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SXSW Day Four: Austin musical math

The cool thing abut SXSW is sometimes it helps put two and two together and that's the bit of math that happened Friday at Cheer Up Charlie's, a funky indoor/outdoor club on Austin's hip east side. 

After grabbing a cocktail and navigating through the venue, I decided to take a look at one of the band's playing on the outdoor stage on the other side of the venue. It took me a few moments to realize that on stage...


Jimmy Hooligan at SXSW: Day Two

Yo, what up? It’s me again. That guy that “Does what he wants” aka DAWB aka Jimmy Hooligan reporting from Austin, Tex. on SXSW Hip-hop.

This blog is meant to be for Day Two, however Day 2 ended up being day 3, or maybe 4. Either way here is my best attempt to fill you in on the past 48 hours.

Day two starts off with me waking up in the back seat of my vehicle at 7 a.m. from a phone call from something that...


SXSW Day Three: New vibes from familiar faces

South By Southwest Music Festival is part writing assignment and part spring break for me. A chance to scrape together the little bit of extra cash I do have and go chase down some of my favorite bands for a week.

The Reader graciously provides a badge, the priority access placard that gets the holder first dibs on entry to SXSW's nighttime showcases. The rest of the trip is on me, so while I do my best to see...


SXSW Day Two: Day shows and long lines

Day shows are quickly becoming the best place to catch the latest crop of SXSW buzz bands, as well as established, but under-the-radar acts like the Shout Out Louds.

Meanwhile, SXSW itself has doubled-down on the the sort of big event, small room idea that results in long lines of badge holders who will never get in, even if they get to the venue hours in advance. 

That was the case with Iggy and the Stooges...


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