(austin, tx ’08)
My heart is aching. So this morning I finally brought myself to check out the lineup for this years’ SXSW. Okay, now I want to die. And this isn’t even it- if there was one suggestion I could make, it’d be to have one comprehensive list of bands. Why do they never do that? I know there are something like 2000+ bands, but it’s so painfully unorganized every year. Maybe that’s their thing. I remember having the BEST time last year and feeling really good about doing it better this year. ’09 were like my training wheels, but now my bike has been confiscated. Anyone out there want to buy me a flight out there? NO? Just checking.
For anyone who is going, I am eternally envious, don’t tell me about it. I don’t want to hear a word. The letters SXSW are going to temporarily be disabled on my keyboard (at least in that consecutive order)
Reasons to love Austin:
Frightened Rabbit, Born Ruffians, SoKo, Dawes, Spoon, Those Darlins, La Strada, Shy Child, The Morning Benders, Juliana Barwick, Warpaint, Fanfarlo, Broken Social Scene, Greg Laswell, Freelance Whales, The Antlers, Real Estate, Justin Townes Earle, Lucero, No Age, Best Coast, Broken Bells.
Generator First Floor- Freelance Whales
Little Garson- Born Ruffians