Posted in music on March 23, 2010

by Andrew Frisicano

Neon Indian @ MtyMX
mxMtx

The experiment that was the first MtyMx Festival is over. The last day of Todd P's Mexican festival (3/22) featured 14 acts, half of which were from Mexico. Liars, HEALTH, and Neon Indian all made it for their headlining sets (the acts that were flown in had very few problems for the most part). The rest of the last day's lineup included Ratas del Vaticano (Mexico), Indian Jewelry, Lemonade, BamBam (Mexico), Jóvenes y Sexys (Venezuela), Mockinpott (Mexico), Best Fwends, High Places, Alexico (Mexico), Mentira Mentira (Mexico) and Sr. Amable & Mr. Racoon (Mexico). The Monday after-fest show that was held at Yo Garage for all three nights featured sets by Coasting, noisepunks XYX, and Mentira Mentira (again).

Bands that didn't make it for their Monday sets for one reason or another included No Age, Thee Oh Sees (they tried to get past the border at least twice), Liturgy, The Sandwitches, Javelin, Salem, DD/MM/YYY, Fergus and Geronimo, Big Troubles, Pictureplane, Gauntlet Hair, Tearist, Josephine and the Mousepeople, and Baths. Remember that was just day three. It was a similar situation each day, but I never planned on being there for the first day (SXSW), and I got there much later than expected on the second. As I write/dictate this, I'm currently waiting for a noon (note: it's two hours earlier here than it is in NY) Greyhound bus out of Monterrey that's going back to Austin (an approximately 8 hour trip that took about 11 hours of driving and 8 hours of waiting on the way in). There were two 1am Todd P buses that left last night directly after Liars, but our stuff (and a bed) was in our hotel room.

[note: Andrew is now on the bus]

How to get home seemed to be the main focus on everyone's mind early on the last day. Once that was all figured out, things turned more optimistic and Todd P even made announcements referencing next year.

Dan Deacon was a constant presence at the festival. He actually replaced Thee Oh Sees on the last day as "Dan Deacon & friends", a short comedy set. Another group that performed for multiple days was Das Racist who treated late Sunday night arrivals to an energetic set at the after-party.

Though I only spent 36 hours total in Monterrey and saw fewer bands than I caught Thursday afternoon in Austin, I made lots of new friends, saw some great sets, and it was an experience that won't soon be forgotten. Safety was a big question, but though the festival had issues (including theft on the festival grounds, and at least one mugging), people actually getting hurt wasn't one of them.

For more, read yesterday's recap and follow the @bvSXSW Twitter. Videos from the event are below...

MtyMx entrance

Ringo Deathstarr - Sweet Girl

Piyama Party - 24 Horas No Son Suficientes

Un Buen Día / Segundo Premio - Los Planetas, MtyMx 2010

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Comments (40)

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Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 2:42 PM

bust

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:04 PM

But what about the Taco Bell shrimp taco?

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:08 PM

only one mugging lol

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:12 PM

Fail.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:17 PM

DJ who had sniffles and was tired and didn't want to wait for a bus, ie PUSSY:
http://www.newyorknighttrain.com/2010/03/23/mtymx/

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:19 PM

To wrap the fest up, Todd P. has once and for all ended the drug violence in Mexico

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:25 PM

Chipotle for dinner tonight

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 3:48 PM

Todd P.uss(e)gomaniac's next show will be at St. James Church.

Posted by Anonymous | March 23, 2010 4:38 PM

White Ninja live @ MtyMX 2010
21-03-2010 Monterrey, Mexico
http://vimeo.com/10380241

Posted by gilo | March 23, 2010 4:45 PM

I'm definitely going next year.

Posted by Dan K. | March 23, 2010 9:34 PM

Ringo Deathstarr are great

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 1:03 AM

Todd P is fucking amazing for trying something new. At least someone is doing it.

Posted by yo | March 24, 2010 1:40 AM

Thanks on information

Posted by شات صوتي | March 24, 2010 3:59 AM

I wish I was rich like Todd P. so I could try things like this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 10:54 AM

Why not stay in the US?
I get enough Mexico here in TX, if you want Mexico NY'ers just visit San Antonio!

I would much rather a secluded US location.

Maybe Todd will get things right about the 3rd year or so...OH, and anyone who thinks Taco Bell is Mexican Food needs to visit Tejas for a while

Posted by TXn | March 24, 2010 11:12 AM

AltaMonterrey

Posted by Keef | March 24, 2010 12:14 PM

"...anyone who thinks Taco Bell is Mexican Food needs to visit Tejas for a while"

...and read a textbook approved by the Texas Board of Education (images of Jesus riding a dinosaur included).

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 12:24 PM

^alt-monte-'meh'

Posted by the 'meH'man | March 24, 2010 1:35 PM

how many people died?

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 8:24 PM

There once was a man from Monterrey
who came to hear the hipsters play
"Hello Ruby in the dust,
has your band begun to rust?"
Then he missed his greyhound Bus

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 10:37 PM

todd p isn't rich, you tard

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 10:47 PM

Todd P. is rich

Posted by Anonymous | March 25, 2010 10:42 AM

Audio from Todd's Iraq Music Fest

Posted by Nick | March 25, 2010 10:46 AM

THE LAST LINE IS SUPPOSE TO RHYME WITH THE FIRST TWO IF THAT'S SUPPOSE TO BE A PROPER LIMERICK

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 4:45 PM

I WAS THERE, IT WAS KIND OF A BUMMER IF YOU CAME TO SEE MUSIC AND BANDS PLAY THAT YOU WERE EXPECTING, BUT IN THE END YOU COULD'VE DEFINITELY TAKEN OUT A MAJOR EXPERINCE FROM IT, BEING ABLE TO BOND WITH FELLOW TRAVELRS CLIMB MOUNTAINS SWING SEE PARTS OF MEXICO THAT I PROBABLY WLD'VE NEVER REALLY VISITED W/OUT THIS INITIATIVE PLUS IT WAS HELLA CHEAP ATLEAST IF YOU WERE ALREADY PLANNING TO GO TO SXSW. LEMONS TO LEMONADE! OH MAN BY THE WAY LEMONADE WAS MY TOTAL LEMONADE OF THIS FESTIVAL!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 4:51 PM

JUST IMAGINE THE AMAZINGNESS IF ALL THE BANDS SHOW UP! IT WILL PROBABLY BE THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER INSTEAD OF JUST THE YEAR! OH AND NOT ENUFF DRUGGS! WHERE WERE THE DRUGS?!

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2010 4:53 PM

4:53 u should've taken a walk among the crowd, many of us were joyfully sharing doobies with our fellow hipsters!

It's sad to see here in Mexico lots of folks still bitchin brainlessly and heartlessly about things that didn't go as expected.

Still a long way to go, fwends.

Posted by Lobato | March 26, 2010 7:19 PM

Posted by Anonymous | March 24, 2010 8:24 PM

There once was a man from Monterrey
who came to hear the hipsters play
"Hello Ruby in the dust,
has your band begun to rust?"
Then he missed his greyhound Bus

Posted by دردشة ابوعريش | September 22, 2010 6:46 AM

cool ceremoney , love to attend it , to enjoy the party .

Posted by منتديات | September 24, 2010 11:35 AM

Nice wonderfull JUST IMAGINE THE AMAZINGNESS IF ALL THE BANDS SHOW UP

Posted by منتديات | October 2, 2010 6:07 PM

Some really great photos here. I'd never even heard of 8-bit music before so thanks for enlightening me! Jim.

will be fresh in my ears as long as i live.


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Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2010 8:21 AM

tee was a real treat for fans watching all those popular bands performing live.
by the way Here is a full for SXSW 2010 if

anyone wants to check it out.
بنت الكويت
http://kw-girl.com

Posted by بنت الكويت | October 6, 2010 9:46 PM

If that lineup sounds strange, it might make more sense after looking at the lineup of this year's What The Heck Fest, or hearing the new Mount Eerie record, Wind's Poem, which is out now on his own PW Elverum & Sun label. The double LP covers a range of sounds from the first blast of introductory noise (as heard in the inaugural track, above) to more melodic, image-driven storytelling to creepy marimba-eque textures (notably on "Between Two Mysteries"). No idea if live he'll be doing the songs with band, iPod or solo.

Posted by منتديات | October 15, 2010 3:58 AM

Julian Cope on Mac:

"I gots to tell y’all that when I heard the other day that the Bunnymen’s Ian McCulloch is writing his autobiography, I nearly shat my undies laughing so hard (good job I don’t wear any!); Ian Mac write a book? A man for whom completing a single song on his own is a struggle of Everest the Hard Way proportions is hardly going to write a book. Ian, I’m speechless at your continued arrogance in the face of no evidence whatsoever. In my opinion, you’ve been a dried-up shell of a husk of a man since just after OCEAN RAIN, so don’t embarrass us all with your ludicrous claims that you’re gonna write an autobiography. Two words… No Way. Writing a book involves discipline and hard work, two things you never nailed in the past and never will. As I heard it, you even said in the press that your book will be better than the Bible. Well, in two ways it may well be like the Bible: 1) it’ll be full of half-truths and outright lies, and 2) it’ll have been written by umpteen uncredited writers and you’ll name yourself solely as its author. There you go, dumkopf, I just handed you the map: don’t even bother buying yourself a pen, son; just do what you’ve always done throughout your career; get someone else to do most of the work then claim all the credit yourself. I even have a title already: MAC USER. And with that, I shall sweep off into the Beltane sunset. Yowzah!"
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Posted by يوتيوب | October 26, 2010 8:23 PM

tee was a real treat for fans watching all those popular bands performing live.
by the way Here is a full for SXSW 2010 if

anyone wants to check it out.

http://video.7nenstar.com

Posted by video | December 24, 2010 5:51 PM

tee was a real treat for fans watching all those popular bands performing live.
by the way Here is a full for SXSW 2011.

Posted by شات | December 28, 2010 4:47 AM

Wonderful post and the location is beautiful and elegant in design and information and everything>>> to Favorites
Amazing is an enormous understatement. One of the best electronic shows I've ever been to and I've seen well over a thousand concerts. I had no idea Vladislav Delay was as good a drummer & percussionist as he is- fabulous and he kept everything swinging with a very unique style of playing. If you missed this you missed out big time...
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Posted by يوتيوب القمة | February 20, 2011 9:23 PM

Thanks man
Regards

Posted by 2012 | October 14, 2011 6:45 AM

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