right. The good folks from V2 and Dim Mak are teaming up to celebrate "the impending worldwide domination of The Rakes." Typically, I'd just assume that a quote such as that is the creation of a publicist's wildly-creative imagination, but in this case, I tend to agree. Having seen The Rakes at CMJ and being lucky enough to have gotten my mitts on their debut album, Capture/Release, shortly thereafter, the term "worldwide domination" might actually hold water when it comes to The Rakes and the April 25 release of their debut album.
Here's the scoop on the party...
It's called The V2/Dim Mak Clusterfuck (I doubled checked, and yes... it's actually being dubbed a clusterfuck, which part of me finds to be weird, but the other other part just finds it to be honest).
It will take place from "8:00pm until they kick our drunk asses out" at The Blind Pig in Austin, TX, on Friday, March 17.
There will be two stages, nine bands and a special guest DJ - Dave Allen of Gang Of Four.
There will be free booze courtesy of Crew and some other free shit too, though I'm not exactly sure what. Maybe party hats or something... maybe face painting and go go dancers and drugs...?
Party line-up below. Notice the "ish"s after each set time. Honesty, indeed.
The V2/Dim Mak Clusterfuck:
08:00 – 08:30ish | Margot and the Nuclear So and Sos
08:30 – 09:00ish | The Meligrove Band
09:00 – 09:30ish | Something for Rockets
09:30 – 10:00ish | The Adored
10:00 – 10:30ish | Lion Fever
10:30 – 11:00ish | Mike Relm
11:00 – 11:30ish | Pony Up
11:30 – 12:00ish | Moving Units
12:00 – 01:00ish | DJ Dave Allen
01:00 – 02:00ish | The Rakes