Friday, March 14, 2008

SxSW 2008 - Wednesday.

Early to bed, early to rise. This seems to be my motto, since by 8:00, I'm so exhausted I just want the bed and some Sex and the City reruns. However, I'm exhausted from walking around all day and seeing/hearing a lot of really excellent bands. I haven't been disappointed yet.

Wednesday, on four of sleep and seven hours of traveling, I began the day with a margarita and Quiet Company, a lovely powerpop outfit from right here in Austin. And, uh, I'm a big fan of that powerpop stuff, you know. And so are the 14 year old girls that were sitting in front of me. The singer's voice kind of reminds me Ben Kweller. Just go listen. I like it. I can't get too descriptive due to aforementioned margarita. Sowwy.

Quiet Company at Light Bar

After that, I headed over to see the Athens in Austin party and caught both Dead Confederate and Modern Skirts. It was a lot of fun to see these bands play in the daytime, and with another margarita. Dead Confederate is really picking up speed, and I haven't seen them in a while, but I can tell they're one of those bands that will just get better and better. I think everyone who popped in appreciated their southern rock implosion.

Dead Confederate at Bourbon Rocks

After closing out the party train, I had a pint with some friends. I think my cut-off for live music is at sundown. I just want to booze after that. Merry Vacation.

Look how cool and important I am.
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