Sadly, it was a fairly unattended night at Holy Mountain this past Wednesday, but like most bands working the States nowadays, the show must go on…and go on it did. Shy Boys and Painted Palms embraced the thin crowd, delivering great tunes for the duration of the evening.
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We were fortunate enough to work with C3 in order to host this show over at Stubb’s Saturday night, featuring two of our favorite acts, Saint Motel and Races. We’re grateful for such a huge turnout, packing the house for these two deserving bands.
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Friday night was our third show in a four day run, and man, I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of bands to catch live. Manhunt, Flesh Lights, Mind Spiders killed it, and to top it off, Obits closed the night in marvelous fashion.
Read on for some thoughts and the usual solid photographs from Mr. Brian Gray.
I was a happy kid. Sure, things could have gone a tiny bit smoother with sponsor issues and sound-guy car troubles early, but we pulled together like a community and put on an excellent day of music. Big thanks to all involved, my +1 for bartending early, the bands for helping each other out, whatever it took was whatever it took and the party felt like SxSW of old.
So here are a bounty of pics from the 2nd St. Showdown…
I had my camera. I took almost 4,000 pictures. That seemed like a lot, but once I factored in the number of bands, the odd things that have to be documented, the friends gathering for shenanigans and the eight long days involved, it really wasn’t surprising. I haven’t done the final tally, but it would be fair to say that I saw part of a set from around seventy bands.
It is my turn to give a rundown on bests and worsts of The Conference. The many highs were tempered by very few lows. I chased that BUZZ that drives the relevant music fan. My summary will be a little different because I did the whole damn thing; twelve movies, several Interactive and film panels and of course all the music.
So, plenty on the movies, panels and bands and a flurry of pics to accompany all that 411 after the break…