Posted in music on March 21, 2011

SXSW

Death From Above 1979 did in fact play a 1am SXSW show on Saturday night, and it happened at Beauty Bar. Things got a little chaotic though thanks to the venue being small and there being an alley in the back where people could watch/listen from behind a fence. According to one attendant...

"The show began on a good vibe: fans were excited and dancing on both sides of the fence. I was standing by the front barricade watching the band and was only aware there was a problem when bassist Jesse F. Keeler addressed the crowd: "Hey guys, if you break down the fence, they're going to have to stop the show. Please don't break down the fence. It's not a sound barrier."

One song later, the fence was down. Only a few people rushed in. Many just stood still, watching as security took charge. When the band was informed, Keeler's band mate Sebastien Grainger told the crowd: "Alright, they're going to try and shut this s--- down, but we're going to keep on playing. How you guys doing? Welcome, welcome to the party.""

The police showed up and weren't happy with the alley crowd, and so, though the news makes it seem like the police broke up a riot, other videos make it seem like the police just decided it would be ok to ride their horses straight into the crowd. News video, video from the alley, and video from inside the show (songs included), below...

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KXAN-Riot Outside Beauty Bar

Death From Above 1979 SHOW POLICE START RIOT SXSW 2011!

Death From Above 1979 - Police Shut Down (SXSW '11)

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Tags: DFA1979, police, riot, SXSW

Comments (63)

YES

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 3:22 AM

Joe Walsh can neither deny or confirm he was there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 4:12 AM

Joe Walsh will neither deny or confirm he was there.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 4:13 AM

horse mosh!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 5:52 AM

As you may know, a horses sense of smell is much stronger then a mans, and the scent of hummus inside was to overwhelming for these underfed horses, so they galloped in. Damn those police for not feeding their horses properly! It seemed people may have gotten hurt! Sucks...

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 7:34 AM

is where they will play in NY......if they try to book a venue bigger than webster, screw you dfa 1979.

Posted by real question..... | March 21, 2011 8:23 AM

can neither deny or confirm he was there.

Posted by ANUNTURI | March 21, 2011 9:03 AM

lamest 'riot' ever at a concert.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:09 AM

texas. love it.

Posted by garf | March 21, 2011 9:21 AM

1) you like DFA 1979

2) you break into the show after the band tell you not to damage the fence

3) you like DFA 79 AND you act like an @sshole

4) YOU SUCK! FAIL!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:28 AM

"Hey guys, if you break down the fence, they're going to have to stop the show. Please don't break down the fence. It's not a sound barrier."

WORSE THAN ICP FANS! HOPE YA ALL GOT ARRESTED AND HAD TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN LOCKDOWN! SPOLIED EFFING BRATS LIVING LIKE D-BAGS WITH NO CONSEQUENCES. GROW UP F--KERS!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:30 AM

Entitled hipsters. Sounds like Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:34 AM

I had one too many beers last night, but can never have too much hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:39 AM

just saw that they're playing at that disco biscuit festival in NY State:

http://www.campbisco.net/artists/

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:40 AM

Breaking down fences is actually a pretty cool thing to do if you ask me... These commentors above sound like cops!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:41 AM

940 ftw

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:44 AM

Hipsters sure do choice lame things to be passionate over.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 9:58 AM

9:41....hope someone sprays their tag on your face...cool, right?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:05 AM

six finger satellite did/does it better

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:22 AM

Hey 10:05... You the fat one who gave me a parking ticket on 1st avenue last week?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:39 AM

white riot

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:43 AM

I don't see much Chaos and I don't see a riot

All I see is a crowd of scared little over-priveledged white kids who scatter when the cops come in on horses to break up their little congregation of musical hipness.

big deal.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:46 AM

PEOPLE STARTED THROWING BEER CANS AT THE HORSES...Assholes deserve the macing they got.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:59 AM

DFA 1979 probably sold more records today than their whole career because of this incident

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:06 AM

I fucking hate white people

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:06 AM

A small group of kids chanting "DFA" and tearing down ONE fence, a riot that does not make. Stop sensationalizing this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:15 AM

Fucking shit, I am hummused over. Had one too many pitas with hummus on it.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:25 AM

Austin fags can't even get a riot right. They'd fuck up a hard boiled egg. Come to NYC, we'll see who gets robbed.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:35 AM

seriously, if you like this band, you deserve to get cracked in the head by a cop.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:36 AM

Yea man... I had myself a serious hummus bender the other night too. Damn all you can eat buffet had me all kinds of full.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:38 AM

you are a DFA fan, you broke down a fence to see them, you threw a beer can at a horse, YOU ARE A TOTAL POS F--KING LOSER!!

I want to see a video of you posted on Youtube crying after a the police horse kicked you in the teeth!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:40 AM

hummus makes your poo slide right out the corn hole, like buttah

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:40 AM

11:40... Please do not spread falsehoods regarding the digestive properties of hummus. It has a lot of fiber and is greatly nourishing to the entire body, and the unusual bathroom disturbances you are describing are probably due to tequila drinking or old corn dogs.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:45 AM

hummus makes good Spackle too, when you're moving out of your apartment and need to patch those holes where the plants used to hang

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:50 AM

Great idea 11:50! I say we should all take a moment and be thankful for the many wonderful uses of hummus and hummus-based products.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 11:54 AM

"Give us Vice parties or give us death!"

Sweet generation though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 12:16 PM

The hype of this is saccharine enough to make my teeth rot.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 12:48 PM

Well, to be fair if I had to sit through a band as bad as death from above, I'd probably get bored and riot too.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:01 PM

Is the hummus in Texas a bit spicier than the varieties we have in Brooklyn?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:02 PM

Oh, it's not Beauty Bar NYC? Who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:12 PM

This "riot" is more offensive than Sebastian Grainger's solo effort...right, right??! Zinger!!!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:18 PM

worst state out of 50.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:22 PM

Wait - DFA 1979 opened for Band of Horses? Weird.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:23 PM

Please ban the hummus guy.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:33 PM

Good to see these 2 guys back making some real shit again.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:38 PM

lame

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:39 PM

I was there at the show.

Basically, the show was at capacity before DFA 1979 came on. I was a wristband holder which gives you priority access and they ceased letting us in.

But it was not a big deal not getting in because the Beauty Bar in Austin's backyard is secured by a chain link fence that allows views of the stage.

I found a great line sight at the artist entrance where I could see them fully (better viewing sight than in the venue). And later found out, I was out of the way for the horses, mace and tazers.

The whole riot of the crowd was sort of pointless espicially breaking down the chain linked fence because the place was so packed that I would say they would have only been able to move forward two feet. Plus, you could see perfectly fine at the fence.

I had some stupid kid try to rush the door next me but the bouncers pushed him back out. The crowd at the door where I was told him to fuck off because we did not want to lose our prime viewing spot.

I think the mounted police response was a little much. There was no need for pepper spray nor tazers. I think the mounted police were trying to push the crowd back so they could mend the fence. But who knows, it is Texas!

I have to say there were a fair amount of idiots representing at SXSW this year.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:51 PM

Hipsters can't handle their alcohol....what a surprise

or as a matter of fact, act as normal human beings.

Parents in Iowa should be ashamed for raising their kids like this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 1:58 PM

^ Anything less shittier than PBR (just about every other beer or liquor) would be too much for the twats to handle.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 2:29 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 2:43 PM

that's a riot? you kids need to get out to Crown Heights more often.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 2:49 PM

I was gonna say Bed-Stuy but yeah...

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 3:56 PM

Y'know, the recent Bed-Stuy riots, like when Mookie threw the garbage can through Sal's window?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 4:24 PM

^^^ exactly what I was thinking
LOL - probably as close to Bed-Stuy as he has gotten except for that time that he missed his stop on the L train and ran like a little bitch over to the Uptown tracks

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 4:35 PM

I told you not to mess with Texas! I told you! But did you even think to listen!? AhnooooooooooooOOOOOOOO!

Posted by anonymehous | March 21, 2011 4:38 PM

Don't throw shit at horses... they will kick your ass... literally!

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 4:47 PM

In October 2008 the Association of Lebanese Industrialists petitioned to the Lebanese ministry of Economy to request protected status from the European Commission for hummus as a uniquely Lebanese food, similar to the Protected Geographical Status rights held over regional food items by various European Union countries. Fadi Abboud (president of the Lebanese Industrialists Association), stated that "Israelis have usurped several Lebanese and oriental products". According to Abboud, Lebanon exported the first hummus dish in 1959. As a response, food critic Janna Gur wrote: "The success of certain brands of Israeli hummus abroad may have been what brought about Abboud's anger", leading him to claim that Israel has been "stealing" their country's national dishes, like hummus, falafel, tabbouleh and baba ghanouj. In response, Shooky Galili, an Israeli journalist specialising in food who writes a blog dedicated to hummus,said that "trying to make a copyright claim over hummus is like claiming for the rights to bread or wine. [...] Hummus is a centuries old Arab dish—nobody owns it, it belongs to the region." As of late 2009, the Lebanese Industrialists Association was still "preparing documents and proof" to support its claim.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 5:01 PM

BFD 2011

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 5:51 PM

anybody that throws shit at animals should get their ass kicked. stupid white people.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 6:15 PM

deervana was better.

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 8:33 PM

how much longer until LCD?

Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2011 10:21 PM

jaccuzi boys

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