SXSW 2012 Music: Day 4

My feet feel like they’ve been stabbed repeatedly, but it’s all good. Yesterday we kicked off things at Mess With Texas, where we opened the day with the smooth sounds and choreographed dancing from Turquoise Jeep! Keep tha jeep ridin’! Then we rocked out to Cloud Nothings and chilled to Purity Ring. The biggest surprise was Titus Andronicus, who have grown into an incredible live band. The place packed up pretty quickly for Built to Spill; the entire warehouse felt like a sauna, but the band sounded amazing. After grabbing a bite to eat and resting our feet, we split off. I met up with some old friends and ran into others at the Green Label Sound Showcase at Club Deville, featuring Flosstradamus, Star Slinger, and all the Mountain Dew you can drink. So, you know, heaven, basically. My good buddy Rachel and I then meandered to the big ol’ Doritos Vending Machine stage thing, where she got me in with press credentials and together we deliriously watched Chiddy Bang. Then it was on to the sweaty ND for Cloud Nothings one last time, who had all apparently succumbed to the SXSW cocktail of heat, exhaustion, sweat, and copious amounts of alcohol. They were in prime shape for a loud, sweaty punk show. It was excellent.

Today I’m hitting up Hotel Vegas for Brooklyn Vegan’s Hotel Vegan party, where I’ll hopefully catch Cadence Weapon, Lucero, and Diamond Rugs. Tonight? We’ll see how my feet feel.

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