Monday, March 20, 2006

SXSW Favorites

Okay so yesterday was exhausting, my plane from Denver to SLC got delayed because of snow (!!!! I hate snow!!) and yeah. Just completely long and all I wanted to do was pass out. Then I wake up today and realize I have quite a bit of schoolwork to be doing until Wednesday. So I was going to type up the interview I did but I think it won't be coming till the end of the week. So here's a little recap of some of my favorite bits of SXSW. You'll see these all over the blogs and probably be annoyed and ask "where is the music?" I want to know too.
  • Seeing Hot Chip at the Parish after waiting nearly 40 minutes to get in. Totally worth it.
  • The Rakes. They were my #1 band of SXSW. Completely blew me away live, their energy and the singer's Ian Curtis-esque dance moves made me dance both times I saw them (The Flamingo Cantina on Wednesday and Urban Outfitters on Saturday)
  • The Gossip were also an amazing show on Thursday night at Emos Annex.
  • Finally seeing Belle and Sebastian (be it from far away), my blog's namesake. And they even closed with the song! Too perfect. I missed the New Pornographers though.
  • Meeting Shara Worden, or My Brightest Diamond a few times and being able to talk with her. She and my sister have been friends going on 10 years! Craziness. Also she said her album Bring Me the Workhorse is going to be put out by Asthmatic Kitty in August! Too awesome.
  • My first interview!!
  • Finaly seeing Voxtrot and it being totally worth it.
  • Seeing the Fiery Furnaces play on a porch at Red's Scoot Inn even if the sound equipment wasn't the best and the band was irritated, the energy was still there.
Okay sooo here are some pics. May takes some time to load sorry.

Laura Veirs
Laura Veirs
My Brightest Diamond
Laura Veirs My Brightest Diamond
The Hidden Cameras
The Hidden Cameras
They Shoot Horses Don't They
They Shoot Horses Don't They
Xiu Xiu
Xiu Xiu
We Are Wolves
We Are Wolves
The Gossip
The Gossip
Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez
The Cribs
The Cribs
We Are Scientists
We Are Scientists
Eleanor Friedberger
Eleanor Friedberge of Fiery Furnaces
The Duke Spirit
The Duke Spirit
The Rakes
The Rakes
Hot Chip
Hot Chip

5 comments:

mnp said...

i would love captions of the photos... i might know the bands, but i don't know what they look like. i know it's more work, but it would be awesome!

love your blog!

Rachael said...

yay for Rakes and Voxtrot. they were some of my favs too!

TheMarkPike said...

I think I might've seen you at the Pitchfork showcase... sittin' stage right? Word.
Thanks for the heads up on the party lists. No mention of Art Brut? Oh my gawsh. They were top of the pops!

Michael said...

No mention of Art Brut cuz I didn't see 'em! Heard the beginning of "Formed a Band" and that was about it. And a yes to stage right.

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