SXSW 2009 – Day 3 in photos by Jacob
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
Hot Legs @ the SPIN party @ Stubb’s in Austin – March 20, 2009
AUSTRALIA’s THE AGE’s SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST BREAKDOWN
Bizarre supergroup: Tinted Windows features members of Hanson, Cheap Trick, Smashing Pumpkins and Fountains of Wayne playing catchy guitar-pop.
The pin-up: Sienna-lookalike Little Boots combines pre-recorded beats with synth and live drummer.
Commercial breakthrough: Cutesy New Yorkers Chairlift are already featured on an iPod ad.
Novelty act: Hot Leg is the new 1980s hair-metal project for Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins.
Critical darlings: UK act Mumford and Sons and their four-part harmonies.
Stadium potential: London goths White Lies attempt to merge U2 and the Killers. Playing Splendour in the Grass.
Crowd favourite: Boston act Passion Pit — big on hand claps and synths.
Best new band name: Airborne Toxic Event have just signed to Universal and combine Bruce Springsteen and the Hold Steady.
The novelty act played two shows (that I know of) at SXSW this past week. There was the Friday afternoon SPIN party (pictured above), and the 11pm set at Emo’s Annex the next night. I caught the latter which satisfied my need to see the leader of the Darkness’s new band at least once. I doubt i would go see them again, or even really listen to more than maybe a single, but they were fun, and they shred on guitar.
More pictures Jacob took on Friday, below…
Black Lips @ Stubb’s – SPIN party
Mi Ami @ Habana Bar – AAM party
Casiokids @ Habana Calle – BrooklynVegan / Sweden Does SXSW party
The line to get in Metallica
The Elite – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Floyd Dakil – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Eve and the Exiles – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Classie Ballou – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Huelyn Duvall – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Eli Reed and the True Loves horns warming up – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Barbara Lynn with Eli Reed and the True Loves
Roy Head – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
Silver Apples – Ponderosa Stomp Revue – Continental Club
to be continued…