Posted in music | pictures on March 19, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

Ted Leo
Sharon Van Etten

""I write from a painful place," [Sharon Van Etten] recently told SPIN of the inspiration behind her latest release, the seven-song EP Epic. You can say that again. At the Swan Dive venue, just past midnight, Etten played a mournful solo electric ditty, reminiscent early Cat Power, and while her lyrics were largely undistinguishable, the track's title unidentifiable, it didn't matter -- the song gushed emotional ache like blood from an open wound. Words like "pain" and "brave" and "broken" occasionally rose over the five or six simple, tinny electric guitar chords she strummed alone. Even her bassist and drummer watched intently, like they'd never witnessed the emoting force of tangled nerves they in fact support each night. "[I'll] never let myself love like that again," she said. I'd reluctantly advise against it: It sounds like it hurt." [SPIN]
After multiple years of official BV showcases at Club DeVille, we changed it up a bit this year by moving to another Red River venue, the indoor and swanky Swan Dive which was the perfect setting for the sounds of Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (solo), Olof Arnalds (solo), Ted Leo (solo), Sam Amidon (solo, except for when Olof joined him on violin for his cover of "Walking on Sunshine"), Sharon Van Etten (full band), and Evan Voytas (full band). The only negative was that the crowd noise from the back was a bit loud at times, like during Olof especially, but otherwise an amazing evening and end to a long day that started with a two-stage BV day party at Emo's.

More pictures from the show, below...

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Lady Lamb the Beekeper

Olof Arnalds

Olof Arnalds

Olof Arnalds

Olof Arnalds

Olof Arnalds

Olof Arnalds

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Ted Leo

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sam Amidon

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

Evan Voytas

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Comments (29)

No pictures of Don Draper?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 10:15 AM

Ted, we get it man, you were into hardcore. Now go buy some blank white tshirts because thats what real hardcore kids wore anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 10:32 AM

So, wait - there's a band called Lady Lamb the Beekeeper? And a totally different band called She Keeps Bees?

Come on, indie rock! I thought we worked through all this Black Wolf Magic Girls on Fire ridiculousness already.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 12:34 PM

@10:32

Uh, dude - Ted Leo can wear whatever effin t-shirt he wants. That guy has paid enough dues for 10 "real" hardcore kids.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 12:35 PM

From @tedleo:

"Dear @brooklynvegan commenter at 10:32 AM, the problem is that you assume my shirt is worn as something for YOU to GET. It's for ME to WEAR."

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 1:19 PM

How about "no pictures." These photos are horrible.

Why post those things?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 4:13 PM

hey BV - you can lay off on the SXSW coverage

we get it. you are overdoing it

austin is all that williamsburg hopes to be, but sadly, never will achieve

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 4:59 PM

Is the hummus better in Austin?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 5:12 PM

eat summuh<>hummus

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 5:36 PM

Everyting is better in Austin. Now if the Brooklyn hipsters would simply relocate there . . . "and I think to myself, what a wonderful world"

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 5:39 PM

More pictures of Sharon please.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 6:04 PM

@Anonymous 6:04 PM: "Nude pictures of Sharon please."
fix'd that for ya

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 6:44 PM

Best thing about Austin? Fewer hipsters to occupy the availble spaces for the NYC GYBE shows then post mind numbingly stoopid shite on BV afterwards

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 6:49 PM

anybody using the phrase shite is a turd

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 6:53 PM

that's you're best? next time daddy comes into your room for "special time", ask him to teach you some good come backs before the pain starts

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 7:03 PM

Best thing about Austin? Fewer hipsters to occupy the available spaces for the NYC GYBE shows then post mind numbingly stupid shite on BV afterwards

March 19, 2011 6:49 PM

Yes thats very true. Stay down there kids.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 9:00 PM

Just because he asked for it, Sam Amidon's purple t-shirt is straight ballin'.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2011 11:06 PM

I wish all Austin Hipsters would move to Brooklyn...y'all at least have space!

Posted by TXn | March 20, 2011 12:26 AM

wild flag was the best band at sxsw

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 2:33 AM

7:03

Please learn to use the English language correctly.

You should have used "your," not "you're."

You should have included the comma in the parentheses ("special time,").

The word is "comebacks."

Turd.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 10:45 AM

These posts just aren't funny or interesting anymore. Goodbye, losers.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 1:28 PM

Note: 1:28 died on the way to his home planet

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 1:42 PM

i guess 1:28 is that rare and enlightened individual who is both funny AND interesting. his final post demonstrates that.

geez, we will miss 1:28.

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 2:39 PM

Nice to see that Ted and NJ are always spitting out good music...which is why I find myself touring in NJ more often than NYC. And I live in NYC. lol.

Posted by Lisa Bianco | March 20, 2011 4:15 PM

Laughing out loud at your own comment demonstrates you should probably MOVE to Jersey

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2011 6:39 PM

Oh, Ted, why are you replying to internet blog comments? Just leave it alone. It's not worth it. Not for a stupid comment about a tshirt.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 3:12 PM

fuck you, ted

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 6:46 PM

3:12 - Just because sometimes it's funny to me. (like right now)
6:46 - I love you.
xo - TL

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 7:51 PM

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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 Elkema | March 22, 2011 12:09 PM

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