Feast of the Damned: SXSW 2012 – Black Breath, Shining, Audrey Horne, Nachtmystium, Trash Talk, Gypsyhawk, Intronaut, The Atlas Moth, Hull, Holy Grail, Early Graves, Pallbearer, The Black Ryder, Speedwolf, and more

Feast of the Damned: SXSW 2012 – Black Breath, Shining, Audrey Horne, Nachtmystium, Trash Talk, Gypsyhawk, Intronaut, The Atlas Moth, Hull, Holy Grail, Early Graves, Pallbearer, The Black Ryder, Speedwolf, and more

My previous two years of SXSW coverage have taken you on my journey show by show…but this year was a little atypical for me. Instead I’m gonna combine it all into one highlight reel. Before I begin, here are a few general thoughts about SXSW 2012: > Every year it seems like things are more […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Naam, eyehategod, Pentagram @ Scoot Inn, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Naam, eyehategod, Pentagram @ Scoot Inn, 3/19/11

My final show at SXSW would end at the same place it began. A perfect circle. I walked over to the Scoot Inn, my calves quivering from traversing West, South, and now East on this day alone. I heard the low murmur of doom as I approached, but I did not feel it. $10 later, […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Front Gate Tickets, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Front Gate Tickets, 3/19/11

Rival Sons know how to harness the power of Twitter. They read my love tweets about their Jackalope set, informed me about another show they were doing in the afternoon, and the next thing I know I’m in a pedicab/chariot on my way to South Congress….my favorite area in Austin. When I arrive at what […]

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 SXSW Day 4: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Rumbler Lounge, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: A Place to Bury Strangers @ Rumbler Lounge, 3/19/11

I had to speed walk back to the main part of Sixth Street once my friends reminded me that APTBS were playing a free show at Rumbler Lounge. By the time I arrived, they were heavy into their tiny set already. I stood at the back at first, but when the usual amount of unprepared […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Chapel Club @ Waterloo Records, 3/19/10

SXSW Day 4: Chapel Club @ Waterloo Records, 3/19/10

Chapel Club were another must see band for me. I’d had one unsuccessful attempt already….a BADGE ONLY show….but this time they were playing their final SXSW set in the parking lot of Waterloo Records for free. I can remember the moment I heard about Chapel Club. I had just arrived at our condo for Sundance, […]

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 SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Jackalope, 3/19/11

SXSW Day 4: Rival Sons @ Jackalope, 3/19/11

I’d been receiving press releases for Rival Sons for a couple months, and was really digging their classic rock ‘n roll sound. I was very excited that they were playing several shows at SXSW, and they were one of the bands I HAD TO see. And after two misfires- one trek to the wrong venue […]

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 SXSW Day 3: The Vacant Lots, The Vandelles @ Hotel Vegas, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: The Vacant Lots, The Vandelles @ Hotel Vegas, 3/18/11

It was a very frustrating evening that had me completely rethinking my no badge/no wristband/no problem policy. I had intended on seeing the Metalliance tour which was making a SXSW stop: St. Vitus, Helmet, Kylesa, and Howl…who I even interviewed that evening. But they were playing at this tiny place called Dirty Dog, which had […]

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 SXSW Day 3: Red Fang, Havok, Kvelertak @ Headhunter’s, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: Red Fang, Havok, Kvelertak @ Headhunter’s, 3/18/11

I’ll be damned if I was going to miss this show….so I made a point to go look at the schedule posted outside the venue to make CERTAIN no one did any little switcheroo this time and saw Kvelertak slotted for 5:15pm. I ran around some more before going back extra early to check out […]

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 SXSW Day 3: The New Regime @ Rusty Spur, 3/18/11

SXSW Day 3: The New Regime @ Rusty Spur, 3/18/11

Day 3. The fatigue showed itself in the following manner: I did my now usual park my car at a garage at 10:30am and work in Starbucks until 12:30p routine. Then I was going to try to catch a bit of Rival Sons, my #3 band I HAD TO SEE before heading over to see […]

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 SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

SXSW Day 2: The Funeral Pyre @ Emo’s, 3/17/11

The day started off with an interview and much glaring at the additional people in green descending upon downtown Austin to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. We made our way over to Emo’s, and as we joined the small line to get into the inside stage, I heard familiar notes wafting through the door. Kvelertak were […]

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 SXSW Day 1: The Click Clack Boom @ Speakeasy, 3/16/11

SXSW Day 1: The Click Clack Boom @ Speakeasy, 3/16/11

I had seen The Click Clack Boom at last year’s SXSW and taken a liking to their lighter than what I’m usually into rock and roll. So when I saw how many shows they would be playing at this year’s fest, I made a point to catch one. It was a rap/rock showcase at the […]

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 SXSW Day 1: Dark Castle, Gay For Johnny Depp @ Scoot Inn, 3/16/11

SXSW Day 1: Dark Castle, Gay For Johnny Depp @ Scoot Inn, 3/16/11

As I parked my car and reached the 6th street masses to begin this year’s SXSW adventure, I felt a pain. Last year, my mom had been an integral part of my SXSW experience. Looking back, I think it was probably when she started feeling off, before she got really sick and we discovered she […]

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SXSW '10: Venomous: Black Cobra, Rwake @ Encore, 11pm, 3/20/10

I took my last stroll down Sixth Street, taking in the spectacle of people around me. I arrived at my final destination, Encore, a bit before 11p. I was supposed to be on the list for tonight’s show, but when I went to check in, they told me that list was actually for the previous […]

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SXSW '10: Not So Minipop @ Aces Lounge, 10pm, 3/20/10

I trotted down 6th street in a cold stupor, quickly sobering up from my Irish coffees. I walked in just in time to see Minipop begin their set. Minipop is from SF, but I came all the way to Austin to see them for the first time. Their psych pop is slightly out of my […]

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SXSW '10: Late Night w/ Goatwhore @ Headhunters, 1:30am, 3/18 (19?)/10

I’m speedwalking down the street, gingerly stepping around the intoxicated mix of musicians, attendees, and industry folks meandering around the street trying to decide if they should end their nights or not. I was not…..I still had one more in me, but since it was 1:20am and the set I had intended on seeing started […]

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