SXSW 2014

March 23, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Posted in Photos, SXSW | Leave a comment

I went to Austin with a friend for SXSW. We flew from Detroit to Austin on March 10, switching planes in Charlotte, NC.

Looking out the window at the Charlotte airport

Looking out the window at the Charlotte airport


As soon as we got to downtown Austin, we went to the convention center to see a film.
SXSW movie posters at Austin convention center

SXSW movie posters at Austin convention center


We saw a documentary about zombie movies called Doc Of The Dead, and there were plenty of zombies wandering around the lobby before the film started.
Zombie in the convention center lobby

Zombie in the convention center lobby


Doc Of The Dead movie poster

Doc Of The Dead movie poster


On Tuesday the 11th, we started by wandering around downtown, getting bus passes, and walking around the state capital building.
Guitar sculpture in downtown Austin

Guitar sculpture in downtown Austin


Texas state capital building

Texas state capital building


Closer look at the statue on top of the capital

Closer look at the statue on top of the capital


Fountain near the capital

Fountain near the capital


Horse statue near capital

Horse statue near capital


Statues near capital

Statues near capital


Statues near capital

Statues near capital


Sculpture outside office building

Sculpture outside office building


We saw a documentary about Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
The theaters on Congress from across the street

The theaters on Congress from across the street


Rush Line sign (for those who don't have badges or wristbands)

Rush Line sign (for those who don’t have badges or wristbands)


Poster for The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

Poster for The Case Of The Three Sided Dream


Ballot for The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

Ballot for The Case Of The Three Sided Dream


Rahsaan Roland Kirk's family, the director of the film, and a SXSW film presenter

Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s family, the director of the film, and a SXSW film presenter


We went to Thai Passion for lunch.
Thai Passion

Thai Passion


Next to our table at Thai Passion

Next to our table at Thai Passion


On the wall at Thai Passion

On the wall at Thai Passion


Thai Passion (I forgot exactly what dish I ordered)

Thai Passion (I forgot exactly what dish I ordered)


We went to Waterloo Records, and then went down to the river and walked around a bit.
Waterloo Records

Waterloo Records


Down by the Colorado River

Down by the Colorado River


Bridge graffitti

Bridge graffitti


Skyline plus traffic

Skyline plus traffic


Opossum Temple and Voodoo Pew

Opossum Temple and Voodoo Pew


We saw The 78 Project, a film about a traveling machine that records sound directly to 78 RPM discs, and the machine was actually present at the screening and someone recorded a song on it when the film was over.
78 RPM Project poster

78 RPM Project poster


78 RPM Project ballot

78 RPM Project ballot


The 78 RPM recorder

The 78 RPM recorder


After the film, we saw Ramesh (formerly of Voxtrot), found a food truck that was giving out free burgers and fries, then saw the reunited Coachwhips playing a free outdoor show. They played in the audience with tons of people up on stage.
Ramesh @ The Main Jr.

Ramesh @ The Main Jr.


Free food from Shake Shack vs. a truck selling fried pickles

Free food from Shake Shack vs. a truck selling fried pickles


Coachwhips playing in the crowd in the backyard at Hotel Vegas

Coachwhips playing in the crowd in the backyard at Hotel Vegas


Food truck @ Hotel Vegas

Food truck @ Hotel Vegas


We ended the night by seeing a killer set by The Octopus Project, an Austin band I never got around to seeing before.
The Octopus Project @ The North Door

The Octopus Project @ The North Door


The Octopus Project @ The North Door

The Octopus Project @ The North Door


Wednesday was more of a shows downtown sort of day, we saw DJ Spinn + DJ Rashad, Future Islands, Eternal Summers and Mirah, did a bit of walking around downtown, and took the bus back to my friend’s house, thankfully avoiding the tragic accident that occurred right near where we saw Spinn + Rashad earlier in the afternoon.
Cool-looking building downtown

Cool-looking building downtown


DJ Spinn + DJ Rashad @ Mohawk

DJ Spinn + DJ Rashad @ Mohawk


Free haircuts

Free haircuts


Future Islands @ Flamingo Cantina

Future Islands @ Flamingo Cantina


Stage banner at Cheer Up Charlie's

Stage banner at Cheer Up Charlie’s


Mirah @ Cheer Up Charlie's

Mirah @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


Twinkie The Kid wandering around

Twinkie The Kid wandering around


Wall art inside Cheer Up Charlie's

Wall art inside Cheer Up Charlie’s


Wall art inside Cheer Up Charlie's

Wall art inside Cheer Up Charlie’s


Eternal Summers @ Cheer Up Charlie's

Eternal Summers @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


Convention center

Convention center


SXSW 2014 Film poster

SXSW 2014 Film poster


Living statue

Living statue


Street cacti next to an office building

Street cacti next to an office building


Capital building at night poking out from an alley

Capital building at night poking out from an alley


Statue on Congress

Statue on Congress


On Thursday there was a Pitchfork day show at the French Legation Museum that we stayed at for a while, then we saw SSLEEPERHOLD in the backyard of a bookstore, and then saw Giraffage at a cafe by the river.
Sculpture at French Legation Museum

Sculpture at French Legation Museum


Skyline from French Legation Museum

Skyline from French Legation Museum


Roosevelt @ French Legation Museum

Roosevelt @ French Legation Museum


Eagulls @ French Legation Museum

Eagulls @ French Legation Museum


Jerome LOL @ French Legation Museum

Jerome LOL @ French Legation Museum


Angelina Lucero (singing with Jerome LOL) @ French Legation Museum

Angelina Lucero (singing with Jerome LOL) @ French Legation Museum


Mark McGuire @ French Legation Museum

Mark McGuire @ French Legation Museum


Future Islands @ French Legation Museum

Future Islands @ French Legation Museum

Classixx @ French Legation Museum

Classixx @ French Legation Museum


Kelela @ French Legation Museum

Kelela @ French Legation Museum


Balloons outside Fader Fort (which we never went into)

Balloons outside Fader Fort (which we never went into)


SSLEEPERHOLD @ Farewell Books

SSLEEPERHOLD @ Farewell Books


Pi in the sky

Pi in the sky


starRo @ Ableton Workshop

starRo @ Ableton Workshop


Giraffage @ Ableton Workshop

Giraffage @ Ableton Workshop


Colorado River at sunset

Colorado River at sunset

Street musicians

Street musicians


Went to Elysium to see Lee Bannon (who actually did a tag-team set with The Range), and then went to Hotel Vegas again to see Forest Swords, who were incredibly late but did an awesome set. Before their set we saw the last few minutes of Blouse’s set, and then a mindblowing set by Bo Ningen.
Lee Bannon with The Range @ Elysium

Lee Bannon with The Range @ Elysium


Blouse @ Hotel Vegas

Blouse @ Hotel Vegas


Bo Ningen @ Hotel Vegas

Bo Ningen @ Hotel Vegas


Forest Swords @ Hotel Vegas

Forest Swords @ Hotel Vegas


On Friday, we went to the convention center for Flatstock and saw a few artists (Angelina Lucero [this time without Jerome LOL] and Pure Bathing Culture), ate lunch at Koriente, visited the Museum Of the Weird, attempted to see Basecamp who had tons of tech problems so we just left, and then we went to Red 7 for the Holodeck Showcase, which was awesome.
Angelina Lucero @ Flatstock

Angelina Lucero @ Flatstock


Pure Bathing Culture @ Flatstock

Pure Bathing Culture @ Flatstock


Koriente

Koriente


Violin Monster (from Ann Arbor)

Violin Monster (from Ann Arbor)


Museum of the Weird

Museum of the Weird


Basecamp (during one of the few moments their gear was actually working)

Basecamp (during one of the few moments their gear was actually working)


Dylan C @ Red 7

Dylan C @ Red 7


Boomboxes on the wall @ Red 7

Boomboxes on the wall @ Red 7


Thousand Foot Whale Claw @ Red 7

Thousand Foot Whale Claw @ Red 7


SSLEEPERHOLD @ Red 7

SSLEEPERHOLD @ Red 7


Marie Davidson @ Red 7

Marie Davidson @ Red 7


Troller @ Red 7

Troller @ Red 7


On Saturday, we went to WFMU’s showcase at Beerland, then we went to Flatstock to see S U R V I V E (who played last at the Holodeck showcase, but we left before they started), and then went to the Paramount Theatre and saw God Help The Girl, with Stuart Murdoch in attendance! Then we got dinner at an awesome food truck, then saw Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter.
Protomartyr @ Beerland

Protomartyr @ Beerland


Obnox @ Beerland

Obnox @ Beerland


Spray Paint @ Beerland

Spray Paint @ Beerland


Bathroom graffiti @ Beerland

Bathroom graffiti @ Beerland


Wall art @ Beerland

Wall art @ Beerland


WFMU banner @ Beerland

WFMU banner @ Beerland


Screen printing @ Flatstock

Screen printing @ Flatstock


Screen printing @ Flatstock

Screen printing @ Flatstock


The Melodic @ Flatstock

The Melodic @ Flatstock


S U R V I V E @ Flatstock

S U R V I V E @ Flatstock


Guitar sculpture on Congress

Guitar sculpture on Congress


Children's choir singing Stuart Murdoch/Belle & Sebastian songs

Children’s choir singing Stuart Murdoch/Belle & Sebastian songs


Stuart Murdoch and SXSW film presenter

Stuart Murdoch and SXSW film presenter


Chi'lantro (best food truck ever)

Chi’lantro (best food truck ever)


Kimchi fries from Chi'lantro

Kimchi fries from Chi’lantro

Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theatre


Sunday was the day Austin went back to normal after SXSW, so we just wandered around downtown and went to museums. Everything closed at 5, though, so we just took a bus back to our friend’s house.
The infamous Daniel Johnston wall drawing

The infamous Daniel Johnston wall drawing


The restaurant that drawing is now connected to

The restaurant that drawing is now connected to


Across from the drawing

Across from the drawing


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Student art gallery @ Bullock Texas State History Museum

Student art gallery @ Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Bullock Texas State History Museum

Bullock Texas State History Museum


Blanton Museum Of Art

Blanton Museum Of Art


Capital building (from the other side)

Capital building (from the other side)


Mexic-Arte Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum


Mexic-Arte Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum


Mexic-Arte Museum

Mexic-Arte Museum


Monday was our last day in Austin, and we took a bus down to the south side of town and went to End Of An Ear and walked around and visited lots of cool shops, and then ended up back downtown on Congress and our friend picked us up.
End Of An Ear

End Of An Ear


End Of An Ear

End Of An Ear


Secret Oktober

Secret Oktober


South Austin Gallery

South Austin Gallery


Casa De Los Muertos

Casa De Los Muertos


These were all around South Austin, anyone know what they mean?

These were all around South Austin, anyone know what they mean?


Cantu's

Cantu’s

Coconut fudge donut from Gourdough's. Yes, this is a gigantic, hot donut.

Coconut fudge donut from Gourdough’s. Yes, this is a gigantic, hot donut.


Gunga Gulunga

Gunga Gulunga


Welcome to South Congress

Welcome to South Congress


Mi Casa

Mi Casa


Bookstore mural

Bookstore mural


Another cool mural

Another cool mural


Yet another cool mural

Yet another cool mural


Colorado River from the bridge

Colorado River from the bridge


Skyline from the bridge

Skyline from the bridge


Wholly Cow

Wholly Cow


Portobello burger + sweet potato fries @ Wholly Cow

Portobello burger + sweet potato fries @ Wholly Cow

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