Is iHop a farm to table restaurant? Many deep questions at “second dinner” late last night.
Steps walked- 22,786
Bands seen- 14
Meerkat viewers- no time for that!
Bikes shared- 8
BBQ eaten? YES! (fancy bbq at Qui!)
It was another fantastic day here in Austin, saw lots of bands, met up with lots and lots of people that we work with (or want to work with.)
Started the day with a movie, Mavis! premiered here at SXSW over the weekend, it’s a beautiful documentary about Mavis Staple and the Staple singers. Great stuff and really lets you see the impact the Staple Singers had on music. Jeff Tweedy from Wilco was prominently featured in the film, he produced Mavis’ last two albums and also produced the Pops Staple album that’s just been released, GO SEE THIS FILM!
The day’s music events kicked off early, ran into Conrad and Sheena at Son Little, managed to get my Fader Fort passes sorted out, hung out with the great people at downtown music caught Shamir at Fader Fort and The Family Crest at Clive Bar. I saw the tail end of Leikli47’s set, is this the year we see intense female hip hop emcees rise up? Seems like there’s good momentum, and I hope some of these artists break out in 2015.
Had dinner with the Audio Machine crew at Qui, (so good!) was great to hang w them and some of my fav music supervisors from trailers, tv and Nike.
Had my first show-gone-wrong with Meatbodies @ the Mohawk, their guitarist broke his guitar during the first song (!!!!!????!!!) and they could not find a replacement guitar and had to cancel the set. Meatbodies was one of my top acts to see at SXSW and I don’t know if they’re playing again. 😒 Things got back on track after that show, had a great time watching Girl Band, The Districts destroyed their set, Ryn Weaver was great at Stubbs, then it was off to Rainey street to see MURS, and eventually The War On Drugs.
So glad I caught the MURS show! Been a fan, never seen him live.
Did I mention how amazing and inspirational this festival is?! So good to see so many people we work with, so exciting to see emerging artists with such passion and established artists leaving it all in the stage.
Smiles for miles y’all.
Leikli47 @ Blackheart on Rainey
Neon Hitch @Icenhauer’s