Photo Recap: The Bay Area rocks South by Southwest 2012

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 [...]

SXSW 2012: Inside the Hipster Habitrail

If hipsters were hamsters, they might spend SXSW at Spiderhouse. Once a small cafe on the north side of town, Spiderhouse sported SEVEN stages this year. Hip hamsters arrived at noon and partied until 2am. With twitchy whiskers they could snake through a maze of bands both well-known and completely unheard of. There were water bottles to suck on hanging from the walls and the feed station was dishing up some very decent tacos. Foodie type hamsters could run next door for serious BBQ at Ruby's. The And So... Party on Friday had 44 bands including impressive works by Mikal [...]

By |March 21, 2012|Tags: |

Mixtape & Review: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275)

Mixtape: Highlights from the 2012 South by Southwest Music Festival (Podcast #275) Subscribe to The Bay Bridged Podcast! Tracklisting: 1. Django Django - "Default" 2. Lower Dens - "Brains" 3. La Sera - "Please Be My Third Eye" 4. Ume - "Captive" 5. Coasting - "For Hours" 6. Frankie Rose - "Know Me" 7. Free Energy - "Electric Fever" 8. Bleached - "Searching Through The Past" 9. R. Stevie Moore - "California Rhythm" 10. Caveman - "Thankful" 11. Tycho - "Coastal Brake" 12. Purity Ring - "Belispeak" Last Saturday, on our final evening at South by Southwest 2012, Christian and [...]

SXSW: Ten awesome parties in Austin this week

Some of us are headed down to Austin for South by Southwest this week, but, other than some especially inebriated tweeting, you can expect the same dedicated coverage of Bay Area indie music here all week long. If you are headed down to Texas this week, Do415 has compiled this handy list of Bay Area bands performing in Austin, and we've collected here a list of ten free parties we're quite excited about. Click on each of the flyers for more details about the event. (Also, even though we couldn't find a flyer for the And So... party, the lineup [...]

Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

SXSW Recovery, Relapse, Lust

It's been 48 hours since returning from Austin and I feel about halfway recovered. With free beer flowing from noon daily, one can easily overdo the Shiner Bock. Add to that the 2am jalapeno special at Hoek's Death Metal Pizza, a few orders of Migas from Maria's Taco Xpress, some Salt Lick BBQ . . . let's just say my belly ain't feeling quite right. Attempts to see 14 bands a day makes it hard to sleep what with all the ear ringing. While I often wish the Bay Area could put on a festival 1/100th of this magnitude, I'm [...]

By |March 25, 2011|Tags: |

Check out Mission Mission’s SXSW coverage

Allan over at Mission Mission covered South by Southwest in an astonishing level of detail, and I recommend you head over to his site for a large collection of photos, videos and impressions from last week's shows. For example, he flagged the above video of Off! which is pretty great. As Allan notes, the Keith Morris-led punk supergroup is going to be playing at -- where else? -- 924 Gilman on April 22nd (8pm, $10), with Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Culture Kids, and Zero Progress. Nice.

Scenes from South by Southwest 2011

South by Southwest is half done, with plenty of great sets from Yuck, Cloud Nothings, Toro Y Moi and others already in the books. Expect a more comprehensive rundown of music highlights at some point, but here are a few elements of the Austin experience so far. Going to church and enjoying it Having attended a show in St. David's Historic Sanctuary on Wednesday, and one in the Central Presbyterian Church Iast night, I have at present spent as much time in Austin churches as in bars, although I expect that ratio to change going forward. Do churches make all [...]

San Francisco at SXSW 2011: Showcases and Parties

The Bay Bridged may not be organizing a SXSW showcase this year, but that doesn't mean we can't promote the like-minded events going on in 2011. Some of our Bay Area peers have put together some fantastic events that will take place this week in Austin. Take a listen to our San Francisco at SXSW mixtapes and check out the details below. -- SF Bay Area Throwdown, organized by Wave Array and presented by No Hassle Castle, taking place on Saturday, March 19th, 12:00 pm - 2:00 am at The Trophy Room. The full lineup for the showcase can be [...]

Discuss: Who cares about SXSW?

The Spinto Band offers a not-inaccurate characterization of what South by Southwest can be like (HT: Philebrity) As we mentioned last week, the Bay Bridged gang will be heading down to the annual South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) this week, although we'll have plenty of local music news running while we're gone. While I'm definitely excited to head to Austin, see a ton of bands, and consume a lot of BBQ and beer, I'm once again at a bit of a loss for how we should cover the fest on this web site. South by Southwest is perhaps the [...]

Go to Top