**SXSW Spotlight** The Dodos

To those of you who thought the dodobird was extinct, it is very much alive in 2008. I bring you a San Francisco duo called The Dodos. They are signed to Frenchkiss Records (home of Brooklynites Les Savy Fav) and will be dropping their forthcoming sophomore album, Visiter, on March 18. Apparently the name of the record came from a drawing a kid did for them when they played for his special education class in South Central. The Dodos are made up of Meric Long (guitar/vocals) and Logan Kroeber (drums). The guys are known for their live show and I, for one, love bands that rock out live and hold nothing back. Listed below are their Austin tour dates.

Tour Dates:
3/12 Austin, TX - The Mohawk (Frenchkiss SXSW showcase) 12am
3/13 Austin, TX - Tap Room (American Songwriter day party) 2:30pm
3/13 Austin, TX - 6th and Lamar (Solar Stage SXSW) 6pm
3/14 Austin, TX - The Mohawk (Hot Freaks day party @ SXSW) 1pm
3/14 Austin, TX - Emo's Jr. (Leafy Green SXSW showcase) 9pm
3/15 Austin, TX - Bourbon Rocks (SFXSXSW Day Party) 4pm
3/16 Austin, TX - The Mohawk

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