SXSW: Staggering Home
We thought The Dears and Silent League were even better in person. We sneaked in the backway to see the packed-to-capacity TV On The Radio show, which was phenomenal. And Dizzee Rascal was REALLY awesome! Totally altered-the-nature-of hip hop/garage right in front of us. Oh, there was also a great Aussie set, as well, but we got too drunk to remember any of the band names.
Mostly, we hung with the Touch and Go, File-13, Flame Shovel crowds ...We REALLY liked Atombombpocketknife, especially the too-lovely Allison. Tony the drummer is sooo fucking crazy. We just LOVE him and his life-sized lawn bunny - a big wet kiss to him. (Justin the singer works for Better Propaganda, btw, and is also delectable in every way...)
Better Propaganda's Justin Sinkovich Comments on SXSW:
Dizzee Rascal - was amazing he did three different freestyles without music, and completely pulled it off. He was one of the best hip hop shows i've ever seen - tough to pull off...
The Church - this was really really great. Can you believe it? The songs off the new album were actually my favorite. A first perhaps for a 'classic' band.
TV On The Radio - I saw these folks at one of their first shows, booked after Touch and Go signed them - a sold out show downstairs and it was horrible. I liked the albums, but their show at SXSW completely won me over. I'm a huge fan now.