Posted in metal | music | pictures on March 22, 2009

photos by Jacob Blickenstaff

Those Darlins & Deer Tick @ the BV SXSW showcase - Mar 18, 2009
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"In a world of emo-boys and reluctant band leaders, Those Darlins, country-punk pals from Murfreesboro, Tenn., had a comically leering sexuality and the kind of abandon that seems scarce these days. Their punk hootenanny sensibility reminds us that you don't have to act serious to be taken seriously. South by Southwest, with its quick set ups and tear downs, is always technically challenged, but when these girls blew an amp, they vamped with the kind of jokes and entreaties that can't be rendered here..... After they borrowed an amp from their friends and tour mates in Deer Tick, they borrowed the whole band as well, with the boys serving as accessories as the girls sang a kind of homage to a bird..."
[NY Times]
The music portion of SXSW ran from Wednesday to Saturday (most of it). Looking back, it went by so fast. At the same time, it feels like Wednesday was so long ago. For me, it started out with the BrooklynVegan/Solid PR day party on one of the three Emo's stages, and ended right down the block the same day with six bands at the official Brooklyn Vegan showcase (two of the four BV parties this year). Jacob Blickenstaff stopped by both shows, and went a few other places, as you can see in the pictures below...

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The convention center

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The Bronx / gear / exhaustion - BV day party @ Emo's

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Psychedlic Horseshit / Wavves sucks - BV day party @ Emo's

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Wavves - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)

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Trash Talk - BV day party @ Emo's

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Annihilation Time - BV day party @ Emo's

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Strange Boys - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)

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King Khan & BBQ - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)

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Hacienda

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Circle Jerks

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Phosphorescent - BV official showcase @ Club De Ville

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Deer Tick - BV official showcase @ Club De Ville

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to be continued...

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Comments (11)

re: Those Darlins & Deer Tick pic - the indie "up with people?" / been-done bat(s) for lashes head-dress (also see eddie chief clearwater's onstage get-up) / hair paint - ymbfk?! / sound like harmonious caca / spare me the indie nonsense / sxsw is an f'n joke - see flight of concords documentary. fuck tx and these
wanna-be precious, would-be precocious fucks. full circle circle jerx. bring on the venus three tour.

Posted by drunkenstepdad | March 22, 2009 7:55 PM

BV I loved your showcase but watching Deer Tick and the one girl from Those Darlins make out on stage was just down right obnoxious. How old are they 16?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 8:15 PM

drunk stepdad - just shut the f up. I propose a backlash to the indie backlash. you wanna go out and get a band together? shut up.

Posted by jacob | March 22, 2009 8:38 PM

which ones were making out?

Posted by Anonymous | March 22, 2009 11:39 PM

i'm actually surprised by how much I like Those Darlins. they can play and write good tunes

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 1:51 AM

dinosaur jr, grizzly bear, beach house, dirty projectors and efterklang owned the festival

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 2:31 AM

BIRD IS THE WORD!

Posted by Peter Griffin | March 23, 2009 2:54 AM

BIRD IS THE WORD!

Posted by Titus Andronicus | March 23, 2009 2:59 AM

where are the pics of those girls making out?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2009 11:30 AM

i love all of jacob's photos on here. great work!

Posted by bryan | March 24, 2009 11:50 PM

i'd stretch those darlins

Posted by beast | March 25, 2009 8:11 PM

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