SXSW is a veritable smorgasbord of music- there are shows at auditoriums, in bars, back yards, street corners, churches, alley ways, hotel rooms…pretty much anywhere you can think of at every second of the day. I landed on Wednesday evening and headed straight out to Duran Duran (girls on film! the chauffeur! hungry like a wolf!), but the surprise highlight of the week may have been Austra who opened for the Kills at the Domino Records showcase. These girls have moves, and I’m quite sure everyone (and I do mean everyone) fell in love that night. Definitely keep an eye our for these Toronto up and comers and take a listen to their album.
Below are some of my personal highlights:
Simon Le Bon!
Weekend playing at the Insound showcase
Pitchfork x Christianity
Dancer @ Big Freedia
Alison Mosshart of The Kills
Dan Deacon at StyleCaster
Hunx and His Punx
Tim of the Fresh and Onlys
My only regret is not getting to see more of Austin on this whirlwind trip. I’ll definitely be heading back soon for a proper tour…and perhaps some serious vintage shopping. Stay tuned for SXSW Street Style!
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I’m loving this band right now. I also have a total girl crush on the singer- she’s mesmerizing to watch. I saw them play at Mercury Lounge earlier this month, and am hoping to catch them again at CMJ.
You can download a bunch of their songs on their blog.
My favorite track right now is “All Around & Away We Go” – looks like a fan has made an impromptu video for it:
My good friend and extremely talented designer Sena also used one of their songs in a video following the production of her 2010 Lookbook. Featuring makeup by the beautiful Erin Green.
Their new album, Color Your Life, was released in March. You can see a few live videos on Pitchfork.
This will be my first time in Chicago and I am psyched!
Some of the bands I’m excited to see:
LCD Soundsystem (always)
The Smith Westerns
Here We Go Magic
If you’ll be there, come say hi!
Street style shots to follow.
PS. Come to this party we’re co-hosting with Insound and Kanine Records!