SXSW Day 6 (03/17/10)
Dart Bowl for enchiladas, hot rolls, and hand cut fries.
Texas Chili Parlor for pork chops & chili
Randy Weeks & James McMurtry at Joe’s Bar & Grill
Tom Schraeder and Keenan DeWitt at Hole in Wall
Brittany ??? and Kaiser Cartel at Threadgill’s
No one at Red House Pizza
Happy Birthday at Charlies
Jon Dee Graham at Dog & Duck
Austin Lucas, Kasey Anderson, Glossary & Joe Pug at Opa Coffee & Wine
Dart Bowl, as always!
Schraeder. (Recommended by the Bloodshotters)
Opa having to deal with sound ordinance bullshit from Austin cops forcing Glossary to play “quiet” set during which they truly proved their mettle and kicked some subdued ass. 1st word of Alex Chilton’s death from Glossary front man who in turn opened with a Big Star tune. (Big Star was scheduled to appear Saturday night at Antone’s.) Â Fleetwood Mac cover was killer. Moved it inside for Pug’s closing set. Guy is a total talent (& audience charmer, to boot).
Word of Chilton’s death. I suspect there’ll be more covers this weekend.
Arriving at 12:12 at Cheapo’s for Anais Mitchell noontime set and she was already done. WTF!
Arriving at 5:40 at Red House Pizza for Findlay Brown’s 6 pm set only to find they were 1 hour behind and not a band in sight.
Grossness of Dog & Duck St. Patrick’s Day hordes.
In general, not having a plan that had us in one general area, therefore, spending way too much time in the car.
SXSW Day 7 (03/18/10)
The legendary Ciscoâ€™s for migas.
South Congress Cafe for excellent dinner.
Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin MooreÂ
Gordon Gano & The Ryans
Matt the Electrician
Lissie by far. Â Amazing singer.
Sollee & Martin Moore.
1 AM one degree of separation meeting with Stuart M. & Doug.
Robâ€™s story on Juryâ€™s.
None to speak of.Â Pretty good, full, full day.
SXSW Day 8 (03/19/10)
El Primo trailer for al pastor torta (again!)
Evangeline (again!) for primo Louisiana food and vibe
Whitey Morgan & 78s
Justin Townes Earle
The Lonely Forest
Teri Joyce & Tagalongs
Al pastor torta.
Wye Oak (gal right there with Erika Wennerstrom from Heartless Bastards) and Home Slice, in general. They are booking some cool shit.
Adam Green – WTF??? (but great in a screwed up way)
Silos playing two favorites (with one a nod to the late Drew Glackin)
Hey Bruce W!
Sorry to say, but Yarddog at mid-afternoon. Sardines city.
Weather forecast for tomorrow.
SXSW Day 9 (03/20/10)
Burgers & dogs at Brooklyn Country Party
Pizza at Home Slice
Gina Villabellos at Jovitaâ€™s
Dino & Meat Purveyors
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Miss Tess at Brooklyn Party
Shotgun Party at Brooklyn Party
Jon Langford at Yard Dog
??? at Home Slice
She & Him from our hotel window
Larry Lange at G&S
Barely in the 40s with stiff, stiff wind
Not a highlight, but Third Man Records.
Carolina Chocolate Drops
â€œStill in Lineâ€ by Kevin Gordon
Brooklyn at Brooklyn
Stinson one of the best of the modern honky tonk songwriters
F*cking cold!Â Barely into the 40s and overcast and windy.Â Definitely closes things on a not very rosy note.