Wednesday, February 3, 2010

South-of-the-border by southwest... The MtyMx music festival

New York party promoter Todd Patrick has announced a multi-day music and arts festival that aims to compete with SXSW for fans of indie rock. But unlike Red Gorilla Fest, Texas Rock Fest, or the scores of unofficial day shows, this SXSW opponent won't actually be staged in Austin.

The festival, called MtyMX, will take place in Monterrey, Mexico. That's about a seven- or eight-hour drive from Austin, if you're wondering. The festival is taking place on the site of a former drive-in theater.

MtyMx will feature 75 bands over three days (March 20-22), with a ticket price of $30 for all three days. Here's a partial list...

Dan Deacon, Neon Indian, No Age, Fucked Up, Das Racist, Washed Out, Thee Oh Sees, Pocahaunted, Indian Jewelry, Male Bonding, Best Fwends, Banjo or Freakout, Los Fancy Free, Los Margaritos, dd/mm/yyyy, Lemonade, Quiero Club, Los Llamarada, Toro y Moi, Small Black, Liturgy

Monterrey is considered Mexico's Dallas: an upper-middle-class city with lots of culture and nightlife options for young, urban professionals. But Monterrey also has a burgeoning music scene that's producing some exciting independent rock music. In that sense, Monterrey is Mexico's Austin. A third of the bands on the bill are from Mexico.

Get more details about the fest and about the city at


Anonymous said...

monterrey is actually only 6 1/2 hours from Austin, according to Bing maps.

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