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SXSW Music Friday 3-20

We made it out of the house by Noon, got a quick lunch at the MPress Records party. Then another quick lunch at Canada House before making our way to Brooklyn Vegan SXSW party at Red7.

We did not let the rain stop us. 

rain at the brooklyn vegan sxsw party 2015 

side note, SXSW is not a good time to get together with a bunch of different people. I have my list of bands and places to go, and it just doesn't work well with a large group that has no plan, hasn't RSVP'd or wants to get lunch some place in the opposite direction. We left the house with a plan, and we stuck to it.

single mothers at sxsw brooklyn vegan 2015 

I was sure the Single Mothers were going to break themselves. This was old-school hardcore punk. Singer was already missing front teeth and the bass player was drooling all over himself as they threw themselves around... they had more energy than we did. We all soldiered on.

After Single Mothers, we saw The Pianos Become The Teeth, Mac McCaughan and Swervedriver. 

Mac McCaughan superchunk portastatic 

I have long been a fan of SUPERCHUNK and recently fell in love with Portastatic. The highlight of the show was Mac McCaughan  solo show. However, without drums, and in the rain to a half attentive crowd that was probably there to see swervedriver, Mac had an uphill battle. He was polite and smiled as he told us "THANK YOU FOR COMING, YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!" Then he closed the set with Slack Motherfucker! It made my day.


After some more snacks at TRACE at the W Hotel, We made our way to the Stereogum Exploding in Sound Party at Hole In The Wall. The bands there were REALLY good, but the volume was too loud and distorted. I hate it when you can't understand the vocals. Baked was great, as was the other band that came on after them...

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