SxSW: March 15 2014

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Today was the last day of South by Southwest. So many bands to see, so little time! I also made a quick visit to the Flatstock (band poster) show in the Austin Convention Center. I won’t bore you with a list of everyone we saw, but here are a few highlights…

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The KGSR morning showcase at the W Hotel. I went to see Birds of Tokyo, since I had heard them while standing outside a West Sixth Street restaurant yesterday. I also stayed to listen to American Authors from San Antonio. This isn’t a great photo, but gives you an idea of how many people show up for these concerts at 8 AM on a Saturday morning!

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Q&A session for Take Me to the River, an excellent documentary about the Memphis music scene. SxSW Film Director, Janet Pearson, talked to the director, Martin Shore, and others from the movie.

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An impromptu memorial outside The Mohawk, where two people were killed on Thursday.

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Jeremy Messersmith at Waterloo.

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Jake Bugg at Waterloo. Earlier in the week, Chris Stein, guitarist for Blondie, had mentioned him as an exciting, young (20) artist who is making interesting music.

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Bill was lucky enough to win a ticket to the iTunes Festival with Willie Nelson and Keith Urban, so I headed up to St. David’s Old Sanctuary instead. I greatly enjoyed Johnnyswim, featuring Donna Summer’s daughter, Amanda Sudano, and her husband, Abner Ramirez.

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I finished the day listening to great music by The Wood Brothers, a trio from Nashville.

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