SXSW 2015

March 29, 2015 at 4:58 pm | Posted in Photos, SXSW | Leave a comment

I didn’t take as many photos this year as I have in previous years, and I definitely saw less music than before (I went to a lot more films this year). However, this year me and my friend went to San Antonio, so that was an exciting diversion.

March 17

cow sculpture outside Schlotzky's

cow sculpture outside Schlotzky’s


cow sculpture outside Topfer Theatre at ZACH

cow sculpture outside Topfer Theatre at ZACH


filmmakers of animated shorts screening @ Topfer Theatre (Don Hertzfeldt is all the way on the right!)

filmmakers of animated shorts screening @ Topfer Theatre (Don Hertzfeldt is all the way on the right!)


artwork at Topfer Theatre

artwork at Topfer Theatre


horn speaker sculpture outside Topfer Theatre

horn speaker sculpture outside Topfer Theatre


looking at Austin from a bridge just south of downtown

looking at Austin from a bridge just south of downtown


Eco Light Garden

Eco Light Garden


mural from outside a bar somewhere downtown that looked closed

mural from outside a bar somewhere downtown that looked closed


Vertical Cinema inside Central Presbyterian Church

Vertical Cinema inside Central Presbyterian Church

March 18

Incredible Hulk inside Austin Books & Comics

Incredible Hulk inside Austin Books & Comics


Silver Surfer inside Austin Books & Comics

Silver Surfer inside Austin Books & Comics


members of Landfill Harmonic @ Alamo Ritz, following the screening of their documentary

members of Landfill Harmonic @ Alamo Ritz, following the screening of their documentary


robot drummer on 6th St.

robot drummer on 6th St.


tacos from Chi'Lantro (best food truck ever)

tacos from Chi’Lantro (best food truck ever)


Danny Fields after the screening of Danny Says

Danny Fields after the screening of Danny Says


Danny Says

Danny Says


Y/OUR MUSIC (Thai music documentary which unfortunately I didn't get to see)

Y/OUR MUSIC (Thai music documentary which unfortunately I didn’t get to see)


808

808


inside Swan Dive (flashing police lights made an unintentional light/shadow show)

inside Swan Dive (flashing police lights made an unintentional light/shadow show)


Heathered Pearls @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Heathered Pearls @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Lord Raja @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Lord Raja @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Michna @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Michna @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive


Beacon @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

Beacon @ Ghostly showcase @ Swan Dive

March 19

robots crossing the highway

robots crossing the highway


Shlohmo @ Fader Fort

Shlohmo @ Fader Fort


mural at Ibiz District

mural at Ibiz District


Austin Body Works

Austin Body Works


Wavves @ Converse Death Match

Wavves @ Converse Death Match


Dabsmyla

Dabsmyla


Weyes Blood @ Hotel Vegas

Weyes Blood @ Hotel Vegas


Holy Wave @ Hotel Vegas

Holy Wave @ Hotel Vegas


Noveller @ Hotel Vegas

Noveller @ Hotel Vegas


Pharmakon @ Hotel Vegas

Pharmakon @ Hotel Vegas


Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas


Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

Octopus Project @ Hotel Vegas

March 20

GTFO

GTFO


cityscape

cityscape


Piranha Killer Sushi

Piranha Killer Sushi


O. Henry Museum

O. Henry Museum


rainy cityscape

rainy cityscape


Songhai Blues after screening of They Will Have To Kill Us First

Songhai Blues after screening of They Will Have To Kill Us First


They Will Have To Kill Us First

They Will Have To Kill Us First


Raiders! (documentary about a fanmade re-enactment of Raiders Of The Lost Ark)

Raiders! (documentary about a fanmade re-enactment of Raiders Of The Lost Ark)

March 21

rainy river on 6th St.

rainy river on 6th St.


disappearing tower

disappearing tower


Untold @ Beerland

Untold @ Beerland


Songhai Blues @ Empire

Songhai Blues @ Empire


Noveller @ convention center

Noveller @ convention center


Noveller @ convention center

Noveller @ convention center


Milton the hedgehog

Milton the hedgehog

March 22

Four Brothers (Venezuelan food truck)

Four Brothers (Venezuelan food truck)


creepy cowboy on S. Congress (his sign says "I'm single, call me baby" followed by his phone number and Twitter handle)

creepy cowboy on S. Congress (his sign says “I’m single, call me baby” followed by his phone number and Twitter handle)


vintage arcade mural

vintage arcade mural


cat mural

cat mural


Switched On

Switched On


Devo artwork inside Switched On

Devo artwork inside Switched On


Pinballz Arcade

Pinballz Arcade


Pinballz Arcade

Pinballz Arcade


bird mural at night

bird mural at night


butterfly mural

butterfly mural


superheroes on 6th St.

superheroes on 6th St.

March 23
We went to San Antonio this day, starting off at Natural Bridge Caverns, which was mindblowing.




























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outside the caverns

outside the caverns


Next was the Tower of the Americas, and then the Alamo and the River Walk which I forgot to take pictures of.
inside Tower of the Americas

inside Tower of the Americas









fountains at Tower of the Americas

fountains at Tower of the Americas



monument near the Alamo

monument near the Alamo


monument near the Alamo

monument near the Alamo


horse carriage in San Antonio

horse carriage in San Antonio

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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

SXSW 2013

March 25, 2013 at 12:41 am | Posted in Photos, SXSW | Leave a comment

This was my 7th trip to Austin for SXSW, but the first one that I actually drove down there instead of flying. It’s also the first one where I brought a camera and tried to take a bunch of photos. I just got a digital camera recently and I’m still sort of learning how to use it, so bear with me here.

Monday, 3/11/2013
We had just arrived in Austin the previous afternoon after driving for a day straight, and none of the SXSW shows really started until Tuesday, so Monday was just a driving around Austin and record-shopping kinda day. Unfortunately a bunch of cool stores have closed since the last time I visited Austin (namely Backspin Records and Cheapo Records), but my favorite store, End Of An Ear, is still there.

End Of An Ear

End Of An Ear


We walked around South Austin for a bit and looked around at some other buildings.
Shack behind End Of An Ear

Shack behind End Of An Ear


Next to End Of An Ear

Next to End Of An Ear


Turntable Records

Turntable Records


Next to Turntable Records

Next to Turntable Records


Resistancia bookstore

Resistancia bookstore


Welcome To South Austin (with a guest appearance by The Attorney That Rocks)

Welcome To South Austin (with a guest appearance by The Attorney That Rocks)


Food trucks on 6th St. the day before the craziness starts

Food trucks on 6th St. the day before the craziness starts


Torchy's Damn Good Tacos

Torchy’s Damn Good Tacos


Torchy's Damn Good Tacos

Torchy’s Damn Good Tacos


Tuesday, 3/12/2013
Not too much happened this day, mostly just wandering around downtown waiting for stuff to start happening. We went to the Texas State History Museum for a bit, went to some steampunk bar and saw ASSACRE, I went to The Hideout and saw Twigs & Yarn (whose album I reviewed for Foxy Digitalis) and then ended up at Barcelona and saw Dark Sky and Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart (aka Machinedrum).
Texas State History Museum

Texas State History Museum


6th Street at sunset

6th Street at sunset


Red River at sunset

Red River at sunset


Gear clocks at Metal & Lace (steampunk bar)

Gear clocks at Metal & Lace (steampunk bar)


ASSACRE dressed as some sort of spelunking ninja, playing wireless guitar in the middle of the audience @ Metal & Lace

ASSACRE dressed as some sort of spelunking ninja, playing wireless guitar in the middle of the audience @ Metal & Lace


Jung People @ The Hideout

Jung People @ The Hideout


Twigs & Yarn @ The Hideout

Twigs & Yarn @ The Hideout


Twigs & Yarn @ The Hideout

Twigs & Yarn @ The Hideout


Dark Sky @ Barcelona

Dark Sky @ Barcelona


Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart @ Barcelona

Jimmy Edgar and Travis Stewart @ Barcelona


Wednesday, 3/13/2013
Lots more wandering around and taking photos of stuff. I got up early so I could see Sun Araw at 1PM (who were 2 guys this time instead of a solo project the first 2 times I saw him and a full band the last time, and had a bit more of a dancey sound this time out), saw Ducktails at the Fader Fort (who have become a full band since last time I saw him, a few years ago at a friend’s house in New Brunswick, NJ), saw Troller twice (awesome band, review of their LP coming soon), was going to see Jandek but he cancelled, so I went to Elysium and saw Andy Stott and John Talabot instead. Andy Stott absolutely killed it, he started out with the slower Luxury Problems type tracks, then accelerated to more breakbeat-heavy stuff, like the stuff he did a few years ago under the name Andrea. I only stayed for half of John Talabot’s set, but it sounded pretty good.
6th Street at noon

6th Street at noon


Red River at noon

Red River at noon


Sun Araw @ Red 7

Sun Araw @ Red 7


On 7th Street near the highway

On 7th Street near the highway


Donut Taco Palace 4

Donut Taco Palace 4


Donut Taco Palace 4 (front view)

Donut Taco Palace 4 (front view)


Don't Mess With Texas

Don’t Mess With Texas


Under the highway bridge at 6th Street

Under the highway bridge at 6th Street


Oneman @ Fader Fort

Oneman @ Fader Fort


Plant growing out of a Dell @ Fader Fort

Plant growing out of a Dell @ Fader Fort


Ducktails @ Fader Fort

Ducktails @ Fader Fort


Troller @ Beerland

Troller @ Beerland


Tugger @ Cheer Up Charlie's

Tugger @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


Troller again, this time @ Cheer Up Charlie's

Troller again, this time @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


Andy Stott @ Elysium

Andy Stott @ Elysium


Huerco S. @ Elysium

Huerco S. @ Elysium


John Talabot @ Elysium

John Talabot @ Elysium


Thursday, 3/14/2013
First thing I did this day was see ’70s Detroit proto-punk legends DEATH, who played a free afternoon show at what used to be Emo’s. They have a documentary about them now, which I hadn’t heard anything about up here in Michigan, so maybe it hasn’t been playing anywhere here, or maybe I just haven’t been paying attention. But their incredible album …For The Whole World To See was recorded in 1975 and finally released in 2009, and now they’re doing the whole reunion thing and releasing a new album soon. After that, I saw Disclosure, who played live keyboards and electronic drums, and sang one or two songs themselves, but most of the vocals were by female vocalists who weren’t present, so they were just played as samples. I also saw Destruction Unit at the suggestion of Kristin, and I also went to a juke/footwork party at a small art gallery on Congress Avenue. There seems to be a pretty active juke scene in Austin, and they have legit connections with the Chicago scene, as evidenced by this compilation and the fact that they got DJ Spinn to play at this party. There was a good circle of footwork dancing when I first got to the party, so I took a few pictures of that, but then it sort of faded away and they stopped playing footwork music until DJ Spinn got on the decks towards the end. The Bug was supposed to play two sets that night, and I went to the earlier one so I could catch the last bus back to my friend’s apartment so I wouldn’t have to stay late and catch a taxi, but he never showed up to the early set (he did show up to the later one and I wish I’d made it out for that one because Zac said it was incredible). We were also supposed to interview The Bug the next afternoon but he never showed up to that either.
DEATH @ The Main (f.k.a. Emo's)

DEATH @ The Main (f.k.a. Emo’s)


Disclosure @ Mohawk

Disclosure @ Mohawk


Destruction Unit @ the front porch of Beerland

Destruction Unit @ the front porch of Beerland


Footwork dancing @ Teklife party

Footwork dancing @ Teklife party


Footwork dancing @ Teklife party

Footwork dancing @ Teklife party


Teklife DJs

Teklife DJs


DJ Spinn @ Teklife party

DJ Spinn @ Teklife party


myself walking back to my friend's apartment from the bus stop

myself walking back to my friend’s apartment from the bus stop


Friday, 3/15/2013
Well, me and Zac were supposed to interview The Bug, but the promoter and label were having troubles getting in touch with him, so he was a no-show. So I hunted around for some grub and ended up at a day party that JD Twitch (of Optimo), Jackmaster and Rustie were DJ’ing at. JD Twitch and Optimo both played awesome sets, but the sound wasn’t always so great and the crowd wasn’t always into it. I’m not a huge fan of Rustie’s music, but his set sounded really good, and the crowd was really pumped. The main thing I was excited about Friday, however, was the Not Not Fun showcase at the Hideout. NNF has been doing at least one showcase at SXSW for a few years now, and every one I’ve been to has been amazing. In previous years I saw Ducktails, Robedoor, Sun Araw, Barn Owl, Pocahaunted, Dylan Ettinger, Umberto, High Wolf and others. This year the major draw (for me, at least) was Xander Harris, but every set was incredible.
JD Twitch wearing a 1000 Homo DJs shirt & dropping Jeff Mills, Donna Summer and Slayer into a DJ set @ Latitude 30 around 3PM

JD Twitch wearing a 1000 Homo DJs shirt & dropping Jeff Mills, Donna Summer and Slayer into a DJ set @ Latitude 30 around 3PM


Jackmaster @ Latitude 30

Jackmaster @ Latitude 30


Rustie @ Latitude 30

Rustie @ Latitude 30


some huge line at the Fader Fort that I didn't even bother with

some huge line at the Fader Fort that I didn’t even bother with


artwork on the wall at The Hideout

artwork on the wall at The Hideout


The Hideout

The Hideout


Samantha Glass @ The Hideout

Samantha Glass @ The Hideout


Samantha Glass @ The Hideout

Samantha Glass @ The Hideout


Samantha Glass @ The Hideout

Samantha Glass @ The Hideout


White Poppy @ The Hideout

White Poppy @ The Hideout


White Poppy @ The Hideout

White Poppy @ The Hideout


White Poppy @ The Hideout

White Poppy @ The Hideout


Rites Wild @ The Hideout

Rites Wild @ The Hideout


Rites Wild @ The Hideout

Rites Wild @ The Hideout


Weyes Blood @ The Hideout

Weyes Blood @ The Hideout


Weyes Blood @ The Hideout

Weyes Blood @ The Hideout


Holy Balm @ The Hideout

Holy Balm @ The Hideout


Maria Minerva @ The Hideout

Maria Minerva @ The Hideout


Maria Minerva @ The Hideout

Maria Minerva @ The Hideout


Xander Harris @ The Hideout

Xander Harris @ The Hideout


Xander Harris @ The Hideout

Xander Harris @ The Hideout


this is how crazy 6th Street gets at 2AM during SXSW

this is how crazy 6th Street gets at 2AM during SXSW


this is how polluted 6th Street gets during SXSW

this is how polluted 6th Street gets during SXSW


Saturday, 3/16/2013
This was the last day of shows at SXSW, the next day we started driving back to Michigan. We saw Jad Fair in the backyard of some bar, there were maybe 20 people there tops, and he didn’t like how soundcheck was going so he just played his unplugged electric guitar right in front of the crowd, and it was awesome. I saw Bernie Worrell (keyboard genius from Parliament/Funkadelic, Talking Heads, etc.) at another outdoor backyard show, and even though there were a lot of sound problems at that one too, his set was also great. He said at one point that George Clinton might show up if he made it through the traffic, but that never happened. After that I saw a bit of a set by Kid Congo Powers (who was in The Cramps, The Gun Club, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and a ton of other bands). I also saw Octant, an artist who programs robots to play instruments for his live show. I have his first album from the late ’90s and I liked it a lot, so it’s cool that he’s still around. The main thing I was excited about this night was the Moog showcase at Elysium. Austin’s synth store Switched On sponsored this, and they had demos of a bunch of newer Moog synths at the show. The first artist I saw at this show was Kontravoid, who was okay, but the second was S U R V I V E, who were mindblowing. And after that was Xeno & Oaklander, who I’ve wanted to see for a long time, and they were awesome as well.
priceless.

priceless.


Wackford Squeers @ Chain Drive

Wackford Squeers @ Chain Drive


Jad Fair @ Chain Drive

Jad Fair @ Chain Drive


Sinkane @ The Liberty

Sinkane @ The Liberty


cool-looking food truck @ The Liberty

cool-looking food truck @ The Liberty


The Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ The Liberty

The Bernie Worrell Orchestra @ The Liberty


Bernie Worrell @ The Liberty

Bernie Worrell @ The Liberty


the line outside the Fader Fort wasn't moving during Earl Sweatshirt's set so I watched from outside the exit

the line outside the Fader Fort wasn’t moving during Earl Sweatshirt’s set so I watched from outside the exit


Kid Congo Powers @ Barbarella

Kid Congo Powers @ Barbarella


randomly popping into Plush for a few minutes because they were playing juke

randomly popping into Plush for a few minutes because they were playing juke


the counter @ Koriente

the counter @ Koriente


eating a hummus roll @ Koriente

eating a hummus roll @ Koriente


Octant @ The Jr. (f.k.a. Emo's Jr.)

Octant @ The Jr. (f.k.a. Emo’s Jr.)


MOOGS @ Elysium

MOOGS @ Elysium


Zac and me monkeying aroung with more Moogs @ Elysium

Zac and me monkeying aroung with more Moogs @ Elysium


if you really love me you'll buy me one of these

if you really love me you’ll buy me one of these


a fortress of synths waiting to be played @ Elysium

a fortress of synths waiting to be played @ Elysium


Kontravoid (who had a strobe light flashing during his set, which obviously I couldn't photograph) @ Elysium

Kontravoid (who had a strobe light flashing during his set, which obviously I couldn’t photograph) @ Elysium


S U R V I V E (who had lots of laser effects during their set, which were hard to photograph) @ Elysium

S U R V I V E (who had lots of laser effects during their set, which were hard to photograph) @ Elysium


Xeno & Oaklander @ Elysium

Xeno & Oaklander @ Elysium


Xeno & Oaklander @ Elysium

Xeno & Oaklander @ Elysium

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