What a week that was! We’re worn out, as we’re sure you are, and we’ve been trying to figure out what our favorite moments of SXSW 10′ were. We’re excluding our own party, as obviously that was a great time, so this list includes a lot of things we took part in during the week. These are just our thoughts, and sometimes they’re based on a thirty minute set, so don’t hate us. But, we’d love to hear what the highlights of your week were, so leave a comment to share.
Nathan – The Ghost Room
RayRay - The Ghost Room – Sound man Augustine is one of the best in town.
Jon - The Mohawk Patio – Best place to enjoy the weather in Austin.
Band That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype
Nathan - Free Energy -If you’re gonig to play cock rock, rock it with passion.
RayRay – Free Energy – Sounded okay but front man needs some coaching.
Jon – Broken Bells – Good but not great. The hype was way out of proportion. Stick to The Shins James.
Band That Lived Up to the Hype
Nathan - Local Natives – More post-punk than one would assume
RayRay – Local Natives/Surfer Blood
Jon - Local Natives
Nathan – Duchess Says – Annie Claude is possessed by the devil, and I loved it.
RayRay – The weather on Saturday. I purposely went to inside parties to avoid the cold.
Jon - The damn weather. WTF Austin!
Nathan – The Crayon Fields - I’m asking them to move in with me.
RayRay - The Loom – Let us use their amps at our showcase and super down to earth people.
Jon - Efterklang – Nicest, most down to earth band in the world by far. This is the band I would be most likely to buy a round of drinks.
Nathan – Annie-Claude Deschenes (Duchess Says) — Karen O meets the Exorcist.
RayRay - Emily Haines – sooooo hot.
Jon - Matt Caughthran (Mariachi El Bronx)
Bands We’d Like to See Again Tomorrow
Nathan - The Crayon Fields or Twin Tigers
RayRay – Local Natives or The Loom
Jon – White Denim – At no point would I ever not want to see them again.
Band We Love But Knew Nothing About
Nathan – Beach Fossils/Duchess Says
RayRay - Grooms – The drummer for this Brooklyn band was sick.
Jon – Voodoo Souljahs
Coolest Celebrity Sighting
Nathan - Mischa Barton – I’d still hit that.
RayRay - Gwar – I would defenitely not hit that.
Jon - none
raygun – Scott Weiland!
Top 5 Bands
Nathan – The Crayon Fields, Twin Tigers, Beach Fossils, Local Natives, Suckers
RayRay - Local Natives, Suckers, Colourmusic, Beach Fossils, Metric
Jon – Efterklang, Seabear, Local Natives, Mariachi El Bronx, Warpaint