SxSW 2017: ATH vs SOTO Party Pics

Who is ready to relive the greatest day of music ever assembled by John Laird and Nathan Lankford? Ever.

The jams were copious as were the tender moments. The showcase highlighted the talent in Austin with bands watching bands that shuffled up to be other bands. We had international celebrities in attendance, as well as every familiar face possible. I took photos, some with an Instax. We ate sausage wraps and drank beaverages. It was perfect air for a whisky.

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Premiere: Meet Upper Deck Pets

upperdeckUsually you reserve Saturday for Twitter and nonsense, but for all our Austin readers, and those just browsing the Internet, I had to introduce you to Upper Deck Pets. The band has is comprised of bits of local favorite Milezo and Marmalakes, and if this is their first single, we’re in for a whole lot of great tunes! It opens quickly with this guitar line that moves back and forth, filled with a layer of fuzz. The vocals get delivered quickly, then they take on a croon as the guitars get heavier and build back into the rhythmic pulse of tune; it all fades into a bit of experimental noise as the track closes. I’m not going to lie…this tune is addicting, and deserves to be the start to your Saturday.

You get an added bonus as the band releases a tape single with their friends smith+robot tomorrow night over at Sahara Lounge! Doors are at 7…buy local.