SXSW 2007 - The Elite Eight

This is my last post regarding the festival you didn't attend. I swear it. By day five I was sleeping in the airport, dreaming of bands I didn't see, unable to catch a reasonably early flight back to Columbus, and trying to register a concise picture of everything that happened to me in the past week. My wife (as wonderful as she is) can't believe all I did was watch live music from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. from Wed. to Sat. But that's really all I did. I'm a geek, not a playboy. No shopping, no news (other than random NCAA scores, btw I was dominating till Maryland lost), no dog walking, no baseball researching, nothing other than standing in front of people who thought they were much more important than me. As Envelope quipped at the Fader Fort, "everyone here thinks they are important." Austin is the no-coast, welcoming all types, and I met them all. So to sum it up, my Elite Eight performances that will having me bragging well into the holiday season.

The Twilight Sad >>> Wednesday >>> Emo's Annex >>> 2:30 P.M.

Psychedelic Horseshit >>> Thursday >>> Soho Lounge >>> 10:00 P.M.

Dark Meat >>> Thursday >>> Flamingo Cantina >>> 12:00 P.M.

Besnard Lakes >>> Thursday >>> Mowhawk Patio >>> 8:30 P.M.

Clockcleaner >>> Friday >>> Longbranch Inn >>> 1:30 P.M.

Wooden Shjips >>> Friday >>> Beerland >>> 3:00 P.M.

Yo Majesty >>> Friday >>> Beauty Bar >>> 11:40 P.M.

Los Llamarada >>> Saturday >>> Blender Balcony at the Ritz >>> 12:00 A.M.

Most of these shows can be read about below. But if you have any inclination to hear more, post a comment, and I'll be happy to reply and point you in the right direction.

1 comment:

grandbanks said...

This is the best rundown of this shitstorm of an event I have read. None of that bullshit whining about lines etc., just brief but enlightening talk about the bands and music. As if the recommendation you got wasn't enough, but that Los Llamarada band sounds right up my alley. Thanks.