SXSW 2012 Music: Day 3

Ah, SXSW Music. What a beautiful, chaotic, serendipitous experience. I’ve met many lively souls, seen many old and new friends, and watched some incredible music. And there’s still two days to go!

Yesterday started off with a jaunt at Mohawk to see Japandroids, who still sound amazing and loud. The new stuff is awesome, can’t wait for the album. After that we high-tailed it to Mess With Texas at the Tops Warehouse, which surprisingly I’ve spent a lot of time at. Two Gallants put on an amazing set, then we walked over to Scoot Inn for a rowdy show from Andrew WK. Beer can throwing, incessant moshing and crowd-surfing. Relentless. We regrouped at the apartment, and then I left my out-of-town friends and met up with some credentialed ones for the Turntable.FM Party at Tops, which included amazing sets from Araabmuzik, A-Trak, ?uestlove, and Diplo, with Reggie Watts entertaining in between. Too awesome to describe, that venue is perfect for electronic music.

So today the plan is a stint at Mess With Texas again, and after that, who knows? I might meet someone with cooler plans, you never know. Randomness and excellence abound; SXSW Music constantly reminds me why I moved to Austin.

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