SXSW Music 2010 – Days 1 – 4 (03/17/10 – 03/20/10)

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 Cisco’s for migas.

South Congress Cafe for excellent dinner.


Tim Easton

Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin MooreÂ

Elizabeth Coo

Drive-By Truckers

David Vandervelde



Gordon Gano & The Ryans

Matt the Electrician

Exene Cervenka


Wild America

Ty Segall

The Pines

Carolyn Mark


Lissie by far. Â Amazing singer.

Sollee & Martin Moore.

1 AM one degree of separation meeting with Stuart M. & Doug.

Rob’s story on Jury’s.


None to speak of. 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
Ben Weaver
The Generationals
Ferocious Few
Rosie Flores
Justin Townes Earle
Wye Oak
The Lonely Forest
Adam Green
Bill Kirchen
Teri Joyce & Tagalongs
Arty Hill

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 Jovita’s

Dino & Meat Purveyors

Waco Bros

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Otis Gibbs

Kevin Gordon

Miss Tess at Brooklyn Party

Shotgun Party at Brooklyn Party

Jon Langford at Yard Dog

Chuck Prophet

??? at Home Slice

She & Him from our hotel window

Larry Lange at G&S

Mike Stinson


Barely in the 40s with stiff, stiff wind

Not a highlight, but Third Man Records.

Carolina Chocolate Drops

“Still in Line” by Kevin Gordon

Chuck Prophet

Brooklyn at Brooklyn

Stinson one of the best of the modern honky tonk songwriters


F*cking cold! Barely into the 40s and overcast and windy. Definitely closes things on a not very rosy note.





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