2009 Starts With Free Show Week All Along Red River

2009 in Austin will start off with Free Week, which means a week full of concerts from some of the best local bands Austin has to offer.  Already a yearly staple at Emo's every January, Graham Williams of Transmission Entertainment has decided to expand Free Week to include Mohawk, Club de Ville, Red 7, Beauty Bar and others to get in on the fun.  It's all going down January 2nd through the 10th.

Williams started Free Week years ago when booking at Emo's, but left last year to broaden his horizons under the Transmission umbrella.  "After leaving Emo's last year, I decided this January that I'd keep my original concept going at multiple clubs.  I began talking to other venues who also had a similar idea," he says.  "I'm sure Emo's will continue to do free as it always has, but I love the idea and always wanted to see all of Red River doing it.  It's almost like a free local only SXSW for all the folks in town." [Via Austinist]
This year's festivities will include such bands as:  Riverboat Gamblers, Loxsly, Golden Boys, Peel, The Laughing, Moth!Fight!, Golden Bear, Complete Control, Crash Gallery, Til We're Blue or Destroy, Tia Carerra, The Strange Attractors, Calm Blue Sea, Transmography, Scorpion Child, Haunting Oboe Music, Pack of Wolves, Lower Class Brats , Harlem (pictured to the right), The Applicators, The Ugly Beats, La Snacks, Cry Blood Apache, Weird Weeds, Shapes Have Fangs, Cavedweller, and many, many more.  We'll be sure to keep you posted.

Update:  Check out our previews for each day here.