In an effort to raise enough money to pull off the two-day Kansas City showcase extravaganza at South by Southwest this year, the MidCoast Takeover (which recently added local juggernauts the Republic Tigers and Beautiful Bodies to their lineup) is hosting a series of benefit shows featuring the local acts that will be traveling to Austin with them. Tonight, the first of the events rolls out at the Riot Room and features Vertigone & Trystyl, Sons of Great Dane, Walking Oceans, Waiting for Signal (who's rumored to be playing a string of new songs after a bit of a hiatus), and Heroes + Villains. The show starts at 9 p.m. and costs $10.
The next benefit show goes down at RecordBar on February 25, with
Robot Monkey Madman, Atlantic Fadeout, Mansion, and the Roman Numerals.
The final show will hit Crosstown Station on March 5, with
Expassionates, the Grisly Hand, Hearts of Darkness, Approach, Audiovox (who recently slayed a sold-out crowd opening for Innerpartysystem),
and Everyday/Everynight. All shows are $10, and the proceeds benefit the production costs of the SXSW showcase. Check the event page for the show at Riot Room tonight, here.