Sunday, March 20, 2011

Music Post

Yes, I am back after a blogging drought! Honestly, I don't have much to say other than I'm still cooking, but have totally failed at taking pictures or writing about it. I really love to cook, but the rest seems like a chore. Sorry, all five of you who read this! >.<

But what I can do is show you videos of some acts I saw at SXSW this past week!

I am an idiot and did not bring my camera to the festival, because I figured I wouldn't want to carry it around. So naturally, I regretted that because I would have used it about A MILLION TIMES if I had it.

There were some bigger names playing, but we made a point to go to only free shows that were not big enough to become The-Who-concert-tragedy-esque.

I saw this group, Wild Flag, twice during the festival. I think this video was taken the same day as one, but not either of the shows I attended. From what I understand, these ladies put on EIGHT shows in a weekend. It's funny because when I first heard this singer, she reminded me heavily of the singer from Sleater-Kinney, an older band I liked. She doesn't look very old, so I figured she was influenced by them. Turns out, she actually IS the singer from Sleater-Kinney and now plays with this band, so LAWL at me.

This is Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. I couldn't find the set I saw or a decent live video of the song I liked, so here is just a still frame with the album version.

The highlight of all the shows for me was this group, Fitz and the Tantrums. They were great and had a great stage presence! This is the most popular of their songs - I think they're on their way!


afterthegoldrush said...

Good stuff!

Bluezy said...

I like the burgundy half boots the lead singer in the first video was wearing.


Look into something along the lines of a Nikkon 'Cool-Pix'...slightly smaller than a pack of smokes {and from what I hear, only marginally more expensive these days}, but great ease of use//digital quality pictures.

Tim Chaney said...

That's what kind of camera I need, one without too many bells and whistles. At my age change begins to suck!