Sunday, March 28, 2010

sxsw 2010, it was the best week ever.

here's my sxsw wrap up.

it was my 2nd trip to sxsw. last year was my first and we were there for 4 nights. this year we were there for 7 nights. and perhaps more importantly, next year we will be there for 4 nights. 7 nights is WAY too long.

the fest was amazing. i managed to catch 76 bands in 23 different venues over the 7 days. not all of those are full sets, but if you've been to sxsw you know how it works, arriving early to see the band you really want to see and discovering new acts along the way as you wait for a set change.

by far the coolest thing this year was running into so many kc folks on the streets and hanging with kc folks at the shows. also, a big thanks to my roommates shannon, jimmy and harper (and blake and buchholtz). another big thanks to josh, steve, billy, rhonda, mary, abby, chris, john, sheppa, emily, nic, jake and everyone else i may have forgotten and all the kc bands that made the trek. kc represented in a huge way down there and i know plans have already begun to make next year even bigger.

here's a rundown of the shows i caught.

McAlister Drive pure volume house
Shinobi Ninja pure volume house

The Good The Bad latitude 30
Nat Jenkins latitude 30
Chris Shefflett latitude 30
Beans on Toast latitude 30
Smokey Angle Shades latitude 30
Supernovas latitude 30
Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. latitude 30
Billy Bragg latitude 30 (i got to meet Billy Bragg!)

Johnny Flynn pure volume house
Jakob Dylan & Neko pure volume house
Shunda K beauty bar inside
Shondes beauty bar
Pomagranates beauty bar

Brazos (solo lead singer) hilton lobby
Basia Bulat galaxy
Rural Alberta Advantage emos outside
Broken Bells parking garage
Mynameisjohnmichael mohawk outside
Small Black mohawk outside
Anni Rossi mohawk inside
Toro y Noi mohawk inside
Washed Out mohawk outside
Dan Black mohawk outside
Besnard Lakes mohawk outside
Lucy and the Popsonics vice
Zoe Keating central presbyterian
Balmorhea central presbyterian
Sharon Jones/Dap Kings stubbs
Men malverde
jj malverde
Sleigh Bells malverde

Frightened Rabbit hilton lobby
Lou Barlow galaxy
The Low Anthem galaxy
The Middle East galaxy
Black Prairie galaxy outside
Dum Dum Girls french legation museum
Holly Miranda french legation museum
The XX french legation museum
Sarah Jaffe st david's
Miles Kurosky emos outside
Rogue Wave emos outside
Efterklang buffalo billiards
Marina & the Diamonds lamberts
Nomathmatics canvas

John Hiatt hilton lobby
Courtyard Hounds hilton lobby
Lissie beauty bar
Joe Pug beauty bar
The Low Anthem beauty bar
Ben Nichols beauty bar
This Will Destroy You pure volume house
The Honey Brothers pure volume house
Freelance Whales galaxy outside
An Horse galaxy outside
Local Natives galaxy outside
Fashawn mohawk outside
Frankie Rose mohawk inside
Grass Widow mohawk inside
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart mohawk inside

The Middle East convention center
Tiny Horse canvas
Beautiful Bodies canvas
Mother Culture canvas
Restless Breed canvas
Cowboy Indian Bear canvas
Cherry Tee Parade canvas
Frightened Rabbit french legation museum (this was my favorite set at sxsw this year)
The Sandwitches mohawk inside
Turbo Fruits mohawk outside
Surfer Blood mohawk outside
The Oh Sees mohawk outside
The Hood Internet karma lounge
Electric President karma lounge


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