Flagpole is in Austin, TX for South By Southwest. Below, check out photos from Tuesday's SXSW Music action:
Photo Credit: Mike White
The cultural behemoth that is South by Southwest is fast approaching, and once again some of Athens' finest, including Flagpole, have teamed up to present the Athens in Austin day party at The Side Bar (602 E. 7th St.) on Saturday, Mar. 19.
Flagpole is at SXSW this week. Below, check out a selection of photos from Saturday.
Flagpole is at SXSW this week. Below, check out a selection of photos from Friday.
Someone got the memo. After several years of ramping things up to occasionally tragic degrees, South By Southwest—at least its music portion—has made good on its promise to reevaluate, streamline and reign itself in. Sure, it’s still a heavily-sponsored event, but this year everything seems more proportionate. Gone is the gigantic Dorito’s vending machine stage. (That space is a parking lot again.) And for all the pre-show press and tooth-gnashing surrounding those burger kings McDonald's having a presence on-site, casual attendees would have no idea. Even the fake Ronald McDonald bleating about conspiracy outside (courtesy of rabblerouser Alex Jones’ Infowars—this is still Austin, after all) didn't do much to attract or divide people.
Flagpole is at SXSW this week. Below, check out a selection of photos from Thursday.
Flagpole is at SXSW this week. Below, check out a selection of photos from Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Parish Underground on Friday night was presenting a showcase from Nashville venueExit/In, made up bands stationed out of that city. Although that city may bring to mind country stars, the bands on the bill proved they could bring the rock just as well.
No Regrets Coyote kicked off the showcase. I caught word that Evan Donohue from Diarrhea Planet was filling in for an absent guitarist, but I couldn't tell. The band played loud and fast for a 30-minute set and seemed to impress the rest of the Diarrhea Planet guys that were hanging out in the crowd and swilling beer. There's a little early-Green Day cheekiness to the band, singing songs about the singer's hair while chugging along to straightforward rhythms held down by punchy bass riffs. It isn't as structured as the veteran punks' work, and the leads provided by Donohue gave it a character that you wouldn't find on the radio.
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