photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Those Darlins & Deer Tick @ the BV SXSW showcase - Mar 18, 2009
"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..."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...
The convention center
The Bronx / gear / exhaustion - BV day party @ Emo's
Psychedlic Horseshit / Wavves sucks - BV day party @ Emo's
Wavves - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)
Trash Talk - BV day party @ Emo's
Annihilation Time - BV day party @ Emo's
Strange Boys - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)
King Khan & BBQ - Fat Possum day party @ Emo's (other stage)
Phosphorescent - BV official showcase @ Club De Ville
Deer Tick - BV official showcase @ Club De Ville
to be continued...