Saturday, March 20, 2010

SXSW: Getting things done

My phone just ate the post that I spent the last 20 or so minutes crafting. Since I don't have a ton more time, here's the short version...

I'm trying to see as many bands on my must see list today. It's meant a lot of running around Austin, but I'm seeing a lot of good stuff.

I caught Codeine Velvet Cub first, which is the new band from Fratellis frontman Jon Fratelli. They remind me of Buddy Holly, but if Buddy played faster and with distortion.

Next, I hoofed it to Stubb's to see She & Him, which was phenomenal. They even closed out the set with my two favorites of theirs: "Magic Trick" and "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here."

I then ran back to the same place that I saw Codeine Velvet Club to catch Frightened Rabbit, which several sources have told me have been knocking their SXSW shows out of the park. They're up soon.

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I am currently wearing 4 wristbands. I suspect that I'll earn a few more by the end of the day. The record I've seen was Children Collide's lead singer, who had on about eight.

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On the rest of the day's agenda: Thunder Power, Titus Andronicus, J Mascis, Fucked Up, Japandroids.

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