No, I am not done yet. This one and a gallery of the showcases is all that is left. If I can muster it, I’ll do a best of post. Best-ofs are easier well removed from a festival because lasting memories help define what really got you going.
Anyway, this giant gallery of daytime show goodness includes some candids and portraits from around the conference during the unofficial events. Highlights include Wax Idols, Nobunny, The Soft Moon, Criminal Hygiene, Bleeding Rainbows, that band Thurston Moore is in, Delorean and so much more.
Click through. Play a game of “oh yeah, I was there.”
Finally, it’s over. After over a 100 bands, 100 beers, a few tacos, we’re back to the daily grind. The beast that is SXSW is officially behind us now, so we’ll be spending a bit of time highlighting our own individual thoughts on the festival. We’re not trying to inundate you with the next big thing, we just want to recap what we caught. I’m on first! Read more
We ATH crew are here to make sure you don’t completely screw up this whole SXSW thing and hate yourself for doing so. Now we realize that every website in the nation shares some musical advice on the festival itself, but we like to think that we can offer you our opinions in condensed, easy to read versions. Our policy has always been to only post things we like, and we promise to continue doing that. We’ll be spending the next week or so fulfilling our promise with some SXSW artist to watch, 3 at a time. I’ll start things off today by telling you a bit about 3 bands I deem worthy of your time. Follow the jump for more.
For current show postings, keep in mind that it’s still early and many shows have yet to be announced. We will post what we can find at this point. Read more
It’s a weird world in Austin building up to SXSW. We get some good shows, but a lot of traveling acts just postpone the inevitable of a week of belligerence and loud tunes. Luckily, Thursday night has all kinds of great shows you can skip around to, or catch in full, all featuring promising acts that us folks at ATH adore. Here’s a brief spotlight on where you can head if you’re into live music. Read more
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An awesome show is going down on Sunday night at Hotel Vegas for those of you looking to close out the weekend on a high note. The show features some ATH regular artists Paperthreat, Great Nostalgic, and Real Book Fake Book. Also on hand are a variety of visual artists showcasing their unique talents. That list includes Storm Foster, Ashley Carter, Aaron Whitaker, Kelly Eoff, Sam Evans, Sam Gage, Kristen Miciotto, and Bethany Dillinger. As if that wasn’t enough to entice you, DJ Floyd Pinkerton will also be on hand providing some tasty tunes in between sets. Should be one helluvan event.
Download: Paperthreat – Conveyer [MP3]