there's one thing I've learned about SXSW in the 40 hours I've been so
far, it's fuck a plan. You can be the most plotting, calculated, anal
retentive person in the world, but when push comes to shove, that game
plan is going out the window. Walking past an open window and hear an interesting? Chances are you're dashing into that spot like an
ADD-riddled six-year-old off his meds.As
was the case last night, when I ventured over to the Dummy XO showcase
only to be underwhelmed thanks to woefully muted acoustics. Shame too,
because I'm sure the show was great, but I couldn't vibe with the
chilled atmosphere after rocking the fuck out with Danny Brown only an hour prior.
on my way to the bathroom, I accidentally stumbled out the back door
and into a yard full of burly tattooed gentlemen. After hesitantly
prodding a couple of them, I was able to deduce that the band
sound-checking was NACHTMYSTIUM. I wouldn't necessarily consider myself a
connoisseur of metal to any degree, but I figured if there was an
opportunity to jack up my adrenaline levels even further, this Metal Sucks showcase would be it.
I highlighted the NH-bred artist in my preview coverage,
and he came through last night, allowing me to seem like I have some
idea what the fuck I'm talking about. His ever-chugging brand of house
served as the ideal cap on a cripplingly long day in Texas. Not saying
much considering what I've seen, but he has been the standout electronic
act of the fest thus far.Planning on catching ASAP ROCKY, PICTUREPLANE, and LIGHT ASYLUM this afternoon, but who really knows where I'll end up.