SXSW wrapped up for me with a bunch of favorites - an afternoon party with Okkervil River, then showcases with local bands SPEAK, Electric Touch - closing with surprise set by Soundtrack of our Lives playing acoustic in St. David's Church. SooL is a rockin' band from Sweden who I've seen several times at ACL and SXSW. They have a big sound and performance, but this set was subdued and pretty. It was a great way to see them in a different light.
SPEAK won Best Indie Band at Austin Music Awards last night, and Electric Touch and Okkervil River both have new albums, which they showcased during their sets. Check them out.
So, that does it for me. It was a crazy week. There were some mishaps and some injuries, but mostly a fantastic, exhausting, surprising, ridiculous and inspiring experience. Until next year, folks!
Check the Interactive coverage from my Texas State students at sxtxstate.com.