Sorry, more SXSW video. Cant help myself, really. Too many good clips from the mecca of live music. A band I’m forming an unhealthy attraction towards, The Joy Formidable, is seen above playing in an Austin bicycle shop (totally normal, right?) and below another, more raw, live performance of from their new album, The Big Roar…Enjoy!
For those of you that may rembemer (and even for those of you who may not), we made a point to hit some of the Music Fog tapings at this years’ SXSW. Held inside of Threadgills, many of the country’s best americana/country/folk artists took the stage for a series of intimate performances that Music Fog captured quite excellently on their own cameras….Enjoy!
OK, not much to say here, so let’s get to it: Two bands. One’s from Texas (This Will Destroy You) and one’s from Virginia (Sons of Bill), but is very popular in Texas. Both have new albums coming out soon and both videos are from this year’s SXSW and both are fantastically done…Enjoy!
Now, for the one below, settle in and grab a drink. Vanquish all distractions and let this video roll all over you…
Best of Texas is excited to launch our new social, local, mobile (SoLoMo) app called BestBuzz, so to celebrate, we’ll be doing “Appy Hour” parties around town all month. Please join us and ‘buzz-in’ to receive great deals at our events and have some fun for a couple hours! To get on the guest list for all of our upcoming parties, please visit www.BestBuzz.bz to register.
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The BestBuzz app is free and available for iPhone and Android users (Blackberry version is coming soon), so make sure to download the app and join our “Appy Hour” party at Hacienda on Henderson this Thursday, March 3rd from 5pm-7pm . Our team of “social buzzerflies” will be on the patio and the first margarita is on us, and then you can stay and enjoy $3 margaritas and 20% OFF food when you buzz-in and show your waiter!
PLUS! BestBuzz is throwing the Official SXSW Interactive “Appy Hour” bash in Austin next Friday. Come and enjoy free food, free cocktails, and we even have special Grammy-winning artists showing up for some entertainment from 5pm-8pm!
Be sure to check out some of these other great places for BestBuzz special offers around Dallas:
Earlier in the week, I showed you fine folks a few pics from my trip to this year’s SXSW Music Conference. As I said then, I really only grabbed pictures from my adventures on Thursday. After starting the day at the New West Records party for some Buddy Miller, among others, I caught a few other great acts like Sarah Jaffe at some cool venues like Red Eyed Fly. Below are some more pictures and thoughts on how I ended my SXSW Thursday…
After, soaking in the greatness of The Mother Hips, I actually ended that night with a set from the heavy metal band, Solace, then did a bit of nameless showcase hopping, as I made my way back to the car in the wee hours of Thursday night/Friday morning.
Well, there you have it. I wish I was able to share photos from the rest of the time I spent at SXSW 2010, but that would require me to have a clue when it comes to various electronic-type items, and I just dont have that. Rest assured, many great sets were enjoyed and I’m sure that I’ll bring a few of those artists to your attention, soon enough.
Kelly Dearmore is a freelance writer, mean pot of chili maker and opinionated music lover. To read more about what Kelly is listening to, visit him here on The Squawker weekly or daily on his personal music blog, The Gobblers Knob