The warm holiday spirit was alive at the Midland for 9.65 the Buzz’s Homegrown for the Holidays event that featured local acts The Beautiful Bodies, Making Movies, and Rev Gusto with semi-local band The Mowglis and their tourmates Royal Teeth.
SXSW Friday in Pictures: Surprise Fall Out Boy show, Chvrches brings the SPIN party crowd & Vampire Weekend shares some new tunes
Friday was my day in line. Ugh. With bigger weekend crowds and requirements to pick up wristbands and passes for some of the weekend’s more exclusive events, I spent far more time burning in the Austin sun in a non-moving line than I cared for. Fortunately, some great performances from bands such as Fall Out Boy, Vampire, Weekend, Chvrches and more made up for all the line waiting.
Caffeinated, I was officially ready for day 2 at SXSW Music. Wednesday would take me to see rising UK star Dan Croll, the young and energetic Kitten, the rockers in the Neighbourhood, the indie rock of Papa, the charming duo Boy, a tribute to an Austin legend by the Wild Seeds and friends, Family of the Year with Lord Huron, then an evening with Atlantic Records at the Belmont featuring Tegan and Sara, Paramore, and Twenty One Pilots.
SXSW Music Tuesday in Pictures: The Very Best, Driver Friendly & Cold War Kids, Ra Ra Riot at the Hype Hotel
SXSW Music is officially underway!