Prior to flying down to Austin, TX for the SXSW conference gigs, Shoes will be playing an "in the raw" warm-up gig on March 9th at McAuliffe's Pub; 3700 Meachem Rd, Mt Pleasant, WI 53405. Proprietor "JJ" has once again extended the welcome mat for Shoes to shake off the cobwebs before heading out into the wild blue yonder. (McAuliffe's was the site of Shoes' "Tokyo Send-Off Shakedown Show" in 2009, amidst a seasonal snowstorm, prior to the Japan tour). The show will be a stripped-down, bare-bones gig with a straight ahead rock approach, using minimal gear and staging, in an effort to prepare for the short, blitz-style gigs that will be taking place in Austin. So come on out to see Shoes "in the raw" on March 9th at McAuliffe's and don't forget to say "Hi" to JJ!