Days 4 & 5 combined and notes on the week.
Steps walked- 36,093 Total miles walked Monday-Sunday 45.8 miles
Bands seen Friday / Saturday- 33 Total # of Bands Tues- Sunday- 67!* a new record!
(*this is SXSW, set times, viewing times will vary)
Meerkat viewers-14 (meh.) Total- Meh.
Social media impressions- very roughly 74K ++ (based on twitter, meerkat and instagram activity, thanks for the RT’s and mentions!)
Bikes shared- 13 Total Bikes shared- around 40
BBQ eaten? Kill me NOW.
Great couple days to wrap up SXSW, the rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of those attending and the music kept on till the wee hours.
Friday / Saturday highlights:
Jimmy Kimmel Live Friday- Willie Nelson and Jimmy sing together and then Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros took the show into the studio audience. Always great to see our friends at Jimmy Kimmel, let’s do something with them real soon, OK?
Run The Jewels- although the audience had shifted from the mid week crowd of hard core SXSW attendees to a more watered down “my first concert” crew, you could not stop the energy of Run The Jewels. Push came to shove at this show, and Killer Mike (who’d been attacked on stage earlier in the week) showed his power to both incite and calm the masses.
Hearing Raekwon show up on stage at the Ghostface Killa show @ Mohawk… was worth listening to from the street, people went CRAY-ZEE!
Ireland’s Girl Band made their mark on Mohawk patio and also the Irish Breakfast playing loud, experimental punk rock for a crowd of zombies at the crack of noon.
Win Butler was exactly what you’d expect, he and his new band all wearing matching T Shirts.
Twin Shadow was a pretty great surprise, when did he get to be a rock star? I didn’t see this coming.
Ceremony was a riot, literally bodies everywhere, was most unexpected energy change in a set I’ve ever seen. Think Morrissey show turns into Metz show, but way more violent, crazier. Made you feel alive.
Ex Cult pretty much came to SXSW to melt faces, amazing, intense, lots of audience participation. One of my personal top 3 acts for the week. #thxrebecca!
Saturday was my “GO BIG” day, most of my meetings and meet ups with labels, publishers, managers and artists had already happened, and this was the day to see 21 bands, (most in the rain) Public Access TV first, then the Oh Sees started the day with a late set (Dwyer overslept) at Mohawk. I did a momentary check on Scott Weiland’s set at Rachel Ray’s party, then to a GREAT show with Big Data at Cedar Courtyard.
Later that night swung in for some experimental music Julianna Barwick and crazy rave pop from Prince Rama, good old floor-tom-pop from Royal Teeth and a put you to sleep set from Purple and Shlohmo mixed in with an AMAZING set from Tory Lanez (#OhCanada!) and then Mike Will Made-it’s final SXSW set feat. Retro Su$hi, Two-9 and Riff Raff ended the week with some ATL bass madness.
Good stuff, still the BEST place to do business and see the future of music, 350 days till SXSW 2016 folks, get your hotels NOW!
Bands seen Friday/Saturday: