Articles tagged “panache”

SXSW — Thursday Recap

Friday, March 18th, 2011

After a late start yesterday, I decided to make up for lost time by checking out the Black Lips-curated Speed Sets at the Austin Convention Center. At these shows, bands each get 10 minutes on shared equipment, much of it provided by the gear-heads scattered about the exhibit hall. “Welcome to Guitar Center”, uttered by Natural Child’s frontman, pretty much summed up the vibe. If that wasn’t enough, a faux-Roman feel was in effect, with oversized beanbag-like lounging devices scattered around the performance area, their occupants lulled by (or in many cases, put to sleep by) the free beer being poured just feet away. Caligula would’ve been proud. (more…)

SXSW — Tuesday Night Recap

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

After two near-missed flights, a (resolved) mishap at registration, a healthy dose of beer and street vendor foods, and literally tens of tweets, I’m up surprising early with some time to recount yesterday’s happenings. (more…)