I hope everyone had an amazing SXSW. I know I did. Aside from the glory of seeing (and meeting) Tenacious D, I had the pleasure of stumbling upon quite a few interesting shows and showcases over the course of the week downtown. What follows are links and occasional thoughts from the notebook I keep fastidiously (and drunkenly) over the course of this years festival.
- A big THANK YOU to Miguel (ulovei) for the guest list passes. Eddie and I enjoyed the show and it was a great way to kick off my SXSW.
Archie Powell & The Exports @ BD Rielley’s
XV @ The Tent on Red River & 6th
Tennis @ Red 7
Charlie Simpson @ The British Music Embassy
Morning Parade @ The British Music Embassy
- Amazing show. Humbled that I saw The D in such a small venue. The Gamblers rocked, as always. Side A Side B was a wonderful surprise.
Crystal Fighters @ The British Music Embassy
Dead Letter Circus @ Maggie Mae’s (Aussie Music BBQ)
Polarsets @ The British Music Embassy
Vio/Mire @ Dominican Joe’s
Dutch Uncles @ The British Music Embassy
The Twilight Sad, We Were Promised Jetpacks @ Red 7
- Yes, I saw The Twilight Sad twice. I’ve been waiting awhile so I decided to soak it up. Especially after James was kind enough to give a drunk fan an interview in an alley.
I hope you enjoy some of the above bands as much as I do. As always, listen and love!