Dem Texas boys support their own. I’m pretty sure that every rapper from within 100 miles of this motherfucker was at La Zona Rosa for the Paul Wall and Chamillionaire reunion. I’m still semi-blinded from the light dancing off all the cheap bling.
But first a little back story. Four years ago I was down here with my homeys from UnderGroundHipHop.
Waiting near the bar.
With telephone microphones!
Greg at Buffalo Billiards
Sad news out of Memphis New Orleans today, where the Memphis Commercial Appeal is reporting that Big Star frontman and songwriter Alex Chilton has passed away. He was 59. The Appeal says the cause is believed to be a heart attack. Big Star was scheduled to play South by Southwest this weekend. Extremely sad way to end a beautiful St. Patrick's Day. Videos below.
(Here are found words, pictures and videos from the SXSW adventures of P. Nick Curran and Addison Post)
My introduction to South by Southwest came last night at a co-op loft show near University of Texas’ campus. A girl in a pink tutu sat alone under a streetlamp sipping a forty on a pile of broken beer bottles.
That’s a picture of the random wall that I’m charging my phone at. Amazingly, it’s one of the few power outlets in the city of Austin. If anyone has tips on how to keep these smart phones kicking – coal, wind power, whatever – please drop a line (if you have enough juice).
At Levi’s-Fader Fort
Not sure why I didn't see this sooner...
Maybe I just wasn't looking in the right places - or maybe this was indeed a late announcement - but regardless, today's Brooklyn Vegan line-up at Emo's looks particularly rad, not to mention diverse enough for the whole family (so long as there are no kids in that family).
No doubt it's obnoxious for me to remind you about today's Karmaloop bash at Beauty Bar. I mean - unless you're down with the king or started waiting at the venue first thing this morning - chances are you won't get into this one.
But if you wind up gaining entry this should be quite the inaugural blowout, with some serious Boston representation to boot.