SXSW: Catching Up With Floyd Dakil and Announcing Erykah Badu and The Cannabinoids' Free Auditorium Shores Performance

Robert Wilonksy just directed my attention to this little blog entry by former Dallas Morning News music critic and current Austin American-Statesman scribe, Michael Corcoran, on Dallas' own Floyd Dakil, who, despite retiring from music in 1984, will be heading down to Austin for a SXSW performance sponsored by the promoters of the Ponderosa Stomp.

"I don't know how Dr. Ira (Ponderosa founder Padnos) found me, but he did," Dakil says of his unlikely road to South By Southwest. "I guess I'm gonna go down to Austin and play like I'm 25 again."

Again, check it out. It's worth reading, if only to familiarize yourself with one of Dallas' most respected, if (quite unfortunately) somewhat forgotten, acts of yesteryear.

And Robert passing it along? Well, that almost makes up for the fact that, over on Unfair Park, he's stolen not one, but two (!) music items from your DC9-reading eyes: 1) a quick profile of downtown street musician Mike Graham, and 2) an item that announces the upcoming art sale of some specially made Erykah Badu portraits, which are being sold to raise funds so that Badu, Motown art director Kyle Gowan and Badu's New Amerykah Pt. 1 art designer, rock poster artist Emek, can host a gathering for South Dallas art students later this year.

But what Robert didn't tell you: Badu and her quite capable Cannabinoids (remember last year's DOMA Awards Show?) are performing a free SXSW set at Austin's Auditorium Shores Stage at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 21, between sets from Beach House and Explosions in the Sky.

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