South by Southwest Week on Insight 2013
The guitarist made quite an impression on the Cheer Up
Charlie's crowd on Friday night, leaving many to shout "Who ARE
you??!!?" and "Tell us your NAME!!!"
In an era where encores have become the norm, the extra piece Wong
performed felt genuinely earned rather than expected.
Considering the venue and the one-band-off -next-band-on
immediacy of the night, this was something special.
John McCauley & Friends
Rock, unhampered, unhindered, whiskey & beer swilling, swaggering Rock (capital R). That sums up John McCauley. Some of the "& Friends" include musicians from John's many musical endeavors like bands Deer Tick and Diamond Rugs.
"Say, isn't that Steve Berlin from Los Lobos playing sax?"
Local punk band G.Green is back for the second time to SXSW.
The group of Andrew "Diamond" Henderson (guitar, vocals), Liz Liles
(drums, vocals), Simi Sahota (bass, vocals) and Mike Morales
(guitar, vocals) have five shows booked, including an official SXSW
showcase on the March 15th. The photos below come from their first
scheduled gig at Beerland.
The band played as many gigs as they could find on the way to Austin, including shows in Phoenix, AZ (which didn't pan out so well) and Las Cruces, NM (which did!)
Sac hip hop duo Sean la Marr and Jon Reyes had a few shows fall through this year but performing is only part of why they came to SXSW.
This year the Brooklyn guitarist is playing an extraordinary
amount of shows in a short period of time. She had already
performed twice yesterday when I caught her performance at The
Stage On Sixth. She and her band had two the night before and more
to come this week.
Antenna Farm Records Showcase
What closed out SXSW last year came back to start 2013 off
strong. Oakland, CA label Antenna Farm Records took to Valhalla for
a showcase of their artists fitting of the venue's name.
Pictured below are a few of the bands from the night: Body Parts
from LA, Dana Falconberry from Austin and Social Studies from San
1AM on Tuesday isn't the height of the music crowd for SXSW. Most of the audience, in fact most of the bands don't even show up until Tuesday afternoon. That didn't slow down L.A. swagger-rock band Ivory Deville who played the 311 Bar on E. 6th Street in the early hours of the festival
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