South by Southwest

March 5, 2009 2:38 am Published by

I imagine the South by Southwest festival is like Lollapalooza on crack.  It seems like a great chance to see a whole lot of music live and up close for a week straight.  Rollo & Grady, a great music blog, has a list of the strangest names of bands that are appearing there:

1.) Star Fucking Hipsters
2.) Methadone Kitty & The Daily Dose
3.) Jesus Makes the Shotgun Sound
4.) Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds
5.) Tiger! Shit! Tiger! Tiger!
6.) This Bike is a Pipe Bomb
7.) Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers
8.) One Small Step For Landmines
9.) Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
10.) Purple Rhinestone Eagle

Talking about SXSW is just an excuse to talk about my new obsession: Jessica Lea Mayfield.  Check out her video for We’ve Never Lied, its worth it. I predict big things for her.

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  • Nora says:

    You got me good Brian you gypsy.

  • Michael says:

    Why SXSW eats lollapaloozas lunch:
    1.Way more bands, 100s of bands. CRAZY amounts of bands.
    2. To facilitate this mindblowing number of bands The festival is a city rather than a fair grounds. Austin is one big party for a week, even more so than it is for the rest of the year.
    3. Free day shows! Forget a $100 wristband. Most of the bands you want to see play for free at some bar the day before/after their big night show.
    4. Sometimes free BEER at said free day shows. 5. House shows! Alot of bands play house parties till the wee hours of the morning.

    So much fun! Road trip 2010? Who’s in?