Thursday, March 18, 2010

SXSW: Moving on to Maggie Mae's

After I hoofed it to see The xx and waited in line, I found it wasn't really worth it.
it's not really that they had a bad set. It was actually good music, but it's the kind of thing that would be better for listening to while sitting down and sipping a Rolling Rock at Slowdown. Middle of the day, outside and in front of about 1,000 people' the mellow music kinda washed over me and didn't really stick with me.
I was one of the few that thought so, I guess. Everyone went nuts when thei set ended and a bunch of people were dancing their hearts out.
I made it back to 6th Street and into Maggie Mae's Gibson Room, where Saddle Creek has its showcase. They share it with the Nicodemus Agency whose bands, so far, have been lackluster.
I'm excited to see Mynabirds at 10 and then Rural Alberta Advantage and Miles BA Robinson. I mean no offense to UUVVWWZ by leaving them off that list. I just see them a lot, so it's not like I'm "pumped" to see them. I'm sure they'll put on a good show, as usual.
I'll have a final update for the day and photos when I get back to the hotel.

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