The Shins put on a solid set at the Google Parking lot (the afternoon is a good time for The Shins), and being a fan of James Mercer and Garden State both made this a great show for me. Also enjoyed the great ambiance with the Capitol building as the backdrop.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
I'm not going to lie, I was a little disappointed after Mos Def backed out of the Google Parking Lot gig leaving Blackstar incomplete, but it was a pleasant surprise to see Pharoahe Monch up on stage with Talib Kweli performing "Simon Says". This song brings me back to the Boiler Room days, so go ahead rub on your _______________.
Monday, March 26, 2012
|The Dirty Heads at Wahoo's|
It was pretty cool to see such a great lineup at Wahoo's where we normally are holding our Surfrider Central Texas Chapter monthly meetings. If you are interested in giving back to our beautiful city and coast (Texas has 367 miles of coastline), I strongly encourage you to attend one of our Chapter meetings, where we discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Also, I couldn't be more stoked on Jeff and the entire crew at Wahoo's for bringing in such great bands for SXSW, and for always being so hospitable to Surfrider and yours truly during all of our events and meetings throughout the year.
|Spread Too Thin|
|Me, Neil and my "little" bro Walt|
Going on our 4th day of SXSW festivities (all day, all night), Wahoo's kept the momentum going with a free keg of Dos Equis flowing when we arrived. Mix that in with a couple of their margaritas (maybe a bulldog or two) and it was good time with lots of good people at this event. The Dirty Heads played 4 or 5 songs off of their upcoming album, including the new single "Spread Too Thin". They had the whole place rocking with their customary lead off song "Neighborhood", along with a solid mix of songs off of their first album Any Port In a Storm, including one of my personal favorites "Check The Level". It was a great setlist, and am looking forward to their new album coming out later this year. I managed to take some Flip footage, and big thanks to Wahoo's and The Dirty Heads for an awesome conclusion to SXSW!
The Dirty Heads - Spread Too Thin (SXSW at Wahoo's Fish Taco)
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Santigold has been a personal favorite for quite some time, and we were super stoked to start off South By Southwest with Santigold! Although it was mostly the same set as her ACL performance (donkey/horse thing routine included), the free booze courtesy of the Fader Fort, and energy of SXSW brought this set to a whole other level. Here is the second single from her new album Master of My Make Believe, out May 1st: