Mess with Texas (March 16-17, 2007)

One of the best FREE events at this year’s South by Southwest Music, Film, and Interactive Festival for People Who Can Afford It

Mess with Texas is a FREE party with live music and comedy “curated” by David Cross (Mr. Show, Arrested Development), the New Ship, and the 857 Collective. The comedy lineup alone is reason enough to check it out.

FREE! | All ages | 12pm–6pm

512-Go!» Red Seven (Red 7)
611 E Seventh St

Mess with Texas lineup and events

Comedians performing both days

Mess with Texas: live music and comedy 

Friday, March 16

photo / mecredis David Cross will host 

Doors @ 11:30am | Hosted by David Cross

  • Les Savy Fav
  • The Black Angels
  • Gossip
  • Dead Meadow
  • Erase Errata
  • Matt & Kim
  • David Vandervelde
  • Danava
  • Dark Meat
  • Brother Reade
  • Spindrift (and special guest)
  • Also: Andrew W.K.’s “Party for Life,” a lecture and discussion about “pure fun” and “total love” (12pm sharp)

Midnight Scavenger Hunt

Friday, March 16 | 8pm 9pm | Hosted by Andrew W.K.

Here’s a sample of what to expect from a scavenger hunt hosted by Andrew W.K.:

  • find a garden gnome
  • shave your name into the back of your head
  • make out with a senior citizen
  • …and prove it with pictures

The winning team will receive $1,000 and a 20-minute slot on stage at Red Seven before The Walkman on Saturday, March 17 (see lineup below). And what’re you supposed to do with 20 minutes on stage? Nothing. Everything. Anything you want.

Midnight Scavenger Hunt »

Saturday, March 17

Doors @ 12pm | Hosted by Patton Oswalt Aziz Ansari (see update below)

  • The Walkmen
  • The Apples in Stereo
  • The Black Lips
  • Sloan
  • Fucked Up
  • The Ponys
  • Deerhunter
  • Ladyhawk
  • Fatal Flying Guiloteens
  • The Cubicals
  • The Carbonas
  • …plus special guests


Mess with Texas updates