Editors' pick

Flying Dog Bitch Session

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Editorial Review

Among the locals heading down to the South by Southwest festival this month are the Flying Dog Brewery, Eighteenth Street Lounge (the label, not the club) and hipster Web site Brightest Young Things. All three are sponsoring showcases for bands, and for those of us who can't sneak down to Austin for a few days, there'll be a preview at Policy between 6 and 9 p.m. Sitali, a group featuring members of Thievery Corporation's band and the Richmond-based hip-hop band Photosynthesizers, will perform short sets, and you can sample multiple Flying Dog beers, including the new spring beer Garde Dog Biere de Garde. There's no cover charge.

-- Fritz Hahn (March 2, 2010)