Two Gallants at the Google Live Lot. 03/16/12

I present to you some photos of just a few of the Bay Area bands that played SXSW this year. I'm only one man, so I called on a couple friends to contribute photos as well.

But even still, there was only so wide a net we could cast. For the first time in years, for instance, I somehow managed to not catch a single Thee Oh Sees concert — but have no fear, a Spin photographer captured this amazing moment (seriously, click through, it's worth it).


Gratuitous second shot of Two Gallants, simply for the shot of the Texas State Capitol on the left. 03/16/12


Howlin' Rain at the Danny Rose Presents Official Showcase at Valhalla. 03/15/12 - Photo by Jill Karjian


Emily Jane White at the Antenna Farm/Tender Loving Empire/Self Group Official Showcase at Maggie Mae's Gibson Room. 03/17/1203/17/12 - Photo by Jill Karjian


Foxtails Brigade at the Antenna Farm/Tender Loving Empire/Self Group Official Showcase at Maggie Mae's Gibson Room. 03/17/1203/17/12 - Photo by Jill Karjian


Mwahaha at the South By East By West Spring Bash at The Liberty. 03/14/12 - Photo by Phillip Nguyen


Agent Ribbons at the South By East By West Spring Bash at The Liberty. So what if they live in Austin now, they'll always be Bay Area to me. 03/14/12 - Photo by Phillip Nguyen


Ceremony - Live at Mess With Texas - Photo by Ben Van Houten


Tycho - Live at Red 7 - Photo by Ben Van Houten


Al Lover at the South By East By West Spring Bash at The Liberty. 03/14/12 - Photo by Phillip Nguyen

If you haven't had enough, Spin also has photos of Deerhoof, Girls, and Ceremony.

Also, Mikal Cronin was named one of The Atlantic's "13 Bands to Check Out From South by Southwest".

A hearty "way to represent" to all of these bands. See y'all next year in the ATX.

BONUS: Here's my favorite photo that I took, of Tim Fite at the South By East By West Spring Bash at The Liberty. 03/14/12:

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