Mars Red Sky Coming to the US

I heard about this the other day, but apparently now there’s a poster to prove it: Mars Red Sky will be embarking on a mini-tour of the West Coast to complement a slew of shows they’re doing at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. Click to enlarge:

The thing about it is The Patient Mrs. is going to be in Portland, Oregon, the same weekend as the band.

Now, Mars Red Sky are playing Roadburn and I’ve been very much looking forward to seeing them there. I’ve no doubt they’ll kill and be one of the highlights of the fest for me. I’m as excited to see them this year as I was to see Sungrazer in 2011. Plus, since it’s March 24, that’s precisely the week I should be getting things ready at work for my absence for the aforementioned Roadburn and the London Desertfest. I’m already taking 12 days off in April.

Not to mention, between going to Massachusetts next weekend to see Black Pyramid, Gozu and Infernal Overdrive, and shows from Truckfighters and Alcest, that would mean four out of the five weekends in March I’d be at shows. There’s some weeknight gigs in there too, with Clamfight and Kings Destroy on the 14th or Windhand on the 1st. Scott Kelly is coming around too. Top that off with a $400 flight (at least) to Portland, the lost time at work from flying out Thursday and back on Sunday or Monday, and it starts to look significantly less feasible.

On the other hand, though — Mars Red Sky. In Portland. A band I’ve never seen in a place I’ve never been and a show I’ll probably remember as long as I have a memory to remember it with, and probably the chance to do some excellent record shopping and have something cool to write about. I could literally see Truckfighters one weekend and Mars Red Sky the next.

I’m open to any advice on this one. While we all mull it over, here’s a clip of Mars Red Sky playing in Kiev:

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4 Responses to “Mars Red Sky Coming to the US”

  1. Lamprey says:

    Dude. Come to Portland- MRS are playing with Ancient Warlocks, who absolutely RULE live. Plus, you’ll likely meet half of the P-town bands you write about, and Lamprey will happily guide you on a tour of our city’s excellent record stores. And bars.

  2. Matt S says:

    Oh snap, will definitely be at the Seattle date

  3. Paulg says:

    Damn, If I was back in Texas I could go see them!

  4. Scott 313 says:

    Hit Portland. Its the right thing to do, and it’s for the good of the nation.

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