Monday, March 23, 2009

Woodstock Tribute, Hole in the Wall

It's a SXSW final Sunday tradition to hold a tribute night to close out the festivities. This year, Paul Minor organized the Woodstock theme with a full force of local acts to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the festival. The evening featured Tommy Shannon, of Double Trouble, who actually played at Woodstock in 1969, with Johnny Winter. Amazing performances throughout the night. It was a great way to end a great SXSW week.

Tia Carrera

Nakia and his Southern Cousins

featuring Tommy Shannon

Landis Armstrong

Miss Rae

Matt Hubbard

Mario Matteoli...

...joined by Black Joe Lewis

Paul Minor

Here are some video highlights:

Nakia and his Southern Cousins

Landis Armstrong and the Guilty Pleasures - features Paul Minor

Miss Rae

Mario Matteoli and Black Joe Lewis

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saturday, SXSW 2009

I started my day with a film, Rip: A Remix Manifesto. It's a fantastic documentary about intellectual property and remixing digital content. I will definitely be talking about in class. Then, had planned to visit Rachael Ray party, but that's one popular gal. See the crowd and line to get in. I asked one guy near the front how long he had been waiting, and he said 2 1/2 hours. Wow!

Echo and the Bunnymen in the Convention Center

Electric Touch at Stubbs

Even the Hey Cupcake! trailer has live music during SXSW

Fastball at South By San Jose/Jo's Party. They rocked!

The Rosebuds, from Raleigh, at the Parish

Friday at SXSW 2009

Friday at SXSW was the pinnacle for me. I got to see some favorites and some great new acts.

Future Clouds and Radar played the TX Music Reader Appreciation Party.

This kid yodeled.

Now, off to South by San Jose. Neal and Bobby are influencing Flat Stanley. This is not the pic I will send to my friend's 7-year-old son.

Gary Louris of the JayHawks. Amazing Set. See video of Blue below.

Mary and Michael. Mary was one of my profs at UT, now a great friend.

Neal and Monique having a big time at San Jose/Jo's party.

Band playing outside Pita Pit on Congress

Late night on 6th St.

Jason Reeves, at the Driskill. He was one of the people I interviewed for Gibson.

Tinted Windows, Taylor Hanson, Bun E. Carlos, James Iha, and Adam Schlesinger

Okkervil River

Fun to watch the evolution of Will's attire throughout the night as he strips down.

Yes, I like them, if you were wondering.

Future Clouds and Radar, TX Music Party

Gary Louris and Mark Olson, Jo's Coffee - Blue, absolutely beautiful.

Jason Reeves at the Driskill

Tinted Windows at Pangaea

Tinted Windows

Okkervil River at the Parish