Oh sure, there was the beginning of a Rumble going on last night in Cambridge, but somewhere along the way I found the time to catch two phenomenal post-punk performances around town -- noisy San Francisco trio WEEKEND opened for Wire at the Middle East (next door to TTs Rumble'ing) and a reunited PROTOKOLL threw down in Allston, the second of a two-night stand (and shout!) at Great Scott that saw the once-promising Boston band play their first shows in four years.
The worst kept secret at South By Southwest Interactve was that Dave Grohl was coming to hijack the closing party last night (Tuesday) at Stubb's to promote the new Foo documentary Back and Forth. Going to SXSW to see the Foo Fighters is sort of like going to France and eating at McDonalds. You may not be doing it right.
So, strapped with added brainpower from getting our SXSWi cherry popped, we hit the streets.