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Mike Herrera’s Tumbledown travels NXSW

March 11th, 2010 by Bill Mickelson

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Find a full list of tour dates at myspace.com/tumbledowncountry.

So, this local music blog begins amidst the nationwide buzz of the upcoming South by Southwest Music and Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

When I last talked to Tumbledown — MxPx bassist/lead singer Mike Herrera’s cow punk side project, one Bremerton band headed to the Texas mecca this month — they were at a punk rock pizza joint in Fort Collins, Colo., midway through a three-day stint in that state, on the front end of their epic 11-state, 24-show, more than 7000-mile round-trip ‘North By Southwest Tour’ from Bremerton to Austin.

“Did you see that?” Mike Herrera got pulled away from the conversation at the Fort Collins pizza parlor. “Karl Alvarez, from the Descendents, just walked by… I’m gonna go say hi to him.”

Check back with The Racket, as we’ll be following up with Mike and the band as they make their way to Austin, on the rebel ticket to South by Southwest.

Next, they play The Conservatory March 12 in Oklahoma City, then it’s onto Missouri, Arkansas, Texarkana, Dallas and SXSW. Find a full list of Tumbledown’s NXSW Tour dates at myspace.com/tumbledowncountry and follow the band virtually through their twitter page at twitter.com/tumbledown. —BAM

More Tumbledown at www.tumbledownhq.com.

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